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

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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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Shirtless Violinist performs haunting cover of ‘Stranger Things’ theme song

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Matthew Olshefski, aka the Shirtless Violinist, is back with a haunting rendition of the “Stranger Things” theme song.

The cover features Olshefski performing shirtless, as usual, with a dark background and red neon inspired- visuals mimicking the opening credits. At the end, Olshefski is seen holding Christmas lights in a nod to Winona Ryder’s character, Joyce. The lights flicker out and Olshefski seems to disappear into the Upside Down.

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Honey commercial recreates ‘The Three Bears’ into gay cooking show

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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British honey company Rowse has reimagined the classic “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” by nixing Goldilocks and making the trio honey-loving gay bears.

Matt, Joel and Phil present cooking recipes from their cozy cottage in the country as part of this three-part commercial series.

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The Fitness Marshall looks to take over the world one cardio-filled dance video at a time

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Caleb Marshall is your typical Mid-Western, gay millennial. He loves his boyfriend Cameron, he loves his Starbucks coffee and he loves him some Britney Spears. Marshall stands out in his sometimes overly criticized generation as the fun-loving, energetic and infectious online persona known as The Fitness Marshall.

Dressed in his is trademark camo pants and black tank top, Marshall uses his part Richard Simmons/part Energizer Bunny character of The Fitness Marshall to motivate his millions (that’s right, millions!) of online viewers to dance, have fun and get in shape.

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Apple releases gender-neutral emojis

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Apple is releasing hundreds of new emojis including gender-neutral characters in various skin tones and age ranges.

Other emojis making their debut will be a mermaid, a dinosaur, a woman with a headscarf, a carton of Chinese food and a breastfeeding mother. There will be also an emoji hand signing “I love you” in American Sign Language.

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Willam Belli called out for transphobic remarks on talk series

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Willam Belli was blasted by Courtney Act for spewing transphobic remarks during the Fullscreen series, “Suck Less.”

Belli, who appeared on season four of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” did an advice segment on the series along with season six contestant, Act.

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One Million Moms boycotts ‘Roseanne’ reboot over gender-fluid character

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One Million Moms is outraged that “Roseanne” is including a gender-fluid character.

In the reboot, Darlene (Sarah Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki) have a nine-year-old son, Mark (Ames McNamara). The character is described as “gender creative” who “displays qualities of both male and female young child traits.”

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