Kristen Stewart joins ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kristen Stewart has joined the cast of the Sony Pictures reboot “Charlie’s Angels,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Her fellow angels will be Naomi Scott, who played the Pink Ranger in the 2017 “Power Rangers” and will portray Jasmine in the Disney “Aladdin” remake, and Ella Balinska (“Midsomer Murders”).

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‘9 to 5’ sequel confirmed with original trio on board

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The hit 1980 comedy “9 to 5” is coming back and the film’s original female trio of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are all on board.

Rumors of a reboot began in February but Fonda confirmed the new movie this week, clarifying that it will be a sequel rather than a remake.

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Yara Shahidi, Ellen Pompeo to be honored by GLSEN group

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LOS ANGELES (AP)| Yara Shahidi will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network for her advocacy for girls’ education at a gala later this year.

The group known as GLSEN announced Wednesday that the “grown-ish” star will receive its Game Changer Award at its Respect Awards, presented in October in Beverly Hills, California. Shahidi has advocated for gender parity in science, technology and engineering fields.

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Cher reflects on the first time she met gay men

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Cher recalled the first time she met gay men in an interview with GLAAD in promotion of the film ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”

The music legend is asked why gay men love the music of ABBA so much. Cher laughs and prefaces with “Alright, you may not like this, but …”

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Ryan Reynolds hopes to explore Deadpool’s sexuality in future films

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ryan Reynolds is open to exploring more LGBT representation in the “Deadpool” franchise including with the title character.

In the comics, Deadpool is pansexual and has shown interest in characters such as Spiderman and Wolverine. Also in the “Deadpool 2” film, X-Men mutants Teenage Negasonic Warhead and Yukio had a lesbian relationship.

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Jude Law defends Dumbledore not being ‘explicitly’ gay in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jude Law, who will portray a young Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” defended the controversial decision to not make Dumbledore “explicitly” gay in the film.

In 2007, Rowling revealed that Dumbledore is gay and had romantic feelings for his friend Grindelwald when he was younger. As the “Fantastic Beasts” series includes a young Dumbledore and Grindelwald some fans were excited to see gay representation in the film. However, director David Yates shared that Dumbledore’s sexuality would not be “explicitly” addressed. The announcement caused an outcry in the fandom.

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Trans filmmaker gets political with ‘Dark Money’

By : Brian T. Carney OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Although Reed didn’t realize it at the time, “Dark Money” was born on Jan. 10, 2010 when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Citizens United case.

“It just didn’t make any sense to me,” she says, “that corporations are people and money is speech and therefore corporations can give unlimited money to campaigns. I am very skeptical of slippery slope arguments, but you could just see how more and more money was going to be consolidated in the hands of fewer and fewer people who were richer and richer and that the voice of the everyday citizen was going to get drowned out. And that is what has happened.”

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New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ trailer touches on Freddie Mercury’s sexuality

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Bohemian Rhapsody” has released a new trailer that features more of Freddie Mercury’s sexuality and AIDS diagnosis.

The clips show Mercury (Rami Malek) first meeting his girlfriend Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) who tells him “I love the way you move onstage, the whole room belongs to you. Don’t you see what you could be?”

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‘Queer Eye’ renewed for season three

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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“Queer Eye” has been renewed for a third season, according to Variety.

The Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” has already become a phenomenon after two seasons. The show has also earned four Emmy nominations including for Structured Reality Program.

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Scarlett Johansson pulls out of ‘Rub & Tug’ amid casting controversy

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the film “Rub & Tug” following backlash for accepting a transgender role as a cis-gender woman.

Johansson had been cast as Dante “Tex” Gill, a transgender man who operated a string of massage parlors that were fronts for brothels in Pittsburgh.

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VIDEO: Trailer for gay conversion drama ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’

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The first official trailer for the gay conversion therapy drama “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” has been released.

The film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth, tells the story of Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is sent away to God’s Promise, a gay conversion therapy camp because she is attracted to girls.

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Maine woman playing transgender teen on the big screen

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ABOVE: Transgender actress Nicole Maines moving from documentaries to film. Photo courtesy of Teen Vogue. 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) | A transgender former middle school student who fought to use the bathroom of her choice in Maine is preparing for her big screen debut.

Nicole Maines is starring in the indie horror film “Bit” as a transgender teen trying to co-exist with and understand a group of feminist vampires in Los Angeles.

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