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Co-Creator of Russia’s ’Homosexual Propaganda’ Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

Apr 16
One of Russia’s lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned.

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Mark Goshorn Jones

Andy of Gayberry? ’Tennessee Queer’ Explores Rural Gay Life

NATIONAL | By Kevin Langson | Apr 10
The new film "Tennessee Queer" explores life as a rural gay in the South with a keen sense of humor. EDGE spoke to filmmaker Mark Goshorn Jones about finding laughs in what could be thought a more serious subject.

Nev. County GOP Removes ’Traditional’ Marriage Definition from Platform

POLITICS | By Michelle Rindels | Apr 3
The Clark County, Nev., GOP edited its official platform over the weekend to remove a section defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, cut out a statement opposing abortion and added a section affirming people of all sexual orientations.

Barack Obama in the Oval Office replica at the LBJ library

Obama Ties LBJ’s Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Apr 18
President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson’s civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.

Get tested and take a selfie in Hartford!

"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 18
On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians’ Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective.

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’The Finisher’ Author David Baldacci on Young Adult Audience

BOOKS | Apr 18
The best-selling author of the new novel "The Target" is also the writer behind a new young adult book called "The Finisher." Baldacci discusses the importance of reading and what he hopes to impart to his young fans.

Playbill to Celebrate Gay Pride

THEATRE | By EDGE | Apr 17
Playbill iconic yellow and black logo seen in programs both in New York and around the United States gets a new look, at least for the month of June.

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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

How to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

HOME | By Mike Halterman | Apr 18
Sometimes it can feel like this blessed time is here only for a few days, but we have a good few weeks left to enjoy springtime. Here are a few things you can do to get your home energized for this fun time of year.

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Emmy Award winning Actor and Comedian Leslie Jordan begins the "Turn Up the Volume" series with proceeds benefiting the Trevor Project.

Spring into a Season Full of Events at The Crown

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Apr 16
Spring has arrived at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown. The wild energy starts with piano man Steve SanSousie, "The Mr. New England Rubber Contest" keeps it raging, and this summer the "Turn Up the Volume" series keeps the energy roaring.

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MoneyWatch :: New App for Caffeine Junkies

CORPORATE | Apr 18
There’s a new app, called Cups, that lets you pay $45 a month for unlimited coffee from dozens of independent coffee shops. Right now the app is only available in New York and there is one limitation: Users have to wait 30 minutes before ordering another.

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Roofers installing a roof on a new construction home in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

US Home Building Up in March After Frigid Winter

REAL ESTATE | By Paul Wiseman | Apr 17
U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

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Mustang’s 50th Anniversary Atop Empire State Building

AUTO SHOWS | Apr 17
Michelle Miller reports from the observation deck of the Empire State Building, where a new Ford Mustang convertible is on display to celebrate a big anniversary for one of America’s most iconic cars.

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Google Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
After Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue, its stock fell nearly six percent Wednesday after the market closed. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger discusses Google’s first-quarter earnings reports and tech stocks selloff.

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A Walking Tour Through Istanbul

By Sisi Tang | Apr 18
Istanbul has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city’s multilayered history.

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Leslie Henstock and Julia Burrows

Broadway Battles Bullying in Support of Michael Morones

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 17
On April 14, New York City’s stage performers came together at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to donate their time and talent to Broadway Battles Bullying, a one-night only benefit concert for the new Michael Morones Foundation.

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