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Jeremy Irons apologizes for past remarks, calls marriage equality a “human right”

Irons in ‘Watchmen’ Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons delivered a powerful address to the media, clarifying and apologizing for past remarks in which he criticized same-sex marriage, abortion and sexism. The comments came at the kickoff of the Berlin International Film Festival, where Irons serves as president of the jury. With several films in competition this year dealing with issues like women’s rights, abortion and homophobia, and with Irons’s past comments resurfacing, the Watchmen star f...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Berlin Film Festival, Irons, Ad Friendly, Radio Times, Jeremy Irons, Huffington Post Irons


What to Watch: Love after death, galactic swashbuckling and a dark queer comedy

After Forever 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 Stream: The Clone Wars: Season 7 Suffering from Mandalorian withdrawal? Still angry over the hot mess that was Rise of Skywalker? Yeah, us too. Luckily, the Star Wa...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Netflix, Brian, Republic, David Lynch, Jason, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Anakin Skywalker, McGowan, Carrie, Skywalker


A gay teacher complained about student’s insults; then the kid’s parent tried to stab him

Masakheke Combined School. Courtesy city of Robertson A gay schoolteacher in Robertson, South Africa, a city near Cape Town, has gone public over a vicious attack wherein the parent of a student stabbed him. Thando Dyamara works as a teacher at Masakheke Combined School, a high school-level institution. The trouble began when Dyamara encountered a student off-site from school grounds. “I heard a child calling me a moffie [an African slur for a gay man], and I went to reprimand him,” Dyamara t...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, South Africa, Cape Town, Ad Friendly, Robertson, Iol, Robertson South Africa, Masakheke Combined School, Thando Dyamara, Dyamara, Masakheke School


Same-sex ballroom champions dance at London’s Pink Jukebox

Check out this clip of the ballroom dance competition
Tags: Feature, London, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Dance, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Ballroom, Pink Jukebox


Growlr issues mass account suspensions without explanation

Social media has erupted with a massive growl of anger following mass account suspensions on the popular dating app Growlr. Growlr, which caters to bearish men, launched in 2012 and claims to boast more than 2 million users. The mass suspensions appear to have begun February 17, and have caused a massive outcry on Facebook and Twitter. At the time of this writing, the company has yet to comment publicly on the reason for the suspensions, or the steps it is taking to resolve the issue. It also r...
Tags: Facebook, Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Geoff Cook, Meet Group, Bryan Knight, Growlr, Dale Lazarov


Staten Island Irish reject the queers. Yet again.

A grassroots movement to allow LGBTQ people to march in Staten Island, New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has failed. Queer Staten Islanders have tried for years to secure a spot in the St. Paddy’s Day parade only to find their efforts rebuffed. This year proved no exception. Despite the efforts of several community groups–including Pride Center of Staten Island and the Gay Officer’s Action League, parade organizers have rejected the inclusion of out-LGBTQ participants. Parade organizer...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Staten Island, Ad Friendly, Mike Pence, Cummings, Bullock, Staten Island New York, St. Patrick's Day, Jimmy Oddo, Diane Savino, Larry Cummings, Action League, Carol Bullock, Deborah Rose


‘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


New study finds same-sex marriages are happier than their straight counterparts

And they said it couldn’t last. A new study conducted by the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that same-sex male couples have the lowest stress level compared to opposite-sex couples and same-sex female couples. Titled “Marital Strain and Psychological Distress in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples,” the study included 756 midlife U.S. men and women in 378 gay, lesbian, and heterosexual marriages. Each participant kept a diary detailing daily points of stress in life and their marriages...
Tags: Feature, Same Sex Marriage, Life, Lifestyle, New York Times, Reddit, Ad Friendly, Stephanie Coontz, Queerty Ever After, Gay Families, Straight Marriage, Journal of Marriage and Family, Michael A Garcia, Debra Umberson


‘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


Christian author says “perverted” Mayor Pete signals “death rattle of a nation”

Bert Farias, left. Via Twitter. As Mayor Pete Buttigieg continues on the campaign trail, hot off the heels of his big win in Iowa and a strong showing in New Hampshire, right-wing nutbags continue to lose their minds. The latest example: Christian author Bert Farias, who penned a lengthy homophobic essay slamming Buttigieg and obsessing over his sexuality. Farias penned columns for the far-right Christian site Charisma News as well as for his own personal website, referring to Mayor Pete as “...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, America, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ad Friendly, Chasten, Pete, Farias, Bert Farias, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Pete Chasten


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


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


This Miami gay man kissed his date goodnight. Then the pair got shot.

Clive Khouri Miami police are searching for several suspects accused of shooting a pair of gay men while the pair kissed in a car. The victim says they were targeted for being gay. Clive Khouri told ABC News that he and his date kissed in his car on Tuesday night when several men drove by on ATV vehicles. The trio then opened fire on the gay couple, hitting both men as well as a passer-by. The woman who happened on the scene, a neighbor named Shankeka Jefferson, also happens to be queer. Rela...
Tags: Feature, Florida, Life, Lifestyle, Miami, Hate Crime, Abc News, Ad Friendly, Jefferson, ATV, Khouri, Clive Khouri, Shankeka Jefferson


Are bathhouses about to make a comeback?

The city of San Francisco will consider revoking a 1980s law that banned bathhouses in the city. In the 1970s, bathhouses acted as magnets for gay men, both to meet other singles and to experience music, dancing and social time. That changed with the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, which prompted major cities like New York and San Francisco to shutter the popular gay bathing spots. Laws required the removal of private rooms and video booths, as well as to have a “monitor” on-site to make sure nobody ...
Tags: Feature, New York, Life, Aids, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Bay, Ad Friendly, Bathhouses, Raphael Mandelman, Mandelman


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


10 images of stunning Northern Ireland to celebrate the arrival of marriage equality

Northern Ireland was the last major territory of the United Kingdom to legislate for equal marriage, and it held its first same-sex wedding yesterday.
Tags: Feature, Marriage, Lifestyle, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Marriage Equality, Ad Friendly, Gaycities Link, Queerty Ever After, Queerty Ever After News


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


Jussie Smollett hit with six new charges

A special prosecutor in Chicago has indicted actor Jussie Smollett on six new charges related to the faking of an alleged hate crime last year. Cook County prosecutors had dropped similar charges against the actor in March of last year. The court then appointed special prosecutor Dan Webb to investigate the circumstances of the attack. Webb has charged Smollett with six felony counts of disorderly conduct related to false statements the actor gave to police. Smollett, known for his role on the ...
Tags: Google, Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Chicago, Fox, Hate Crime, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Jussie Smollett, Cook County, Webb, Dan Webb, Smollett, Michael Toomin, Empire Cook County


This photographer shot an ad of a same-sex couple. Then the scary voicemails started…

Lacy Hillard Lacy Hillard, the proprietor of Wandering Elm Photography, has gone public with harassment claims. She says that she received a cryptic, threatening voicemail message after publishing a photograph of a same-sex couple. The Somerset, Kentucky-based photographer told local NBC affiliate LEX18 that’d she’d published the image as part of an ad in the local Money Saver publication–one of those mini newspapers chock full of coupons and ads. The image of the same-sex couple was one of s...
Tags: Facebook, Feature, Harassment, Nbc, Life, Lifestyle, Homophobia, Somerset, Ad Friendly, Hilliard, Somerset Kentucky, Hillard, Lacy Hillard, Wandering Elm Photography, Lacy Hillard Lacy Hillard


Man surprised by HIV diagnosis, assumed it’s a ‘young person’s illness’

A man in Britain who discovered he tested HIV+ while undergoing treatment for appendicitis has said he never feared the disease as HIV is a “young person’s illness.” The Daily Mail reports that the patient, identified only as “Ashley,” said he never used condoms as he only had sex with older women, who cannot get pregnant. “Over-50s, people who’ve come out of divorce, or marriage, they think they’re safe,” Ashley said in a BBC interview. “Because nobody can get pregnant anymore, ‘there’s no dan...
Tags: Feature, Life, Hiv, Lifestyle, Bbc, Britain, The Daily Mail, Ad Friendly, Ashley, Prepared


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


They attacked patrons in a Dallas gay bar. Now police need help to identify the suspects.

Dallas police have made a public plea in hopes of finding two unidentified men who attacked patrons at a gay bar. Law enforcement is treating the incident as a hate crime. Cameras caught the fight at the Liquid Zoo Bar & Grill on February 2. The two men entered the bar and began harassing patrons by yelling homophobic slurs. Bartenders tried to escort the pair from the premises. The two men resisted, and began throwing punches. “It was kind of nightmarish because you never know what’s going to ...
Tags: Feature, Cbs News, Life, Lifestyle, Dallas, Hate Crime, Ad Friendly, Liquid Zoo, Liquid Zoo Bar Grill, Ronnie Mikyles, Dallas Cameras, Ronnie Mikyales, Mikyles


Check out the gorgeous pics of these gorgeous men who went to Puerto Rico

GayCities continues its "How are things in..." series, exploring destinations that have faced hardships. Today's post is about Puerto Rico, the gay capital of The Caribbean, where the beaches are absolutely beautiful, and the island is welcoming visitors once again.
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Evergreen, Pics, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Vieques, How are things in


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



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