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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ couple Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp make covers of Attitude and The Advocate

The final frontier! Star Trek's Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz open up about the iconic show's first gay kiss in our new February issue – out everywhere now! @leighkeily #attitude #startrek #startrekdiscovery #anthonyrapp #wilsoncruz #trekkie #lgbt #lgbtpride #gay #instagay #gaykiss #gaycommunity #magazine #cover #february #lovewins

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In our new cover story, @albinokid1026 & @wcruz73 discuss their groundbreaking gay roles on @StarTrekCBS. Link in bio. Photography by @davidurbanke. Article by @dnlreynolds. #StarTrek

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Ellen Page marries Emma Portner: “Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife”

Oscar nominated actress Ellen Page is now a married woman. She revealed the big news with an Instagram photo of showing her and wife Emma Portner’s wedding rings. She wrote: ‘Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife. @emmaportner wedding rings.’ Portner teaches contemporary jazz at the Broadway Dance Center in New York.

Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife. @emmaportner

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Ryan Reynolds can’t decide which Chris is hottest: Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans or Chris Pine


Days of Our Lives: Will comes clean with Sonny about his New Year’s Eve kiss with Paul

Will decides to be honest with Sonny who is pulling out all the stops to make his long-lost husband feel comfortable. It’s clear Will is feeling overwhelmed, trapped and not eager to resume a life he has no memory of. First he drops the bombshell that he kissed Paul. But that’s only the beginning.

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Ellen DeGeneres reacts to Eric Trump tweeting she’s part of part of a government conspiracy called #DeepState

Ellen DeGeneres reacted beautifully today to some nonsense posted on Twitter by one of the Trump sons.

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Neil Patrick Harris posts waterfall video featuring hubby David Burtka and their adorable kids

One last New Year vid of the amazing waterfall adventure I had with the glorious @dbelicious and our terrific traveling tots. Because, I mean… waterfalls! #awesome #grateful #pandora

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Dustin Lance Black to be honored by Writers Guild of America West for civil and human rights efforts

Just got this press release from the Writers Guild of America West and am so thrilled to share this news:

Screenwriter and LGBTQ rights activist Dustin Lance Black (Milk, When We Rise) is set to receive the Writers Guild of America West’s 2018 Valentine Davies Award in recognition for his civil and human rights efforts, which have positively impacted the LGBTQ community. Black will be honored at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony on Sunday, February 11, at The Beverly Hilton.

“Dustin Lance Black is the embodiment of the Valentine Davies Award. A tireless advocate for the cause of LGBTQ+ rights, his accomplishments in that arena have been truly profound. The Board of Directors of the WGAW considers it our honor to give him this award,” said WGAW President David A. Goodman.

Academy and Writers Guild Award winner Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, filmmaker and social activist best known for writing the screenplay for the acclaimed film Milk and for aiding in overturning California’s discriminatory, anti-gay marriage Proposition 8.

In 2009, Black earned an Academy Award and Writers Guild Award, as well as the WGAW’s Paul Selvin Award, recognizing written work which embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties, for Original Screenplay for Milk, the inspiring biopic of late gay rights activist Harvey Milk. In addition to garnering PEN Center USA’s Literary Award, as well as BAFTA and Humanitas Prize nominations for his Milk screenplay, Black received the “Hollywood Breakthrough Award” for Screenwriter of the Year at the Hollywood Film Awards.

He is also a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), which successfully led the federal cases for marriage equality in California and Virginia with lawyers David Boise and Ted Olson, putting an end to California’s discriminatory Proposition 8.

In 2012, Black merged his creative and civil rights work with “8,” a play based on the Federal Proposition 8 trial. The L.A. production’s cast included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, and John C. Reilly. The play was broadcast live, has been staged in eight countries, as well as all 50 U.S. states, and continues to break viewership records online with over a million viewers.

Since winning the Oscar for Milk in 2009, Black has split his creative time in order to fight for LGBTQ+ equality at the national level. Beyond working with the American Foundation For Equal Rights (AFER), he served three years on the board of the Trevor Project, a national LGBTQ youth crisis hotline, where he established a permanent hotline in Harvey Milk’s former camera shop on the Castro District. Black has also been on an equal rights speaking tour, and was one of a handful of organizers of the LGBT March on Washington in October 2009, where he spoke to an audience of over 150,000 demonstrators in front of the nation’s Capitol. Recently, Black has expanded his scope to international activism: He is one of the co-founders of the Uprising of Love Coalition, which seeks to raise awareness of violence and discrimination committed against LGBTQ+ people in the international community.

Raised in a devout Mormon household in Texas, Black signed on in 2004 to draw on his Mormon childhood experiences in San Antonio as a writer and co-producer on HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated polygamist drama series Big Love, starring the late Bill Paxton. He continued to write for the show through its third season in 2008. During that time, Black penned the screenplay Pedro (Screenplay by Black, Story by Paris Barclay & Black), depicting the life and legacy of famed openly gay, HIV-positive Real World cast member Pedro Zamora. The film earned Black his second WGA nomination (Long Form Original), as well as Humanitas Prize nom, after it premiered on MTV and VH1 in 2009.

In 2011, Black earned his second “10 Best of the Year” award from the American Film Institute for his Clint Eastwood-directed screenplay, J. Edgar, an illuminating biopic of notorious, closeted FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Black made his feature directorial debut with Virginia in 2012. In 2013, Black began work creating the ambitious miniseries When We Rise, which premiered on ABC last February. The acclaimed miniseries, inspired in part by the unpublished manuscript by gay rights activist and Milk colleague Cleve Jones, chronicles the true stories of the personal and political struggles, setbacks, and triumphs of diverse LGBTQ activists who pioneered the modern LGBTQ rights movement from 1971 to present day in America.

Black is currently developing the telefilm Bayard for HBO, a biopic chronicling the life of civil rights activist and gay trailblazer Bayard Rustin, who organized 1963’s historic March on Washington, which drew a crowd of 250,000 and where Martin Luther King, Jr’s seminal “I Have A Dream” speech took place. He is also developing a limited series, Lindbergh, for Paramount Television, which will follow the tumultuous life of famed pilot Charles Lindbergh. He is adapting Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book, Under the Banner of Heaven, as a limited series for FX, with Ron Howard attached to direct. Black is also set to direct The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, a feature film which confronts the science of love and attraction for a modern audience.

Black has taught MFA screenwriting at UCLA, regularly appears on MSNBC, the BBC and CNN, has had three books published, has written for major screenwriting magazines, contributes to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post, topped the list of Out Magazine’s “40 under 40,” and has been named one of the 50 most powerful LGBTQ people in America today. In 2017, Black married his partner, UK Olympic diver Tom Daley, and lives in London.

The WGAW’s Valentine Davies Award honors Guild members whose humanitarian efforts and service have brought dignity and honor to writers everywhere. Past Valentine Davies recipients include Norman Lear, Neal Baer, Larry Gelbart, Tom Schulman, Carl Reiner, Susannah Grant, Phil Rosenthal, Sam Simon, Ben Affleck, John August, and most recently Richard Curtis.


‘The Fosters’ to end five season run with a three-episode finale – spinoff series has been ordered

The celebrated family drama series The Fosters will be ending its run after five seasons but not before a final three-episode installment, which will introduce a spinoff series, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The Freeform network has greenlighted a three-part The Fosters finale event to air next summer, while also giving a 13-episode series order to a Fosters offshoot starring the series’ Cierra Ramirez and Maia Mitchell. Set several years in the future, it will follow the lives of their characters, Callie (Mitchell) and Mariana (Ramirez), as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives. I hear the two may be joined by at least one more young Fosters cast member, with conversations currently underway.

The idea for a spinoff series came from The Fosters’ three writing executive producers, creators Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg as well as Joanna Johnson, who are shepherding the project. The trio felt it was time to grow the younger characters up and pitched the idea how to do that.

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Celeb Instagram: Wilson Cruz & Anthony Rapp! Billy Gilman! Robin Roberts! Rafael Nadal!

Be sure to catch your #SpaceBoos on this months cover of @theadvocatemag this month! Link in Bio!

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Hey 2018…I see you…#newyear

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Stylist @diandre_tristan picking up where he left off last year! #WhatSheWore @stjohnknits dress @maisonvalentino heels @ameliarosejewel earrings @Davidyurman jewelry

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Camino de #Melbourne #australianopen on my way

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WATCH: Ricky Martin stops by ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and talks Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Ricky Martin was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday and gave an update on his kids, and relief efforts in Puerto Rico for which he has raised nearly $5 million. He points out that 53% of the island remains without power. The Latin heartthrob also talked to Ellen about baring his bottom in the new drama series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.


Days of Our Lives: An unapologetic talks to grandma Marlena about kissing Paul on New Year’s Eve

Will Horton has a New Year’s Eve to remember that includes a heart-to-heart with his grandma Marlena (I LOVE scenes between Chandler Massey and Deidre Hall) and a kiss with Paul. All this occurs while Sonny is back at the mansion awaiting his return. There’s lots going on in this episode with all the characters but we do get plenty of Will-Sonny-Paul. Enjoy!

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Anderson Cooper talks New Year’s Eve show during visit to Stephen Colbert on ‘The Late Show’

Anderson Cooper doesn’t appear to be aware or care about the brutal Twitter comments about his pairing with Andy Cohen on New Year’s Eve. Instead, he chatted Tuesday night with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show about Andy’s wardrobe (yawn). At least he didn’t mention Andy gesticulating during their blind date phone call all those years ago. Anyway, after talk about The Rock and the gym and his partner’s French relatives, Anderson talks about the uprising in Iran with Colbert.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Rhys Howden!

Nothing like a hunky Aussie waterpolo player to start off the day!

Good grief, this guy is attractive.

He’s 30-year-old Rhys Howden and he played for Australia in the Rio Olympics.

It was the third Olympics for Howden whose nickname is ‘Squeak.’

A love of water polo runs in the family; his father Phil played for and captained the Great Britain water polo team from 1977-1981. Howden says it was his father’s influence and guidance in the sport that got him to where he is today.

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WATCH: Colton Haynes makes half-court shot

Rollin in to #2018 like this…

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Morning Round-Up: Ricky Martin on Ellen show; Nicole Kidman throws shade; “Call Me By Your Name” sequel?

Director hinting at a sequel to “Call Me By Your Name?” NewNowNext

Ricky Martin Talks ‘Versace’ with Ellen: ‘I Show My Tush for the First Time on Television’ Towleroad

Nicole Kidman threw expert shade at Andy Cohen on NYE Gay Star News

Gus Kenworthy shows off his very best assets in ultra-revealing NYE photo Queerty

Don Lemon Kisses Boyfriend in Roaring New Year Broadcast The Advocate

Ellen Page joins Hollywood stars in Time’s Up campaign in a bid to end harassment Pink News

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Snapped! Russell Tovey’s Best 9 on Instagram!


2017 #bestnine Thank you for all the follows and likes !!

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Here’s a preview of this week’s ‘Will & Grace’

Have you been watching the new season of Will & Grace? What do you all think? I’m thoroughly enjoying it! On Thursday’s episode titled Friends and Lover, Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) try to convince themselves they are okay with dating the same man, the charismatic “Bad Boy of Bread” (special guest star Nick Offerman). Meanwhile, Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally) get an annoying commercial jingle stuck in their heads and must seek medical attention.


Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster: “Going to the movies has become like a theme park”

Jodie Foster had some harsh – and very true – things to say about the movie industry these days.

Foster talked to the Radio Times about movies of the Marvel and DC: “Going to the movies has become like a theme park. Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth. It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world. I feel like I make movies because there are things I have to say in order to figure out who I am or my place in the world, or for me to evolve as a person.”

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Tuesday Morning Man: Taye Diggs!

Yes, it is possible for one man to be that good looking and that talented.

Taye Diggs, who turns 47 today, came to the attention to a lot of us in 1998′s How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Angela Bassett’s much-younger lover. But by that time, Taye was already a Broadway veteran who had appeared in the Tony-winning revival of Carousel and in his signature stage role of Benny the landlord in Rent. He later played Billy Flynn in a revival of Chicago and joined much of the original Broadway cast in the film version of Rent.

But in recent years, Taye has been focused on television and played Dr. Sam Bennett on ABC’s The Practice from 2007-13 after previously starring in the network’s short-lived Daybreak.

He has since gone on to star in the TV series Murder and the First and is currently appearing in the hit series Empire.

But my favorite Taye TV series is Kevin Hill in which he played a busy lawyer and swinging bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he is forced care for an infant left for him by a dead cousin. And then, of course, there was his four episode stint on Will & Grace as Will’s boyfriend. When you think about it, Will did pretty good over the run of the series. He got to date Taye AND Patrick Dempsey, among others.

Taye was also married to Broadway star Idina Menzal, a Tony winner for Wicked, from 2003 until 2014l.

In 2015, Taye took over the title role in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch until the show closed.

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As Anderson and Andy bombed on CNN, here’s how Kathy Griffin spent her New Year’s Eve

Please enjoy a personal message from Maggie, puppies and I. I sincerely want to thank all of you who have stuck by me with support, especially since May 30th. You guys have kept me going. I want you to have a better, if not great, year ahead. -KG #dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #dogs #puppies #love #laugh #nye #mom

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The reviews are in! @tipitmaggiegriffin STILL loves tippin it! #2018 #champagne #vine #nye #laugh #instagood #thankyou

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