LGBTQ News and More

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

NEWS | By Finbarr Toesland | Dec 7

The LGBTQ+ community has one of the highest smoking rates among disparity populations. Decades of target marketing by 'Big Tobacco' companies is a major contributing factor.

Review: Tony-winning 'The Band's Visit' Only Fitfully Entertaining

Review: Tony-winning 'The Band's Visit' Only Fitfully Entertaining

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Taft | Dec 7

Although it won a Tony Award for Best Musical, Book, and Score, "The Band's Visit" is only fitfully entertaining. But it's funnier than expected, and has a few catchy tunes.

Review: Old Vic's 'A Christmas Carol' Makes for a Holiday Treat for LA Audiences

Review: Old Vic's 'A Christmas Carol' Makes for a Holiday Treat for LA Audiences

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Taft | Dec 7

Direct from London's Old Vic, the Jack Thorne adaptation, directed by Matthew Warchus, brings LA audiences a real holiday treat.

Long Island Man, 74, Arrested for Threats to Bomb, Shoot NYC Pride

Long Island Man, 74, Arrested for Threats to Bomb, Shoot NYC Pride

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 7

A 74-year-old Long Island man was arrested after allegedly sending threats to bomb and shoot LGBTQ+ events, organizations, and people over an eight-year period, including last summer's NYC Pride March.

Out Wrestler Anthony Bowens Stands Up to Anti-LGBTQ+ Protesters by Kissing Boyfriend

Out Wrestler Anthony Bowens Stands Up to Anti-LGBTQ+ Protesters by Kissing Boyfriend

NEWS | Dec 7

Out wrestler Anthony Bowens shared a photo where he's seen kissing his boyfriend in front of anti-LGBTQ+ protesters.

'Scream' Creator Kevin Williamson Says Movies Mirror Gay Survival

'Scream' Creator Kevin Williamson Says Movies Mirror Gay Survival

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Dec 7

In a new interview, the "Scream" creator details how his own gay coming of age mirrors the survival rules of a horror film.

In and Outside Court, Smollett Fights for Reputation, Career

In and Outside Court, Smollett Fights for Reputation, Career

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sara Burnett and Charles Rex Arbogast | Dec 7

Outside the courtroom where actor Jussie Smollett is fighting charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist attack, his publicist has introduced a roster of supporters to the assembled TV cameras.

5 Trending CBD Brands to Gift This Holiday Season

5 Trending CBD Brands to Gift This Holiday Season

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 7

CBD is the hot holiday gift this season. EDGE curates some of our favorite CBD brands for all your giving (and receiving!) pleasure.

Iowa to Pay $1.9M to Settle Religious, Speech Rights Cases

Iowa to Pay $1.9M to Settle Religious, Speech Rights Cases

NEWS | By David Pitt | Dec 7

A state panel agreed Monday to spend nearly $2 million to settle two federal lawsuits brought against the University of Iowa in 2017 after a religious group denied a gay student a leadership role.

'Yassify,' 'Omicron' Among 2021's Most Mispronounced Words

'Yassify,' 'Omicron' Among 2021's Most Mispronounced Words

ENTERTAINMENT | By William J. Kole | Dec 7

The list released Tuesday identifies the words that proved most challenging for newsreaders and people on television to pronounce this year.

Business

Pipeline: Cascade of White Owners Has Slowed NFL Change

Pipeline: Cascade of White Owners Has Slowed NFL Change

BUSINESS | By Eddie Pells | Dec 4

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white.

Finance

'Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches On Just in Time For Holidays

'Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches On Just in Time For Holidays

FINANCE | By Ken Sweet | Dec 2

As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments.

Cars

Edmunds: Ford Bronco Versus Jeep Wrangler

Edmunds: Ford Bronco Versus Jeep Wrangler

CARS | By Miles Branman, Edmunds | Dec 5

The new 2021 Bronco SUV pays homage to its predecessors and serves as an intriguing alternative to a well-known off-roading icon: The Jeep Wrangler.

Health/Fitness

How Can I Protect Myself From New Omicron Variant?

How Can I Protect Myself From New Omicron Variant?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 7

Best protection from the new omicron variant? Get vaccinated if you haven't yet, get a booster if you're eligible and step up other precautions you may have relaxed.

Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar Chicago :: December 4, 2021

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar Chicago :: December 4, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Dec 5

Sidetrack the Video Bar hosted their 10th Santa Speedo Run to benefit Center on Halsted, the LGBTQ+ community center. Registration began at noon and after a singalong of "Jingle Balls" participants ran a mile through Lakeview East.