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'Shameful': US Virus Deaths Top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

'Shameful': US Virus Deaths Top 400K as Trump Leaves Office

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Adam Geller, Janie Har | Jan 19

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus "totally under control."

Watch: Popular TikToker Releases Song, Video Celebrating Bisexuality

Watch: Popular TikToker Releases Song, Video Celebrating Bisexuality

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 19

Mad Tsai has released his first song, "Boy Bi," a proud declaration and celebration of bisexuality.

Inside the Twombley-Kings: How Hot, Married Couple Became Social Media Sensations

Inside the Twombley-Kings: How Hot, Married Couple Became Social Media Sensations

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 19

Husbands Rick and Griff Twombley-King are content creators who make their living providing X-rated pictures and videos to hundreds of followers on social media. EDGE spoke to the couple as to how it has happened.

Netflix Can't Keep 'Bridgerton' Sex Scenes Off Porn Sites

Netflix Can't Keep 'Bridgerton' Sex Scenes Off Porn Sites

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 19

Netflix's sexually provocative breakout hit "Bridgerton" is finding it difficult to keep their steamy scenes off of porn sites.

New Survey Forecasts LGBTQ Travel Plans

New Survey Forecasts LGBTQ Travel Plans

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 19

A recent survey revealed that queer travelers are ready — and confident — to go on vacation.

Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

Oklahoma Judge Orders 'Tiger King' Zoo to Turn Over Big Cats

NEWS | Jan 19

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ordered the new owners of an Oklahoma zoo featured in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary to turn over all the lion and tiger cubs in their possession, along with the animals' mothers, to the federal government.

Virginia Bill Would End Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

Virginia Bill Would End Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

NEWS | By Denise Lavoie | Jan 19

Two Virginia Democratic lawmakers are spearheading a push to repeal a decades-old law that allows the state to hold certain sex offenders at psychiatric facilities indefinitely after their criminal sentences if they are deemed "sexually violent predators"

McConnell Said Trump 'Fed Lies' to Mob About Biden Election

McConnell Said Trump 'Fed Lies' to Mob About Biden Election

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Jan 19

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was "fed lies" by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden election.

Hig Roberts Came Out to 'Be Happy' - Now He Is

Hig Roberts Came Out to 'Be Happy' - Now He Is

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19

Elite Alpine skier Hig Roberts came out last month, saying he was "ready to be happy." In a new interview, Roberts described being overwhelmed with love and support from fans, friends, and other athletes.

Hong Kong Cops Investigating Gay Sex Video Shot on Train

Hong Kong Cops Investigating Gay Sex Video Shot on Train

NEWS | Jan 19

Hong Kong's law enforcement are looking into a racy video filmed on a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train. The viral clip shows two men engaging in sexual acts and clothing strewn across the seats.

Entertainment

The Stage's Broad Reach: "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" at Cinnabar Theater

The Stage's Broad Reach: "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" at Cinnabar Theater

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jim Gladstone | Jan 19

San Franciscans have had rare opportunities to catch exciting new shows performed in London and New York without traveling, even as nearby as Petaluma, where the gay-themed "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" will stream for online audiences.

Business

Concerns Grow Over Eurostar Rail Service Linking UK, EU

Concerns Grow Over Eurostar Rail Service Linking UK, EU

BUSINESS | Jan 19

The head of France's state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects the U.K. with continental Europe and has been hurt badly by the halt to travel during the pandemic as well as Brexit.

Technology

Alec Nysten — Called 'Probably Sexiest Man on Earth' — Gets OnlyFans Pics Hacked

Alec Nysten — Called 'Probably Sexiest Man on Earth' — Gets OnlyFans Pics Hacked

TECHNOLOGY | Jan 19

OnlyFans has been a boon for some during the Pandemic, including Aussie model Alec Nysten. But the 28-year old is seeing his revenue stream compromised by leaked pics.

Finance

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

FINANCE | By Anna-Louise Jackson and Benjamin Curry | Jan 14

The year that brought so many surprises is shaping up to be a surprisingly good one for investors, and that's a timely reminder for 2021.

Cars

Edmunds: 5 New Trucks and SUVs to Look for in 2021

Edmunds: 5 New Trucks and SUVs to Look for in 2021

CARS | By Reese Counts of Edmunds | Jan 16

Trucks and SUVs will dominate the news in 2021. Edmunds' experts cover the five they think will make the biggest splash.

Style

Michelin France Stars Awarded in Virtual Ceremony

Michelin France Stars Awarded in Virtual Ceremony

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 19

France's Michelin Guide, which has long served as a bible for foodies, is adapting its awards ceremony in Paris for the year that was like no other.

Health/Fitness

'We Know This is Real': New Clinics Aid Virus Long-Haulers

'We Know This is Real': New Clinics Aid Virus Long-Haulers

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jennifer Peltz | Jan 19

Dozens of facilities have cropped up around the U.S. to address a puzzling aspect of COVID-19 — the effects that can stubbornly afflict some people weeks or months after the infection itself has subsided.

Travel

Rodin Museum Sculpture Garden Reopens to the Public

Rodin Museum Sculpture Garden Reopens to the Public

TRAVEL | Jan 17

There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors.

Nightlife

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

NIGHTLIFE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9

The term "sexual fluidity" has come under scrutiny as researchers further explore the nuances our sexual expression, attraction and behavior.