Gay Seattle: The Latest

1 of 2 Protesters Hit by Driver on Seattle Freeway Dies

1 of 2 Protesters Hit by Driver on Seattle Freeway Dies

NEWS | By Martha Bellisle | Jul 5
One of two people hit by a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality has died.

Facebook Groups Pivot to Attacks on Black Lives Matter

Facebook Groups Pivot to Attacks on Black Lives Matter

NEWS | By Amanda Seitz | Jul 5
A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets.

Fierce and Fit: 5 LGBTQ Instructors Working It Out at Home

Fierce and Fit: 5 LGBTQ Instructors Working It Out at Home

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ryan Leeds | Jul 5
Does your home workout need a recharge? EDGE chats with five experts from the LGBTQ community who are taking their muscle-burning classes online for solo summer fun.

Are the Conways Washington's Most Dysfunctional Family?

Are the Conways Washington's Most Dysfunctional Family?

NEWS | Jul 5
Life with the Conways -- Kellyanne, husband George and their daughter Claudia -- is beginning to look like a TLC reality show.

Sylvester's 'Step II' Rereleased, Short Documentary Airs

Sylvester's 'Step II' Rereleased, Short Documentary Airs

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 5
Disco icon Sylvester's 'Step II' album has been reissued, and a short online documentary tells the story of his fabulous yet too-brief career and life.

Frameline44 Screens AIDS-Themed Films Online

Frameline44 Screens AIDS-Themed Films Online

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 5
Although its hit mini-festival is over, Frameline continues to screen ticketed and free films online, including a series of narrative documentary and short films about AIDS.

After RuPaul, 'Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Wipes Twitter Account

After RuPaul, 'Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Wipes Twitter Account

Not long after RuPaul deleted his Twitter account (and wiped his Instagram account), "RuPaul's Drag Race" judge Michelle Visage has done the same, again without any explanation.

Mississippi Could Drop Jim Crow-Era Statewide Voting Process

Mississippi Could Drop Jim Crow-Era Statewide Voting Process

BUSINESS | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Jul 5
Mississippi just ditched its Confederate-themed state flag. Later this year, the state's voters will decide whether to dump a statewide election process that dates to the Jim Crow era.

Pop Culturing: The 5 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

Pop Culturing: The 5 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

Despite the state of the world, 2020 has been an unbelievable year for music, with several artists putting out some of their career-defining albums.

LGBTQ Nightlife in NYC Faces a Long Road Ahead

LGBTQ Nightlife in NYC Faces a Long Road Ahead

NIGHTLIFE | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 5
"The outpouring of love and donations on the various platforms has been incredible. But we need continued support until we reopen," says Henrietta Hudson owner Lisa Cannistraci. "I'm not going to lose the bar. I'm not going to let it happen."


News

Kansas Newspaper's Post Equates Mask Mandate with Holocaust

Kansas Newspaper's Post Equates Mask Mandate with Holocaust

CORPORATE | By John Hanna | Jul 5
A Kansas newspaper posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor's order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.


Entertainment

UK Judge Says Amber Heard Can Be in Court for Depp Testimony

UK Judge Says Amber Heard Can Be in Court for Depp Testimony

CELEBRITIES | Jul 4
Johnny Depp's lawyers have failed to stop the American actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper The Sun until she is called to give evidence.


Business

Trump Signs Extension of COVID Relief Fund for Businesses

Trump Signs Extension of COVID Relief Fund for Businesses

FINANCE | Jul 5
President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus,


Technology

Facebook Groups Pivot to Attacks on Black Lives Matter

Facebook Groups Pivot to Attacks on Black Lives Matter

PERSONAL TECH | By Amanda Seitz | Jul 5
A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories.


Finance

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Jun 19
Some newly unemployed people are taking advantage of special enrollment periods to sign up for plans offered on the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces, while others find they qualify for Medicaid.


Cars

Paint Schemes Go Political As NASCAR Season Heats Up

Paint Schemes Go Political As NASCAR Season Heats Up

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Marot | Jul 5
In NASCAR, the colorful paint schemes on the stock cars have taken a decidedly political turn in recent weeks — and will again this weekend.


Style

Style Alert: 6 LGBTQ Fashion Designers to Watch and Wear

Style Alert: 6 LGBTQ Fashion Designers to Watch and Wear

FASHION | By Andrew Villagomez | Jul 4
Pride means more than rainbow T-shirts, especially for these innovative LGBTQ designers who are redefining what it means to be fashion-forward for the next generation.


Health/Fitness

'People Aren't Stupid': Pence's Virus Spin Tests Credibility

'People Aren't Stupid': Pence's Virus Spin Tests Credibility

POLITICS | By Jill Colvin | Jul 4
Vice President Mike Pence has long played the straight man to Donald Trump, translating the president's bombast into more measured, calming language.


Travel

Mapping the Gay Guides Project Highlights Historic Queer Spaces

Mapping the Gay Guides Project Highlights Historic Queer Spaces

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Jul 5
A new scholarly project at Cal State Fullerton, created by Assistant Professor Eric Gonzaba, maps LGBT bars, cafes and hotels from the historic Bob Damron's Gay Guides.


Nightlife

A Short Summer Outdoor Season May Put Chicago's LGBTQ Bars at Risk of Closing

A Short Summer Outdoor Season May Put Chicago's LGBTQ Bars at Risk of Closing

CORPORATE | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 3
"We're resilient. I do believe we'll recover," says Chicago nightclub owner and LGBTQ community advocate Mark Liberson. "It's just a matter of when. Remember, the last pandemic led into the Roaring 20s."