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Shark Sightings Cause Officials to Evacuate Beach Near Fire Island

By EDGE | Jul 24
The sighting of two six-foot sharks swimming close to the shore Thursday caused officials on Long Island to evacuate waters in the Town of Oyster Bay beach located roughly 20-miles west of the gay communities Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove.

Roaches Lead to Castro Eatery Closures

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 18
A handful of restaurants have reopened in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood after recently being closed when city inspectors found cockroaches and, in some cases, rodent infestations.

PAWS Director 'Forced to Leave'

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 12
The former executive director of Pets Are Wonderful Support, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, says the agency recently made him quit.

Grill Master: David Guas' Barbecue Boot Camp

By Doug Rule | Jul 11
Until very recently, David Guas was little more than your typical backyard griller. "I have grilled since I was young," Guas says, "but it was one of those things that I would always do at home, not necessarily professionally."

Us Helping Us Receives $1.75 Million Grant

By John Riley | Jul 5
Us Helping Us, the HIV-prevention nonprofit that works with black gay and same-gender-loving men received good news: The CDC announced it would award the local organization a five-year grant.

Statement From Fire Island Invasion Organizer: The Show Will Go On

By EDGE | Jul 2
According to event organizer Panzi, the 40th annual "Invasion of the Pines" will go on as scheduled - no thanks to Ian Reisner. PJ McAteer notes that as always, for all in drag, the drinks will be on the house.

Racine Selects Williams and White for Temporary Appointments

By John Riley | Jun 28
Attorney General Karl Racine announced on Thursday that he has named two former candidates for Attorney General and the D.C. Council to join the Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) community outreach team.

A Day in the Folklife

By MW | Jun 28
"A lot of people have this image of Peru," says festival coordinator James Mayer. "You know Machu Picchu, and pan flutes. I think people are going to be surprised at the immense diversity of Peruvian traditions and cultures."

Citing Boycott, Ascension Party Leaves Fire Island for Mykonos

By EDGE | Jun 22
The drama in Fire Island Pines now officially spans two continents.

#WickedPissed: Activists Disrupt Boston Pride Parade

By EDGE | Jun 15
On Saturday, June 13, 2015 about a dozen LGBTQ activists of Color and allies participated in a sit-in to disrupt and shut down the 45th Annual Boston Pride Parade. The sit-in served to refocus attention on those most marginalized in the LGBTQ community,

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