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2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17

2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Gay Twitter's 52 Funniest Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 52 Funniest Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 17

It's another round up of the funniest tweets from Gay Twitter. This week, people couldn't hold back tweeting about the VMAs, the Met Gala (especially Lee Pace), Nicki Minaj's vaccine drama, and more!

Watch: Trans Woman of Color D'isaya Monaee Smith Murdered in Illinois

Watch: Trans Woman of Color D'isaya Monaee Smith Murdered in Illinois

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17

Violence has claimed another transgender woman's life, this time in Illinois, with the shooting death of D'isaya Monaee Smith. Her death marks the 36th known trans murder this year.

Hotel Above Par's Brandon Berkson on How to Plan the Perfect Vacation

Hotel Above Par's Brandon Berkson on How to Plan the Perfect Vacation

TRAVEL | By Merryn Johns | Sep 17

This fall, EDGE partners with Hotels Above Par to present a series of expert-curated guides to some of the world's best LGBTQ+-friendly hotels and destinations. To kick things off, we interview its founder Brandon Berkson.

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

NEWS | Sep 17

Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

Parkland Shooting Survivor, Gun Activist Cameron Kasky Comes Out in Social Media Posts

Parkland Shooting Survivor, Gun Activist Cameron Kasky Comes Out in Social Media Posts

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17

Kasky came out in Sept. 13 social media posts on Instagram and Twitter that stated: "Hi, got a second? How about a minute? Alright great, I'm queer."

2 Charged with Murder of N Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee

2 Charged with Murder of N Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee

NEWS | Sep 17

Police have charged two men with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019.

Watch: Madonna Superfan Creates 'Vogue' Gallery Wall

Watch: Madonna Superfan Creates 'Vogue' Gallery Wall

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17

A Madonna superfan has created a gallery wall inspired by the Queen of Pop's hit "Vogue". Have a watch!

Justice Department Reviewing Policies on Transgender Inmates

Justice Department Reviewing Policies on Transgender Inmates

NEWS | By Michael Balsamo and Mohamed Ibrahim | Sep 17

The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned.

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' Streaming Seek Emmy Awards Glory

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' Streaming Seek Emmy Awards Glory

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Sep 17

The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games.

News

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

NEWS | By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 17

Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

Entertainment

Review: 'Trans In Trumpland' Road Trips to Hope Set Against Hate

Review: 'Trans In Trumpland' Road Trips to Hope Set Against Hate

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17

These four episodes offer a potent and wide-ranging exploration of the diverse array of trans Americans and the political background against which they struggle and even thrive.

Technology

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

TECHNOLOGY | By Leanne Italie | Sep 15

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

Finance

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

FINANCE | By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Sep 12

When the nonessentials threaten to put your finances in jeopardy, it's important to keep your financial goals on track. Here are five strategies to help you navigate impulse spending.

Cars

Edmunds Separates Fact from Fiction about Green Cars

Edmunds Separates Fact from Fiction about Green Cars

CARS | By Mark Takahashi of Edmunds | Sep 11

With all the developments in the auto industry you may think your next car will be electric. The experts at Edmunds examin some of the most prevalent EV myths.

Style

Diner Leaves $10,000 Tip for Workers at Florida Restaurant

Diner Leaves $10,000 Tip for Workers at Florida Restaurant

STYLE | Sep 17

A diner at a north Florida restaurant gathered the staff of 10 together to thank them for their hard work before leaving them a $10,000 tip to share.

Health/Fitness

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

HEALTH/FITNESS | Sep 16

The U.S. is doubling the fine for people who break the rule requiring masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transit to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Travel

Malaysia Reopens Resort Island as Vaccinations Rise

Malaysia Reopens Resort Island as Vaccinations Rise

TRAVEL | Sep 16

Hundreds of holiday-makers flocked to Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi as it reopened Thursday to fully vaccinated travelers.