Watch: Netflix releases trailer for ‘Tales of the City’ reboot

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Netflix dropped the first trailer for its sequel series to Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” which brings Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) back to 28 Barnaby Lane in San Francisco where a new cast of queer characters now reside.

In the trailer, Mary Anne is reunited with her adult daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross) who she left behind. It’s hinted that Shawna will develop a romance with Zosia Mamet (“Girls”). Murray Bartlett from HBO’s “Looking” also appears in the series. Other memorable faces to appear in the show will be Bob the Drag Queen, Molly Ringwald and Daniela Vega (“A Fantastic Woman”).

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Ellen Page claims Hollywood forced her to stay closeted

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ellen Page opened up to PorterEdit about the early days of her career when she claims Hollywood execs forced her to stay in the closet.

The 32-year-old actress gained fame from her major film debut “Juno” in 2007. As she went on to appear in other films such as “Whip It,” “Inception” and “The East,” Page says she “was distinctly told by people in the industry,” that “‘People cannot know you’re gay.’”

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Chris Pratt responds to Ellen Page accusations via Instagram

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“Lego Movie 2” actor Chris Pratt spoke out on Instagram following online accusations from actress Ellen Page, addressing claims that he supports an anti-LGBTQ church.

Pratt had stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to discuss his upcoming film. While there, the actor spoke about his spirituality and mentioned his recent biblical-themed diet was inspired by his pastor from Hillsong Church.

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Ellen Page blasts Chris Pratt for attending ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ’ church

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ellen Page called out Chris Pratt for attending Hillsong Church after Pratt discussed his spiritual beliefs on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

Pratt explained that he’s on the Daniel Fast, a fast inspired from the Bible, which is a “21-day diet during which he ate only fruits, vegetables, grains, and unleavened bread.”

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WATCH: Actress Ellen Page calls out Vice President Mike Pence for anti-LGBTQ views

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Out actress Ellen Page stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Jan. 31 to promote her new Netflix original series “The Umbrella Academy.”

During the interview, Page expressed her concerns with how the media is handling LGBTQ issues, treating them as debates rather than actual problems.

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Netflix revives ‘Tales Of The City,’ with Laura Linney, Ellen Page

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Ellen Page. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube.

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City,” according to Deadline.

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Ellen Page marries girlfriend Emma Portner

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ellen Page and her girlfriend Emma Portner are married.

Page, 30, made the surprise announcement on Instagram on Wednesday. The post features the newlywed couple showing off their wedding rings.

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Bijou Phillips apologizes for gay-shaming Daniel Franzese on set of ‘Bully’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Bijou Phillips has apologized for gay-shaming and harassing her “Bully” co-star Daniel Franzese.

Franzese, also known for his roles on “Mean Girls” and “Looking,” accused Phillips of being homophobic and fat-shaming him on the set of the 2001 film “Bully.”

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Ellen Page opens up about Brett Ratner sexually harassing, outing her at 18

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NEW YORK (AP) – Ellen Page says director Brett Ratner outed her in front of “X-Men” cast and crew when she was a sexually unsure 18-year-old, leaving her feeling violated and ashamed.

In a Facebook post Friday, Page said Ratner used a pre-production meeting for the 2006 film “X-Men: The Last Stand” to make the comment she called “horrific.”

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Ellen Page regrets gay joke in ‘Juno’

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Ellen Page rocketed to stardom starring as the title character in “Juno,” a quirky indie comedy about a teen’s unplanned pregnancy.

In one scene Juno is discussing possible baby names with her father (Jason Bateman), who suggests the name Madison.

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Orlando’s Overheard: ‘Gaycation,’ a new Stonewall, Osceola Arts and Opera

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Ian and Ellen’s Orlando Gaycation

After the tragedy on June 12, Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, the hosts of Gaycation that airs on Viceland, were spotted around town. Ellen and Ian met with witnesses at Pulse and various other people of the community and even attended a few of the local gay bars with their cameras in hand. The special episode they were taping is set to premiere on August 24 at 10 p.m. Viceland’s Gaycation has taken the hosts globe-trotting to various locations that are both gay friendly and not: Brazil, Japan and Jamaica, among others. It was a natural fit that the attack on Pulse brought their docu-series to Orlando.

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Screened Out – Freeheld

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Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carrell

Freeheld is an earnest, straightforward movie about Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree, a lesbian couple who had to fight for marriage equality in 2005. Hester (Moore) was dying of cancer after 23 years as a detective for the Ocean County, New Jersey police. She rightfully felt that her partner, Andree (Page), should get her pension.

Unfortunately, at that time, New Jersey only had domestic partnership, and laws to make sure that LGBT people were treated equally were spotty. County positions weren’t under the gubernatorial jurisdiction. Than meant that the five-member Freeholders – their version of a county commission – could decide the fate of Hester’s pension. They said no…twice.

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