Gay Phoenix: The Latest

Emily Blunt on the 'Daunting' Task of Playing Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt on the 'Daunting' Task of Playing Mary Poppins

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 13
Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.

Jessica Lange and Ryan Murphy are Teaming Up Again for this TV Show

Jessica Lange and Ryan Murphy are Teaming Up Again for this TV Show

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 13
Jessica Lange and producer Ryan Murphy are working together again.

Trump Administration: Trans Troops Okay — If They Don't Transition

Trump Administration: Trans Troops Okay — If They Don't Transition

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 13
An attorney with the Trump administration's Department of Justice told a circuit court in Washington, D.C. that trans troops would not be tossed out of the military for being trans... just for doing something about it.

The Pressure of Composing New Music for 'Mary Poppins'

The Pressure of Composing New Music for 'Mary Poppins'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 13
Everyone involved in the making of "Mary Poppins Returns " felt the pressure to do justice to the original 1964 film.

Arrest in Subway Anti-Gay Attack that Fractured Woman's Spine

Arrest in Subway Anti-Gay Attack that Fractured Woman's Spine

NEWS | Dec 13
Police say they have arrested a man suspected of sucker-punching a woman and fracturing her spine in an anti-gay attack aboard a New York City subway train.

'Queer Eye' Star Antoni Porowski Introduces New Boyfriend on Instagram

'Queer Eye' Star Antoni Porowski Introduces New Boyfriend on Instagram

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 13
After reports surfaced claiming "Queer Eye" star Antoni Porowski is dating Bravo's "Flipping Out" star Trace Lehnhoff, the food and wine expert finally confirmed the relationship this week by introducing him to fans on Instagram.

Actor Lukas James Miller Finds His Inner Prince in 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella'

Actor Lukas James Miller Finds His Inner Prince in 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Dec 13
Lukas James Miller says he will never look as dashing as he does in the current national tour of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella," where he plays Prince Topher. EDGE spoke to the actor about the show & the tour.

Jaymes Vaughan Joins as Cruise Director on VACAYA's Inaugural Voyage

Jaymes Vaughan Joins as Cruise Director on VACAYA's Inaugural Voyage

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 13
Jaymes Vaughan is adding yet another role to his impressive resume: Cruise Director of VACAYA's 2019 Inaugural Provincetown Cruise.

Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

Cuba Health Mystery: Diplomats Had Inner-Ear Damage Early On

TECHNOLOGY | By Jennifer Kay and Lauran Neergaard | Dec 13
American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday.

Kansas State Pol Goes Democrat; 'Last Straw' Was GOP Anti-Trans Stance

Kansas State Pol Goes Democrat; 'Last Straw' Was GOP Anti-Trans Stance

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 13
Regarding her abandonment of the GOP, Bollier said, "I should have done this long ago, intellectually. The party is not supporting a moderate voice anymore. They are working hard to end it."


News

Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

LEGAL | By Juana Summers | Dec 13
Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters.


Business

Official: California Must Mull Home Ban in Fire-Prone Areas

Official: California Must Mull Home Ban in Fire-Prone Areas

LEGAL | By Don Thompson | Dec 13
California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.


Finance

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

Need Health Insurance? Deadline is December 15

HEALTH | By Michelle Andrews | Dec 10
The annual open-enrollment period for people who buy their own insurance on the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces ends Dec. 15 in most states.


Cars

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

Malaysia's Proton Launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

AUTO NEWS | By Eileen Ng | Dec 13
Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first SUV on Wednesday in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes.


Style

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

HOME | By Gillian Flaccus | Dec 13
Between 75 and 80 percent of Americans who have a Christmas tree now have an artificial one, and the $1 billion market for fake trees is growing at about 4 percent a year — even though they can be reused again and again


Health/Fitness

States Innovate to Expand PrEP Availability and Uptake

States Innovate to Expand PrEP Availability and Uptake

AIDS | Dec 13
Recent analyses clearly illustrate the need for more and innovative approaches to improve awareness, access, and adherence to this powerful HIV prevention tool. Several states have already undertaken such efforts.


Travel

Virgin Galactic Aims to Reach Space Soon With Tourism Rocket

Virgin Galactic Aims to Reach Space Soon With Tourism Rocket

SCIENCE | By John Antczak | Dec 13
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 8, 2018

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 8, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 11
The annual Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack The Video Bar in Boystown raise record funds for Center on Halsted thanks to sponsors Miller Light, Lyft and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Hosts Debbie Fox & Dixie Lynn Cartwright kept the fun going with prizes and games.