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News Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Cythina Nixon Announces Her Oldest Child Is Transgender Advocate

Queer Eye’s Antoni to open a restaurant in New York Gay Star News

‘Pose’ star Billy Porter on Ryan Murphy: “He is a use-your-power-for-good kind of guy.” Queerty

ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ Put Unwitting Customers in Front of a Gay Couple and an Anti-Gay Baker Towleroad

Indian Actor Manoj Bajpayee Says Bollywood Needs More LGBTQ Characters Instinct

Shadowhunters fans raise almost $15,000 following cancellation – and keep fighting to save it Gay Star News

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Freddie Smith reflects on seven years of playing openly gay Sonny Kiriakis on ‘Days of Our Lives’

Seven years ago today on June 23rd, 2011, Sonny Kiriakis appeared on screen for the very first time!! I can’t believe it’s been seven years already. I remember my first day like it was yesterday. With Sonny being the first openly gay contract player on Days of Our Lives, we all had a huge responsibility to tell an honest and truthful story about an out and proud gay man. I am so honored to say that not only did we tell a true love story, but did in such a way that Sonny Kiriakis has become one of the most liked and rooted for characters on the show! I want to thank Sony and NBC, the executive producers, writers, directors, cast and crew for telling a brave love story at a time when courage was needed to shed light on equal rights. I’m so happy that our story has impacted so many peoples lives in a positive way. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! #anniversary #nbcdays

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Wishing a happy 69th birthday to Meryl Streep!

Meryl Streep , the acting goddess, celebrates her 69th birthday today.

For more than 40 years now she has been delivering astonishingly great performances in films and won Oscars for Sophie’s Choice, The Iron Lady and Kramer vs. Kramer (see videos below).

With a total of 21 Academy Award nods, she’s received more nominations than any other actor or actress in film history.

In my opinion, she should also have won for Julie & Julia (she lost to Sandra Bullock!), Doubt (sorry Kate Winsletin The Reader) and for Adaptation (Catherine Zeta-Jones won for Chicago).

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WATCH: The best “Carpool Karaoke” ever as James Corden rides to work with Paul McCartney in Liverpool!

Move over Adele. This is my favorite Carpool Karaoke ever! James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney spent exploring the city of Paul’s youth, visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, performing songs in a local pub and of course driving around singing a few of Paul’s biggest hits.

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News Round-Up: Adam Rippon nude! “Queer Eye” Down Under; Landon Foster comes out; Whitney Houston; “The Connors”

Adam Rippon Takes Off Everything But His Skates for ESPN’s ‘The Body’ Issue Towleroad

“Queer Eye” Fab Five Invade Yass, Australia in New Digital Bonus Episode NewNowNext

Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law reveals sexual abuse allegations against Dee Dee Warwick left her ‘gasping for breath’ Pink News

Kentucky football player Landon Foster is coming out publicly to inspire others Outsports

A Roseanne spinoff is officially happening – with everyone but Roseanne Gay Star News

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Novak Djokovic reaches 800 career wins!

wins…And counting . Congratulations, @djokernole!

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Check out Randy Rainbow’s latest brilliant song parody which asks: “WTF You Guys?”

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Friday Morning Man: Anthony Burrell!

Next week is this handsome guy’s 37th birthday. He’s choreographer and dancer Anthony Burrell and he’s worked with numerous top artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Brandy, and more. He was featured on the 7th season of So You Think You Can Dance and the first and second seasons of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. He later joined the show Raising Asia to be the choreographer for Asia Ray..

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Catch up with what’s going on around the Los Angeles LGBT Center including new PrEP campaign

What was I doing at Rage nightclub in West Hollywood past midnight on a recent Sunday?

I was there covering the launch of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new “PrEP’d AF” campaign featuring openly gay music artist, actor, and model Milan Christopher.

It was part of my job as part of the Marketing and Communications team at the Center. I also marched in the Los Angeles Pride Parade for the first time and covered various other events for the Center’s Vanguard blog.

Here are some links to recent stories that I’d love for you to check out!

*** Milan Christopher Wants People to be “PrEP’d AF” Against HIV

*** New Campus Milestone Leads to Cheers, Tears of Joy

*** OUT for Safer Schools: LAUSD Commits to Support for LGBTQ Students

*** LGBTQ Foster Youth Find Help at the Center

*** From Tap to Juggle: LGBT Seniors Find Creative Ways to Stay Active in Life and Laughter

*** For Seniors, Masks Tell Stories of Survival

*** Center Celebrates LA Pride

News Round-Up: Justin Trudeau’s Pride; Sam Smith; Jamie Bell; Ryan Murphy; Chris Meloni on “Pose”

Chris Meloni Revealed As Elektra’s Sugar Daddy on ‘Pose Instinct

Justin Trudeau raises LGBT flag on Canada’s Parliament Hill to celebrate Pride Pink News

Sam Smith accused of ‘fat-shaming’ woman – he says he was just jealous of her ‘fabulous’ breakfast Gay Star News

Jamie Bell in Talks to to Co-Star in Elton John Biopic ‘Rocket Man’ Towleroad

Ryan Murphy lists dazzling Laguna Beach home for $18.75M Page Six

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Happy Birthday to Jussie Smollett!

I look old as fuxx. Grateful for another year. Love y’all. #HappyBirthdayToMe #June21 #SummerSolstice #CancerSeason

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Thursday Morning Man: Keita Balde!

Today’s World Cup hottie is Keita Balde, a Senegalese pro who plays as a winger for Ligue 1 club Monaco.

He’s 22 and was born in Spain and came up through the FC Barcelona’s youth academy. But he decided to represent Senegal, his father’s country of origin.

Last August, Baldé joined Monaco on a five-year deal for a reported transfer fee of $35.9 million.

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WATCH: Cher tells James Corden about the time she and Meryl Streep saved a woman from a mugger

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WATCH: Tony winner and “Pose” star Billy Porter guests on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Now”

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News Round-Up: Brian Sims welcomes Mike Pence; Andy Cohen; Rachel Maddow; Fran Drescher; Broadway Bares; Queer Eye

Brian Sims welcomes Mike Pence to Philadelphia with a polite one finger salute Queerty

Andy Cohen addresses John Mayer dating rumors Gay Star News

Rachel Maddow Broke Down in Tears at News of Where Babies are Being Sent at the U.S. Border Towleroad

Queer Eye: Tan’s mother thought show was converting straight men gay Gay Star News

Fran Drescher Drops Details About Potential Revival of “The Nanny” NewNowNext

20 Broadway Bares Pics With a Naked Charlie Carver Advocate

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Holland Taylor gushes about Sarah Paulson

Emmy winner Holland Taylor pays a visit to Larry King Now and positively gushes about her longtime girlfriend, Sarah Paulson, and discusses why she takes issue with the assertion that she only came out publicly three years ago.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Marco Asensio!

World Cup week continues with this gorgeous guy.

He’s 22-year-old Spanish soccer player Marco Asensio who plays as an attacking midfielder for Real Madrid and the Spain national team.

Soccer is in his blood.

Asensio’s father, Gilberto, was also a footballer. Also an attacking midfielder, he represented Barakaldo CF as a youth. His elder brother, Igor, notably played for Platges de Calvià as a defender.

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper blasts Trump’s rhetoric, false statements about separating immigrant families

CNN’s Anderson Cooper breaks down President Donald Trump’s meeting with lawmakers at Capitol Hill over his administration’s policy of separating immigrant families.

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James Corden plays ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’ with Cher on ‘Late Late Show’ in London

In London, The Late Late Show host James Corden invites a terrified Cher to the Central Hall Westminster stage for a game of Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts, where each pose very personal questions leaving them with a choice: eat the delicacies in front of them, like a fish and chips smoothie, or answer the question truthfully.

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Cheyenne Jackson’s sweet 88th birthday wish to Gena Rowlands: “Working with you was a life highlight”

Happy 88th Birthday to the legend Gena Rowlands. Working with you was a life highlight. Simply no one better.

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