Gay Austin: The Latest

At-Home Rape Kits Now Off the Market

At-Home Rape Kits Now Off the Market

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Victoria Knight | Sep 19
Two companies who were advertising at-home sexual assault evidence collection kits appear to have halted selling and marketing the products after widespread objections and two state attorneys general threatened the companies with legal action.

Transgender Man Can Sue Hospital Over Denied Hysterectomy

Transgender Man Can Sue Hospital Over Denied Hysterectomy

A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Women Occupy Most Same-Sex Households, Except in Cities

Women Occupy Most Same-Sex Households, Except in Cities

NEWS | Sep 19
Female couples make up more than half of all same-sex households in the United States, but male couples dominate in cities with large gay populations.

Police Investigate After Transgender Woman's Body Found

Police Investigate After Transgender Woman's Body Found

NEWS | Sep 19
Police in North Carolina have launched a homicide investigation after the body of a transgender woman was found in the debris of a house fire.

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

NEWS | Sep 19
Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to uphold an injunction that bars the Trump administration from continuing with discharge proceedings against them.

Congresswoman: Activist Suspected in Overdoses Roamed Free

Congresswoman: Activist Suspected in Overdoses Roamed Free

NEWS | By Christopher Weber | Sep 19
A black Congress member said it "incomprehensible" that after the overdose deaths of two African American men at the apartment of L.A. area gay activist Edward Buck, a third man nearly died there before authorities arrested Buck.

No Britney Spears, No Decisions Made at Closed Court Hearing

No Britney Spears, No Decisions Made at Closed Court Hearing

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Sep 19
A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star.

'Deeply Sorry' Trudeau Begs Forgiveness for Brownface Photo

'Deeply Sorry' Trudeau Begs Forgiveness for Brownface Photo

NEWS | By Rob Gillies | Sep 19
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign moved to contain a growing scandal, following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him.

AP Source: Joe Kennedy to Challenge Sen. Markey in Primary

AP Source: Joe Kennedy to Challenge Sen. Markey in Primary

NEWS | By Steve LeBlanc | Sep 19
Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020.

A Dubious Product: A Rape Kit For Home Use

A Dubious Product: A Rape Kit For Home Use

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Victoria Knight | Sep 19
Alongside other "essential" household supplies for sale on Amazon, there's now a product offered that might give consumers pause: an at-home rape kit.


News

'Bachelor in Paradise' Sees Franchise's First Same-Sex Couple Engaged

'Bachelor in Paradise' Sees Franchise's First Same-Sex Couple Engaged

PRIDE | By Sam Cronin | Sep 18
Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty have made "Bachelor" franchise history for the second time, becoming the first same-sex couple on any of the hugely-viewed shows to get engaged.


Entertainment

Kristin Chenoweth on her New Album — It's One 'For the Girls'

Kristin Chenoweth on her New Album — It's One 'For the Girls'

MUSIC | By Steve Duffy | Sep 18
Kristin Chenoweth is heading back to Broadway in November for a one-week engagement to celebrate her newest album, "For the Girls." EDGE spoke to the Tony-winning Broadway star about how the new album came about.


Business

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

Appeals Court Asked to Halt Discharge of Airmen with HIV

LEGAL | By Denise Lavoie | Sep 19
Lawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to uphold an injunction that bars the Trump administration from continuing with discharge proceedings against them.


Technology

Facebook Auto-Generating Pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

Facebook Auto-Generating Pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

PERSONAL TECH | By Desmond Butler and Barbara Ortutay | Sep 18
A whistleblower's complaint shows that Facebook has inadvertently provided two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment tool by producing dozens of pages in their names.


Cars

Volkswagen to Pay Up to $87 Million in Australia for Scandal

Volkswagen to Pay Up to $87 Million in Australia for Scandal

AUTO NEWS | By Rod McGuirk | Sep 17
Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and a lawyer said Monday.


Health/Fitness

The Smiles For Everyone Foundation Announces New Implant Program

The Smiles For Everyone Foundation Announces New Implant Program

HEALTH | Sep 18
The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is launching a new program called Implanting Inspiration which will provide free dental implants for low income, underinsured individuals across the nation.


Nightlife

 Review :: Babymetal with Avatar at the House of Blues, 9-11-19

Review :: Babymetal with Avatar at the House of Blues, 9-11-19

MUSIC | By Sam Cronin | Sep 16
The House of Blues may seem like too small a venue to have a wall of death to open up, but when the crowd respects a band as much as Wednesday's crowd did Babymetal, anything is possible. Read our EDGE review of the show, accompanied by Avatar, here.