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US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Sep 17

Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Gus Kenworthy Heads to Greece with Mystery Man, Thirst-Traps Reveal

Gus Kenworthy Heads to Greece with Mystery Man, Thirst-Traps Reveal

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17

"Alexa, play 'Summer Lovin'' from the musical Greece!" Gus Kenworthy captioned his Instagram pics from his vacation in Greece.

With Upcoming Queer Musical, Everybody Will Be Talking About Max Harwood

With Upcoming Queer Musical, Everybody Will Be Talking About Max Harwood

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Sep 17

In the upcoming queer musical film "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," newcomer Max Harwood plays a teen from a British working class town who wants to be a drag queen. EDGE spoke to the actor about his film debut, authenticity and his drag past.

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

NEWS | By Michael Tarm | Sep 17

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million

2021 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 3 - Thrills & Spills

2021 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 3 - Thrills & Spills

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | Sep 17

EDGE contributor C.J. Prince checks out a few thrillers at the Toronto International Film Festival, including "Lakewood," starring Naomi Watts.

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

NEWS | By Steve Duffy | Sep 17

When the filmmakers of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" included an interview with Rev. Steve Pieters in the film, they never reached out to him, assuming he was dead. Instead, the long-time AIDS survivor reached out to them.

Sarah Paulson Says She 'Probably' Won't Return to 'American Horror Story'

Sarah Paulson Says She 'Probably' Won't Return to 'American Horror Story'

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17

Is this the last time Sarah Paulson will star in "American Horror Story?"

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17

2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Gay Twitter's 52 Funniest Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 52 Funniest Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 17

It's another round up of the funniest tweets from Gay Twitter. This week, people couldn't hold back tweeting about the VMAs, the Met Gala (especially Lee Pace), Nicki Minaj's vaccine drama, and more!

Don't Miss: Margaret Cho 'On the EDGE' 9/21

Don't Miss: Margaret Cho 'On the EDGE' 9/21

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17

Grammy- and Emmy-nominated Margaret Cho joins EDGE for an intimate and live conversation about her groundbreaking career and current projects, including a North American tour, Netflix series "Good on Paper," and forthcoming book.

News

Watch: Trans Woman of Color D'isaya Monaee Smith Murdered in Illinois

Watch: Trans Woman of Color D'isaya Monaee Smith Murdered in Illinois

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17

Violence has claimed another transgender woman's life, this time in Illinois, with the shooting death of D'isaya Monaee Smith. Her death marks the 36th known trans murder this year.

Technology

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

TECHNOLOGY | By Leanne Italie | Sep 15

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

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 Separates Fact from Fiction about Green Cars

Edmunds Separates Fact from Fiction about Green Cars

CARS | By Mark Takahashi of Edmunds | Sep 11

With all the developments in the auto industry you may think your next car will be electric. The experts at Edmunds examin some of the most prevalent EV myths.

Health/Fitness

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

HEALTH/FITNESS | Sep 16

The U.S. is doubling the fine for people who break the rule requiring masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transit to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Travel

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

TRAVEL | By Jill Lawless | Sep 17

The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective.