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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...
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Wilson Cruz calls straight actors playing LGBTQ roles “awards bait”

I think what an LGBTQ actor brings to an LGBTQ role is different; there’s just something innate and lived-in that comes across, but that’s not to say that a straight actor cannot give a powerful performance. What is worrisome to me is when a production will hire a straight actor to play that role because of some notion that because they’re a straight actor that it’s that much more difficult to take on this role. So it’s awards bait. These are our lives. These are experiences for a lot of peop...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, New Jersey, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes, Wilson Cruz

‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ actor on bringing steamy gay romance to mainstream America

“It’s a special moment for television and for this couple to be portrayed and represented on network television because this is usually a couple that you would see on cable or streaming. It’s pretty epic. I am beyond honored to be part of it. And I think that’s why people are grasping to it and are connecting to it because they’ve never seen anything like this on their television. A lot of times you’d see a gay couple on television there’s something really dramatic and usually sad involved wi...
Tags: Television, Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Fox, Rob Lowe, Ryan Murphy, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes, Ronen Rubinstein, 911 Lonestar

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

Kevin Hart finally seems to understand why LGBTQ people were mad at him, says “I did f*ck up”

“With the whole Oscars thing, there was a big gap between what I thought the problem was versus what the problem really was. I got ten years where I made sure not to joke or play in the way that I did back then because it was a problem. I don’t care if you’re gay or not gay. I’m a people person. I’m going to love you regardless. It wasn’t until close friends like Wanda Sykes, Lee Daniels and Ellen talked to me and explained what they didn’t hear me say that I understood. Then I was like, ‘Oh ...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Oscars, Kevin Hart, Ellen, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes, Men 's Health, Wanda Sykes Lee Daniels

Lilly Singh hits back at critics who say she talks too much about being a “bisexual woman of color”

“First of all, I talk about my dog and The Rock way more, so getcha facts straight! And second, no one else on late-night can talk about it. Everybody talks about themselves! The majority of rap songs are about heterosexual sex. At this point I know more about Kim and Kanye’s sex life than I’m comfortable with. Listen, you don’t get to be the majority and tell me how many times I can celebrate who I am.” Lilly Singh on the pushback she receives for using the descriptor “bisexual woman of colo...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Kim, Late Night, Bisexual, Kanye, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Lilly Singh, In Quotes

New ‘Dracula’ apparently isn’t bisexual, he’s ‘bi-homicidal’

“He’s Bi-Homicidal, it’s not the same thing. He’s killing them, not dating them. He’s not actually having sex with anyone. He’s drinking their blood. You might need to delete your Tinder if that is what you think. Dracula has always fed off men and women. … Horror should be transgressive, it should not be cozy. I think there are some really, really weird things in this, and I’m very proud of that.” — Dracula co-creator Stephen Moffat to The Times. The series premiered on BBC1 January 1 after m...
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Michelle Obama speaks about the controversy surrounding Ellen’s friendship with George W. Bush

I’ve had an opportunity to sit by your father at funerals, the highs and the lows, and we shared stories about our kids and about our parents. Our values are the same. We disagree on policy, but we don’t disagree on humanity, we don’t disagree about love and compassion. I think that’s true for all of us. It’s just that we get lost in our fear of what’s different.” Michelle Obama speaking to Jenna Bush Hager on the Today show about the controversy surrounding Ellen’s friendship with George W. ...
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Pete Davidson says he used to pleasure himself to Leonardo DiCaprio

“Well, I used to jerk off to Leonardo DiCaprio… Uhh, like his acting. I used to have a HUGE crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. I had this huge poster of him from The Beach in my room, and there used to be, like, ‘Leo love books’… Do you remember? Like, right when Titanic came out [when I was] in like third or fourth grade, he was just like, ‘teen milk.’ There were love books and I had all of them. He was the coolest. I’ve met him twice and I’ve just shaken hands and run away fast.”” — Pete Davidson s...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Leonardo Dicaprio, Leo, Pete Davidson, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes, The Beach

This gay guy explaining his support for Trump is enough to make your brain melt

“I definitely have the different mentality of using your brain, not your heart, because your heart will deceive you. And I just want everyone to know in the LGBT community that Trump is for us, the second amendment is for us. We need to stand with the president because he is the only one helping us restore this nation back to everything that we’ve ever had, which is so amazing. We literally are going to make America more greater than it’s ever been, and keep it that way.” — Pete Gomez, whose s...
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, America, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, In Quotes, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Pete Gomez

‘Arthur’ creator issues fiery response to critics of the gay wedding episode

"Why shouldn’t their teacher marry another man?" Marc Brown says. "We all know people who are gay."
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Alabama, Pbs, Gay Wedding, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Arthur, In Quotes, Marc Brown

Wanda Sykes holds nothing back as she finally breaks her silence on the “Roseanne debacle”

"You could be a good person and a racist and not even know it. All racism doesn’t have to be nasty."
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Andrew Garfield opines on straight actors playing gay roles in the most Andrew Garfield way imaginable

"As a straight, white male, with so much privilege in this world, I believe my job right now is to pay attention," Garfield said.
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Janelle Monae on coming out: “There’s so much power in not labelling yourself”

"Everyone is on a journey of self-discovery, and those of us who may not understand others’ journeys should be more empathetic and tolerant and supportive."
Tags: Advice, Lifestyle, Janelle Monae, Coming Out, Queerty, In Quotes

Troye Sivan says he’s still not totally comfortable “being effeminate”

"I have to get comfortable with the fact that I am kind of effeminate sometimes--or really effeminate sometimes."
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Sexuality, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Troye Sivan, In Quotes

Armie Hammer just threw cold water on the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ sequel

"I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment."
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Queer Eye’s Tan France on the pressure of fame: “I represent Asians globally at this point”

"I represent Asians globally at this point, and that’s a lot of pressure for one person."
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Asian, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes, Representation, Tan France, Queer Eye

Jaboukie Young-White on Jussie Smollett: “If he wanted attention, he should have just leaked his nudes”

"If he wanted attention, he should have just leaked his nudes. And if he wanted to hang out with two guys at 2 a.m., Grindr is right there."
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Trevor Noah, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jussie Smollett, In Quotes, Jaboukie Young White

Terry Crews tells Kevin Hart to stop playing the damn victim: “You’re not being attacked!”

Actor/comedian Terry Crews weighs in on Kevin Hart playing the victim instead of sincerely apologizing for his past homophobic remarks
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Kevin Hart, Homophobia, Apology, Terry Crews, Ad Friendly, Queerty, In Quotes

ABC News reporter opens up about the stigma he still faces as an HIV+ gay man

"To be asked if I am ‘clean’ when it comes to inquiring about my sexual health and overall health is not only offensive but it’s incredibly ignorant."
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Abc News, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Hiv/aids, In Quotes, Karl Schmid