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Jonny McGovern Seeks First GoGo Superstar on Reality Competition

Jonny McGovern Seeks First GoGo Superstar on Reality Competition

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | May 18

For his latest project, queer influencer Jonny McGovern turns to a staple of LGBTQ culture — the GoGo boy — and goes all "Drag Race" with them.

US Case of Monkeypox Reported in Massachusetts Man

US Case of Monkeypox Reported in Massachusetts Man

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | May 18

Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.

Watch: 'Queer as Folk,' Uncensored 'Bros' Trailers Arrive

Watch: 'Queer as Folk,' Uncensored 'Bros' Trailers Arrive

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 18

The trailers for Peacock's "Queer as Folk" reimagining and Billy Eichner's upcoming rom-com "Bros." The latter is set to hit theaters 9/30, but its trailer is already making a steamy debut. "Queer as Folk" is set for a June premiere on TV.

Taylor Swift Gets Honorary Degree from New York University

Taylor Swift Gets Honorary Degree from New York University

ENTERTAINMENT | By Nardos | May 18

Taylor Swift has Grammys galore and now she has a new title — "doctor."

Gay Student Says School Stopping Run for Student Leadership

Gay Student Says School Stopping Run for Student Leadership

NEWS | May 18

A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now stopping him from running for senior class president.

2022 Cannes Film Festival Diary 1: World War Z

2022 Cannes Film Festival Diary 1: World War Z

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | May 18

EDGE contributor C.J. Prince spills on the first few days of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, including the opening film "Final Cut" from "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius.

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | May 18

The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend.

Watch: Out Singer Lance Bass Slammed for Parodying Amber Heard's Abuse Testimony in TikTok Trend

Watch: Out Singer Lance Bass Slammed for Parodying Amber Heard's Abuse Testimony in TikTok Trend

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 18

Out singer Lance Bass is getting heat for a video in which he makes fun of testimony Amber Heard gave that Johnny Depp had abused her.

My Chemical Romance Selling Merch with Gay Porn Star's Butt and Iconic Tattoo

My Chemical Romance Selling Merch with Gay Porn Star's Butt and Iconic Tattoo

ENTERTAINMENT | May 18

Fans of My Chemical Romance can now buy a T-shirt featuring a former gay porn star's butt and his iconic tattoo when they see the group on tour.

Report: Poppers Now Popular on the Straight Party Scene

Report: Poppers Now Popular on the Straight Party Scene

NIGHTLIFE | May 18

According to The New York Times, poppers — long used by gay men — are growing increasingly popular in the straight party scene.

News

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

NEWS | By Barry Hatton and Maria Cheng | May 18

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa.

Technology

Dusty Demise for NASA Mars Lander in July; Power Dwindling

Dusty Demise for NASA Mars Lander in July; Power Dwindling

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcia Dunn | May 18

The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft's seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out.

Cars

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

CARS | May 18

Russia will take control of French car manufacturer Renault's operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era auto brand, officials said Monday.

Health/Fitness

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

HEALTH/FITNESS | May 16

British health authorities say they identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

Travel

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

TRAVEL | By Zeke Miller, Andrea Rodriguez, and Aamer Madhani | May 17

The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances.