Culture Features

LGBT History Month: Margaret Cho and Lee Daniels

By Mike Halterman | Oct 19
October is LGBT History Month. Each week throughout the month, Hotspots will be profiling two of the people named to Equality Forum's LGBT History Month icon list. This week: Comedian Margaret Cho and filmmaker Lee Daniels.

Queer Comics: A Few of Comic Books' More Groundbreaking LGBT Characters

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 19
Just who's who and who's gay in the four-color world of comics? The question is sometimes open to interpretation, but increasingly just open as gay superheroes emerge from the closet.

LGBT Comic Book Characters Going Mainstream

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Oct 18
When the loveable red-headed Archie of Archie Comics died this year saving his gay best friend Kevin Keller it was a turning in the history of LGBT characters in mainstream comics.

Miami's Wynwood Now Official Tourist Site

Oct 16
Miami's Wynwood arts district is now an official tourist destination. How do we know? Mayor Tomas Regalado has inaugurated the first visitor stands for the warehouse-turned-gallery neighborhood.

Travis Wall Shapes Dance with New Show

By Kevin Taft | Oct 14
Since appearing on "So You Think You Can Dance," Travis Wall has gone from competitor to Emmy Award-nominated choreographer. He has also worked with a number of friends on "Shaping Sound," a dance show currently on a national tour. EDGE spoke to Wall.

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Culture News

Phelps Says Swimming on Hold After DUI Arrest

By Paul Newberry | Oct 6
Putting his swimming career on hold after his second DUI arrest, Olympic champion Michael Phelps began a six-week program Sunday that he said "will provide the help I need to better understand myself."

Castro Street Fair Coming Up

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 5
The 41st annual Castro Street Fair is approaching, marking its first appearance in the neighborhood since the district's gotten wider sidewalks and other improvements.

Historic Rainbow Room Reopens Atop NYC Skyline

By Larry Neumeister | Oct 5
The Rainbow Room reopened Sunday in its historic perch atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a five-year absence from the New York City skyline.

App Teaches Kindergartners Basic Computer Coding

By Rodrique Ngowi | Oct 3
Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use the app to craft their own interactive stories and games.

In Entangled Property Case, Unmarried Boyfriend Wins

By EDGE | Oct 2
The rights of unmarried gay couples took a step forward this week when a New York court ruled that the boyfriend of deceased "Narnia" film producer Perry Moore would not have to cash out the couple's apartment and give half to Moore's family.

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