Gay Nashville: The Latest

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

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

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | 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

NEWS | 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.

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."

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

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."

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

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

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.

Filipino-American TV Personality Mond Gutierrez Come Out as Gay

Filipino-American TV Personality Mond Gutierrez Come Out as Gay

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

NATIONAL | 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

MOVIES | 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

FAMILY | 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?

PERSONAL TECH | 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

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
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

AUTO NEWS | 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

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

CRIME | Jul 31
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi was arrested and booked for felony criminal threats. The arrest came as a result of a homophobic rant that Khadavi made in a posh LA condo lobby on July 7.


Health/Fitness

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

LOCAL | 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

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

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

NATIONAL | By Naveen Kumar | Jul 30
The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.