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All Cleansers Are Not Created Equal: Scoring a Win with Defense Soap

All Cleansers Are Not Created Equal: Scoring a Win with Defense Soap

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 3

All soaps are not created equal. Whether you're engaging in contact sports, using gym equipment or simply on the go, your skin is constantly on the defense against bacteria.

Ding! Ding! San Francisco's Cable Cars Are Running Again

Ding! Ding! San Francisco's Cable Cars Are Running Again

TRAVEL | By Olga R. Rodgriguez | Aug 3

San Francisco's iconic cable cars were chiming their bells and rolling again on the city's hills Monday after being sidelined for 16 months by the pandemic.

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3

Creating a rainbow oasis of diversity and inclusion was, for decades, the role of the gay and lesbian bar. But what about those in recovery, or who just aren't attracted to the bar scene? Alternatives do exist.

Graham 1st Vaccinated Senator to Test Positive for COVID-19

Graham 1st Vaccinated Senator to Test Positive for COVID-19

NEWS | By Meg Kinnard | Aug 3

Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is "very glad" he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be "far worse."

Troye Sivan Tweets he's the 'Demon Twink' that Disrupted NYC Boat Cruise

Troye Sivan Tweets he's the 'Demon Twink' that Disrupted NYC Boat Cruise

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 3

A "demon twink" wreaked havoc on a New York City boat cruise event on Friday. And Troye Sivan jokingly says it was him.

Hubbard Shy about Making History as a Transgender Olympian

Hubbard Shy about Making History as a Transgender Olympian

NEWS | By Anne M. Peterson | Aug 3

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was never seeking the attention that inevitably came with becoming the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Olympics.

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

ENTERTAINMENT | By Urooba Jamal | Aug 3

Despite the social distancing of the past 18 months, the use of dating apps in general has surged as people sought connections amid their isolation and dating apps are responding by rolling out new features.

Jussie Smollett Lawyers Get More Time to Prepare Arguments

Jussie Smollett Lawyers Get More Time to Prepare Arguments

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 3

A judge on Monday granted lawyers for Jussie Smollett more time to prepare arguments on several issues, including whether they can introduce a key witness's previous conviction for battery.

Kristine Stolakis on Her Netflix 'Ex-Gay' Doc 'Pray Away'

Kristine Stolakis on Her Netflix 'Ex-Gay' Doc 'Pray Away'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3

Kristine Stolakis gives EDGE the details on her debut feature documentary "Pray Away," a chronicle of leaders in the "ex-gay" movement who now speak out against "conversion therapy."

Filipino-American TV Personality Mond Gutierrez Come Out as Gay

Filipino-American TV Personality Mond Gutierrez Come Out as Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 2

American-born Filipino TV host, columnist, entrepreneur and occasional actor Raymond Gutierrez has come out as gay in the August 2021 cover story for Mega Entertainment magazine.

News

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — a Month Late, Amid Surge

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — a Month Late, Amid Surge

NEWS | By Mike Catalani | Aug 2

Despite finally reaching a 70% goal, cities and states have moved to reinstate precautions to counter a crisis blamed on the fast-spreading variant and stubborn resistance to getting the vaccine.

Entertainment

Review: Lean, Mean Exploitation Film 'Siege' Gets Terrific New Blu-ray from Severin Films

Review: Lean, Mean Exploitation Film 'Siege' Gets Terrific New Blu-ray from Severin Films

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sam Cohen | Aug 3

Of all the exploitation films to come out of Canada, the 1983 thriller "Siege" may be one of the most underrated. Severin Films gives this nasty, mean film a terrific new presentation.

Business

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

BUSINESS | By Michael Casey and Ben Finley | Aug 1

There is a growing national movement — bolstered by tens of billions of dollars in federal rental assistance — to find ways to keep millions of at-risk tenants hurt by the coronavirus pandemic in their homes.

Technology

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

TECHNOLOGY | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 31

Privacy watchdogs — the human kind — warn that police are secretly rushing to buy the robots without setting safeguards against aggressive, invasive or dehumanizing uses.

Finance

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

FINANCE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 31

The tattered myth that gays are generally better off than their heterosexual peers took another hit with a new study that reconfirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men do.

Cars

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

CARS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | Jul 31

Several companies sell vehicle history reports, promising to reveal the past of any given vehicle. In this article, we'll take a look at the two largest vehicle history report providers.

Style

Tempting Tastes Around the US Celebrate Peru's Bicentennial

Tempting Tastes Around the US Celebrate Peru's Bicentennial

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Aug 2

Though a visit to South America's northwest coast may be a bit out of reach these days, there are exceptional places stateside to celebrate Peru's independence, along with nearby LGBTQ hot spots.

Health/Fitness

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Schneider | Aug 2

A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available.

Travel

Air Travel Hits Another Pandemic High, Flight Delays Grow

Air Travel Hits Another Pandemic High, Flight Delays Grow

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Aug 2

Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds.

Nightlife

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 2

Lollapalooza returned to Chicago in Grant Park to celebrate 30 years as a music festival. LGBTQIA+ representation was not only in the crowd, but the performers as well.