A look back at some of the biggest LGBTQ pop culture moments over the last quarter century

By : Jeremy Williams
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Pop culture has always been ahead of the game when it comes to opening the hearts and minds of society. Long before the majority of the U.S. supported marriage equality, believed LGBTQ rights were human rights and accepted that we were born this way, the LGBTQ community was being acknowledged in movies, music, TV shows, books and more.

We have gathered the ABC’s of LGBTQ pop culture moments from over the last quarter century on this page to remind you of a few of those times that made us feel like we were being seen.

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Watch: trailer for Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ musical series finale

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Transparent” released the trailer for its “musicale” series finale.

The two-hour episode shows the Pfeffermans dealing with the grief of losing Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor). Tambor never appears on screen.

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Jill Soloway replaces Bryan Singer as director on ‘Red Sonja’ film

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Jill Soloway (Photo courtesy Crown Archtype)

“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway is replacing Bryan Singer as the director and writer of the film “Red Sonja,” based on the 1973 Marvel comic.

The replacement announcement follows numerous rape and sexual assault allegations from underage boys against Singer as detailed in a lengthy report from the Atlantic in March.

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‘Transparent’ will kill off Jeffrey Tambor’s character in series finale episode

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway has confirmed that Jeffrey Tambor’s character Maura Pfefferman will be killed off on the series’ final episode.

The decision comes after Tambor was fired from the Amazon series amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations on set. Maura was the show’s central character. The show chronicled her journey coming out as a transgender woman to her children and wife.

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‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway and comedian Hannah Gadsby are dating

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway and Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby are dating, according to Page Six.

A source revealed to the outlet that things have gotten serious with the couple. Soloway recently visited Australia to meet Gadsby’s family. However, the source said “they don’t want people to know they are a couple,” and that “they are very private.”

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Jeffrey Tambor opens up about ‘Transparent’ sexual harassment allegations

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeffrey Tambor has addressed the sexual harassment allegations against him for the first time since his firing from Amazon’s “Transparent.”

Van Barnes, a transgender actress and Tambor’s former assistant, accused Tambor of sexual misconduct in November. Transgender actress Trace Lysette, who appeared on “Transparent,” also accused Tambor of making “many sexual advances and comments” on set.

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Tambor accuser says she hopes `Transparent’ comes back

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A transgender actress who accused “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor of sexual misconduct says she’s grateful for the support she’s received and hopes the show is able to continue without the Emmy-winning star.

Trace Lysette is one of two women who came forward last year and accused Tambor of sexual harassment. Tambor has denied the allegations.

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Amazon fires Jeffrey Tambor from ‘Transparent’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeffrey Tambor has officially been dropped from the critically acclaimed Amazon series “Transparent.”

The 73-year-old actor faced on-set sexual misconduct allegations from Van Barnes, his assistant and a transgender actress, and transgender actress Trace Lysette, who also appeared in the series.

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‘Transparent’ considering writing Jeffrey Tambor out of season five

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Transparent” writers are considering writing its star Jeffrey Tambor out of season five in the wake of Amazon’s investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation against Tambor.

Deadline reports that series creator Jill Soloway and the “Transparent” writing team are looking at options to write Maura Pfefferman (Tambor) off the show. Writers are also debating changing the title of the show.

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Cast of ‘Transparent’ releases PSA to support Gavin Grimm

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The ACLU and the cast of “Transparent” have partnered together for a PSA in support of Gavin Grimm and for the inclusion of transgender rights in Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination.

Although Grimm’s lawsuit against Gloucester High School’s school board over their refusal to allow him to use the boys’ restroom was sent back to the federal appeals court, the ACLU is encouraging people to continue to support transgender individuals.

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‘Transparent’ creator among those honored for advocacy

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Emmy winners Tony Hale, Jill Soloway and Derek Hough have a prestigious addition to their trophy cases. The trio was among the honorees at the second annual Television Advocacy Awards.

The pre-Emmy ceremony organized by TV Guide, TV Insider and the entertainment industry advocacy group Creative Coalition honors stars for their dedication to charitable work.

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Kate McKinnon, Sarah Paulson finally win at Emmy Awards

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Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story‘s Sarah Paulson took home their first Emmy trophy after multiple nominations at the 2016 Emmy Awards Sept. 18.

Paulson, who was also nominated for her supporting role in American Horror Story: Hotel, represented one of five of the Emmy trophies taken home by the Ryan Murphy miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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