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Philadelphia, PA

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective Wants You to Have a Healthy New Year

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 19
Now is the time to make that appointment for STD testing. While you're there, get your teeth cleaned, get a pelvic exam or Pap test, even meet up with a support group. All for a healthier you!

Trump Opens First Full Day on Job at Church

NEWS | By Ken Thomas | Jan 21
President Donald Trump opened his first full day as president Saturday at a national prayer service, the final piece of transition business for the nation's new chief executive before a promised full-on shift into governing.

Big Crowds Turn Out for Women's Marches Around the World

NEWS | By Sara Burnett and Gregory Katz | Jan 21
Legions of women flooded streets and city squares from Sydney to South Carolina on Saturday, marching in solidarity as a show of empowerment and a stand against Donald Trump.

Boy George Talks Politics at Paris Menswear, Dior Goes Dark

NEWS | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 21
Music maestro Boy George got political at Paris Fashion Week as Dior Homme went to the dark side, creating a hard, brooding fall-winter collection. Here are the highlights of Saturday's menswear shows.

South Florida Queens are Ready for Fierce Competition

NEWS | By Scott Holland | Jan 21
A New Year means it's the start of a new pageant season. Starting later this month and going through the end of March there are 4 pageants here in South Florida that we wanted to tell you about. Please support the arts!

Black LGBT Group Opposes Carson Nomination

NEWS | By John McDonald | Jan 21
As Dr. Ben Carson arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday for his confirmation hearing, the nation's leading black LGBT organization issued a rebuke of his nomination to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Florida Updates Birth Certificate Policy

NEWS | By John McDonald | Jan 21
Two years later, Florida's same-sex married couples finally have their family paperwork in order.

As Trump's Inauguration Draws Near, LGBT Activists Hope to 'Hold The Line'

NEWS | By Michael d'Oliveira | Jan 21
Some local LGBT activists are looking back on 2016 with a sense of accomplishment. But there's a different feeling looking ahead to 2017 with the incoming Trump Administration and Republican-controlled Congress.

Out Volleyball Player Denied Pro-League Contract for Being Gay

NEWS | By Brittany Ferrendi | Jan 21
Chris Voth plays for the other team, and claims it has cost him a professional contract. The 26-year-old volleyball player told a Finnish publication that he "lost a dream contract abroad" because of his homosexuality.

Queens We Love :: Shantell D' Marco, 2016 Miss Florida F.I.

ENTERTAINMENT | By Scott Holland | Jan 21
I will never forget the very first time I saw Shantell D'Marco in a pageant. Needless to say, the crowd went crazy and she gave us that beautiful smile she has become famous for.

The New First Lady's Style

STYLE | Jan 21
In body-hugging gowns and ladylike daywear, will first lady Melania Trump stay true to her personal style?


News

Bob Schieffer: Trump Probably Won't Change Much After Taking Office

POLITICS | Jan 21
CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer has witnessed 13 presidential inaugurations. He joins CBSN to discuss Donald Trump's transition into power and what to expect from President Trump.


Entertainment

Philadelphia, PA

The Wild, Wild West Gets Wilder with Cirque Éloize's 'Saloon'

THEATRE | By Lewis Whittington | Jan 12
Cirque Éloize returns to Philadelphia with their latest show "Saloon," an acrobatic look at the Wild, Wild West. EDGE spoke with one of the show's performers Justine Méthé-Crozat about the show.

Tituss Burgess on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

TELEVISION | Jan 21
Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess got his start on Broadway. Now, his talents are on display in the series, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."


Business

Despite Campaign To-Do List, Trump Team Coy About His Plans

LEGAL | By Ken Thomas and Josh Boak | Jan 21
Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it.


Technology

Breast Cancer Tattoo Photos Lead to Facebook Expulsion

PERSONAL TECH | Jan 21
A woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery has been booted from Facebook for showing examples of her work.


Finance

Woodstock, VT, Fights to Save Its Charm, One Shutter At a Time

HOME | By Wilson Ring | Dec 31
Some property owners are questioning the community's requirement, arguing that the regulations are enforced irregularly, and that some buildings look better without shutters.


Cars

New Mexico Targets Takata, Auto Makers Over Faulty Air Bags

AUTO NEWS | By Susan Montoya Bryan | Jan 21
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.


Style

Melania Trump Wears 'The Sky Is Falling' Blue to Innauguration

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Jan 20
Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pantsuits, on Inauguration Day.


Travel

Puerto Vallarta 101

By Cesar Reyes and Jon-Paul Spickard | Jan 21
With some guidance and preparation, a trip south of the border can be just what you need, for getting away from the day-to-day stresses of life.


Nightlife

LGBT Activists Hold Dance Party Near Mike Pence's Home

POLITICS | Jan 19
With glow sticks, hula hoops and rainbow flags, protesters took a dance party to the streets near the vice president-elect's temporary home to oppose his positions on LGBT issues.