Gay Seattle: The Latest

'Get Happy' With Seth Sikes & Judy Garland in Ptown

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jul 28
Seth Sikes' affection for Judy Garland led him to pay homage to her in a cabaret act two years ago. He was so acclaimed for it that he's been doing it ever since. EDGE caught up with Sikes about his Garland tribute that comes to Provincetown next week.

LGBT Champion Awards Honor Nancy Pelosi, Ed Rendell

NEWS | By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 28
Equality Forum will present awards honoring House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Philadelphia Host Committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Ed Rendell through the LGBT Champion Awards.

Trump Calls for Repeal of Religious Tax Exemption

NEWS | By Michael d'Oliveira | Jul 28
During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last Thursday, Donald Trump again called for the repeal of the restrictions on tax-exempt religious organizations getting involved in politics.

FDA Establishes Public Docket for Comment on Blood Donor Deferral Recommendations

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
Elected officials are encouraged by the FDA's establishing a public docket for comment on their current policy that bans sexually active gay men from donating blood.

Combating Teen Homelessness In NYC With Technology Top IT Experts Team Up to Educate Teens in Foster Care

NEWS | By EDGE | Jul 28
Techie Youth Foundation provides free IT education to any youth of employable age in the foster-care system to help combat homelessness.

Watch: Khloe Kardashian Slams Being on 'Celebrity Apprentice', Says 'F*ck You' of The Donald

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 28
Among the things reality star Khloé Kardashian and her stepdad Caitlyn Jenner differ on is their admiration of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

It's So Hot in New York That Manure is Bursting Into Flames

NEWS | Jul 28
How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames.

Interview with Classic DJ Sharon White

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 28
Known for her legendary beginning at the historic Saint parties in the famous and long-gone dome on Sixth Street in Manhattan, the 62-year-old DJ will be the featured guest at this Saturday's Flagging in the Park.

Trump: Comments About Russia, Clinton Emails Were Sarcastic

NEWS | By Eric Tucker and Jack GIllum | Jul 28
Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But Democrats aren't likely to let the Republican presidential nominee's extraordinary comments simply fade away.

Watch: Colbert's Hypothetical Question to Trump, 'What Does Putin's Dick Taste Like?'

NEWS | Jul 28
"What does Vladimir Putin's dick taste like?" wasn't an answer on Jeopardy, but rather an hilarious response host Stephen Colbert gave to an audience member during a non-broadcasted segment of "The Late Show" on Wednesday.


Entertainment

Lady Gaga Putting on Invite-Only Democratic Convention Show

CELEBRITIES | By Geoff Mulvihill and Josh Cornfield | Jul 28
Camden, one of the country's most impoverished cities, will get some time in the Democratic convention spotlight Thursday with some help from Lady Gaga.


Business

Feds Complete Purchase of Maine Blueberries

FINANCE | Jul 28
In the face of industry pressure, the federal government is spending up to $4.4 million to complete a plan to help Maine's blueberry industry by buying surplus crop.


Finance

Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over Rental Regulation

REAL ESTATE | By Janie Har | Jul 25
San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines.


Cars

Investigators Say Tesla Car Was Speeding at Time of Crash

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Jul 28
The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal accident investigators said Tuesday.


Style

Bear World Magazine Celebrates Inaugural Summer Fashion Week

FASHION | Jul 28
Bear World Magazine is celebrating the success of its first ever Summer Fashion Week. The week featured a photo shoot in New York City using plus sized models and featuring brands which tailor specifically for the larger man.


Travel

Gay No More, NYC's Out Hotel To Go Mainstream

Jul 28
The days of New York City's Out Hotel as a gay-themed vacation spot are numbered. The Real Deal reports that Merchant's Hospitality has bought the long-term lease on the Times Square area complex for $40 million and plans to go for a mainstream crowd.


Nightlife

Candis Cayne Hosts Le Bal - A Drag Extravaganza

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Jul 27
On July 29, Candis Cayne hosts Le Bal - A Drag Extravaganza with a star-studded lineup of internationally renowned glamazon drag queens including Thorgy Thor, Manila Luzon and Jackie Beat.