Microsoft to reassess PAC money for anti-LGBTQ lawmakers

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Microsoft last week became the first of 49 LGBTQ supportive corporations identified by a new LGBTQ group as collectively contributing millions of dollars through their Political Action Committees to members of Congress with the “worst of the worst” anti-LGBTQ records, to consider halting those contributions.

The new group, Zero for Zeros, identifies itself as a campaign aimed at persuading the nation’s most prominent and well-known pro-LGBTQ corporations to stop a seemingly contradictory practice of giving PAC money to the re-election campaigns of members of Congress who oppose and undermine the LGBTQ supportive policies that corporations like Microsoft say they support.

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Janelle Monáe cast in Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’ season two

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janelle Monáe will replace Julia Roberts in season two of Amazon’s psychological thriller series “Homecoming.”

According to Deadline, Monáe will portray a woman who wakes up in a canoe with no memory of who she is or how she got there.

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Lady Gaga launches makeup line

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Lady Gaga in Haus Laboratories campaign video. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Lady Gaga is launching her own makeup line, Haus Laboratories.

Business of Fashion reports that the makeup line will debut in September exclusively on Amazon, a first for a major beauty brand. The deal will make the makeup available in nine countries on three continents. The line will feature “multi-use color items for cheeks, eyes and lips in six shade families and kits containing all three products priced at a relatively affordable $49.”

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Local LGBTQ film ‘At the End of the Day’ gets digital release date

By : Amanda Espinosa
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LAKELAND, Fla.| Local filmmaker Kevin O’Brien’s religious LGBTQ film “At the End of the Day,” about a conservative professor going undercover in what turns out to be an LGBTQ support group, is being released on digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Google Play on Feb. 26.

The award-winning film was written, directed and co-produced (along with his wife, Teresa) by O’Brien and stars Stephen Shane Martin, Danielle Sagona, Tom Nowicki, Chris Cavalier and Susan Mulholland.

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Google Play faces backlash for gay conversion therapy app

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Google is facing criticism for having an app promoting gay conversion therapy available in its Google Play store.

The Christian group Living Home Ministries, which is based in Texas, produces the app. LGBT rights organization Truth Wins Out started a Change.org petition to have the app removed. The petition says the app “repeatedly belittles transgender people as suffering from ‘gender confusion.’ The group refers to gay men as ‘sexually broken guys’ who can ‘walk out of false identities’ and claims, without evidence, that the ‘gay lifestyle’ is ‘spiritually and physically harmful.’”

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‘Money Detox’ book raising money for suicide prevention services

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | “The Money Coach” Tammy Lally has been on a mission, and that mission is to help everyday people get out from underneath what she calls “money shame.”

Lally, in an interview with Watermark last September, said money shame is defined as “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging based on our bank account balances, our debts, our homes, our cars and our job titles.”

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‘Transparent’ will conclude final season with musical episode

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Transparent” will say goodbye with a musical episode.

Jill Soloway, the series’ creator, told the New York Times that the fifth and final season will end with a two-hour musical episode.

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Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn say goodbye to ‘Project Runway’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are departing “Project Runway” after 16 seasons to work on a new project for Amazon.

Klum has served as a judge and executive producer of the show while Gunn worked as a mentor for competing designers on the show.

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Amazon series ‘Jack Ryan’ under fire for including transphobic slur

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Amazon Prime’s new series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” is facing criticism for using a transphobic slur.

In one episode, a character jokingly asks another character how he got a black eye.

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St. Pete author Richard Randall shares tragedy and triumph in ‘One Hundred Little Men’

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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“You can go through a lot in your life and still come out on the other side to find happiness,” local author and artist Richard Randall says. “It happens.”

It’s the central point of his new book “One Hundred Little Men,” a mixture of written word and art. The autobiographical tale was published by local nonprofit Breaking Rules Publishing and follows the story of Eli, “a regular guy that you’d see at any coffee shop” as he grieves the loss of a child, begins life anew and comes out at the age of 59.

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Jeffrey Tambor opens up about ‘Transparent’ sexual harassment allegations

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeffrey Tambor has addressed the sexual harassment allegations against him for the first time since his firing from Amazon’s “Transparent.”

Van Barnes, a transgender actress and Tambor’s former assistant, accused Tambor of sexual misconduct in November. Transgender actress Trace Lysette, who appeared on “Transparent,” also accused Tambor of making “many sexual advances and comments” on set.

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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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