VIDEO: Dancing Hermione at London Pride goes viral

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Dancing Hermione made an appearance at London Pride voguing her way through a crowd on the street.

The video clip has received more than six million views.

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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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Keiynan Lonsdale turns into ‘Rainbow Boy’ in music video for single ‘Preach’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Love, Simon” and “The Flash” star Keiynan Lonsdale has released the music video for his new single “Preach.”

Lonsdale, 26, surprised fans with the video tweeting, “Hi.. My name is Keiynan Lonsdale aka ‘Rainbow Boy’, & I believe in Magic.”

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Sean Hayes kicks off ‘Ellen’ guest host gig with dance number

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sean Hayes got the show started on the right foot with a dance number to kick off his guest hosting duties on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday.

Hayes began the show with a monologue listing the reasons DeGeneres wasn’t able to appear on the show. His list included that DeGeneres was at Home Depot “where all the lesbians go” down to she was getting “a boob job. And she’s going for the big one, so next time she’s here, watch out front row.”

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Teaser trailer to Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ starring Rami Malek released

By : Layla Ferris
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A teaser trailer for the highly anticipated “Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic was released May 15, featuring “Mr. Robot” actor Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury reincarnate.

The film, which hits theaters Nov. 2, chronicles the British rock band Queen and lead vocalist Mercury’s rise to stardom. The film culminates with the Live Aid concert of 1985, “one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music,” the official movie synopsis states.

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Watch: gay teen rom-com ‘Alex Strangelove’ releases trailer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Netflix has released the trailer for its gay, teen romantic comedy “Alex Strangelove.”

The film tells the story of high school senior Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) who is planning to lose his virginity to his girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) before graduation. However, after striking up a friendship with out teen Elliott (Antonio Marziale), Alex begins to learn about his own sexual identity.

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Watch: Sam Smith releases new music video ‘Pray’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith has released the music video for the remixed version of “Pray” featuring rapper Logic.

The video, directed by Joe Connor, was filmed at the Villa Erba near Lake Como, Italy. Inside the villa scenes of a group of dancers, a man covered in butterflies and a man on stilts are interspersed between scenes of Logic and Smith performing the song.

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Pulse Interim Memorial opens to the public

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | The onePULSE Foundation opened the Pulse Interim Memorial to the public with a dedication ceremony May 8.

The foundation was joined by Pulse victims’ family members, survivors, first responders and community leaders for a dedication that opened with Pulse survivor Brian Reagan singing “Hallelujah” and included a bilingual opening prayer from Rev. Stanley Ramos, a dedication blessing from Orlando Health chaplains Phyllis Fitzwater and Jason O’Rourke, a video message from survivors and family members and a musical performance of “Together Again” by entertainer Tymisha Harris.

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Local filmmaker to hold sneak peek of religious LGBTQ film ‘At the End of the Day’ in Lakeland

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LAKELAND, Fla. | Kevin O’Brien, a local-area filmmaker, announced that he will hold a special sneak peek of his first feature-length film “At the End of the Day” at the historic Polk Theatre in Lakeland May 18.

“At the End of the Day” is a dramatic comedy that explores the tensions between the evangelical church and the LGBTQ community. Dave Hopper, played by Stephen Shane Martin, is a conservative professor at a Christian college who goes undercover in a gay support group to try and stop them from launching an LGBTQ homeless youth shelter in his small town.

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John Oliver spoofs Pence picture book about bunny, tops best seller list

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NEW YORK (AP) — John Oliver has trolled his way to the top.

The HBO host’s spoof of a new picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence was No. 1 on Amazon.com and out of stock as of midday March 19.

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First trailer for gay teen film ‘Love, Simon’ released

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The first official trailer has been released for the John Hughes-esque high school film “Love, Simon.”

“Love, Simon” follows 17-year-old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) as he struggles with coming out to his friends and family. In the middle of it all, Simon starts to fall for an anonymous classmate he meets online.

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Review: Dreamlike ‘Beach Rats’ explores a teen’s conflict

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Is there anything lonelier than a secret?

Frankie has a big one, he’s attracted to men, and he can’t seem to reconcile it with his own life. Writer and director Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” follows this conflicted Coney Island teenager around one summer, both languid and fraught, as he quietly wrestles with identity and desires, often dulling out the noise with the help of his dying father’s prescription drugs.

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