Lady Gaga plans to donate school supplies to classrooms in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy

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Lady Gaga plans to donate school supplies to fund classroom projects in three cities recently affected by mass shooting violence.

Gaga and her Born This Way Foundation are partnering with Donors Choose to fund 14 projects in Dayton, Ohio; 125 in El Paso, Texas; and 23 in Gilroy, California.

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Watch: Nyle DiMarco experiences deaf discrimination on ‘What Would You Do?’

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ABOVE: Nyle DiMarco on ‘What Would You Do?’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Actor and model Nyle DiMarco, who identifies as sexually fluid, brought to light the challenges deaf people face on an episode of hidden camera show “What Would You Do?”

In the episode, J.W., a deaf actor, attempts to order food from a rude waiter (Tyler). Whenever J.W. tries to communicate his order, Tyler gets frustrated and begins harassing J.W. DiMarco, who is also deaf, watched the interactions behind-the-scenes with host John Quiñones.

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‘Drag Race’ muscle queen Kameron Michaels takes Parliament House stage for GayDayS

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Even within a profession built on marching to the beat of your own drum, Kameron Michaels isn’t your typical drag performer. Michaels has many tattoos and puts a lot of focus on weight training and physical fitness, earning the nickname “muscle queen,” which has helped her develop a unique drag appearance.

Along with muscle queen and drag superstar, Michaels is adding the title of recording artist to the mix with the release of “Freedom,” her new single. Michaels is bringing the muscles, the tats and the new single to the Parliament House Aug. 16 for Orlando’s GayDayS weekend.

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Orlando LGBTQ clubs bring the queens for GayDayS weekend

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GayDayS weekend will not only be popping at the host hotel. Orlando’s clubs and bars are having parties of their own and they are certain to be lit!

Below we have gathered information on some of the hottest queens taking Orlando’s GayDayS weekend by storm.

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Maya Hawke reveals she suggested Robin should be a lesbian in ‘Stranger Things’

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ABOVE: Maya Hawke (Robin) and Joe Keery (Steve) in ‘Stranger Things.’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Actress Maya Hawke revealed that her character Robin coming out as a lesbian wasn’t in the original script.

In “Stranger Things” third season, Steve admits that he has feelings for his Scoops Ahoy! co-worker, Robin. Instead of telling Steve she reciprocates his feelings, Robin comes out as a lesbian and shares that she once had a crush on his ex-girlfriend Nancy (Natalia Danielle Dyer).

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Taylor Swift explains why she got vocal for LGBTQ rights

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ABOVE: Taylor Swift in her music video for “You Need to Calm Down.” (Screenshot from YouTube)

Taylor Swift revealed that she was inspired to get vocal about LGBTQ activism after having a conversation with her friend, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall.

In an interview with Vogue, Swift says Hall made a comment to her that changed her perspective on staying quiet.

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Fox: Jussie Smollet gone from ‘Empire,’ character lives on

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) | Jussie Smollett is gone from “Empire” but his character will live on, at least in photos.

Smollett’s Jamal Lyon, who last season married Kai (Toby Onwumere), will be away on his honeymoon when the Fox drama returns Sept. 24 for its sixth and last season, Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said Wednesday.

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‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ reboot will include transgender storyline

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“Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling,” Netflix’s revival of the ’90s cartoon, will include a transgender character.

In the 45-minute special, Rocko and his friends Heffer and Philbert return to Earth 20 years after floating around in space. They land to find that the world around them has drastically changed with updated technology. The gang also discover that their friend Ralph, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Bighead, has become Rachel.

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Gay ‘Elm Street’ actor takes charge of his narrative in new doc

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ABOVE: Mark Patton in ‘Scream, Queen.’ (Photo courtesy The End Productions)

When Mark Patton landed his first leading role in a major motion picture, he believed his dream of becoming a movie star was coming true.

That motion picture was 1985’s “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” and instead of being launched, his career was destroyed.

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Watch: first look at Chella Man as Jericho in ‘Titans’ trailer

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ABOVE: Chella Man in “Titans.” (Screenshot via YouTube)

The new “Titans” trailer gave the first look of Chella Man — a deaf, genderqueer actor and model — as Jericho.

Jericho is the son of Deathstroke (Esai Morales) in the series. After his vocal cords are severed during his kidnapping, Jericho must communicate through sign language. He can also control people’s bodies and voices through eye contact.

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Watermark’s Wedding Bells: Bill and Ed Bohannon-Dobski

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“Trixie, what do you want for 2018?” That is the question that started it all for Bill and Ed Bohannon-Dobski.

Bill was watching his Facebook friend’s live video on New Year’s Eve 2017. In the video, Ed was asked that very question and his response was “a boyfriend would be nice.”

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‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski and boyfriend Trace Lehnhoff split

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ABOVE: Trace Lehnhoff and Antoni Porowski. (Photo via Instagram)

“Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski and his boyfriend “Flipping Out” star Trace Lehnhoff have split after a year of dating.

Porowski, 35, and Lehnhoff, 31, were first romantically linked with an Instagram post of the pair holding hands on Porowski’s page in December.

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