LBGTQ News and More

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

NEWS | By Scott Smith | Nov 27

Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated.

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

NEWS | By Edna Tarigan | Nov 27

Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case.

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 27

A moving letter from a young boy named Will asked Santa if God still loves him even though he's gay. The letter is pulling heartstrings all across the internet.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Nov 27

As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

NEWS | Nov 27

A member of a NJ school board resigned on Tuesday after mistakenly zooming her toilet visit during a meeting. Last year she made headlines due to her anti-LGBTQ views on education.

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

NEWS | Nov 27

Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.

In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

In Santa's Mailbag, a Peek into Children's Pandemic Worries

NEWS | By John Leicester | Nov 27

The emotional toll wrought by the pandemic is jumping off pages in the deluge of "Dear Santa" letters now pouring into a post office in southwest France that sorts and responds to his mail from around the world.

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

Black Friday Offers Beacon of Hope to Struggling Stores

NEWS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 27

After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope.

Biden's Win Hides a Dire Warning for Democrats in Rural U.S.

Biden's Win Hides a Dire Warning for Democrats in Rural U.S.

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Nov 27

Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote.

From College Buddies to CBD Entrepreneurs: Batch by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

From College Buddies to CBD Entrepreneurs: Batch by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 27

Three life-long friends are reinvigorating Wisconsin's historic hemp industry with a vertically integrated company producing some of the industry's best CBD products.

News

Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

NEWS | By Kathy Gannon | Nov 27

Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant."

Finance

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

FINANCE | By John Schmidt | Nov 25

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Cars

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

CARS | Nov 26

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Style

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

The Gift of Wellness: 9 Feel-Good Gifts of the Season

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Nov 26

EDGE canvassed various industries to curate our favorite picks of the season. Some are splurge-worthy; others are affordable giveaways that won't break the bank. Above all, conscious giving remains one of the most prominent themes of 2020.

Health/Fitness

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

HEALTH/FITNESS | Nov 26

Diagnosed with stage-four cancer, one patient is pouring energy into a new effort to help dying patients gain legal access to psilocybin — the mind-altering compound found in so-called magic mushrooms — to ease their psychic pain.

Travel

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

TRAVEL | By John Marshall | Nov 25

The small town has made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.

Nightlife

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

NIGHTLIFE | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 24

One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?