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Let it Flow: Trump Administration Eases Showerhead Rules

Let it Flow: Trump Administration Eases Showerhead Rules

NEWS | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 12
The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough.

Set for Ptown Award, Charles Busch Looks Back and Forward

Set for Ptown Award, Charles Busch Looks Back and Forward

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Aug 12
Speaking with Charles Busch it is difficult not to get a case of the giggles. EDGE spoke to the theater legend as he prepares to virtually accept an award this weekend from the Provincetown Theater.

No Crowd, Plenty of History as Biden Introduces Harris

No Crowd, Plenty of History as Biden Introduces Harris

NEWS | By Bill Barrow, Alexandra Jaffe and Will Weissert | Aug 12
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris campaigned together for the first time Wednesday.

After Turning Heads While Jogging, Shia LaBouef Wants to Play LGBTQ Character in New Marvel Film

After Turning Heads While Jogging, Shia LaBouef Wants to Play LGBTQ Character in New Marvel Film

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 12
Check out the pic of Shia LaBeouf jogging and read about how he wants to play a LGBTQ character in new Marvel film.

Report: Here's Why RuPaul Quit Social Media

Report: Here's Why RuPaul Quit Social Media

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 12
Several months after RuPaul deleted Twitter and scrubbed his Instagram clean, Page Six is reporting why the "Drag Race" host left social media.

Watch: ABC's 'What Would You Do?' Explores Homophobia Among Sports Fans

Watch: ABC's 'What Would You Do?' Explores Homophobia Among Sports Fans

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12
The long-running ABC hidden camera series "What Would You Do?" posed a compelling question with its latest episode, which staged an instance of anti-gay bullying at a sports store.

Trans YouTube Star NikkieTutorials and Fiancé Robbed at Gunpoint at Home

Trans YouTube Star NikkieTutorials and Fiancé Robbed at Gunpoint at Home

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 12
YouTube star NikkieTutorials — also known as Nikkie de Jager — and her fiancé Dylan Drossaers were attacked and robbed at gunpoint at the home in the Netherlands on Saturday.

Meet the 'Demisexuals' — A Happily Married Mormon Couple Both Attracted to Men

Meet the 'Demisexuals' — A Happily Married Mormon Couple Both Attracted to Men

NEWS | Aug 12
Can a man and a woman be happily married when both are attracted to the same sex? For a Utah couple, the answer is yes.

Get Out and Be Out: 9 LGBTQ-Friendly Camping Sites

Get Out and Be Out: 9 LGBTQ-Friendly Camping Sites

NEWS | By David Perry | Aug 12
Who says the great outdoors can't be fabulous and fierce? Check out our top picks for glamping, camping and bonding with Mother Nature.

Pete Buttigieg to be Featured Speaker at Democratic National Convention

Pete Buttigieg to be Featured Speaker at Democratic National Convention

NEWS | Aug 12
Openly gay former mayor of South Bend, Indiana - and former contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination - Pete Buttigieg is slated to headline as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention later this month.


News

Homophobic Father, 90, Disowns 56-Year-Old Gay Son

Homophobic Father, 90, Disowns 56-Year-Old Gay Son

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12
A 56-year-old man received an unexpected phone call from his 90-year-old father earlier this year in which he was told to never "contact us in any way ever again" — for no reason other than that he's openly gay.


Technology

Queer Instagram Account Accused of Mishandling Donations

Queer Instagram Account Accused of Mishandling Donations

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 12
Last week, in an investigative report by the Washington Post, a former volunteer for the popular Instagram account Queer Appalachia accused the organization of mishandling donations.


Cars

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman of Edmunds | Aug 10
With interest rates at record lows, is it still worth leasing a new car? We took a look at the financial outcomes of buying and leasing to see how current finance trends might affect your decision.


Health/Fitness

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

WORKPLACE | By Emmarie Huetteman | Aug 12
Hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities have flouted that simple guidance, pressuring workers who contract COVID-19 to return to work sooner than public health standards suggest.


Travel

Live Here? Go There: 5 Road Trips to Get Outta Town

Live Here? Go There: 5 Road Trips to Get Outta Town

By Kelsy Chauvin | Aug 12
Summer 2020 is shaping up to be a road-trip kind of season. To help you refresh and decompress the gay way, we've compiled this tip sheet for your very own LGBTQ break from five U.S. cities. Gas up the car, pack up your travel cooler, and let's roll!


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

CULTURE | Aug 10
Provincetown Carnival attracts somewhere near 80,000 people to the town for the celebrations - something impossible in this year of COVID. The event was scheduled to begin this Friday. Here's a look back at carnival past - part 1 of 2.