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Artists to March on Mass. State House

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
On March 25, before the House and Senate release their respective budgets, MASSCreative will bring together the broad arts and cultural community for Arts Matter Advocacy Day. The public is encouraged to join.

Facebook, Apple & Other Mega Companies File Gay Marriage Brief

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 6
Nearly 380 companies, including Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, have filed a friend-of-the-court-brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a lower court ruling that bans same-sex marriage.

Okla. Republican: Gays 'Don't Have Right to Be Served in Every Single Store'

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
While slick politicians try to find ways to spin "license to discriminate laws" that hide behind the guise of "religious protection," a GOP lawmaker from Oklahoma is flat out saying that gays "don't have a right to be served in every single store."

On Int'l Women's Day, Women Farmers Key to Fighting Hunger

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
Marking International Women's Day 2015, leaders from the United Nations' three Rome-based food agencies gathered to remind the world that women farmers play a central role in achieving food and nutrition security.

Pat Robertson Tells Viewer to Blow Off Her Gay Kid's Wedding

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
Pat Robertson told a viewer Thursday that their gay child was splitting up their marriage and they shouldn't attend their upcoming wedding.

Bach: IOC Doesn't Always Agree With Host Country Politics

NEWS | Mar 6
The International Olympic Committee does not necessarily condone the political or legal systems in countries that it selects to host the games, IOC President Thomas Bach said.

Va. AG: School Boards Can Ban Discrimination Against Gays

NEWS | Mar 6
Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state's attorney general.

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey to File Pro-Gay Marriage Brief

NEWS | Mar 6
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey plans to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the federal Constitution prohibits discrimination against same-sex marriage.

Ford's Real-Life Bravado Equals Han Solo, Indiana Jones

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Mar 6
Harrison Ford is as much the daredevil in real life as Han Solo, Indiana Jones or the other larger-than-life characters that he has played on the screen.

Madonna: Working Out Saved Me From Injuries After Fall

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Mar 6
Exercising regularly has been like a prayer answered for Madonna: The singer says thanks to staying active, she didn't suffer much after falling during her performance at the Brit Awards.

Obama: Racial Bias in Ferguson Police Dept Not Isolated

NEWS | By Nedra Pickler | Mar 6
President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.

Plane That Skidded Through Fence at LaGuardia is Removed

NEWS | By Meghan Barr and Scott Mayerowitz | Mar 6
The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.

Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Passes 1st Test

NEWS | By Michelle L. Price | Mar 6
A landmark Utah proposal protecting gay and transgender individuals has passed its test at the state Legislature.

Colorful 'Body Sculptor' Due Back in Murder Trial

NEWS | By Maryclaire Dale | Mar 6
A Gothic hip hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections.

Lesbians Celebrate Marriage By Kissing in Front of Duggar House

NEWS | By EDGE | Mar 6
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's anti-gay crusading won't keep this couple of lesbian lovebirds from kissing in front of their Arkansas home.


News

Taste of the South End :: March 3, 2015

LOCAL | Mar 6
Over 40 restaurants from the South End gathered for AIDS Action's annual Taste of the South End at the Cyclorama. The sold out event was a huge success. See who was there.


Entertainment

Theatre Review :: Rasheeda Speaking

THEATRE | By Marcus Scott | Mar 6
Joel Drake Johnson pushes all the wrong buttons in the eye-brow raising "Rasheeda Speaking" and yet... he's created one of the first conversations starters of the theater season.


Business

Fed Survey Finds US Economy Growing at Moderate Pace

LEGAL | By Martin Crutsinger | Mar 6
The U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions, the Federal Reserve reported.


Technology

World Health Warning: You're Eating Too Much Sugar

SCIENCE | By Maria Cheng | Mar 6
New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day.


Finance

Rubio-Lee Tax Plan Rewards Investors, Parents, Businesses

SAVING | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Mar 5
With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.


Cars

Volkswagen Passat Wins Car of the Year Award

The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show.


Style

Lights, Camera, Blossom! Disney Films Inspire Floral Fantasy

HOME | By Kathy Matheson | Mar 6
Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme "Celebrate the Movies."


Health/Fitness

HUD Partners With True Colors to Prevent LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

HEALTH | By EDGE | Mar 5
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the True Colors Fund are excited to announce the beginning stages of implementation of the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.


Travel

Malaysia Toursim Thrives Despite Airline Tragedies

By Eileen NG | Mar 6
Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.


Nightlife

'Happy Days' Ralph Malph Swings Back to Juke Box Times

MUSIC | By EDGE | Mar 5
Donny Most, a star of the long-running hit television show "Happy Days," and his 5-piece band bring the songs of Sinatra, Darin, Martin, and more to life through his interpretations and creative arrangements.