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First Trans Miss USA Contestant Loses the Pageant, Wins Admiration

First Trans Miss USA Contestant Loses the Pageant, Wins Admiration

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 2

Kataluna Enriquez didn't win Miss USA, but she had already made history as the first openly trans contestant in the pageant — and Elle Smith, who took the crown, cheered Enriquez' participation.

Omicron and Other Coronavirus Variants: What You Need to Know

Omicron and Other Coronavirus Variants: What You Need to Know

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Louis Jacobson, Politifact | Dec 2

Scientists caution that it's still too early to say whether omicron will prove as dangerous as delta. For now, here's what we know, and don't know, about the omicron variant.

Smollett Defense Set to Cross-Examine Star State Witness

Smollett Defense Set to Cross-Examine Star State Witness

NEWS | By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Dec 2

Jussie Smollett's legal team Thursday will seek to dent the credibility of a star state witness who the day before testified about how he said the former "Empire" actor recruited him and his brother to stage a racist, homophobic attack on Smollett.

Trump Tested COVID-Positive Pre-Debate, Ex-Aide Says in Book

Trump Tested COVID-Positive Pre-Debate, Ex-Aide Says in Book

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Dec 2

Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first presidential debate in September 2020 with Joe Biden, according to a new book by Trump's former chief of staff.

What's the Status of the US COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate?

What's the Status of the US COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate?

NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Dec 2

The COVID-19 mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees has faced multiple legal challenges from businesses, conservative groups and Republican attorneys general.

Thirst Traps: Queer Men Love Their Tats

Thirst Traps: Queer Men Love Their Tats

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 1

Like the scruffy look, tattoos are ubiquitous with queer men. Here are some thirst-trapping IGs.

Colton Underwood Says He's 'In Love' with Boyfriend Jordan C. Brown

Colton Underwood Says He's 'In Love' with Boyfriend Jordan C. Brown

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 1

In a new interview with Us Weekly, "Bachelor" star Colton Underwood opened up about his relationship with his new boyfriend Jordan C. Brown, saying that he's fallen in love with him.

Out Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Welcome' in Anti-LGBTQ+ Qatar

Out Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Welcome' in Anti-LGBTQ+ Qatar

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 1

Out soccer star Josh Cavallo has expressed fear about the idea of playing at the World Cup in anti-LGBTQ+ Qatar next year, but the event's chief executive says he'd be welcome.

Case Against Jussie Smollett Focuses on How 'Hoax' Unraveled

Case Against Jussie Smollett Focuses on How 'Hoax' Unraveled

NEWS | By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Dec 1

Prosecutors' case against Jussie Smollett has focused on how Chicago police say they determined that what they initially believed was a horrific hate crime was actually a fake assault staged by the ex-"Empire" actor with help from two brothers.

40 Years Later: Stigma and Progress Collide Since the Onset of the AIDS Crisis

40 Years Later: Stigma and Progress Collide Since the Onset of the AIDS Crisis

NEWS | By Billy McEntee | Dec 1

It's been 40 years since the AIDS crisis was first documented. Sweeping in scope and driven by those advocating for and living with HIV, EDGE offers a snapshot of where we've been and what the future holds for the fight against AIDS.

News

Light the Grove :: November 30, 2021

Light the Grove :: November 30, 2021

NEWS | Dec 2

On the eve of World AIDS day, a ceremony was held at the National AIDS memorial in San Francisco. Guest speakers talked about their experience during the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the progress that has been made, and the hope of reaching zero new cases.

Entertainment

Review: 'Single All the Way' Serves Up Feel-Good Holiday Cheer

Review: 'Single All the Way' Serves Up Feel-Good Holiday Cheer

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 2

With "Single All the Way," Netflix delivers an early present that's heartfelt and just a little bit different from all the other Christmas cookie-cutter movies out there.

Business

Airlines Told to Keep Data on Travelers From Southern Africa

Airlines Told to Keep Data on Travelers From Southern Africa

BUSINESS | Dec 2

Federal health officials are requiring airlines to gather contact-tracing information on passengers heading to the U.S. who have been in southern Africa in the previous two weeks.

Finance

'Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches On Just in Time For Holidays

'Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches On Just in Time For Holidays

FINANCE | By Ken Sweet | Dec 2

As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments.

Cars

Congress Mandates New Car Technology to Stop Drunken Driving

Congress Mandates New Car Technology to Stop Drunken Driving

CARS | By Hope Yen and Tom Krisher | Nov 9

Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars.

Health/Fitness

Biden Launches Winter COVID-19 Booster, Testing Campaign

Biden Launches Winter COVID-19 Booster, Testing Campaign

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Zeke Miller | Dec 2

President Joe Biden is set to kick off an urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots in response to the omicron variant.

Travel

Japan Retracts New Flight Bookings Ban After Criticisms

Japan Retracts New Flight Bookings Ban After Criticisms

TRAVEL | By Mari Yamaguchi | Dec 2

Japan has retracted a ban on new incoming international flight bookings to defend against the new variant of the coronavirus a day after the policy was announced.