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’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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

By : Stephen Miller
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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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Uprisings: August 27 – September 9

By : Billy Manes
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In yet another week of banging our heads against the figurative political firmament, we’ve come to learn a few things about Florida’s state governance we’ve suspected but weren’t necessarily choosing to believe. Yes, we’re aware that the swamp dense with horny toads and sprawl-makers who pretend to be concerned about the Everglades. We understand that there’s a secret pipeline that funnels cash from private prisons and their health-care mechanisms, a pipeline that effectively fuels campaigns of ignorance. We get that #Floridaman is less a Twitter distraction that a symptom of a state that just doesn’t take care of itself or scrub in the right places. We get it.

But what we weren’t ready for, at least in the past couple of weeks, is the witch-hunt switch on the back of our dear leader Gov. Rick Scott. You’ve likely already heard the news and its requisite fallout. Scott decided to take a hard stand on Planned Parenthood after the reproductive health organization was pinned into a corner for something we don’t care to talk about.

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Screened Out – X-Men: Days of Future Past

By : Stephen Miller
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Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Parks

Days of Future Past opens in an apocalyptic future, much like the one explored in the Terminator films (and countless others). Robots called Sentinels have hunted mutant humans almost to extinction. After that, the machines have gone after people who may someday give birth to mutants and anyone else sympathetic to the mutant cause. That basically means everyone in the world is in for some serious hurt.

Time to go back into the past to see if we can stop this from happening!

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