Janelle Monáe cast in Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’ season two

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janelle Monáe will replace Julia Roberts in season two of Amazon’s psychological thriller series “Homecoming.”

According to Deadline, Monáe will portray a woman who wakes up in a canoe with no memory of who she is or how she got there.

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‘Moonlight’ headed to Netflix

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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“Moonlight” is coming to Netflix.

The Academy Award-winning film will become available on the streaming platform on May 21.

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LGBT ally Kacey Musgraves wins big at queer-dominated Grammys

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Country singer Kacey Musgraves won the coveted Album of the Year award for her album “Golden Hour” marking the end of a Grammys award show filled with plenty of queer women representation.

Musgraves, who also won Country Album of the Year, has emerged as an LGBTQ ally in the country music world. She has spoken up for more LGBTQ inclusion in country music and her song “Follow Your Arrow” was hailed as a pro-LGBTQ anthem. Musgraves also served as judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Musgraves also took home Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”), and Best Country Song (“Space Cowboy”) Awards for a total of four winning categories.

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Watch: Troye Sivan lights up a beach romance in ‘Lucky Strike’ video

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Troye Sivan indulges in a beach romance in his latest music video “Lucky Strike.”

The video, directed by Emma Westenberg who also directed Janelle Monáe’s “Pynk” video, shows Sivan lounging on the beach. The bartender catches his eye and he makes his way over to get a drink. He whips up a special drink for Sivan which includes blood from Sivan’s heart.

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Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, St. Vincent among performers to earn Grammy nominations

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The 61st Grammy Award nominations were announced Dec. 7, and the big winners are music in the movies as the soundtracks for “Black Panther” and “A Star is Born” received eight and four nominations, respectively.

Janelle Monae, who came out as pansexual earlier this year, picked up a pair of Grammy nominations; one in the Album of the Year category for “Dirty Computer” and another for best music video, “Pynk.”

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Janet Mock becomes first trans woman of color to direct and write a TV episode

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janet Mock has made history as the first transgender woman of color to write and direct an episode of TV with the recent “Pose” episode “Love is the Message.”

Mock posted a throwback photo from the episode’s filming in honor of the episode airing on Sunday.

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‘Westworld,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ actress Tessa Thompson comes out as bisexual

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With two days left in Pride month, Tessa Thompson — who portrayed bisexual superhero Valkyrie in last year’s Marvel mega-hit film “Thor: Ragnarok,” — has come out as bisexual herself in an interview with Net-A-Porter.

Thompson, who also stars in the hit HBO series “Westworld” and can be seen in this fall’s “Creed” sequel, has been rumored to be in a relationship with singer/actress Janelle Monae since appearing in Monae’s “Pynk” and “Make Me Feel” music videos earlier this year. Monae recently came out as pansexual.

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Janelle Monáe comes out as pansexual

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janelle Monáe has hinted about her sexuality in her music, such as her songs “Mushrooms & Roses” and “Q.U.E.E.N” and the music video “Make Me Feel,” but now the singer has officially come out as pansexual in an interview with Rolling Stone.

“Being a queer black woman in America—someone who has been in relationships with both men and women—I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker,” she says.

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Janelle Monáe celebrates the female anatomy in ‘Pynk’ music video

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Janelle Monáe dropped the music video for her latest single “Pynk,” an anthem that celebrates womanhood of all types.

The video features Monáe and her backup dancers wearing labia pants that represent the female anatomy.

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Janelle Monáe celebrates bisexuality in funky ‘Make Me Feel’ video

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ABOVE: Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson in ‘Make Me Feel.’ Screenshot courtesy of YouTube.

Janelle Monáe finds herself torn between two love interests, a man and a woman, in the music video for her new single “Make Me Feel.”

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Screened Out – Moonlight

By : Stephen Miller
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Alex R. Hibbert, Naomi Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monaé, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Trevante Rhodes

The small and gritty Moonlight is a film that every LGBT and ally should see. Because it’s an eye-opener. This movie utilizes three periods in a life to tell the story of a poor, young, black man trying to negotiate his sexuality in the drug-infested streets of Miami. Because of this, Moonlight is that gorgeous type of film that shows us the universal struggles by being very specific to its characters, their lives, and their personal battles.

Everything is suffused with a painful sense of realism.

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