Ryan Murphy is adapting ‘The Boys in the Band’ for Netflix

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ryan Murphy is bringing the Broadway play “The Boys in the Band” to Netflix.

Murphy took to Instagram to make the announcement writing, “The Broadway cast of BOYS was so important to me, and as equally groundbreaking as Mart Crowley’s seminal work. Everyone in the cast was out and proud…and feeling so blessed to mark the 50th anniversary of Mart’s landmark play.”

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WATCH: Netflix releases trailer for gay comedy series ‘Special’

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Netflix’s latest series “Special” depicts the life of a gay man living with cerebral palsy. The series is adapted from Ryan O’Connell’s book, “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves,” and will be produced by “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons.

O’Connell, who is a gay man with mild cerebral palsy in real life, will also be starring as the show’s protagonist, Ryan who struggles to accept his disability.

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Jim Parsons will produce comedy series about a gay man with cerebral palsy

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jim Parsons is tackling a new television venture on the heels of the end of the hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.”

Parsons’ production company That’s Wonderful Productions will produce “Special,” a new comedy series for Netflix based on Ryan O’Connell’s memoir and manifesto “I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.”

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Jim Parsons is developing new gay sitcom for NBC

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jim Parsons is already planning his next TV project.

“The Big Bang Theory” star is on board as an executive producer of “The Inn Crowd,” a new sitcom for NBC, Deadline reports.

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Jim Parsons talks about how ‘weird’ it is being in a gay couple at his age

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jim Parsons explained on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that being in a gay couple at his age is “weird.”

The actor recently celebrated his first wedding anniversary with Todd Spiewak, who he married in May 2017. Parsons says that although he and Spiewak just got married their anniversary of being a couple is a lot longer.

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Broadway performance canceled due to Jim Parsons injury

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NEW YORK (AP) — An injury to actor Jim Parsons has forced the cancellation of a performance of the Broadway revival of “The Boys in the Band.”

People who said they attended the Saturday matinee performance indicated on Twitter that Parsons tripped during the encore and limped off while other cast members took their bows.

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Britney Spears ‘broke’ the GLAAD Media Awards

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Britney Spears was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday but her appearance caused a stir.

Spears, who attended the ceremony with her boyfriend Sam Asghari, was recognized for promoting LGBTQ acceptance and equality. Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Antonio Banderas and Demi Lovato are among the award’s past recipients.

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Jim Parsons marries longtime partner Todd Spiewak

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Jim Parsons wed his longtime boyfriend Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York City on Saturday, Page Six reports.

“The Big Bang Theory” star, 44, posted a photo of the wedding on Instagram captioned, “5.13.17 Rainbow Room, NYC.” Parsons and Spiewak were together for 14 years before tying the knot. Parsons is usually quiet about his private life, but he celebrated the couple’s anniversary last November with an Instagram post.

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Screened Out – Hidden Figures

By : Stephen Miller
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Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons

The three black women at the center of this true story broke new ground. This biopic itself doesn’t.

Instead, Hidden Figures tells its tale with standard structure, arcs, and pacing. But it does it so well! The acting is phenomenal, the scenes are tight and relevant, the photography is sumptuous, and the art direction is joyous. This means the movie is simply a pleasure to watch.

So what if the plot never sends us into orbit. It’s still a well-made film.

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Screened Out – Home

By : Stephen Miller
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Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez

Home isn’t where the heart is. It’s a simple animated kiddie flick filled with sight gags and plastic colors.

If you borrow ideas from E.T., you better at least try to live up to its charm and depth. If you have Earth threatened by total destruction, there should be a heap of tension, right? Home has none of this. It’s just light, fast, inoffensive fun aimed squarely at small children. Even with that easy goal, not all of the goofy jokes land. This movie avoids conflict in the pursuit of sight gags.

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6.6.13 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotEach time a celebrity comes out of the closet, I have mixed reactions. Part of me celebrates that another one of “us” has made the bold move to acknowledge his or her true identity. But a small part of me truly and quietly says, “Who cares?”

Coming out of the closet is a big deal. If you’re reading this column you have more than likely experienced the liberation and pain of coming out to friends and family-or are debating on whether or not to take that bold step. It’s cathartic and healthy to share your sexuality with those close to you and it also gives an example of what it means to be LGBT to those who, up until that point, may not have known a person from our community.

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