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Andrea Meza of Mexico Crowned 69th Miss Universe

Andrea Meza of Mexico Crowned 69th Miss Universe

NEWS | May 17

Andrea Meza of Mexico has been crowned Miss Universe.

Eurovision Song Contest Returns Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

Eurovision Song Contest Returns Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

NEWS | By Mike Corder | May 17

After last year's Eurovision Song Contest was canceled amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is roaring back to life this year with coronavirus bubbles added to its heady mix of music and melodrama.

How LGBTQ Women and Allies are Reshaping Pro Sports

How LGBTQ Women and Allies are Reshaping Pro Sports

NEWS | By Lindsay B. Davis | May 17

Not without its challenges, queer women in pro sports are raising the bar for representation, social justice and media attention. But what forces are behind this new narrative and long overdue power shift?

AT&T, Discovery Join Media Houses as Cord-Cutting Encroaches

AT&T, Discovery Join Media Houses as Cord-Cutting Encroaches

NEWS | May 17

AT&T will combine its massive media operations that include CNN HBO, TNT and TBS in a $43 billion deal with Discovery, the owner of lifestyle networks including the Food Network and HGTV.

Home Cooks Finds Antidote to Blandness on TikTok Videos

Home Cooks Finds Antidote to Blandness on TikTok Videos

STYLE | By Tracee M. Herbaugh | May 17

From sourdough to feta pasta, much of the last year at home has been food-focused. And one driver of these delectable fads is the social media platform TikTok.

Joy for UK Pubs and Hugs Tempered by Rise in Virus Variant

Joy for UK Pubs and Hugs Tempered by Rise in Virus Variant

NEWS | By Danica Kirka | May 17

Pubs and restaurants across much of the U.K. opened for indoor service for the first time since early January on Monday, even as the prime minister urged people to be cautious amid the spread of a more contagious COVID-19 variant.

Colton Underwood Reveals When Reality Show Debuts, Shuts Down Fan Who Asked about Sex Life

Colton Underwood Reveals When Reality Show Debuts, Shuts Down Fan Who Asked about Sex Life

ENTERTAINMENT | May 16

"The Bachelor" star Colton Underwood answered fans' questions on Instagram Stories Sunday, revealing when his reality show will debut on Netflix, shutting down a fan for questioning his sex life, and more.

Eye Candy — Meet the Pit Crew from 'RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under'

Eye Candy — Meet the Pit Crew from 'RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 16

RuPaul always gives good eye candy with her choices for the Pit Crew on the numerous versions of "Drag Race" throughout the world. Such is the case with her latest edition, "RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under," which features hunks Max and Sean.

Peloton's 'King of Quarantine' Cody Rigsby Takes Fear Out of Fitness

Peloton's 'King of Quarantine' Cody Rigsby Takes Fear Out of Fitness

NEWS | By Steve Duffy | May 16

Peloton's Cody Rigsby has become the go-to instructor for the new exercise giant. EDGE spoke to the former dancer about his newfound celebrity, his love of pop divas and how he wants to take the fear out fitness.

Adult Performer Alex Riley Has Passed Away at 22

Adult Performer Alex Riley Has Passed Away at 22

NEWS | May 16

Adult performer Alex Riley has died. The 22-year-old passed away on Sunday, his longtime boyfriend and fellow performer Jacob Hansen tweeted Thursday.

News

Vacation Redux: British Tourists Return to Portugal Beaches

Vacation Redux: British Tourists Return to Portugal Beaches

NEWS | May 17

British vacationers began arriving in large numbers in southern Portugal on Monday for the first time in more than a year, after governments in the two countries eased their COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.

Business

Florida's Amusement Parks Loosen Pandemic Mask Requirements

Florida's Amusement Parks Loosen Pandemic Mask Requirements

BUSINESS | May 16

Florida's major theme parks are adjusting their face mask policies after the federal government loosened its recommendations as more people get vaccinated for the coronavirus.

Finance

In a Year of Lemons, How Lemonade Insurance Also Supports Vital LGBTQ Organizations

In a Year of Lemons, How Lemonade Insurance Also Supports Vital LGBTQ Organizations

SPONSORED CONTENT | May 13

Lemonade has turned wishful thinking into a reality with a technology-driven business model that makes acquiring various insurance types as easy as a few clicks, as well as a robust social action plan.

Cars

Edmunds: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs the Subaru Forester

Edmunds: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs the Subaru Forester

CARS | By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | May 17

The launch of Ford's Bronco, its highly anticipated Jeep Wrangler-like SUV, won't likely happen until late this year. But there is already a Bronco-badged alternative at dealer lots.

Style

Janet Jackson's Ensembles from 'Scream' Video Sold for $125K

Janet Jackson's Ensembles from 'Scream' Video Sold for $125K

STYLE | May 16

Janet Jackson's ensembles she wore in the "Scream" music video opposite of her brother Michael Jackson are among the items up for bid in a three-day auction.

Health/Fitness

CDC Director Defends Decision to Ditch Masks

CDC Director Defends Decision to Ditch Masks

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | May 16

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in guidelines.

Travel

Watch: 'The Gaycation Travel Show' Takes on Manhattan

Watch: 'The Gaycation Travel Show' Takes on Manhattan

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | May 15

The first episode of "The Gaycation Travel Show" takes viewers on a virtual tour on Manhattan with host Ravi Roth and special guest Ivan Quintanilla.