Jeffrey Tambor says he ‘doesn’t see’ how he can return to ‘Transparent’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeffrey Tambor has announced his departure from “Transparent” as Amazon investigates sexual harassment allegations against the actor.

Van Barnes and Trace Lysette, both transgender actresses, have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations. While details on Barnes’ claims have not been made public, Lysette opened up about her allegations with Tambor on social media. She accuses Tambor of making sexual comments about her and for touching her inappropriately.

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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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Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

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(AP) – A Kentucky man and his transgender wife sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer’s warehouse in northern Kentucky.

A lawyer working with the couple said the case is notable in part because Amazon, one of the nation’s largest corporations, has a record of strongly supporting gay and transgender rights.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ ‘Feud’ earn Emmy nominations

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were unveiled Thursday morning with both “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Feud: Bette and Joan” earning nominations.

“Westworld” and “Saturday Night Live” received the most with 22 nominations each. “Feud: Bette and Joan” received a nomination for Best Limited Series and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is a contender for Best Reality Competition Program. RuPaul is up for Best Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

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‘Transparent’ releases season four teaser

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Transparent” has released a teaser trailer for season four that checks in on the Pfefferman family.

The trailer shows Shelly (Judith Light) participating in an acting class and youngest daughter Ali (Gaby Hoffmann) giving Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) a weed gummy bear.

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‘Moonlight’ gay kiss nominated for MTV Movie & TV Award

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Moonlight” continues to rack up award show credentials with three nominations for the MTV Movie & TV Awards including Best Kiss.

The Academy Award Best Picture winner is nominated for Best Kiss for the intimate scene between actors Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome as teens Chiron and Kevin. “Moonlight” was also nominated for Best American Story as the only film in the category. It will battle it out against “Transparent,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” ‘Blackish” and “Jane the Virgin.”

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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Transparent’ win at GLAAD Media Awards

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – The Oscar winner “Moonlight” has won again, taking best film at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age portrait was honored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation at the awards held Saturday at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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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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Tampa Bay Times, ‘Love Is Love’ comic among GLAAD Media Award nominees

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – GLAAD announced the 2017 Media Award nominees Jan. 31, and the list includes local and national projects done in the aftermath of the Pulse shooting.

“Worthy of Survival,” Kathleen McGrory’s Tampa Bay Times story on survivor Angel Santiago and Love Is Love, the IDW Publishing and DC Comics’ graphic novel tribute to the 49 victims, were among the nominees.

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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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68th Annual Emmy Nominations announced, 10 nominations for “Transparent”

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The 68th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced the morning of July 14, with Amazon Prime’s show Transparent collecting 10, including “Outstanding Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.”

Transparent focuses on Maura Pfefferman’s (played by Jeffery Tambor) journey as an older transgender woman and her relationship with her family and with herself. The series won five Emmy Awards in 2015 out of the 11 it was nominated for.

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