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Biden May Have Won Election Due to LGBTQ Voters, New Report Says

Biden May Have Won Election Due to LGBTQ Voters, New Report Says

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4, 2020

A new report published by the Washington Post suggests that President-elect Joe Biden may have won the 2020 election because of higher LGBTQ voter turnout.

Election Heartthrob Steve Kornacki Joins Football Night in America

Election Heartthrob Steve Kornacki Joins Football Night in America

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4, 2020

The 2020 MSNBC election correspondent and popular crush Steve Kornacki will join Football Night in America, starting this Sunday.

House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

NATIONAL | By Matthew Daly | Dec 4, 2020

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize & tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use & taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement.

Pelosi Optimistic, Says Momentum Growing for COVID-19 Relief

Pelosi Optimistic, Says Momentum Growing for COVID-19 Relief

NATIONAL | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 4, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday.

White House Takes Credit for Bush-Era World AIDS Day Commemoration

White House Takes Credit for Bush-Era World AIDS Day Commemoration

AIDS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4, 2020

The White House has shamelessly taken credit for honoring World AIDS Day "in a way that no president has before," according to Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Former Reds Sportscaster 'Embarrassed' by On-Air Homophobic Slur

Former Reds Sportscaster 'Embarrassed' by On-Air Homophobic Slur

SPORTS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4, 2020

Sportscaster Thom Brennaman is "embarrassed" at having used a gay slur on-air during an August 19 game between Cincinnati and Kansas City.

Krysten Sinema in Purple Wig Steals Show at Senate Swearing-In

Krysten Sinema in Purple Wig Steals Show at Senate Swearing-In

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4, 2020

Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), resplendent in a purple wig and zebra striped shawl, stole the show at the swearing-in of new Democratic colleague Sen. Mark Kelly on Wednesday.

Suspect in Arson of Gay Bar's Pride Flag Sentenced to Time Served

Suspect in Arson of Gay Bar's Pride Flag Sentenced to Time Served

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4, 2020

The suspect in a 2019 arson case involving a Pride flag belonging to a Des Moines gay bar has been set free.

Watch: High-Profile Anti-LGBTQ NYC Priest Accused of Sexual Assault, Gay Porn Viewing

Watch: High-Profile Anti-LGBTQ NYC Priest Accused of Sexual Assault, Gay Porn Viewing

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4, 2020

A 22-year-old security guard says she was sexually assaulted by a high-profile Manhattan priest who has espoused anti-LGBTQ views - and she says the assault occurred after he viewed gay porn.

House Dems Pick Moderate, Out New Yorker to Lead Campaign Arm

House Dems Pick Moderate, Out New Yorker to Lead Campaign Arm

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Dec 4, 2020

House Democrats elected centrist Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign arm into the 2022 elections, picking a lawmaker who wins in a closely divided district as they dissect why they unexpectedly lost seats in November's voting.

World Rugby's Ban on Trans Players Has Nothing to Do With 'Fairness'

World Rugby's Ban on Trans Players Has Nothing to Do With 'Fairness'

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 4, 2020

The decision by World Rugby to ban trans players from participating in women's events is another setback for transgender athletes.

Volunteer Bitten by Tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

Volunteer Bitten by Tiger at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue

NATIONAL | By Curt Anderson and Freida Frisaro | Dec 4, 2020

A female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida, which was made famous by the Netflix series "Tiger King," officials said.

Cheers! Or Not: 'Scandalous' 1st Christmas Card Up for Sale

Cheers! Or Not: 'Scandalous' 1st Christmas Card Up for Sale

NATIONAL | Dec 4, 2020

The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale — a merry Victorian-era scene that scandalized some who denounced it as humbug when it first appeared in 1843.

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

WORKPLACE | By Fred Mogul, WNYC | Dec 4, 2020

Many front-line workers are nervous about hospital preparedness, and many observers are less bullish about the effectiveness of the coronavirus testing and tracing infrastructure.

California Monolith Pops Up After Finds in Utah, Romania

California Monolith Pops Up After Finds in Utah, Romania

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 4, 2020

Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time from the pinnacle of a trail in California.

Biden Adjusting Agenda to Reflect Narrow Divide in Congress

Biden Adjusting Agenda to Reflect Narrow Divide in Congress

POLITICS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Dec 4, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden is adjusting the scope of his agenda to meet the challenges of governing with a narrowly divided Congress and the complications of legislating during a raging pandemic.

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

CRIME | By Caleb Jones | Dec 4, 2020

A couple were arrested at a Hawaii airport after traveling from the U.S. mainland despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19, authorities said.Kauai Police Department via AP

Trump Loves to Win but Keeps Losing Election Lawsuits

Trump Loves to Win but Keeps Losing Election Lawsuits

POLITICS | By Alanna Durkin Richer | Dec 4, 2020

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.

States Plan for Vaccine as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

States Plan for Vaccine as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100

NATIONAL | By Sam Metz, Ryan J. Foley | Dec 4, 2020

States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month.

Will Colombia be 2021's Most Popular LGBTQ Travel Destination?

Will Colombia be 2021's Most Popular LGBTQ Travel Destination?

INTERNATIONAL | By Matthew Wexler | Dec 3, 2020

Colombia has been gaining traction as the next hot spot for queer travelers. EDGE chatted with Out in Colombia's Sam Castañeda Holdren about why it's so appealing for the LGBTQ community.

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