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Stage Dreams

We’re living in a bonanza period for graphic novels — there are comics for everyone, including those who might be interested in, in this case, a young adult Western with queer and trans characters. Stage Dreams is an historical adventure in which Flor, a legendary outlaw with a trained hawk, robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Grace, a trans lady running away from having to become a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Grace wants to make it from Georgia to [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Georgia, Flor, Graphic Universe, Civil War Grace


‘Disclosure’ director Sam Feder on the complicated history of trans representation

Director Sam Feder In 2014, Time magazine broke new ground by featuring Laverne Cox on its cover–the first for any transgender person. The magazine heralded the moment as “The Transgender Tipping Point.” Six years on, director Sam Feder aims to fulfill that declaration, and uncover the veiled history behind it. Feder’s newest film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen follows in the tradition of movies like The Celluloid Closet, tracing the evolution of transgender images in film and television ...
Tags: Feature, New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Transgender, Hillary Swank, Kim, Hillary, Alfred Hitchcock, Reno, Huffington Post, Laverne Cox, Alfred, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Disclosure


‘And Then We Danced’ Director Levan Akin on when a movie gets you death threats

Director Levan Akin on set with Levan Gelbakhiani “Can we sit outside? I need to smoke.” Levan Akin makes the request when we greet him outside a bookstore in Park City, Utah. The two of us find a cafe table nearby overlooking the street, where we watch a light powdering of snow begin to fall as the mid-week lull of the Sundance Film Festival begins. Normally we might object to Akin smoking, but in his case, it somehow makes sense. His Sundance entry, And Then We Danced, has incited protests ...
Tags: Google, Feature, UK, New York, Sweden, Entertainment, Scotland, Russia, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Spain, United States, Belgium, Catholic, Lgbtq


‘Buck,’ ‘Disclosure’ and ‘My Mom’: Meet the winners of Frameline’s film competition

Frameline, the San Francisco-based queer media arts foundation, just handed out $30,0000. The lucky recipients: queer filmmakers, all of whom will receive the money as completion funds for their soon-to-be-released projects. “We are thrilled with this year’s outstanding slate of grantees, all of which will make their Bay Area premieres at Frameline,”  in June, James Woolley, Frameline’s new Executive Director, said in a statement. “To celebrate 30 years of the Completion Fund, we increased the ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Bay Area, Ad Friendly, Disclosure, Stevens, Buck, Frameline, Ahead Of The Curve, Ellie & Abbie, LA LEYENDA NEGRA, My Mom And My Little Secret, Were You Gay In High School, James Woolley Frameline


Director Ryan White reveals the double-edged sword of queer representation in ‘Visible: Out on TV’

Director Ryan White Ryan White doesn’t stop. The documentarian behind The Case Against 8 and The Keepers has enjoyed two consecutive Sundance Film Festivals with new movies having their premiere. Last year, we chatted with White about his acclaimed documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. His next feature, Assassins, comes out later this year. For the moment, though, White is focused on an epic television event. We mean that in two senses of the word. As produced by Wilson Cruz & Wanda Sykes, Visible: Out o...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, David, Netflix, Anderson Cooper, Philadelphia, Ellen, Pbs, Wanda, Oprah, Janet Mock


Maker Comics: Draw a Comic!

Continuing the excellent Maker Comics line, JP Coovert’s Draw a Comic! is a fun celebration of the love of comics, both as reader and creator, with a surprising amount of technical guidance. There’s a story, too. Maggie and her (talking) dog Rex (it’s a comic) are putting together a new comic library in honor of her grandfather, who used to read Tintin to her and wanted to share the love of comics with everyone. This open acceptance is a hallmark [...]
Tags: Feature, Comics, Maggie, First Second


These adorable cinematic couples will make you swoon

Valentine’s Day is here again, and rather than dwell on how to spend Single’s Awareness Day (most likely in our shorts, on the couch, eating Velveeta) we choose instead to focus instead on movies that give us hope for the future. Hope that, yes indeed, true love exists. Real love for LGBTQ couples–the kind that lasts through the end credits, anyway–can prove difficult to find in the movies. Perhaps that helps these particular couples stand out. All find love by the time the movie ends, and get ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Robin Williams, Lifestyle, Rent, Moonlight, Ad Friendly, Albert, Benjamin, Nathan Lane, The Birdcage, Armand, Bound, Queerty Ever After Feature, My Beautiful Launderette, Bohemian Rhapsody


Here are our Top 10 picks for celebrities who send personalized messages on Cameo

Kathy Najimy, Michael Sam, and James Van Der Beek are among the celebrities on Cameo.com   Loving a celebrity from afar can be a lonely endeavor, but what if a dose of love from your favorite stars could land directly in your email inbox? That option is now a reality. If the celebrities get paid, of course. Cameo.com provides the “why didn’t anybody think of this before?” fee-based service of  having actors, singers, models, reality stars, and all other players in the fame game, record a person...
Tags: Feature, Celebrities, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Caitlyn Jenner, Michael Sam, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Steve Grand, Leslie Jordan, Chris Hanson, Gloria Gaynor, Jerry, Carnie Wilson, Wilson Phillips


What to Watch: Queer history on TV, a Guatemalan love story and Juliette Lewis trailing a killer

Margret Cho in ‘Visible’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever 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 Must: Visible-Out on TV Out-gay director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth) returns with his most ambitious—and impressive—projec...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Feature, New York, Entertainment, La, Norman Lear, US, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Georgia, Juliette Lewis, Netflix, Lgbtq, Janet Mock, Eastern Europe


EXCLUSIVE: The trailer for the steamy drama ’15 Years’ has arrived

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s the trailer for 15 Years, a steamy drama about relationship tensions. Israeli writer/director Yuval Hadadi helms the film, which has played film festivals the world over. The plot centers on Yoav and Dan, an affluent gay couple of 15 years that seems to have everything. That changes when Yoav’s best friend, Alma, announces she is pregnant. The revelation incites Dan to want children himself, while Yoav struggles with his own inner demons which threaten t...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Israel, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Dan, Alma, Yoav, Ofir Trainin, 15 Years, Yuval Hadadi


WATCH: Corey Feldman is about to name Hollywood pedophiles

Following in the tradition of #MeToo and Leaving Neverland, actor Corey Feldman will go public with allegations of pedophilia against several Hollywood power players. The documentary (my) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys will stream as a one-time pay per view event March 9. Feldman, known for roles in The Goonies and Stand By Me, has spent years trying to name names in what he describes as Hollywood’s pedophile underground.  (my) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys will chronicle the sexual abuse of Feldman...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Haim, Ad Friendly, Feldman, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Coreys, My Truth The Rape Of The Two Coreys


EXCLUSIVE: Oscars designer Jason Sherwood spills his secrets

Jason Sherwood. Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser We’ve visited government buildings with less security than that of the Dolby Theatre, the Los Angeles mega-complex that plays home to the Academy Awards each year. In order to enter, we have to go through background checks with government IDs, get issued an Academy idea, scan it as we move from area to area, and always have an escort present when we do so. What we do for an interview! Amid all the furor backstage of the Dolby, surrounded by lights,...
Tags: Feature, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, Lifestyle, America, Los Angeles, Fox, Wembley Stadium, Sam Smith, Broadway, Spice Girls, Dublin, Harrison Ford, Renée Zellweger


‘Joker,’ ‘Judy,’ ‘Parasite’ and ‘Popes:’ Queerty predicts the Oscars!

Awards season builds to a climax this Sunday with the 92nd Annual Academy Awards broadcast on ABC. This year, as with so many others, has seen its share of controversies over inclusion, sexism, politics, and whatnot. On the other hand, we didn’t have to sit through anything as obnoxious as last year’s Kevin Hart debacle (who has evolved and apologized, incidentally. Good for him). So, if you’re thinking of going in on that office Oscar pool or throwing down at a viewing party, we’re here to off...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, Lifestyle, Kevin Hart, Laura Dern, Ad Friendly, Judy, Bates, Robbie, Johansson, Dern, Richard Jewell, Oscars 2020, Kathy Bates Richard Jewell


WATCH: The trailer for Sasha Velour’s new series just landed

Attention Sasha Velour fans. The first look at the Drag Race winner’s new series has arrived. Entitled Nightgowns, the new series, produced for the streaming service Quibi, follows Sasha and her team as they prepare a new drag revue to hit the stage. The show will highlight the creative process for Sasha and her fellow queens from conception until the curtain rises. Related: WATCH: AOC channels Lady Gaga to praise Sasha Velour AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Lady Gaga, Ad Friendly, Dragaholic, Aoc, Sasha, Sophie Muller, Sasha Velour, Quibi, Sasha Velour AdBridg, GayTimes, Lana Del Rey Garbage Gwen Stefani Pink


EXCLUSIVE: Actor Sam Pancake on smacking down gay ageism and becoming a viral sensation

Sam Pancake in ‘A Million Little Things’ “I want to eat these crepes so bad, David. And I can’t.” Sam Pancake mutters the words as he stares down at his brunch: scrambled eggs, homestyle potatoes and crepes at a fashionable Los Feliz cafe. The actor, known for film roles in Dumplin’ and Legally Blond 2, as well as for a litany of television appearances, laments his heath dictates a gluten-free diet. “And my last name is Pancake,” he adds with exasperation. In addition to his 30-year career in...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, La, Lifestyle, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Tom Hanks, David, Beverly Hills, Jane Lynch, Ellen, Neil Patrick Harris, Tom Cruise


Conservative media selects its next targets: Billy Porter & ‘Sesame Street’

The uproar over Billy Porter’s upcoming appearance on Sesame Street hit a new high (or low, if you ask us) as notorious conservative publication The Federalist has launched an attack on the Pose star. Columnist Denise Shick has condemned Porter’s appearance, warning “watching a cross-dressing gay man interact with their favorite TV characters is sure to affect impressionable young minds.” Shick’s sole academic credentials appear to be serving on the board of a conversion therapy group called He...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Sesame Street, Lifestyle, Transgender, Catholic, Pbs, Ad Friendly, Porter, Billy Porter, Emmy Tony, Shick, Denise Shick, The Federalist, International Children 's Rights Institute


Jameela Jamil comes out on Twitter

Actress Jameela Jamil, known for her role on the sitcom The Good Place, has come out as queer, apparently as part of pushback against criticism of her role as a judge on a reality competition series. The improglio began when HBO Max streaming service announced Jamil would serve as one of the judges on the new ballroom competition show Legendary, alongside Dashaun Wesley and Megan Thee Stallion. The show will feature contestants grouped into 10 “houses” competing to win cash prizes. Critics clai...
Tags: Feature, Hbo, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sam Smith, Legendary, Ad Friendly, James Blake, Dashaun Wesley, Jamil, Jameela Jamil, HBO Max


What to Watch: Hollywood’s biggest night, a Nazi drag queen and voguing, Mexican style

Oscar-nominated film ‘Judy’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever 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 Catch: The Academy Awards Event television may seem like a thing of the past, but if the Superbowl didn’t already prove it, the Oscars provide ample e...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Abc, Mexico, Lifestyle, Netflix, Mexico City, Sam Smith, Oscar, Oscars, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Kevin Hart, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie


Sean Hayes plays a middle-aged, cisgender woman in his latest film

Not content to live on his considerable Will & Grace residuals, the trailer for actor Sean Hayes‘ directorial debut Lazy Susan has arrived. In Lazy Susan casts himself as a cisgender woman, a “woman on the edge with nowhere to go but over.” Hayes, who also co-wrote the film, plays Susan as a profoundly entitled, unmotivated, and self-absorbed woman struggling to survive in a society that expects her to have a function. Susan struggles with her own laziness, even after getting evicted from her a...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ellen, Allison Janney, Ad Friendly, Sean Hayes, Susan, Hayes, Lazy Susan, Matthew Broderick Margo Martindale


Absolutely do NOT ask Liza Minnelli about Renee Zellweger playing her mom

Living legend and gay icon Liza Minnelli has scored yet another comeback of sorts, this time with a major interview in the trade paper Variety. One thing Liza refuses to discuss: the biopic of her mom, Judy. Minnelli’s refusal to discuss the film has a certain weight, given that the Academy Awards ceremony will take place in just a few days. Judy nabbed two Oscar nominations, one for Best Hair & Makeup, and another for Best Actress. Renee Zellweger is the odds-on favorite to take home the golde...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Oscars, Renée Zellweger, Ad Friendly, Judy, Judy Garland, New York New York, Tony, Liza Minnelli, Liza, Minnelli, Bob Fosse, Zellweger, Judy Minnelli


Jake Shears shows off his “fruity unicorn”

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears made a splash on UK television last night when he revealed that he’s been participating in the country’s version of The Masked Singer as the “fruity unicorn.” The fruity unicorn has impressed judges over the course of the season, crooning out covers of Lizzo, Kate Bush and even ZZ Top. Judge Kelly Osbourne finally guessed Shears’ identity when he dropped the hint that she’d seen him naked. (Who hasn’t?) Related:   AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.disp...
Tags: Feature, UK, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Unicorn, Ad Friendly, Lorraine Kelly, Kelly Osbourne, Jake Shears, The Masked Singer, Lizzo Kate Bush


‘Frozen’ diva Elsa finally comes out of the closet… on live TV

Disney, take note… This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live needled the studio by including a sketch of Elsa, the famed queen from the Frozen films, coming out as a lesbian–something that fans of the film, as well as its stars, have lobbied for. Elsa, as voiced by actress Idina Menzel, rocketed to full-blown gay iconhood by belting out the song “Let It Go” in the original 2013 film. Fans had hoped that last year’s Frozen 2 would see Elsa get a special lady in her life. Alas, Disney had other ...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Snl, Idina Menzel, Cecily Strong, Ana, Ad Friendly, Olaf, Kate McKinnon, Frozen 2, Krystof, Alas Disney


“I’m a great pitcher” Josh Thomas tells us ‘Everything’s Gonna Be OK’ with his new show on gay life

EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OKAY – Josh Thomas (Freeform/Tony Rivetti) “I’ve had too much caffeine. This is going to be a weird interview.” At least Josh Thomas has the courtesy to warn us. And in truth, we’ve had far weirder interviews. Aussie comic Thomas, of course, earned international acclaim for his first sitcom Please Like Me about a gay man (played by Thomas) who comes out of the closet and moves in with his suicidal mother. The show ran four seasons and grabbed the notice of Hollywood prod...
Tags: Feature, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, Australia, Lifestyle, Hulu, Alex, Ad Friendly, Freeform, Thomas, Adam, Nicholas, Matilda, Kayla, Josh Thomas


Piers Morgan apologizes for calling gay men “yuppie poofs”

Piers Morgan, via Cow PR on Flickr (CC 2.0). Piers Morgan has issued an apology following the resurfacing of a 1989 essay in which he used homophobic language. Morgan, host of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, originally penned the op-ed in response to a same-sex kiss on the popular British soap opera EastEnders. The episode, broadcast in 1989, first showed the characters Colin Russell and Guido Smith (Michael Cashman and Nicholas Donovan) kiss. Morgan wasn’t having it. “Furious MPs last night dem...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bbc, Piers Morgan, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Morgan, Flickr CC, Colin Russell, Nonbinary, Michael Cashman, Guido Smith Michael Cashman, Nicholas Donovan


We met the freaky cast of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.’ They have us enchanted.

Kiernan Shipka with Miranda Otto & Lucy Davis in ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Vancouver doesn’t have a reputation for blizzards. How fitting then, that the day we landed in the Pacific coastal city, the snow landed also—several inches in fact. We awoke to find the city buried beneath a massive snowstorm, and its citizens slipping and trudging to get on about their lives. In a way, the freak nature of the snow set the perfect tone for the trip. We’d journeyed north to visit the set of ...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Argentina, Watson, Miranda, Kiernan Shipka, Pacific, Zelda, Robin, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Marshall, Michelle


‘Mean Girls’ to get the big screen musical treatment

Promotional still from ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’ Photo by Joan Marcus Mean Girls is headed back to the big screen… as a musical. Paramount Pictures has optioned the hit Broadway show based on the 2004 film with the intention of bringing it to a theater near you. The same announcement also revealed that the stage show will hit London’s West End next year. Related: Mean Girls’ Jonathan Bennett is out — and his boyfriend is thirst made flesh AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gp...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, London, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Broadway, Tina Fey, West End, Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls, Ad Friendly, Jonathan Bennett, Tony, West Side Story, Mean Girls: The Musical, Joan Marcus Mean Girls


What to Watch: the ‘Next’ fashion, bewitching queerness, and a chilling murder story

Tan France & Alexa Chung in ‘Next in Fashion’ Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever 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 Satanic Stream: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 3 The cult series about the titular young woman who must choose between mo...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, France, Lifestyle, Chicago, Netflix, Mtv, Iowa, Steven Spielberg, NICK, Liz Phair, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Theo, Hamlin


Check out these very sexy pics of the cast of ‘West Side Story’

The actors dance, fight, and otherwise roll around while very wet, usually doing so while shirtless. The gang fight scenes are sexier than a Turkish oil wrestling tournament.
Tags: Feature, New York, Entertainment, NYC, Lifestyle, Broadway, Sexy, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, West Side Story


Sam Smith announces they’re joining Sydney Mardi Gras line-up

The event is one of the biggest, annual LGBTQ gatherings in the world. Also confirmed to perform at this year’s event is fellow Brit, Dua Lipa, and the US singer, Kesha.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, US, Lifestyle, Sam Smith, Sydney, Pride, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Sydney Mardi Gras, Non-binary, Brit Dua Lipa


Actor Harry Hamlin on playing a gay role: “It completely ended my career”

Hamlin in ‘Mad Men’ Actor Harry Hamlin has voiced his thoughts on Hollywood’s changing attitudes toward LGBTQ characters in film, revealing that his own portrayal of a gay man almost derailed his career. Hamlin stepped into the role of Bart, a gay screenwriter, in 1982’s Making Love. As written by gay writers A. Scott Berg & Barry Sandler and directed by Arthur Hiller, the film tells the story of a closeted, married man who falls for Hamlin’s Bart, leading them both on a journey of self-disco...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Nbc, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bart, Ad Friendly, Golden Globe, Hamlin, Harry Hamlin, Arthur Hiller, Barry Sandler, Making Love, Scott Berg Barry Sandler



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