LGBTQ News and More

Orville Peck Pushes Country Music's Diversity as Part of New Competition Series

Orville Peck Pushes Country Music's Diversity as Part of New Competition Series

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Mar 29

On the new Apple TV competition series, out country star Orville Peck is one of three mentors bringing talent from around the world to Nashville. EDGE spoke to Peck about the series.

Hallmark Goes Queer with Out, Singing Rodeo Star Jake Foy in 'Ride'

Hallmark Goes Queer with Out, Singing Rodeo Star Jake Foy in 'Ride'

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 29

The Hallmark Channel is making strides with queer programming, most recently with an unapologetically queer character on the new series "Ride" played by out actor Jake Foy.

Exploring the 2023 New Directors/New Films Festival

Exploring the 2023 New Directors/New Films Festival

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | Mar 29

We're taking a look at some of the highlights of the 2023 edition of New Directors/New Films, which runs from March 9 through April 9, presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art.

Google, Others Say Uganda Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill Bad for Business

Google, Others Say Uganda Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill Bad for Business

NEWS | By Rodney Muhumuza | Mar 29

A business group in Uganda including corporate giants such as Google says it opposes the country's anti-LGBTQ legislation, calling it "a concern for global businesses and investors operating or planning to invest" in the East African country.

British Comedian and TV Star Paul O'Grady Dies at 67

British Comedian and TV Star Paul O'Grady Dies at 67

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | Mar 29

Entertainer Paul O'Grady, who achieved fame as drag queen Lily Savage before becoming a much-loved comedian and host on British television, has died. He was 67.

Arkansas Bathroom Bill Condemned as too Extreme is Revamped

Arkansas Bathroom Bill Condemned as too Extreme is Revamped

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Mar 29

An Arkansas bathroom bill that went further than a 2016 North Carolina law that was repealed after boycotts was revamped following complaints from the trans community and their families that it would criminalize trans people for using public restrooms.

What is the Filibuster, and Why Does it Matter in Nebraska?

What is the Filibuster, and Why Does it Matter in Nebraska?

NEWS | By Margery A. Beck | Mar 29

A group of lawmakers is continuing this week to filibuster all bills that come before the Nebraska Legislature — even the ones they support — in protest over a bill that would ban gender-affirming treatments for minors.

Visitors Flock to See David Sculpture after Florida Uproar

Visitors Flock to See David Sculpture after Florida Uproar

NEWS | By Trisha Thomas | Mar 29

Visitors flocked to see Michelangelo's David sculpture in Florence on Tuesday, following an uproar over a Florida school's decision to force the resignation of the principal over complaints about a lesson featuring the Renaissance masterpiece.

Watch: Alan Cumming Brings Out Brian Cox's Inner Spice Girl

Watch: Alan Cumming Brings Out Brian Cox's Inner Spice Girl

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 29

Apple TV+ announced today a new episode of the Emmy Award-winning hit "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," featuring Emmy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winner Alan Cumming ("Schmigadoon!," "The Traitors") and Emmy Award-winner and BAFTA Award nominee Brian Co

What's the Matter with LGBTQ+ Channel Logo? It's Not Complicated

What's the Matter with LGBTQ+ Channel Logo? It's Not Complicated

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 29

When Logo TV went live in 2005, it aimed to bring LGBTQ+-themed entertainment to the gay masses and their allies. It didn't work out so well.

News

Watch: Out Weatherman Fired over Nude Photos Launches Weather Subscription

Watch: Out Weatherman Fired over Nude Photos Launches Weather Subscription

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Mar 28

Fired, openly gay Emmy-nominated meteorologist Erick Adame is starting his very own weather subscription service, full of cute and quirky videos centering on weather that can be delivered directly to your inbox when you sign up for a subscription.

Entertainment

Prior to Firing, Out Marvel Studios Exec Protested Obscuring of Pride Images in 'Ant-Man'

Prior to Firing, Out Marvel Studios Exec Protested Obscuring of Pride Images in 'Ant-Man'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 29

Out Marvel Cinematic universe co-leader Victoria Alonso protested Disney's decision to obscure Pride-themed imagery in the new "Ant-Man" movie prior to her firing over "breach of contract" claims.

Business

Ex Starbucks CEO to Defend Union Opposition Before Senate

Ex Starbucks CEO to Defend Union Opposition Before Senate

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Mar 29

Howard Schultz will face questioning when he appears before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to defend the company's actions during a unionizing campaign.

Technology

Elephant in the Dining Room: Startup Makes Mammoth Meatball

Elephant in the Dining Room: Startup Makes Mammoth Meatball

TECHNOLOGY | By Mike Corder | Mar 29

An Australian company on Tuesday lifted the glass cloche on a meatball made of lab-grown cultured meat using the genetic sequence from the long-extinct mammoth.

Finance

Poll: Cut Federal Spending — but Not Big-ticket Programs

Poll: Cut Federal Spending — but Not Big-ticket Programs

FINANCE | By Josh Boak | Mar 29

In the federal budget standoff, the majority of U.S. adults are asking lawmakers to cut the overall size of government, but also devote more money to the most popular and expensive programs.

Cars

Germany, EU Reach Agreement in Combustion Engine Row

Germany, EU Reach Agreement in Combustion Engine Row

CARS | By Kirsten Grieshaber | Mar 26

Germany and the European Union announced Saturday that they have reached an agreement in their dispute over the future of cars with combustion engines.

Style

New Study Shows the Good and Bad of Coffee Consumption

New Study Shows the Good and Bad of Coffee Consumption

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Mar 28

Some swear by it, and others swear against it. Regardless of which side you come down on, there's no denying that coffee is an integral part of life.

Health/Fitness

Indiana Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Care Sent to Governor

Indiana Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Care Sent to Governor

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Arleigh Rodgers | Mar 28

Indiana House Republicans on Monday approved a bill that would ban all gender-affirming care for minors in the state, sending the measure to Indiana's Republican governor amid a wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation across the U.S.

Travel

Short on Planes, American will Suspend Some Flights to Spain

Short on Planes, American will Suspend Some Flights to Spain

TRAVEL | Mar 25

American Airlines said Friday that it will suspend flights between Philadelphia and Madrid for a few weeks this spring because of delays in receiving new Boeing jets.