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Daily Dose: A purrfect gay icon gets her best big-screen role

Welcome to Queerty’s latest entry in our Queerantined: Daily Dose series. Every day as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has us under quarantine, we’ll release a suggested bit of gloriously queer entertainment designed to keep you from getting stir crazy in the house. Each weekend, we will also suggest a bingable title to keep you extra busy. The Bananas: The Emperor’s New Groove Though not exactly as popular as Frozen, Pinocchio or Beauty and the Beast, The Emperor’s New Groove qualifies as one of...
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10 movies about male strippers to quench your thirst during quarantine

Everyone’s been talking about Toy Boy, the new Spanish-language thriller series on Netflix that follows a group of sexy male dancers as they navigate through all sorts of personal drama, including relationships troubles and solving murders. Related: Netflix’s “Toy Boy” is all about male strippers showing off and solving murders The show has been a huge hit with audiences and Netflix has confirmed it will definitely be coming back for a second season, though it hasn’t said when we can expect Sea...
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12 fascinating works of LGBTQ nonfiction to help pass the time

For the past few weeks, people from around the country have been practicing social distancing by hunkering down at home. Many have found alternative ways of getting physical exercise while cooped up at home, whether it’s through doing exercise videos or practicing yoga in their living rooms. But it’s important to exercise your brain as well, which is where books come in handy. Not only do they provide calisthenics for the imagination, but they can open your mind and teach you all sorts of new a...
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HIV positive student nurse faces COVID-19 at work and fears at home

There are trials by fire, and then there are trials by wildfire. Nursing student Brian Thomas never imagined his on-the-job education would transform into fighting on the very front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, or that he would be forced to take extreme safety precautions each time he arrived home from his internship at a large medical institution in Baltimore. “I walk into my house and strip down to my underwear at the door,” Brian, who lives with his boyfriend and two roommates, told Queer...
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The Weekend Binge: The show that redefined sci-fi and the War on Terror

Welcome to Queerty’s latest entry in our Queerantined: Daily Dose series. Every day as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has us under quarantine, we’ll release a suggested bit of gloriously queer entertainment designed to keep you from getting stir crazy in the house. Each weekend, we will also suggest a bingable title to keep you extra busy. The Addictive: Battlestar Galactica Scary how a reality show presidency and a global pandemic can make us opine for the bygone awful days of George W. Bush, n...
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Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer will be lovers again if all goes according to plan

Director Luca Guadagnino just made an announcement that a Call Me By Your Name film sequel staring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer has been in the works, but is unfortunately on pause. Due to COVID-19, production on the film has gone on hold. It’s also sadly possible that the film will not go before the cameras at all. Guadagnino, who also directed the first Call Me By Your Name, had long expressed enthusiasm about doing a follow-up. Both actors have said they would return for the sequel, as...
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Sean Hayes revives oddball, indie comedy in his new movie ‘Lazy Susan’…as a woman

“In the face of disaster, we have entertainment.” So says Sean Hayes, waxing philosophical in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Hayes, of course, has a reputation for making the world laugh, having achieved megastardom as the flamboyant Jack McFarland on Will & Grace for 11 seasons, and for which he won an Emmy Award. In addition to his work on the sitcom, Hayes boasts an impressive theatrical resume, having appeared on Broadway in An Act of God and the musical Promises, Promises, for which h...
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We’re totally here silver fox congressional candidate John Blair’s shirtless campaign video

Meet John Blair. He’s currently running to represent New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional district. If elected, he would become the first out LGBTQ member of Congress from the state. “Only eight openly LGBTQ elected officials are serving in all of New Mexico,” Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, says, “so it will be a groundbreaking moment when voters make John the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from the state.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inart...
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Lindsay Lohan returns with her latest single…and it doesn’t suck

Actress, songstress and tabloid darling Lindsay Lohan has just dropped her latest single, “Back to Me.” Lohan, best known for films like Mean Girls, or that time she tried kidnapping refugee children outside a Moscow nightclub, has found some success as a recording artist in the past. Her 2004 debut album Speak sold over 1 million copies in the US, and spawned two hit singles, “Rumors” and “Over.” Her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw) was also certified gold. Lohan had teased new music...
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Las Vegas couple uses each other as weights while they ‘stay at home’

Being stuck at home all day wouldn't be so bad with these guys
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Dillon Passage shares all the dirty details on sex with ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic‘s husband Dillon Passage held nothing back when pressed for details about his relationship with the convicted felon on Andy Cohen‘s Sirius XM radio show this week. Passage described Joe as a “genuine and a good down-to-earth guy.” He explained that the two met on Grindr in 2017 when he was 22 and addicted to prescription pain pills. Related: What to Watch: Just in time for quarantine…a very exotic story of tigers, murder and gayness AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div...
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‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic in coronavirus quarantine

Joe Exotic, the eccentric and convicted murderer-for-hire subject of the much-discussed Netflix docuseries Tiger King, has been placed into COVID-19 quarantine in a hospital after three fellow prisoners contracted the virus The big cat enthusiast, 57, is currently serving out a 22-year sentence at a federal prison in Texas. He was found guilty of 17 charges of animal abuse and two counts of murder for hire. Related: EXCLUSIVE: Co-director Rebecca Chailkin spills on the chaos of ‘Tiger King’ Ad...
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Daily Dose: Leslie Jordan takes to the stage with some Southern Sissies

Welcome to Queerty’s latest entry in our Queerantined: Daily Dose series. Every day as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has us under quarantine, we’ll release a suggested bit of gloriously queer entertainment designed to keep you from getting stir crazy in the house. Each weekend, we will also suggest a bingable title to keep you extra busy. The (semi) Legit: Southern Baptist Sissies We don’t know about you, but we’re currently obsessed with Leslie Jordan, the delightful southern gay gentleman who...
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New York trans woman murdered while sitting on a park bench

Harlem River Park. Via Wikimedia Commons New York police have launched a search for the murderer of a transgender woman in East Harlem park over the weekend. GayCityNews reports witnesses alerted police in the early morning hours of March 28, describing the victim, a 33-year-old transwoman identified only as “Lexi,” as sitting on a park bench. An unidentified man approached her, and a verbal altercation ensued. The man then stabbed Lexi in the neck before escaping on a motorized scooter. Poli...
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FDA eases restrictions on gay blood donors amidst “urgent need”

The Food and Drug Administration, citing an “urgent need for blood,” has eased restrictions on gay men. A bit. Men who have had sex with other men within 12 months could not donate under the previous rule. Now that widow has been shortened to 3 months. Restrictions on gay blood donors were initially put in place in 1983 in response to the AIDS crisis. At that time, a lifetime ban was placed on any man who had ever had sex with another man. In 2015, the rule was replaced by the 12 moth window. ...
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Wilson Cruz calls straight actors playing LGBTQ roles “awards bait”

I think what an LGBTQ actor brings to an LGBTQ role is different; there’s just something innate and lived-in that comes across, but that’s not to say that a straight actor cannot give a powerful performance. What is worrisome to me is when a production will hire a straight actor to play that role because of some notion that because they’re a straight actor that it’s that much more difficult to take on this role. So it’s awards bait. These are our lives. These are experiences for a lot of peop...
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What to Watch: Sean Hayes as a woman, Scott Evans in love, and Sasha Velour on stage

Sasha Velour’s NightgownsWhatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Oddball: Lazy Susan Not content to rest on Will & Grace residual checks for the rest of his life, Sean Hayes wrote and stars in this quirky comedy, arriving on VOD this week. Hayes plays the title character in Lazy Susa...
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Gay grandson documents coronavirus lockdown with 81-year-old grandmother in hilarious videos

31-year-old Tommy Ferris is currently staying with his 81-year-old grandmother, Nana Jean, at their home in Yate, Gloucestershire. Nana Jean has dementia and doesn’t know about the coronavirus pandemic. Tommy has been taking good care of her, making sure she’s safe, happy, and entertained. And he’s been documenting their time together in a series of hilarious and heartwarming videos. In one clip, he can be seen dancing with Nana Jean to George Strait’s “I Just Want To Dance With You.” In anothe...
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WATCH: Stop what you’re doing! The “butthole” cut of ‘Cats’ just got a trailer

You didn’t think it could get any better, did you? With rumors–which have been confirmed to some extent–of a so-called “butthole” cut of the flop musical Cats circulating online, and with the hashtag #ReleaseTheButtholeCut continuing to trend on social media, the trailer for Cats: The Butthole Cut has arrived. The preview gives audiences the first look at the more anatomically correct felines in the film. Cats bombed in theaters last winter, though found a second life on streaming services as r...
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Trump’s gay press aide says it’s wrong to link President to rise in anti-LGBTQ hate

Judd Deere (Photo: @JuddPDeere45 | Twitter) A White House press aide has dismissed the notion that President Donald Trump can be any way linked to a rise in anti-LGBTQ hate groups in the US. White House spokesman Judd Deere, who is himself gay, was responding to a document produced by the respected Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC recently published its annual report on hate groups in the US. It found that the number of what it identifies as hate groups fell from a record of 1,020...
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Daily Dose: Stir crazy? Try running a ‘Marathon’

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON Welcome to Queerty’s latest entry in our Queerantined: Daily Dose series. Every day as long as the COVID-19 pandemic has us under quarantine, we’ll release a suggested bit of gloriously queer entertainment designed to keep you from getting stir crazy in the house. Each weekend, we will also suggest a bingable title to keep you extra busy. The Hidden Treasure: Brittany Runs A Marathon This comedy from gay writer-director Paul Downs Colazzio fetched an 8-figure sum at S...
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The FDA would rather let people die from coronavirus than take blood from gay men

The FDA just cleared the way for hospitals to begin using blood plasma to treat patients with coronavirus. Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and who now carry the antibody for the virus are being encouraged to donate blood to help others. There’s just one caveat. Sexually active gay and bisexual men need not bother donating. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); The FDA says it’s upholding its 12-month restriction on blood donations from gay and ...
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Lawyer who called judge a “fat f*g” swears he’s “not a bigot” because he has a gay cousin

A lawyer from Colorado insists he’s “not a bigot” despite calling a judge an antigay slur. Instead, he says, he’s “simply not politically correct.” Robert Abrams just had his law license suspended and has been ordered to participate in sensitivity training after calling a judge a “gay fat f*g” in an email to two of his clients. According to court documents, Abrams made the homophobic and fatphobic remarks about Judge Phillip Douglass in an email to a couple he was representing in a construction...
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Lil Nax X just came out as straight. Huh?

Lil Nas X (Photo: Instagram) Defying pleas to not make jokes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lil Nas X just came out as straight on Twitter. The “Old Town Road” singer took to social media this morning to say “i was never gay. i said it to build up fuel for aprils fools day. ha got u guys.” A few minutes later, the rapper Ka5sh tweeted back at Nas X, congratulating him on his coming out. i was never gay. i said it to build up fuel for aprils fools day. ha got u guys. — nope (@LilNas...
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Another Winter Party attendee has died from coronavirus

Ron Rich, a musician and volunteer at the recent Winter Parry circuit festival in Miami, has died at the age of 65. He is the second coronavirus death linked to the event, which took place March 4-10. Folks around Fort Lauderdale have posted remembrances of Rich, who was a warm presence among the local LGBTQ community. Related: 40-year-old Winter Party attendee dies from COVID-19 AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); “Ron was a familiar face to the guest...
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‘Mostly straight’ guy thinks he might be falling for his roommate during quarantine

A “mostly straight” guy thinks he might be falling for his roommate after the two have been stuck together in their apartment during quarantine for weeks. The anonymous 21-year-old writes about his unique situation on Reddit, referring to his roommate with the pseudonym “Jake.” “Jake’s a pretty casually physically affectionate guy in general,” he writes. “Huge hugger, will casually put his arm around me (or any of his mates) when we’re sitting side by side, I think we all know the sort of thing...
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French gay couple harassed by neighbors; told to move over COVID-19

French police in the city of Marseilles have opened an investigation into a crime of harassment against a gay couple. The pair received a note asking them to move because “homosexuals are the first to be contaminated” by COVID-19. The French queer magazine TETU reports that the man who alerted police, identified only as “David” age 33, works as a hospital caregiver. His spouse who delivers for Uber Eats found the note on his windshield. The pair contacted law enforcement based on the contents ...
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Antigay pastor who bussed in 1,825 people for church service slapped with six misdemeanor charges

A Louisiana pastor who defied public health officials by bussing in over 1,800 to attend his Sunday service may face jail time for his actions. Pastor Tony Spell is the leader of the Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he regularly preaches about the evils of homosexuality and speaks in tongues. Two weeks ago, he drew widespread criticism for bussing in 1,825 people to attend his Sunday morning service. Despite being warned by the governor and public health officials not to d...
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Man reveals partner’s terrifying, near-death COVID-19 experience

L-R: Brian Zupanick and John Giarratano (Photo: Supplied) A gay man in New York City has shared details of his partner’s fight against COVID-19, warning the virus infection, “should be taken seriously and everyone should be terrified.” John Giarratano is a freelance TV producer who lives with his partner of ten years, Brian Zupanick, in Queens, NYC. The city has emerged as a coronavirus hotspot in the US. When Giarratano, 42, developed a fever on Friday, March 6, both men were concerned but n...
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