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Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 18

Palm strikes and ax kicks aren't necessary for these nine LGBTQ+ Asian Americans, whose real-life presence offers representation and inspiration for the next generation of queer youth.

To Tuck or Not to Tuck? New Inclusive Swimwear Collection Revealed at NY Fashion Week

To Tuck or Not to Tuck? New Inclusive Swimwear Collection Revealed at NY Fashion Week

STYLE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18

Chromat revealed an inclusive line of swimsuits at NY Fashion week "for girls who don't tuck, trans femmes, non-binary people, women, men and everyone embracing Collective Opulence Celebrating Kindred."

Parkland Shooting Survivor, Gun Activist Cameron Kasky Comes Out in Social Media Posts

Parkland Shooting Survivor, Gun Activist Cameron Kasky Comes Out in Social Media Posts

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18

Kasky came out in Sept. 13 social media posts on Instagram and Twitter that stated: "Hi, got a second? How about a minute? Alright great, I'm queer."

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 18

Last summer, Matthew Paul Turner, a New York Times best-selling Christian children's book author, announced he was gay and ending his 15-year marriage.

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18

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.

Watch: Mj Rodriguez Talks to GLAAD about her Historic Emmy Nomination

Watch: Mj Rodriguez Talks to GLAAD about her Historic Emmy Nomination

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 18

With the 73rd Emmy Awards coming up on September 19, GLAAD's Head of Talent, Anthony Allen Ramos, chatted with with Mj Rodriguez, who is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Blanca in "Pose." 

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

News

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

NEWS | Sep 18

San Francisco's mayor was spotted dancing and singing without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.

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.

Style

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

STYLE | By Scott Sonner | Sep 18

The material that can withstand intensive heat for short periods resembles tin foil from the kitchen drawer but is modeled after the tent-like shelters that wildland firefighters use as a last resort to protect themselves when trapped by flames.

Health/Fitness

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Brett Sholtis, WITF | Sep 18

Falsehoods and conspiracies have fostered a dismissive attitude about the coronavirus among many people in rural areas, causing strife among surviving family and loved ones.

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.