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Melissa Etheridge visits her hometown!

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What a fantastic time at our first #EtheridgeNation fan club event! Took everyone out on a tour of my hometown in #Leavenworth #Kansas and stopped by my old home & school!

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WATCH: Gloria Steinem talks about the benefits of feminism for men, the state of print journalism and the 2020 election

Gloria Steinem is one of the people I admire most in the world – so wise and articulate and inspiring. In this interview, she talks about the benefits of feminism for men, the state of print journalism and the 2020 election.


Morning Round-Up: Conrad Ricamora; Kristen Stewart; Sean Doolittle; George Michael; Boy George; Jax Taylor

Conrad Ricamora Is Ready to Be a Leading Man American Theatre

Kristen Stewart Opens Up About ‘First Love’ Robert Pattinson: ‘I Thought That Was It’

World Series champ Sean Doolittle skipped the White House celebration because he’s an LGBTQ ally Outsports

Boy George Tweeted About Pete Buttigieg, And It Got Messy DListed

George Michael’s First Posthumous Single Released Towleroad

Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka O’Hara get their own TV show Queerty

After homophobic outburst, reality star Jax Taylor claims “50 percent” of his friends are gay Queerty

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Celebrating two-time Oscar winner Sally Field’s 73rd birthday with a trip down on-screen memory lane

From Gidget to Norma Rae to Mary Todd Lincoln, Sally Field’s acting career has been one for the ages.

Hard to believe, but the actress who has been a star as long as Cher turns 73 today.

She’s had an astounding career that started out cute and perky on Gidget and The Flying Nun before she won her first Emmy for Sybil. Then had a Burt Reynolds phase (Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, The End) before winning best actress Oscars for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart and earning another Oscar nod in recent years for Lincoln.

Along the way there have been two more Emmys for ER and Brothers & Sisters, respectively, and memorable roles in such films as Steel Magnolias, Soapdish, Murphy’s Romance, Punchline, Forrest Gump , the Spider-Man franchise and the terrific My Name is Doris..

In 2017, she returned to the stage after an absence of 15 years with the revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

As if I didn’t already love her enough for her acting, Sally has shown us what a terrific mom she is. The youngest of her three sons, Sam Greisman, came out publicly as gay and Sally has been an excellent example of how a parent can handle this.

‘It’s important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son,’ Sally told Oprah Winfrey. ‘There are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don’t embrace their children as they struggle. Those children are struggling to embrace who they are, who nature — what nature intended them to be.’

Let’s celebrate sensational Sally with some of her great scenes:

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Wednesday Morning Man: Andy Beshear!

Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory Tuesday night in the Kentucky governor’s race over incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Beshear currently has 709,697 votes to Bevin’s 703,899 who said he is not conceding.

Beshear told supporters that his victory sent a message: “That our values, and how we treat each other is still more important than our party. That what unites us as Kentuckians is still stronger than any national divisions.”

Beshear, 41, was elected attorney general of Kentucky in 2015. He is the son of former two-term Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear who was Bevin’s predecessor.

He attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology. He then attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor.

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Celeb Instagram: Billy Eichner & Chris Evans! Jeremy Pope! Dustin Lance Black & Tom Daley! Barry Manilow!

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@privatepolicyny // image @davidurbanke // style @carllation

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PRIDE OF BRITAIN It’s always such an inspiring night and really restores my faith in humanity to see so many touching stories of these amazing heroes Thanks for having us @prideofbritain

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The release of the yearly Manilow calendar is a time honored holiday tradition just like egg nog, gingerbread houses, and presents. Presents….hmm. See where we're going there? Get yours now at

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Flashback: Elizabeth Taylor’s controversial 1992 “Vanity Fair” cover about her AIDS activism: “I don’t give a shit what people think”

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“I don’t give a shit what people think,” began the @VanityFair piece about Elizabeth’s groundbreaking #AIDS activism. She was featured on the cover of the magazine’s November 1992 issue, in a lengthy spread entitled “Liz Aid: Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS Odyssey.” ⁣ ⁣ The article continued, “Elizabeth put a face to AIDS. The face. Indeed she did—and before AIDS became the charitably correct disease that it is today.”⁣ ⁣ When the issue was published, Elizabeth found herself mired in controversy, mostly due to the photo of her used on its cover. Many readers were outraged that Elizabeth Taylor, bonafide Hollywood royalty, would be featured holding a condom and discussing sex so openly. ⁣ ⁣ Regardless, it was a groundbreaking cultural moment that helped further push the subjects of #sexeducation and #safesex practices into the public consciousness, with the intention of preventing the ongoing spread of HIV/AIDS.⁣ ⁣ #ElizabethTaylor⁣ #Courage⁣ #Conviction⁣ #Compassion⁣ #Confidence⁣ #Activism⁣ #HIV

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Morning Round-Up: Elizabeth Warren; Pete Buttigieg; Kamala Harris; DWTS UK; Kacey Musgraves & Dan Levy

Elizabeth Warren pledges to overturn military transgender ban on Day 1 Politico

Pete Buttigieg Releases New Ad Amid Surge in Iowa Polls: ‘Picture That First Day the Sun Comes Up’ Towleroad

WATCH: UK’s version of Dancing With The Stars features same-sex dance duo Queerty

Kamala Harris Rejects ‘Trope’ Black Voters Hate Gay People Advocate

Kacey Musgraves Gifts Dan Levy a Lump of Coal in New Holiday Special Trailer NewNowNext

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Why Dominic Thiem is a popular gif!

In my opinion, Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem has got the best tennis booty since Stefan Edberg, the Swedish superstar who reached number one in 1990 and 1991. Them has won five tournaments this season and is currently one of the top eight players participating in this week’s prestigious ATP Finals. Someone made a gif of Dominic receiving serve that I thought you might enjoy!


WATCH: Chris Evans and actor brother Scott Evans play “Know Your Bro” on “The Tonight Show”

This really is hilarious.

I love how close Chris Evans and his younger brother Scott Evans are. The brothers took turns putting on noise-cancelling headphones while Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon asks them questions about each other and challenges them to match each other’s answers.

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Morning Man Classic: Jon-Erik Hexum!

Had he lived, today would have been the 62nd birthday of Jon-Erik Hexum.

I still remember the first time I ever laid eyes on the dreamy actor. It was in the 1983 television movie The Making of a Male Model opposite Joan Collins. The Dynasty diva played a successful modeling agent who meets the young and handsome ranch hand Tyler Burnett (Hexum) in Nevada while attending an outdoor shoot. She notices his good looks and invites him to move to New York and start working as a male model.

Hexum had already starred in the TV series Voyagers! which lasted one season. But I had never watched it so this movie was my introduction to him. By 1984, he had landed the lead in another series: CBS’s Cover Up opposite Jennifer O’Neill. Hexum played a former Marine Special Forces Operative working undercover as a male model.

Sadly, the young actor was killed on the set of the show after completing just seven episodes. He was playing with a gun loaded with blanks and shot himself in the right temple. He was declared dead six days after the accident.

But he’s never been forgotten.

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Celeb Instagram: Pete Buttigieg! Matthew Wilkas! Trevor Donovan! Ruby Rose! Ricki Lake!

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. Liberty-Justice Dinner Iowa Caucus

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Just cuz, with @wadleywadley

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To keep the purple and blue or change it up?

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Tito may need to go on another diet. ???? #Bulldog

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Actor Dan Amboyer and husband announce they are going to be dads: “We already love them so much”

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Been keeping this close to our chests for some time.. Here’s a pic from the day we found out we are going to be dads! A very Good Friday indeed, back in April. It’s been years in the making, and Eric and I can’t wait to finally welcome our baby into our world next month. A dream coming true. We already love them so much. #twodads #gaydads

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Acclaimed transgender bodybuilder documentary “Man Made” available on video on-demand Nov. 7

The award winning trans-bodybuilding doc Man Made releases worldwide on VOD platforms on Thursday, Nov. 7.

I heard all kinds of great buzz about it at Outfest in July but was on vacation and unable to make the screening.

The film follows the extraordinary lives of four transgender men as they prepare to compete at TransFitCon, the only all trans-bodybuilding competition in the world – held in Atlanta, GA.

What precedes this triumphant moment are a set of personal and diverse journeys taken on the path to self-identity and empowerment: Man Made intertwines the nuances of manhood; the drive for social justice; and the competitive desire to forge our own paths and be our personal best.

The film takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. It’s a character-driven, intimate, and riveting verité-style competition film, but also a unique social justice narrative. It speaks to the ways in which we all choose to define and reshape ourselves, both figuratively and literally.

Man Made is directed by trans-filmmaker T Cooper who is an acclaimed novelist, television writer, journalist and LGBT activist.

“I believe that this film is more vital than ever,” Cooper says. “Even though I am not a bodybuilder, I know what it means to envision and then actually take steps to build the body-and life-that you want. So in some ways, this is my story. But it is also the story of anybody who has done what it takes to become the person s/he is meant to be.”

The film is executive produced by Téa Leoni, who says: “Man Made is striking, and simply feels like nothing I’ve seen in storytelling around transgender lives, either documentary or narrative. Simply put: you see this film, and it changes you.”

Man Made world premiered in 2018 at over 75 festivals around the world, winning critical and audience acclaim. Out Magazine called the film “an assured crowd-pleaser, made with great love and insight.” The New Yorker said, “Man Made upends the traditional documentary gaze… [and] resists the urge to turn the bodybuilders’ stories into narratives of simple, complete self-actualization; instead, it offers a testament to individual moments of joy-transformative in themselves.”

Festival awards include Best Documentary Jury Award, Atlanta Film Festival; Best Documentary Audience Award, Outfest Los Angeles and NewFest NYC; and Best Documentary Jury Award at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

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Elton John tops Ronan Farrow and Rachel Maddow on The New York Times best sellers list

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So thrilled that my memoirs “ME” have landed in the Number 1 position on the @newyorktimesbestsellers non-fiction chart!!! Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy ???????????????? @nytimes

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Ellen DeGeneres to be present with the Carol Burnett Award at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards

Ellen DeGeneres is set to be honored with the second Carol Burnett Award at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards which will take place on January 5, 2020.

The Carol Burnett Award is presented to someone who has made outstanding contributions to the television medium on and/or off the screen. It is the TV equivalent to its film counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The award was first introduced last year at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards and was given to Carol Burnett.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award,” said Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “From her sitcoms, to stand-up, to becoming a household staple on daytime television, she is a pioneer who has captivated audiences for nearly 25 years with her undeniable charm and wit. In addition to her television success, she’s an advocate and philanthropist, lending her voice to those who don’t have one, and spreading kindness and joy through the power of her platform. We look forward to celebrating her achievements at this year’s ceremony.”

DeGeneres was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2016 and was also presented with the 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in October 2012.


Kathy Griffin: “I’m 59 today”

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Morning fellas. I’m 59 today

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59 today and no f**ks left to give.

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Morning Round-Up: Olivia Newton-John; Pete Buttigieg; Katie Hill; Kristen Stewart; Delta Airlines; Tennis round-up

Olivia Newton-John’s Iconic Grease Outfit Sells For $405,700 at Auction Broadway World

Pete Buttigieg Slams Trump Plan to Allow Adoption and Foster Care Agencies to Reject Gay Couples Based on Religious Beliefs Towleroad

Katie Hill hires expert revenge porn attorney Los Angeles Blade

‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Inch Up In Households With Host Kristen Stewart Deadline

Delta Restoring Same-Sex Love Scenes to Booksmart, Rocketman Variety

Weekend Tennis Round-Up: Kenneth in the 212

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Monday Morning Man: Matthew McConaughey!

Matthew McConaughey turns 50 years old today!

The Texas-born actor showed off his amazing body in such films as Magic Mike, Surfer Dude, Fool’s Gold, and Sahara.

Despite dramatic turns in such early career films as A Time to Kill, Amistead, and Lone Star, I started thinking of McConaughey as mostly a hunk. For years he would be splashed all over magazines and websites surfing, playing frisbee over running shirtless.

But, his most acclaimed years were still to come and he has far exceeded what I thought he might be capable of. Of course there is his stupendous Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club which also won him the Golden Globe and SAG awards and many other prizes.

He immediately followed that with a memorable smaller role in The Wolf of Wall Street and an Emmy-nominated performance in True Detective.

The years leading up to that film were filled with other great performances in such films as Magic Mike, The Paperboy, Mud, Killer Joe, and The Lincoln Lawyer.

In more recent years, I’ve been impressed with his performances in the films Gold and Serenity.

\In the latter film, he had a few shirtless scenes and yes, he’s still got it!

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Celeb Instagram: Couples Edition!

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THANK U @lacma for a stellar night at the museum and Thank u @gucci for the killer Velvet moment ???? #lacmagala

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“I would love to live like a river flows. Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” #johnodonohue #beautifulquotes #gay #husbands #memories #spain ???? – @victorlax

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@onepeloton outdoor run. Beautiful Sunday.

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