Lady Gaga launches new lipstick, features Orlando artist in campaign

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ABOVE: Lady Gaga shows off one of her new “Le Monster” Matte Lip Crayons. (Image from HausLabs.com)

ORLANDO | Local artist Ernesto Pena-Reagan showed his pride as a little monster as he modeled for Lady Gaga’s makeup brand, Haus Laboratoriesin their new lipstick campaign. 

The campaign features 11 other super fans of Gaga’s in her new “Le Monster” Matte Lip Crayon launchPena-Reagan was chosen in a casting call online to model the product and promote it on social mediaHe is wearing the shade, “Hot Rod,” in his photo. 

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On Grammy red carpet, stars speak out against anti-LGBTQ legislation

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Little Big Town speaks with GLAAD. Screenshot via YouTube.

The tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash, alongside his 13-year-old daughter and 7 other people, cast a somber mood over Sunday night’s 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony. A breathtaking opening number by host and multiple Grammy-winner Alicia Keys and members of Boys II Men paid tribute to the basketball superstar, setting the stage for an evening which was peppered with speeches and performances dedicated to Bryant’s memory.

The passing of Bryant was not the only shadow hanging over the evening, however. With this week’s news of the signing into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee of his state’s controversial measure allowing adoption agencies to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of “religious freedom,” the resurgent specter of anti-LGBTQ discrimination also haunted the proceedings, made all the more glaring by a lack of any mention in a presentation that included several wins by out LGBTQ artists.

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YouTuber NikkieTutorials reveals she is trans

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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A popular YouTuber who has been sharing beauty tutorials for the last 11 years has come out as transgender.

Nikkie de Jager, known as NikkieTutorials to her over 25 million combined followers on YouTube and Instagram, posted a video on Monday revealing that she began her transition with hormones at 14 – around the same time as she began filming makeup tutorials in her bedroom and posting them online. She had been identifying as a girl as early as age 6.

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Billy Porter, Megan Rapinoe and Baby Yoda are among AP’s top TV moments of 2019

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NEW YORK (AP) | Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien.

The Associated Press has put together a list of the best TV moments in 2019.

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Watermark’s Wedding Bells: Rob and Tony Domenico

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Rob Domenico says he has the “Facebook algorithm gods” to thank for introducing him to his husband Tony Domenico.

While looking through the “People You May Know” section of the site, Rob came across Tony’s profile.

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A look back at some of the biggest LGBTQ pop culture moments over the last quarter century

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Pop culture has always been ahead of the game when it comes to opening the hearts and minds of society. Long before the majority of the U.S. supported marriage equality, believed LGBTQ rights were human rights and accepted that we were born this way, the LGBTQ community was being acknowledged in movies, music, TV shows, books and more.

We have gathered the ABC’s of LGBTQ pop culture moments from over the last quarter century on this page to remind you of a few of those times that made us feel like we were being seen.

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Lady Gaga plans to donate school supplies to classrooms in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy

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

Lady Gaga plans to donate school supplies to fund classroom projects in three cities recently affected by mass shooting violence.

Gaga and her Born This Way Foundation are partnering with Donors Choose to fund 14 projects in Dayton, Ohio; 125 in El Paso, Texas; and 23 in Gilroy, California.

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‘Andi Mack’ introduces first gay romance on Disney Channel

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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“Andi Mack” concluded its three-season run with a series finale that included the first gay romance on Disney Channel.

The tween show already made history with its character Cyrus (Joshua Rush), who earlier in the show admitted to his friend Buffy (Sofia Wylie) that he had a crush on Andi’s boyfriend, Jonah (Asher Angel). Later, Cyrus became the first character on Disney Channel to say the words “I’m gay” when he came out to Jonah.

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Lady Gaga launches makeup line

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ABOVE: Lady Gaga in Haus Laboratories campaign video. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Lady Gaga is launching her own makeup line, Haus Laboratories.

Business of Fashion reports that the makeup line will debut in September exclusively on Amazon, a first for a major beauty brand. The deal will make the makeup available in nine countries on three continents. The line will feature “multi-use color items for cheeks, eyes and lips in six shade families and kits containing all three products priced at a relatively affordable $49.”

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Bring on the camp: Met Gala exhibit explores camp in fashion (with pictures)

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Above: Billy Porter

NEW YORK (AP) | Louis XIV and Oscar Wilde, meet Bjork and Lady Gaga.

What quality do they share, across the centuries? An innate sense of camp – the aesthetic that’s being celebrated in the new fashion mega-exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”

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‘Green Book,’ Rami Malek and more of the 2019 Oscar winners

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The 91st annual Academy Awards became a historic night on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles as the golden statues were handed out to first-time winners for both Hollywood newcomers and overdue veterans.

Queen, fronted by singer Adam Lambert, kicked off the show with a melody of Queen songs including “We are the Champions.” The hostless show was sped forward simply by presenters and kicked off with the comedian trio of Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler.

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Bradley Cooper joins Lady Gaga for a surprise performance of ‘Shallow’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lady Gaga surprised fans who attended her “Enigma” show at the Park Theater in Las Vegas on Saturday night with a special performance with her “A Star is Born” co-star, Bradley Cooper.

Cooper was in attendance at the show when Gaga announced she was bringing him on stage to sing her finale song.

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