minneapolistrans

Minneapolis Elects Two Trans City Council Members

Politics  

Flagrant previously mentioned that Minneapolis was sophisticated enough to elect Andrea Jenkins, a transgender person of color, to their city council to represent Ward 8 on November 7, a day that proved inclusiveness is not yet dead in our nation. Several races around the country boded well for progressives and for candidates who were not…

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Legendary Fashion Illustrator Antonio Lopez Subject Of New Doc

Entertainment  

Long before “wokeness” made its way into the national lexicon, the seminal fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez was a prominent champion of introducing diverse models into the fashion industry. Throughout the 1970s, his dynamic, hypnotic fashion illustrations made their way into big-name magazines, and his affinity for non-white, non-cis, non-het folks allowed many marginalized people to…

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Ellen Page Outs Abusive Filmmakers Brett Ratner, Woody Allen

Entertainment, Featured  

Posting on her Facebook page, Ellen Page unleashed a damning indictment on the unchecked “ubiquitous behavior in the (Hollywood) industry,” of sexual harassment and homophobia, singling out disturbing experiences with filmmakers Brett Ratner and Woody Allen. Page, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for Juno, publicly came out in 2014. In her Facebook…

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mooreromney

‘Unfit For Office,’ Romney Tells Moore To Quit Senate Race

Featured, Politics  

Since when did Mitt Romney become the voice of reason in the Republican party? In August, he issued a withering rebuke of President Trump’s response to the Charlottesville riots, and now, he’s the only prominent member of the party who is unequivocally calling for Roy Moore’s resignation from politics. You may remember Roy Moore as…

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shapeofwater

Peep Breathtaking New Trailer For Oscar Contender ‘The Shape Of Water’

Entertainment  

Fox Searchlight just released a stunning, new trailer for The Shape of Water. It’s shaping up to be a glorious award season for Guillermo Del Toro and his gorgeous sci-fi/fantasy, outsider love story. The Shape of Water is being hailed as the Mexican-born director’s greatest work since Pan’s Labyrinth. Shape has already won the prestigious Venice Film…

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Meryl Streep’s Interview With ‘The Devil’ Herself, Vogue’s Anna Wintour

Entertainment, Featured  

During the intro to an entertainingly filmed interview, multiple Oscar winner Meryl Streep saunters into the offices of Vogue, purposely evoking her (Oscar-nominated) performance as Miranda Priestly, the very best aspect of The Devil Wears Prada (though Emily Blunt as the old Emily was no slouch, nod as well to Stanley Tucci’s nuance). She graciously…

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danicaroemmetal

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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palmspringselects

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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spaceygetty

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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