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Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

Apr 15
The mayor and Seattle City Council have expressed their support for a Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

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Geoff McGrath

Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

NATIONAL | Apr 15
The mayor and Seattle City Council have expressed their support for a Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

Geoff McGrath with a scout

Gay Ex-Troop Leader Goes Against BSA, Continues to Lead Troop

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 8
An out scout leader who was removed from the Boy Scouts of America recently for "deliberately injecting" his sexuality into scouting refuses to step down from his position and continues to lead his Seattle troop.

Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police, dressed as an Amish woman

Male Cop Dresses as Amish Woman to Stop Flasher

CRIME | By Joe Mandak | Apr 17
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Andre Johnson a.k.a. Christ Bearer

Report: Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps Off Balcony, Survives

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 17
In a bizarre alleged suicide attempt, a rapper connected to the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he reportedly cut off his penis and jumped off the second-floor balcony of his North Hollywood home.

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Balanchine’s ’Midsummer’ Comes to Pacific Northwest

THEATRE | By EDGE | Mar 26
Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare’s comedy.

Dan Savage Takes his HUMP! Tour on the Road

CULTURE | By EDGE | Mar 12
Dan Savage has been hosting a festival dedicated to amateur porn in Seattle & Portland for nine years. This March, he takes it on the road.

Simon Amstell

Simon (Amstell) Says... Now in the US

CULTURE | By Douglas Baulf | Apr 16
At 34, Simon Amstell has carved a successful path in Britain, both as an actor & stand-up comic. But the question is will American audiences respond to him as strongly? EDGE spoke to Amstell as he prepares for NYC & Boston appearances.

Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (Erasure) in 1986

Erasure’s Andy Bell, ’Glee’ Star to Sing at Detroit Gay Pride Festival

Apr 16
Andy Bell of Erasure and "Glee" actor Alex Newell are among the musical acts that will perform at this year’s gay pride festival in Detroit.

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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

Capogiro Gelato, Philadelphia.

Go for the Food: Philadelphia

FOOD/DRINK | By Kathy Matheson | Apr 17
Philadelphia food-lovers head to 13th Street, where you can find great eateries and wine bars, a place to get anything from artisanal pizza and gourmet vegan to Asian fusion and modern Indian. And don’t forget the freshly made prickly-pear gelato.

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Vitaly Milonov

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

BARS | By Jason St. Amand | 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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A sea lion pup named Hoppie who was found at Mape’s Ranch near Modesto, Calif.

Lost Sea Lion in California Found Mile from Water

CORPORATE | Apr 17
Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.

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Barack Obama

Report Projects Health Care Costs to Dip Slightly

INSURANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Apr 16
The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance subsidies under the so-called "Obamacare" plan will total a little more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, instead of almost $1.2 trillion initially estimated.

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The National Corvette Museum, workers pull out a car from a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum, in Bowling Green, Ky.

Last Corvette Retrieved From Kentucky Sinkhole

AUTO NEWS | By Bruce Schreiner | Apr 16
The mangled remains of a powerful Corvette - barely recognizable to its former owner - were pulled from the depths of a sinkhole at a Kentucky museum Wednesday, completing weeks of painstaking work to retrieve eight classic cars.

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Screen Time Cuts into Sleep Time for Babies

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
Daily health headlines: New research on young children’s media habits, the risks of gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy, and more top stories.

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Michael Luongo’s "Sensual Travels," Gay Erotica From Around the World

By David Toussaint | Apr 16
Traveling and sex are as intertwined as the positions you and your foreign date discover together. Michael Luongo, a Pulitzer-prize nominee, edits the 20 stories exploring these themes in "Sensual Travel: The Best of Gay Erotica."

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Medical Director Robert Bolan

LA Faces Deadly Meningitis Spike Among MSM

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
If you’re an MSM living in Los Angeles or surrounding areas, you may want to get vaccinated for meningitis -- especially if you are living with HIV.

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