‘Modern Family’ to end after next season

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Modern Family” will come to an end after season 10, according to co-creators Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.

Levitan and Lloyd told the Hollywood Reporter they “can’t imagine” the show continuing past next season.

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‘Versace’ stars: Anti-gay bias led to designer’s death

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Do the intersecting lives of a fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him add up to a political saga?

Absolutely, says Ryan Murphy, the powerhouse executive producer of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” season two of the FX showcase that debuted with 2016’s Emmy-winning “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

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Sean Hayes says his mother wanted him to go to therapy when he came out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sean Hayes is known for playing out and proud Jack McFarland on the hit sitcom “Will & Grace” but his real-life journey to being out was a difficult one.

Hayes, 47, told People that when he was younger he kept his sexuality a secret from his family as he started to understand it.

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Gay lead character straight-washed in NBC drama ‘Rise’

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ABOVE: Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli in ‘Rise.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

NBC drama “Rise” is based on the true story of closeted high school teacher Lou Volpe but in the upcoming TV series, Lou will be straight.

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German Playboy to feature 1st transgender model on cover

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BERLIN (AP) — The German edition of Playboy magazine says it will feature a transgender model on its cover for the first time.

Editor-in-chief Florian Boitin said Tuesday that putting Giuliana Farfalla on the cover — topless, as is customary for such magazines in Germany — was in line with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s tradition of being “resolutely opposed to all forms of exclusion and intolerance.”

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Pink will sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Pink is confirmed to sing the National Anthem for Super Bowl 52.

The NFL confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday.

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Gianni Versace’s family calls FX series ‘fiction,’ network responds

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Family members of the late Gianni Versace have slammed FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” the “American Crime Story” installment about the fashion designer’s murder, calling it a “work of fiction” and claiming they had no involvement in the making of the series.

“The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace,” the family said in a statement. “Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenplay, this TV series should only be considered as a work of fiction.”

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Cumming: important to portray gay character in time of Trump

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actor Alan Cumming will portray what is believed to be the first gay lead character in a broadcast network drama and he says it’s particularly important that the milestone is happening during President Donald Trump’s administration.

His crime procedural “Instinct” arrives at a time when Cumming said “the president is actively condoning, by his silence, violence and persecution against the LBGT community.”

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‘The Mindy Project’ star Fortune Feimster gets engaged to girlfriend

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“The Mindy Project” star Fortune Feimster and her girlfriend Jacquelyn Smith are engaged.

The couple announced the news on Instagram on Friday by posting photos of the proposal, which occurred during their recent trip to Big Sur, California.

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‘The Fosters’ ending after five seasons, spin-off planned

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Freeform is ending “The Fosters” after a five-season run, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The family drama will wrap up with a three-episode limited series airing in the summer. “The Fosters” also celebrates its 100th episode during the 10-episode, second half of its fifth season.

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No LGBTQ role or film winners at 75th Golden Globes, despite multiple nominations

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ABOVE: Start of the 75th Golden Globes live from the Beverly Hilton Jan. 7, 2018.

The 75th anniversary Golden Globes featured Hollywood actors donning all-black gowns and suits, and wearing #TimesUp pins in support in of those who have spoken out about sexual harassment and to protest gender inequality. It was a hugely important night celebrating women and women’s stories.

But many in the LGBTQ community were left puzzled by the lack of representation among the acting, directing and screenwriting category nominees and winners, even though #TimesUp resonates against homophobia too.

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Funko announces first line of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Pop! Vinyls

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Clear some space on your shelf because Funko, the U.S. toy company known for creating toys and collectibles based on pop culture properties, announced on Twitter that the first line of Pop! Vinyl figures based on RuPaul’s Drag Race are being released.

The Drag Race series of vinyl characters will start with show namesake RuPaul, All Stars 2 winner Alaska and Trixie Mattel, who is scheduled to appear in All Stars 3.

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