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

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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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Adam Rippon readies for bucket list, and beyond

By : Scott Stiffler OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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You’re on thin ice if you think Adam Rippon plans to rest on his laurels.

This year saw the good sport with the winning attitude take home a bronze Winter Olympics team event medal, get the gold (by coming in first on an athletes-only season of “Dancing with the Stars”), and shine, in the face of shade thrown from Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account. Having announced last month that his days as a competitive figure skater are over, Rippon is raring to parlay his recent comedic turn on “Will & Grace” into a robust acting portfolio.

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Adam Rippon retires from competitive figure skating

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Adam Rippon is retiring from competitive figure skating.

Rippon, 29, confirmed to CBS News on Nov. 19 that he won’t be pursuing the career path any further. He already checked off plenty of milestones during the 2018  Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Rippon went on to place 10th in the men’s single skating competition and helped Team USA take home the bronze medal in a team figure skating event. This made him the first out U.S. male athlete to win a medal.

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Adam Rippon will be a judge on ‘Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon will be a judge on the junior edition of “Dancing with the Stars.” Rippon won season 26 of “DWTS,” a shortened athlete edition of the dance competition show, along with his dance partner Jenna Johnson.

“DWTS”  pro alum Valentin Chmerkovskiy and professional choreographer Mandy Moore, known for her work on “La La Land” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” will round out the judging panel.

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Adam Rippon slays ‘Sissy That Walk’ performance on ‘DWTS’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Jenna Johnson and Adam Rippon dancing to ‘Sissy That Walk’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Screenshot via YouTube.

Adam Rippon and his dance pro partner Jenna Johnson skyrocketed to the top of the leaderboard with their cha cha performance of “Sissy That Walk” by RuPaul.

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Report: Adam Rippon, Tonya Harding join ‘Dancing with the Stars’ all-athlete cast

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABC is striving to keep the Winter Olympics frenzy alive by casting two athletes fresh from the competition and one former athlete who made a pop culture comeback this year.

Figure skater Adam Rippon, snowboarder Jamie Anderson and retired figure skater Tonya Harding have joined the all-athlete edition of “Dancing with the Stars,” Us Weekly reports.

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Newly-out Aaron Carter hits the road with his first album in 15 years

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“For me, it’s all about the music,” Tampa-born Aaron Carter says. “And if there is one lesson I’ve learned this [last] year, it’s not to dwell on the past, but to live for the future.”

It’s a wonderful sentiment for the multi-platinum pop star on the eve of the release of LøVë, his first studio album in 15 years, particularly following a year of highly publicized ups and downs. But to understand Carter’s zest for his upcoming release and for the future, one has to examine his past.

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Priscilla, Queen of the Cruise: Award-winning costume designer Tim Chappel takes drag fashion on the high seas

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The queens are trading in the mighty tour bus in the Australian Outback for a cruise ship on the Atlantic as the musical sensation Priscilla, Queen of the Desert opens on board the Norwegian Epic cruise ship leaving out of Southampton, England, Oct. 19 for a final destination in Barcelona.

The musical, which is based on the 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, played on Broadway in 2011 and 2012 and won a Tony award for the same thing it won the Oscar for: those fabulous costumes.

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