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A Backwards 'Bohème?' Tenor Jesus Garcia Talks of Adventurous Production's Challenges

A Backwards 'Bohème?' Tenor Jesus Garcia Talks of Adventurous Production's Challenges

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 28

The upcoming production of "La Bohème" at Boston Lyric Opera is something unusual: It is told in reverse. No doubt this brings challenges to singers. Acclaimed tenor Jesus Garcia talks about playing Rodolfo.

Ranking the 10 International Seasons of 'Drag Race'

Ranking the 10 International Seasons of 'Drag Race'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Barry Levitt | Sep 28

"RuPaul's Drag Race" has taken over the world and we're getting into the nitty-gritty of which of the international franchises reigns supreme.

Gay Twitter Reacts to Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Show 'Dahmer' Starring Evan Peters

Gay Twitter Reacts to Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Show 'Dahmer' Starring Evan Peters

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 28

Gay Twitter has many thoughts on Netflix's new Ryan Murphy show about gay serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, played here by Evan Peters.

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

NEWS | By Sarah Rankin and Matthew Barakat | Sep 28

Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations.

Billy Eichner Made a Great Rom-com. Now it's Audiences' Turn

Billy Eichner Made a Great Rom-com. Now it's Audiences' Turn

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Sep 28

In the whistle-stop lead-up to the release of "Bros," Eichner has worked tirelessly to whip audiences into a frenzy for a film unlike any Hollywood has before produced.

With 'DWTS,' 'We're Here,' and Upcoming Tour, Shangela is 'Fully Lit'

With 'DWTS,' 'We're Here,' and Upcoming Tour, Shangela is 'Fully Lit'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 28

'RPDR' alum Shangela is having a busy fall. She is currently on "Dancing with the Stars," is set for a new season of "We're Here," and will tour next year. EDGE spoke to her about her busy career.

Do the 'Time Warp' Again — 'Rocky Horror' Show will Travel

Do the 'Time Warp' Again — 'Rocky Horror' Show will Travel

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Sep 28

A touring, interactive version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film's birthday with screenings, live shadow casts, the invitation to be inappropriate and one of its original stars — Barry Bostwick.

'Bros' Co-producer Shares His Supervision of Movie's 'Hot' Gay Sex Scenes

'Bros' Co-producer Shares His Supervision of Movie's 'Hot' Gay Sex Scenes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28

A co-producer for the upcoming gay rom-com "Bros" shared that he took a role in the supervision of the film's gay sex scenes to ensure they were "hot" enough.

Gay Actor Daniel Franzese Questions Casting for 'The Whale'

Gay Actor Daniel Franzese Questions Casting for 'The Whale'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28

Straight actors playing gay remains controversial, but out actor Daniel Franzese pointed out another problematic wrinkle in the casting of Brendan Fraser in Darren Aronofsky's acclaimed movie.

Transgender Deputy Suing Georgia County Goes to Trial
Los Angeles, CA

Transgender Deputy Suing Georgia County Goes to Trial

NEWS | Sep 27

A sheriff's deputy returned to court Monday for a civil trial seeking monetary damages from the Georgia county that employs her after a federal judge ruled her bosses illegally denied the deputy health coverage for gender-confirmation surgery.

News

LGBTQ+ Advocates, Women Worry in Italy after Meloni's Win

LGBTQ+ Advocates, Women Worry in Italy after Meloni's Win

NEWS | By Frances D'Emilio and Trisha Thomas | Sep 28

Swept away by Italian elections that may see Giorgia Meloni soon form the nation's first far-right-led government since World War II were veterans of successful battles for civil rights, as well as lawmakers struggling for freedoms like same-sex marriage.

Business

Starbucks Says It Wants Union Bargaining to Begin

Starbucks Says It Wants Union Bargaining to Begin

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 27

Starbucks said Monday that it wants to start contract negotiations next month at hundreds of U.S. stores that have voted to unionize.

Technology

UK: TikTok May Face Big Fine over Children's Data Protection

UK: TikTok May Face Big Fine over Children's Data Protection

TECHNOLOGY | Sep 27

TikTok could face a 27 million-pound ($29 million) fine in the U.K. over a possible breach of U.K. data protection law by failing to protect children's privacy when they are using the video-sharing platform.

Finance

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 27

The Federal Reserve will have to keep boosting its benchmark interest rate to a point that raises unemployment and gets inflation down from unusually high levels, two officials said in separate remarks Monday.

Cars

GM spending $760M to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

GM spending $760M to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Sep 26

General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drive lines for electric vehicles.

Style

Recreating Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Outfits in 'Blonde'

Recreating Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Outfits in 'Blonde'

STYLE | By Lindsey Bahr | Sep 27

Marilyn Monroe's on-screen costumes are almost as iconic as her. Think of the hot pink strapless gown she wore to sing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Or the white halter cocktail dress that billowed up over a subway grate in "The Seven Year Itch."

Health/Fitness

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars after Roe

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars after Roe

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Heather Hollingsworth | Sep 27

Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling appears to be accelerating a trend of increased birth control use among teens, including long-acting reversible forms like implants.

Travel

White House: New Rule will Show 'True Cost' of Plane Tickets

White House: New Rule will Show 'True Cost' of Plane Tickets

TRAVEL | By Seung Min Kim and David Koenig | Sep 27

President Joe Biden announced a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy.

Nightlife

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Folsom Street Fair 2022

NIGHTLIFE | By photo by Steven Underhill | Sep 26

Kink in all its glory hit the South of Market streets for the annual Folsom Street Fair on Sept. 25. Attendees dressed in leather, rubber, fetish gear, drag — and for some not dressed in much at all — enjoyed strutting their kinky garb.