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Discounted tickets now available for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Hearts of Gold concert on Sept. 21

BREAKING NEWS! Discounted tickets are now available for the Center’s Hearts of Gold concert and multimedia extravaganza. Get your “Friends of the Center” discounted tickets now at this LINK and use code 50LGBT! #LGBT #lesbian #Gay #bisexual #Transgender

Greg In Hollywood meets Alyson Stoner!

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What a treat today to be able to meet and interview @alysonstoner who came by the @lalgbtcenter today. More about her visit later! #alysonstoner

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WATCH: Don Lemon visits Jimmy Kimmel!


CNN host Don Lemon was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and talked about how tired he is, the constantly changing news, being attacked and called the ‘dumbest man on television’ by Donald Trump on Twitter, his super-fan mom liking Chris Cuomo better than him on CNN, his engagement, and Jimmy offers to throw him a bachelor party.

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Celeb Instagram: 9/11 Anniversary Edition

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To the families whose lives were changed 18 years ago today: we will never forget.

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Today and always, sending all of my love to NYC. #NeverForget

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If you guys remember, it rained like crazy the night before. I was on the last flight out from New York to LA. We sat on the tarmac in the pouring rain for so long. Someone asked if any of us could get off the plane and go back to the city and fly out of NYC the next day, meaning Tuesday 9/11. As you know, the policy of the airlines is not to indulge this. I landed back from New York City at LAX in the middle of the night. A handful of hours later, I was woken up with the news of the terrorist attack. Maybe what I remember most was calling a friend of mine who worked in Midtown to see if she was okay. She told me everyone was still working in the office. They hadn’t had a lot of time to follow the news (busy day) and in true New Yorker fashion, she thanked me for checking in on her and said she would talk to me later. She did. She called me soon after, shaking, terrified, and wanted to discuss how they were all mobilizing. All my New York friends (yes, including the late, great Joan Rivers) were constantly working with Ground Zero folks, helping out every way they could. NOW, the animosity from so many neighbors in the southern part of America is especially painful. There was a time when we were all united not so very long ago. There was a time when the world was united with us. Can we remember THAT? #NeverForget

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Never forget the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001. And never forget the heroes and first-responders who ran into danger to try and save so many lives…and to those heroes who lost their lives doing so – during and post-9/11. #NeverForget #USA #WorldTradeCenter #ThePentagon #United93

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As a kid who arrived in NYC in 1988… they were the biggest buildings I had ever seen. Massive, imposing towers… I loved being at the base looking up and I loved having dinner at the top, looking into forever. For years after… I would avoid going downtown or even looking where they should have been. My heart is with the families of those lost that day, and the brave men and women who rushed in to help us all. #neverforget #september11th

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Morning Round-Up: Elizabeth Warren; Meryl Streep; Guy Benson; Ben Platt; Gus Kenworthy

They’re gay, married and coach volleyball together on the same college team Outsports

Watch Elizabeth Warren’s Rousing Video Message From DragCon NYC NewNowNext

Meryl Streep on the Power of Making Movies for Netflix Variety

Fox News contributor Guy Benson marries partner in Napa Valley wedding; Megyn Kelly among the guests Queerty

Gus Kenworthy Leaves Little to the Imagination at Burning Man Instinct

Netflix Sets Ben Platt Concert Special The Hollywood Reporter

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Wednesday Morning Man: 9/11 hero Mark Bingham

http://www.awesomestories.com/images/user/8640a0cf9e.jpgMark Bingham was among the heroes on United Flight 93 who are thought to have fought their hijackers 18 years ago today. Their plane went down in Pennsylvania instead of a government building in Washington D.C. as was planned.

Mark’s inspiring story is the subject of the outstanding documentary With You and it is such a wonderful thing that so much video exists of Bingham from throughout what looks to have been a very full and happy life.

We see him in younger years then on the rugby field, in college, on trips abroad and through the eyes of his dynamic mother, Alice Hoagland, who is really something special.

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Alice has done a remarkable job of keeping the spirit of her rugby-playing openly gay son alive and talked to my friend Karen Ocamb eight years ago about when he son came out to her.

“I became grateful then that Mark had enough confidence in me and love for me and thought enough of me that he wanted me to be one of the first people in his life to know something very fundamental and true about himself. Even though he knew that my attitudes towards gays was vague and not accurate. I would say that I was vaguely antigay –imbued with stereotypes. I’ve had to fight through that. I am one of those lucky human beings that has done an about face and rejected a lie and embraced the truth. But I wish I had had the courage and goodness of heart to do that on my own.”

“But it took my son to do that for me by acknowledging, by telling me – challenging my stereotypes and telling me, “Mom, I’m gay.” Because of him, I have gone on a different journey in my life. And with all the important things in my life – and all the accomplishments that I have – most of them have been because I had a little boy who grew up to be a man who set me on an important life’s quest.”
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Celeb Instagram: Grigor Dmitrov & Anna Wintour! Don Lemon & Jimmy Kimmel! Colton Haynes!

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Best date ever!

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Had the best time with @jimmykimmel on @jimmykimmellive. Tune in. #jimmykimmel #jimmykimmellive #kimmel

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Sees a chiropractor once lol. I literally feel like a new person & im smiling harder than I’ve ever smiled, loving harder than I’ve ever loved, & basically feel like I’m going to save the world all because my back doesn’t hurt anymore

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Pro golfer Tadd Fujikawa reflects on coming out one year ago today: “I have lived some of my greatest moments”

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This is the pic that I posted on the day that I fully became ME. Kind of wish I picked a better selfie honestly. ????????‍♂️???? Exactly one year ago, I came out that I'm gay. I did it in hopes of helping others who were going through something similar. But I had no idea to what extent that would end up becoming. I was going to write a long post all about ME and what I have been through. But I realized that I can do a lot more. Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and I'd like to share some thoughts that could hopefully be meaningful to all of us. A few years ago I was in such a bad place mentally. I was scared, terrified really. Never would I have thought I could be an out and proud gay man and still be a pro golfer. Never would I have thought I could make a difference like this. Never would I have thought I'd be at this place right now. No…this isn't where I want to be in my career (and sometimes I can get down on myself about that). But I have so much to find joy in. I'm not saying that coming out was my (or will be your) fix for all. But I will say that somehow not giving up on myself was the best decision I've ever made. I have so many people to thank for saving my life. I just hope that sharing my life can be a way of paying it forward. I hope this can be a reminder that you are not alone. A reminder that you don't have to be afraid to be yourself. A reminder that reaching out is a sign of strength and courage. A reminder that you are worthy and loved. A reminder to hold on to that little bit of hope and fight to take one step forward each day. A reminder that things can get better. Today I'm just so grateful for the times when I didn't want to be seen, when I didn't want to get out of bed, when my soul was so broken on the inside. The times where I felt like there was no hope to get better, feel better, and I was tired. It's brought me to where I am. It's made me better, stronger. And hopefully that can empower just one of you to keep going! Thank you to my family and my chosen family for all that you have done and continue to do for me. I have lived some of my greatest moments in the past year because of you…and I know there are many more to come.

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Get your tickets to Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Hearts of Gold 50th anniversary celebration at Greek Theater!




The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s big 50th anniversary celebration is less than two weeks away and all I can say is this: I. Can’t. Wait.

Even if I were not an employee of the Center (I’m a writer-editor in the Marketing and Communications Dept.), I would not miss what promises to be a night of nights.

The Center’s Heart of Gold 50th anniversary concert at the Greek Theatre will feature an star-studded lineup that includes musical performances by Sia, Rufus Wainwright, Jenifer Lewis, Thelma Houston, Ty Herndon, the Gay Men’s Chorus of LA, and Valentina of RuPaul’s Drag Race and of FOX’s live broadcast of Rent.

Also taking part in the September 21 concert and multimedia show are Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Kathy Griffin, Margaret ChoQueer Eyecast members Karamo Brown and Bobby Berk, Tig Notaro, Nico Santos and Zeke Smith, the cast of Good Trouble, and Bruce Vilanch.

Center CEO Lorri L. Jean describes Hearts of Gold as a “singular night of storytelling, music, and entertainment that promises to be a joyous and powerful celebration of our past achievements and future vision.”

“This will be a show unlike any other, telling the story of the Center and the LGBT movement with pride, passion, and humor,” Jean adds. “Our 50th anniversary is a historic milestone in the movement for equality and justice.”

Griffin, who currently stars in the documentary Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story, says she is honored to be a part of the epic show.

“Not only will we be raising funds for social services and housing of homeless LGBT youth, we’ll also be shining a light on the last FIFTY years of outreach this organization has supplied to Los Angeles,” the two-time Emmy and Grammy winner wrote on Instagram.

“When I moved to this city around 40 years ago, the LGBT Center was already doing incredible things,” Griffin added. “I was lucky enough to perform multiple one-woman shows over the years as a way to help give attention to, at the time, a very marginalized group. In 2019, we’ve come a LONG way, but that doesn’t mean our work is done! There are still many LGBT kids without a home, living on the street, in need of our love and support.”

Herndon described himself as “so honored” to be a part of the evening.

“I’m secretly hoping that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will take me on a date!” he joked on Instagram.

Tickets to Hearts of Gold are on sale now at ticketmaster.com

Neil Patrick Harris’ new book “The Magic Misfits: the Minor Third” went on sale today!

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My new book is out TODAY!! So proud of The Magic Misfits: the Minor Third – the penultimate volume in my four course middle grade reader series. Each book represents one suit of a deck of cards – this one is HEARTS, and I do hope you it. Available at your local bookshop, or there’s a link in my bio to order online. Oh, OH! And I’m doing a book tour this week, heading to DC, Dallas, Sacramento and Portland. If you’re nearby, come say hello. I’ll sign the many books you’re buying for friends..! #presumptuous #apologies #proud #magicmisfits3 #theo #levitation #somanyhashtags @littlebrown @buildseriesnyc

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WATCH: Ben Platt has released new video for “Rain”

Tony Award-winning actor and singer Ben Platt today dropped a video for Rain, his uplifting anthem dedicated to fighting past feelings of heartbreak and choosing love. The new video, directed by James Larese, sees a downtrodden Platt pull into an abandoned gas station as a text message comes across his phone, reading, “I’m all in … u?”

Platt’s new video comes just a day after it was announced that his upcoming sold-out performance at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall will be filmed and transformed into a Netflix concert special. While the special has yet to be given an air date, you can still catch Platt on Netflix this month: His new Ryan Murphy-helmed television show The Politician debuts Sept. 27.

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Darren Criss on “heading back to the house of Murphy” to star in and exec produce “Hollywood”

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Honored to say that I’m heading back to the House of Murphy where I’ll be starring in but also executive producing HOLLYWOOD with Time’s King of Television. Late last year, @mrrpmurphy and I had dinner where he shared that he wanted to do a period piece that was young and optimistic. We landed on the idea of a series covering several narratives from 1940s Hollywood. We both left that evening feeling super excited about its potential. Two days later Netflix bought it. Not only is that a testament to the magic of Ryan Murphy, it’s a reminder of the kind of thing that can only happen in Hollywood…literally. Limited Series coming to @netflix May 2020.

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Morning Round-Up: Antoni Porowski; Aaron Schock; Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren; Jerry Falwell Jr.

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski knows he’s a sex symbol Pink News

Aaron Schock Showed Up to an L.A. Gay Bar and Got an Earful from an Outspoken Drag Queen Towleroad

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg Will Attend LGBTQ Forum Advocate

Jerry Falwell Jr. insists photos of him at Miami circuit party are fake, photographer shows receipts Queerty

Milo Yiannopoulos, Straight Pride Grand Marshal, Is Totally Broke NewNowNext

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A Star is Born: US Open champion Bianca Andreescu pays visits to Jimmy Fallon and Robin Roberts

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Tune in tonight @fallontonight!! It was so fun being on the show. You’re even more awesome in person @jimmyfallon

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My first thought this morn…#WhoDat!! My beloved @saints begin the season with an exciting come from behind win! Also enjoyed spending time with @usopen champ @biancaandreescu_ and appreciated what she said about visualization: “We create our reality with our minds.” So instead of you’ll believe it when you see it…you’ll see it when you believe it! #TuesdayThoughts

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Morning Man Encore: Ryan Kwanten!

Many of you fell in love with Ryan Kwanten watching him on HBO’s True Blood on which he played endearingly dim himbo Jason Stackhouse.

Before True Blood came along, the Aussie actor played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. After his stint ended, he joined the American teen drama series Summerland, portraying Jay Robertson.

Ryan currently stars in the TV series Oath.

But he caught my eye on an episode of Law & Order: SVU as a military guy wrongly accused of rape. The 33-year-old Aussie actor was so good in that episode and his chemistry with series star Mariska Hargitay was off-the-charts.

In 2010, Ryan chatted The Advocate and they covered all kinds of gay ground.

Here are some highlights:

Before True Blood, you starred as a lifeguard in the Australian soap Home and Away. Were you aware of gay fans that early in your career?
Yes, they’ve always been very staunch supporters of me. The great thing is that it’s a loyal fan base — they’ll stick with you through thick and thin, and I like that. You can’t buy that kind of loyalty.

I read a story in Star that claimed you purposely keep your love life private in part because you’re so conscious of your gay following. Any truth to that?
Well, it’s in Star, so it’s got to be true. [Laughs] But yeah, and, to be honest, it’s more than my love life. It was Einstein who once said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” We almost know too much about far too many actors in this day and age — to the point where it becomes harder and harder to see them as a character. So I’ve always tried to maintain somewhat of an air of mystery.

Were you always comfortable with the idea of male admirers?
Oh, yeah. Australians are a very open-minded society, and I come from a very liberal, open family, so it’s something that I’ve embraced from the get-go. My youngest brother, Lloyd, is gay.

Tell me about him.
He’s a doctor, so he got every ounce of intelligence in the family. He was probably about 18 when he came out, and I can wholeheartedly tell you that from the day that he did, he was a changed man for the better. The sheer beauty of who he is really came through.

Let’s talk True Blood. With the exception of Jason, all the major male characters were involved in homoerotic action last season. Did you feel left out?
Well, there are more seasons to come, so there’s still many an opportunity. I’m sure Alan Ball’s concocting some road to take Jason down that he’s never been down before.

UPDATE: In a 2014 episode of True Blood, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and vampire Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) hooked up in one of the steamiest dream sequences I’ve seen – perhaps ever!

Enjoy!



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Check out Pietro Boselli’s VMan cover shoot!

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@vman story shot by @giampaolosgura styling @georgecortina hair @benjaminthigpen set @rafaolarra production @dariocallegher

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Late Night Video: When the ladies of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” were on “Hot in Cleveland”


The ladies of the Mary Tyler Moore Show reunited in 2013 on Hot in Cleveland as champion bowlers who split up decades ago. In this clip, they share a precious moment while they reminisce with each other about their past. This took place shortly after Valerie Harper went public with her terminal cancer diagnosis. She survived more than six years while Moore and Georgia Engel died first. So glad they got together one last time.

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This video is just everything …

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Well, this just made my #monday #smile #feelgood #love : @abcnews

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Dan Levy “shocked and excited” as TV Guide names “Schitt’s Creek” number one show on TV right now

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BIG thank you to @tvguide for naming #SchittsCreek the #1 show on TV right now! In the words of Moira Rose, “I am shocked and delighted.” As Canadians, we’re uncomfortable with a ranking system – why can’t we all win?! That said, we’ll happily take the trophy home. Corey Nickols

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How I feel after making my way through a breakfast buffet. Thanks again @tvguide @unicornfightclub for all of these nice pictures.

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Tennis hunk Robert Farah relaxes in Miami after winning US Open doubles with Juan Sebastián Caba

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Disfrutando de un día de descanso en familia en Miami! ????

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2019 US OPEN CHAMPS! #colombianpower #equipocolsanitas @hublot

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