Gay News: The Latest

Empty Seats, Delivered Feasts as Virus Changes Thanksgiving

Empty Seats, Delivered Feasts as Virus Changes Thanksgiving

NEWS | By Regina Garcia Cano, Matt Sedensky and Heather Hollingsworth | Nov 26
Americans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people in the United States.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Takes Flight in Virus Times

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Takes Flight in Virus Times

NEWS | Nov 26
The balloons were in the sky and the marching bands took to the streets for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, but coronavirus restrictions meant it was without the throngs of people usually scrambling for a view.

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Jill Colvin | Nov 26
On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans on Wednesday to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions.

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

Holiday Trends to Watch: Adult Play-Doh; Stores that Ship

NEWS | By Joseph Pisani and Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26
The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other.

UK Judge Refuses Depp Permission to Appeal Libel Ruling

UK Judge Refuses Depp Permission to Appeal Libel Ruling

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 26
A judge has refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal against a British court's ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard.

Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

Justice Department Appeals, Seeking to Replace Trump in Suit

NEWS | By Larry Neumeister | Nov 26
The Justice Department is appealing a judge's refusal to let the United States replace President Donald Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s.

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

Zoomed on the Toilet — Anti-LGBTQ NJ School Board Member Resigns after Embarrassing Incident

NEWS | Nov 26
A member of a NJ school board resigned on Tuesday after mistakenly zooming her toilet visit during a meeting. Last year she made headlines due to her anti-LGBTQ views on education.

'Frank' Talk: An Interview with Actor Peter Macdissi

'Frank' Talk: An Interview with Actor Peter Macdissi

ARTS & CULTURE | By Gregg Shapiro | Nov 26
In "Uncle Frank," Alan Ball's second full-length feature, Peter Macdissi plays Walid, the partner of Frank (Paul Bettany). Both warily travel from Manhattan to the deep South for a family funeral. Macdissi discussed his work on the film.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

NEWS | Nov 26
California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

High Court Blocks NY Coronavirus Limits on Houses of Worship

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Nov 26
As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus.


News

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 26
A moving letter from a young boy named Will asked Santa if God still loves him even though he's gay. The letter is pulling heartstrings all across the internet.


Entertainment

Is Aussie Hunk Harry Jowsey To Hot Too Handle?

Is Aussie Hunk Harry Jowsey To Hot Too Handle?

CULTURE | Nov 26
Australian Harry Jowsey was the break-out star from Netflix's hit reality show "Too Hot Too Handle" this past summer. And a recent trip to California's Venice Beach showed as to why.


Business

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

Starbucks Barista Claims Firing for Refusing to Wear Pride Shirt

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 25
A former Starbucks barista in New Jersey is suing the corporation because, she alleges, she was fired for refusing to wear a "PRIDE" T-shirt.


Technology

AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

INTERNATIONAL | By Danica Kirka | Nov 26
AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.


Finance

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

NATIONAL | By John Schmidt | Nov 25
More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.


Cars

Edmunds: Black Friday car Deals May Not Be as Bountiful

Edmunds: Black Friday car Deals May Not Be as Bountiful

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya | Nov 25
While Black Friday savings on new cars aren't that dramatic — no 70% off fire sales here — they do generally make mid- to late November a good time to buy a car.


Style

Giving the Gift of CBD: 10 Favorite CBD Brands of the Season

Giving the Gift of CBD: 10 Favorite CBD Brands of the Season

HOME | Nov 25
EDGE has curated the ultimate CBD holiday gift guide, including CBD gift boxes, CBD gift bundles, and the best CBD products of 2020. The only difficulty will be deciding whether to gift them or keep for yourself!


Health/Fitness

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

HEALTH | Nov 26
Diagnosed with stage-four cancer, one patient is pouring energy into a new effort to help dying patients gain legal access to psilocybin — the mind-altering compound found in so-called magic mushrooms — to ease their psychic pain.


Travel

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

By John Marshall | Nov 25
The small town has made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.


Nightlife

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

CULTURE | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 24
One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?