Jason Mraz may have come out as bisexual in poem to LGBTQ community

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jason Mraz may have come out as bisexual in a love poem to the LGBTQ community for Pride month.

Mraz, 40, penned the poem as part of Billboard’s “Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community” series.

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Two LGBTQ contestants cast on ‘Big Brother’

By : Jeremy Brener
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ORLANDO | On Monday, the cast for the 20th season of ‘Big Brother’ was revealed, and two of the sixteen new contestants are proudly representing the LGBTQ community on the show this summer.

Kaycee Clark, 30, is a professional football player from San Diego, California. She has played in the Women’s Football Alliance for the San Diego Surge for six of the past eight seasons and currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Tyler Posey and Avan Jogia will play a couple in Starz comedy series

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Tyler Posey and Avan Jogia will play love interests in the upcoming Starz comedy series “Now Apocalpyse.”

“Now Apocalypse” is a 10-episode coming-of-age comedy series that chronicles the adventures of Ulysses (Jogia) and his friends Carly (Kelli Berglund), Ford (Beau Mirchoff) and Severine (Roxane Mesquida) as they navigate love, sex, fame and more in Los Angeles.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ vinyl soundtrack will be peach-scented

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Call Me By Your Name” will give fans a piece of the peach scene to take home with a peach-scented and peach-colored limited edition vinyl.

The soundtrack features songs from Sufjan Stevens, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Giorgio Mororder, the Psychedelic Furs and more.

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Millie Bobby Brown leaves Twitter after becoming face of homophobic memes

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown has quit Twitter after her face became the target of homophobic memes.

According to the Wrap, the memes first surfaced in November under the tag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown, and resurged in popularity in June.

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Rotten Tomatoes releases the Top 10 LGBTQ TV shows for Pride month

By : Colton Adkins
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In celebration of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes has released a list with the highest-rated LGBTQ movies and TV shows from the 2010’s. Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer” determined the top 10 for each category. The list curated showcases the best TV shows and films that tell the stories of the LGBTQ community.

For those unfamiliar, the Tomatometer score is based on “the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. For each movie or show individually, a minimum of five reviews need to be done before an official Tomatometer score can be determined. A rating can be considered “Fresh” or “Certified Fresh.” “Fresh” means that at least 60 percent of reviews are positive, and “Certified Fresh” means the movie or TV show needs a steady score of at least 75 percent. However, to be “Certified Fresh” a film with wide release needs a minimum of 80 reviews, films with limited release need a minimum of 40 reviews and individual seasons of a TV show need to have a minimum of 20 reviews.

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Rotten Tomatoes releases the Top 10 list of LGBTQ movies for Pride month

By : Colton Adkins
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In celebration of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes has released a list with the highest-rated LGBTQ movies and TV shows from the 2010’s. Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer” determined the top 10 for each category. The list curated showcases the best TV shows and films that tell the stories of the LGBTQ community.

For those unfamiliar, the Tomatometer score is based on “the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics,” according to the Rotten Tomatoes website. For each movie or show individually, a minimum of five reviews need to be done before an official Tomatometer score can be determined. A rating can be considered “Fresh” or “Certified Fresh.” “Fresh” means that at least 60 percent of reviews are positive, and “Certified Fresh” means the movie or TV show needs a steady score of at least 75 percent. However, to be “Certified Fresh” a film with wide release needs a minimum of 80 reviews, films with limited release need a minimum of 40 reviews and individual seasons of a TV show need to have a minimum of 20 reviews.

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Jane Krakowski reveals her 7-year-old son is a ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ fan

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jane Krakowski revealed she learned her 7-year-old son is a fan of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” after she discovered him dressing in drag for a playdate.

Speaking with Seth Meyers in promotion of the fourth season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Krakowski says that while on a playdate her son dressed in a princess dress, contoured his face and used purple marker for eyeshadow. He pretended to walk down a runway completing his performance by saying “Fashion!”

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‘Flipping Out’ star Jeff Lewis’ surrogate sues Bravo for filming her giving birth

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The surrogate who delivered “Flipping Out” stars Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward’s child is suing Bravo for filming the birth without her consent.

Variety reports Alexandra Trent filed the lawsuit against the network on Tuesday for unlawful recording, invasion of privacy and fraud. In the lawsuit, Trent alleges the network filmed her vagina without her consent and that she was humiliated by Lewis and Edward making “disgusting” comments about her anatomy.

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The Last Page with Greg Stemm

By : Rick Claggett
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What kind of writing do you do for Watermark?

I write a regular perspective column and news stories, especially investigative pieces with multiple contacts.

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“Hollywood Medium” Tyler Henry on communicating with celebrities and “the other side”

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Tyler Henry came out twice: first as gay and second as a spiritual medium, the latter of which he says was harder.

At 22, Henry says his sixth sense, not to be confused with the film of the same name, allows him to communicate “messages from the other side,” something that began at just 10 years old. It’s a claim that’s led to his memoir “Between Two Worlds,” multiple seasons of E!’s “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry” and “5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from the Departed,” his national tour.

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Watermark’s Wedding Bells: Michael Scranton and Rick Vail

By : Aaron Drake
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The two met by happenstance during Christmastime in 2003. James “Rick” Vail shares the special moment he knew Michael Scranton was the one for him. “For me, it was when I saw him behind the bar at Alibi in Fort Lauderdale at a Christmas party. That was the first time we met. The next week I drove to St. Pete to see him again. He says I stalked him,” Vail jokes. “It worked!”

“For Mike, it was the first day he saw my beautiful face and butt,” Vail adds.

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