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English Soccer Player Jake Daniels Says He is Gay

English Soccer Player Jake Daniels Says He is Gay

NEWS | By Rob Harris | May 16

English soccer player Jake Daniels said he is gay on Monday in a trailblazing moment for the European men's game.

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

NEWS | By Danica Kirka | May 16

The woman dubbed Wagatha Christie by British tabloids testified about the sleuthing techniques that led to her nickname, saying she posted fake news about herself on social media as a ruse to discover who was leaking stories about her family to the press.

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

NEWS | By Carla K. Johnson | May 16

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration.

'Heartstopper' Star Joe Locke: I Want Jennifer Coolidge as My Cool Grandma!

'Heartstopper' Star Joe Locke: I Want Jennifer Coolidge as My Cool Grandma!

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 16

If "Heartstopper" is renewed for a second season by Netflix, star Joe Locke already knows who he wants to play his "cool" and "American grandma" - Jennifer Coolidge.

Watch: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael Opens Up to Ellen: Gay Jokes were 'Smoke Bombs'

Watch: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael Opens Up to Ellen: Gay Jokes were 'Smoke Bombs'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 16

Newly out comedian Jerrod Carmichael appeared on Ellen's talk show to promote his new film — and discuss gay jokes from earlier in his career and his eventual embrace of authenticity.

Broadway's Telly Leung Talks His Alan Menken Connection Ahead of Tribute with Boston Pops

Broadway's Telly Leung Talks His Alan Menken Connection Ahead of Tribute with Boston Pops

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Amodeo | May 16

This week Broadway's Telly Leung joins colleagues in celebrating Disney composer Alan Menken with the Boston Pops. Leung talked with EDGE about his Alan Menken connection, as well as diversity and LGBTQ+ equality.

New 'Queer as Folk' will Feature a Pulse-Like Tragedy

New 'Queer as Folk' will Feature a Pulse-Like Tragedy

ENTERTAINMENT | May 16

The new "Queer as Folk," coming to Peacock on June 9, incorporates into its storyline the fallout from a Pulse-nightclub-like tragedy.

Breaking Down the 2022 Cannes Film Festival's Queer Offerings

Breaking Down the 2022 Cannes Film Festival's Queer Offerings

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | May 16

EDGE contributor C.J. Prince takes a look at the LGBTQ+ films vying for the Queer Palm at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

Kris Humphries Reportedly 'Furious' Over Kim Kardashian's Gay Shade

Kris Humphries Reportedly 'Furious' Over Kim Kardashian's Gay Shade

ENTERTAINMENT | May 16

Kim Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries is said to be 'furious' over a shady gay comment she made in reference to their time together.

Florida Lawmaker Won't Seek Reelection Amid Harassment Claim

Florida Lawmaker Won't Seek Reelection Amid Harassment Claim

NEWS | May 16

Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander, the incoming leader of the House Democrats, says he will not seek reelection following allegations that he sexually harassed a former male employee of Florida A&M.

News

2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries

2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries

NEWS | By Marc Levy and Gary D. Robertson | May 16

Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections.

Business

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | May 15

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

Technology

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

TECHNOLOGY | By Franklin Briceno and Matt O'Brien | May 16

The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate's repertoire of the world's languages.

Cars

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

CARS | By Nick Perry | May 16

New Zealand's government said Monday it will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars.

Style

Sun's Out, Thighs Out: 5 Shorts for Every Style

Sun's Out, Thighs Out: 5 Shorts for Every Style

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | May 15

As summer approaches and temperatures rise, it's time to let our legs breathe by breaking out the shorts. But where to start looking? Here are some answers.

Health/Fitness

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

HEALTH/FITNESS | May 13

The Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbot.

Travel

Beyond the Canal, There's Plenty More to Find in Romantic Panama

Beyond the Canal, There's Plenty More to Find in Romantic Panama

TRAVEL | By Brandon Schultz | May 15

While it is most famous for its canal, it is the least interesting attraction in this Central America country that has Manhattan-lie skyscrapers, beautiful beaches and great amenities.