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‘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 ...
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WATCH: Wendy Williams fights back tears apologizing to LGBTQ viewers

Wendy Williams did not mean to offend her LGBTQ+ community. We know this because she posted a video in which she states: “I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community on yesterday’s show.” On the Thursday show, Williams spoke to her audience about ‘Galentine’s Day’, the Valentine’s alternative from Parks & Recreation where a group of women celebrates one another’s friendship instead of romantic pairings. She went a bit off-topic when male audience members applauded. AdBridg.cmd.push(function()...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Williams, Wendy Williams, Cher, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Parks Recreation, Wendy Williams Show

Sam Smith serves up gorgeous new ballad and details of third album

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sam Smith (@samsmith) on Feb 10, 2020 at 7:11am PST Sam Smith has dropped their latest track and revealed the release date of their new album. On their social media channels yesterday, they posted an image – presumably cover art – with the message: “My THIRD album TO DIE FOR is yours May 1st!!!! You can preorder tomorrow. “I‘m more proud of this album than...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sam Smith, Sydney, Smith, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Mardi Gras, Donna Summer, To Die For

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   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. 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

Wendy Williams pisses off gay fans with latest hot take

Gender-fluid fashion has become a staple on red carpets thanks to daring looks from the likes of Billy Porter and Jonathan Van Ness, but Wendy Williams apparently wants it to stop. The talk show host has come under fire (once again) for one of her patented hot takes, this time opposing the trend of men exploring traditionally female styles. Speaking to her audience about ‘Galentine’s Day’, the Valentine’s alternative from Parks & Recreation where a group of women celebrates one another’s friend...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Williams, Wendy Williams, Cher, Jason, Sarah, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Wendy, Billy Porter, Jay Jay, Parks Recreation, Wendy Williams Show, Zaya, Wendy You

VOTE: These game changers are shaking things up in the best way possible

You decide the winner, so vote for your favorite once a day until February 21st!
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CNN anchor rips into homophobe on live TV

CNN host Jim Sciutto was not having any of conservative pundit Ben Ferguson’s homophobic nonsense when he appeared on his show this week. While talking about Rush Limbaugh’s recent remarks on Pete Buttigieg’s sexual orientation, Ferguson defended the right-wing radio host by implying Buttigieg’s “masculinity” was inferior to Donald Trump’s. “I don’t think it matters that he’s gay,” said Ferguson. “I think that the thing that you are talking about here is two different issues. One, is anyone goi...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Ferguson, Homophobia, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Poppy Harlow, Ben, Pete, Rush Limbaugh, Jim Sciutto, Ben Ferguson

RuPaul says the “drag fun ended” when he got famous

“When I got famous, that’s when the drag fun ended for me, honestly. I couldn’t terrorize y’all’s neighborhoods anymore because I became the face of drag! I’ve always been ambitious and I’ve always liked to look under the hood to see how things actually worked. So I knew that if I was was going to do drag and make it above 14th Street so to speak, I had to calculate the image. What I did was I had one part Dolly Parton to two parts Cher, one part David Bowie and a big heaping spoonful of Dian...
Tags: Lifestyle, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Seth Myers, Dragaholic, Rupaul's Drag Race, Rupaul, In Quotes, Betty, 14th Street, Late Night With Seth Myers, Joe Beercan

More than 50 closeted business execs from the same city fell victim to the same Grindr scheme

Dozens of closeted male business executives, including several CEOs from top international companies, have reportedly fallen victim to a sophisticated Grindr scheme, police say. According to the Hindustan Times, the men live in Delhi NCR, which has a population of approximately 46 million people. Many of the men are married with children and are not out to their families. Police say a gang of six men ran a months-long operation in which they would target these men on Grindr. After chatting for ...
Tags: Crime, Life, India, Lifestyle, Delhi, Scam, Grindr, Hindustan Times, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Delhi NCR, Akil, Gurugram, Muhammad Akil

Chaos erupts inside Virginia Legislature as psycho pastor rails against gay people in opening prayer

Chaos erupted inside the Virginia State Legislature this week when a local pastor unleashed a seven-minute homophobic diatribe on the House floor. Rev. Robert Grant Jr. of the Father’s Way Church in Warrenton, Virginia was invited to give the opening prayer for the legislative session. Generally speaking, the ceremonial prayer is meant to be nonpolitical and appeal to a broad number of faiths and backgrounds. Evidently, Grant didn’t get that memo. Or, rather, he just didn’t care. AdBridg.cmd.p...
Tags: Politics, Virginia, Lifestyle, House, Homophobia, Grant, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Virginia Legislature, Warrenton Virginia, Virginia State Legislature, Rev Robert Grant Jr, Father 's Way Church, House Eileen Filler Corn, Pledge of Allegiance Grant

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

WATCH: Trailer for Pete Davidson’s Netflix special is all about the gays

Pete Davidson finally got his own Netflix comedy special and the trailer is very gay-focused. We have to assume Davidson tackles subjects other than his gay friends over the course of the show, but you sure wouldn’t know it by watching the minute-long promo. Related: Pete Davidson says he used to pleasure himself to Leonardo DiCaprio AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Alive From New York will premiere February 25 on the streaming service, but you can ...
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How not to invite someone over for a hookup via Grindr

As we approach Valentine’s Day, now seems as good a time as any to remind everyone to be kind and respectful to others online. A Twitter user has prompted many comments after sharing a Grindr message he received. The man messaging him was inviting him over for sex. However, it was how the invitation was worded that has prompted raised eyebrows. Danny Whitehead (@danielswhi) is based in Scunthorpe in England. On Sunday, the 35-year-old was hanging out with a friend in a hotel. They both received...
Tags: England, London, Life, Lifestyle, Nottingham, Hull, Grindr, Scunthorpe, Helsinki, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Danny, Blocked, Danny Whitehead

Man sues employer over Kylie Minogue impersonator causing “psychological injury”

The real Kylie Minogue (Photo: Raph_PH, licensed via CC-by-2.0) A man in Australia is suing his former employer for AUS$800,000 (approx. $540,000), saying he was cajoled into taking part in a stage show at a work event that caused him to be humiliated. He says the incident caused him “nervous shock and psychological injury.” According to The Age, Ian Richard Billington, 47, is a former business manager for Sussan, a women’s fashion label. The event, in August 2015, was an awards ceremony duri...
Tags: Australia, Cc, Life, Lifestyle, Kylie Minogue, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Kylie, Billington, Sussan, Ian Richard Billington, Creswick Victoria

VOTE: Which podcast kept you listening all year long?

You decide the winner, so vote for your favorite once a day until February 21st!
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Man told his dead husband’s healthy organs are too gay for donation

View this post on Instagram I’m broken. As many of you now know, my husband Sean passed away friday night. Some of you in the inner circle I was able to reach via phone to try to let you know what happened before it spread across social media. For those I couldn’t reach to tell myself I’m sorry. I’m still trying to put together the events of that night. After coming home from work Friday night I found Sea...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, America, Fda, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Organ Donor, Tom, Sean, U S Public Health Service, HBV, Sean Reinert

Wife recalls fateful day her husband said “I’m gay” and told her he was leaving for his “friend”

Janine Cole thought her life was perfect. She was happily married for over 20 years to her husband, Mike, with whom she had three beautiful children. Then three years ago, it all came crashing down. One morning at the breakfast table, Mike looked up at her and said: “I’m gay.” “I’d feared this day would come and some part of me knew it would, as we had spent the past two years on an emotional roller coaster incorporating his emerging attraction to men into our marriage,” she writes in a powerfu...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Life, Lifestyle, Struggle, Coming Out, Metro, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Mike, Janine, Janine Cole

Dad’s unfortunate response to son coming out could leave him alone and bitter forever

Learning to accept an LGBTQ family member can still be a process for many people, but one dad would be wise to speed up his timeline if he wants to keep his family. Writing into the popular advice column Dear Abby, “Supportive Mom in New York” opens up about her less-than-supportive husband who’s been acting like a toddler in a temper tantrum ever since their son, “Greg,” came out. Related: Advice columnist shuts down straight guy complaining about flirty gay friend AdBridg.cmd.push(function()...
Tags: Family, New York, Life, Lifestyle, Wedding, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Greg, Abby

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds takes his fight for LGBTQ rights all the way to Capitol Hill

Dan Reynolds just upped his ally game tenfold. The Imagine Dragons frontman recently took a trip to Washington, D.C., where he met with lawmakers about banning conversion therapy nationwide once and for all. Reynolds was joined by Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn and RuPaul‘s Drag Race’s Carmen Carrera. The trio met with several lawmakers, including Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and Rep. Ted Lieu, a Vice-Chair of the Equality Caucus, at the U.S. Capitol t...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Virginia, Lifestyle, Mormon church, Capitol Hill, Lgbtq, Nancy Pelosi, Imagine Dragons, Carrera, Carmen Carrera, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Glenn, Rupaul, Reynolds

Young gay men unaware about HPV or that there’s a vaccine available

If there was a vaccine against HIV, you can be sure gay men would be rushing to get vaccinated. However, despite there being a vaccination available for HPV, it turns out many young, gay and bisexual men don’t know about it or the viral infection it fights. That’s the findings from a new study by researchers at Rutgers University, published in the Journal of Community Health. HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. There are several different types of HPV virus: some can cause warts and some can ...
Tags: Health, New York City, Lifestyle, HPV, Vaccine, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rutgers, Rutgers University, Perry, Journal of Community, Jessica Jaiswal, Halkitis Rutgers School of Public Health

Gay cop outed by ex-wife is shocked by right-wing colleague’s reaction

Mike Crumrine (Photo: I’m From Driftwood / Youtube) A gay cop has talked about the time he was outed and what happened afterward. It’s one of the latest video stories to be posted to I’m From Driftwood, the unique, online archive of LGBTI voices and experiences. Mike Crumrine is from San Antonio, Texas. In the mid-90s, Texas still enforced its “homosexual conduct law”, outlawing gay sex. Gay people could, and were, dismissed from their jobs if their employer found out about their sexuality. C...
Tags: Texas, Life, Lifestyle, San Antonio, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Semi-evergreen, Mike, Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas, LGBTI, Crumrine, Mike Crumrine, Lesbian Gay Peace Officers Association

VOTE: Which song deserves ‘Anthem of the Year’?

You decide the winner, so vote for your favorite once a day until February 21st!
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Man leaves all-male naked yoga class feeling “extremely sexual” and deeply confused

View this post on Instagram BENEFIT OF THE MONTH DEEPER BREATH = DEEPER CALM •••••••• You know breathing is the essence of all human life, but did you know that it's a natural pain killer? When you take time and practice deep breathing, your natural levels of cortisol – a stress hormone that creates hyper tension, high blood sugar and pressure, etc – decreases significantly. Allowing yourself space to br...
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WATCH: Why gays should be needy

Were you the best little kid in the world? Don’t wanna make any waves? Maybe rebelled from an early age and now don’t take any shit? Either way, pacifying or aggressing are two sides of the same defensive coin that stem from our own underlying fear that we’re not really worth caring about. Related: WATCH: What is “pretty privilege”? In a world where we learn both emotional needs and queerness are wrong, trying to find a nondefensive but strong voice to use for ourselves can seem impossible. Wat...
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Scandal brews after Trump admin. funds homophobic “Hookers for Jesus”

Attorney General Bill Barr. Via YouTube A new scandal has emerged on the horizon for the US Department of Justice. Reuters reports that internal complaints within the justice department itself have raised concern over a non-profit group receiving anti-human trafficking grant funds. The group in question: Hookers for Jesus. Yes, really. The Nevada-based group is run by Annie Lobert, a self-described “born again Christian” and human trafficking survivor. The group purports to aid trafficking vi...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Iowa, Jesus, Nevada, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Reuters, Annie Lobert, Lobert, BOB BARR, Trump Administration, Hookers For Jesus

Jameela Jamil reflects on the ‘insane,’ ‘perfect clusterf*ck’ of her coming-out

The controversy around her involvement in the voguing TV competition series Legendary made for a legendarily bad week for Jameela Jamil, it seems. The Good Place actress came out as queer on Twitter on February 5 amid criticism that the Legendary producers had enlisted an ostensibly straight, cisgender person for the judging panel. And in a February 10 Instagram post, she reflected on the fracas: Well. Last week was a perfect clusterf*ck. It was completely overwhelming. The sequence of events w...
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Complaints roll in over ‘offensive’ same-sex kiss on TV

The BBC’s “fortnightly report” of its complaint service showed that British television viewers filed a ton of quibbles between January 20 and February 2. 262 people complained about “inaccurate or irresponsible advice given on care for infants” on the show Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. 254 people objected to “footage of LeBron James shown in error during coverage of the death of Kobe Bryant” on BBC News. (Oof.) AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); And 111 peo...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bbc, BBC News, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Homophobia, Daily Star, Jack, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Lee, Marty, Holby City, Gay TV Characters, Shaheen Jafargholi

Farmer’s diary from 1810 shows he was more woke about homosexuality than many Americans today

A page of Tomlinson’s diary. Credit: The University of Oxford An English farmer who lived 200 years ago was more woke about homosexuality than many people today, according to an entry from his newly unearthed diary. Matthew Tomlinson was a farmer in West Yorkshire in Northern England. In January 1810, he heard about a naval surgeon who had been executed for sodomy and took to his journal to express why he thought criminalizing homosexuality was wrong. In England and Wales, homosexuality was p...
Tags: England, Wales, Life, Lifestyle, History, Homosexuality, West Yorkshire, University of Oxford, Farmer, Northern England, Diary, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Tomlinson, O'Keeffe, 19th Century

Karamo Brown launches skincare range specifically for bald men

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Karamo (@karamo) on Feb 5, 2019 at 8:36am PST Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown has launched a new skincare range for bald men. The presenter, who acts as the cultural expert on the hit Netflix show, announced the launch yesterday on his Instagram. “Excuse the puffy face,” he said at the start of the video, “ I was just crying tears of joy! Because I’m excited to a...
Tags: Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, Netflix, Philadelphia, Grooming, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Brown, Bald, Sean Spicer, Karamo Brown, Karamo, Queer Eye, Peter Ricci, Instagram Friends

He’s desperate to sleep with another man, there’s just one problem… How does he tell his wife?

A bisexual man says he’s “desperate” to have sex with another man, but he isn’t sure how to broach the subject with his wife, so he’s seeking advice from life guru Stoya over at Slate. “I knew I wasn’t straight for most of my life but have only had sex with one guy,” the 31-year-old writes. “[He was] an ostensibly straight friend in high school, and it was a secret on/off thing that involved a lot of cheating and eventually blew up our friendship and several others.” The man goes on to explain ...
Tags: Marriage, Sex, Life, Advice, Lifestyle, Bisexual, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Stoya

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