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Faces of Pride :: June 6 - 8, 2014

Jul 22
Pride kicked off on the first weekend in June in Washington DC, Philadelphia & Los Angeles. Scroll through and see many of the faces that came out in those three cities to celebrate Pride!

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In Chicago

Chicago Court to Hear Indiana and Wisconsin Gay Marriage Arguments

NATIONAL | Jul 15
A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear arguments in challenges of gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana's on Aug. 13.

'Poor Man's' Polar Vortex to Hit Midwest Next Week

NATIONAL | By Don Babwin | Jul 12
Unseasonably cool weather will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week.

Appeal Court Asked to Unblock Florida Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | Jul 23
Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple have turned to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.

Pastor Bert Farias

Anti-Gay Pastor: Don't Hate Me But Gays Are Possessed By Smelly Demons

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
Pastor Bert Farias, founder of Holy Fire Ministries says he doesn't want gays to hate him but they are possessed by smelly demons that pigs won't tolerate.

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In Chicago

LezFest Producer Libby Lane

LezFest Chicago Motivates Community for Women's Words Weekend

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
On July 28, Pride Films and Plays presents "LezFest: A One Night Fling," a celebration in words, songs, music and theater at Mary's Attic. Join PFP for an evening all about ladies who love ladies who are artists.

John Amaechi, Diana Nyad, Fallon Fox

Class of 2014: John Amaechi, Diana Nyad, Among New Inductees to Gay & Lesbian Sports of Hall

CULTURE | By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 10
Wade Davis, Fallon Fox, Nike Corp are all being inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, along with the entire 2014 class.

On The Scene with Mike Diamond @ 'McKellen Me Softly' Art Show, NYC

FINE ARTS | Jul 23
'McKellen Me Softly' is a one night party & art show sponsored by Geeks Out in which fans honor prominent gay actor Ian McKellen. Mike Diamond goes On The Scene to meet and greet with the geekiest gays you can possibly imagine!

Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane: Straight Actors Can Play Gay Roles

CELEBRITIES | Jul 23
Gay actors shouldn't have a monopoly on gay roles, award-winning stage and screen actor Nathan Lane said.

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New amfAR Grants Fund Search for the Cure

By EDGE | Jul 14
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has dedicated $2.4M in research grants to fund the search for an end to HIV/AIDS.

Appeal Court Asked to Unblock Florida Gay Marriage

Jul 23
Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple have turned to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.

Joshua Fennell

Growing up in a large family in NJ, life wasn't always easy for this now 45-year old gay man. His first boyfriend helped bring out the artist in him, and grief and hard times over the years have only served to fuel his work.

PrEP : The Right Choice for You?

By Family Health Centers of San Diego | Jun 14
PrEP is a good step in the right direction, but it is not the "be-all and end-all" answer to preventing the transmission of HIV. It is not p…

EDGE Goes Social

A patio garden view shows the connected sections of seven-story modern modular apartment building called the Stack.

Stackable Apartments Arise in NYC

HOME | By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 23
In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

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Sandblast :: July 19, 2014

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 22
How much fun can gays have? Well, Sandblast is the fun-meter and Atlantic City its new home. These three days packed-full of activities and parties left hundreds already looking forward to the next one.

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Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

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2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 23
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

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Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md.

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads to Match Downloads

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Svensson | Jul 22
Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.

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Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv: Beaches, Boys and Beyond

By Gregory Kiep | Jul 21
Whether you're looking for sexy beaches, posh accommodations or historical tours, Tel Aviv has established itself as one of the hottest LGBT destinations in the world.

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Check for Hep C on July 25

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD), a national mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.

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