The queen of daytime talk, Ellen DeGeneres is among the 10 most admired women in the world according to Gallup.
The annual poll, released Dec. 27, asks Americans to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world today whom they admire most. DeGeneres, who came in eighth, is the only LGBTQ person to appear on either of the lists for 2018.
ABOVE:Emma Gonzalez of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has become one of the faces of the new gun reform movement.
The Human Rights Campaign and the National LGBTQ Task Force are among a large number of LGBT advocacy organizations and LGBT activists expected to participate in a March 24 demonstration in the nation’s capital against gun violence.
ABOVE:Start of the 75th Golden Globes live from the Beverly Hilton Jan. 7, 2018.
The 75th anniversary Golden Globes featured Hollywood actors donning all-black gowns and suits, and wearing #TimesUp pins in support in of those who have spoken out about sexual harassment and to protest gender inequality. It was a hugely important night celebrating women and women’s stories.
But many in the LGBTQ community were left puzzled by the lack of representation among the acting, directing and screenwriting category nominees and winners, even though #TimesUp resonates against homophobia too.
NEW YORK (AP) – With a headline of “Yep, I’m Gay” on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen.
The code-named “The Puppy Episode” of “Ellen” that aired April 30, 1997, was more than just a hit. It was one of those huge cultural “where were you” moments for anybody remotely interested in TV, or the advancement of LGBTQ people working in TV, or who were itching to come out of their closets at home at a still-perilous time.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – With a mix of elegance and irreverence, only celebrity chef Art Smith could round up his famous chef buddies, a sea of white orchids and a drag queen DJ to pull off a wedding ceremony Feb. 21 for more than two dozen same-sex couples on Miami Beach.
Smith, a Florida native and former chef to Oprah Winfrey and Gov. Bob Graham, is revered by fellow chefs and those in the gay and lesbian community, known as the chef with a big Southern accent and an even bigger heart.
David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Allesandro Nivoli, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Tessa Thompson, Nigel Thatch
Like all fights for equality – and we in the LGBT community should know – history is fraught with politics, personalities, sacrifices, compromises, calculated losses, secret deals, and trade-offs. Selma shows all of this. It also makes so many smart choices that it should be a lesson to other biopics.
Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon
The Hundred-Foot Journey is one of those manipulative feasts your grandma would fix to guarantee your love and devotion. With a picture postcard setting, solid acting, and detailed attention to food, it’s a film to be relished. As a meal, it may not earn a Michelin star – there are really no surprises here – but no one’s going to send Grandma’s meal back, are we?
It’s the type of feel-good cinema one could share with all the other classics of a family meal – predictable but still craved for.
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