Trans of Thought: May I ‘Pose’ a question?

By : Maia Monet
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“Pose” on the FX channel recently completed its inaugural season run and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Every week we were treated to the largest cast of transgender women ever assembled in one show, strutting across our screens with their improvised catwalks, to the beat of glorious 80s music.

We dove into the lives of their characters and saw their struggles with poverty, family, the men who fetishize them, sex work and living with HIV. We felt their hurt at yet another rejection and relished their triumphs in the face of adversity. In a way not too often seen on television, we were centered in the story and humanized.

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RuPaul, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Murphy among 2018 Emmy nominations

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ABOVE: RuPaul and Jane Lynch at the 2016 Emmy Awards. Photo courtesy of Emmys.com.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced July 12.

After 18 years of leading the pack with the most nominations, HBO —which received 108 — was unseated by Netflix with its 112 nominations. Among those 112 nominations include one for the “Queer Eye” reboot for Best Structured Reality Program, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s” Tituss Burgess for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and “Grace and Frankie’s” Lily Tomlin for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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FX orders Ryan Murphy LGBTQ dance musical series ‘Pose’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FX channel says it’s ordered a scripted dance musical series starring Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek.

FX said Wednesday that the series, titled “Pose,” will include what it called an unprecedented number of LGBTQ and transgender actors in ongoing roles.

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The new fall season brings back ‘Will & Grace,’ and a plethora of LGBTQ characters, to the small screen

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At the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

The Emmy was awarded for an episode of Netflix’s show Master of None. She co-wrote the season two episode titled “Thanksgiving” with show co-creator Aziz Ansari, which chronicled her experience coming out as a lesbian to her family.

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Watch: Ellen DeGeneres freaks out Sarah Paulson with clown scare

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sarah Paulson got a taste of what it’s like to be her “American Horror Story” character, Ally, while appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

DeGeneres went in for not one, but a triple whammy, of scares that terrified Paulson.

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‘American Horror Story’ unveils season 7 title, new trailer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ryan Murphy announced “American Horror Story” season seven will be titled “American Horror Story: Cult” at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday.

Murphy has said the upcoming season will be themed around the 2016 election but President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will not be characters.

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Sarah Paulson wants to play Donald Trump in ‘AHS’ season seven

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sarah Paulson is interested in playing Donald Trump on the election-themed seventh season of “American Horror Story.”

While at PaleyFest over the weekend, Paulson was asked by The Hollywood Reporter who should play the president in the upcoming season.

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Spooky Empire brings the scares before Christmas after Hurricane Matthew forces reschedule

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Spooky Empire – the leading horror, fantasy and sci-fi convention – returned to Orlando despite having to reschedule the original October dates thanks to Hurricane Matthew.

Packed with iconic horror celebrities from the legendary Elvira, a.k.a. Cassandra Peterson, to the newest kids on the block ,the cast from the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. The weekend included lots of cosplayers, and even local celeb Joey Fatone, a total fan of the genre, got in on the fun.

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Leslie Jordan to bring ‘Straight Outta Chattanooga’ to TIGLFF

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Leslie Jordan is the small-in-size, grand-in-stature comedic actor whom you have seen in nearly everything on television since the ‘90s. From American Horror Story to his Emmy Award winning turn in Will & Grace, he’s the big mouth full of Southern charm.

Now on the road with his new one-man show Straight Outta Chattanooga, Jordan’s star is burning brighter than ever, and the belle of the ball is bringing that show to the Tampa Theatre for the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Oct. 5.

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Lady Gaga to channel Barbra Streisand in ‘A Star is Born’ remake

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are starring in a remake of A Star is Born.

Warner Bros announced Aug. 16 that the film will mark the singer-actress’ first leading role in a movie and the directorial debut of the American Sniper actor-producer. Gaga will compose and perform new songs for the musical drama.

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The Authentic Life: Sarah Paulson on defying labels, pressure to be an LGBT activist and missing Jessica Lange

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What does Sarah Paulson remember about the first time she kissed a girl? “Nothing that I’m going to tell you!”she teases, laughing as if to say “nice try.”

Not that the actress’entire life is a secret. It hasn’t been.

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Top 10: Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Halloween Weekend best costumes

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Spooky’s Ultimate Halloween Weekend at the Hyatt Regency on I-Drive Oct. 30- Nov. 1 had a huge turn out. The 13th year of the horror convention did not disappoint with monsters, ghouls and zombies around every corner.

The costumes continue to impress and get more elaborate every year, so here are the 10 best costumes, in no particular order, that Watermark saw at Spooky 2015.

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