Queen Latifah supports Jussie Smollett until there’s ‘definitive proof’ he lied

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Queen Latifah is standing by Jussie Smollett until she sees “definitive proof” he lied.

During an appearance on the Yahoo News series, “Through Her Eyes,” host Zainab Salbi asked Latifah for her thoughts on Smollett, who is accused of allegedly staging a hate crime.

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Watch: ‘Queer Eye’ season three has first lesbian makeover

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Queer Eye” dropped the trailer for its anticipated third season which shows that there are still plenty of firsts to be had for the reality show.

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness leave Atlanta, where the first two seasons took place, and head to Kansas City, Missouri to lend a helping hand.

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Walmart slammed for using gay couple in promo video

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Walmart is under fire for including a gay couple in its new promotional video series on Facebook.

“Love Is In The Aisle: A dating show at Walmart” shows couples going on blind dates shopping in Walmart. Episode two features Andy and Pat who get to know each other by sharing “pan” puns and conspiracy theories on all-in-one body wash, shampoo and conditioner products.

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Ian McKellen apologizes for Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey comments

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Ian McKellen has apologized for saying that the alleged sexual abuse caused by Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey was because they were closeted.

McKellen, 79, appeared on the “#QueerAF” podcast where he was asked for his thoughts on the #MeToo movement, Singer and Spacey.

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Cottonelle’s gay toilet paper ad draws criticism

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Cottonelle recently released a new ad that includes a gay couple but the 15-second spot angered some TV watchers.

In the commercial, one man is about to meet his boyfriend’s parents.

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Social media sensation Clawdeena lives her best life in DeLand

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Clawdeena is the name of a Monster High doll, but to the 19-year-old YouTube sensation who shares that name, it’s more. It’s the name that allows her to confidently express her true self in her day-to-day life.

Clawdeena created her feminine alter-ego after finding a love for recreating her doll’s looks and a passion for entertaining others. At first, being a 14-year-old with a love for makeup who had a father as a pastor and mother as an ordained minister was a tough situation.

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Podcast puts focus on LGBT people of color

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) | Guests on the “Brown ‘n Out” podcast answer two questions:

What does black and brown queer culture in Vermont look like to you?

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Statue of Kevin Hart holding a rainbow flag appears near Oscars venue

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kevin Hart ultimately ended up not hosting the 2019 Academy Awards following past homophobic jokes and tweets he made that resurfaced, but the comedian still made a surprise appearance.

Street artist Plastic Jesus created the art piece titled “Hollow Apology” which features Hart as a gold statue holding a rainbow flag.

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Ellen Page claims Hollywood forced her to stay closeted

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Ellen Page opened up to PorterEdit about the early days of her career when she claims Hollywood execs forced her to stay in the closet.

The 32-year-old actress gained fame from her major film debut “Juno” in 2007. As she went on to appear in other films such as “Whip It,” “Inception” and “The East,” Page says she “was distinctly told by people in the industry,” that “‘People cannot know you’re gay.’”

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Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

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Karl Lagerfeld, creative designer of Chanel and Fendi for over twenty years, died early in the morning on Feb. 19 after weeks of battling an unspecified illness.

His death was announced from the designer’s personal Instagram account.

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Chris Pratt responds to Ellen Page accusations via Instagram

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“Lego Movie 2” actor Chris Pratt spoke out on Instagram following online accusations from actress Ellen Page, addressing claims that he supports an anti-LGBTQ church.

Pratt had stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to discuss his upcoming film. While there, the actor spoke about his spirituality and mentioned his recent biblical-themed diet was inspired by his pastor from Hillsong Church.

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Ellen Page blasts Chris Pratt for attending ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ’ church

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Ellen Page called out Chris Pratt for attending Hillsong Church after Pratt discussed his spiritual beliefs on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Pratt explained that he’s on the Daniel Fast, a fast inspired from the Bible, which is a “21-day diet during which he ate only fruits, vegetables, grains, and unleavened bread.”

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