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Obsessed with Movies — Talking with TCM's Dave Karger

Obsessed with Movies — Talking with TCM's Dave Karger

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Mar 5

Dave Karger has been passionate about movies since he was a kid and pursued a career as an entertainment journalist. More recently he is one of the hosts on Turner Classic Movies. EDGE spoke to Karger about his career.

Lil Nas X Claps Back At Homophobic Comments From Tekashi SixNine With DM Receipts

Lil Nas X Claps Back At Homophobic Comments From Tekashi SixNine With DM Receipts

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brendan Walker | Mar 5

Following homophobic comments made on Instagram about him by rapper Tekashi Six Nine, Lil Nas X responded by exposing DM's between them on TikTok.

Gay Costa Mesa Club Pays Tribute to Dolly Parton With New Mural

Gay Costa Mesa Club Pays Tribute to Dolly Parton With New Mural

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 5

Strut, a gay club in Costa Mesa, Calif., will unveil a new mural paying tribute to country music legend Dolly Parton and frontline medical workers in the pandemic.

Edie Falco To Play Hillary Clinton in Upcoming 'Impeachment: American Crime Story'

Edie Falco To Play Hillary Clinton in Upcoming 'Impeachment: American Crime Story'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 5

Edie Falco has signed on to play Hillary Clinton in "Impeachment: American Crime Story," the third installment of the Ryan Murphy-created series.

'People Are Just Awful': Out Brit Celeb Duncan James Reveals Daughter is Being Trolled Because He's Gay

'People Are Just Awful': Out Brit Celeb Duncan James Reveals Daughter is Being Trolled Because He's Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 5

Duncan James, out ex-boy band member and popular British television personality, told the tabloid The Sun> that his 16-year old daughter Tianie is being victimized on social media because he's gay.

In an Act of Protest, BYU Students Light Mountside Logo In Pride Colors

In an Act of Protest, BYU Students Light Mountside Logo In Pride Colors

NEWS | By Brendan Walker | Mar 5

LGBTQ Brigham Young University students and allies made quite the statement Thursday night, lighting up the college's iconic "Y" logo in rainbow colors in an act of protest.

Watch: 2021's Trans Murder Toll Rises with Death of Jenna Franks in Jacksonville, NC

Watch: 2021's Trans Murder Toll Rises with Death of Jenna Franks in Jacksonville, NC

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 5

The year's death toll for trans women rose again with the discovery of the body of Jenna Franks, 34, in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Watch: Colo. Gov. Jared Polis Proposed to Longtime Partner During a COVID Crisis Moment

Watch: Colo. Gov. Jared Polis Proposed to Longtime Partner During a COVID Crisis Moment

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 5

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis timed his run for that state's gubernatorial post perfectly, becoming the first out gay man to be elected governor. His choice of when to propose was equally... unique.

Accidentally Trashed, Thawed or Expired: Reports of Covid Vaccine Spoilage

Accidentally Trashed, Thawed or Expired: Reports of Covid Vaccine Spoilage

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | Mar 5

As the speed of covid vaccinations picks up, so do the reports of doses going to waste. And it's more than just a handful at the end of the day because of a few appointment cancellations.

How a New Generation of LGBTQ Young Adult Books is Reshaping the Literary Landscape

How a New Generation of LGBTQ Young Adult Books is Reshaping the Literary Landscape

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lauren Emily Whalen | Mar 5

A recent report reveals more than half of last year's top-selling books targeted kids or young adults. For LGBTQ authors and readers, the publishing industry exhibits slow progress in diversifying queer narratives.

News

Biden Appoints Reggie Greer To Senior Advisor On LGBTQ Issues

Biden Appoints Reggie Greer To Senior Advisor On LGBTQ Issues

NEWS | By Brendan Walker | Mar 5

President Biden appointed Reggie Greer, the LGBTQ engagement director for his campaign, as a senior advisor on LGBTQ issues for the current administration on Wednesday.

Business

Out US Rep. Torres to Reintroduce Bill for Data Collection of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Out US Rep. Torres to Reintroduce Bill for Data Collection of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 4

Out U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres of New York said that he would reintroduce a bill requiring data collection about LGBTQ-owned businesses, and called the measure "a natural complement to the Equality Act."

Technology

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcia Dunn | Mar 4

SpaceX's futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air.

Finance

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

FINANCE | By Michelle Black, Contributor and Caroline Lupini, Editor | Mar 3

If President Biden has his way, he will create a public credit reporting agency (CRA) to compete with the three major credit bureaus and maybe one day replace them altogether.

Style

Out Chef April Stamm on the Rise of Vegan Cuisine

Out Chef April Stamm on the Rise of Vegan Cuisine

STYLE | By Merryn Johns | Mar 5

Chef April Stamm helps launch the Vegan Fusion Culinary Academy, a newly opened specialized cooking school in Boulder, Colorado.

Health/Fitness

In California, Caregivers of People With Disabilities Are Being Turned Away at COVID Vaccine Sites

In California, Caregivers of People With Disabilities Are Being Turned Away at COVID Vaccine Sites

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jackie Fortiér | Mar 5

In California, confusion and botched communication has caused some eligible parents and family caregivers of people with disabilities to be turned away at covid vaccination sites.

Travel

Free Flights in Real Life: 3 Award Booking Services Put to the Test

Free Flights in Real Life: 3 Award Booking Services Put to the Test

TRAVEL | By Becky Pokora | Mar 5

With a vaccine roll-out and visions of luxury travel in my head, I contacted three of the best award booking services with three different potential trip requests for late 2021 to see if they really did save me miles and time.

Nightlife

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

NIGHTLIFE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26

Virgil's Sea Room, a queer bar that opened in 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, is permanently closing.