Jackie Chan’s daughter claims she is homeless due to homophobia

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Andi Autumn and Etta Ng. Screenshot via YouTube.

Etta Ng, Jackie Chan’s estranged daughter, is claiming she and her girlfriend Andi Autumn are homeless due to homophobia.

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Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over ‘lesbianism’

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having “clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law.”

Director Wanuri Kahiu said she is “incredibly sorry” to confirm the ban of “Rafiki,” or “Friend” in Swahili, by the Kenya Film Classification Board. Her film depicts a love story between two women.

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

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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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AIDS foundations seek to end epidemic in South

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ABOVE: Elton John and David Furnish. Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and the Aileen Getty Foundation have announced they are joining forces to award an expanded series of grants aimed at “ending the AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States.”

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Fans slam Disney for erasing ‘bisexual’ character Shang from ‘Mulan’ remake

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Mulan” fans aren’t happy with a notable casting change in Disney’s live-action remake.

Li Shang is Ping’s (Mulan disguised as a male soldier) commander in the army. Shang eventually grows to admire and respect Ping before learning that it is Mulan and falling in love with her.

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Cara Delevingne responds to backlash for praising Beyoncé’s Coachella performance

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Cara Delevigne has responded to the backlash she received for praising Beyoncé’s Coachella performance.

Delevigne, who identifies as bisexual, has been open about boycotting the music and arts festival because its owner Philip Anschutz has donated to a number of right-wing, anti-LGBTQ groups. The 25-year-old model didn’t attend the festival but took to Instagram to fangirl over Bey’s two-hour set which included a Destiny’s Child reunion.

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Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault case under review by LA prosecutors

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Special Victims Bureau is reviewing a sexual assault allegation against Kevin Spacey.

According to CNN, the LASD reports that the allegations involved an adult male and took place in West Hollywood in 1992. The case has been under review since December 2017.

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Watch: trailer for film ‘Anything’ features Matt Bomer as a trans sex worker

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: John Carroll Lynch and Matt Bomer in ‘Anything.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

The first trailer for indie flick “Anything” has been released.

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Local filmmaker to hold world premiere of religious LGBTQ film ‘At the End of the Day’ in Lakeland

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LAKELAND, Fla. | Kevin O’Brien, a local-area filmmaker, announced his first feature-length film “At the End of the Day” will premiere at the historic Polk Theatre in Lakeland May 18.

“At the End of the Day” is a dramatic comedy that explores the tensions between the evangelical church and the LGBTQ community. Dave Hopper, played by Stephen Shane Martin, is a conservative professor at a Christian college who goes undercover in a gay support group to try and stop them from launching an LGBTQ homeless youth shelter in his small town.

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The Enzian Theater brings a plethora of LGBTQ movies to the 27th Annual Florida Film Festival

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The Enzian Theater is Central Florida’s only full-time, nonprofit alternative cinema. Along with first-run independent features, Enzian offers a variety of special events including the nationally recognized Florida Film Festival which has been a staple in the area for more than a quarter century.

“The Tiedtke family started the Enzian Theater in 1985 championing the belief that ‘Film Is Art,’” says Valerie Cisneros, Enzian Theater’s marketing manager. “In the early ‘90s they decided to start a film festival, the Florida Film Festival, and it has been hosted at the Enzian since its inception 27 years ago.”

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ screenwriter criticizes film for lack of nudity

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“Call Me By Your Name” screenwriter James Ivory blasted director Luca Guadagnino for not including more nudity in the film.

In an interview with the Guardian, the openly gay screenwriter claims Guadagnino did consider filming nude scenes with Elio and Oliver but changed his mind. For Ivory, whose “Call Me By Your Name” screenplay won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the lack of nudity made the film unrealistic.

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Orlando City SC player buys out Orlando screening of ‘Love, Simon’

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Sacha Kljestan

ORLANDO | Sacha Kljestan, a midfielder for the Orlando City Soccer Club, and his wife bought out the 8:00 p.m. screening of the LGBTQ youth film “Love, Simon” at the Regal Winter Park Village for Thursday, March 29 so fans can see the movie for free.

“We saw ‘Love, Simon’ opening weekend and absolutely loved it. The movie spreads the message of tolerance, acceptance and equality. We were inspired by other people who did this, so we just want to pay it forward and help spread the love to the people of Orlando,” Kljestan wrote on Twitter.

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