Joseph Erbentraut

Activists Rally Around Trans Minn. Woman Accused of Murder
Activists Rally Around Trans Minn. Woman Accused of Murder

Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald faces a second-degree murder charge over a fight outside a south Minneapolis bar on June 5 that led to Dean Schmitz's death. McDonald and local transgender activists who have rallied around her maintain she acted in self-defense.

by Joseph Erbentraut | Aug 7, 2011

Transgendered in Samoa: Acceptance of Tradition in the South Pacific
Transgendered in Samoa: Acceptance of Tradition in the South Pacific

Few know about the tradition of transgendered Samoans. The South Pacific island nation has long accepted them, despite a strong Christian influence. EDGE spoke to the most prominent transwoman as part of a series on young LGBT leaders worldwide .

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jul 28, 2011

Baths :: Out & touring & still loving Bjork
Baths :: Out & touring & still loving Bjork

22-year old Will Wiesenfeld (aka Baths, his musical moniker) turned heads with his debut CD last year "Cerulean". Now the SoCal-based artist is touring the country. EDGE spoke to Wiesenfeld about his music, traveling & his love of Bjork.

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jul 19, 2011

Out singer Chris Garneau finds success on his own terms
Out singer Chris Garneau finds success on his own terms

Out gay pop singer Chris Garneau made a splash with his 2006 hit 'Relief.' Since then he's fine-tuned his singing & songwriting. Just off his second tour, EDGE spoke to him about his career, his new CD & his feelings on gay marriage.

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jul 7, 2011

Filmmaker Malachi Leopold to tell gay uncle's story of lost love
Filmmaker Malachi Leopold to tell gay uncle's story of lost love

Chicago-based filmmaker Malachi Leopold's new film tells the story of his gay uncle, who hasn't seen his Iranian lover for 30 years. Here's his story & how you can contribute to his filmmaking project.

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jun 27, 2011

Indian LGBT Activist: We'll Do Gay Rights Our Way
Indian LGBT Activist: We'll Do Gay Rights Our Way

Meet Aniruddhan Vasudevan, a dancer, writer & gay activist from Chennai, the Indian city formerly known as Madras. In this EDGE exclusive, he discusses India's unique road to LGBT legitimacy, work in cities & the country, & his personal journey.

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jun 22, 2011

Mirah + Thao = new album, new tour
Mirah + Thao = new album, new tour

Out performer Mirah has just released a new CD (with Thao Nguyen) and is midway through a national tour that brings her to both coasts. EDGE spoke with her as she prepares for a pair of Chicago dates.

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jun 3, 2011

Manila Luzon :: Living the post-'Drag Race' moment
Manila Luzon :: Living the post-'Drag Race' moment

If there was a fashionista on this season's "RuPaul's Drag Race" it was Manila Luzon. An early favorite, she finished second in the competition, much to the chagrin of her 'fan-ilas.' No fret. They can catch her as she tours the country this Pride month.

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jun 3, 2011

Wisconsin Puts Spotlight on GOP's Social-Issues Agenda
Wisconsin Puts Spotlight on GOP's Social-Issues Agenda

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has once again sparked controversy over his decision to not defend the Badger State's domestic partner registry, but Republicans across the country face a growing conundrum over whether to appease social conservatives or court

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jun 3, 2011

Cruising in the Age of Gay Mobile Apps
Cruising in the Age of Gay Mobile Apps

From Grindr to GuySpy, gay dating mobile apps are a hot new trend. Despite fears that tech-savvy hook-ups would render obsolete gayborhood hotspots and haunts, evidence indicates that many gay men are using these apps to supplement their bar-hopping.

by Joseph Erbentraut | Jun 3, 2011


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