Laverne Cox shares her own #MeToo story

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Laverne Cox shared her own #MeToo story and explained the importance of male representation and intersectionality in the movement during an interview for “The Katie Couric Podcast.

“I got to confront a man that I’d had a sexual encounter with that the encounter was consensual but then something happened that wasn’t consensual. And I was able to recently confront him about that,” Cox says. “And what was interesting to me in the confrontation is that he had no idea that his behavior was predatory, that he didn’t have consent.”

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GLAAD Media Awards 2018 releases nominees

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The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards announced its 2018 nominees at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday via Trace Lysette (“Transparent”) and Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”).

Netflix raked in the most nominations for television with seven nominations. ABC, CBS and NBC came in at a close second with six nominations. This was also the first time the category Outstanding Kids & Family Programming was introduced which recognizes “Andi Mack,” and “Doc McStuffins,” among others, for their LGBT inclusion.

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YouTuber wins landmark revenge porn case, gets engaged to girlfriend

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ABOVE: Chrissy Chambers. Photo via Instagram.

Chrissy Chambers, one-half of the YouTube duo BriaAndChrissy, has become the first person in the U.K. to win damages in a revenge porn case.

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2017 LGBTQ Pop Culture Alphabet

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It was the year of #MeToo, as this one story seemed to dominate the pop culture landscape of 2017. Victims came out saying “enough is enough” and called out their attackers and predators by name.

It was also a year of important stories being told on television and in films. We honored the voices of women, people of color and the LGBTQ community in movies like Moonlight and The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson, and on shows like When We Rise and Master of None. Plus we got Will & Grace back!

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Taylor Swift’s new app taken over by Trump supporters, homophobic users

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Taylor Swift’s new social networking app The Swift Life has been taken over by political commentary, Trump supporters and homophobic comments.

The Swift Life is for Swifties to access news, video footage, pictures and Taylor Swift themed-emojis. Fans can also post content that Swift can see and discuss their favorite artist in forums.

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Gay couple announces pregnancy with Lego fairytale

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A gay couple announced the upcoming birth of their twin boys via a Lego fairytale short film.

Sean Gannon and Spencer Clinton Parker posted the video on Facebook which shows two princes who are in love but feel something is missing from their lives. The princes go on a journey and encounter a mermaid who has magic beans that can tell them what they need. They come across a dragon, a wizard and finally a brave princess who gives the princes twin Lego babies.

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Gay U.S. couple arrested in Thailand for exposing their butts at Thai temple

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A couple is facing jail time for exposing their butts at the Temple of Dawn in Bangkok, Thailand.

Travis and Joseph Dasilva, both 38, run the Instagram account “Traveling Butts,” which features pictures of the couple exposing their butts at international locations. The Instagram account has since been deleted.

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Anti-LGBTQ hate group opens conference with rainbow flag dance

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A gentleman by the name of Derrick Paul did a “pretty neat thing” to open the anti-LGBTQ conference held by hate group MassResistance in Fort Worth, Texas last week.

Paul stood before the attendees of the organization’s 2017 Teens4Truth conference and, with two multi-colored flags, danced his heart out while a Christian pop song played over the speakers.

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‘Justice League’ gets gay porn parody

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“Justice League” may be a box office failure, but its legacy could live on in a gay porn parody.

Men.com released a safe for work trailer for “Justice League: A Gay XXX Parody” which features “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Manila Luzon as Wonder Woman, Colby Keller as Green Lantern, Brandon Cody as Superman, Ryan Bones as Batman, Manuel Skye as Alfred, Francois Sagat as Aquaman and Johnny Rapid as The Flash.

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Starbucks’ holiday campaign includes lesbian couple

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Starbucks is getting into the holiday spirit with an inclusive holiday campaign featuring a lesbian couple.

In the ad “Giving Good Starts with You,” a hand starts to illustrate doodles as the video reads “the holidays mean something different to everyone.”

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‘Mean Girls’ star Jonathan Bennett reveals he’s dating TV host Jaymes Vaughan

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“Mean Girls” star Jonathan Bennett has gone public with his relationship with “Celebrity Page” host Jaymes Vaughan.

Despite rumors swirling around his sexuality, Bennett has remained close-lipped until now. Bennett has been posting numerous photos of himself with Vaughan letting it be known the two are a couple.

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Singer/songwriter Teddy Geiger announces: ‘I am transitioning’

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Singer/songwriter Teddy Geiger has announced they are transitioning from male to female.

Geiger, 29, revealed the news in response to a fan who asked on Instagam, “Tell us, why do you look different lately?”

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