LGBTQ YouTubers file discrimination lawsuit against YouTube

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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A group of LGBTQ YouTubers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the video-sharing website, and it’s parent company Google, for restricting LGBTQ content, therefore, preventing them from making money.

The Washington Post reported that the class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court in California on Tuesday.

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Trans of Thought: GayDayS and Inclusivity

By : Maia Monet
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I hope all of you have had a chance to recover from the marches and celebrations that marked Pride month. My feet and liver barely survived intact and may yet give out because, for those of us in Central Florida, the party isn’t quite over yet. Even as corporate-backed, rainbow merchandise-palooza 2019 has faded into the rearview mirror of June, we now have upon us the queer calendar outlier that is GayDayS after its move to mid-August.

Full disclosure: as a transgender woman and lesbian, I have never considered going to GayDayS because it has the reputation of being heavily gay male focused. In most other years, during the first weekend in June, I can be found around the pool at Girls in Wonderland. However, since there are no competing LGBTQ+ events on the social calendar, I have found myself wondering if I should attend.

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Young Thug says Lil Nas X shouldn’t have come out

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Young Thug. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Young Thug doesn’t think it was a good idea for Lil Nas X to come out as gay.

Lil Nas X, 20, is best known for his hit song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus. He publicly came out on Twitter at the end of Pride month.

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YouTube star Phil Lester comes out as gay

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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YouTuber Phil Lester came out as gay in a video released on Sunday.

Lester, 32, boasts more than four million subscribers. His coming out video has received more than two million views.

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The Try Guys’ Eugene Lee Yang comes out as gay in dance video

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Eugene Lee Yang. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Eugene Lee Yang, one-fourth of the YouTube collective the Try Guys, came out as gay in a powerful dance video.

The 33-year-old never says the words “I’m gay” but instead tells his story through a choreographed dance with music by Odesza.

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YouTuber James Charles loses three million subscribers after feud with Tati Westbrook

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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Beauty YouTuber James Charles has lost three million subscribers in the midst of a feud with beauty guru and former friend Tati Westbrook.

Charles, 19, credits Westbrook, 37, for getting him interested in makeup. Westbrook also served as a mentor to Charles in the industry.

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The Wonderful World of Wanzie: Welcome Spring!

By : Michael Wanzie
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We are now living in a time when we, as citizens and indeed the elected leaders of the United States of America, seem to be constantly at odds with another. Not merely over policies or how best to solve a problem, overcome adversity or deal with a crisis; rather over whether or not the policy was ever really a policy to begin with and whether or not the problem, adversity or crisis actually exists or ever existed.

It is impossible to make any real progress debating solutions when our time is instead spent debating what is fact and what is fiction; what is news and what is fantasy. Never in my lifetime have I witnessed such a crippling of the ability of our government, indeed the ability of our nation as a whole, to achieve consensus on any matter because we the people can’t even agree on the validity or truthfulness of said matter. This my friends will go down in history as the most significant and most harmful blow to our democracy brought about by the election of Donald J. tRump as president.

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YouTuber Jeffree Star says $2.5 million worth of cosmetics stolen from his warehouse

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star says that $2.5 million worth of cosmetics were stolen from one of his warehouses in Los Angeles during a heist on March 16.

Star shared the news in a YouTube video posted on April 2.

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Sweet Divinity: Red Like Russian

By : Divine Grace
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Hello, Dolls!

Here’s something that you might not know about me, but many of you will find no surprise in. In spite of growing up in the greasy ass crack of Western Frogspit, North Cackalacky, I was raised by two astonishingly liberal and progressive Baby Boomers.

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Watch: Pastor’s gay son stuns ‘American Idol’ judges

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon blew away Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan with his “American Idol” audition by performing an original song.

Harmon, who works as a custodian at his father’s church in Catonsville, Md., immediately bonded with Perry when he first walked in as “PKs” or pastor’s kids. Perry is also the child of pastor parents.

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Country singer Cameron Hawthorn comes out in new music video

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Country singer Cameron Hawthorn has come out as gay in his new music video “Dancing in the Living Room.”

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Cottonelle’s gay toilet paper ad draws criticism

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Cottonelle recently released a new ad that includes a gay couple but the 15-second spot angered some TV watchers.

In the commercial, one man is about to meet his boyfriend’s parents.

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