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Homophobia in Hipsterland: Landlord Bans Brooklyn Gay Bar

Apr 21
A Brooklyn bar owner’s Long Island landlord is banning him from turning his pub in the Greenpoint neighborhood of the borough into gay bar.

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Quick Ruling Requested in PA. Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Marc Levy | Apr 21
Plaintiffs in a challenge to Pennsylvania’s 1996 law banning same-sex marriage made a big change in strategy Monday, asking a federal judge to bypass a trial in favor of a quick ruling in the case.

Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police, dressed as an Amish woman

Male Cop Dresses as Amish Woman to Stop Flasher

CRIME | By Joe Mandak | Apr 18
A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

Russia May Fingerprint HIV-Positive Citizens

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 22
After cracking down its LGBT citizenry last where, when President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, it looks like some Russian lawmakers are taking aim at HIV-positive individuals.

Ruling Sought in Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Apr 22
Gay and lesbian couples challenging Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court for a pretrial ruling in their favor.

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Rock, Roll and Pray for ’Alter Boyz’

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Apr 19
11th Hour Theatre Company presents its only mainstage production of the season, the hilarious, boy-band "holy hit" musical "Altar Boyz" running May 15-June 1, 2014 at The Arts Bank at the University of the Arts.

MOMIX Returns with the Philadelphia Premiere of ’Alchemia’

THEATRE | By EDGE | Apr 7
Known for creating breathtaking works of splendor and exceptional beauty, MOMIX’s artistic director Moses Pendleton brings his latest full-length multimedia spectacle, Alchemia to the Annenberg Center.

Chris Pratt in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy."

Chris Pratt Enters a New ’Galaxy’

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Apr 23
After Chris Pratt tweeted a shirtless photo of himself to flaunt the shape he had gotten into for "Zero Dark Thirty," he received a "giant ball of criticism" from his friends and helped land him the lead in one of the summer’s biggest movies.

British women are having more lesbian sex!

Less Bangers, More Mash: 20% Rise in Brits Lesbian Encounters

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
A new survey reveals a twenty percent jump in the number of British women who are ’tipping the velvet’ with other ladies.

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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.…

Toronto World Pride Preview: 5 Tips for the Ultimate Experience

By Robert Israel | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
World Pride Toronto is hedging its bets on success when it joins forces with Pride Toronto on June 20-29 for what’s expected to be the largest Pride event in North America. Here’s an insider’s look plus recommendations for the ultimate Pride weekend.

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

Classic Revolution: British Styles for Spring

FASHION | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 23
While the bespoke styles of Savile Row continue to wow men of a certain generation (and means), a new crop of British designers and reimagined familiar ones are making their mark on the streets of London and beyond.

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Have fun at DragOn!

GMHC Teams With DragOn for Experimental Drag at The Dollhouse

PARTIES | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 22
On Saturday, April 26 at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, the drag ball DragOn will bring together friends and community for an outrageously fun night of creative costumes and competition, all to benefit Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

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A scientist holds a juvenile lobster while doing research on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Maine.

Maine Baby Lobster Decline Could End High Catches

CORPORATE | By Patrick Whittle | Apr 23
The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England’s lobster fishery, scientists say.

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Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls to 4.27 Pct

REAL ESTATE | Apr 21
Average US rates on fixed mortgages fell la week for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said that the average rate for the 30-year loan fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent the previous week.

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Driverless Vehicles Could Soon Be on the Road

AUTO NEWS | Apr 22
Automakers debuted their driverless vehicles at the International Auto Show in New York. Volvo says its driverless cars could be at dealerships around the world in less than five years. Jericka Duncan reports.

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Literary Dublin

By Helen O’Neill | Apr 23
With its old-world pubs filled with faded pictures of poets and rebels, clattery cafes and cobblestone alleys, Dublin is a haven for those who want to immerse themselves in books and writers and words - washed down of course, with a pint of Guinness.

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