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England to Enter New Lockdown as UK Virus Cases Pass Million

England to Enter New Lockdown as UK Virus Cases Pass Million

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Oct 31, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new month-long lockdown for England after being warned that without tough action a resurgent coronavirus outbreak will overwhelm hospitals in weeks.

Actor Sean Connery, the 'Original' James Bond, Dies at 90

Actor Sean Connery, the 'Original' James Bond, Dies at 90

OBITUARIES | Oct 31, 2020

Scottish actor Sean Connery, the first actor to play James Bond on film and for many fans the best, has died. He was 90.

Gay and Catholic: A Reconciliation of Faith and Self-Identity

Gay and Catholic: A Reconciliation of Faith and Self-Identity

RELIGION | Oct 31, 2020

Author Benjamin James Brenkert shares his experience with the Catholic church and the Jesuit priests who challenged his sense of honesty and integrity.

State Dept. Halts Diversity and Training Programs, AIDS Foundation Chicago Responds with Conference

State Dept. Halts Diversity and Training Programs, AIDS Foundation Chicago Responds with Conference

AIDS | Oct 31, 2020

The virtual conference focused on racism and white supremacy in HIV and public health industries and workplace, equipping leaders in public health with tools to battle racism.

Huge Crowd Joins LGBTQ March in Taiwan, Where COVID is at Bay

Huge Crowd Joins LGBTQ March in Taiwan, Where COVID is at Bay

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 31, 2020

A huge and festive crowd marched in Taiwan's capital on Saturday in an annual LGBTQ Pride event.

Judge Postpones Trump's TikTok Ban in Suit Brought by Users

Judge Postpones Trump's TikTok Ban in Suit Brought by Users

NATIONAL | By Matt O'Brien | Oct 31, 2020

A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump's threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump's order hampers their free speech.

'Borat' Star Gives Church $100K After Member Appears in Film

'Borat' Star Gives Church $100K After Member Appears in Film

RELIGION | Oct 31, 2020

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film.

Social Issues a Priority for Cardinal-to-Be Wilton Gregory

Social Issues a Priority for Cardinal-to-Be Wilton Gregory

RELIGION | By David Crary | Oct 31, 2020

Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, soon to become the Roman Catholic Church's first Black cardinal from the United States, hopes the U.S. hierarchy can broaden its concept of "pro-life."

Road to 270: Biden has Options, Trump Walks Narrow Path

Road to 270: Biden has Options, Trump Walks Narrow Path

POLITICS | By Thomas Beaumont and Aamer Madhani | Oct 31, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Biden's is appreciably wider.

Former Aussie Rugby Star Dan Palmer Comes Out as Gay

Former Aussie Rugby Star Dan Palmer Comes Out as Gay

SPORTS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 31, 2020

Dan Palmer, a former Australian rugby player, has come out as gay in an emotional column for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gay Romanian Teenager Homeless in London, Sets Up GoFundMe for Assistance

Gay Romanian Teenager Homeless in London, Sets Up GoFundMe for Assistance

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 30, 2020

A gay teenager who fled Romania for the UK is homeless after losing his job during the pandemic, and has set up a GoFundMe page for assistance in getting back on his feet.

Watch: 'Queer Eye's' Jonathan Van Ness Angers One Million Moms by Wearing a Leotard in UberEats Ad

Watch: 'Queer Eye's' Jonathan Van Ness Angers One Million Moms by Wearing a Leotard in UberEats Ad

NATIONAL | Oct 30, 2020

Bad. UberEats. Bad. That is the message that the conservative activist group One Million Moms is making today in criticizing a new ad campaign by UberEats featuring "Queer Eye's" Jonathan Van Ness,

Watch: Defending POTUS's LGBTQ Record, 'Outspoken' Melania Trump Slams 'Cancel Culture'

Watch: Defending POTUS's LGBTQ Record, 'Outspoken' Melania Trump Slams 'Cancel Culture'

POLITICS | Oct 30, 2020

Melania Trump has joined the campaign to defend President Trump's record with LGBTQ issues, despite having chosen both a Vice President and new SCOTUS judge with questionable views towards the community.

Watch: Trans Woman, Partner Say Bullet Smashed Their Window

Watch: Trans Woman, Partner Say Bullet Smashed Their Window

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 30, 2020

A transgender woman and her partner say they think it was a bullet that shattered one of their windows. It's the latest in a string of attacks on their home and property.

LGBTQs Suffering More as Pandemic Sharpens Disparities

LGBTQs Suffering More as Pandemic Sharpens Disparities

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 30, 2020

From HIV testing to mental health services to LGTBQ youth having what they need to thrive, the COVID-19 pandemic may be having more serious effects on sexual minorities than on heterosexuals and cisgender people.

Out Football Star Jake Bain Says His Father Abused Him, Others

Out Football Star Jake Bain Says His Father Abused Him, Others

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 30, 2020

Jake Bain, the former division one football star who famously played as an out athlete before quitting the sport last year, said in a tweet that his father abused him and others sexually.

Orlando's Parliament House to Close, Reopen in New Location

Orlando's Parliament House to Close, Reopen in New Location

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 30, 2020

Parliament House, a popular gay nightclub and resort in Orlando, announced it is closing its current location next month and will reopen in a new location soon.

Joe Biden Says He Will Pass Equality Act in First 100 Days as President

Joe Biden Says He Will Pass Equality Act in First 100 Days as President

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 30, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says if he prevails in the upcoming election, he will dedicate himself to passing the long-sought Equality Act within his first 100 days in the Oval Office.

BBC Bans Reporters from Pride, Trans Events

BBC Bans Reporters from Pride, Trans Events

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 30, 2020

The BBC, responding to criticism that it has a liberal bias, has instituted stricter "impartiality" rules that now mean staffers cannot attend Pride marches, trans rights rallies, or other "controversial" demonstrations.

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

POLITICS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 30, 2020

"When we're voting, it's easy to think it's just for a candidate or party we align with, but it's so much more than that," says Drag Out the Vote's Dylan Austin. "Everything is interconnected." EDGE takes a comprehensive look at election 2020.

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