Gay News: The Latest

New Zealand Politician Hit in Face by Flying Dildo

NEWS | Feb 5
A New Zealand nurse disrupted an appearance by the country's economic development minister Steven Joyce by throwing a pink dildo at him.

Composer Jennifer Higdon Brings her Opera 'Cold Mountain' to her Hometown

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lewis Whittington | Feb 5
Philly-based composer Jennifer Higdon brings her new opera "Cold Mountain" to her hometown after its successful Santa Fe run last summer. EDGE spoke to Higdon about the piece.

Claiming Anti-Gay Discrimination, NYC Man Sues Hospital

NEWS | Feb 5
A man is suing a New York City-area hospital for discrimination, claiming he was ignored and that staffers used gay slurs towards him during a September trip to the emergency room.

PopUps: Jessie J Thinks She's 'One of the Greatest Singers' in the US

U.K. pop star Jessi J has put herself right up there in the big leagues.

Judge's Order Strikes Down Nebraska Ban on Gay Marriage

NEWS | Feb 5
A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction striking down Nebraska's now-negated ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

Lawmakers, Magistrate Want to Defend NC Gay Marriage Exemption

NEWS | By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 5
North Carolina legislators and a magistrate who won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples are asking a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law challenged as discriminatory.

Netflix Picks Up 'Orange is the New Black' for 3 More Seasons

NEWS | Feb 5
"Orange is the New Black" will be around until at least Season 7.

India's Supreme Court Reconsiders Decriminalizing Homosexuality

NEWS | Feb 5
LGBT rights activists in India earned a big legal success this week after the country's Supreme Court agreed to reconsider a campaign urging the high court to decriminalize homosexuality.

Hillary Clinton Shares Letter From Gay Dads 'Scared' of GOP

NEWS | Feb 5
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently shared a moving letter from two gay dads, who support her campaign and say they're "scared" of the GOP presidential candidates who don't support same-sex marriage.

Anti-Gay Marriage Pic Depicting Suicide Comes Under Fire

NEWS | Feb 5
An Australian ad condemning same-sex marriage, showing a woman with a rainbow colored noose around her neck, is coming under fire by Twitter users, local politicians as well as suicide prevention groups.


News

Gay Groups Seek to Buy NYC Church Known for Hateful Messages

By Karen Matthews | Feb 5
The end may be nigh for a Harlem church known for hateful public messages condemning gays and President Barack Obama to eternal damnation, and two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get an ironic last word on the matter.


Entertainment

Blu-ray/DVD Review :: Hawaii

By Jake Mulligan | Feb 5
Reverend Abner Hale (Max Von Sydow) is determined to convert the Hawaiian natives, while Jerusha (Julie Andrews,) who was just married for the sake of the sojourn, is shipping out (and shacking up) in an attempt to forget a lost love (Richard Harris).


Business

Burberry to Allow Online Clothes Buying Right Off Runway

Feb 5
Luxury retailer Burberry says it will combine its menswear and womenswear catwalk shows into a single presentation twice a year and allow buyers to purchase items right off the runway.


Finance

Is That Credit Card With the Annual Fee Really Worth It?

By Ken Sweet | Jan 31
The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now's the time to make sure that $95 annual fee is really worth it.


Cars

VW Submits Fix for 3.0-Liter Diesels to California Officials

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 4
The Volkswagen Group of America submitted its proposal Tuesday to bring Porsches, Audis and Volkswagen cars with six-cylinder, 3.0-liter diesel engines up to California's air quality standards.


Style

New York Fashion Week: Luxe Vampires by Siki Im

By Leanne Italie | Feb 5
Designer Siki Im decided to present in clothes of black, oxblood and aubergine Thursday night as the second New York Fashion Week: Men's drew to a close.


Health/Fitness

Florida Readies for a Fight With Zika Virus

By Jennifer Kay | Feb 5
Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus.


Nightlife

'L Word' Celesbians Reunite for Dinah's 'Hot as L' Showcase

By EDGE | Feb 5
Club Skirts, in association with SHOWTIME, will present "Hot as L," one of the Dinah Shore Weekend's signature events, featuring some of our community's most beloved and popular stars including Elizabeth Keener, Clementine Ford and Tracy Reyerson.