Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn say goodbye to ‘Project Runway’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are departing “Project Runway” after 16 seasons to work on a new project for Amazon.

Klum has served as a judge and executive producer of the show while Gunn worked as a mentor for competing designers on the show.

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RuPaul, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Murphy among 2018 Emmy nominations

By : Jeremy Williams
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ABOVE: RuPaul and Jane Lynch at the 2016 Emmy Awards. Photo courtesy of Emmys.com.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced July 12.

After 18 years of leading the pack with the most nominations, HBO —which received 108 — was unseated by Netflix with its 112 nominations. Among those 112 nominations include one for the “Queer Eye” reboot for Best Structured Reality Program, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s” Tituss Burgess for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and “Grace and Frankie’s” Lily Tomlin for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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Designer Armando “Mondo” Guerra talks being on ‘Project Runway,’ coming out as HIV-positive and representing Dining Out For Life

By : Jeremy Williams
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Denver designer Armando “Mondo” Guerra first made a splash with TV audiences in the eighth season of Lifetime’s Project Runway. Guerra not only wowed with his stylish designs but  also with his openness and honesty as he revealed he was HIV-positive on the show.

Guerra gained recognition on Project Runway opening up opportunities to come back and win the first season of Project Runway All-Stars, have his collection sold at Neiman Marcus and to be a mentor to aspiring designers on Tim Gunn’s spinoff series, Project Runway: Under the Gunn; but no other title gives him more pride than that of spokesperson for the Dining Out For Life, the annual dining fundraiser event to raise money for HIV/AIDS service organizations.

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Shower selfies for a cause

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Jack Mackenroth, openly HIV-positive model and star of Project Runway has teamed up with gay social media app Moovz to raise money for HIV/AIDS organization Housing Works as we head towards World AIDS Day on December 1. The new campaign combats the “Are you clean?” stigma.

According to HousingWorks.org the instructions to participate are as follows:

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Metro Tampa Bay Fire & Ice Gala 2013

By : Steve Blanchard
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The Tampa Garden Club along Bayshore Boulevard was transformed on Sept. 14 in to an icy palace, but the temperatures stayed plenty warm as 150-plus people celebrated Metro Tampa Bay’s 20th anniversary.

The gala, which also served as a fundraiser for the organization’s HIV/AIDS services and LGBT outreach programs, was themed “Fire & Ice” and the blue and white decor by Concept Bait hammered home the theme while a fire dancer welcomed guests outside the Garden Club’s doors.

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