As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Sep 19, 2021

As one of the largest Pride events in the world descends upon Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden, experts reveal why and how certain destinations emerge as LGBTQ+ hotspots.

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

VIDEO GAMES | By Kate Gray | Sep 4, 2021

The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

NATIONAL | By Naveen Kumar | Aug 11, 2021

The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.

The Future of Menswear Isn't About Who Wears the Pants

The Future of Menswear Isn't About Who Wears the Pants

FASHION | By Naveen Kumar | Jul 6, 2021

From kaftans to lace shorts and peplum skirts, the future of men's fashion is undergoing a seismic shift.

Are Black Queer Women in Hollywood About to Shatter Another Glass Ceiling?

Are Black Queer Women in Hollywood About to Shatter Another Glass Ceiling?

CULTURE | By Darian Aaron | Jun 20, 2021

After more than a century, the glass ceiling may finally be shattering for Black queer women in the entertainment industry.

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

BUSINESS | By Naveen Kumar | Jun 18, 2021

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?

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

NATIONAL | By Finbarr Toesland | Jun 12, 2021

In the wake of recent mass shootings and the five-year anniversary of the Pulse massacre, one might think that Americans — especially LGBTQ Americans — have had enough. They have. But many in the queer community are beyond protests and petitions.

How LGBTQ Women and Allies are Reshaping Pro Sports

How LGBTQ Women and Allies are Reshaping Pro Sports

SPORTS | By Lindsay B. Davis | May 17, 2021

Not without its challenges, queer women in pro sports are raising the bar for representation, social justice and media attention. But what forces are behind this new narrative and long overdue power shift?

Behind the Scenes of Hollywood's 'Gay-For-Pay' Pipeline

Behind the Scenes of Hollywood's 'Gay-For-Pay' Pipeline

WORKPLACE | By Naveen Kumar | May 2, 2021

Casting LGBTQ actors in queer roles only scratches the surface of the complexities behind the Hollywood business model, where talent is a commodity and the benchmark for success is a delicate balance of earnings and artistry.

Post Pandemic, Will Ailing Gay Bathhouses Make a Comeback?

Post Pandemic, Will Ailing Gay Bathhouses Make a Comeback?

HEALTH | By Naveen Kumar | Apr 5, 2021

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, and bathhouses facilitate two social needs that have been thrown into especially sharp relief: Sex and public health consciousness. Will they emerge post-pandemic?

Trans Models Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

Trans Models Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

FASHION | By Merryn Johns | Mar 31, 2021

Transgender models continue to make inroads in the fashion industry, but not without risk. Now they're speaking up to advocate for fair and safe working conditions.

How a New Generation of LGBTQ Young Adult Books is Reshaping the Literary Landscape

How a New Generation of LGBTQ Young Adult Books is Reshaping the Literary Landscape

BOOKS | By Lauren Emily Whalen | Mar 28, 2021

A recent report reveals more than half of last year's top-selling books targeted kids or young adults. For LGBTQ authors and readers, the publishing industry exhibits slow progress in diversifying queer narratives.

How a Gay-Owned Michigan Campground Exposed Anti-Trans Bias in the Queer Camping Community

How a Gay-Owned Michigan Campground Exposed Anti-Trans Bias in the Queer Camping Community

NATIONAL | By Dan Allen | Mar 1, 2021

Soon-to-open Camp Boomerang RV Park and Campground announced it would open this spring and cater exclusively to gay men, setting off a controversy about transgender guests that's reverberating through the queer camping community.

Is the Fragrance Industry Finally Breaking the Gender Binary?

Is the Fragrance Industry Finally Breaking the Gender Binary?

GROOMING | By Billy McEntee | Feb 22, 2021

Want to smell strong like a man or sweet like a woman? Think again. The fragrance industry is finally catching up regarding outdated olfactory tropes.

The 'Double Rainbow': Creating a Full Life as LGBTQ and Autistic

The 'Double Rainbow': Creating a Full Life as LGBTQ and Autistic

HEALTH | By Lauren Emily Whalen | Feb 13, 2021

Last year, Netflix's 'Love on the Spectrum' explored, in part, the romantic pursuits of LGBTQ people living on the spectrum, but their stories and lives are more complex than a TV series could capture.

LGBTQ Seniors and COVID-19: A Generation of Resilience Instills Faith Instead of Fear

LGBTQ Seniors and COVID-19: A Generation of Resilience Instills Faith Instead of Fear

NATIONAL | By A. Sebastian Fortino | Jan 29, 2021

LGBTQ seniors across the country continue to find ways to counter the devastating impact of COVID-19, but a delayed vaccine rollout along with fear and mistrust put our most vulnerable community in jeopardy.

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

POLITICS | By Dan Allen | Jan 19, 2021

After a chaotic administration that's been disastrous for LGBTQ rights, uncertainty and realism are tempering expectations for Biden-Harris results.

The Biggest LGBTQ Stories of 2020

NATIONAL | Dec 28, 2020

EDGE spoke to some of the nation's most notable leaders, grassroots organizations and everyday people simply trying to live each day as their authentic selves. Here are the biggest LGBTQ stories that shaped our world in 2020.

The Lavender Dollar: Debunking Lesbian Spending Stereotypes

NATIONAL | By Merryn Johns | Dec 19, 2020

The cultural invisibility of lesbians and the struggle to keep lesbian spaces alive tend to reinforce the image of queer women as financially incapacitated or, at best, inconspicuous. But lesbians do spend money, don't they?

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

POLITICS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 30, 2020

"When we're voting, it's easy to think it's just for a candidate or party we align with, but it's so much more than that," says Drag Out the Vote's Dylan Austin. "Everything is interconnected." EDGE takes a comprehensive look at election 2020.

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