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Watch: Meghan McCain Slams Kathy Griffin as 'Homophobic' Amid Cancer Diagnosis

Watch: Meghan McCain Slams Kathy Griffin as 'Homophobic' Amid Cancer Diagnosis

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 4

When The View chose to discuss Kathy Griffin's lung cancer diagnosis and surgery earlier this week, it wasn't all get-well wishing on the panel's part. Soon-to-depart regular Meghan McCain chose to slam the comedian.

'The White Lotus' Pushes Envelope with Hilarious Rimming Scene

'The White Lotus' Pushes Envelope with Hilarious Rimming Scene

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 4

This past weekend's episode of "The White Lotus" featured two male characters in the midst of a sex act usually not featured on television.

News Anchor Comes Out, Reveals Engagement to Fox Meteorologist

News Anchor Comes Out, Reveals Engagement to Fox Meteorologist

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4

Steven Romo is a news anchor for a Texas ABC affiliate, and his fiancé, Steven Morgan, is a weatherman for Fox. When Romo announced their engagement, he also came out as gay.

'Drag Race' Star Stacy Layne Matthews Facing Eviction, Sends Out Social Media Plea

'Drag Race' Star Stacy Layne Matthews Facing Eviction, Sends Out Social Media Plea

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4

In revealing she is about to lose her apartment, "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 2 star Stacy Layne Matthews has taken to social media with an SOS asking fans for help.

Watch: Married Same-Sex Couple Say Burger King Workers Harassed, Threatened Them

Watch: Married Same-Sex Couple Say Burger King Workers Harassed, Threatened Them

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4

A married couple claims they were harassed with anti-gay slurs and threatened by Burger King employees in Salida, California. They've since reported the incident to the police.

'Unprovoked' Gang of Men Beat, Rob Gay Couple in Edinburgh

'Unprovoked' Gang of Men Beat, Rob Gay Couple in Edinburgh

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4

A gay couple in Edinburgh, Scotland, was beaten and robbed in a sudden attack perpetrated by four men. Witnesses also claim anti-LGBTQ slurs were hurled during the assault.

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

TRAVEL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Aug 4

A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.

Smells Like Summer: Our Favorite New Scents of the Season

Smells Like Summer: Our Favorite New Scents of the Season

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | Aug 4

New summer scents have arrived just in time for your next snuggle session. Remember, a little goes a long way. Here are EDGE's top picks for the best summer fragrances of 2021.

NY Report Details CNN's Chris Cuomo's Role Advising Brother

NY Report Details CNN's Chris Cuomo's Role Advising Brother

NEWS | By David Bauder | Aug 4

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo appeared to offer advice on a statement by his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, addressing allegations of sexual harassment, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

Udo Kier on His 50-Year Career and 'Swan Song'

Udo Kier on His 50-Year Career and 'Swan Song'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brian Bromberger | Aug 4

At age 76, gay German actor Udo Kier is having the time of his life; he's just played the role of a lifetime. Kier stars in Todd Stephens' acclaimed new film "Swan Song" as gay retired hairdresser.

News

Atlanta Mayor: 'Monster' who Killed LGBTQ Parkgoer Must be Caught

Atlanta Mayor: 'Monster' who Killed LGBTQ Parkgoer Must be Caught

NEWS | By Jeff Martin | Aug 4

The "monster" who stabbed a woman to death and also killed her dog as they walked in a popular Atlanta park must be taken off the streets, but rumors are not helping police to solve the case, the city's mayor said Tuesday.

Entertainment

Literary Loss: Anthony Veasna So's 'Afterparties: Stories'

Literary Loss: Anthony Veasna So's 'Afterparties: Stories'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brian Bromberger | Aug 4

Published after his death, Anthony Veasna So's story collection includes characters haunted by memories of genocide, especially the older parents, aunties, and uncles who experienced trauma before escaping Cambodia.

Business

Spirit Cancels Half Its Flights; American Also Struggling

Spirit Cancels Half Its Flights; American Also Struggling

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Aug 3

Spirit Airlines canceled nearly half its schedule for Tuesday, the third straight day of extremely high cancellation numbers at the budget airline.

Technology

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

TECHNOLOGY | 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.

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

Henry Ford Museum's New Exhibit Celebrates Motorsports

Henry Ford Museum's New Exhibit Celebrates Motorsports

CARS | By Jenna Fryer | Aug 4

The national landmark museum, founded in 1929 by the creator of the Model T and father of Ford Motor Co., houses some of the most historic items in U.S. history.

Style

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

STYLE | 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.

Health/Fitness

DeSantis Won't Move on Masks as Florida COVID Wards Swell

DeSantis Won't Move on Masks as Florida COVID Wards Swell

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon, Kelli Kennedy | Aug 3

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that's shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions.

Travel

1st Cruise Ship Docks in Puerto Rico Since Pandemic Began

1st Cruise Ship Docks in Puerto Rico Since Pandemic Began

TRAVEL | By Danica Coto | Aug 3

The Carnival Mardi Gras docked Tuesday in Puerto Rico — the first time a cruise ship has visited the U.S. territory since the pandemic began.

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.