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Capt. Kirk's William Shatner on Cusp of Blasting into Space

Capt. Kirk's William Shatner on Cusp of Blasting into Space

By Marcia Dunn and Rick Taber | Oct 13, 2021

Actor William Shatner counted down Wednesday to his wildest role yet: riding a rocket into space, courtesy of "Star Trek" fan Jeff Bezos.

BTS Suits, Dolly Parton Dress to be Sold at Charity Auction

BTS Suits, Dolly Parton Dress to be Sold at Charity Auction

Oct 12, 2021

The custom suits BTS wore for their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction.

Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

By Lynn Elber | Oct 12, 2021

A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle's special "The Closer" doesn't cross "the line on hate" and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian's remarks about the transgender community.

California Makes it Illegal to Remove Condom without Consent

California Makes it Illegal to Remove Condom without Consent

By Don Thompson | Oct 11, 2021

California became the first state to prohibit "stealthing," or removing a condom without permission during intercourse, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Thursday.

Watch: Gay Student Bullied, Ally Suspended, 100+ Students Walk Out

Watch: Gay Student Bullied, Ally Suspended, 100+ Students Walk Out

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 11, 2021

When openly gay Missouri high school student Danny Lillis and an ally were suspended following months of bullying, more than one hundred of his schoolmates walked out in protest.

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

By Tom Murphy | Oct 11, 2021

Swamped with medical bills? The hospital that treated you may be able to help.

Small Businesses Navigate Ever-Changing Covid-19 Reality

Small Businesses Navigate Ever-Changing Covid-19 Reality

Oct 11, 2021

For a brief moment this summer, it seemed like small businesses might be getting a break from the relentless onslaught of the pandemic

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

By Adam Bean | Oct 10, 2021

California became the first state to say large department stores must display products like toys in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say pink and blue hues of marketing methods pressure children to conform to gender stereotypes.

Senators Seek Mental Health Guidelines For Trans Youth

Senators Seek Mental Health Guidelines For Trans Youth

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 9, 2021

Democratic senators sent a letter to leaders at the HHS calling for an establishment of "best practices" guidelines with respect to the health of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.

Biden is First President to Mark Indigenous Peoples' Day

Biden is First President to Mark Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct 8, 2021

President Joe Biden issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples' Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of native peoples.

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

By Amanda Seitz and Hannah Fingerhut | Oct 8, 2021

Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.

Gynaecologist Diagnoses Lesbian Woman with 'Homosexual Illness'

Gynaecologist Diagnoses Lesbian Woman with 'Homosexual Illness'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 8, 2021

A 19-year-old Spanish woman's family is seeking an apology after a gynecologist visit gone wrong after she was diagnosed with homosexuality.

High-Profile Legal Experts Warn: The Courts May be Coming for Marriage Equality

High-Profile Legal Experts Warn: The Courts May be Coming for Marriage Equality

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7, 2021

Two high profile lawyers who helped secure equal marriage rights warn that conservatives are coming for marriage equality, and the courts, including SCOTUS, could give them what they want.

Judge Orders Texas to Suspend New Law Banning Most Abortions

Judge Orders Texas to Suspend New Law Banning Most Abortions

By Paul J. Weber | Oct 7, 2021

A federal judge ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., calling it an "offensive deprivation" of a constitutional right.

NYC Celebrates LGBTQ History Month with a Curated Collection of Historic Sites

NYC Celebrates LGBTQ History Month with a Curated Collection of Historic Sites

Oct 5, 2021

New York City celebrates LGBT History Month with a collection of themes that highlight the city's vibrant, longstanding community.

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

NASA will not be reconsidering the name of the James Webb Telescope despite allegations of Webb's involvement in the Lavender Scare.

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay  White House Employee

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay White House Employee

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

A gay Trump staffer was summarily fired — and given an armed escort on his way out of the White House — when his "lively Grindr account" was discovered, a new memoir says.

Don't Miss: LGBTQ+ Wedding Planner Jason Mitchell Kahn Live Interview

Don't Miss: LGBTQ+ Wedding Planner Jason Mitchell Kahn Live Interview

Oct 4, 2021

EDGE gets insider tips from LGBTQ+ full-service wedding planner Jason Mitchell Kahn on platting your perfect day.

What's Old is New Again: Justices Back at Court for New Term

What's Old is New Again: Justices Back at Court for New Term

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko | Oct 4, 2021

The Supreme Court is beginning a momentous new term with a return to familiar surroundings, the mahogany and marble courtroom that the justices abandoned more than 18 months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Major Oil Spill Off Southern California Fouls Beaches

Major Oil Spill Off Southern California Fouls Beaches

By Amy Taxin and Christopher Weber | Oct 3, 2021

One of the largest oil spills in recent Southern California history fouled popular beaches and killed wildlife.

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