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LGBTQ+ Groups Demand Japan Adopt Equal Rights Law by G-7

LGBTQ+ Groups Demand Japan Adopt Equal Rights Law by G-7

NEWS | By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 7

Japanese LGBTQ people and rights groups are demanding laws to ban discrimination against sexual minorities, legalize same-sex marriage and guarantee equal rights before Japan hosts a Group of Seven summit in May.

Queering Cinema: Is 'Knock at the Cabin' Queer Trauma Porn?

Queering Cinema: Is 'Knock at the Cabin' Queer Trauma Porn?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Feb 7

M. Night Shyamalan's "Knock at the Cabin" follows a home invasion of a gay family by four people claiming the Apocalypse looms. But does their solution — a family member killing another family member — have homophobic underpinnings?

EDGE Interview: What's Good for Jinkx Monsoon Is Great for 'Chicago'

EDGE Interview: What's Good for Jinkx Monsoon Is Great for 'Chicago'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brandon Schultz | Feb 7

"Internationally tolerated" drag legend who was recently crowned Queen of All Queens, two-time RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon is now in "Chicago" on Broadway as Mistress Morton. EDGE spoke to Jinkx about her Bway debut.

EDGE Rewind: Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey Kiss at Lakeside While Filming 'Fellow Travelers'

EDGE Rewind: Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey Kiss at Lakeside While Filming 'Fellow Travelers'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Feb 7

Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey share a passionate kiss and some frolicking lakeside while filming the upcoming Showtime miniseries, "Fellow Travelers."

EDGE Rewind: Zac Efron Addresses Plastic Surgery Rumors and Pressures to Keep Fit

EDGE Rewind: Zac Efron Addresses Plastic Surgery Rumors and Pressures to Keep Fit

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Feb 7

In a new wide-ranging interview, Zac Efron addresses plastic surgery rumors and the pressures to keep fit.

Years Before Kim Petras Won a Grammy, Wendy Carlos Took 3

Years Before Kim Petras Won a Grammy, Wendy Carlos Took 3

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 7

Sam Smith and Kim Petras won a Grammy for "Unholy" on Sunday night, making Petras the first openly transgender artist to take the award for best pop duo/group performance. But decades earlier, another groundbreaking artist took three.

Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Try this February

Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Try this February

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 7

Some of the buzziest beauty brands on the market right now happen to be Black-owned businesses. Whether you've had your eye on a new serum or have been in the market for a good sunscreen, consider supporting these 10 brands this month.

The Sexy Husbands of Gay Celebrities

The Sexy Husbands of Gay Celebrities

ENTERTAINMENT | By Timothy Rawles | Feb 7

Get to know the husbands of some of the most famous gay people in the world!

DeSantis Expected to Control Disney District Governing Board

DeSantis Expected to Control Disney District Governing Board

NEWS | By Anthony Izaguirre | Feb 7

Gov. Ron DeSantis would take control over the board of a special governing district Walt Disney World operates in Florida under a bill introduced, as the Republican governor punishes the company over its opposition to the so-called "Don't Say Gay" law.

AMC to Charge More for Good Seats in Movie Theaters

AMC to Charge More for Good Seats in Movie Theaters

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Feb 7

Middle seats at many U.S. movie theaters just got more expensive.

News

State of the Union? Congress Doesn't Fully Reflect Diversity

State of the Union? Congress Doesn't Fully Reflect Diversity

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro | Feb 7

When lawmakers gather for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, the Republican side of the aisle will look slightly different than it did a few years ago.

Entertainment

Tom Crewe's 'The New Life' - Wilde Times in Britain

Tom Crewe's 'The New Life' - Wilde Times in Britain

ENTERTAINMENT | By Tim Pfaff | Feb 7

Tom Crewe's debut novel, "The New Life" (Scribner), has been rightly praised as historical fiction at its finest. The irony, richly deserved, is that its two main protagonists, John Addington and Henry Ellis, never met in real life.

Technology

Google Hopes 'Bard' will Outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI

Google Hopes 'Bard' will Outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI

TECHNOLOGY | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 7

Google is girding for a battle of wits in the field of artificial intelligence with "Bard," a conversational service apparently aimed at countering the popularity of the ChatGPT tool backed by Microsoft.

Finance

Liz Weston: 'Bridge' Your Way to Social Security

Liz Weston: 'Bridge' Your Way to Social Security

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 7

Delaying the start of Social Security benefits is a powerful way for retirees to cope with inflation, survive bad investment markets, and reduce the risk they'll run short of money.

Cars

Tesla Hikes Price of Model Y after U.S. Alters Tax Credit Rule

Tesla Hikes Price of Model Y after U.S. Alters Tax Credit Rule

CARS | Feb 6

Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits.

Style

Grammys Fashion: Styles Wow on Red Carpet

Grammys Fashion: Styles Wow on Red Carpet

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Feb 6

The wild and wacky Grammys red carpet did not disappoint Sunday. Tattered streetwear, T-shirts, and denim mixed with blinged-out couture were on display, along with wild patterns and plenty of skin.

Travel

EDGE Rewind: Singer Teraj & BF Barry Hoy Share Prides Around the World on New Series

EDGE Rewind: Singer Teraj & BF Barry Hoy Share Prides Around the World on New Series

TRAVEL | Feb 2

How about a travel series of Prides around the world? That is the idea behind a new travel series from Out Traveler and equalpridevideo, called "Making It With Pride" that is hosted by American pop and R&B singer Teraj and his boyfriend, Barry Hoy.