Janet Mock becomes first trans woman of color to direct and write a TV episode

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janet Mock has made history as the first transgender woman of color to write and direct an episode of TV with the recent “Pose” episode “Love is the Message.”

Mock posted a throwback photo from the episode’s filming in honor of the episode airing on Sunday.

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

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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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RuPaul lands daytime talk show pilot

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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RuPaul is filming a pilot for a daytime talk show.

According to Variety, the pilot is for Telepictures, which is a part of Warner Bros. Television. Telepictures is behind popular shows such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Real” and “TMZ Live.”

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VIDEO: ‘Orange is the New Black’ releases season six trailer

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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“Orange is the New Black” is finally giving a sneak peek at the aftermath of the Litchfield riot.

Season five ended with the three-day Litchfield riot finally coming to a close.

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VIDEO: Robin Wright opens up on Kevin Spacey allegations

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Robin Wright spoke publicly for the first time on her former “House of Cards” co-star Kevin Spacey’s sexual misconduct allegations in an interview with Today.

“I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened. We forged ahead and I think we were all thankful that we were able to complete the series as planned,” Wright told Savannah Guthrie. “We were coworkers, really. We never socialized outside of work. Respectful, professional relationship. He was so great with me, he was never disrespectful to me, so that’s my personal experience, that’s the only thing I feel I have the right to talk about.”

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Courtney Act to star in first ever “Dragazine” late-night show

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The world’s first “Dragazine” show will feature Season 4’s winner of “Big Brother U.K.” Courtney Act on Channel 4 where “everyone is welcome,” according to the network.

“The Courtney Act Show,” an hour-long late-night show, will welcome celebrity guests with discussions on politics, pop culture and musical numbers.

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‘Big Brother’ contestant JC Mounduix accused of sexually harassing houseguests

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Big Brother” contestant JC Mounduix is being slammed by fans who believe he’s been sexually harassing other houseguests.

On the live feeds, which gives fans 24/7 access to what the houseguests are doing in the house, Mounduix is seen trying to put an ice cream scooper on other contestants’ genitals. Mounduix, who is an out professional dancer, told contestant Kaycee Clark to “open up your vagina” because “it feels good.” Clark told Mounduix “no.”

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Jean-Claude Van Damme compares same-sex marriage to dogs getting married

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme made offensive remarks about same-sex marriage during an appearance on the French talk show “On n’est pas couché,” which aired June 30.

Van Damme appeared on the show with Gender Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa. The two began to disagree on the place of a woman in the home. Van Damme said he believes the woman should stay home to take care of the children while the man leaves to provide for his family.

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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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LGBTQ contestants looking strong on ‘Big Brother 20’

By : Jeremy Brener
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“Big Brother 20” kicked off with a two-night, jam-packed premiere that saw 16 houseguests enter the Big Brother house.

Two of this year’s contestants represent the LGBTQ community — Kaycee Clark and JC Monduix. Each week, I will recap the show, focusing on the performances and gameplay of our two LGBTQ contestants.

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‘Westworld,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ actress Tessa Thompson comes out as bisexual

By : Jeremy Williams
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With two days left in Pride month, Tessa Thompson — who portrayed bisexual superhero Valkyrie in last year’s Marvel mega-hit film “Thor: Ragnarok,” — has come out as bisexual herself in an interview with Net-A-Porter.

Thompson, who also stars in the hit HBO series “Westworld” and can be seen in this fall’s “Creed” sequel, has been rumored to be in a relationship with singer/actress Janelle Monae since appearing in Monae’s “Pynk” and “Make Me Feel” music videos earlier this year. Monae recently came out as pansexual.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ crowns winning queen in season 10 finale

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SPOILERS: The article below contains spoilers from the season 10 finale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and reveals last night’s winner.

If you haven’t watched yet DO NOT continue pass the jump.

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