transbanamendment

Bipartisan Amendment Seeks To Reverse Trump’s Military Trans Ban

Featured, Politics  

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been proposed in an attempt to reverse the military transgender ban recently put into motion via imbecilic busywork of knee-jerk POTUS tweets. Senator Susan Collins (R ME) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY) introduced the amendment on Monday, and it “would prevent the military from…

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Queer Female Characters Lead The Charge At Toronto Film Fest

Entertainment  

As Stefan might say, if you’re looking for a whimsical night out at the Toronto International Film Festival, we know just the films for you. TIFF’s hottest new trend is queer women. In addition to Emma Stone doing her best “Emma Stone as Billie Jean King” in Battle of the Sexes, there’s everyone from Evan…

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Armie Hammer Shuts Down James Woods Over Homophobic Tweet

Entertainment, Featured  

Armie Hammer has expertly clapped back at actor James Woods for his homophobic tweet about Call Me By Your Name. The queer-themed Call Me By Your Name has been building Oscar buzz ever since it drew rave reviews at Sundance Film Festival in January. Starring Hammer as a 24-year-old doctoral student who falls in love…

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Has New York Queer Theater Gone Stale?

Entertainment  

This fall, the New York theater community has set the stage for a parade of revivals that are gay in every sense of the word. In addition to recreations of late 20th century installations like M. Butterfly (with Clive Owen as the subtly queer protagonist) and When Pigs Fly (a musical revue with drag queens…

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Does Liberace’s Ghost Haunt His Old Mansion?

Entertainment  

Schmaltzy piano virtuoso Liberace was a big deal to Las Vegas. The flamboyant performer also known as Mr. Showmanship was a great match for the neon mecca of Sin City. Like other frequent Vegas performers, Liberace created a home base there, combining two smaller homes to form a mansion-like compound in the mid-1970s, filling it…

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Four ‘Dallas’ Actors We Lost To HIV/AIDS

Entertainment  

The entertainment industry was nearly decimated during the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Here are four actors we lost due to complications from HIV/AIDS and who all appeared on the hit TV drama Dallas. Tom Fuccello was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 11, 1936. Tom began his acting career on Broadway, appearing…

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New Study Claims Artificial Intelligence Beats Gaydar

Featured, Politics  

A recent study from Stanford University claims that facial-detection artificial intelligence (AI) software has been credited with correctly differentiating between gay and straight male faces 81% of the time, and 74% for women, resulting in fierce backlash from LGBTQ rights groups, who fear this kind of technology could be used to harm queer people. The…

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Amy Sedaris Welcomes You Inside Her TV Home

Entertainment, Featured  

Amy Sedaris grew up watching lifestyle television programs, which she calls “hospitality shows.” The format featured homemaking and entertaining tips from “experts,” and these shows were set in the expert’s home, which was really a typical TV studio set. Visually, these shows were nothing like the realistic-looking lifestyle/cooking show sets of today. The older shows…

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Trump Justice Department Sides With Anti-Gay Bakery

Politics  

Trump’s Department of Justice, led by perjurer Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, has filed a friend-of-the-court brief, siding with a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, saying it would violate his religious beliefs. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case later this Fall. “It’s not unusual for…

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German Drag Queens Go To War Against Neo Nazis

Politics  

The German federal election will be held on September 24, 2017, in which new members of the Bundestag or German Parliament will be chosen. The new Bundestag majority will then elect a Chancellor who will then form a new government. The current Chancellor is Angela Merkel, who thankfully has provided a sane anchor as “Chancellor…

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