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Boy Scout Leaders Approves End to Blanket Ban on Gay Adults

NEWS | By David Crary | Jul 27
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

The Making of 'Beautiful Something' - Joe Graham's Searing Indie

By Frank J. Avella | Jul 27
Four men have an eventful night in Joe Graham's searing indie "Beautiful Something." EDGE spoke to the director, as well as his two leads -- Brian Sheppard & Zack Ryan -- about the film currently on the festival circuit.

Boston Out as U.S. Candidate for 2024 Olympics

NEWS | By Eddie Pells | Jul 27
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

Boy Scout Leaders Vote on Ending Blanket Ban on Gay Adults

NEWS | By David Crary | Jul 27
The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith.

Bobby Brown Feels 'Completely Numb' After Death of Daughter

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum, Jr. | Jul 27
Bobby Brown says in a statement that he feels "completely numb" after the death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Raven-Symoné on Caitlyn Jenner as Activist: 'You've Got to Learn it First'

NEWS | By EDGE | Jul 27
Raven-Symoné, who currently is sharing co-hosting duties on "The View" expressed her opinion that Caitlyn Jenner is moving too fast in positioning herself as the go to advocate for transgender rights.

Discover Massachusetts: The Berkshires All Year Long

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 27
Head to western Massachusetts for a Gilded Age dream any time of year. From rolling orchards and farm-to-table to cuisine to an unparalleled cultural scene, the Berkshires is the perfect D.I.Y. getaway for a true sense of the American spirit.

'Stuff' Happens :: New Film Looks at Complications in Long-term Relationships

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Jul 27
Writer/Director Suzanne Gaucci explores the complications of a long-term relationship between two women in her new indie "Stuff." EDGE spoke to Gaucci about her film as it makes its way on the LGBT film fest circuit.

Wyoming Reverend Seeks Religious Exemptions for Possible Anti-Discrimination Law

NEWS | Jul 27
A Jackson reverend wants religious exemptions included in any anti-discrimination law passed in the town.

Lawyer: School That Blocked Gay Speech Didn't Discriminate

NEWS | Jul 27
A school didn't discriminate by blocking a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose that he is gay, according to an outside attorney hired by Twin Peaks Charter Academy to investigate the decision.


News

Obama Chides 2016 Candidates for 'Ridiculous,' 'Sad' Remarks

POLITICS | By Julie Pace | Jul 27
Insisting that Americans deserve better, President Barack Obama chided Republicans Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on Monday for a series of campaign-trail attacks that he said would be "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."


Business

Getting Tested Again: Municipal Bond Funds Face More Stress

LEGAL | By Stan Choe | Jul 27
One worry after another has hit the municipal bond market in recent years. Puerto Rico may not be able to repay its $72 billion in debt. That's significant because half of all muni-bond funds have some Puerto Rican bonds.


Technology

On-Demand Doctor Apps Bring Uber Approach to Medicine

PERSONAL TECH | By Matthew Perrone | Jul 24
Pager and similar companies like Heal and Medicast aim to streamline medical care -- cutting out waiting rooms, receptionists and trips to the doctor's office.


Finance

San Francisco's Chinatown Clings to Roots Amid Tech Boom

REAL ESTATE | By Janie Har | Jul 27
For a century and a half, San Francisco's Chinatown, the nation's oldest, has sheltered waves of immigrants seeking a new life. Now, Chinatown faces powerful economic and demographic challenges that could upend its identity as the city undergoes an unprec


Cars

Old Car City: The Fine Art of Dilapidation

AUTO SHOWS | Jul 26
Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars deteriorate in a 32 acre junkyard museum. Owner Walter Dean Lewis' parents started the business in 1931 as an auto parts store. "I like to say I work for tomorrow," he says.


Style

Designer Sale Raises Funds for Ovarian Cancer Research

FASHION | By Julie Walker | Jul 27
Celebrities offered their star power and top designers offered their clothes to a sale benefiting ovarian cancer research.


Health/Fitness

Gender Identity and Trauma Response

HEALTH | By Chris Donaghue, Ph.D., LCSW, CST | Jul 26
Words like "man," "lesbian" and "gay" no longer explain the complexity of gender or sex, and neologisms abound to communicate how people now want to be referenced or seen.


Travel

Passenger Sets Chinese Flight on Fire

Jul 27
A man attempted to set a fire on board a Chinese flight early Sunday, but was restrained by passengers and crew members and taken into custody, the aviation authority said.


Nightlife

Kathy Griffin & Charles Busch Added to Crown's Lineup

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Jul 26
Two additional superstar headliners for the 2015 "Broadway Series" in Provincetown, MA this summer at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Town Hall Auditorium, Kathy Griffin August 23 and Charles Busch August 31 and September 1.