Say Anything lead singer Max Bemis opens about his sexuality

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Say Anything lead singer Max Bemis has opened up about his sexuality in a candid letter to fans.

In the nine-page letter titled  “A Goodbye Summation,” Bemis, who also has been open about his bipolar disorder, says that he identifies as “bi-ish” or “queer.”

Continue Reading >>

‘Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness slammed for saying ‘not all Republicans are racist’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness is under fire with some fans for saying that not all Republicans are racist and urging both political parties to compromise.

After the primary elections on August 14, Van Ness spoke out on Twitter about the results.

Continue Reading >>

Watch: Madonna releases full Met Gala performance

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Madonna surprised her fans by releasing her full performance at the 2018 Met Gala in celebration of her 60th birthday.

“In celebration of my birthday and as a “thank you” for all your donations on my Birthday Fundraiser, I wanted to share a very special performance from this year’s Met Gala,” Madonna tweeted on August 16.

Continue Reading >>

Nicki Minaj criticized for ‘homophobic’ lyrics on new album

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Nicki Minaj dropped her highly anticipated fourth studio album “Queen” on Friday but the album’s release came with some controversy.

On the track “Barbie Dreams,” Minaj gives a list of all the men she’s rejected including Drake, 50 Cent and DJ Khaled. She also mentions Young Thug and says the reason it didn’t work out is because the rapper likes to wear dresses. 

Continue Reading >>

‘Matilda Challenge’ becomes latest viral craze

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

“Matilda” may have hit theaters in 1996 but the cult classic is making a comeback thanks to the “Matilda Challenge.”

The fantasy film, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) who is bullied by her cruel parents and strict principal. After learning she has the power of telekinesis, she starts to stand up for herself.

Continue Reading >>

Laverne Cox speaks on the ‘violence’ of misgendering trans murder victims

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Laverne Cox got candid about her past suicidal thoughts and emotional response to news of the three unsolved murders of black transgender women in Jacksonville, Florida.

The “Orange is the New Black” star posted a link to an article from ProPublica’s investigation into the murders along with a deeply personal note about her past.

Continue Reading >>

Sam Smith slammed for saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Sam Smith is facing criticism for saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson.

The 26-year-old crooner was filmed saying the statement in a video posted by Adam Lambert on Instagram. Smith and Lambert are seen on a yacht while Jackson’s song “Human Nature” is heard playing. Smith says  “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.”

Continue Reading >>

Ruby Rose quits Twitter after ‘Batwoman’ backlash about her sexuality

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Ruby Rose has quit Twitter amid backlash for her casting as “Batwoman” in the new CW series.

Rose, who identifies as a lesbian and gender-fluid, reportedly was facing criticism from people questioning her sexuality.

Continue Reading >>

‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ fans outraged over show’s handling of LGBTQ character

By : Meghan Sweeney
Comments: 0

WARNING: This story contains SPOILERS to Netflix’s new season of “Voltron: Legendary Defender.”

Netflix released “Voltron: Legendary Defender” season seven on Aug. 10, and since then fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger over the show’s handling of one of its LGBTQ characters.

Continue Reading >>

‘Orange is the New Black’ stars Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver are dating

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

“Orange is the New Black” stars Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver are involved in a real life, off-screen romance.

Martinez portrays Daddy on the Netflix series. Before joining the show, she came in third on the debut season of “The Voice.”

Continue Reading >>

NCTE: State Dept. transgender passport holder policy has not changed

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

The National Center for Transgender Equality has pushed back on reports that suggest the State Department is retroactively revoking trans women’s passports.
“them.”, an LGBT-themed website that Condé Nast owns, on Friday reported two trans women in recent weeks were unable to renew their passports because of their gender identity.

Danni Askini, executive director of Gender Justice League, a Seattle-based advocacy group, told “them.” her request to renew her passport was denied last month because she “failed to disclose” she is trans. Askini said the U.S. Passport Office also told her she needed to prove she had transitioned, even though she had had a passport with a female gender marker for 20 years.

Continue Reading >>

Homophobic, racist tweets resurface from Atlanta Braves’ Sean Newcomb, Washington Nationals’ Trea Turner

By : Jeremy Brener
Comments: 0

Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb and Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had several past homophobic and racist tweets resurfaced by fans July 29, overshadowing successful seasons each player was having.

Newcomb, 25, made national headlines for missing a no-hitter by one out against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday.

Continue Reading >>