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Andrew Yang Makes Tone-Deaf Appearance to NYC LGBTQ Group

Andrew Yang Makes Tone-Deaf Appearance to NYC LGBTQ Group

NEWS | Apr 22

Andrew Yang's NYC mayoral campaign hit a speed bump this week when he sought the endorsement of a major LGBTQ advocacy group.

First Look: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Final 4 Red Carpet Looks

First Look: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Final 4 Red Carpet Looks

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 22

The final four have been put through the paces of fashion, comedy, choreography, singing and impersonation. Now, they'll take their final walk to determine who will continue the drag legacy.

Peloton's 'King of Quarantine' Cody Rigsby Takes Fear Out of Fitness

Peloton's 'King of Quarantine' Cody Rigsby Takes Fear Out of Fitness

NEWS | By Steve Duffy | Apr 22

Peloton's Cody Rigsby has become the go-to instructor for the new exercise giant. EDGE spoke to the former dancer about his newfound celebrity, his love of pop divas and how he wants to take the fear out fitness.

Frayed or Fab? 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Recap: Kandy Muse

Frayed or Fab? 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Recap: Kandy Muse

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 22

Perhaps this season's most polarizing contestant, Kandy Muse could be both sweet and spicy. Her personality took her to the final four but will she win the crown? Here's a recap of her final runway looks —¬†you decide.

Disney's Pixar Looking to Cast a Trans Actress for New Movie

Disney's Pixar Looking to Cast a Trans Actress for New Movie

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 22

Pixar is be looking to cast a transgender voice artist for an upcoming film about a trans teenager, with the casting notice calling for a performer who "can authentically portray a 14-year-old transgender girl".

N. Ireland Calls for 'Conversion Therapy' Ban; Boris Johnson Urged to Follow Suit

N. Ireland Calls for 'Conversion Therapy' Ban; Boris Johnson Urged to Follow Suit

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 22

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing calls to back a ban on so-called "conversion therapy" following the passage of a non-binding resolution by lawmakers in Northern Ireland.

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival Streams May 6-9

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival Streams May 6-9

ENTERTAINMENT | Apr 22

One of few transgender-focused film festivals in the world, the Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival is back online again for its 16th year.

OUTshine Outdoes Itself with 2021 Digital Edition

OUTshine Outdoes Itself with 2021 Digital Edition

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Apr 22

OUTshine Film Festival Miami edition is not letting the pandemic slow things down. In its 23rd year, the preeminent LGBTQ Florida Film Fest will feature 80 entries from around the world, running April 23rd to May 2nd.

Comedian Eric Andre Says He was Racially Profiled; Police Deny Wrongdoing

Comedian Eric Andre Says He was Racially Profiled; Police Deny Wrongdoing

NEWS | Apr 22

Comedian Eric Andre called it racial profiling, but a police department working at Atlanta's airport describes what happened as a "consensual encounter."

First Look: Governor Cuomo Reveals New Plans for Penn Station

First Look: Governor Cuomo Reveals New Plans for Penn Station

TRAVEL | Apr 22

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled new reconstruction options for transforming Penn Station -- the nation's busiest transportation facility --into a world-class, 21st century transportation hub as part of the proposed Empire Station Complex.

News

What Is Ethereum And How Does It Work?

What Is Ethereum And How Does It Work?

NEWS | By David Rodeck | Apr 22

Unlike Bitcoin — and most other virtual currencies — Ethereum is intended to be much more than simply a medium of exchange or a store of value.

Business

Another Soda Tax Bill Dies. Another Win for Big Soda.

Another Soda Tax Bill Dies. Another Win for Big Soda.

BUSINESS | By Samantha Young | Apr 22

A rogue industry. A gun to our head. Extortion. That's how infuriated lawmakers described soft drink companies — and what they pulled off when they scored a legislative deal that bars California's cities and counties from imposing taxes on sugary drinks.

Technology

Nigerian Pastor's YouTube Channel Yanked after Footage of Assaults, 'Gay Cure' Claims

Nigerian Pastor's YouTube Channel Yanked after Footage of Assaults, 'Gay Cure' Claims

TECHNOLOGY | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 21

YouTube shut down a Nigerian pastor's channel following complaints about videos that showed congregants being assaulted in the name of driving out "demons" that supposedly made them gay.

Finance

Was Your Loan Denied? Here's What To Do

Was Your Loan Denied? Here's What To Do

FINANCE | By Jerry Brown | Apr 21

It can be a painful experience when a lender rejects your loan application. Although you might not know what to do, you can take steps to increase your approval odds for future applications.

Cars

India's Electric Vehicles Face Practical, Technical Hurdles

India's Electric Vehicles Face Practical, Technical Hurdles

CARS | By Neha Mehrotra | Apr 22

EVs are a rarity in India, but the country is now making an ambitious push for what it calls "electric mobility," to reduce smog. But the effort is plagued with technological and logistical hurdles.

Style

Watch: Q by Qs Enables Fashion Savvy to Design Their Own Shoes

Watch: Q by Qs Enables Fashion Savvy to Design Their Own Shoes

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 22

Ready to step out in style this spring? EDGE chats with luxury menswear designer Que Shebley about his bespoke brand, Q by Qs in our new Facebook Live series 'On the EDGE.'

Health/Fitness

Doctors Scramble to Understand Long COVID, but Causes and Prognosis Are Elusive

Doctors Scramble to Understand Long COVID, but Causes and Prognosis Are Elusive

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Michelle Andrews, Lydia Zuraw | Apr 22

For people suffering with lingering, debilitating symptoms months after a bout with COVID, pinning down a definition for long covid may seem pointless. They just want relief.

Travel

Pandemic Puts Tulips, Bluebells, Cherry Blossoms in Hiding

Pandemic Puts Tulips, Bluebells, Cherry Blossoms in Hiding

TRAVEL | By Raf Casert | Apr 21

There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst. Unfortunately, people have been stopped from enjoying them these days.