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Groundbreaking TV Icon Norman Lear Turns Down Trump Honor

Politics  

With his sitcoms like All in the Family, Maude, Good Times and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear not only ruled the TV airwaves in the 1970s, he also helped change the way a lot of people think. For instance, Maude Findlay, played indelibly by Bea Arthur, shocked America by becoming pregnant as a 47-year-old grandmother and…

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Pauly Shore Finally Brings The Funny As Trump Mouthpiece Stephen Miller

Comedy  

Pauly Shore was a ubiquitous presence in early ’90s on MTV and with modest box office hits like Encino Man and Son In Law, but was he ever really funny? It’s debatable (OK, it’s not really — he was annoying AF), but he was definitely inescapable. We haven’t really thought about him much since then,…

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Plus-Sized Queer Model Dexter Mayfield Owns The Runway

Entertainment  

Let’s hear it for the big boys! Dexter Mayfield became something of a viral sensation in 2015 when camera footage caught him strutting his ample stuff on the runway during a Marco Marco fashion show. In a recent interview with Mic Mayfield discussed that euphoric moment. “After that runway, the second I finished, it was…

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Here’s The Trans Anthem America Needs Right Now

Entertainment  

When the LGBTQ communities are under siege, it often leads to the creation of great art. Witness Tony Kushner’s masterpiece Angels in America, which was a response to the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Now with President Trump’s announcement that he intends to ban trans people from serving in the military, pop singer Wrabel…

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Put Some Grace (Jones) In Your Face

Entertainment  

Sit down “no-no,” old girl fools… Gay Christmas (or at the very least, Gay Easter) has come early with the release of a teaser trailer for Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. Directed by filmmaker Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow), the documentary is purported to be “an observational portrait”: a…

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J. Edgar Hoover’s Notorious 1950s “Gay Purge” Documents To Be Released

Politics  

Historical records of J. Edgar Hoover’s “purge” of gay and lesbian federal employees by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) must be located and released, according to a ruling issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia last week. These historic documents pertain to then-President Dwight Eisenhower’s Executive Order 10450 in 1953, which…

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