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ISIS Militants Pose as Gay to Entrap, Execute Gay Men

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 28
In order to expose gay men in Syria, militant members of the Islamic State, or ISIS, are going undercover and pose as gay men to entrap and then execute real gay men.

Festival-Like Atmosphere Outside Supreme Court

NEWS | By Anne Flaherty | Apr 28
Advocates of same-sex marriage filled the sidewalks outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday, waving rainbow-colored flags and taking selfies. Opponents were fewer in number, but louder and with towering signs quoting the Bible.

Jamaica Woman Brings Attention to Rapes Targeting Lesbians

NEWS | Apr 28
When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian.

John Cameron Mitchell to Receive Special Tony Award

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Apr 28
The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that John Cameron Mitchell will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award.

B'Way Baby Sutton Foster's 'Younger' Targeted by One Million Moms

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 28
Coincidentally coinciding with the announcement this morning of nominees for the 69th Tony Awards, the harpies at One Million Moms have announced that they are targeting TV Land's new series "Younger" which stars two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster.

Jayne Meadows, Actress and TV Personality, Dies at 95

NEWS | Apr 28
Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95.

Supreme Court Hears Historic Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

NEWS | Apr 28
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is asking skeptical questions as the court hears arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Mass. AG Optimistic Supreme Court Will Approve Gay Marriage

NEWS | Apr 28
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she's cautiously optimistic the Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage.

Supreme Court to Hear Historic Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

NEWS | Apr 28
The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.

Trans Woman Game Developer Commits Suicide After Online Bullying

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 28
A transgender woman video game developer committed suicide last week after enduring online bullying.

amfAR Highlights Critical Need for Increase In PEPFAR Funds

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 28
A new infographic from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, highlights the critical need to maintain funds for The President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), one of the most successful global public health programs in US history.

Religious Right Flips Over President's Joke About Bachmann's End Times Claim

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 28
The religious right is livid over the joke President Obama made at the White House Correspondents Dinner where he poked fun at former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's claim that his policies on gay rights and Iran would bring on the apocalypse.

Pat Benatar Launches 35th Anniversary Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Apr 28
Rock superstars Pat Benatar and Neil "Spyder" Giraldo are celebrating their latest musical milestone with the release of the CD/DVD set, "Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The 35th Anniversary Tour" on April 28.

2015 Tony Award Nominations Announced

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 28
The 2015 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning at the historic Diamond Horseshoe nightclub below Times Square. Nominations were announced by Mary Louise Parker and Bruce Willis.

Iowa Students Ask for Non-Discrimination Policy Review

NEWS | Apr 28
Students at a West Des Moines high school have presented a petition to the school board to extend its nondiscrimination policy to those who rent the school district's facilities.

Bush Donors See Him Lay Out Contours of 2016 Campaign

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Apr 28
Jeb Bush's super PAC is raising eye-popping sums in a multi-pronged effort to define the former Florida governor for Republican presidential primary voters before his rivals can, donors say.


News

The Latest on Nepal Quake: UN Says Over 8 Million Affected

Apr 28
The United Nations says 8 million people have been affected by the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed nearly 4,400 people and 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance, but the challenge would be to reach them


Entertainment

Book Review :: It's Not Over

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 28
Would a Supreme Court victory for marriage equality be the end of our civil rights journey? Or is marriage only one crucial piece in a much larger puzzle? Michelangelo Signorile thinks it's the latter case, and in his new book he makes a compelling case.


Business

Compromise GOP Budget Hikes War Funds, Targets 'Obamacare'

By Andrew Taylor | Apr 28
House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion boost to the Pentagon.


Technology

Science Behind Nepal Earthquake and Avalanches

Apr 28
The death toll in the Nepal earthquake has reached 3,800, and it is still rising. Science contributor and City College of New York physics professor Michio Kaku joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the impact of the deadly earthquake and avalanche.


Finance

Dodging the Dollar Drag: Currency-Hedged Funds are Booming

By Stan Choe | Apr 27
Spanish stocks have climbed 10.9 percent in euros. But for someone counting in U.S. dollars, each of those euros is worth less than at the start of the year. A growing number of funds have been trying to blunt this effect.


Cars

New Trax is an Affordable SUV

Apr 27
Budget-conscious buyers don't have to settle for a used sport utility vehicle or a small sedan any more. A nimble, five-seat SUV - the 2015 Chevrolet Trax - is a new, commendable alternative, with a low starting retail price of $20,995.


Health/Fitness

CDC Comments On Recent Outbreak of HIV and HCV in Indiana

By EDGE | Apr 24
The CDC shares their recommendations for health departments and healthcare providers following the outbreak of HIV and HCV among injection drug users in Indiana.


Travel

Tasteless Tourists Take Selfish Selfies in Nepal

Apr 28
Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.


Nightlife

White Party Tea Dance :: April 26, 2015

Apr 28
The fun continued in Palm Springs as Alex Newell, who is best known for his role on "Glee" as a transgender student performer, entertained the crowd at the White Party Tea Dance.