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Danica Roem: Trans Metalhead, Stepmom, State Representative

Politics  

We are in awe of Danica Roem! The first openly transgender state official in U.S. history has a fascinating life story. In addition to being a journalist (a seven-time Virginia Press Association award winner) prior to winning a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates and defeating Republican incumbent Robert Marshall, Roem is the vocalist…

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Lorde, Britney, Boy, Diplo And More Unite To End Anti-Queer Hate Crimes In Brazil

Entertainment  

Celine Dion, Boy George, Britney Spears and Sporty Spice have all lent their faces to the fight for LGBTI+ equality in Brazil. In a video for his new single “Igual,” Brazilian pop star/thirst trap Yann has mixed shots of over 25 well-known artists with footage of LGBTI+ Brazilians citing worrisome statistics about LGBT hate crimes….

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Palm Springs Elects 100% LGBTQ Council

Politics  

Anti-Trump folks had a breath of fresh oxygen after Tuesday’s election night, with Democrats dominating the wins and some historical LGBTQ victories throughout the nation. The city of Palm Springs, too, had a contest, with voters electing Lisa Middleton, a transgender woman, and Christy Holstege, a millennial woman identifying as bisexual. The existing city council…

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Kevin Spacey Cut From Finished Film, Replaced By Christopher Plummer

Entertainment  

Director Ridley Scott has announced that all the money in the world will not keep Kevin Spacey in his upcoming new film, All The Money in the World. Scott and Sony Pictures, in consensus with the entire cast and crew, will reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes with Christopher Plummer replacing the disgraced actor. Plummer, who…

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So Haute! Designer Gaultier To Stage Autobiographical ‘Fashion Freak Show’

Entertainment, Featured  

Jean Paul Gaultier, the legendary 65-year-old enfant terrible of fashion has announced that he will stage a racy, music-filled show about his colorful life and career. “Fashion Freak Show” will debut in October 2018 at the Paris Folies Bergere theater before setting off on an international tour. Gaultier spoke to The Associated Press from his Paris…

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Election Results Ride a Blue Wave, Flipping Both Birds Toward Trump

Featured, Politics  

Tuesday night’s election results were a big surprise, not just because there were Democrat gubernatorial winners in Virginia and New Jersey. Expectations were hopeful, but returns proved a wide victory margin. Philip Murphy won the New Jersey race by 13.3 percentage points. Chris Christie is over. In Virginia, pediatrician Ralph Northam won by nearly 9…

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‘Justice League’ Star Ezra Miller Told It Was A ‘Mistake’ To Come Out

Entertainment, Featured  

With a formidable haul of critical acclaim behind him and two high-profile roles in major franchises ahead of him, Ezra Miller has all the makings of a Hollywood heavyweight. But as a queer man, Miller must also carry the weight of the entire LGBTQ rights movement. While Miller may be the first openly queer actor…

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Anti-Marriage Equality Clerk Kim Davis To Seek Re-Election

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Guess who is back in the news. It’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ spirit animal, oppressive kook Kim Davis, whose shameful conduct is a lot like that of the Edward Scissorhands character Esmerelda, a wacko religious zealot—played by O-Lan Jones—with a dash of Piper Laurie from Carrie. In 2015, Davis was an elected Kentucky county clerk who…

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Scotland Is Having A Queer Moment

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Scotland is serving some serious LGBT love this month with an acclaimed gay feature film, an official pardon and the first ever “Waacking and Voguing Festival” in the country famous for kilts, castles, gingers and stunning coastlines. Set in the north of England and Scotland, God’s Own Country has received critical acclaim and numerous festival…

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Trans Woman And Democrats Win, Yuge Rebuke To Trump Agenda

Featured, Politics  

In an historic win, a transgender woman unseated a conservative extremist, while two other Democrats captured governorships in New Jersey and Virginia. Election results were a stunning rebuke to Trump and his yugely unpopular presidency. Democrat Danica Roem beat Republican incumbent Bob Marshall, making history by becoming America’s first openly transgender state legislator. Marshall had…

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