THE LATEST

George Takei Launches Webseries "Trek to Broadway"

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Aug 3
The first episode of "ALLEGIANCE: Trek to Broadway," which chronicles the George Takei's musical "Allegiance"'s journey to Broadway launched exclusively on Takei's Facebook page today.

Leslie Jordan On Starbucks Incident: I Was So 'Butch!'

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 3
Leslie Jordan is speaking out about an incident last week where the out actor threw his beverage at a man who allegedly used gay slurs while at a Starbucks in the gay neighborhood West Hollywood, Calif.

Watch: Dimwitted KKK-Follower Caught Wearing Hip-Hop Brand Shoes

NEWS | By EDGE | Aug 3
Fashion and irony clashed last weekend during a Confederate Flag rally in Georgia when a man with a Ku Klux Klan tattoo was spotted sporting a pair of FUBU shoes.

Bobbi Kristina Brown to be Buried Next to Mother

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 3
A hearse carrying the body of Bobbi Kristina Brown has arrived by police escort at a New Jersey funeral home.

Sen. Charles Schumer, Comedian Amy Schumer Call for More Gun Control

NEWS | Aug 3
Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control.

Becky Hammon Inducted Into NY Liberty Ring of Honor

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 3
The New York Liberty inducted Becky Hammon into its Ring of Honor with an official ceremony during halftime of its game against the Seattle Storm on Sunday, August 2.

'Gay and Gray' Summit Aims to Combat Discrimination in Nursing Homes

NEWS | Aug 3
An Iowa group that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is turning its attention to a lesser-noticed segment of that population: the aging and elderly.

Founder of Russian LGBT Youth Site Fined Under 'Propaganda' Law

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 3
The founder of a Russian LGBT youth website and community was fined 50,000 roubles ($850 USD) under the country's controversial "homosexual propaganda" law.

Christian Couple Wants to Put 1,000 Anti-Gay Billboards Around the Country

NEWS | By EDGE | Aug 3
A Christian couple from Iowa who closed down their wedding business so they would not have to perform same-sex couples said they now plan on littering the country by putting up 1,000 anti-gay marriage billboards.

Owners Turning to Auctions to Sell High-End Properties

STYLE | By John Marshall | Aug 3
Once considered a last resort to dump a property that was distressed or couldn't sell, auctions have become a viable marketing option for selling luxury homes.


Business

Cake: The New Favorite Mode for American Political Debate?

LEGAL | By Deepti Hajela | Aug 3
It should be a piece of cake. Customer comes in, asks for a cake with a specific design or for a particular event, baker makes it, everyone's happy.


Finance

Higher Wages a Surprising Success for Seattle Restaurant

SAVING | By Gene Johnson | Aug 2
Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.


Style

Table for One? Tips for Dining Solo

FOOD/DRINK | By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 3
A business trip might leave you too tired to venture out for dinner. But if you're up for something beyond room service or hotel restaurants, a good meal out is one way to brighten up long days spent in meetings.


Health/Fitness

Get 'Wet' on July 31 for National Orgasm Day

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
Today is National Orgasm Day, and the folks at Wet are happy to share their tips for celebrating the big "O." Licensed psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini shares her ideas on how to make your love life and orgasms better.


Travel

Snowboarders Fight to Lift Ban at Utah Ski Resort

Aug 3
A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.


Nightlife

Amanda Lepore Releases "I...Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions"

MUSIC | By EDGE | Jul 30
The world's mega-famous transsexual returns to the dance floor with "I...Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions," her long-awaited double-disc album of remixes and re-edits of classics from her acclaimed debut.