Report: Marvel casting for a transgender superhero

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ABOVE: 10 years of characters from Marvel Studios, photo courtesy Marvel Studios’ Facebook page.

Marvel Studios is reportedly casting for a transgender role in one of its upcoming film projects.

Geeks WorldWide reports that Marvel has sent out a casting call for a character named Jessica. The call is looking for any “transwoman actress of any ethnicity in her 20s to 30s.”

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‘Pose’ scores six history-making Emmy nominations

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“Pose” landed six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and a Best Actor nomination for Billy Porter, marking a historic milestone for the first television series to feature the largest cast of LGBTQ actors.

Porter, who portrays Pray Tell on “Pose” is the first openly gay black man to be nominated for an Emmy.

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‘Pose’ star Angelica Ross joins ‘American Horror Story’

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ABOVE: Angelica Ross as Candy on “Pose.” Screenshot via YouTube.

“Pose” star Angelica Ross is headed to another Ryan Murphy project, “American Horror Story: 1984.”

The actress who portrays Candy on “Pose” made the announcement on Instagram following her character’s departure on the show. Ross’ casting is a milestone as it makes her the first transgender actress to land two series regular roles.

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PHOTOS: WorldPride 2019 commemorates 50th anniversary of Stonewall

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Millions lined the streets of Manhattan June 30 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and celebrate WorldPride.

Organizers said that 150,000 people marched during the parade, which kicked off at noon at 26th St. and Fifth Ave. in the Chelsea neighborhood. The Gay Liberation Front, the cast of FX’s hit series “Pose,” UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, The Trevor Project and Monica Helms, the transgender activist who created the trans Pride flag, served as grand marshals.

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Millions attend WorldPride parade in New York

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ABOVE: Millions of people turned out for the WorldPride parade in New York on June 30, 2019. The parade took place amid commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers.

Upwards of four million people lined the streets of Manhattan on Sunday for the WorldPride parade.

The parade began at noon at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood.

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Janet Mock lands historic multi-year Netflix deal

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ABOVE: Janet Mock (Photo by Juston Smith; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Author and activist Janet Mock has scored a three-year deal with Netflix making her the first transgender woman to have creative control at a major content company.

Netflix will have exclusive rights to Mock’s upcoming TV series and any feature film projects. Mock, who serves as director and writer on Ryan Murphy’s “Pose,” will also join Murphy’s “Hollywood” series as executive producer and writer. “Hollywood” is Murphy’s first project under his own major deal with Netflix.

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‘Pose’ renewed for season three

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FX has renewed “Pose” for season three just one episode into the groundbreaking series’ second season.

Deadline reports that the premiere episode of season two was the highest rated “Pose” episode bringing in 1.2 million viewers and 572,00 for adults 18-49. It brought in seven percent more total viewers than its series premiere in June 2018.

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Equality Florida’s Brandon Wolf named a grand marshal for Capital Pride

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Capital Pride, a nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. that produces a Trans Pride and Pride Celebration in the nation’s capital each year, named Central Florida activist Brandon Wolf among its list of grand marshals for this year’s Pride parade.

Wolf is currently the media relations manager for Equality Florida and is a co-founder of The Dru Project, a nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy organization dedicated to promoting Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) nationwide by providing curricula and scholarships to LGBTQ youth.

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Troye Sivan, Indya Moore among new faces of Calvin Klein

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Pop singer Troye Sivan, “Pose” star Indya Moore and Brockhampton member Kevin Abstract are some of the LGBTQ representation in Calvin Klein’s new ad.

Abstract appears in the video alongside his boyfriend, Jaden Walker.

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‘Pose’ season two gets June premiere date

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“Pose,” the groundbreaking LGBTQ series about New York City’s underground ballroom scene, will return for its sophomore season on Sunday, June 9 on FX.

According to showrunner Ryan Murphy, the 10-episode second season will have a time jump from the late 1980s to 1990 around the time Madonna’s “Vogue” was released. The House of Evangelista will have to readjust as the ballroom scene moves from underground to mainstream.

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‘Pose’ cast teases season two at PaleyFest LA

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ABOVE: The cast and crew of ‘Pose’ at PaleyFest LA 2019 at the Dolby Theatre on March 23. (Photo by Michael Bulbenko, courtesy the Paley Center for Media)

Much of the power of FX’s landmark series “Pose” comes from its factual basis. Although fictional, much of what is seen happened in 1980s New York in black and Latinx gay culture.

Making its debut during PaleyFest, Executive Producer Ryan Murphy moderated a panel, acknowledging the blend between fiction and reality.

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Patti LuPone joins ‘Pose’ season two

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Broadway legend Patti LuPone will appear on the sophomore season of “Pose.”

Ryan Murphy revealed the news during the FX series’ Paleyfest panel at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 23.

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