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’The Flick’ by Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

Apr 15
Annie Baker’s "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a run-down movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage."

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’Conversion Therapy’ Ban Defeated in Illinois House

NATIONAL | Apr 11
Illinois lawmakers voted down a bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people.

Legacy Project with Equality House to Showcase LGBT Contributions

LOCAL | By EDGE | Apr 9
This coming weekend, the Legacy Project will officially unveil its first-ever satellite-installation at Equality House in Topeka, Kansas - across the street from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church.

Executive Director of ACLU-Idaho Takes Post in WDC

NATIONAL | Apr 15
The executive director of the ACLU of Idaho has been hired for the same post at the ACLU in Washington, D.C.

NC LGBT Group to Hold Rally Over Tax Filing Policy

NATIONAL | Apr 15
North Carolina’s largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

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Pride Films and Plays is accepting submissions through May 1

Chicago’s Pride Films Accepts Submissions for Women’s Words Fest

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
Pride Films and Plays is now accepting submissions of new works for the stage and screen for Women’s Words Fest, through May 1.

GLAAD’s National Spokesman and Strategic Giving Officer, Omar Sharif, Jr.

Chicago GLAAD Hatter Brunch Returns

CELEBRITIES | By EDGE | Mar 27
GLAAD and its Chicago Leadership Council announce the return of the extremely popular GLAAD Hatter Brunch on Saturday, April 19, 2014, now in its 3rd year, with special guest and GLAAD’s National Spokesman and Strategic Giving Officer, Omar Sharif, Jr.

Michael Phelps

Olympic Great Michael Phelps to Swim Again

CULTURE | By Beth Harris | Apr 15
Don’t expect the same Michael Phelps in his return to swimming after a nearly two-year retirement. Even if Phelps’ comeback is a success, it will be different this time around.

Annie Baker

’The Flick’ by Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

THEATRE | By Mark Kennedy | Apr 15
Annie Baker’s "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a run-down movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage."

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Researchers Closer to a Functional Cure for HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
This year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) revealed clinical trial results that a "functional cure" for HIV is one step closer to becoming reality.…

Bike Shares: Riding Through the World’s Greatest Cities

By Jill Gleeson | Apr 14
Not only is bike sharing good for the environment, it’s a great way for visitors to take in city sights. EDGE offers picks for the brightest cit…

Ned Rorem

Rorem has composed three symphonies and four piano concertos, 10 operas, a wide variety of choral works, ballet scores, music for the theater, and literally hundreds of songs. He is also the author of 16 books.

Confab Reveals Prevention Gains

By Liz Highleyman | Mar 15
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston …

EDGE Goes Social

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Open Door Clinic @ St. Andrews Golf & Country Club :: April 12, 2014

PHOTO ALBUMS | Apr 13
In West Chicago at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club, Open Door Clinic held a fundraising dinner with guest speaker Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis. The HIV/AIDS focused clinic has been in operation since 1977 and has two locations in Elgin and Aurora.

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Understanding the Alternative Minimum Tax

SAVING | Apr 14
Financial Advisor Ray Martin sits down with MoneyWatch’s Amey Stone to discuss the impetus for starting the Alternative Minimum Tax and the impact it’s having on the American taxpayer.

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Q car travels in the highway that connects Yangon to capital Naypyidaw as a cart pulled by bulls carry a load in a parallel gravel track, close to Toungoo, north of Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar Clunkers Scrapped in Rush for ’New’ Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Elaine Kurtenbach | Apr 15
One of the quaintest of many anachronisms in Yangon, a city of moldering colonial villas and gleaming golden pagodas, used to be the decades old Toyotas, Chevys and other clunkers wheezing down its mostly empty roads. Now, new cars flood the streets.

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Unruly Man Forces Southwest Flight to Divert

Apr 15
A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines aircraft after he allegedly tried to open a door during flight was charged Monday with interfering with the crew.

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Medical Director Robert Bolan

LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Among MSM

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 14
If you’re an MSM living in Los Angeles or surrounding areas, you may want to get vaccinated for meningitis - especially if you are living with HIV.

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