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#ALS #IceBucketChallenge :: The Top 15 Celebs

Aug 18
We've rounded up the hunks of the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge, now it's time to check out some of the biggest names in Hollywood who participated in the viral campaign!

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Georgia Seeks Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Dismissal

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Foody | Jul 21
Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Ga. University System Changes Gay Couples’ Benefits

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 1
Married same-sex couples will get tax benefits equal to heterosexual couples through a retirement plan offered by the University System of Georgia, following a Monday vote by the system’s governing board.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's mugshot.

Texas' Perry Smiles for Mug Shot, Gets Ice Cream

NATIONAL | By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber | Aug 20
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

A community leader tries to get protesters to move back as police attempt to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo.

Latest Ferguson Protests Are Smaller, More Subdued

NATIONAL | By Nigel Duara | Aug 20
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

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Lance Bass to Lead Record Breaking Effort in Atlanta for Gay Marriage

CELEBRITIES | By EDGE | Jun 16
An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Arms-Linked Toast will be made Monday when entertainer and activist, Lance Bass joins over 200 marriage equality supporters in Atlanta.

Del Shores will do two back-to-back benefits for AID Atlanta

Del Shores: My Sordid Best Benefits AID Atlanta

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 10
On June 11 and June 12, Del Shores will come to Atlanta for two benefit performances for the AIDS Service Organization AID Atlanta.

Madonna

Madonna Items Going Up for Auction

CELEBRITIES | Aug 20
Julien's Auctions announced Tuesday that items from Madonna's personal and professional life will be auctioned Nov. 7-8.

Jane Froiland as Helena in "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur"

"Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends" at Ptown Festival

THEATRE | By EDGE | Aug 20
The 9th Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, "Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends," features humor, love, disappointment and healing that springs from friendships.

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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.…
Franklin Street in Uptown Oakland was packed at the 2012 Oakland Pride festival; this year's event will include a parade

Oakland Pride to Have Inaugural Parade

By Sean Piverger | Sunday Aug 17, 2014
The fifth incarnation of Oakland Pride is coming up later this month and, to mark the occasion, there will be a parade.

Thomas Evans

For Thomas Evans, the devastation of HIV/AIDS literally hits home. The Mt. Kisco, N.Y., native may himself be HIV-negative but the impact of the AIDS epidemic really hit him in 1992, when he lost his father to AIDS-related complications.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 24
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

EDGE Goes Social

EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Men's Grooming

GROOMING | By Steve Weinstein | Aug 19
Since its birth 10 years ago EDGE has considered "lifestyle" as essential to its readers as news and entertainment. Certainly, there are few aspects of life or style as essential for gay men (yes, even bears) as grooming.

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Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue Target

LEGAL | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Aug 20
An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit.

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NY Fed: US Auto Loans Soar to Highest in 8 Years

SAVING | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Aug 18
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers, according to a report Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

AUTO NEWS | By Joan Lowy | Aug 19
The Obama administration said it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions.

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Horse Tattooed to Prevent Cancerous Eye Ulcers

SCIENCE | Aug 20
A Missouri foxtrotter horse suffers from pigmentation problem that causes his right eye to sunburn and form ulcers. Local tattoo artists inked black around the horses eye to absorb the damaging sunlight.

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The Mekong Reborn with Aqua Expeditions

By Daniel Scheffler | Aug 20
Discover the Mekong River aboard the luxurious and eco-friendly riverboat Aqua Mekong, launching this fall.

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Florence Henderson helps Bay Area ASOs!

Florence Henderson Helps at NoCal's Largest AIDS Benefit

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
On August 24, Northern California will hold "Help Is On the Way 20," its largest annual star-studded AIDS benefit concert and gala, to benefit four Bay Area ASOs. And topping the list of celebrity performers is none other than Florence Henderson.

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