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High Court Blocks Same-Sex Unions in Virginia

Aug 20
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Labor Day Drag Party Seeks to Break World Record

LOCAL | By EDGE | Aug 20
On Saturday August 30, Scaup Walk in The Pines will be transformed into La Isla Bonita and hopefully the site of the Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Madonna.

Liberty Ridge Farm

Upstate NY Farm Fined for Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 19
The owners of a farm in Schaghticoke, located in upstate New York, were fined $13,000 by the state on August 8, after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding on their grounds two years ago, which violated New York's Human Rights Law.

High Court Blocks Same-Sex Unions in Virginia

NATIONAL | By Michael Felberbaum | Aug 20
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

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Rarely Performed Weill One Act Opera to Receive American East Premiere in Fire Island Pines

CULTURE | By EDGE | Aug 20
Kurt Weill's first one act opera, "The Protagonist" will receive its American east coast premiere production August 23 and 24 in a site specific production at the famed Pavilion Nightclub as part of the Fire Island Opera Festival's 2014 season.

Lypsinka in "The Passion of the Crawford"

'Lypsinka! The Trilogy' Deigns to Grace NYC

CELEBRITIES | By EDGE | Aug 20
After a 9 year absence, a triple dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will be doled out this Fall when the 'Goddess of Showbiz' deigns to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in "Lypsinka! The Trilogy."

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

PopUps :: Say it Ain't So - Mariah and Nick on the Rocks?

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 20
Reports say America's favorite couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon will be splitting up in the not too distant future.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith: Grindr is "Ruining Romance"

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 20
Out pop star Sam Smith told the Metro Tuesday that social media dating apps like Grindr and Tindr are "ruining romance," urging fans to delete them.

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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.…
Franklin Street in Uptown Oakland was packed at the 2012 Oakland Pride festival; this year's event will include a parade

Oakland Pride to Have Inaugural Parade

By Sean Piverger | Sunday Aug 17, 2014
The fifth incarnation of Oakland Pride is coming up later this month and, to mark the occasion, there will be a parade.

Thomas Evans

For Thomas Evans, the devastation of HIV/AIDS literally hits home. The Mt. Kisco, N.Y., native may himself be HIV-negative but the impact of the AIDS epidemic really hit him in 1992, when he lost his father to AIDS-related complications.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 24
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

EDGE Goes Social

Conversation Counts: Making the Most Out of a Consultation with Your Wedding Florist

HOME | By EDGE | Aug 20
Starbright Floral Design explains how from boutonnieres to table settings, an early consultation with your floral arrangement team can give your wedding the perfect flowers while keeping everything on time, in season and within your budget.

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Tropical Heat Key West :: August 14-17, 2014

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 20
The Key West Business Guild held their annual all male summer get away, Tropical Heat. Hot parties abound at Key West's LGBT venues, such as the Island House, the Bourbon Street Pub, the 801 Bourbon Bar and Cabaret as well as Alexander's Guest House.

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Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue Target

LEGAL | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Aug 20
An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit.

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NY Fed: US Auto Loans Soar to Highest in 8 Years

SAVING | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 18
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Aug 19
The Obama administration said it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

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Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

SCIENCE | Aug 20
A Missouri foxtrotter horse suffers from pigmentation problem that causes his right eye to sunburn and form ulcers. Local tattoo artists inked black around the horses eye to absorb the damaging sunlight.

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The Mekong Reborn with Aqua Expeditions

By Daniel Scheffler | Aug 20
Discover the Mekong River aboard the luxurious and eco-friendly riverboat Aqua Mekong, launching this fall.

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Florence Henderson helps Bay Area ASOs!

Florence Henderson Helps at NoCal's Largest AIDS Benefit

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
On August 24, Northern California will hold "Help Is On the Way 20," its largest annual star-studded AIDS benefit concert and gala, to benefit four Bay Area ASOs. And topping the list of celebrity performers is none other than Florence Henderson.

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