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12 fascinating works of LGBTQ nonfiction to help pass the time

For the past few weeks, people from around the country have been practicing social distancing by hunkering down at home. Many have found alternative ways of getting physical exercise while cooped up at home, whether it’s through doing exercise videos or practicing yoga in their living rooms. But it’s important to exercise your brain as well, which is where books come in handy. Not only do they provide calisthenics for the imagination, but they can open your mind and teach you all sorts of new a...
Tags: Books, Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, America, Reading, Simon Doonan, Egypt, David Bowie, Peter Thiel, Lgbtq, Missy Elliot, Donald Trump, Gawker Media, Ad Friendly, Queerty


BWW Interview: Jan Sport Opens Up About Her Path from Musical Theatre to Musical Queen

Rupaul's Drag Race is feeling the Jantasy this season, as the show welcomed one ofits most musical queens in its herstory. Jan Sport known to viewers as just Jan joined the competition for its 12th season when it premiered just weeks ago on VH1. [Author: Nicole Rosky]
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BWW Interview: Jackie Cox Reveals How Her Theatre Past Led to Her Drag Present

When theatre and drag worlds collide, the resulting lovechild isJackie Cox- a queen who has jokingly described her own drag style as 'fourth ensemble from the left in Promises, Promises.' Jackie is currently turkey-lurkeying for her life as a contestant on the 12th seasonof Rupaul's Drag Race, on which she is pulling from her theatrical bag of tricks to slay the competition. [Author: Nicole Rosky]
Tags: Theatre, Jackie, Cox, Rupaul, Nicole Rosky, Jackie Cox


This ‘Lego Masters’ contestant made toys for Marvel and a ‘Golden Girls’ Lego that went viral

As a child, playing with Lego sets allowed Sam Hatmaker to build more imaginative worlds than the tiny village on the bottom edge of Michigan where the youngster lived. “We built dream houses and spaceships and whatever we wanted to get us out of that,” said Hatmaker, who as a gender non-conforming person uses the pronouns they or them. “It was a way to escape into any other world I wanted to.” When Hatmaker turned 21, friends brought Lego sets and they spent the night building together. “I woul...
Tags: TV, Australia, La, China, New York City, Marvel, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Lego, Thailand, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Cambodia, Michigan


This ‘Lego Master’ contestant made toys for Marvel and a ‘Golden Girls’ Lego that went viral

As a child, playing with Lego sets allowed Sam Hatmaker to build more imaginative worlds than the tiny village on the bottom edge of Michigan where the youngster lived. “We built dream houses and spaceships and whatever we wanted to get us out of that,” said Hatmaker, who as a gender non-conforming person uses the pronouns they or them. “It was a way to escape into any other world I wanted to.” When Hatmaker turned 21, friends brought Lego sets and they spent the night building together. “I woul...
Tags: TV, Australia, La, China, New York City, Marvel, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Lego, Thailand, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Cambodia, Ncaa


Good news LGBTQ headlines

March wasn’t an easy month. If the coronavirus didn’t impact you directly, headlines concerning the pandemic surely stirred up anxiety related to the current moment’s uncertainty. On top of the health crisis, outlets and events for the queer community are being closed and canceled at an alarming rate, leaving LGBTQ folks with very little light at what’s looking to be a much longer tunnel than expected. But let’s not dwell on the bad stuff. In 2015, Harvard researcher Shawn Achor, psychologis...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Arianna Huffington, France, New York City, Spain, Harvard, West, Canada, Stephen Sondheim, Wheeler, Broadway, Lgbtq, Shakespeare, Andrew Cuomo


‘The Voice’ found this Orange County singer after he’d spent years of paying his dues

Nine words and 17 seconds. That’s all Roderick Chambers had to sing of the Brian McKnight song he’d chosen for his blind audition on “The Voice” to convince judge Nick Jonas to hit his button, spin his chair, and change Chambers’ life forever. Now picture what that was like for Chambers: You just got something you’d dreamed about for years, but there’s still more than a minute of the song to sing, and millions of viewers are watching. Rock singer Tom Petty and his wife Dana arrive at the wor...
Tags: Music, Florida, TV, Hollywood, Nick Jonas, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Alaska, Long Beach, Rob, Party, John Legend


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Alaska gives glamour tips for quarantine before Digital Drag Fest

After the global spread of the novel coronavirus forced the cancellation of RuPaul’s DragCon, which was set for May 1-3 in Los Angeles, and the bars and clubs shut down in West Hollywood, drag queens and other LGBTQ artists quickly adapted to streaming content to help save their livelihood. “We don’t miss a beat, honey,” Los Angeles-based drag performer Alaska, who was runner-up on season five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and winner of the second season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” said during ...
Tags: Instagram, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Jeremy, Jesse Eisenberg, West Hollywood, Rupaul, Kenny Rogers, Sherry Vine, Clairol, Marcel Marceau, Magnus Hastings


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...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, US, Lifestyle, Reddit, Sherry, Ad Friendly, Rupaul's Drag Race, Rupaul, Joey Gugliemelli, Sherry Pie, Gugliemelli


Miley Cyrus and Hailey Bieber Livestreamed Their Polar-Opposite Night-Out Makeup Routines

Miley Cyrus and Hailey Bieber have decidedly different approaches to makeup. Whereas the latter tends to not wear a lot of makeup in her time off from modeling, the former is a proud maximalist. "I have a different approach: I try to overdo everything," Cyrus said while speaking with Bieber for her ongoing Instagram Live interview series, Bright Minded. She added, "My approach to life is overdo it, but that's because my role models are RuPaul and Dolly Parton." During their livestream ...
Tags: Beauty, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Bieber, Rupaul, Miley, Cyrus, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Makeup Tutorials, Justin -LSB- Bieber, Hailey Bieber, Celebrity YouTube, Cody -LSB- Simpson


Miley Cyrus and Hailey Bieber Live-Streamed Their Polar-Opposite Night-Out Makeup Routines

Miley Cyrus and Hailey Bieber have decidedly different approaches to makeup. Whereas the latter tends to not wear a lot of makeup in her time off from modeling, the former is a proud maximalist. "I have a different approach: I try to overdo everything," Cyrus said while speaking with Bieber for her ongoing Instagram Live interview series, Bright Minded. She added, "My approach to life is overdo it, but that's because my role models are RuPaul and Dolly Parton." During their livestream ...
Tags: Beauty, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Bieber, Rupaul, Miley, Cyrus, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup, Makeup Tutorials, Justin -LSB- Bieber, Hailey Bieber, Celebrity YouTube, Cody -LSB- Simpson


MasterClass is launching free, live Q&A sessions with big shots in their respective industries

MasterClass is known for selling access to pre-recorded online classes by a long list of people who are among the best at what they do, from tennis great Serena Williams to writer David Sedaris to chef Thomas Keller. More recently, however, the company added live Q&A sessions with these same stars as a member benefit, and now, for the foreseeable future, it’s opening these sessions to non-members, too.  It’s the San Francisco startup’s way of making itself more accessible to a broader audience t...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, America, San Francisco, Apple TV, Fbi, New York Times, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Chris Hadfield, Serena Williams, Paul Krugman, Penn, Rupaul, Voss, David Sedaris


12 great queer memoirs to help pass the time

More and more people are beginning to realize that sitting at home all day is actually a lot harder than they thought. Binging on TV shows can get boring after a while. And there are only so many times you can reorganize your kitchen cupboards. So just in case you need a little break from Netflix, we’ve compiled a list of 12 great queer memoirs to help you pass the time as we ride this coronavirus out. Happy reading! Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness Winner of t...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Jay Leno, Entertainment, France, Lifestyle, Netflix, New Jersey, Elton John, Salt Lake City, Black, Kfc, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rupaul, Adam Rippon


RuPaul: Drag Icon, Fracking Baron

By Luis Prada  Published: March 20th, 2020 
Tags: Humor, Rupaul, Luis Prada


Tori Spelling dragged for posting photo of daughter wearing Cheetos and calling her “McQuisha”

Tori Spelling says she’s “truly sorry” for posting a photo to her Instagram Story of her young daughter dressed in a costume and calling her “McQuisha.” The frequent guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race shared a photo of her eight-year-old daughter Hattie in wearing a green handkerchief on her head and Cheetos for fingernails. “Days kept inside we have to get creative,” Spelling wrote. “Hattie has become McQuisha in her Cheeto extension nails!” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-g...
Tags: Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, Racism, Apology, Tori Spelling, Spelling, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Martin, McDermott, Rupaul, Vanessa Hudgens, Hattie, Eric Haywood, Instagram Story


Queer events you can attend online

As the coronavirus pandemic alters daily life, queer events around the world are getting canceled, but there’s one event COVID-19 can’t touch: Couchella. That’s right — the hottest ticket in town is the house-party-of-one you’re hosting from your living room. Proximity doesn’t preclude us from gathering in the digital age. While it’s necessary to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a social recession doesn’t need to be the byproduct of staying safe. Whether you ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, New York, London, Instagram, Australia, Mexico, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sydney, Broadway, Lady Gaga, Coachella


MTV, Comedy Central & More Launch Social Distancing Campaign #AloneTogether

MTV, Comedy Central & More Launch Social Distancing Campaign #AloneTogether ViacomCBS Entertainment and Youth Brands are teaming up to raise awareness about social distancing in a new national campaign for #AloneTogether, according to Deadline. You can check out the newly released PSA below! By practicing social distancing, you can help slow the spread of COVID-19. But staying in doesn’t mean you have to be solo. We can be #AloneTogether. pic.twitter.com/UBXfIrq3Y9 — MTV (@MTV) March 16, 202...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Ansel Elgort, Cdc, Comedy Central, Mtv, Psa, Tokyo, Vh1, Trevor Noah, Viacom, Extras, David Spade, Rupaul, CMT, Ad Council


ViacomCBS promotes social distancing in COVID-19 PSA

'Jersey Shore’ star Pauly D, 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah and RuPaul, will feature the #AloneTogether campaign on their social platforms.
Tags: Advertising, Trevor Noah, Rupaul, Pauly D Daily Show


RuPaul Has a Fracking Empire on His Wyoming Ranch

As if we needed any more evidence that the world is a psychedelic hellscape, RuPaul—yeah, that RuPaul— and his husband are making money off the fracking industry. Yes, yes, this sounds like a wild conspiracy theory. But we’ve got the receipts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fracking, Oil And Gas, Rich People Things, Rupaul


State coronavirus policy may endanger these Southern California events and festivals

On Wednesday night, Governor Gavin Newsom shared an updated policy from state public health experts urging that  events and gatherings of more than 250 people be postponed or canceled until at least the end of March due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus. These are some of the large scale events coming up in Southern California that could be impacted in March and if the policy extends into April. March Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival  This annual festival raises funds ...
Tags: Asia, Nbc, California, Mexico, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Nbcuniversal, Korea, Nba, Music Festivals, Lausd, Coachella, NHL


In a blaze of glory, Madonna cancels final two tour dates amid coronavirus scare

(Photo: @madonna | Instagram) Madonna is likely breathing a sigh of relief after the French government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people, thus forcing her to scrap the final two performances of her beleaguered Madame X Tour, which had been scheduled to be held at the Grand Rex in Paris later this week. “It is with profound regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the last two Madame X shows,” the 2,800-seat venue said in a statement. Live Nation also issued a statement sayi...
Tags: Europe, Entertainment, France, Lifestyle, Paris, Italy, Madonna, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rupaul, Office of the Police, Madonna @madonna, Coronavirus, Madame X Tour, COVID-19, Grand Rex


RuPaul’s DragCon canceled over fears of coronavirus

The mothership of RuPaul‘s DragCon in Los Angeles has officially been called off over growing fears of the spread of COVID-19. The event will not be postponed until later in the year. Rather, Drag Race fans will have to wait until 2021 to attend the event, or attend the New York iteration in September, assuming it goes off as planned. DragCon LA was scheduled to take place May 1-3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); ...
Tags: New York, California, Life, La, Lifestyle, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Dragaholic, Rupaul, Santa Clara County, Los Angeles Convention Center, Rupaul's Dragcon, Dragcon


We investigated the sexual misconduct of Sherry Pie. What we found was a decade of lies & video.

Following allegations and of fraud and sexual misconduct against RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Sherry Pie—real name Joey Gugliemelli, 27—as well as his apparent admission of guilt and subsequent disqualification from the reality show competition, questions remain as to how long and how widespread Gugliemelli’s con game reached. Queerty launched its own investigation after initial allegations were made by actor Ben Shimkus that Gugliemelli had posed as a casting agent in order to trick the actor...
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Ru Paul's Drag Race: Sherry Pie disqualified after catfishing allegations

The contestant on this year's RuPaul's Drag Race was accused of posing as a casting director.
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'RuPaul's Drag Race' contestant Sherry Pie disqualified over catfishing allegations

RuPaul's award-winning competition show announced on Twitter that Sherry Pie has been disqualified following multiple catfishing allegations.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Disqualifies Season 12 Contestant Sherry Pie Over Catfishing Allegations

RuPaul's Drag Race has disqualified season 12 contestant Sherry Pie over catfishing allegations, Entertainment Weekly reports. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Entertainment Weekly, Rupaul, TV News Desk, Sherry Pie


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Contestant Sherry Pie Disqualified After Admitting to Catfishing

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has taken the almost unprecedented step of disqualifying one of the contestants who is set to appear this season. Sherry Pie, whose non-drag name is Joey Gugliemelli, has been kicked off the show after admitting to catfishing allegations made by several young actors. In one Facebook post by Ben Shimkus on Wednesday, […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Vh1, Rupaul, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Contestant Sherry Pie, Joey Gugliemelli, Ben Shimkus


BREAKING: “Drag Race” disqualifies Sherry Pie over catfishing scandal

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‘AJ and the Queen’ Canceled After One Season at Netflix

“AJ and the Queen” has been canceled after a single season at Netflix. The show’s creator and star RuPaul confirmed the news via Twitter. The series featured RuPaul as Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown RV with her sidekick AJ (Izzy G.), a recently […]
Tags: News, America, Netflix, Rupaul, AJ and the Queen, AJ Izzy


Ru Paul's Drag Race: Sherry Pie apologises after catfishing allegations

The contestant on this year's RuPaul's Drag Race was accused of posing as a casting directo
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