Ben Platt to perform at GLAAD Media Awards

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Actor and singer Ben Platt will perform at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City next month.

GLAAD announced on Wednesday that the Tony-winning “Dear Evan Hansen” actor and star of Netflix’s “The Politician” will be singing as part of the New York ceremony, which is the 31st annual presentation of the awards, taking place at the Hilton Midtown on Thursday, March 19.

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Golden Globes winners include surprises, diversity, and LGBTQ wins

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Taran Egerton as Elton John in “Rocketman.” Image courtesy Paramount/Rocket Pictures.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 77th annual Golden Globe Awards are now a matter of history, and in an evening of surprises and upsets, several of the most noteworthy moments reflected the growing significance of LGBTQ voices in the content created by the film and television industry.

Going into the presentation Sunday night, the slate of nominations included nods for several LGBTQ-inclusive films, actors and characters.

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Golden Globe nods recognize queer content, performers

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Billy Porter in “Pose.” Image via FX.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the nominations for its 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, and once again the list of nominees includes nods for several LGBTQ-inclusive films, actors and characters.

The honorees were announced in a Los Angeles presentation Monday morning by Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning and Susan Kelechi Watson. They were joined by Golden Globe Ambassadors Dylan and Paris Brosnan, HFPA President Lorenzo Soria, and Dick Clark Productions Executive Producer and Executive VP of television Barry Adelman.

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‘The Politician’ season two begins filming

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ABOVE: “The Politician” promotional photo (from Facebook)

Ben Platt announced on Twitter Nov. 5 that production for season two of the Netflix series “The Politician” is underway.

The series stars out actor Platt as Payton Hobart, a high school student determined to become the president of the United States, but starting smaller by running for class president. Throughout the first season, Payton must navigate the politics of his Santa Barbara high school and attempts to cultivate and maintain his perfect presidential image.

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Watch: trailer for Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix series ‘The Politician’

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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Netflix has released the first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s first series for the streaming platform, “The Politician.”

The show follows Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) an ambitious high school student who plans to make his way up the political ladder to the White House. In the meantime, he hopes to win class president. He will stop at nothing to become president including getting rid of problematic running mates and scheming against his rivals.

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