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George Takei’s ‘Naughty Gay Grandpa’ Defense Only Makes Things Worse

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It turns out that it only takes one allegation of sexual misconduct to make George Takei’s famously silky voice go from weirdly comforting to existentially terrifying. On Friday, model Scott R. Bunton accused Takei of groping him against his will, and the story has only gotten worse from there. After Takei categorically denied any funny…

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Under A Big Top: Jackman, Efron Unite In ‘Greatest Showman’ Trailer

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A new trailer for The Greatest Showman, a new movie musical starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, has Hugh doing all the things that Hugh loves: singing, twirling, stomping, and being within 20 feet of Zac Efron. Barnum, who is frequently credited as the “inventor” of show business, has a life that naturally fits into…

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TLC Stands By ‘Jazz,’ Transphobic Dillard Fired From ‘Counting On’

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TLC is terminating Derick Dillard’s participation in the reality series Counting On, after the show regular tweeted transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings, the star of another TLC series, I am Jazz. Dillard, the 28-year old husband of Jill Duggar Dillard, felt the urge to voice his poorly informed opinion about Jazz Jennings, tweeting: “I pity…

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Boy George Hangs Up On ‘Gender Bender’ Questioning

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Boy George shut down a radio host in a most awesome way. After a series of tone-deaf questions from Fran Kelly of Australia’s ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program, The Boy responded with a deafening click, dial tone, buh-bye.  The Culture Club singer was promoting his band’s upcoming tour and a stint as guest judge on…

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‘Mean Girls’ Star Daniel Franzese Accuses Bijou Phillips Of Abuse, Bullying

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According to a damning report from Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese, actress Bijou Phillips is almost too homophobic to function. On Friday, the openly gay Franzese accused Phillips of forcibly outing him and physically abusing him during the making of 2001’s Bully. In addition to loudly and repeatedly asking the then-closeted Franzese “are you gay”…

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Revisiting Julius’, Site Of Pre-Stonewall ‘Sip-In’

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The oldest gay bar in New York City, Julius’, is also the site of a groundbreaking “Sip-in” protest in 1966 that succeeded in ending the law banning gays from bars, three years before Stonewall. Dick Leitsch was one of three gay men who bravely staged the “Sip-in.” He met with NBC Out recently at the…

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Asian Diplomacy Tour Ends With Trump Twitter Tantrum

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As planned and hoped for by White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, Trump trudged through his “official” visit to Asia these past several days with restraint and perhaps a guise of decorum. Throughout some notably measured speeches, Trump sufficiently recited from teleprompters the theme that he would be putting America first (we know…

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Minneapolis Elects Two Trans City Council Members

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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

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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

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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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