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Before He Was Prince Charles, Josh O'Connor Went Full-frontal in Acclaimed LGBTQ Drama

Before He Was Prince Charles, Josh O'Connor Went Full-frontal in Acclaimed LGBTQ Drama

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 27

Josh O'Connor is now an international star for playing Prince Charles on "The Crown." Previously he starred in the acclaimed British indie LGBTQ drama "God's Own Country," where he went full-frontal, something you likely won't see on the Netflix series.

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

NEWS | By Gillian Flaccus | Nov 27

The real Christmas tree industry, which has been battling increased interest in artificial trees, is glad to see that more Americans appear to be flocking to fresh-cut evergreens this season, seeking a bright spot amid the virus's worsening toll.

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

With No Federal Protection, 39 States Still Allow 'Gay Panic' Defense

NEWS | Nov 27

The "gay panic" defense is still legal in more than two-thirds of states, with no federal protection.

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

NEWS | By Edna Tarigan | Nov 27

Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case.

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

NEWS | By Scott Smith | Nov 27

Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated.

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 27

A moving letter from a young boy named Will asked Santa if God still loves him even though he's gay. The letter is pulling heartstrings all across the internet.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Nov 27

As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

NEWS | Nov 27

A member of a NJ school board resigned on Tuesday after mistakenly zooming her toilet visit during a meeting. Last year she made headlines due to her anti-LGBTQ views on education.

In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

NEWS | By John Leicester | Nov 27

The emotional toll wrought by the pandemic is jumping off pages in the deluge of "Dear Santa" letters now pouring into a post office in southwest France that sorts and responds to his mail from around the world.

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

NEWS | Nov 27

Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.

Business

From College Buddies to CBD Entrepreneurs: Batch by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

From College Buddies to CBD Entrepreneurs: Batch by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 27

Three life-long friends are reinvigorating Wisconsin's historic hemp industry with a vertically integrated company producing some of the industry's best CBD products.

Finance

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

FINANCE | By John Schmidt | Nov 25

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Cars

GM to Recall 7M Vehicles Globally to Replace Takata Air Bags

GM to Recall 7M Vehicles Globally to Replace Takata Air Bags

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 27

General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Style

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Nov 26

EDGE canvassed various industries to curate our favorite picks of the season. Some are splurge-worthy; others are affordable giveaways that won't break the bank. Above all, conscious giving remains one of the most prominent themes of 2020.

Health/Fitness

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Markian Hawryluk, Rae Ellen | Nov 27

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nurses can make more than $6,200 a week. A recent posting for a job in Fargo, North Dakota, offered more than $8,000 a week. Some can get as much as $10,000.

Travel

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

TRAVEL | By John Marshall | Nov 25

The small town has made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.

Nightlife

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

NIGHTLIFE | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 24

One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?