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Sam Cut From Rams, But May Still Have NFL Future

Twenty others were cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, all of them mere footnotes. For Sam, it meant a roadblock in his journey to become the first openly gay player to make an NFL roster.

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Faces of Pride :: NYC Parties

Aug 31
NY Pride was more than a weekend. Check out some of the parties both before and during the June event.

Faces of Pride :: The New York Parade

Aug 30
EDGE looks back to earlier this summer when New York Pride turned the city into the biggest street party in the world.

Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

California First State to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 1
Fair warning to all gay-bashers who want to blame their crime on the 'scary lesbian' they just killed: California just became the first state to pass a ban on using the "gay panic" defense to reduce a murder charge.

Jeff White

LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the GLBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" that included rape.

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Joe Posa

For Joe Posa, Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

By EDGE | Sep 1
Joe Posa turned his love of Joan Rivers into a successful club act, which he's been performing all summer with Thirsty Burlington (as Cher) in Provincetown. EDGE spoke to Posa about the show and Rivers' sudden health emergency.

Varla Jean Merman

Varla Jean Merman Returns to NY's 54 Below

By EDGE | Aug 29
Varla Jean Merman, the purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine, returns to 54 Below on Sept. 3 & 4 by popular demand. Varla Jean (Jeffery Roberson) unveils a show of hilarious songs, videos & fashion, featuring Tom Judson at the piano.

Viral Vids :: Dad Builds His Kids a Homemade Hovercraft

CULTURE | Sep 1
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including an infrared F1 burnout, a fireworks safety suit and a Star Wars medley played by identical twins with electric harps. Plus, a creative father treats his kids to a homemade hovercraft.

Joan Rivers and daughter Melissa Rivers attend an E! Network upfront event last year in New York in June 2013

Melissa Rivers: I'm keeping fingers crossed

Aug 31
Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

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Anti-Cancer Drug Attacks Hidden HIV Reservoirs

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.…
Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Kat Coric

Coric is an ardent activist supporting LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS awareness. A multidisciplinary artist, Coric stands out as a heterosexual female artist in the gay Circuit party subculture.

HIV+ Need to Skip Caffeine for a Real Boost

By Cyd Zeigler Jr. | Aug 22
HIV+ and way too tired? Look to complex carbs, protein, fat and some key vitamins for a better boost than stimulants.

EDGE Goes Social

Obama's Tan Suit is All the Buzz

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Sep 1
Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

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People pour ice water over themselves during an "ice bucket challenge" fund raising event in Bangkok.

Cold Cash Just Keeps Washing in from ALS Challenge

CORPORATE | By Allen G. Breed | Sep 1
Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease has put the ALS group into the top ranks for medical charity donations. Since the end of July, the money has been sloshing in.

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Dr. Eric De Jonge of Washington Hospital Center conducts a Medicare examines patient Beatrice Adams during a house call at her home in Washington.

Study: House Calls for Frail Elders Bring Savings

INSURANCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 29
The old-fashioned house call is starting to make a comeback as part of an effort to improve care for some of Medicare's most frail and expensive patients. According to a new study, this actually could save Medicare money.

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Gay Car Geek :: The Future is Fast -- 2015 BMW i8

By Steve Siler | Sep 1
For the last four years, I, and much of the car world, have been waiting the arrival of the revolutionary 2015 BMW i8. After what has seemed like an eternity, the car is finally ready to hit the streets - and it's freakin' amazing.

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James Howard mixing sauce with chicken wings at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y.

Go for the Food: Buffalo, NY

By Carolyn Thompson | Aug 28
There's no need to confine yourself to one place if you're winging your way to New York's second-largest city; the fiery finger food is a staple at virtually every pizza joint and pub you'll visit.

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Nicole Bray wants to help other transgender individuals

Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part II

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 29
In Part II of this two-part series, transwoman Nicole Bray shares the story of her gender transition, and the documentary film she is creating to help other transgender individuals have hope.

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