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Jonathan Groff Fondly Remembers His First Gay Kiss

Jonathan Groff Fondly Remembers His First Gay Kiss

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 29

Jonathan Groff fondly looks back on his first gay kiss at 19. Groff received it from a guy he had a crush on in his hometown.

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

NEWS | By Steve Duffy | Jun 29

Cheerleading is having a moment thanks to Monica Aldama's Netflix docuseries "Cheer" Now the show is coming to a venue near you. EDGE spoke to cast member James Thomas about living his truth while doing backflips.

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29

It's bad news for Pride month: Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass have broken up. Not THE Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass, of course, but their flamingo namesakes at the Denver Zoo.

Rainbow Road Trip: The Ultimate Green Mountain Adventure

Rainbow Road Trip: The Ultimate Green Mountain Adventure

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 29

Few destinations throughout the United States have been as progressive, welcoming and humble about their LGBTQ+ heritage and presence as the picturesque state of Vermont. Well... pack a weekender; it's time to head to the Green Mountain State.

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

NEWS | By Dr. William Kapfer | Jun 29

Last week, history was made with the groundbreaking of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City. Dr. William Kapfer, who participated in the event, writes about its importance.

Queerness is Different in 2022, Says 'QAF' Producer and Writer Jaclyn Moore

Queerness is Different in 2022, Says 'QAF' Producer and Writer Jaclyn Moore

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 29

At first, writer/producer Jaclyn Moore didn't want to be part the "QAF" reboot; then the trans activist read the script. Read on to find out she signed on.

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

NEWS | Jun 29

A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday.

Out 'Mean Girls' Actor Daniel Franzese Opens Up about Enduring Conversion Therapy

Out 'Mean Girls' Actor Daniel Franzese Opens Up about Enduring Conversion Therapy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29

"Mean Girls" star Daniel Franzese opened up about enduring conversion therapy in a fruitless bid to turn himself straight.

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29

Welsh Olympic swimming champ Dan Jervis has come out as gay, recounting that, "For so long, I hated who I was" —┬ábut now he's found self-acceptance and happiness in himself.

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

NEWS | Jun 29

Hate crimes driven by homophobia and racism resulted in a 33% surge in reported incidents in California last year.

News

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | Jun 28

Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus.

Entertainment

Orlando Bloom's Rigorous Workout Routine Pays Off

Orlando Bloom's Rigorous Workout Routine Pays Off

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 29

Orlando Bloom often posts shirtless selfies, and, as his recent feature IG workout post shows the buff 45-year-old has plenty of reason to do so.

Business

Amazon, Rite Aid Cap Purchase of Emergency Contraceptives

Amazon, Rite Aid Cap Purchase of Emergency Contraceptives

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | Jun 30

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade.

Technology

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

TECHNOLOGY | By Tom Krisher | Jun 30

The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary.

Cars

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

CARS | Jun 30

Nissan is recalling nearly 323,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the hoods can unexpectedly fly open and block the driver's view.

Style

Marc Jacobs Finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

Marc Jacobs Finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

STYLE | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jun 28

It's not every designer who can pull off framing a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an outsized flair for drama.

Health/Fitness

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Jun 29

At least some U.S. adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it's time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants.

Travel

Merger Vote at Spirit Could Reshape Discount Airline Market

Merger Vote at Spirit Could Reshape Discount Airline Market

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jun 30

The prospect of a takeover of Spirit Airlines threatens to upend the cheap-fare end of the industry much like a series of mergers among big airlines reduced choices for travelers.

Nightlife

Pride Bear Blast @ Brass Monkey NYC :: June 26, 2022

Pride Bear Blast @ Brass Monkey NYC :: June 26, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 29

Robert Valin's Bear Blast was the absolutely perfect way to end Pride Week in NYC. DJ's Chauncey and Jonny Mack's happy beats kept the furry crowd dancing well into the night.