Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

NATIONAL | By Alex Terrono | May 20, 2022

While LGBTQ rights have been on the rise in Western nations, one disturbing trend is the ongoing use of "gay and trans panic" as a defense in capital crimes.

New Janet Jackson Documentary Reveals an LGBTQ Icon's Enduring Legacy

New Janet Jackson Documentary Reveals an LGBTQ Icon's Enduring Legacy

CELEBRITIES | By Darian Aaron | Feb 2, 2022

"Janet Jackson," a new documentary airing on Lifetime and A&E, solidifies the pop star's place as both a music icon and LGBTQ+ inspiration.

How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Helps Turn Queens into Marketing Matriarchs

How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Helps Turn Queens into Marketing Matriarchs

BUSINESS | By Dan Allen | Jan 17, 2022

Since its launch, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has transformed the art of drag into a marketing juggernaut — and a multi-faceted, multi-million-dollar industry.

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

NATIONAL | By Finbarr Toesland | Jan 9, 2022

The LGBTQ+ community has one of the highest smoking rates among disparity populations. Decades of target marketing by 'Big Tobacco' companies is a major contributing factor.

Queering the Classics: How Artists are Reclaiming Iconic Works Through an LGBTQ Lens

Queering the Classics: How Artists are Reclaiming Iconic Works Through an LGBTQ Lens

CULTURE | By Naveen Kumar | Jan 4, 2022

LGBTQ interventions on canonical works can carry significant cultural weight, moving the dial on how audiences think about the world and queer people's lasting place in it.

The 10 Biggest LGBTQ Culture Stories of 2021

The 10 Biggest LGBTQ Culture Stories of 2021

NATIONAL | Dec 24, 2021

Some of the best queer and ally journalists in the industry contributed to EDGE this year on broad range of topics from culture and politics to LGBTQ+ advancements across a variety of industries.

A Call for Change as Queerphobia Runs Rampant in the US Prison System

A Call for Change as Queerphobia Runs Rampant in the US Prison System

CRIME | By Finbarr Toesland | Dec 20, 2021

The LGBTQ+ community is disproportionally affected by the U.S. prison system, but a crusade for change is underway.

Gay Magazines and the Evolution of Male Erotica

Gay Magazines and the Evolution of Male Erotica

CULTURE | By Jim Gladstone | Dec 15, 2021

Male erotica is making a comeback, though our definition of what's hot trades objectification for real-life sensuality.

40 Years Later: Stigma and Progress Collide Since the Onset of the AIDS Crisis

40 Years Later: Stigma and Progress Collide Since the Onset of the AIDS Crisis

AIDS | By Billy McEntee | Dec 1, 2021

It's been 40 years since the AIDS crisis was first documented. Sweeping in scope and driven by those advocating for and living with HIV, EDGE offers a snapshot of where we've been and what the future holds for the fight against AIDS.

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

NATIONAL | By Lauren Emily Whalen | Sep 23, 2021

"I have dogs and cats, so maybe that sets me up for bisexuality very well," jokes Margaret Cho. Our attitudes about where the "B" fits in LGBTQ is a hot topic in the queer community and beyond.

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