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RuPual’s Drag Race bags 12 Emmy Nominations.

Just after the season 10 finale, RuPaul’s Drag Race scored a whopping twelve Emmy nominations on thursday. Drag Race has already snatched four Emmy wins in the past, with the mastermind behind the show, RuPaul Charles, taking home two consecutive trophies for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program. RuPaul took to Instagram to share the… Read More RuPual’s Drag Race bags 12 Emmy Nominations.

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Scarlett Johansson steps down from Rub & Tug

Following backlash from the LGBT community, Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she is stepping down from the upcoming film project, Rub & Tug. In a statement released exclusively to Out Magazine, Johansson said “While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by… Read More Scarlett Johansson steps down from Rub & Tug

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Our top LGBT shows and movies of 2018 (So Far).

LGBT storytelling definitely hasn’t always been progressive but this year has packed a library full of honorable mentions and buckets full of tears. While the mainstream movie industries in Africa are shying away from featuring LGBT characters and storylines, we are proud to have the likes of Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki and TIER’s ‘We Don’t Live… Read More Our top LGBT shows and movies of 2018 (So Far).

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Keiynan Lonsdale sings about self-acceptance in ‘Preach.’ Watch the video here

Actor and Singer Keiynan Lonsdale has released the music video to his single, Preach. Written by Lonsdale and produced by Louis Futon, the songs is about self love and acceptance. In an email to The Fader, he says “I want everyone to have their own interpretation of it for them, but for me it’s about fucking with your… Read More Keiynan Lonsdale sings about self-acceptance in ‘Preach.’ Watch the video here

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Annual GLAAD film report finds alarming drop in LGBTQ characters

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released its sixth annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI), a report that maps the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBTQ people in films released by the seven largest motion picture studios and their subsidiaries during the 2017 calendar year. For the full report visit: www.glaad.org/sri GLAAD found that of… Read More Annual GLAAD film report finds alarming drop in LGBTQ characters

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Cardi B and Rita Ora open up about having “romantic relationships” with women.

American rapper; Cardi B and Pop sensation; Rita Ora have both admitted to having sexual experiences with “a lot of women”. This is due to backlash from their new single; Girls, which has been hailed as a “bisexual anthem” for its lyrical content.  The track – which also features Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha – contains lyrics such… Read More Cardi B and Rita Ora open up about having “romantic relationships” with women.

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Deadpool 2 introduces LGBTQ romance to a major superhero film

Marvel’ snarky superhero; Deadpool has returned with a sequel to the 2016 superhero blockbuster and this time he is bearing gifts for the LGBTQ community. While critics and fans all over the world are focusing on the incredible performances, twisted humor and dynamic action, we were more focused on the gay romance between mutants; Negasonic Teenage… Read More Deadpool 2 introduces LGBTQ romance to a major superhero film

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Ava DuVernay, Samira Wiley, and Gloria Carter receive honors at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in the remainder of this year’s categories for the 29th edition. Ross Mathews hosted the event and Melissa Etheridge and Adam Lambert opened the show with a duet to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Etheridge’s breakthrough album YES I AM by performing an unforgettable new arrangement of her… Read More Ava DuVernay, Samira Wiley, and Gloria Carter receive honors at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

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Nneka Onuorah’s “My House” celebrates New York’s queer vogue ballroom culture

Viceland’s new series; My House, is a blessing seriously overdue, coming almost 30 years after ‘Paris is Burning’. The docu-series takes viewers inside New York’s queer vogue ballroom scene as it follows queer dancers Tati 007, Alex Mugler, Jelani Mizrahi, Lolita Balenciaga, and Relish Milan as they overcome personal challenges and prepare for competitions while ballroom… Read More Nneka Onuorah’s “My House” celebrates New York’s queer vogue ballroom culture

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Gloria Carter to accept Special Recognition Award onstage on behalf of her son JAY-Z for his song ‘Smile’ at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced that Ms. Gloria Carter will accept the Special Recognition Award onstage at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 5. GLAAD previously announced that both Ava DuVernay and Samira Wiley would receive honors at the ceremony.… Read More Gloria Carter to accept Special Recognition Award onstage on behalf of her son JAY-Z for his song ‘Smile’ at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards