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Watch: Brian Falduto Brought His Authentic Self to Playing a Gay Teen in 'School of Rock,' Which Scared Him Into the Closet

Watch: Brian Falduto Brought His Authentic Self to Playing a Gay Teen in 'School of Rock,' Which Scared Him Into the Closet

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 13

In the film "School of Rock" Brian Falduto played Billy, or "Fancy Pants," and was quickly labeled the "gay kid" from the hit film. He brought an authenticity to the role, but it also scared him into the closet.

FUZZ @ The Alley Bar :: Friday, June 11, 2021

FUZZ @ The Alley Bar :: Friday, June 11, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 13

It's been more than a year since the last FUZZ at Boston's The Alley Bar. And just like that... it was a full post-pandemic house at the downtown nightspot. See who came out.

'Deja Vu?' Five Musicals That Influenced 'In The Heights'

'Deja Vu?' Five Musicals That Influenced 'In The Heights'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 13

If some moments of "In The Heights" may have that "deja vu" feeling, it was likely the intention of director Jon M. Chu, who, like Damien Chazelle did in "LaLa Land," reference moments from previous musicals in homage.

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 13

Artist, author, and director Chella Man chats with EDGE about his fashion style, new book "Continuum," and advocating for greater accessibility and representation for the whole spectrum of LGBTQ creators.

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13

A Washington, D.C. trans woman described how a trio of attackers left her with knife wounds to the arm and head in a brutal June 6 attack at a laundromat that police are investigating as a hate crime.

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 13

A new platform, created in partnership with SAGE and LifeCents and supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, is helping LGBTQ elders reduce financial stress and rethink how to budget and strategize for the future.

Prejudice Can't Trump Attraction in Oliver Hermanus' Gay Military Drama 'Moffie'

Prejudice Can't Trump Attraction in Oliver Hermanus' Gay Military Drama 'Moffie'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13

Oliver Hermanus' gay military drama "Moffie" has quickly gained classic status. Hermanus told EDGE about making the film, casting its compelling male leads, and addressing its complex questions around prejudice.

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 13

Just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a stongly conservative community, one dad is going viral for showing his gay son support with a flag.

Don't Miss: Asia O'Hara Live 'On the EDGE,' June 15

Don't Miss: Asia O'Hara Live 'On the EDGE,' June 15

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 13

Tune into EDGE's Facebook page on Tuesday, June 15 at 1 p.m. and join Asia O'Hara for a live interview where she'll spill the tea on touring in "Drive 'N Drag Saves 2021" with Gottmik, Rosé and more of our favorite queens.

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

NEWS | Jun 13

One researcher says doctors tended to see transgender youth as canvases for experimentation — to see how their growing bodies responded to various surgeries or hormonal cocktails.

News

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

NEWS | By David E. Lieb | Jun 13

About half the states had emergency orders set to expire before the Fourth of July. And over a dozen additional states have open-ended emergency orders, which could be canceled at any time by governors.

Business

Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

BUSINESS | Jun 12

Billionaire businessman and investor Richard Branson marked the opening Thursday of the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, promoting weekend events that kicked off with a show headlined by Christina Aguilera.

Technology

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

TECHNOLOGY | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10

Apple's new rules around dating apps won't affect popular platforms like Grindr and Scruff, but are intended to shut down "apps that used dating only as a cover for pornography, prostitution, or human trafficking."

Finance

The Top Questions that Prospective Students Should Ask

The Top Questions that Prospective Students Should Ask

FINANCE | Jun 6

When you are applying for university or postgraduate programs, it can feel like you are constantly answering questions about yourself. However, you should also have a long list of questions for the university.

Cars

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

CARS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Jun 12

Leasing a car now provides a number of advantages over a traditional financed purchase. To start with, you don't have to put as much money down.

Style

The Most Fabulous, Over-the-Top Pride Shopping List EVER!

The Most Fabulous, Over-the-Top Pride Shopping List EVER!

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | Jun 13

Who said, "less is more"? Nobody who's ever marched in a Pride parade, attended an LGBTQ festival or demanded equality at a social activism rally. June kicks off a season of celebration, and queer folk are ready for their rainbow wear!

Travel

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

TRAVEL | By Heather Cassell | Jun 11

One of the country's most iconic LGBTQ destinations, San Francisco is poised to emerge from the pandemic with flair and style reminiscent of the Roaring '20s.

Nightlife

Why Do Women Still Get Judged so Harshly for Having Casual Sex?

Why Do Women Still Get Judged so Harshly for Having Casual Sex?

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 9

Women might face backlash for exploring their post-vaccination sexuality. In a new study, researchers found that women — but not men — continue to be perceived negatively for having casual sex.