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Kenya lifts ban on ‘Rafiki,’ Film to be submitted for 2019 Oscars

Film enthusiasts in Kenya can now see the highly anticipated LGBT themed film, Rafiki as the High Court has lifted the ban temporarily so as to enable the film be submitted for consideration at the 2019 Academy Awards. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, Rafiki was banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board because it went against the… Read More Kenya lifts ban on ‘Rafiki,’ Film to be submitted for 2019 Oscars

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Taylor Bennett speaks on Coming Out as Bisexual, Homophobia in Hip-Hop and his new EP ‘Be Yourself’ on The Breakfast Club

American rapper Taylor Bennett was a guest on The Breakfast Show to promote his new EP ‘Be Yourself’ and he opened up on his decision to come out as bisexual on Twitter. The Hip Hop artiste, who is also the younger brother of popular rapper Chance the Rapper shared on how his family received the news… Read More Taylor Bennett speaks on Coming Out as Bisexual, Homophobia in Hip-Hop and his new EP ‘Be Yourself’ on The Breakfast Club

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Pose Is The New TV Show Doing Everything Right And Telling The Stories Of The LGTBQ Community

For a lot of people, it’s almost a prerequisite to write a Hollywood film or television series with an LGBTQ character in it. That is their own definition of diversity and giving the ‘outliers’ a seat at the table. There have been various think pieces about the representation of the community in film and television… Read More Pose Is The New TV Show Doing Everything Right And Telling The Stories Of The LGTBQ Community

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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