Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson blast homophobic comment criticizing their relationship

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Model Cara Delevingne and actress Ashley Benson both blasted a homophobic comment posted on Benson’s social media page.

Delevingne, 26, and Benson, 29, have reportedly been dating since May 2018 but have been low-key about their relationship. However, they both defended their romance after a troll criticized their relationship.

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VIDEO: ‘Drag Race’ stars join Lizzo for new ‘Juice’ music video

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lizzo released a new version of her music video “Juice” featuring “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars.

Soju, A’keria Davenport, Asia O’Hara, Detox, Morgan McMichaels, Sonique, Mayhem Miller, Mariah Balenciaga and Silky Nutmeg Ganache, who have all competed on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” all appear in the video dancing around and squeezing fruit.

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New online exhibit explores queer Asian Pacific American life

By : Joey DiGuglielmo OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Anybody with internet now has access to a burgeoning world most of us would never otherwise see. The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center has launched a new digital exhibition called A Day in the Queer Life of Asian Pacific America.

A joint partnership between the Smithsonian, AARP and Kundiman—a New York-based organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American creative writing—the series will feature both solicited and crowd-sourced media of all types: film, photography, boomerangs, video poems; that explore queer life in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities throughout the country including lesser-known areas with a focus on everyday life.

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YouTuber Jeffree Star says $2.5 million worth of cosmetics stolen from his warehouse

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star says that $2.5 million worth of cosmetics were stolen from one of his warehouses in Los Angeles during a heist on March 16.

Star shared the news in a YouTube video posted on April 2.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck prayed after hearing Rosie O’Donnell had a crush on her

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck says she “immediately started praying” after hearing that Rosie O’Donnell had a crush on her when they were co-hosts on “The View.”

In O’Donnell’s new memoir “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View,’” O’Donnell revealed she once had a “little bit of a crush” on Hasselbeck but that it wasn’t sexual.

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WATCH: Netflix releases trailer for gay comedy series ‘Special’

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Netflix’s latest series “Special” depicts the life of a gay man living with cerebral palsy. The series is adapted from Ryan O’Connell’s book, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” and will be produced by “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons.

O’Connell, who is a gay man with mild cerebral palsy in real life, will also be starring as the show’s protagonist, Ryan who struggles to accept his disability.

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Lesbian rapper Young M.A. responds to Kodak Black’s homophobic lyrics

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lesbian rapper Young M.A. responded to rapper Kodak Black’s homophobic lyrics towards her calling him “weird.”

In Kodak Black’s song “Pimpin Ain’t Eazy,” he name drops female rappers who have been rumored to be lesbian such as Missy Elliott and Dej Loaf and Young M.A., who is an out lesbian.

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Adele and Jennifer Lawrence whoop it up at NYC gay bar

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NEW YORK (AP) | Bar patrons in New York’s Greenwich Village were in the right place at the right time when Adele and Jennifer Lawrence showed up.

The Daily News reports Grammy-winning singer Adele and her Oscar-winning actress pal hit the gay bar Pieces on March 22, to the delight of the crowd.

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Sam Smith comes out as non-binary

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Sam Smith opened up about identifying as non-binary and his struggles with body image in an interview with Jameela Jamil for the new Instagram series “I Weigh Interviews.”

“I’ve always had a bit of a war in my body and my mind. I do think like a woman in my head at times. I’ve sometimes sat there and questioned, do I want a sex change? It’s something I still think about, but I don’t think it is,” Smith told Jamil.

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

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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

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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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