‘Versace’ stars: Anti-gay bias led to designer’s death

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Do the intersecting lives of a fashion designer and the serial killer who murdered him add up to a political saga?

Absolutely, says Ryan Murphy, the powerhouse executive producer of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” season two of the FX showcase that debuted with 2016’s Emmy-winning “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

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FX orders Ryan Murphy LGBTQ dance musical series ‘Pose’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FX channel says it’s ordered a scripted dance musical series starring Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek.

FX said Wednesday that the series, titled “Pose,” will include what it called an unprecedented number of LGBTQ and transgender actors in ongoing roles.

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Comedian Fortune Feimster brings her Southern charm to Polk Pride

By : Jeremy Williams
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Fortune Feimster has been a comical force of nature since first appearing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2010. The North Carolina native has been a member of the legendary comedy troupe The Groundlings; a writer and performer on Chelsea Handler’s groundbreaking late night talk show, Chelsea Lately; and has guest-starred on hit TV shows like 2 Broke Girls, Glee and Life in Pieces.

In Mindy Kaling’s hit Hulu series The Mindy Project, Feimster guest starred as the loveable nurse Colette, and was so loveable that Kaling turned Colette into a permanent character on the show.

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Uprisings: Not OK, computer

By : Billy Manes
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Uprisings_JebBushOh, the headlines. Oh the damage control. Oh, this election cycle that is whittling itself into obtuse ignominy before our very eyes. This is hell. In the past few weeks, we’ve witnessed the gloves coming off and the chandeliers swaying in an increasingly heated presidential-preference primary season, mostly because that’s what happens every four years and we should be accustomed to it. But it’s also because when manufactured candidates get closer to the truth, it’s almost like their wings melt, and the clashes of titans become more like stutters in rehearsed lexicon pools.

Case in point: the Feb. 5 Republican debate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a Saturday, and we all know that Saturday nights are all right for fighting, so the presence of playground bullies like Donald Trump and Chris Christie wasn’t a surprise. The popcorn was already burned; the rotgut already crystallized at the bottom of a red Solo cup for later tosses into regret fires. But Rubio – oh, our poor, poor former state House speaker and author of books sold at Wal-Mart on the cheap – he wasn’t quite ready, really, and the whole of the news media and the Republican slam book was on alert. Rubio, who is loved for no reason by the Log Cabin Republicans and people who don’t like politics alike (he’s cute from a distance, really, but there’s no need to get any closer), pulled a robotic Small Wonder and waivered from his fresh-faced political sprint. There in the miniature shadow of the New Hampshire primaries, Rubio went on autopilot, pulling an attack on sitting President Barack Obama, even though said sitting president is not even in these primaries.

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Comedy hero Judy Gold podcasts her way out of the publicity malaise machine

By : Aaron Alper
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Judy Gold is filled with rage, hate and contempt for the ills of modern life. Luckily, she’s also a brilliant stand-up comic. She also has won two Emmys, starred on shows like Louie, Sex and the City and Roseanneand, on her off days, is a wife, mother and LGBT/Jewish activist. As if her work ethic could be anymore enviable, Gold is doing a podcast called “Kill Me Now” where she invites a host of eclectic performers to join her in a delicious whirlwind of intelligent shit-talking.

“I think I have a voice for radio,” Gold says. “I originally had a deal with Sirius, which fell through. And, even though it’s Sirius, it still wasn’t gonna be me. So that’s where the idea for ‘Kill Me Now’ came from.”

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“Hedwig” closing on Broadway

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After more than 500 performances, the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is ending its run, reports The New York Times.

The musical about an East German singer who has a botched sex-change surgery won four Tonys last year, including Best Revival and Best Actor for its star, Neil Patrick Harris. Harris gained rave reviews and performed to sold-out crowds. The show reportedly recouped its budget within 15 weeks.

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Leslie Jordan defends Starbucks patrons from homophobic men

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In a move that would have made Karen Walker bounce with glee, Emmy award-winning actor Leslie Jordan – best known from Will & Grace and Sordid Lives – confronted three homophobic ranters and threw his drink in one of their faces.

At a Starbucks in West Hollywood known as an LGBT-frequented coffeehouse, three men came in yelling homophobic slurs at the patrons for no known reason.

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Transgender teen from Connecticut looks to the future

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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) – In ninth grade, Evan Connors was taken to the hospital three times. He was reclusive. He was mute. He hated himself.

“Ninth grade was like getting sucked into a black hole,” he says. “I’d just … do things to myself that weren’t good. It was horrible, it was scary, I didn’t know who I was.”

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Matt Bomer talks about his roles in “Magic Mike XXL” and “American Horror Story”

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Matt Bomer is not buying all the buzz about Matt Bomer.

Channeling his trademark charm, the actor calls it “sheer fallacy” that anyone – let alone heterosexual men – could possibly find his piercing baby-blue eyes swoon-worthy.

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Alex Newell was full of glee as he rocked the 27/82 Concert at St. Pete Pride

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Glee‘s Alex Newell came ready to party as he headlined the 27/82 concert at St. Pete Pride June 26.

The concert, which was jointly presented by St. Pete Pride and Sarasota Pride, took place at the corner of Central Avenue and 26th Street and was free and open to the public.

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Issue 22.13: St. Pete Pride

By : Jake Stevens
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Our Expanded St. Pete Pride Issue: Glee alum Alex Newell performs free at 27//82 Concert for St. Pete Pride, Home 3050 nears completion in St. Pete, 25th Anniversary of Gay Day: Full Wrap-up inside, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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Miley Cyrus brings agender date to amfAR gala

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NEW YORK (AP) – Miley Cyrus and late-night talk show host Andy Cohen were recognized June 16 in New York at amfAR’s sixth annual Inspiration Gala for their work in the fight against AIDS.

“It’s really fun to be in the company of Miley Cyrus,” said Cohen, the host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” “Our names have never been spoken in the same sentence so I’m honored tonight. She’s an original and she’s a fighter and she speaks to a whole, new generation.”

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