Gay Washington: The Latest

Liberty U's Falwell Takes Leave After Social Media Uproar

Liberty U's Falwell Takes Leave After Social Media Uproar

NEWS | By Sarah Rankin | Aug 7
Jerry Falwell Jr. took an indefinite leave of absence Friday as the leader of Liberty University, one of the nation's top evangelical Christian colleges, days after apologizing for a social media post that caused an uproar.

Where Are Viral 'Supermarket Sweep' Duo Kevin and Brandon Now?

Where Are Viral 'Supermarket Sweep' Duo Kevin and Brandon Now?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 7
In July, Netflix acquired the 90s game show "Supermarket Sweep," which is among the streamer's most popular offerings.

Out Singer Brandon Stansell Pushes Country Music's Boundaries

Out Singer Brandon Stansell Pushes Country Music's Boundaries

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Aug 7
With a new EP and single, out country music singer Brandon Stansell pushes country music's boundaries. EDGE spoke to the 31-year old artist about being a gay artist in a conservative music genre.

Recovery Unplugged: Maintaining Sobriety One Day at a Time

Recovery Unplugged: Maintaining Sobriety One Day at a Time

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Matthew Wexler | Aug 7
It was critical for Kasi to find a program that would not only help him get clean, but also respect and support him through his journey as a transgender man.

Penn. GOP Lawmaker Calls Police After Phone Call with Rep. Brian Sims

Penn. GOP Lawmaker Calls Police After Phone Call with Rep. Brian Sims

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 7
Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports that retiring representative Tom Murt (R-Montgomery) called authorities to his home on Monday evening after allegedly receiving a profanity-laced call from openly gay representative Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia).

Is a Rainbow Wave Coming? A Record Number of LGBTQ Candidates Run for Office

Is a Rainbow Wave Coming? A Record Number of LGBTQ Candidates Run for Office

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 7
In July, it was reported that a record number of LGBTQ+ candidates are running for office in 2020 and some are calling the increase of visibility a "Rainbow Wave."

Q&A: Cineworld CEO on Re-Opening Regal Theaters in U.S.

Q&A: Cineworld CEO on Re-Opening Regal Theaters in U.S.

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Aug 7
Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. And this time it might just stick.

Comedian Andy Dick Sues Man Who Punched Him in New Orleans

Comedian Andy Dick Sues Man Who Punched Him in New Orleans

NEWS | Aug 7
Comedian Andy Dick has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against the man who punched him last year outside a French Quarter nightclub.

Hulu Renews 'Love, Victor' for Season 2

Hulu Renews 'Love, Victor' for Season 2

Good news for fans of "Love, Victor." Hulu announced Friday that it is renewing the LGBTQ coming-of-age series for a second season.

Seth Concert Series Continues This Weekend with Liz Callaway

Seth Concert Series Continues This Weekend with Liz Callaway

Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series, presented by Mark Cortale.


Entertainment

Review: 'Coma' Offers Familiar Dreams, Fresh Realities

Review: 'Coma' Offers Familiar Dreams, Fresh Realities

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Taft | Aug 7
Russia first sent us "Sputnik," and now it sends us into a "Coma" with a visually stunning world that doesn't always hit the mark but offers us something to wake us up and take notice.



Business

Bay Area Cannasseur: SF City College to Offer Cannabis Degree

Bay Area Cannasseur: SF City College to Offer Cannabis Degree

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Aug 7
City College of San Francisco will launch a two-year associate of arts degree program in cannabis studies next spring, which it says is the first of its kind in the nation.



Technology

Porn, Rap Interrupt Zoom Hearing of Twitter Hacking Suspect

Porn, Rap Interrupt Zoom Hearing of Twitter Hacking Suspect

NEWS | Aug 6
The online bond hearing for a Florida teen accused of hacking prominent Twitter accounts was interrupted Wednesday by rap music and pornographic videos from users who apparently disguised their names.



Cars

Cadillac Says New Electric SUV Has Features to Take on Tesla

Cadillac Says New Electric SUV Has Features to Take on Tesla

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 7
General Motors executives say Cadillac's first fully-electric vehicle has all the features it needs to lure buyers where other companies fell short.



Health/Fitness

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Christina Jewett | Aug 7
"If you think to yourself, 'Health care workers should be on equal footing in the workplace,' our study really showed that's definitely not the case," said Dr. Andrew Chan, a senior author and an epidemiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.



Travel

US Stops Advising Against Global Travel, but Hits Mexico

US Stops Advising Against Global Travel, but Hits Mexico

TRAVEL | Aug 7
The U.S. State Department dropped its global "Level 4" health warning urging people not to travel abroad Thursday, but promptly re-imposed that same advisory level on Mexico.



Nightlife

Adult Studio Seeks Participants for Group Film, But are They Pushing NYC's COVID Guidelines?

Adult Studio Seeks Participants for Group Film, But are They Pushing NYC's COVID Guidelines?

NEWS | Aug 6
An adult male entertainment company is seeking participants in a "no load refused gang bang" to be filmed next month. But are they skirting COVID guidelines?