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Jim Parsons spills on how growing up in a homophobic culture impacted his life

Jim Parsons as agent Henry Willson in Netlfix show, Hollywood (Photo: Netflix) “I realized that being gay and growing up around people and in a culture where that wasn’t celebrated – where it was reviled, in many ways – had an impact on me. Happy as I am, I’m still working out the fear I grew up with: that by revealing who I really am, I will somehow lose the love of the people who are important to me. This story wasn’t a direct reflection of my time, and things have changed rapidly for ga...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Jim Parsons, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Parsons, In Quotes, Netlfix, The Boys in the Band, Henry Willson


Cynthia Nixon blasts JK Rowling over transphobia: “It was really painful”

Cynthia Nixon, JK Rowling. Via Wikimedia Commons Sex and the City star and former New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has publicly slammed Harry Potter author JK Rowling over Rowling’s ongoing attacks on transgender people. Nixon, who identifies as a lesbian herself, spoke about the effect the author’s transphobic attacks had on Nixon’s 23-year-old transgender son, Samuel. “It was really painful for him because so much of his childhood was tied up with Harry Potter,” Nixon told The...
Tags: Feature, New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Broadway, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Transphobia, Ellen, Daniel Radcliffe, The Independent, Max, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Cynthia Nixon, Samuel


North Dakota councilwoman comes out in epic smackdown of a homophobe

Attendees of a city council meeting in the town of Minot, North Dakota got a show they didn’t anticipate last week, as councilwoman Carrie Evans came out of the closet during the meeting to push back against an angry homophobe. Minot had opted to raise a Pride Flag this month in celebration of the city’s queer residents. The flag was originally scheduled to run up the flagpole in June, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, raising the Pride Flag also triggered the town’s homo...
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, San Francisco, North Dakota, Evans, Seattle, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Minot, Walker, Minot North Dakota, Carrie Evans


WATCH: Michael Henry has a WAP problem

It seems like everybody has a renewed appreciation for hydration following the success of Cardi B.’s single “WAP.” Just ask comedian Michael Henry, who released a video on the subject. The new sketch finds Michael and friends Wilson & Pete planning to toilet paper a neighbor’s house, when a loud “squishy” noise gives them all pause. As the gang starts to extoll the virtues of their own WAPs, one friend runs off in disgrace. Though Wilson insists that he has a WAP, Michael and Pete know better. ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, WAP, Michael, Wilson, Queerty, Michael Henry, Pete, Cardi, Comedy Video, Wilson Pete


And now to brighten your day, here’s Matt Bomer stripping

Magic Mike Welcome to Screen Gems, Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch.our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch. The Aphrodisiac: Magic Mike Why did it take Hollywood so long to figure out that audiences enjoy seeing naked men as much as naked women? In 2012, they finally cracked the cipher. Magic Mike takes some of Tinseltown’s best-looking men–Ma...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Joe Manganiello, Lifestyle, Oscar, Steven Soderbergh, Magic Mike, Tampa, Queerty, Mike, Tinseltown, Tatum, Matt Bomer, Daily Dose


Relive the moment Ryan Phillippe’s butt became a star…along with Ryan Phillippe

Welcome to Screen Gems, Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch. The Kinky: Cruel Intentions How many 90s teens had their first sexual awakening whilst watching Cruel Intentions? Director Roger Kumble’s adaptation of the scandalous French novel Les Liaisons Dangerous updates the story of horny, scheming French aristocrats to horny, scheming overprivileged teens in a private school in Manhattan. Ryan Phillippe st...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Manhattan, Phillippe, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Blair, Sebastian, Kathryn, Ryan Phillippe, Annette, Christine Baranski, Witherspoon, Gellar, Cruel Intentions


Paul Rudnick takes on Trump lovers in ‘Coastal Elites:’ “They seem terribly upset all the time”

Dan Levy in ‘Coastal Elites’ Via YouTube Screenshot We guarantee that even if you don’t know the name Paul Rudnick, you’ve probably quoted him before. The New Jersey-born humorist/playwright/screenwriter first made a splash with the Broadway comedy I Hate Hamlet. His subsequent off-Broadway play, Jeffery, announced him as a major talent on the rise. It also proved wildly controversial, as one of the first (and to date, only) comedies to take on the AIDS crisis. Rudnick migrated to Hollywood t...
Tags: Feature, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Entertainment, California, Lifestyle, New Jersey, Broadway, Nora Ephron, Quentin Tarantino, Bette Midler, Jay, Sarah Paulson, Ad Friendly, Queerty


‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Boys’ & Timothee Chalamet conquer: Check out the Queerty Fall Entertainment Preview

The Boys in the Band Is this damn pandemic over yet? Thank goodness for movies and TV, which have helped us keep sane during this ongoing period of lockdown and social distancing. In some cases, they’ve replaced actual humans as our friends and lovers. No, we’re not going to elaborate on that one. With Fall officially here and the holiday season creeping ever closer, we anticipate meeting up with a group of returning friends, and a few new ones to boot. From epic sci-fi to over-the-top horror...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Stephen King, Lifestyle, Netflix, House, Aol, Broadway, Maxwell, James Bond, Diana, Cbs, Daniel Craig, Victoria, Hulu, Sarah Paulson


Meet the South Dakota swimmer who pushed back against homophobia to become Homecoming King

View this post on Instagram It sure took long enough, but nonetheless, I am SO happy he is coming to swim for the YOTES next fall!!!! Welcome to the yote fam ??? #doubletrouble A post shared by Josh Sorbe (@joshsorbe) on Apr 9, 2018 at 3:05pm PDT Meet Josh Sorbe, the 23-year-old swimming champion for the University of South Dakota. Sorbe captained the school’s Division 1 swim team his senior year...
Tags: Feature, Life, Stanford, Lifestyle, South Dakota, Athletes, Coming Out, Queerty, Coyote, University of South Dakota, South Dakotans, University of South Dakota Coyotes, Josh Sorbe, University of South Dakota Sorbe, Sorbe, University of South Dakota Fortunately


Glittering evidence Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara might just conquer the world

We’re Here Welcome to the Weekend Binge. Every Friday, we’ll suggest a binge-able title designed to keep you from getting too stir crazy. Check back throughout the weekend for even more gloriously queer entertainment. The Uplifting: We’re Here Fans and non-fans of Drag Race take note: though the new HBO series We’re Here features three alumni of the beloved drag competition, do not expect tantrums and epic throwing of shade. We’re Here stars Shangela, Eureka O’Hara and Bob the Drag Queen. Eac...
Tags: Feature, Hbo, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bob, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Daily Dose, Shangela, Screen Gems, Eureka O'Hara, We're Here, Weekend Binge, Shangela Bob, Shangela Eureka O'Hara, Bob Eureka


After 37 years, this iconic LA gay nightclub is closing for good

Via Twitter Another landmark queer venue has just shuttered for good thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic: proprietors of the popular West Hollywood venue Rage have announced the club will not reopen when social distancing regulations lift. Opened in 1983, Rage built a following for its various theme nights including Musical Mondays, which operated around all show tune music, GAMboi, which catered to Asian men, and one of the few 18+ nights in the Los Angeles area. The venue also had a complete st...
Tags: Facebook, Feature, Life, La, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Rage, Ad Friendly, Queerty, West Hollywood, Gay Bars, Overstreet, WEHOville, Flaming Saddles, COVID-19, Ron Madril


Not content with harassing queer adults, Putin is now targeting kids

Via Wikimedia Commons More disturbing news from Russia: the Putin government has ordered teachers in St. Petersberg to monitor and identify queer students via social media accounts. The government has also demanded all the personal information of said students be turned over to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for punishment. The Russian activist organization LGBT Network released a statement this week following the acquisition of emails to teachers from government agencies. In the emails, te...
Tags: Feature, Putin, Life, Russia, Lifestyle, Homophobia, Chechnya, St Petersberg, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Svetlana Zakharova, LGBT Network, Gay Purges, Alexander Belik, Ural State University of Economics


Guess which X-Men character just came out of the closet…

Marvel comics has just made an announcement after 40 years of speculation: the beloved X-Men character Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat is bisexual. Kitty (or Kate, as she currently prefers) came out in Mauraduers #12 when fans spotted her sharing a kiss with a female tattoo artist. The kiss ended four decades of speculation by fans, who often commented that Kitty seemed to have more than just a passing interest in some of her female teammates. Related: Will Colton Haynes play the gay Iceman in the upcomi...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Lgbtq, Ellen Page, Kate, X-men, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rachel, Kitty, Clermont, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers, Kitty Pride


Matt Bomer says coming out “cost me certain things in my career”

Bomer on ‘Glee’ Actor Matt Bomer, known for his roles in White Colar, American Horror Story and Magic Mike, among others, just got unusually candid when discussing the effect coming out as gay had on his career. In short, he admits that it did damage him in some ways. While discussing his role in The Boys in the Band with Attitude, Bomer detailed how opportunities for openly-queer actors have changed in recent years. Bomer came out in 2012, revealing that he’d married his husband Simon Halls ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Broadway, Magic Mike, Coming Out, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Matt Bomer, Simon Halls, Bomer, Boys In The Band


Send Pics: ripping, brutal, amazing novel about teens, sextortion, revenge and justice

Nikki and her friends have a reputation as the "ice queens" of Jonesville High, but their demeanor is a form of group defense against the school, dominated as it is by a cultish group of teen wrestlers whose single regional win five years before is still the pride of the school and the rich suburban parents who dominate the school board. Suze is the new kid, a girl whose academic nomad parents raised her in exotic places, whose worldly independence marks her out as different from anyone els...
Tags: Reviews, Feature, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, Kids, Parenting, Sex, Ya, Roofies, Marcus, Nikki, McLaughlin, Sextortion, DeShawn, Suze


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...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, David Mamet, Eartha Kitt, Ad Friendly, Queerty, David Spade, Kitt, Daily Dose, Yzma, Queerantined, The Emperor's New Groove, Pacha John Goodman, Amazon Disney YouTube VUDU


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...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Battlestar Galactica, George W Bush, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Bush, Galactica, Mankind, Edward James Olmos, Amazon YouTube, Daily Dose, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Queerantined


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...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Armie Hammer, Ad Friendly, Luca Guadagnino, Guadagnino, André Aciman, Timothee Chalamet, James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name 2, COVID-19


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...
Tags: Feature, Instagram, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Chicago, Broadway, James Bond, Jim Carrey, Jack, Ad Friendly, Sean Hayes, Grey Gardens, Susan, Larry, Goodman Theatre, Margot


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...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, US, Lifestyle, Moscow, Lindsay Lohan, Ali, Ad Friendly, LOHAN, Back To Me


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
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Las Vegas, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Zumanity, Coronavirus


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...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Instagram, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Jordan, Betty White, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Leslie Jordan, Daily Dose, Dale Dickey, COVID, Queerantiened, Southern Baptist Sissies


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...
Tags: Feature, New York, Life, New York City, Lifestyle, Toronto, Transgender, Bill De Blasio, Hate Crime, De Blasio, New York Daily News, Ad Friendly, East Harlem, Lexi, Bill DeBlasio, Harlem River Park


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...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Entertainment, Youtube, Lifestyle, Jack, Patricia Clarkson, Allison Janney, Young, Lime, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Sean Hayes, Compton, Uniform, Susan


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...
Tags: Feature, Cats, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Seth Rogan, Rian Johnson, The Butthole Cut, Jennifer Hudson Sir Ian McKellen


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...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bell, Brittany, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jillian Bell, Daily Dose, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Queerantined, Paul Downs Colazzio, Catherine Michela Watkins, Seth Micah Stock, New York City Marathon Brittany, Colazzio


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...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nas, Ad Friendly, Troye Sivan, Old Town Road, April Fools, Lil Nas X


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 ...
Tags: Feature, France, Life, Israel, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Conservative, David, United States, Marseilles, Bordeaux, Ad Friendly, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Steyn, Meir Mazuz, Rick Wiles


Antigay Liberty University reopens despite warnings. Now students face COVID-19 outbreak.

Having ignored the warnings of medical experts–including its own on-campus doctor–a reopened Liberty University now faces a massive outbreak of the coronavirus. The notoriously homophobic university set off a media sensation last week when it announced it would reopen, even as the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in the US. Approximately 5,000 students attend Liberty University. Now The New York Times reports that an outbreak of the virus has already taken hold on the campus. At least a doz...
Tags: Feature, Life, US, Lifestyle, Liberty, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Liberty University, Falwell, Fox Friends, Jr, Mueller, Jerry Fallwell Jr, Eppes


Group that set up mobile hospital in Central Park wants volunteers to oppose gay marriage

With New York City struggling to keep up with the outbreak of coronavirus, a new mobile hospital has opened in Central Park to treat overflow patients from Mt. Saini hospital. The catch: the tent hospital is operated by notorious homophobe Franklin Graham. Graham, the son of televangelist Billy Graham, has a long history of anti-queer rhetoric and activities, including defending conversion therapy and personal attacks on former Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Graham also helped propagate...
Tags: Feature, Vladimir Putin, Life, New York City, Lifestyle, Barack Obama, Brooklyn, Graham, Lgbtq, Meyer, Central Park, Ad Friendly, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Samaritan, Brad Hoylman



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