LGBTQ News and More

Beloved 'Sex and the City' Actor Willie Garson Dies at 57

Beloved 'Sex and the City' Actor Willie Garson Dies at 57

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Jablon | Sep 21

Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw's friend on TV's "Sex and the City" and its movie sequels, has died, his son announced Tuesday. He was 57.

Queer Newcomers: The Most Promising LGBTQ Actors in Film/TV 2021

Queer Newcomers: The Most Promising LGBTQ Actors in Film/TV 2021

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Sep 21

So much queer talent. And, finally, so many queer roles! Here are some publicly out actors who represent some of the most exciting new talent in film and television.

Cabaret Great Marieann Meringolo Salutes the Great Ladies in Song

Cabaret Great Marieann Meringolo Salutes the Great Ladies in Song

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Amodeo | Sep 21

Marieann Meringolo has been compared to Barbra Streisand & Nancy LaMott; now the award-winning singer presents a show that honors the singers she loves. EDGE spoke to the singer about the show and career.

Watch: Meet Benjamin, the Hunky Model Featured in Gender-Bending Photo Book

Watch: Meet Benjamin, the Hunky Model Featured in Gender-Bending Photo Book

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 21

A new book and photo exhibit spotlights the copasetic relationship between photographer Marc Martin and Benjamin, his unique model.

An Insider's Look at Virgin Voyages' Inaugural Cruise Ship Scarlet Lady

An Insider's Look at Virgin Voyages' Inaugural Cruise Ship Scarlet Lady

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 21

Marketed as "Virgin Voyages — No Kids, No Kidding," the adult-only (18+) ship, in many ways, departs from traditional ship design. EDGE sent our travel editor for a firsthand look.

Leslie Jordan Shares Photo Proving He Was a Zaddy

Leslie Jordan Shares Photo Proving He Was a Zaddy

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 21

Gay icon Leslie Jordan, famous for his feisty southern charm, set an unexpected thirst trap by posting a vintage shirtless photo of himself on Instagram.

4 Hip LGBTQ+-Friendly Boutique Hotels Across the US

4 Hip LGBTQ+-Friendly Boutique Hotels Across the US

TRAVEL | Sep 21

This fall, Hotels Above Par and EDGE Media Network team up to present a monthly series of expert-curated guides to the world's best LGBTQ+-friendly boutique hotels and destinations. Today, we start with the U.S.

Celebrity 'Gay-Baiting' Gets Hilariously Skewered on 'The Other Two'

Celebrity 'Gay-Baiting' Gets Hilariously Skewered on 'The Other Two'

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 21

On the latest episode of "The Other Two," Cary goes on a date with an up-and-coming Hollywood actor, who may just be gay-baiting him for media attention.

Anti-Gay Boxer Manny Pacquiao Announces Bid for Philippines Presidency

Anti-Gay Boxer Manny Pacquiao Announces Bid for Philippines Presidency

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 21

Boxer Manny Pacquiao — who once condemned LGBTQ+ people in committed relationships as being "worse than animals" — has announced he will run for president of the Philippines.

Gabby Petito Story Boosted by Social Media, True-Crime Craze

Gabby Petito Story Boosted by Social Media, True-Crime Craze

NEWS | By Adriana Gomez Licon and Lindsay Whitehurst | Sep 21

The disappearance and almost-certain death of Gabby Petito and the police hunt for her boyfriend have generated a whirlwind online, with a several armchair detectives and others sharing tips and theories by via TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

News

'Soul-Crushing': US COVID Deaths are Topping 1,900 a Day

'Soul-Crushing': US COVID Deaths are Topping 1,900 a Day

NEWS | By Heather Hollingsworth | Sep 22

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.

Business

US Sues to Stop Deal Between American Airlines and JetBlue

US Sues to Stop Deal Between American Airlines and JetBlue

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Sep 22

The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares.

Finance

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

FINANCE | By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Sep 12

When the nonessentials threaten to put your finances in jeopardy, it's important to keep your financial goals on track. Here are five strategies to help you navigate impulse spending.

Cars

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

CARS | By Cameron Rogers, Edmunds | Sep 18

Which one of these hot hatches is the better buy? Edmunds' experts put the two speedy compacts head-to-head to determine a winner.

Style

Binary-Busting Designs Well-Represented at Emmys, Met Gala and NY Fashion Week

Binary-Busting Designs Well-Represented at Emmys, Met Gala and NY Fashion Week

STYLE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 21

This year's edition of New York Fashion Week brought a broader, freer sense of style to the catwalk, with a healthy representation from brands that seek to shed staid gender constraints.

Health/Fitness

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Matthew Perrone | Sep 22

President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country.

Travel

America's New COVID-19 Rules for International Travel

America's New COVID-19 Rules for International Travel

TRAVEL | By Zeke Miller, David Koenig | Sep 21

The across-the-board rules, which will take effect in November, will replace a hodgepodge of confusing restrictions. Here's what to expect.