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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.

Round 2: Court Takes up Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Kristi Eaton | Apr 16
Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday.

University of Rhode Island

URI Breaks Ground on Gay and Lesbian Center

LOCAL | Apr 16
The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

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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.

Emmy Award winning Actor and Comedian Leslie Jordan begins the "Turn Up the Volume" series with proceeds benefiting the Trevor Project.

Spring into a Season Full of Events at The Crown

CULTURE | By EDGE | Apr 16
Spring has arrived at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown. The wild energy starts with piano man Steve SanSousie, "The Mr. New England Rubber Contest" keeps it raging, and this summer the "Turn Up the Volume" series keeps the energy roaring.

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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

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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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Sprint Calls Customer ’Gay Sissboy’ in Email

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
A straight married man from Chicago says he received an email from phone company Sprint that addressed him as a "gay sissyboy."

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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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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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