Gay Philadelphia: The Latest

Praise, Criticism Follow Transgender Bathroom Decision

Praise, Criticism Follow Transgender Bathroom Decision

NEWS | Feb 23
Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity.

Transgender Wrestler's State Bid Spotlights Texas Policy

Transgender Wrestler's State Bid Spotlights Texas Policy

NEWS | By Schuyler Dixon | Feb 23
A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male became a high-profile test of a Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing.

Bill Filed to Loosen Knot Over N Carolina 'Bathroom Bill'

Bill Filed to Loosen Knot Over N Carolina 'Bathroom Bill'

NEWS | By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 23
North Carolina lawmakers filed bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at breaking an impasse over the state's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature.

Conservatives Learn Dealing with Trump can be Complicated

Conservatives Learn Dealing with Trump can be Complicated

NEWS | By Lisa Lerer and Andrew Taylor | Feb 23
For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House.

Teen Inauguration Singer Tweets to Trump About Transgender Policy

Teen Inauguration Singer Tweets to Trump About Transgender Policy

NEWS | Feb 23
More than a month after performing at President Donald Trump's inauguration, singer Jackie Evancho says she and her transgender sister want to meet with him about transgender rights.

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration Lifts Transgender Bathroom Guidance

NEWS | By Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman | Feb 22
The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, stepping into an emotional national issue.

Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gay Couples Passes Alabama Senate

Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Turn Away Gay Couples Passes Alabama Senate

NEWS | Feb 22
An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a bill to let faith-based adoption agencies, including those that care for state foster children, turn away gay couples on religious grounds.

Will Adding Friendly Bacteria to Skin Lotion Ward Off Germs?

Will Adding Friendly Bacteria to Skin Lotion Ward Off Germs?

STYLE | By Laura Neergaard | Feb 22
Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection.

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Actor/Supporting Actor

Handicapping the Oscars - Best Actor/Supporting Actor

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 22
EDGE makes its pick for the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories in this year's Oscar race.

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

NEWS | By Marcia Dunn | Feb 22
For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.


News

Trump Administration to Lift Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Trump Administration to Lift Transgender Bathroom Guidance

NATIONAL | By Maria Danilova and Sadie Gurman | Feb 22
The Trump administration will revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their chosen gender identity, the White House said Wednesday.


Entertainment

 Review :: Something Wild

Review :: Something Wild

MOVIES | By Jake Mulligan | Feb 22
The disc's study of the Actor's Studio technique loops back around: It's not just a record of what "the method" could achieve in the frame, but also a record of what it could achieve for the people behind it.


Business

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

How to Put More in Working-Class Pockets

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Feb 22
The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.


Technology

NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data from Satellites

NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data from Satellites

SCIENCE | By Dan Elliott | Feb 22
Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Cars

Chrysler Recalls Some Cars for Loose Bolts

Chrysler Recalls Some Cars for Loose Bolts

AUTO NEWS | Feb 21
Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash.


Health/Fitness

'Menopause The Musical' Partners with Natl. Breast Cancer Coalition

'Menopause The Musical' Partners with Natl. Breast Cancer Coalition

HEALTH | Feb 22
GFour Productions has proudly joined forces with The National Breast Cancer Coalition by donating 100 percent of proceeds from Hot Flash Fans sales of "Menopause The Musical."


Travel

Passengers Unnerved by Security Breach at JFK

Passengers Unnerved by Security Breach at JFK

By Denise Lavoie | Feb 22
Some air travelers are wondering how 11 people could walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation's busiest airports even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks.


Nightlife

Gay Bars Across the Country to Show Preview of "Feud: Bette and Joan" This Week

Gay Bars Across the Country to Show Preview of "Feud: Bette and Joan" This Week

TELEVISION | Feb 21
This week, FX will treat fans in the LGBTQ community in gay bars around the country to a special glimpse into one of the most famous feuds in Hollywood history. "FEUD: Bette and Joan," the first installment of the new FX anthology series.