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Faces of Pride :: June 6 - 8, 2014

Jul 22
Pride kicked off on the first weekend in June in Washington DC, Philadelphia & Los Angeles. Scroll through and see many of the faces that came out in those three cities to celebrate Pride!

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In Washington

Members of the LGBT community and allies rally outside the Wilson Building in April as part of a demonstration to build support for a bill that would repeal prostitution-free zones

Prostitution-Free Zones Under Fire

LOCAL | By John Riley | Jul 20
The D.C. Council heard testimony last week on a bill that would repeal a controversial section of the D.C. Code that allows the chief of police to declare any public area of up to 1,000 square feet as a "prostitution-free zone" for up to 20 days.

Lateefah Williams

Lateefah Williams Enters AG Race

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jul 17
Lateefah Williams, the out lesbian former president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the city's top LGBT political organization, on Thursday officially announced her candidacy to become the District's next Attorney General.

Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban, Stays Ruling

NATIONAL | Jul 23
A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.

The LGBT Guide to Comic-Con 2014

NATIONAL | By Kevin Taft | Jul 23
Headed to Comic-Con this weekend? EDGE's Comic-Con guru Kevin Taft offers a guide as to what to catch over this major entertainment event (with a focus on LGBT content).

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Christopher Henley and Jay Hardee

Christopher Henley and Jay Hardee Juggle Their Twin Roles in Theater and at Home

THEATRE | By Doug Rule | Jul 20
"I asked Christopher out on a date the day before we went to Poland," Jay Hardee says. "And it went well, and then Poland was very romantic. Our cast mates dubbed us the 'Make Out Boys.' "

Elizabeth McCain in "A Lesbian Belle Tells" at Fringe

The Queer Fringe: A Roundup of LGBT-Related Shows at Capital Fringe

THEATRE | By Doug Rule | Jul 17
As ever, among the 145 productions at this year's ninth annual festival, there are a couple handfuls of shows with obvious appeal to LGBT denizens of D.C.

Sue Fulton

LGBTs Connect at Netroots Nation

CULTURE | By Chuck Colbert | Jul 23
More than 120 LGBT activists, bloggers, organizations, funders, and journalists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Detroit this past week for a day-long discussion about the future of the LGBT movement.

On The Scene with Mike Diamond @ 'McKellen Me Softly' Art Show, NYC

FINE ARTS | Jul 23
'McKellen Me Softly' is a one night party & art show sponsored by Geeks Out in which fans honor prominent gay actor Ian McKellen. Mike Diamond goes On The Scene to meet and greet with the geekiest gays you can possibly imagine!

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New amfAR Grants Fund Search for the Cure

By EDGE | Jul 14
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has dedicated $2.4M in research grants to fund the search for an end to HIV/AIDS.

Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban, Stays Ruling

Jul 23
A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.

Joshua Fennell

Growing up in a large family in NJ, life wasn't always easy for this now 45-year old gay man. His first boyfriend helped bring out the artist in him, and grief and hard times over the years have only served to fuel his work.

PrEP : The Right Choice for You?

By Family Health Centers of San Diego | Jun 14
PrEP is a good step in the right direction, but it is not the "be-all and end-all" answer to preventing the transmission of HIV. It is not p…

EDGE Goes Social

A patio garden view shows the connected sections of seven-story modern modular apartment building called the Stack.

Stackable Apartments Arise in NYC

HOME | By Jennifer Peltz | Jul 23
In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

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Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

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2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jul 23
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

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Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md.

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads to Match Downloads

PERSONAL TECH | By Peter Svensson | Jul 22
Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.

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Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv: Beaches, Boys and Beyond

By Gregory Kiep | Jul 21
Whether you're looking for sexy beaches, posh accommodations or historical tours, Tel Aviv has established itself as one of the hottest LGBT destinations in the world.

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Check for Hep C on July 25

July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
July 25 is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD), a national mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.

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