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'You're Assuming that I'm Completely Straight': Viggo Mortensen Joins Debate Over Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

'You're Assuming that I'm Completely Straight': Viggo Mortensen Joins Debate Over Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 2

Viggo Mortensen is the latest actor to face a backlash about straight actors playing gay roles, teasing in an interview that he may not be as straight as people think.

In Moving Post, Elliot Page Comes Out as Transgender

In Moving Post, Elliot Page Comes Out as Transgender

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 2

"Juno" and "The Umbrella Academy" star Elliot Page, formally known as Ellen Page, took to social media Tuesday too announce they are transgender, saying he identifies as he/they pronouns.

James Corden Gets Slammed for 'Gayface' Role in 'The Prom'

James Corden Gets Slammed for 'Gayface' Role in 'The Prom'

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 2

After 'Cats' and 'The Prom,' James Corden should avoid movie musicals. In the upcoming 'The Prom' he plays an out Broadway actor with stereotypes in place.

Is Aussie Hunk Harry Jowsey Too Hot To Handle?

Is Aussie Hunk Harry Jowsey Too Hot To Handle?

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 2

Australian Harry Jowsey was the break-out star from Netflix's hit reality show "Too Hot Too Handle" this past summer. And a recent trip to California's Venice Beach showed as to why.

Watch: 'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Announces Engagement to Boyfriend

Watch: 'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Announces Engagement to Boyfriend

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 2

Jonathan Bennett, perhaps best known for his role as the husky Aaron Samuels in the 2004 comedy "Mean Girls," announced his engagement to his boyfriend Jaymes Vaughan.

Watch: Tom Daley Teases Fans with Instagram Vid

Watch: Tom Daley Teases Fans with Instagram Vid

NEWS | Dec 2

Tom Daley had a question, and asked for answers on Instagram. But what his fans are commenting on are not his gymnastic prowess.

Elliot Page's Wife Reacts to Star Coming Out as Trans: I'm 'So Proud'

Elliot Page's Wife Reacts to Star Coming Out as Trans: I'm 'So Proud'

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 2

"Juno" star Elliot Page took to social media Tuesday to come out as transgender and now his wife Emma Portner is responding to the news.

Watch: Trans Woman Chae'Meshia Simms Shot, Killed in Va.

Watch: Trans Woman Chae'Meshia Simms Shot, Killed in Va.

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 2

Family and friends are grieving Chae'Meshia Simms, a transgender woman who was shot and killed in Richmond, Virginia, in her mother's rental car on Nov. 23, just after the end of Transgender Awareness Week.

Lockdown Hookups? Study Suggests Gay and Bisexual Men Have More Sex During Pandemic

Lockdown Hookups? Study Suggests Gay and Bisexual Men Have More Sex During Pandemic

NEWS | Dec 2

A new study suggests gay and bisexual men are having more sex, not less during the pandemic.

All Mariah Carey Wants is You to Enjoy Her Christmas Special

All Mariah Carey Wants is You to Enjoy Her Christmas Special

ENTERTAINMENT | By Gary Gerard Hamilton | Dec 2

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu.

News

How Lemonaid is Making Healthcare Accessible and Affordable

How Lemonaid is Making Healthcare Accessible and Affordable

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 2

Lemonaids Chief Clinical Officer discusses how Lemonaid is at the forefront of making healthcare more accessible and affordable through its groundbreaking virtual platform.

Entertainment

Transphobic Sitcom Writer Poses as Trans on Twitter, Gets Booted... Again

Transphobic Sitcom Writer Poses as Trans on Twitter, Gets Booted... Again

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 2

"Father Ted" co-creator Graham Linehan was tossed from Twitter last summer after repeatedly attacking the trans community, but he found a way to return - albeit briefly - by pretending to be a trans person.

Business

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

BUSINESS | By Michelle Chapman | Dec 1

The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not.

Technology

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

TECHNOLOGY | By Kristin M. Hall | Dec 2

From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less.

Finance

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

FINANCE | By John Schmidt | Nov 30

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Cars

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Dec 1

Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.

Style

Cheers, Salud, Prost! Our Favorite Spirits Gifts of the Season

Cheers, Salud, Prost! Our Favorite Spirits Gifts of the Season

STYLE | Dec 2

EDGE searched high and low for our favorite libations of the season, unearthing an array of spirits (along with Instagram-worthy packaging) for the best liquor gifts of 2020.

Health/Fitness

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Tammy Webber, Heather Hollingsworth | Dec 2

Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point.

Travel

Texas Virus Spread Even Puts Desert Artist Hub Marfa on Edge

Texas Virus Spread Even Puts Desert Artist Hub Marfa on Edge

TRAVEL | By Acacia Coronado, Paul J. Weber | Dec 2

Texas surpassed 9,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients Tuesday as the pandemic's spread threatened the Big Bend region near the desert artist hub of Marfa, where tourists continued visiting and officials urged people to stay home.

Nightlife

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29

Saturdays at London's Heaven Nightclub are getting a little happier - at least, the meals are. New COVID rules say bars must serve "substantial meals" with drinks, and McDonald's is partnering with the club.