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Morning Round-Up: John Krasinski; Dolly Parton; Mel B; Billy Porter; Trevor Noah; Tyra Banks

John Krasinski sent sweaty, naked photos to a famous male actor — and there’s proof Queerty

Dolly Parton Says Her Husband Wants a Threesome With Jennifer Aniston NewNowNext

Billy Porter: US President George H.W. Bush ‘was one of the worst culprits’ Out.com

Trevor Noah Recalls Funny, Teachable Moment With Obama About HIV HIVPlusMag.com

Mel B on sexuality, survival and solo Spice Girls’ songs: ‘I’m open to another relationship with a woman’ Gay Star News

Tyra Banks Pays Tribute to Gay Fans in Life Size 2 Out.com

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Monday Morning Man: Pietro Boselli!

Today the man who was dubbed the world’s hottest math teacher turns 30.

Pietro Boselli’s modeling career has overshadowed his teaching career because, basically, this green-eyed hunk is beyond drop dead gorgeous.

He’s a hunk with brains.

Pietro studied mechanical engineering at University College London and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2010. Last year he received his PhD in philosophy.

His modeling career took off a few years ago when a student posted about his looks in a Facebook post that went viral.

He has since been seen in modeling campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch and the fitness club Equinox. He has also appeared in spreads for GQ Style and was featured on the cover of Attitude.

As of this month, his Instagram account has 2.6 million followers.

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Celeb Instagram: Newsmen Edition!

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In LA with THIS GUY… fire up the cameras and let’s talk! climate and environment have never been more important! @climatereality

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Best açaí bowls on the planet. @martharaddatz told us about this secret little juice bar inside a no-frills grocery store on Kaua’i. The flavors in this bowl prove once again that Martha is a genius.

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We’re #ALLIN4PR. @timpmalonenyc and I support @ricky_martin & his foundation in their effort to help rebuild #puertorico this holiday season. #merrychristmas

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Great day to put the top down on the Benz for some @patrickdabner @ella_dorsey #ravens

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Is there such a thing as a Thanksgiving extension? I’d be super thankful. ( already am )

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Greg Berlanti’s sweet tribute to husband Robbie Rogers: “The most tender, loving soul I ever met”

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5 years since we met, almost three years since our son was born, two years since you said “yes”, one year since we both said “I do” and Forever in the other direction. Happy anniversary to the most tender, loving soul I ever met. So blessed to share it all with you. Some remembrances from the past 12 months…

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Showtune Sunday: All About Jonathan Groff’s epic version of “Anything Goes”


Several years back, Jonathan Groff enlisted ensemble dancers from Broadway’s Tony Award-winning “Anything Goes” — and even learned Tony winner Kathleen Marshall’s choreography — to recreate the eight-minute title tap number from the Cole Porter musical at MCC Theater’s March 26 “Miscast” benefit.

Here’s the number in all its glory, sung and danced at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. The annual benefit brings together Broadway stars to perform songs from roles in which they’d never be cast.

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Inside The Fabulous ‘Cher Show’ On Broadway


Cher’s story and songs are taking center stage in a new Broadway musical, “The Cher Show.” TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones goes behind the scenes of the production to see how this musical journey came together.

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Morning Man Classic: Treat Williams!

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Although younger people may know Treat Williams best from his starring role on Everwood from 2002-06, but this handsome actor made his big splash decades earlier.

It was in 1979 that Williams landed the lead in the big screen version of the musical Hair which earned hm a Golden Globe Award nomination. He was nominated again two years later for his starring role in the film Prince of the City then again for a television production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Now 66, Williams has more than 75 film and television credits including 1941, Once Upon a Time in America, Miss Congeniality 2, Howl and 127 Hours. He is also a stage veteran starring in Broadway productions of Follies, Grease, The Pirates of Penzance and Love Letters.

Williams currently plays a role as Mick O’ Brien in a Hallmark Channel television series called ‘’Chesapeake Shores’’ originally airing August 2016 till current. He also had a recurring role in Chicago Fire as Kelly Severide’s father, Benny Severide until his character’s death in season 7.

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Saturday Video: In this “Will & Grace” scene, Will’s mom breaks some bad news about his “brother”

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Celeb Instagram: World AIDS Day Edition

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Today is World AIDS Day. Everyone needs to know their HIV status. Testing has never been easier or simpler. There’s no excuse for undetected HIV anymore. People living with HIV now live full, happy lives, most on only one pill a day. And with HIV properly managed, people won’t pass the virus onto others. The future has never looked brighter. We are on our way to ending AIDS by 2030. @ejaf @eltonjohn #WorldAIDSDay

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This #WorldAIDSDay, I’m proud to support @EGPAF in their effort to #endAIDS in children globally. For a limited time only, give $20 or more and you’ll get a @KeithHaringFoundationt-shirt! Get yours today: www.pedaids.org/2020. Link in bio. #AIDSFreeGeneration

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Today is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education. @worldaidsday @worldaidsday18 @actagainstaids @aidshealthcare #WorldAIDSDay #HIV #AIDS #onestep4red #wad18 #aidsawareness #aidslifecycle #hivpositive

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It’s #WorldAidsDay. Remembering those we’ve lost and bringing awareness. The fight is not over!

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“We are optimistic that an end to the HIV pandemic is feasible. However, to reach this goal, we must apply the tools and advances already at hand as we continue to follow the science in laboratories and clinics around the world.” – NIH #WorldAIDSDay⁠ ⁠

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Today is #WorldAIDSDay and it's a perfect opportunity for us to speak up about HIV/ AIDS, to remember all those we have lost to this epidemic and to commit ourselves to fighting for those living with the disease. In the US alone there are currently over a million people with HIV+ status and tragically 75% of those people are living at or below the poverty line making access to life-saving medication and a nutritious diet near impossible. Another constant struggle for those affected is the debilitating stigma that we as a society place on them. Let's spread facts, not fear. HIV is not a gay disease and an HIV+ status does not make someone "dirty." Gents, stop referring to your HIV- status as "clean" on your dating/hookup apps – the implications are damning. ANYBODY can contract the virus and the most effective way we can help prevent that is through education, getting regularly tested and knowing your status and by practicing safe sex with condoms and/or PrEP. If you want to do something to help those living with HIV/ AIDS then PLEASE consider donating to my @aidslifecycle campaign – the link is in my bio! This June I will be riding this beautiful custom rainbow painted Cannondale bicycle 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles and I have pledged to raise $1,000,000 dollars for the cause. It's going to take a lot of work to reach that goal but if each of my followers clicked the link and donated just $1 then I would easily surpass my goal. I know that everyone is tight on cash coming into the holidays but I want to thank you all in advance for your generosity and support. Your donation is helping save lives and I love you for it!

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Happy 73rd birthday to the legendary Bette Midler! Here are 73 things I love about The Divine Miss M!

When Bette Midler turned 70 three years ago, I did what any gay blogger would do: I compiled a list of 70 things I love about her. Did most of it off the top of my head! Well today she turns 73 and I’m just basically re-running the list because there are some terrific videos in it I want you to see. She has a showbiz run that has lasted nearly a half-century. From her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the Roof in the 1960s to a legendary career that has brought her a Tony, three Emmys, three Grammys, four Golden Globes and a whopping seven American Comedy Awards.

And the gays had her first.

This showbiz icon first built up a core following in 1970 by performing at a local bathhouse in New York City called the Continental Baths with her piano player – an unknown named Barry Manilow.

Her staying power is so great that Bette has been able to weather major flops like her films Stella, Jinxed! and Scenes From A Mall and changes in the music industry. When all else fails, she’s been able to put together an amazing show and hit the road or take up residence in Las Vegas. This year she’s been the toast of Broadway playing the title role in the smash revival of Hello, Dolly! for which she won the 2017 Tony Award for best lead actress in a musical. Her curtain call for that show and her hilariously long Tonys speech where she cuts off the orchestra are classics and are the latest additions to my list.

Here are 73 other reasons why I love her so.

1. Her Buzz-worthy Twitter account in which she regularly calls out Trump. She also once called out ‘unseemly’ Geraldo Rivera for grabbing her breasts and shoving poppers under her nose before an interview. She demanded an apology from Rivera who seemed to be defending Matt Lauer.

2. Tireless campaign to clean up New York by founding the New York Restoration Project.

3. Oscar-nominated performance in 1979′s The Rose – her first leading role in a movie.


4. Unforgettable presentation of the Best Original Song Oscar to Arthur’s Theme at the 1982 Academy Awards. She decided to be dignified and ‘rise to the occasion’ and pretended to lifted her breasts then gave her own hilarious spin on the nominated songs.

5. The fact that she and Martin von Haselberg, her husband of 30 years, were married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas.

6. She tearfully sang Wind Beneath My Wings on the phone to a woman in the hospital with terminal cancer. It was her dying wish and she passed away a few hours later.


7. Emmy-winning appearance on Johnny Carson’s 1992 farewell on The Tonight Show – made Carson cry with her version of One For My Baby.

8. The classic character of Delores DeLago – a singing mermaid in a wheelchair.

9. Every single moment of For the Boys.

10. Every single moment of Hocus Pocus.

11. Every single moment of Beaches.


12. While accepting the Emmy in 1997 for her HBO special Diva Las Vegas, Bette admitted to being ‘extremely pissed’ that she lost the Emmy three years earlier for Gypsy.

13. Her classic line as the comically self-absorbed CC Bloom in Beaches: ‘But enough about me, let’s talk about you… what do YOU think of me?’

14. Classic guest spot in 1995 episode of Seinfeld as Bette Midler who George injures during a softball game.

15. One of the better celebrity websites around: bettemidler.com

16. The stellar 2014 album It’s The Girls which spans seven decades of famous girl groups. The wigs and wardrobe for TV appearances and the tour made it all even more epic.


17. Classic 1980 Golden Globe Awards acceptance speech when she teased: ‘I’ll show you a pair of golden globes!’

18. The sensational ballad From A Distance – one of the biggest hits of Bette’s career.

19. Memorable comedic performance as separated at birth twins opposite Lily Tomlin – who also played twins – in the 1988 hit comedy Big Business.

20. The make-up and the gloriously hideous teeth for Winifred in the 1993 film Hocus Pocus, now a Halloween classic.

21. Ruthless People

22. Outrageous Fortune

23. Down and Out in Beverly Hills

24. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.


25 Splendid performance of Wind Beneath My Wings at 1990 Grammy Awards shortly before winning Record of the Year.

26. Underrated dramatic performance in the little seen independent film Then She Found Me directed by Helen Hunt who played the daughter Midler gave up for adoption.

27. Unbilled performance in the 1997 John Travolta hit Get Shorty. Bette stole every scene she was in as Doris Saphron.


28. Hysterical Emmy-nominated guest spot on the sitcom Murphy Brown guest spot as Murphy’s last secretary (she had a new one every episode).

29. Delicious pairing of Bette and Nathan Lane in 2000 film Isn’t She Great. The divine one played Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann and Lane her press agent husband Irving Mansfield. It was so bad it was good!

30. Broadway triumph in the 2013 play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers.

31. Asked by Barbara Walters in a 1980 interview to rate herself on a scale of 1-10, Bette replied: ‘I think I’m about a 55. I think I’m a happening girl!’


32. Gave emotionally raw Golden Globes acceptance speech in 1992 just weeks after For the Boys bombed at box office. Bette could not hide her broken heart despite winning for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical..

33. Tear-jerking performance on The Glory of Love at end of the 1988 film Beaches.

34. The cover of the 1998 album Bathhouse Betty.

35. Putting her stamp on Mama Rose in 1993 TV version of Gypsy.

36. Fight scenes with Dennis Farina in the 1997 comedy That Old Feeling.


37. Gorgeous rendition of The Beatles In My Life in the 1991 film For The Boys for which she earned her second Oscar nomination for best actress.

38. Bette’s very cool 2006 holiday album called Cool Yule.


39. The absolutely hilarious – and raunchy – Otto Titsling number from Beaches.

40. The Grammy-nominated Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook produced by Barry Manilow.

41. Bette’s first turn as a grandmother (gasp!) in the 2012 hit comedy Parental Guidance.


42, Stupendously fun performance of the ditty Fat As I Am on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson in 1985.

43, Bette’s memorable voice work in the animated film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

44. Short-lived 2000 sitcom Bette on CBS which actually had some very funny moments during its 18 episode run with Bette as a fictional version of herself.


45. Opening the 1994 Emmy Awards with a terrific performance of Rose’s Turn from Gypsy.

46. Bette Midler’s Clams on the Half Shell Revue

47. The 1980 book Bette Midler: A View From a Broad

48. The 1983 book The Saga of Baby Divine

49. The Grammy-nominated Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook.

50. Bette’s old age make-up as Dixie Leonard in her 80s in For the Boys.

51. Her debut album The Divine Miss M released in 1972.

52. 1980 comedy album Divine Madness also made into a concert film.

53. 2003-05 Kiss My Brass tour

54. The soundtrack to For the Boys featuring Stuff Like That There, In My Life, Come Rain or Come Shine, I Remember You.

55. 1993′s Experience the Divine: Greatest Hits.

56. The soundtrack to Gypsy

57. Dressing like a giant rabbit – a singing rabbit – for her ‘meet cute’ scene with John Heard in Beaches.

58. When she took revenge on Danny Devito in the pier scene in Ruthless People.

59. The 1985 comedy album Mud Will Be Flung Tonight which brought Bette out of per post-Jinxed! career funk.

60. The Trashy Ladies medley with Cher on the first episode of Cher’s solo variety show in 1975.

61. The giant orange sweater that hid her pregnancy in some scenes of Outrageous Fortune.

62. Scenes with Nick Nolte in her comeback comedy Down and Out in Beverly Hills.

63. Do You Wanna Dance?

64. The annual Hulaween Ball to raise money for New York Restoration Project (NYRP).

65. Emmy-winning TV special Ol’ Red Hair is Back.

66. Glorious ending of First Wives Club when Bette, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn team up for a defiant version of You Don’t Own Me.

67. In First Wives Club when Bette’s character describes demise of her marriage: ‘He starts working out, he, he grows a mustache, he gets an earring. I said, “Morty, Morty, what are you? A pirate? What’s next? A parrot?’

68. She was voted ‘Most Talkative’ and ‘Most Dramatic’ in high school.

69. Bette’s good sense of humor about the We Are the World recording session when she was moved from being front-and-center with Bruce Springsteen to nearly out of camera range next to LaToya Jackson.

70. Touring and still filling arenas like LA Staples Center during 2015′s Divine Intervention show.

71. Returning to Hello, Dolly! over the summer for one final run before the show closed on Broadway.

72. Her memorable performance in the 2017 independent flick Freak Show as the mostly absentee mother of a gay son.


73. Reviving her memorable role as Caprice, one of Murphy Brown’s most memorable secretaries, on the current reboot off the sitcom.

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Weekend Round-Up: World AIDS Day; Cher & Bob Mackie; Tessa Thompson; Jonathan Bennett; and more!

How ‘Empire,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ ‘Pose’ Are Furthering the Conversation Around HIV and AIDS Variety

“Philadelphia” Turns 25: Screenwriter Says Young LGBTQs Must “Learn Their History” NewNowNext

Cher on Love, Loss, Failure, and Success Beyond Imagination Elle.com

The Marvelous Mr. Mackie: Thanks to a new musical, Cher’s favorite designer may finally get the respect he deserves The New York Times

Jim Parsons Spoils Kaley Cuoco’s Birthday Surprise and It Is Glorious TooFab

Ellen Page on her ‘Tales of the City’ role, starring in ‘Casablanca’ and her Astrea fundraiser GayCities.com

Tessa Thompson on why Marvel cut the bisexual scene in Thor: Ragnarok Gay Star News

Why Jonathan Bennett Was Shocked Ariana Grande Wanted Him for Her ‘Thank U, Next’ Music Video TooFab

Gus Kenworthy Pledges To Raise $1 Million Dollars for AIDS/LifeCycle HIV Plus

Stephen Fry wants you to ‘Rock the Ribbon’ this World AIDS Day Gay Star News

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Nathan Lane in conversation with Joy Behar


The two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane recently sat down with Joy Behar to talk about his life in theater, his recent triumphs as Theodore “Hickey” Hickman in The Iceman Cometh and as James Wicker in It’s Only a Play; family, friendship—and his delightful new picture book, Naughty Mabel, which comes out this fall.

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Celeb Instagram: Modeling Edition starring Raul Castillo! Charlie Carver! Garrett Clayton

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Essentially, I’m a model now. Thanks to the team at @essentialhomme I’m in great company for their Winter Issue. #repost from @cmagnipr ・・・ Raúl Castillo reflects on his trailblazing career in the Winter issue of @essentialhomme . Jewelry by #OfficinaBernardi Styling by @mrterry_lu

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Stepping out like a true #MasterofStyle. Head to the link in bio for more great pics of @CharlieCarver and the 2019 @Cadillac #XT4

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@popstarmagazine cover story out now!

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Morning Round-Up: Karamo Brown; Dustin Lance Black; Jonathan Bennett; Julie Andrews; Mike Pence

Karamo Brown’s Fiancé Had a Panic Attack Due to Wedding Planning Out.com

Harvey Milk ‘Would Have Gone Directly’ After Trump, Dustin Lance Black Says HuffPost

5 cute pics of Jonathan Bennett in Ariana Grande’s new Mean Girls-themed video Gay Star News

Julie Andrews has a secret role in Aquaman EW.com

Mike Pence fails to mention gay people in World AIDS Day speech Pink News

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Nico Tortorella talks to Wendy Williams about his new book of poetry and his non-traditional relationship

This is from last week when Younger star Nico Tortorella paid a visit to The Wendy Williams Show.

Nico talks about his new poetry book, “All of It Is You”. Then, he explains his non-traditional relationship and how his big Italian family took the news. Plus, Nico dishes about his friendship with Lindsay Lohan and his struggle with addiction.

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Friday Morning Man: Gael Garcia Bernal!

He had me at Y tu mama tambien.

And since then, Gael Garcia Bernal has been stellar in such films as The Motorcycle Diaries, El Crimen del Padre Amaro, Bad Education, Babel, Rosewater, Blindness, and Casa de Mi Padre, among many other films.

The actor, who turns 40 today, has been best known in recent years for his role as Rodrigo de Souza in the Amazon Studios’ web television series Mozart in the Jungle. In 2016, he won the Golden Globe Award for his performance in the show.

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Joy Behar Celebrates 20 Years On ‘The View!’

The View may have been the brainchild of Barbara Walters and had famous moderators Whoopi Goldberg, Meredith Viera and Rosie O’Donnell.

But for me, the best thing about the show has always been Joy Behar.

The two years Joy was not a part of the regular panel were the show’s worst, in my opinion. They smartly wooed her back.

Today the show celebrated 20 years of Joy with help from Viera, Gloria Steinem, April Ryan, Brian Stelter, Susie Essman, Ann Coulter, and Sarah Silverman!

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Celeb Instagram: Steve Grand! Gio Benitez & Harvey Fierstein! Troye Sivan! Jwan Yosef!

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It only took us 3 years, but I finally got together with @dashthree in #puertovallarta the other week. So awesome seeing you and @_jtrusty! Love you both! Performing here in #PV every TUESDAY (9:30) & THURSDAY (7:30) at @act2pv now through Jan 31! Get tickets at act2pv.com! #beach #muscle #fitness #speedo #bluechairs #mantamarbeachclub

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Fantastic day shooting a special @nightline piece with two game-changing superstars. The legendary @theharveyfierstein and the incredibly talented @michaelurielikesit. It will air in the next few weeks. But, as we prepare the piece, go see their funny & powerful revival of @torchsongbway. This is a discussion I can’t wait to share with you.

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Ol grump in @gq

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Ur casual Don Jwan

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Ryan Murphy congratulates Emmy winner Darren Criss for being one of EW’s Entertainers of the Year!

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Congrats to Darren who works so hard and stays so humble. I couldn’t be more proud.

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Morning Round-Up: Jake Borelli; Ryan Murphy; Garrard Conley; Eric McCormack; Sarah Paulson

Grey’s Anatomy Jake Borelli on coming out so that others ‘don’t feel as alone’ Gay Star News

Ryan Murphy is Getting His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on December 4 Out.com

‘Boy Erased’ Author Garrard Conley: ‘I’m Saying The Stuff No One Wants To Say’ HuffPost

Will & Grace star Eric McCormack says he wouldn’t get cast in 2018 Pink News

Twitter wants Sarah Paulson to play Miss Honey in Netflix’s Matilda Gay Star News

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