Bette Midler to present at GLAAD Media Awards in NYC

By : John Paul King of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Above: Bette Midler (Photo courtesy Midler)

Bette Midler, longtime icon and ally to the LGBTQ community, will make her first-ever appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards this Spring.

The world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization announced this week that the multi award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, and comedian will take the stage as a presenter at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on March 19. She will introduce Ben Platt, her co-star on Netflix’ “The Politician, who is set to perform.

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Apple TV+ doc series tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayals

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ABOVE: Actor Wilson Cruz in the Apple TV+ documentary “Visible: Out on Television.” (Screenshot from YouTube)

Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power.

It’s also a testament to how LGBTQ people and their allies harnessed TV to tell the community’s stories, said Cruz, who along with actor-comedian Wanda Sykes was an executive producer for “Visible: Out on Television.” The five-part documentary will be released Feb. 14 on the new Apple TV+ streaming service.

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Adam Lambert is happy to see more LGBTQ artists finding success

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ABOVE: Adam Lambert performs on stage in 2017. (From Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK (AP) | Adam Lambert, who rose on the music scene as the runner-up on “America Idol” in 2009, says he’s happy to see more mainstream LGBTQ artists find major success.

“I think it’s less taboo to be queer in the music industry now because there’s so many cases you can point to like, ‘Oh, it worked for him. It worked for her.’ I think 10 years ago, it was a lot different,” Lambert said in a recent interview. “Ten years ago, it was kind of like no one really knew. And I met a lot of amazing people in the industry — executives, people, publicists, marketing people — who on a personal level were cool with me and totally open, but didn’t understand how this was going to work in mainstream America, or the world for that matter.”

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Adam Lambert releases classic rock sounding single ‘New Eyes’

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Adam Lambert channels a ’70s classic rockstar in the video for his single “New Eyes.”

In the video, Lambert performs in a club that becomes a trippy paradise from a mysterious green potion.

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Adam Lambert confirms he’s dating model Javi Costa Polo

By : Mariah Cooper Of The Washington Blade, Courtesy Of The National LGBT Media Association
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Adam Lambert confirmed that he is in a relationship with model Javi Costa Polo by making it Instagram official.

Lambert posted a photo set with Polo on March 27 captioned “LUV U.” One user commented on the post “finally making it official?” Lambert replied, “for months. IG isn’t the gatekeeper of our truth!”

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Queen and Adam Lambert ‘Rhapsody’ tour dates include stop in Tampa

By : Jeremy Williams
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TAMPA | Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road together again for a North American tour called “The Rhapsody Approaches,” the band announced on its website Dec. 3.

The six-week tour will hit 23 cities starting in July 2019 and has two planned stops in Florida — the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale Aug. 17, 2019, and the Amalie Arena in Tampa Aug. 18, 2019.

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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
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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.”

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Adam Lambert gives a first look at Eddie in FOX’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

By : Jeremy Williams
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Hot Patootie, bless our souls!

We admit to being a bit skeptical about this Science Fiction, Remade Feature from FOX, but after seeing Adam Lambert in his Eddie getup we are more intrigued now.

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March Madness: Ultimate LGBT Icon SEMIFINALS

By : Jamie Hyman & Jeremy Williams
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All right readers, we’re getting down to the wire. Last round, you narrowed 16 contenders for the Ultimate LGBT Icon into a scant eight. Two from each category remain: Divas, Film, Television and Sports & Politics.

Fresh bracket and new polls after the jump: 

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Adam Lambert to take Universal Studios Orlando stage during Mardi Gras

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Adam Lambert is among the 14 acts announced by Universal Orlando Resort to perform during the theme park’s annual Mardi Gras celebration.

On select nights from Feb. 6 through April 16, Universal Studios will convert the theme park into the French Quarter complete with a Mardi Gras parade, performances and Cajun cuisine from the Big Easy.

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6.6.13 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotEach time a celebrity comes out of the closet, I have mixed reactions. Part of me celebrates that another one of “us” has made the bold move to acknowledge his or her true identity. But a small part of me truly and quietly says, “Who cares?”

Coming out of the closet is a big deal. If you’re reading this column you have more than likely experienced the liberation and pain of coming out to friends and family-or are debating on whether or not to take that bold step. It’s cathartic and healthy to share your sexuality with those close to you and it also gives an example of what it means to be LGBT to those who, up until that point, may not have known a person from our community.

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