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'Tranny' and 'Gay' Joke Didn't Offend Pres: Obama Pens Letter Praising Rivers

Sep 21
In a recent marathon length edition of E! network's "Fashion Police," Melissa Rivers, daughter to the late actress comedienne spoke with hosts about a letter of condolence she received from the White House following her mother's death

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LGBTQ Youth Job Fair Comes to Chicago

LOCAL | By EDGE | Sep 16
Work! Chicago, an LGBTQ youth job fair, will be hosted Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, noon-4 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech and the Center on Halsted.

Some White Sox Fans Angered Over LGBT Event

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 6
Some fans of the Chicago White Sox took to social media websites this week, expressing their outrage that the baseball team will host a LGBT-friendly event called "LGBT Pride Night: Out at the Sox."

Pedestrians stroll between gleaming luxury apartment buildings along the High Line in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The last stretch of the elevated walkway opens to the public Sunday, Sept. 21.

Final Stretch of NYC's High Line Park Opens

NATIONAL | By Verena Dobnik | Sep 21
The last stretch of New York's High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.

People fill 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue in New York before a climate change protest march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming.

Thousands March in NYC, Around Globe Over Climate

INTERNATIONAL | By Verena Dobnik and Michael Sisak | Sep 21
Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.

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@ Reeling :: LGBT Films to Watch For

MOVIES | By Kevin Langson | Sep 15
Reeling, Chicago's LGBT film fest, celebrates its 32nd year this week. EDGE's Kevin Langston offers a preview of some titles that will be screened.

Reeling Opens with 'Boy Meet Girl'

MOVIES | By EDGE | Aug 27
Celebrate 32 years of The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival, Reeling Film Festival on Thursday, September 18th at The Music Box Theatre with a screening of "Boy Meets Girl."

Polly Bergen in a scene from John Waters' "Cry Baby"

Versatile Actress, Singer Polly Bergen Dies at 84

CELEBRITIES | Sep 21
Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge :: This Is M.E.

MUSIC | By Joel Martens | Sep 21
Melissa Etheridge is one of the most popular singer/songwriters of our generation, with millions in album sales and multiple Grammy nominations. If there ever was a singer/songwriter who represented the LGBT community artistically and in music, she is it.

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Anti-Cancer Drug Attacks Hidden HIV Reservoirs

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.…

2014 Las Vegas PrideFest Closing Party @ The Revolution Lounge :: September 7, 2014

Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
Las Vegas PrideFest 2014 held its closing party in the Revolution Lounge at the Mirage Hotel. It was the perfect end to a fabulous week of fun. Check out the pics!

Kat Coric

Coric is an ardent activist supporting LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS awareness. A multidisciplinary artist, Coric stands out as a heterosexual female artist in the gay Circuit party subculture.

HIV+ Need to Skip Caffeine for a Real Boost

By Cyd Zeigler Jr. | Aug 22
HIV+ and way too tired? Look to complex carbs, protein, fat and some key vitamins for a better boost than stimulants.

EDGE Goes Social

Colors & Patterns :: Some Rules to Follow

HOME | By Joel Martens | Sep 20
When you look at what is being said in print online or by celebrity designers, the advice on what is "in" is as varied as stars burning in the sky. Here are some hints to help cut through the clutter.

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Amelia Broome as Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd"

Consuming Humans :: Amelia Broome Plays Mrs. Lovett

By Michael Cox | Sep 20
Amelia Broome plays Mrs. Lovett one of the most compelling antiheros written for the musical theatre in the Lyric Stage Company's production of: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," through October 11.

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Avoiding the Home of the Hard-Up

RETIREMENT | By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Sep 21
Between the Dutch tulip bubble and the U.S. housing bubble, there have been many other bubbles that have grown and burst. It seems that no matter how many calamities investors experience, they run from bubble to bubble like hipsters to trends.

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Supervisor David Campos speaks Wednesday afternoon about meeting with Facebook representatives and their requirement that users only have accounts with their real names. He is backed by members of San Francisco's drag and transgender communities, including, from left, Little Miss Hot Mess, Sister Roma, Heklina, and Carmen Morrison, who also participated in the meeting

Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name Policy

PERSONAL TECH | By Sean Piverger | Sep 20
San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook executives as a war of words has intensified over the social media service's policy on using real names instead of stage names on Facebook pages.

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Luau! :: Orlando Bear Bash 2014

By Mike Halterman | Sep 21
The Orlando Bear Bash, an annual party for bears, leather enthusiasts, and their admirers, is returning for another fun year of parties and get-togethers beginning Sept. 25. This year the theme is a festive and Hawaiian "Bear Luau."

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Are You At Risk for Osteoporosis?

HEALTH | By John Maroussas | Sep 21
Osteoporosis is a very common condition that makes bones weak and more likely to break easily. Whether or not you think you may be at risk, here are some tips to keep your bones dense and strong as the years pass.

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