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American theater giant Terrance McNally dies of coronavirus complications

Acclaimed playwright and librettist Terrance McNally has died at a hospital in Sarasota, Florida from complications due to coronavirus. He was 81. His publicist, Matt Polk, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. McNally suffered from lung cancer since the late ’90s, which caused him to lose portions of both lungs. Coronavirus causes severe respiratory issues. McNally is survived by his husband, the Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and former HIV/AIDS activist, Tom Kirdahy. AdBridg.c...
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Daily Dose: A team of hot peaches to sweeten the day

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 Sporty: A League of their Own What can we say about this enduring feel-good comedy from 1992? Geena Davis and out-lesbian Lori Petty star as a pair of sis...
Tags: Feature, Geena Davis, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Tom Hanks, Davis, Madonna, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Petty, Jon Lovitz, Daily Dose, Lori Petty, A League of Their Own, Rockford Peaches, Queerantined


Todrick Hall calls Kim Kardashian a ‘stubborn little queef’ in sprawling rant

Todrick Hall did not hold back as he took Kim Kardashian to task over the freshly rehashed Taylor Swift/Kanye drama. To recap… On Monday, the hashtag #KimKardashianIsOverParty started trending when a new video of a 2016 phone call between Swift and Kanye was leaked online. In the four-year-old video, Kanye asks Swift’s permission to use her name provocatively in a new song. When the song was released, Swift said she felt violated, and Kim Kardashian posted an edited clip of the phone call video...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Kanye West, Kardashian, Kim, Taylor, Swift, Hall, Kanye, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Kris, Todrick Hall


He only sleeps with straight dudes and here’s why

In an anonymously-penned essay for The Guardian’s weekly column “My Life in Sex”, a gay explains why he’s only interested in having sex with his husband… and straight dudes. “T here have always been men who have sex with other men, but don’t consider themselves gay or even bisexual,” the man writes. “I should know; I’ve been sleeping with them since my schooldays.” Obviously, this is nothing new. There have been countless books, studies, and academic articles written in recent years about st...
Tags: Sex, Life, Relationships, Lifestyle, Gay, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Straight, MFF, Hooking Up, Open Marriage


It took a gay man to make the ultimate ’80s kid fantasy. Todd Holland on the magic of ‘The Wizard’

Todd Holland with Fred Savage, Jenny Lewis & Luke Edwards on the set of ‘The Wizard’ Who’d have thought it would take a gay man to make the ultimate ’80s child fantasy? The man in question is Todd Holland, and the fantasy is the cult movie The Wizard. Though it scored mediocre reviews and died a quick death at the box office in 1989, the movie found a second life on home video and television. The film stars Fred Savage–the child actor of the moment thanks to his work on The Wonder Years–as Co...
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Actor Daniel Newman details horrific ER visit after checking in for suspected COVID-19

Actor Daniel Newman knows a thing or two about surviving an apocalypse after playing Daniel on The Walking Dead for three seasons. But he says no amount of zombies and other fictional invaders prepared him for the grim realities of coronavirus. Over the weekend, Newman, who came out as bisexual in 2017, published an op-ed in the New York Times about his recent experience going to the ER for what he suspects was COVID-19. The 38-year-old believes be may have contracted the virus when he was in A...
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Yes, ‘Drag Race’ has edited Sherry Pie out of Season 12. Kinda.

The fallout over allegations of misconduct by RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant  Joey Gugliemelli–also known as Sherry Pie–continue. Though Drag Race producers have announced that Sherry Pie has been disqualified and will not return for the season-end reunion episodes, Sherry has continued to appear in the season, which was filmed before the charges of sexual exploitation emerged. Now fans of the show on Reddit have uncovered evidence that said filmed episodes have undergone hasty reedits to minimi...
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People are coming out of the woodwork to accuse Ellen Degeneres of ‘mean’ behavior

Ellen Degeneres has built a brand around projecting kindness, but rumors have long swirled that in real life, it’s a different story. A recent Twitter thread is dredging up accusations that the bubbly, uplifting TV personality is just that — a TV personality. “Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about!” tweeted former Ellen employee Kevin T. Porter. He continued: “She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive. AdBridg.cmd.push(function(...
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WATCH: Madonna calls COVID-19 ‘the great equalizer’ in bizarre, deleted bathtub video

What to do when you’re all cooped up… Sing into your hairbrush about fried fish? Absolutely. Wax poetic from the bathtub about how “terrible,” but also “great,” the coronavirus is? Hmm that’s a tough one. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); Madonna, like millions of other humans, is experiencing some cabin fever. You can see that in full effect from this bathroom rendering of “Vogue” about eating fried fish, and we’re here for it: ...
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In the midst of a pandemic, will the FDA finally lift the gay blood ban?

(Image: Center for Disease Control) As the COVID-19 crisis rages on and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams begs citizens to donate blood to alleviate a growing need, LGBTQ activists have once again called on the FDA to lift a years-old ban on gay men from donating. In the midst of the calls for more blood donors, GLAAD spokesperson Sarah Kate Ellis took the community’s frustration to Twitter, saying “The antiquated ban that still prevents gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men fro...
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Tarotscopes That Slay: New moon in Aries

I am writing this to you from my at-home sanctuary that my husband and I lovingly call the “spirit room”. It’s just the second bedroom in our tiny two-bedroom Los Angeles bungalow but it’s also a vortex for healing and love. I am gazing out the window at the bougainvillea in full bloom, creeping along the dark green fence that separates me from my neighbor. If I lean a little to the left I can see the giant cactus that I planted from a trimming my friend Michelle gave me years ago. The sky is a...
Tags: Justice, Life, India, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Earth, Egypt, Hawaii, Truth, Horoscopes, Libra, Aries, Astrology, Pisces, Van Gogh, Ad Friendly


Eight men arrested for hosting drug-fuelled sex party during lockdown

(Photo: Valeria Everett, via CC-by-2.0) Police in Spain arrested eight men hosting a sex party last Friday night in a privately-rented apartment in Barcelona. The men have all been arrested on drug-related charges. After Italy, Spain is the worst affected country in Europe for the coronavirus. The country has been in lockdown since last week, with most residents only allowed to leave their homes when absolutely essential. According to El Pais, someone who was invited to attend called an emer...
Tags: Europe, Cdc, Drugs, Cc, Life, Lifestyle, Spain, Barcelona, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Orgy, El Pais, Italy Spain, Valeria Everett


Rhea Litre found a way to keep performing during the COVID-19 lockdown

Nobody can keep a good queen down. For proof, look no further than Rhea Litre, fixture of the West Hollywood drag scene. In a time of global pandemic–in which bars and clubs have shuttered, thus depriving drag queens of their audiences and livelihoods–Litre refuses to admit defeat. Last week, she launched #QuarantineQueen, a new, online drag show that puts drag artists back to work, and gives their audiences something to look forward to. Litre has assembled a broad spectrum of queens and taken ...
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WATCH: Max Emerson and Andrés Camilo have turned their quarantine into a web series

At some point in the future there will be some fascinating documentaries about how the world adjusted to life under the threat of COVID-19. Until then, we’re all watching it in real time as folks take to social media to document their isolation. So. Many. Shirtless. Workouts. YouTuber Max Emerson and his boyfriend, Andrés Camilo, have decided to experiment with turning their experience of isolated cohabitation into a web series. Check out the first episode of Isolation Station below — new episo...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Web Series, Max Emerson, Andrés Camilo, Coronavirus, COVID, Brian Jordan Alvarez Drew Droege


Daily Dose: The queer rockfest that brought back musical movies, just when we need to wig out

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 Origin of Love: Hedwig & the Angry Inch One week into total lockdown, and we need comfort food. What better to dish up than John Cameron Mitchell’s semina...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell, Hulu, Mitchell, Ad Friendly, Queerty, East Germany, Daily Dose, Queerantined, Tommy Gnosis Michael Pitt


People are really confused about whether or not this reality star just came out as bisexual

View this post on Instagram “Caption this” .. .. .. #90dayfiance #sojaboy #tlc A post shared by S O J A B O Y?? (@officialsojaboy) on Mar 9, 2020 at 4:11pm PDT Nigerian rapper Usman Umar currently appears on TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé, where he’s navigating a relationship with Lisa “Babygirl” Hamme. During a recent Q&A with fans on Instagram, Umar left everyone scratching their heads when he seemed to c...
Tags: Instagram, Life, Nigeria, Lifestyle, Confusion, Sexuality, Tlc, Bisexual, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Lisa, Umar, Soulja Boy, 90 Day Fiancé, Usman Umar


PHOTOS: Harry Styles shows off his gay sex shirt

Harry Styles has received his fair share of queerbaiting criticism, but we’re still giving his recent fashion choice a definitive “toot.” While doing an interview with a New Zealand news outlet, the journalist noticed the shirt underneath Styles’ outer layers. He asked the former One Direction member about it, and Styles gladly pulled his button-down open to reveal the full shirt. Related: Keith Haring’s greatest erotic masterpiece is hidden in an old men’s room in NYC AdBridg.cmd.push(functio...
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Photos of Andrew Gillum nude at overdose scene leak online

Andrew Gillum (Photo: YouTube) Embattled former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum can’t seem to catch a break. Following a scandal involving a male prostitute and a friend overdosing, Gillum checked into rehab. Now photos of the crime scene have leaked, including one of Gillum nude. The photos–leaked on both Instagram and in the British newspaper The Daily Mail–show the hotel room stocked with bags of white powder and prescription pills. The powder is said to be cocaine or crystal...
Tags: Feature, Florida, Politics, Meth, Lifestyle, Miami, The Daily Mail, Dyson, Ad Friendly, Miami Beach Police, Gillum, Ernesto Rodriguez, Maimi, Andrew Gillum, Travis Dyson, Maimi Beach


A&F cuts ties with gay plus-size model Michael McCauley over racist social media posts

(Photo: Abercrombie & Fitch) Abercrombie & Fitch says it’s no longer working with gay plus-size model Michael McCauley after problematic social media posts he wrote resurfaced on Twitter just as he was being profiled in the company’s new ad campaign about inclusiveness. Quick backstory: Queerty ran an interview with McCauley earlier this month during which he touted the importance of diverse representation. Shortly after the interview published, however, a number of racist social media posts ...
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Hobby Lobby forces staff to work during coronavirus after CEO’s wife receives message from God

As more and more major retailers across the nation temporarily close their doors in an effort to protect their employees’ health and control the spread of coronavirus, Christian crafting superstore Hobby Lobby is conducting business as usual. Last week, Hobby Lobby managers received a memo from CEO David Green informing them that all stores must remain open because his wife, Barbara, who he describes as a “prayer warrior,” spoke to God and he told her he’s got everything under control. “In her ...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Green, Jesus, David Green, Hobby Lobby, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Barbara, Margaret Court, Towanda, Coronavirus


Nyle DiMarco probably has COVID-19. Here’s what he wants you to know.

Nyle DiMarco has announced he’s recovering from what he suspects is COVID-19. He says he’s not seeking a test because of the limited number that are available. DiMarco, 30, who is deaf, posted a video in American Sign Language urging others who are experiencing mild symptoms to be “mindful of sick patients that need to get tested more than you do.” In the accompanying caption, the America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars winner shares that he’s been self-isolating ever since coming d...
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Miley Cyrus left her church when she witnessed it harming gay people

Popstar Miley Cyrus has gotten candid in a new interview, opening up about her own struggles with faith. The 27-year-old singer also revealed that she left her church over its treatment of LGBTQ Christians. “I was also brought up in the church in Tennessee at a time in the 90s, so it was a less accepting time with all that,” Cyrus said on an Instagram live broadcast of Bright Minded March 20. “I had some gay friends in school. The reason why I left my church is that they weren’t being accepted....
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Antigay pastor buses in 1,825 people for church service, says Jesus will save us from coronavirus

A Louisiana pastor is facing intense criticism after he disregarded emergency state restrictions on public gatherings of over 50 people by holding a Sunday morning service for nearly 2,000 people. Pastor Tony Spell is the leader of the Life Tabernacle Church where he regularly preaches about the evils of homosexuality and speaks in tongues. Over the weekend, Spell bused in over 1,800 people from around the Baton Rouge area to attend his Sunday morning service. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdB...
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Grindr quarantine story is restoring some people’s faith in humanity

A story about the support a man found via Grindr, while self-isolating himself, has prompted a huge amount of comment on social media. The Facebook page and website, Humans of New York, is sharing #quarantinestories. One posted on Friday came from a Grindr user in Minnesota who is awaiting his test results for COVID-19. “It started with a heavy chest,” he began. “Then I began to have a fever and dry cough. They’re doing car tests in Minnesota, but I didn’t have a car. So I ended up walking to t...
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Andy Cohen tests positive for coronavirus

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Andy Cohen (@bravoandy) on Mar 20, 2020 at 3:03pm PDT TV host Andy Cohen revealed Friday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. In an Instagram posting, he said, “After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home,...
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The Daily Dose: A story of gay romance and mystery in the city of dreams

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 Surreal: Mulholland Dr. Who’d have thought that David Lynch’s 2001 surrealist masterpiece would also become one of the most overlooked queer films of all ...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, David Lynch, Naomi Watts, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Watts, Betty, Daily Dose, Mulholland Dr, Robert Forester, Queerantined, Rita Laura Elena Harring, Justin Theroux Ann Miller Dan Heyda


Gay guys sound off on hooking up during the coronavirus crisis

Amid the coronavirus outbreak and GLAAD’s warning that LGBTQ+ communities are “particularly vulnerable to the negative health effects of this virus,” gay culture is hitting the pause button. DragCon has been called off, Los Angeles Pride has been postponed, and at least one gay sauna is refusing anyone too “hot,” temperature-wise. But what about hookups? “Serious question: Are you guys hooking up on the apps, business as usual, or are you cutting back because of corona?” a Reddit user recently ...
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Reddit remembers the time Fox News mistook lesbian brides for a hetero couple

It’s been years since Fox News swapped out the image accompanying a 2013 op-ed about traditional gender roles, but the Internet will never forget that the conservative outlet originally posted a photo of two lesbians on their wedding day. Related: Fox News analyst accidentally reveals adult browsing habits in screenshot gone wrong A Reddit user just reminded all of us about the gaffe, adding this post to the r/actuallesbians subreddit on Saturday, March 7. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Alaska, Reddit, Fox News, Empire State Building, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Phyllis Schlafly, Suzanne Venker, Venker, Lesbian Couple, Stephanie Figarelle, Lela McArthur


Trans man gets ‘brilliant’ show of support from Catholic college after coming out

You don’t necessarily connote Catholicism with LGBTQ+ allyship, but a British 20-year-old said he got an upswell of support from his Catholic college after he came out as transgender. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Ben Hodge explained that he identified as non-binary earlier in life but came out as transgender around the time he started his sixth form year at Carmel College. Related: Roomies surprise trans woman with the most touching gift one day after she comes out AdBridg.cmd.push(function...
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Gay poet vows to continue one poem until he dies, redefining endless love

A finite version of Alex Dimitrov’s poem “Love” appeared in the January/February issue of The American Poetry Review. But Dimitrov, a gay poet who also co-writes the popular Astro Poets Twitter account, wants to continue the poem for decades to come. “Once I started, I never wanted to finish,” he recently told PinkNews. “Of course, I had to because it was going to be published. And then one night I thought to myself, well, isn’t that why we have Twitter? The poem could continue indefinitely.” ...
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