GLAAD film report spotlights zero trans representation in major studio films

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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There were no transgender characters in the 110 major studio films released in 2018, according to a film report from GLAAD.

GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index observed that when it comes to transgender representation television is putting in the work while film is lagging far behind.

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Actor Asia Kate Dillon relishes role in new ‘John Wick’ movie

By : Brian T. Carney of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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The creative team on “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” out Friday, May 17, liked actor Asia Kate Dillon’s trademark neck tattoo enough to let it be seen in their role as the Adjudicator. It’s so prominent, Dillon is used to covering it when they act.

The character is all business but the tattoo, which says “Einfühlung,” (German for empathy), perhaps adds a layer of insight that wouldn’t otherwise have been there. Non-binary actor Dillon has been a pioneer in bringing queer representation to Hollywood. They also play non-binary character Taylor Mason on Showtime’s “Billions.” 

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Hollywood icon Doris Day dies at 97

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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Legendary actress and LGBTQ icon Doris Day died at her home in Carmel Valley, Calif. early Monday morning surrounded by close friends, according to the Doris Day Animal Foundation. She was 97.

“Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death,” the foundation said in an emailed statement to the Associated Press.

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Watch: first teaser for CW’s ‘Batwoman’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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CW released a teaser trailer for its new series “Batwoman,” starring Ruby Rose as the title character.

The clip shows Batwoman standing on a rooftop with her cape flowing behind her and the Bat Signal lighting up the sky. She turns around and audiences get the first frontal view of Batwoman in her costume.

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Tony Award nominations 2019 announced

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The 2019 Tony Award nominations were unveiled by Brandon Victor Dixon, Bebe Neuwirth and Gayle King on April 30.

“Hadestown,” the folk-opera that sets the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice during the Great Depression era, earned the most nominations with 14. “Ain’t Too Proud,” a musical based on the story of The Temptations, came in second with 12 nominations.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ includes Marvel’s first gay character

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“Avengers: Endgame” is already breaking box office records but it’s also taken a step toward more LGBTQ inclusion.

In the scene an unnamed man, played by co-director Joe Russo, is seen in a support group for people whose loved ones were lost to Thanos at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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Hollywood’s A-list gays welcome Buttigieg

By : Karen Ocamb of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surprisingly charmed so many in America with his smart, calm liberal morality that some polls of Democratic presidential contenders show him third behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders—a once impossible feat for an openly gay politician.

Buttigieg is no cookie-cutter candidate. Shortly after his breakthrough CNN Town Hall and his West Hollywood appearance last March, Buttigieg appeared on Fox News for an interview with Chris Wallace.

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‘Moonlight’ headed to Netflix

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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“Moonlight” is coming to Netflix.

The Academy Award-winning film will become available on the streaming platform on May 21.

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Watch: trailer drops for fashion designer doc ‘Halston’

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Halston. (Screenshot via YouTube)

The first trailer for the new documentary about gay fashion designer Halston has been released.

“Halston” chronicles his rise to fame in the fashion world in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He became a favorite to the stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli, among others.

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Charlize Theron says her oldest child is ‘not a boy’

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Charlize Theron revealed to the Daily Mail that her oldest child Jackson, 7, is “not a boy.”

The South African actress adopted Jackson as a baby in 2012 and her second daughter August, who is now 3, in 2016. Theron says she believed Jackson was a boy until Jackson told Theron she didn’t feel like a boy at a young age.

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‘Love, Simon’ TV series coming to Disney’s streaming service

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“Love, Simon” is headed to the small screen.

Disney+, the company’s new streaming platform, has picked up a straight-to-series order of Greg Berlanti’s 2018 coming-of-age film “Love, Simon,” Deadline reports.

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‘Rocketman’ star Taron Egerton says he feels ‘at home’ at gay clubs

By : Mariah Cooper Of The Washington Blade, Courtesy Of The National LGBT Media Association
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Taron Egerton, who stars in the upcoming Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” opened up about how he feels more “at home” going to gay clubs than he does going to a football match in a new interview for GQ UK.

Egerton says he’s always felt “like something of an imposter” as “The ‘guy,’ the ‘bro,’ the ‘stunt guy’” like his role in “Kingsman.”

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