Sesame Street celebrates Pride with rainbow tweet

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sesame Street showed its support for families of all types in a tweet that appears to be a nod to the LGBT rainbow flag.

“Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes and colors,” the show’s account tweeted along with a photo of some different colored characters standing next to each other. The picture seems to mimic the LGBT rainbow flag.

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Tampa Bay photographer Nick Cardello on becoming “internet famous”

By : Jeremy Williams
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TAMPA – Tampa Bay and occasional Watermark photographer Nick Cardello met his husband Kurt English 25 years ago. The two hit it off and the following year marched in Washington D.C.’s 1993 Equality March.

Jump forward 24 years: Cardello and English, married and still together, went to the March for Equality in Washington D.C. June 11 and recreated a photo they took that first march. Cardello posted a side-by-side of the two photos to his Facebook that night.

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Uprisings: Sign your name

By : Billy Manes
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While many of us were flapping around in post-traumatic winds on the one-year mark of the Pulse shooting June 12, some of the weight of a contentious legislative session met the power of the governor’s pen. Governor Scott, who never met a gay person he didn’t ignore (except for when convenient), took to uncle Donald Trump’s Twitter ways and made it clear that he was thinking about the victims.

“Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before,” his fingers tweeted. “I have been briefed by our law enforcement officials on this tragic incident and Ann and I are praying for the families who lost loved ones today. I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence. I will remain in contact with the Orlando law enforcement community throughout the day as more information is made available.”

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Cher announces Broadway musical coming in 2018

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Cher’s life story will be brought to the Broadway stage in a musical set to debut in 2018, the pop icon announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

The singer teased that the production was in the works back in January after attending the read through.

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Twitter campaigns for Crayola color to be named after ‘Moonlight’ character

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Moonlight” fans are determined to honor Chiron from “Moonlight” in Crayola’s 24-crayon pack.

Crayola announced it would be debuting a new blue crayon but the company was undecided on the color. It began the social media campaign #NametheBlue asking for color name suggestions.

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Ivanka Trump calls for a ‘joyful’ Pride as dad remains silent

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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Although her father has stayed mute on the occasion, Ivanka Trump has become the sole official in the Trump administration and member of the Trump family to recognize June as Pride month.

Attributing a few days of silence on Twitter to recognition of a Jewish holiday, Ivanka Trump made the comments recognizing Pride Thursday on the first day of June on Thursday using the hashtag #Pride2017.

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Trump trolls Rosie O’Donnell to justify Comey firing

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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President Trump trolled lesbian comedian Rosie O’Donnell late Thursday on Twitter to justify his firing of FBI Director James Comey, retweeting her remarks from nearly six months ago calling for his dismissal.

“We finally agree on something Rosie,” Trump wrote succinctly in the subtweet. O’Donnell’s tweet simply says, “Fire Comey” as part of a thread started by former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesperson Brian Fallon.

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Chicken nugget boy breaks Ellen DeGeneres’ Twitter record

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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High school student Carter Wilkerson broke the record for most retweets on Twitter, surpassing Ellen DeGeneres who previously held the title.

In April, Wilkerson, 16, tweeted Wendy’s asking the fast food chain how many retweets it would take to receive a year of free chicken nuggets. Wendy’s replied it would seal the deal if he could earn 18 million retweets.

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From “Billy Elliot” to Rihanna, “Spider-Man” Tom Holland shows off his moves

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Marvel superhero Tom Holland, who plays everyone’s favorite neighborhood wall-crawler in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, showed off some of his moves during a performance on Lip Sync Battle May 7.

Holland, who competed against his Spider-Man costar Zendaya, opened his performance with Gene Kelly’s “Singin’ in the Rain” before stepping off stage to strip off the fedora and trench coat and returning in a skin-tight outfit to finish up with Rihanna’s “Umbrella.”

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Stephen Colbert’s ‘homophobic’ Donald Trump joke sparks #FireColbert campaign

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert gave his usual roast of President Donald Trump on Monday night but his opening monologue included a joke that some people deemed homophobic.

Colbert skewered Trump in response to the president’s White House interview with CBS reporter John Dickerson on “Face the Nation,” which came to an abrupt end. Trump called the program “Deface the Nation” and “fake news” before leaving the interview.

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Susan Sarandon fuels Twitter feud with Debra Messing

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Susan Sarandon compared Debra Messing to President Donald Trump while discussing their Twitter feud on “Watch What Happens Live!” with host Andy Cohen.

Sarandon and Messing have been arguing on Twitter since the presidential election. Sarandon supported Bernie Sanders and tweeted, “Trump prezcy wud b better 4 the country thn Hillary.” The tweet didn’t sit well with Messing, a strong Hillary Clinton supporter. The pair has sparred on social media even past election season.

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Sen. Rubio denounces gay Chechnya arrests on Senate floor

By : Chris Johnson of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) denounced on the Senate floor Monday the ongoing reports of anti-gay arrests and detention in Chechnya, blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for allowing them to happen.

Rubio, who previously denounced the alleged atrocities on Twitter, called on the U.S. government to “do more to ensure that all people are protected and those who harm them are held responsible.”

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