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Todd Haynes Wonderstruck To Be Centerpiece of NY Film Festival

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Organizers of the New York Film Festival have chosen Todd Haynes’ latest work, Wonderstruck, as the Centerpiece selection for this year’s fest. The film garnered solid reviews and Oscar talk when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Amazon Studios produced the film, adapted from Brian Selznick’s 2011 YA novel of the same…

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Gus Kenworthy Bares All On The Slopes, Explains Shrinkage

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Out ski champ Gus Kenworthy is the latest athlete to pose in the buff for ESPN’s annual Body Issue. The 26-year-old skier, who won the silver medal in men’s freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, chatted with Good Morning America about the shoot, admitting that, after a beard trim and spray tan, he…

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Let’s Cast The Boys In The Band Revival

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When The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s play about a birthday party that becomes a hellish night of unleashed secrets for a group of close-knit gay pals, opened off-Broadway in 1968, it made history as the first produced dramatic play to deal honestly with homosexuality. The show was an immediate sensation, running for more than…

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Germany Edges Towards Marriage Equality

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Time to plan your gay wedding at this year’s Oktoberfest in Berlin, or Munich or Hamburg or Cologne!   Pending an expected final approval vote from the upper house of Germany’s Parliament, same-sex marriage will become the law of the land this fall in Germany.   Angela Merkel, in anticipation of a tough election in…

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Sissy That Walk of Fame

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Clear your 2018 calendars. In the category of TELEVISION, illustrious media deity RuPaul Charles will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! RuPaul is an extra shimmery celestial being among a list of worthy fellow recipients—like Shonda Rimes, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Minnie Mouse, Jennifer Lawrence—totally worth the $40,000 cost incurred by the…

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Patriotic Pride: Celebrating Aaron Copland, The Gay “Dean Of American Composers”

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The summertime months offer innumerable outdoor concerts to celebrate America (is it great again?) with charming picnic baskets dangling from crooked arms. These musical events vary: Fireworks Spectacular with Pentatonix, John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” under the stars, and many small-town bandshell performances throughout the US of A providing “God Bless America” sing-along…

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Celebs Respond To The President’s Insecure Tweet Condoning Violence Against The Media

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Another day, another round of everyone with a brain wondering how much lower the president can sink with his un-presidential tweets. The latest is an edited video of “45” inflicting violence on his favorite enemy, the “liberal media” (recently he’s singled out Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski for particular scorn) all weekand an obvious…

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Is Self-Loathing Behind Dolce And Gabbana’s Decision To Dress Melania?

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After reading about all the completely tone-deaf things that Dolce & Gabbana have done recently, such as opposing in vitro fertilization and adoption for same-sex parents, mammy earrings, shoes that pretty much endorse eating disorders, and naming these absolutely fabulous sandals “slave sandals,” one can imagine that their day begins with them sliding out of their…

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