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Challenges to Gay Marriage Bans: Where They Stand

Aug 26
Gay couples can marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia. A look at where cases pending in other states stand.

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Virginia Prepares for Possibility of Gay Marriage

LOCAL | By Brock Vergakis | Aug 20
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

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Gay Marriages Could Begin in Va. Thursday, Unless SCOTUS Intervenes

NATIONAL | Aug 19
The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Rev. Melody Merida, of the Life Journey Church, hands out signed heart-shaped cards to Greg Hasty, left, and CJ Vallero following at a rally in Indianapolis.

Judges Blast Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage Bans

NATIONAL | By Michael Tarm | Aug 26
Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

Anti-Gay Activist Gives Fashion Report From Hell

RELIGION | By EDGE | Aug 26
According to extreme right-wing activist Flip Benham, the must have colors for everyone's wardrobe in hell this season will be pink, red and black.

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'Fiddler on the Roof' Celebrates Anniv. at Arena Stage

THEATRE | By EDGE | Aug 21
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production this fall, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater mounts a new staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.

Amy Schumer

Comedians Descend En Masse on Jiffy Lube Live

THEATRE | By Randy Shulman | Aug 20
Though billed as a festival of comedy and curiosity, and despite the "oddball" in the title, Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival 2014 is mostly focused on the funny and not the bizarre.

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan on "Masters of Sex"

Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen on 'Masters of Sex'

TELEVISION | By Fred Topel | Aug 26
The hit Showtime series "Masters of Sex" chronicles the pioneering sexual behavior research by Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson that help make the sexual revolution. EDGE spoke to the series' stars Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan.

Bryan Cranston, winner of the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his work in "Breaking Bad."

Not a Good Night for Movie Stars at Emmys

TELEVISION | By David Bauder | Aug 26
The Emmys welcomed plenty of movie stars to television's biggest awards show, including Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey, Mark Ruffalo and the reigning Oscar winner for best actor, Matthew McConaughey. All were sent home empty-handed.

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Anti-Cancer Drug Attacks Hidden HIV Reservoirs

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.…
Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Thomas Evans

For Thomas Evans, the devastation of HIV/AIDS literally hits home. The Mt. Kisco, N.Y., native may himself be HIV-negative but the impact of the AIDS epidemic really hit him in 1992, when he lost his father to AIDS-related complications.

HIV+ Need to Skip Caffeine for a Real Boost

By Cyd Zeigler Jr. | Aug 22
HIV+ and way too tired? Look to complex carbs, protein, fat and some key vitamins for a better boost than stimulants.

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Luxury Fashion Takes On Fitness Technology

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Aug 27
Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage.

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Southern Decadence Grand Marshals XL Reba Douglas, Chad Boutte & Aubrey Synclaire

Southern Decadence in 'The City That Care Forgot'

By EDGE | Aug 26
Get ready for the invasion as over 150,000 revelers are expected to descend on New Orleans for the giant 43rd Southern Decadence Celebration of Gay Life, Music & Culture August 27-September 1.

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Sales of US New Homes Fall in July

REAL ESTATE | By Josh Boak | Aug 25
Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery. The Commerce Department said that new-home sales fell 2.4 percent last month.

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Advocacy Group asks for Chrysler Investigation

TIPS & ADVICE | By Tom Krisher | Aug 26
An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.

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A Haunting Memory and Moving Tribute: Visiting 9/11 Sites

By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 26
Nearly 15 million people have visited the Sept. 11 Memorial since it opened three years ago on the footprints of the twin towers. For those who want to visit, pay respects or learn more about the events of 13 years ago, here are some options.

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Niki Quasney, left, talks about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler.

Health-Care Fears Loom Large in Gay Marriage Cases

HEALTH | By Rick Callahan | Aug 25
Dozens of same-sex couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies they face.

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