VIDEO: Clip of Billy Eichner’s voice dubbed over ‘Captain America’ goes viral

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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A clip from “Captain America: Civil War” dubbed with the voice of Billy Eichner has gone viral.

Twitter user @homeisarealsong posted the clip captioned, “it’s midnight and i’m tired so i made this.”

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YouTube apologizes to LGBT content creators for demonetization, anti-LGBT ads

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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YouTube has apologized to the LGBT community for allowing anti-LGBT ads to run on videos with LGBT content and for monetization policies that prevented LGBT content creators from having ads at all on their videos.

LGBT content creators have complained that their videos have become age or content restricted, weren’t showing up in search results or were becoming demonetized because of their content, among other issues.

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Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special gets Twitter buzzing

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Sexuality, gender and the role of comedy headline Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s comedy tour “Nanette,” now presented on Netflix.

Named after a girl Gadsby believed interesting, the hour-long comedy special is a departure from Gadsby’s normal comedy routines, including a “third” part to her story: an ending (Gadsby tells the audience that the difference between a story and a joke is that a story has a beginning, a middle and end, and a joke just has a beginning and middle).

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Madonna lip-syncs to Demi Lovato, sends Pride message to LGBTQ community

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Madonna sent a special Pride message to the LGBTQ community in an Instagram post over the weekend.

In the video, Madonna lip-syncs to “Solo” by Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato.

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Asia O’Hara says she was ‘threatened to be burned alive’ by online trolls

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Asia O’Hara revealed she received death threats on social media because of her race in a heartfelt Twitter post.

O’Hara, who is a finalist on season 10, posted an emotional note on Twitter explaining her absence from the social media platform.

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EJ Johnson recalls crying with dad Magic Johnson after coming out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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EJ Johnson and his mother Cookie Johnson recounted the emotional time for their family when EJ came out while speaking with Jada Pinkett Smith on her Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk.”

Cookie remembers she was the first to notice EJ’s sexuality when he was 15 years old.

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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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Out comedian Kevin Allison brings award-winning podcast to Tampa and Orlando

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Comedian Kevin Allison knows a thing or two about coming out. As one part of the hive-mind behind MTV’s cult classic sketch series “The State,” Allison publicly came out in the mid-’90s. He says it was an easy decision because he knew he was gay with his first conscious thoughts.

Since then, he’s dedicated his life to helping others come out, not just as a member of the LGBTQ community, but about anything—utilizing his award-winning live show and podcast “RISK.” With over two million monthly downloads, it highlights real people (and the occasional celebrity) as they share real stories in public that they never thought they’d dare to discuss.

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MegaCon brings out Central Florida’s cosplayers

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The fear of Tropical Depression Alberto pouring down rain wasn’t enough to keep the geeks, gamers and cosplayers away from MEGACON last weekend.

MEGACON Orlando is the southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, and attracted over 100,000 fans to the Orange County Convention Center over four days.

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Watch: older gay men try to decipher modern gay slang

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Three older gay men tried to understand the younger generation’s modern slang in a video for Into.

The men get confused over the terms “Bussy,” “Bop,” “Beat for the Gods,” “Extra,” “F#ck My Drag Right,” “Gayby,” “Gayce,” “Yasss,” “Kiki,” “Werk” and “Okurr.”

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‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness mocks treasury secretary’s wife Louise Linton

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ABOVE: Jonathan Van Ness screenshot via YouTube.

“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness trolled Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife Louise Linton during a live recording of his podcast “Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness.”

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Adam Rippon is off the market, meets new man on Tinder

By : Jeremy Williams
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Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon is having quite the year, and it’s only April.

He won a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics earlier this year becoming the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to do so. Rippon also became a headline maker, first calling out Vice President Mike Pence for his anti-LGBTQ views, then doing a media tour as the self-proclaimed new “America’s Sweetheart,” and making huge fans out of everyone from E! News host Justin Sylvester to Sally Field’s son to to another American Sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon. He even got social media buzzing when he appeared on the red carpet of the Academy Awards in a leather harness/tux combo.

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