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'Tranny' and 'Gay' Joke Didn't Offend Pres: Obama Pens Letter Praising Rivers

Sep 21
In a recent marathon length edition of E! network's "Fashion Police," Melissa Rivers, daughter to the late actress comedienne spoke with hosts about a letter of condolence she received from the White House following her mother's death

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view of police treating the victims after the attack

Eyewitness Disputes Self-Defense Claim in Philly Gay Bashing

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 19
An eyewitness' account of last week's brutal attack on two gay men in Philadelphia disputes any impending claim of self-defense from attorneys representing the men and women allegedly involved in the assault.

Lawyers for Philly Gay Bashers Cry Self Defense

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 18
The chips are beginning to fall in the case of the gang involved in the beating of two gay men in Philly last week as a flimsy cries of self-defense emerge and one member of the alleged gang gets fired from his position as a high school basketball coach.

Pedestrians stroll between gleaming luxury apartment buildings along the High Line in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The last stretch of the elevated walkway opens to the public Sunday, Sept. 21.

Final Stretch of NYC's High Line Park Opens

NATIONAL | By Verena Dobnik | Sep 21
The last stretch of New York's High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.

People fill 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue in New York before a climate change protest march Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming.

Thousands March in NYC, Around Globe Over Climate

INTERNATIONAL | By Verena Dobnik and Michael Sisak | Sep 21
Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.

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Nick Stuccio

'FringeArts' Digs In With New Digs

CULTURE | By Lewis Whittington | Sep 12
'FringeArts,' Philadelphia's 3-week arts festival, reaches a milestone this year with the opening of the FringeArts building. EDGE spoke to festival co-founder Nick Stuccio about the festival and new space.

Lantern Theater Company presents "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard.

Four-Day Festival to Accompany Lantern's "Arcadia"

THEATRE | By EDGE | Sep 10
Lantern Theater Company will open its 21st season with a production of "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard in an extended five-week run, along with "In Arcadia: Celebrating Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece," a festival featuring short works and other experiential events.

Polly Bergen in a scene from John Waters' "Cry Baby"

Versatile Actress, Singer Polly Bergen Dies at 84

CELEBRITIES | Sep 21
Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge :: This Is M.E.

MUSIC | By Joel Martens | Sep 21
Melissa Etheridge is one of the most popular singer/songwriters of our generation, with millions in album sales and multiple Grammy nominations. If there ever was a singer/songwriter who represented the LGBT community artistically and in music, she is it.

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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.…

2014 Las Vegas PrideFest Closing Party @ The Revolution Lounge :: September 7, 2014

Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
Las Vegas PrideFest 2014 held its closing party in the Revolution Lounge at the Mirage Hotel. It was the perfect end to a fabulous week of fun. Check out the pics!

Kat Coric

Coric is an ardent activist supporting LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS awareness. A multidisciplinary artist, Coric stands out as a heterosexual female artist in the gay Circuit party subculture.

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.

EDGE Goes Social

Spa Products I Love!

GROOMING | By Scott Holland | Sep 22
I have already admitted in past years that I am a Product Queen, so how can I not have a featured dedicated to some fabulous products. Here I have listed some Spa products that I hope you all enjoy as much as I do.

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Amelia Broome as Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd"

Consuming Humans :: Amelia Broome Plays Mrs. Lovett

By Michael Cox | Sep 20
Amelia Broome plays Mrs. Lovett one of the most compelling antiheros written for the musical theatre in the Lyric Stage Company's production of: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," through October 11.

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3D Printing Heading into Space

CORPORATE | Sep 22
For the first time humans will be able to build tools in space. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, will carry a 3D printer to the International Space Station. CNET.com's Sumi Das reports.

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Avoiding the Home of the Hard-Up

RETIREMENT | By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Sep 21
Between the Dutch tulip bubble and the U.S. housing bubble, there have been many other bubbles that have grown and burst. It seems that no matter how many calamities investors experience, they run from bubble to bubble like hipsters to trends.

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Dog Found Six Years After It Went Missing

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 22
A Yorkie named Bailey, who disappeared from his Texas home six years ago, has been found. Now efforts are underway to unite Bailey with his long lost family. WISH-TV's David Barras reports.

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Luau! :: Orlando Bear Bash 2014

By Mike Halterman | Sep 21
The Orlando Bear Bash, an annual party for bears, leather enthusiasts, and their admirers, is returning for another fun year of parties and get-togethers beginning Sept. 25. This year the theme is a festive and Hawaiian "Bear Luau."

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Are You At Risk for Osteoporosis?

HEALTH | By John Maroussas | Sep 21
Osteoporosis is a very common condition that makes bones weak and more likely to break easily. Whether or not you think you may be at risk, here are some tips to keep your bones dense and strong as the years pass.

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