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’Party Monster’ Michael Alig to Leave Prison

Apr 18
Club Kid icon Michael Alig is slated to leave prison next month after serving 17-years for the murder of fellow Club Kid Andre "Angel" Melendez in 1996.

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Mark Goshorn Jones

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

NATIONAL | By Kevin Langson | Apr 18
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.

Putin Would Be Proud: ’No Homo Promo’ Laws Around the Nation

POLITICS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Apr 19
"No Promo Homo" laws forbid teachers from discussing gay and transgender issues (including sexual health and HIV/AIDS awareness) in a positive light - if at all.

Norwegian Plumber Sentenced for Stabbing Coworker 10 Times for Gay Jokes

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 19
A plumber from Norway has been sentenced to time in a mental care facility, in lieu of jail, after he stabbed a coworker ten times for making jokes about him, implying the plumber is gay.

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Lisa Haas and Jackie Monahan

"The Foxy Merkins" Comes to Atlanta Film Fest

By Conswella Bennett | Apr 1
Merkins are lurkin’ on the streets of Atlanta this week and the public can catch a glimpse during a screening of the much-anticipated lesbian movie, "The Foxy Merkins" at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 3 at The Plaza Theatre.

Atlanta Ballet’s ’Nutcracker’ Returns for its 54th Season

THEATRE | By EDGE | Nov 7
There will be a new guest at the Petrov party this year when Atlanta Ballet brings its most popular production back to life. Master illusionist & "America’s Got Talent" finalist Drew Thomas will perform new tricks and special effects in the holiday tale.

Web Soap ’Beacon Hill’ Reunites Daytime Stars

TELEVISION | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 19
Actress Crystal Chappell, who played a lesbian in a committed relationship on "Guiding Light," offers "Beacon Hill," a web serial she’s producing. The new show reunites several of her "Guiding Light" co-stars.

’RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Season Six :: An Interview with Laganja Estranja

CELEBRITIES | By Scott Holland | Apr 19
Week 8 of "Ru Paul’s Drag Race" season 6 brought us a Chin Singing competition. In the end Jocelyn and Laganja were in the bottom 2 and battled it out with a in synch split that turned it. It was Laganja’s time to go. Now she talks "Drag Race."

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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

15 Eco-Friendly Products For Your Home, Inside and Out

HOME | By Mike Halterman | Apr 19
We should all do our part to help the environment. Perhaps you’ve wanted to, but you didn’t know where to start. That’s why we consulted the experts over at BuyGreen.com

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Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital wait to receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is a New Strain

LEGAL | By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 19
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

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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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2014 Audi RS 7

Audi’s RS 7 is Answer to Porsche, Mercedes

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Apr 18
The 2014 Audi RS 7 checks all the boxes and then some for wealthy car buyers who want a stylish, luxury sedan that looks like a coupe, delivers 500-plus turbocharged V-8 horsepower and comes with a high-brow German pedigree.

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California Delays Decision on Protecting Gray Wolf

SCIENCE | By Scott Smith | Apr 18
Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

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Club Skirts the Dinah

Lez in the Dez: Club Skirts the Dinah Brings 20,000 to Palm Springs

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 19
Club Skirts The Dinah marked its 24th year in Palm Springs and more than 20,000 lesbians came out to play, proving that gay men don’t have a lockdown on the high velocity party scene.

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Get tested and take a selfie in Hartford!

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

HEALTH | 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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