GayDayS moves dates, host hotel for 2019 event

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ORLANDO | GayDayS, Inc. has a new location and dates for their annual Gay Days celebration, according to organization co-owner Chris Alexander-Manley.

GayDayS will call the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive home starting in 2019 as it becomes the event’s new host hotel. The event will change dates as well moving from its traditional spot on the first weekend in June to Aug. 13-19.

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Ex-justices aided lawmakers before rejection of gay nominee

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two former Connecticut Supreme Court justices advised Republican state lawmakers in last month’s successful effort to reject Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nominee for chief justice, according to emails and a state lawmaker.

Hearst Connecticut Media reports that former Justices C. Ian McLachlan and Peter T. Zarella aided lawmakers in defeating the nomination of Andrew McDonald, who would have been the first openly gay state chief justice in the country. Both McLachlan and Zarella were nominated by Republican governors.

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Watermark Giveaway: Tickets to see Orlando Pride soccer this Saturday!

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Are you a fan of our hometown Orlando Pride women’s soccer club? Would you like to see them this weekend when they play Seattle Reign? Well then you’re in luck, because Watermark has two pairs of tickets to give away to their match this Saturday, April 28 at 7:30pm! That means there will be TWO winners!

To enter, comment on this post and tell us the name of your favorite Orlando Pride player.

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Watch: Christina Aguilera spills ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ secrets on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Christina AguileraMelissa McCarthy and James Corden in ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

Christina Aguilera joined James Corden for an edition of “Carpool Karaoke” on “The Late, Late Show with James Corden” on Monday.

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PHOTOS: Orlando Fringe Preview Show

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Orlando Fringe’s annual preview shows give Fringe-natics an opportunity to view a two minute presentation to see what’s in store for this year’s festival. Broken into two categories, General Audience & Mature Audience – both shows are always well attended. The General Audience was hosted by Eric Pinder & Mature Audience by Rob Ward as Pepe.

This year’s preview was filled with dancers, contortionists, a Russian dog shot into space, a fabulously flamboyant Frog/Pig hybrid, ghosts and ghost-bustin’ Shakespearean performers. The performers ranged from the very young in the Xanadu Jr. production, to the young at heart with the Downtowners, a group of musically inclined senior citizens.

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Kehlani explains her sexuality: ‘I’m queer not bi, not straight’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kehlani broke down her sexuality, all the way down to who she is least attracted to, in a series of tweets on Sunday.

“cuz i keep geddin asked.. i’m queer,” Kehlani wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “Not bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people. lil poly pansexual papi hello good morning. does that answer your questions?”

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Arrest made in D.C. gay murder

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Sean Anderson was shot to death on March 24. Photo courtesy MPD.

D.C. police announced on Monday that they have arrested a 35-year-old District man for the March 24 shooting death of Sean Anderson, 48, who was found dead in an apartment at the Marbury Plaza Apartments on Good Hope Rd, S.E. in Anacostia.

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Kansas teacher moves after receiving threats for being gay

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SENECA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teacher said he abandoned his job and home state following months of harassment for being gay.

Former Nemaha Central High School teacher Michael Hill was the target of cyberbullying and received threats by mail after revealing his sexual orientation in October, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

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Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Shania Twain has apologized for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump.

In an interview with the Guardian, the Canadian country singer explained she felt Trump was an “honest” candidate.

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State lawmaker attacks fellow lawmaker as ‘lying homosexual’

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania is calling a colleague a “lying homosexual” in a Facebook post attacking liberal legislators.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe also is defending his comments, which he made Friday.

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California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Selling or advertising gay conversion therapy may soon be classified as a fraudulent business practice in California under a bill passed Thursday by the state Assembly.

Conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation, has been shown to be ineffective, said Assemblyman Evan Low, who wrote the bill that now heads to the state Senate.

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Actor Tom Holland confuses ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ for car race

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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While promoting the film “Avengers: Infinity War,” actor Tom Holland sent Twitter into a meltdown for confusing “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with car racing.

In an interview for Absolute Radio, Holland and co-star Benedict Cumberbatch were playing a game of “Showbiz Scenarios.” The game gives three celebrities and has the guests choose which celebrity would be best in that scenario.

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