Lily Tomlin says she almost quit ‘9 to 5’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lily Tomlin almost wasn’t part of the iconic trio in “9 to 5.”

Tomlin, 77, and Jane Fonda appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in promotion for the third season of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.” Fonda, who co-produced “9 to 5,” told Colbert getting Tomlin to be in the film was a rocky start.

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Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – OPENING ROUND

By : Watermark Staff
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Last year, we asked you to tell us who the Ultimate LGBTQ Icon is. After four rounds of a knockdown,drag-out brawl and a few surprises (Adam Lambert brought down Lady Gaga!) you named the first openly gay person to be elected to American public office, Harvey Milk, the winner.

This year, we are asking our beloved readers and fans to pick another LGBTQ Ultimate, the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

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Lily Tomlin accepts SAG Life Achievement Award with humor

By : Wire Report
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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lily Tomlin offered advice to young actors and a hearty dose of humor as she accepted the Screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award.

“Don’t leave the house when you’re drunk,” she said to riotous laughter from her fellow actors at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Country music and LGBTQ icon Dolly Parton talks how “Pure and Simple” her music, tour and life have all become

By : Jeremy Williams
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“I have really accomplished a lot of things in my life and I’m proud of every one of them. I’m proud of every award. It just makes you feel like you might have done something right,” Dolly Parton says.

Parton has a lot to be proud of. She is one of the top-selling artists in music history, with sales reaching 100 million worldwide. She is the most honored female country performer of all time, winning multiple Grammys, American Music Awards and CMA Awards, including being one of only five women to be named CMA’s Entertainer of the Year and the only woman to win CMA’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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11.17.16 Editor’s Desk

By : Billy Manes
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I fell off the float. I missed a step, as I always do at Come Out With Pride’s extravagant parade, and I landed on my ass: shaken, stirred, embarrassed. To be fair, floats are difficult travel devices anyway and, well, I’m a little top heavy on the hair side, so I fell.

The reason I bring this up is to illuminate the exhaustion and joy many of us felt after parading in front of over 150,000 people in Orlando’s largest Pride yet, the humiliation of an election that is showing signs of rolling back all of our hard-won rights (even if certain Trumps with two mouths promise otherwise), the lasting sting of a June massacre at Pulse.

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Gee Golly, It’s Dolly: Legend talks boobs, drag and Christianity

By : Chris Azzopardi
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When Dolly Parton calls you, greeting you by name with her unmistakable Tennessee twang, it’s a good idea to immediately establish that the lady on the line is the actual legend herself.

“Am I talking to the real Dolly or is this an impersonator?” I ask, just to be sure.

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8.4.11 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotAlmost daily you can find a story in the newspaper, on a television newscast or online about an LGBT person or family facing discrimination of some kind. Sometimes the incident involves anti-gay slurs, major threats or, even worse, physical violence.

Those situations deserve the media attention and outrage that follows.

But sometimes we look too hard to find discrimination when there isn’t any.

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