Category: National News

LAMBDA LITERARY 2017

LAMBDA LITERARY 2017

[ 0 ] March 20, 2017

29th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists ~ by joel martens ~ The Lambda Literary Foundation’s mission is “to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians – the whole literary community.” Further stating that, “Lambda Literary believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of […]

New 'Power Rangers' Movie Features First Queer Superhero

New ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Features First Queer Superhero

[ 0 ] March 20, 2017

from edge media network –  [Editor’s note: This story contains minor spoilers about the upcoming film “Power Rangers.” Read at your own risk.] Move over, “Beauty and the Beast.” There’s a new gay controversy in town! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming film “Power Rangers,” a reboot of the classic 90s kids’ show, features […]

Logo Announces Premiere Date for Reality Show 'Fire Island'

Logo Announces Premiere Date for Reality Show ‘Fire Island’

[ 0 ] March 15, 2017

from edge media network –   “Fire Island,” the upcoming reality series that sparked thinkpieces and a “Saturday Night Life” parody, finally has a premiere date. In a press release, Logo announced the show will debut on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m EST. “Fire Island,” which basically looks like “The Real World” but cast […]

HIV Transmission Declining in U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

HIV Transmission Declining in U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

[ 0 ] March 14, 2017

from edge media network –  The annual number of new HIV infections in the U.S. decreased 18 percent from about 45,700 infections in 2008 to about 37,600 infections during 2014, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the CDC’s analysis shows that progress in reducing HIV infections […]

South Dakota Becomes First State This Year to Enact Anti-LGBT Legislation

South Dakota Becomes First State This Year to Enact Anti-LGBT Legislation

[ 0 ] March 10, 2017

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard made South Dakota the first state this year to enact anti-LGBT legislation following the signing of S.B. 149 today, which permits taxpayer-funded agencies to deny services to LGBT people, authorizing discrimination through the use of religious exemptions. With today’s signing of S.B. 149, the legislation becomes the first this year […]

JUDY AND I: MY LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND

JUDY AND I: MY LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND

[ 0 ] March 9, 2017

 An Interview with Joey Luft and John Kimble ~ by bill biss ~ One of the most instantly recognizable motion picture stars of all time is Judy Garland as “Dorothy” in “The Wizard of Oz.” The role would bring her eternal fame and lead to a career that lasted over 30 years. A career encompassing […]

'Beauty and the Beast' Director Says "Gay Moment" is "Overblown"

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Director Says “Gay Moment” is “Overblown”

[ 0 ] March 6, 2017

  from edge media network –   News that the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will feature the company’s first openly gay character has quite a stir over the last week. Director Bill Condon revealed earlier this month in an interview Attitude magazine that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou, played by Josh Gad, […]

MOONLIGHT

MOONLIGHT

[ 0 ] February 27, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO MOONLIGHT: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (writer Tarell Alvin McCraney) & Best Supporting Actor, Mahershala Ali, for made history! TREVANTE RHODES BREAKING THROUGH ANOTHER DOOR ~ by joel martens ~ Coming to terms with one’s sexuality is a story we can all relate to and it is one that has been represented fairly often […]

Rachel Lindsay Named ABC's First Black 'Bachelorette'

Rachel Lindsay Named ABC’s First Black ‘Bachelorette’

[ 0 ] February 14, 2017

from edge media network –  ABC has named a black woman as its “Bachelorette” for the first time in the show’s history. Rachel Lindsay will lead the 13th season of “The Bachelor” spinoff. The announcement came Monday night on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The news is somewhat of a spoiler for fans of the ongoing […]

Grammys Add 1st Man, Transgender Woman as Trophy Presenters

Grammys Add 1st Man, Transgender Woman as Trophy Presenters

[ 0 ] February 10, 2017

from edge media network –  At Sunday’s Grammys, a man and a transgender woman will join the so-called trophy girls who bring music’s top honors onstage. It’s a change that puts the Grammys in the front ranks of awards diversity. “To be honest, the idea of a ‘trophy girl’ has felt antiquated for some time […]

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