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Protests Shift to Memorializing Floyd Amid Push for Change

Protests Shift to Memorializing Floyd Amid Push for Change

BUSINESS | By Sudhin Thanawala | Jun 5
The tenor of the protests set off by the death of George Floyd has turned to a quiet, yet more forceful, grassroots call for more to be done to address racial injustice.

NYC Calmer As Buffalo Police Draw Ire for Protester Injury

NYC Calmer As Buffalo Police Draw Ire for Protester Injury

NEWS | By Jake Steiner | Jun 5
The latest night of protests in New York City was markedly calmer, while video of a police officer appearing to shove an elderly protester who falls and cracks his head in Buffalo drew widespread condemnation.

Analysis: Trump Emulates Strongman Tactics, Tests His Limits

Analysis: Trump Emulates Strongman Tactics, Tests His Limits

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Jun 5
In words and in actions, President Donald Trump is increasingly emulating the strongman leaders he has long admired as he seeks to tamp down protests over police brutality that are roiling the United States.

While in Quarantine, Michelle Visage Wants to Make You Laugh

While in Quarantine, Michelle Visage Wants to Make You Laugh

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jun 5
Even a pandemic is not stopping Michelle Visage, the "RuPaul's Drag Race" dynamo who debuts her new reality show "How's Your Head, Hun." EDGE spoke to Visage about the show and much more.

Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

NEWS | Jun 4
Adult performer Nacho Vidal (aka Jordá González) was detained last week in Spain's Valencia region in connection with the death of fashion photographer Jose Luis Abad in July 2019 at Vidal's home.

African-American Trans Woman Iyanna Dior Beaten by Crowd in Minneapolis

African-American Trans Woman Iyanna Dior Beaten by Crowd in Minneapolis

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Iyanna Dior, an African-American transwoman, was attacked and beaten by a mob of more then thirty people after a minor traffic accident in Minneapolis on June 1, news sources reported.

Adult Performer Billy Santoro's Racist Comments Lead to Sites Dumping Him and Apparent Suicide Attempt

Adult Performer Billy Santoro's Racist Comments Lead to Sites Dumping Him and Apparent Suicide Attempt

An adult performer apparently attempted suicide after his racist comments led to content-sharing sites cancelling his account and a social media backlash.

Having Sex? Take a Shower, Wear a Mask & Don't Kiss

Having Sex? Take a Shower, Wear a Mask & Don't Kiss

With a new normal coming to be, how does the culture handle sexual contact?

Actors Speak Out Over Lea Michele Controversy, 'Glee' Star Samantha Marie Ware Responds to Apology

Actors Speak Out Over Lea Michele Controversy, 'Glee' Star Samantha Marie Ware Responds to Apology

After "Glee" star Samantha Marie Ware called out her costar Lea Michele on Twitter, several other actors who worked with Michele are responding to the controversy. Additionally, Ware reacted to Michele's recent apology.

How COVID-19 is Impacting Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

How COVID-19 is Impacting Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

We cannot allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by fear, anxiety, and depression. Now is the time for some self-care. Here are some ways you can improve your mood and beat back isolation.


News

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

NATIONAL | Jun 4
The company that owns the gay dating apps Scruff and Jack'd announced this week that it will be removing the "ethnicity filters" from both platforms in order to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.


Entertainment

Cannes Announces Lineup for a Festival Canceled by COVID

Cannes Announces Lineup for a Festival Canceled by COVID

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Jun 4
From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been canceled by the pandemic.


Business

Testimony: Shooter Used Racist Slur As Arbery Lay Dying

Testimony: Shooter Used Racist Slur As Arbery Lay Dying

LEGAL | By Russ Bynum | Jun 5
A state investigator testified Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racist slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after fatally shooting the black man with a pump-action shotgun.


Technology

Epidemic of Wipes and Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains

Epidemic of Wipes and Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains

PERSONAL TECH | By Claudia Lauer and John Flesher | Jun 4
Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush.


Finance

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

HEALTH | Jun 3
Swish Dental is just one of a growing number of dental practices nationwide that in the past month have begun charging patients an infection control fee between $10 and $20.


Travel

China Eases Airline Access Amid Conflict with Trump Administration

China Eases Airline Access Amid Conflict with Trump Administration

By Joe McDonald | Jun 4
Chinese regulators said Thursday more foreign airlines will be allowed to fly to China as anti-coronavirus controls ease, but it was unclear whether the change will defuse a fresh conflict with the Trump administration over air travel.