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Powerhouse Nightlife Producer Jeffrey Sanker Dead at 62

By Matthew Wexler | May 30, 2021

Jeffrey Sanker, who took LGBTQ nightlife and the circuit party to stratospheric levels, died on Friday, May 28 at age 62, from liver cancer.

Home Entertainment: How to Host a Virtual Casino Night

May 24, 2021

In line with increases and improvements in internet connectivity, we have more options than ever to connect with friends from around the globe. Maybe it's time to get creative with a virtual casino!

Burning Man Cancels 2021 Festival in Northern Nevada Desert

By Scott Sonner | Apr 29, 2021

Burning Man organizers announced Tuesday they are canceling this summer's annual counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sisters' Easter Celebration's Online April 4

By Jim Provenzano | Mar 20, 2021

For the second time, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will host their very popular Easter party online. the event will still include the Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary contests, plus a basket full of drag fun.

Event Producer Jake Resnicow to Help Queer Nightlife Workers Impacted by the Pandemic with $8,000 in Grants

Mar 14, 2021

Jake Resnicow Events pledges to donate $200 grants to 40 LGBTQ+ nightlife workers and artists impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns.

Over the Years with the Santa Speedo Run 2

Over the Years with the Santa Speedo Run 2

Dec 13, 2020

The Santa Speedo Run was born 20 years ago in Boston Back Bay. Here's a second look back at Speedo runs around the country over the years.

Over the Years with the Santa Speedo Run 1

Over the Years with the Santa Speedo Run 1

Dec 12, 2020

Since it started in Boston in 2000 the Santa Speedo Run has been one of the most fun charitable events of season. Other runs followed in other cities. Over the years - from Boston to Chicago to SF - EDGE has covered the event. Here's some flashback pics.

Santa Skivvies Run: Memories & a 2020 Revision

Santa Skivvies Run: Memories & a 2020 Revision

Dec 5, 2020

This year's Santa Skivvies Run, the SF AIDS Foundation's fun fundraiser, is an online challenge, and you can still have fun on Dec. 13 (sign up at Here's an album of Steven Underhill's best photos from past events.

The 30th Anniversary of the Black & Blue Festival and the 3rd Edition of the Carnaval des Couleurs are Postponed to October 2021

Sep 25, 2020

The 30th Anniversary of the world-renowned Black & Blue LGBTQ Festival and the 3rd edition of the Carnaval des Couleurs of Montreal are postponed to October 2021.

Community Through Cocktails: Stoli's Nationwide Effort to Unite

Community Through Cocktails: Stoli's Nationwide Effort to Unite

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 4, 2020

The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic may be on hiatus, but its impact on the LGBTQ community is in full swing.

Actor John Cameron Mitchell to Appear at Save Julius' Bar Online Fundraiser

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jul 23, 2020

Iconic LGBTQ+ screenwriter and star to appear at online fundraiser for legendary NYC bar.

Gay Days Anaheim 2015 :: Kingdom

Gay Days Anaheim 2015 :: Kingdom

Jul 22, 2020

After a magical day in Disneyland, thousands packed the Anaheim House of Blues for Kingdom, the biggest party of the weekend. With Kimberly S at the turntables and with a special performance by Well Strung, the night ruled again!

Announcing KindRED Pride Foundation's Virtual Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Gay Disney

Jun 3, 2020

To kick off Pride Month, the KindRED Pride Foundation announces two events on June 6: The RED Shirt Challenge, and a 12-Hour Virtual Celebration.

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

By Kilian Melloy | May 28, 2020

When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.

Over 100 NYC Performers to Join 'Pride 2020 Dragfest - A Weekend to Support Our Queens'

May 20, 2020

Political activist and New York City drag staple Marti Gould Cummings and The Only Productions have announced the largest digital drag festival during Pride 2020.

Gay Days: 30th Annual Celebration Rescheduled To Halloween Weekend 2020

Apr 15, 2020

This year's Gay Days has not been canceled - just postponed. This time, the annual summertime festival will a Hallowe'en event!

'One Magical Weekend' Canceled for 2020

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 3, 2020

The annual "One Magical Weekend" event that brings LGTBQ revelers to Orlando from around the world has been canceled for 2020, organizers of the event said in a release.

Phoenix Pride Announces New Dates for Festival and Parade

Mar 23, 2020

Phoenix Pride has announced the rescheduled dates for the 40th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade, with the Festival now set to run Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8, 2020.

Winter Party Attendee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020

One of the largest LGBTQ circuit parties in the world may have exposed thousands of attendees to COVID-19.

RuPaul's DragCon in LA is Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Mar 11, 2020

RuPaul's popular DragCon event in Los Angeles has been canceled.

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