2017 LGBTQ Pop Culture Alphabet

By : Jeremy Williams
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It was the year of #MeToo, as this one story seemed to dominate the pop culture landscape of 2017. Victims came out saying “enough is enough” and called out their attackers and predators by name.

It was also a year of important stories being told on television and in films. We honored the voices of women, people of color and the LGBTQ community in movies like Moonlight and The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson, and on shows like When We Rise and Master of None. Plus we got Will & Grace back!

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Chris Colfer to make directorial debut with ‘The Wishing Spell’ film

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“Glee” star Chris Colfer will make his film directorial debut with “The Wishing Spell” for FOX, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps company will produce the big-screen film.

“The Wishing Spell” will be an adaptation of the first book in Colfer’s fantasy children’s book series, “The Land of Stories.” The six-part series focuses on twins, who after the loss of their father, find themselves magically transported into a world where fairy tale characters are real.

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‘Glee’ actor Chris Colfer comes to Kissimmee for book tour

By : Anna M. Johnson
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Chris Colfer, actor and singer of Glee fame, will be holding an event for his newly released book The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey in Kissimmee July 19.

This novel is the fifth in the children’s fiction series The Land of Stories.

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Laverne Cox, Tim Cook among TIME magazine’s Most Influential People

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox and Empire executive producer Lee Daniels were among the LGBT names selected for TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, or TIME 100.

TIME magazine first published the now annual list in 1999 as The Most Influential People of the 20th Century. Since then notable members of the LGBT community have been named to the list including Ellen DeGeneres, Glee‘s Chris Colfer and Neil Patrick Harris.

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A recap of the series finale of ‘Glee’ and its positive LGBT message

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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I am not even going to pretend like I didn’t—I cried my eyes out during the series finale of Glee.

But the final episodes weren’t as disappointing as I thought they would be. I felt like it gave enough closure and acknowledgment, especially of the original characters, their lives and the future of the New Directions.

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