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Ptown Carnival Comic Book Capers :: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Commercial Street became home to the Justice League of America, the Avengers & RuPaul's Drag Race at this year's Carnival "Comic Book Capers" celebration - check out the photos!

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Scott Lively

Lively Qualifies for Massachusetts Governor's Race

POLITICS | By EDGE | Aug 22
The moniker "Liberal Massachusetts" proved to be somewhat of a misnomer Wednesday, when it was reported that extremist anti-gay activist Pastor Scott Lively received over 10,000 valid signatures from state residents in support of his bid for governor.

Christiana Rodi (Amneris), Gene Dante (Radames) and Ta'Nika Gibson (Aida)

Fiddlehead's 'AIDA' Boston Area Exclusive

AIDS | By EDGE | Aug 17
Love turns everything upside down and leads everyone down paths they could never have imagined. Fiddlehead Theatre Company will present the exclusive Boston production of Elton John and Tim Rice's "AIDA" Oct. 17-26, 2at the Strand Theatre.

Exclusive Interview with NFL Star and Equality Ally Chris Kluwe

SPORTS | By Mike Halterman | Aug 23
Chris Kluwe catapulted to international recognition in 2012 when he used his voice for good. As a punter for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, he had the chance to speak out for equality in a noble and rather colorful way.

CA Senate Panel Tables Condoms in Porn Bill

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 23
Gay porn producers and models alike are relieved that they will continue to chart their own sexual destinies without government interference.

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Olivia D'Ambrosio on stage in last year's 'The Libertine'

Gearing Up for Season Two :: Bridge Rep of Boston Stays Bold

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 23
With a slate of four exciting productions lined up for the 2014-15 season -- including two premieres, a one-woman show, and a selection from the Shakespearean canon -- Bridge Rep is building on the excitement it created over its first season.

Juliet Brett and Jack Dilday in front of pool at the Boatslip for "In the Summer House"

Free Guide to Follow in Tennessee Williams' Footsteps

THEATRE | By EDGE | Aug 22
To further explore Provincetown and to learn about Tennessee Williams, a Festival is offering the public a Free Guide To "Follow in Tennessee Williams' Footsteps," some of the places Williams lived and hung out with his friends.

Taylor Swift in "Shake It Off."

Haters Gonna Hate: Taylor Swift Gears Up for a Total Pop Takeover

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 23
Taylor Swift released her latest single "Shake It Off" on Monday and revealed her details about her fifth studio album, "1989," what she calls her first proper pop album.

Miley Cyrus (left) being ... uh .. checked for ticks by a dancer onstage at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.

No Twerking For You!: Miley Banned From Dominican Republic

CELEBRITIES | By EDGE | Aug 22
It looks like until she cleans up her act and stops "promoting lesbian sex," Miley Cyrus will have to keep her party in the U.S.A - or at least out of the Dominican Republic - for now.

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Anti-Cancer Drug Attacks Hidden HIV Reservoirs

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 6
A pilot study by HIV researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV.…
Manchester gayborhood Canal Street

Police Arrest Five in Anti-Gay Attack Before Manchester Pride

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The police have arrested five people in an alleged hate crime on Canal Street that happened days before Manchester Pride, one of the biggest gay events in the UK.

Thomas Evans

For Thomas Evans, the devastation of HIV/AIDS literally hits home. The Mt. Kisco, N.Y., native may himself be HIV-negative but the impact of the AIDS epidemic really hit him in 1992, when he lost his father to AIDS-related complications.

HIV+ Need to Skip Caffeine for a Real Boost

By Cyd Zeigler Jr. | Aug 22
HIV+ and way too tired? Look to complex carbs, protein, fat and some key vitamins for a better boost than stimulants.

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Poachers Push African Elephants to Brink of Extinction

LEGAL | Aug 22
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks - a trade that's killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports.

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Police: Woman Left Baby in Car while Shopping

AUTO NEWS | Aug 21
Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores. Police were called by someone who saw the child alone inside the parked vehicle.

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How to Stay Grounded in the Information Age

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22
Best-selling author Daniel Levitin has a new book which details how to take charge of your brain amid a multitude of distractions. Levitin joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about multi-tasking, memory and more.

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The State of Transgender Healthcare

HEALTH | By Pat Magee, MSW | Aug 23
I've yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who needed to be treated medically for their sexual orientation. But many, if not most, transgender people require medical treatment to find some sense of relief and comfort with their bodies.

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