‘The Inheritance’ among the big winners at Olivier Awards

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ABOVE: Cast of “The Inheritance” (Image by Marc Brenner, Courtesy of InheritancePlay.com)

LONDON (AP) | “The Inheritance”, an epic drama about gay lives in New York, and musicals “Come From Away” and “Company” were the big winners at British theater’s Olivier Awards on April 7, receiving four trophies apiece.

“The Inheritance,” Matthew Lopez’s drama about young gay men living in New York a generation after the AIDS crisis was declared best new play.

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10 LGBTQ films you need to see at the 2019 Florida Film Festival

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We covered six LGBTQ short films that are looking to win a jury prize at this year’s Florida Film Festival (FFF) in order to get them one step closer to the Holy Grail of film recognition—an Academy Award. You can read about those films here.

While not “going for the gold,” these 10 FFF LGBTQ-themed film offerings—both feature-length and short subject—are sure to have all the festival goers buzzing. Make sure to get your tickets and check them out at this year’s festival.

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Ian McKellen apologizes for Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey comments

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ian McKellen has apologized for saying that the alleged sexual abuse caused by Bryan Singer and Kevin Spacey was because they were closeted.

McKellen, 79, appeared on the “#QueerAF” podcast where he was asked for his thoughts on the #MeToo movement, Singer and Spacey.

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The LGBTQ impact on movies, music, television, sports and fashion in 2018

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From groundbreaking television to record-setting events, this year in LGBTQ pop culture has been explosive. Legends were remembered, new icons were formed and history was made—one certain gay athlete even became America’s new sweetheart.

Here we have compiled just a snippet of the LGBTQ impact on movies, music, television, sports and fashion in 2018 with our annual LGBTQ Pop Culture, A-Z.

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Political commentator Sally Kohn looks at owning your hate in her new book

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A story of bullying frames Sally Kohn’s book “The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Humanity.” Vicky was a young girl in Kohn’s fifth grade class who was bullied in school by her peers, her teachers and even Kohn herself.

Now because of Kohn’s ability to have levelheaded discussions as a liberal political commentator — first for Fox News, and currently for CNN — the self-professed “lefty lesbian” has developed a reputation for being “nice.” Yet in the aftermath of the 2016 election, Kohn was surprised by her quickness to anger, and the memory of her treatment of Vicky began to haunt her.

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Actor Lee Pace reluctantly comes out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actor Lee Pace, whose acting credits include “The Hobbit” and “Pushing Daisies,” has revealed he has dated men and women but wasn’t keen to discuss his sexuality.

Pace spoke with W Magazine in promotion for his role as Joe Pitt, a closeted gay Mormon man, in the Broadway revival of “Angels in America.”

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Ian McKellen celebrates his 30th anniversary coming out as gay

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Actor Ian McKellen celebrated an important milestone over the weekend, the 30th anniversary of his public coming out.

“I’ve never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest. Today is the 30th anniversary of the BBC radio discussion when I publically said I was gay. So I’m celebrating,” McKellen, 78, tweeted.

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Ian McKellen denounces India’s anti-LGBT law

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Mumbai, India (AP) – British actor Ian McKellen has criticized India’s use of a British colonial law to crack down on gay people, saying in an interview with a Mumbai newspaper published May 24 that “India needs to grow up.”

The 76-year-old actor was in the west coast Indian city this week to promote the British Film Industry’s “Shakespeare on Film” series coinciding with the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. He also dined with Bollywood stars, and was planning to open the regional LGBT-themed Kashish Film Festival on Wednesday.

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