Nyle DiMarco slams Netflix film for deaf joke

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actor and model Nyle DiMarco blasted Netflix’s new film “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” for making fun of deaf people.

In the film, Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser) starts catfishing Jamey (Noah Centineo) after popular girl Veronica (Kristine Froseth) gives him a fake phone number. During one scene, Sierra and her friend Dan (RJ Cyler) run into Jamey and his brother at the park. Sierra doesn’t want Jamey to recognize her voice so she pretends to be deaf. Jamey reveals that his brother is deaf and Sierra has to pretend to understand ASL.

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Troye Sivan comments on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ spark another Azealia Banks Twitter rant

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Azealia Banks is known for her Twitter fights as much as she is known for her music, as the “212” rapper infamously posts extreme comments and engages in celeb fights online.

This year alone Banks has gone after Beyonce, Cardi B and Elon Musk all from her various social media accounts. This time her latest target is singer-songwriter, Troye Sivan.

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Aaron Philip becomes first black, disabled, trans model to sign with Elite Model

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Aaron Philip has become the first black, disabled, transgender model to sign with Elite Model Management.

Philip identifies as a gender-nonconforming transgender woman. She has cerebral palsy and uses a motorized wheelchair.

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Cuban YouTubers document LGBTI life, issues

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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SAGUA LA GRANDE, Cuba — A growing number of Cuban internet users are using YouTube to document LGBTI life and issues on the Communist island.

Nelson Julio Álvarez Mairata, who lives in Sagua la Grande, a small city on Cuba’s north central coast that is located roughly three hours east of Havana, launched his YouTube channel, Nexy J Show, in 2016.

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Actor Garrett Clayton comes out, reveals he has a boyfriend

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Actor Garrett Clayton opened up about his sexuality by revealing he’s in a relationship with a man in an emotional Instagram post to his fans.

Clayton starred in the gay porn drama “King Cobra” alongside James Franco and Christian Slater. He has also appeared in the Disney Channel programs “Teen Beach Movie” and “Shake It Up” as well as NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” Despite the numerous roles, the  27-year-old actor has remained quiet about his private life until now.

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‘Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness slammed for saying ‘not all Republicans are racist’

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“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness is under fire with some fans for saying that not all Republicans are racist and urging both political parties to compromise.

After the primary elections on August 14, Van Ness spoke out on Twitter about the results.

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Paris Jackson reaffirms she’s been in the LGBTQ community for years

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ABOVE: After posting on Instagram, Paris Jackson defends her place in the LGBTQ community she’s had for years. Image courtesy of Jackson’s Twitter. 

Gay Star News gave a delayed welcome to the LGBTQ community to Paris Jackson, who took to Twitter and Instagram to reemphasize when she came out.

Jackson, a 20-year-old model who currently performs in a duo called “The Soundflowers,” responded to the article and argued that she has been a part of the community for years.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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