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Laverne Cox, Sara Ramirez, and Jason Collins outside US Supreme Court: “No one should be fired from work just because they’re LGBTQ”

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It was truly overwhelming to be at the #SupremeCourt of the United States today to hear oral arguments for a set of cases that included the first case involving transgender civil rights to be argued before the court. Thank you to #AimeeStephens #GeraldBostock and the family of the late #DonaldZarda, everyday people, citizens, human beings fired from their jobs for being who they are who had the courage to fight back against that discrimination, a fight that took them all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States today. Everyday people can make a difference. You can make a difference. #TransIsBeautiful #WeWontBeErased #transrightsarehumanrights #lgbtq #love #equity #riseupOct8

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Speaking on the steps of the Supreme Court today at the @aclu_nationwide rally; telling the world that no one should be fired from work just because they’re a member of the lgbtq community. #RiseUpOct8 #EndWorkplaceDiscrimination

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I just want this hug to extend to the entire spectrum of my #lgbtq+ family. Yesterday was an historic day for us no matter what those justices decide. We are here. We exist. We are beautiful. We are necessary. I want this hug to extend to everyone wo has ever experienced discrimination, oppression, violence, stigma, shame, trauma. We can hold space for each other across all our differences and we must hold space with each other through our pain and know that that pain need not block the joy that can coexist alongside it. … #TransIsBeautiful #WeWontBeErased #lgbtq #love

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Matt Wilkas & Michael Henry star in “The Gay Hello”


I love to watch Matt Wilkas in anything. This latest comedy video with Michael Henry is a pretty funny takeoff on “The Gay Hello.” Enjoy!!!

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Alan Cumming speaks out: “We need to have zero tolerance for domestic violence”

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Paint your finger nail purple to raise awareness about domestic violence. #putthenailinit @safehorizon

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Morning Round-Up: Rachel Maddow; Tyler Perry; Jon-Lee Olsen; Antoni Porowski; Elton John; Hillary Clinton; Tyler Blackburn

Rachel Maddow Unmasks “Batwoman” Role as the “Voice of Gotham” NewNowNext

Tyler Perry’s Massive New Film Studio Will House a Compound for Displaced LGBTQ Youth Towleroad

Pro Hockey Player Jon-Lee Olsen Comes Out as Gay Out.com

Antoni Porowski really, really hates being single: ‘I’m somebody who is pathological co-dependant’ Pink News

Elton John Recalls That Time Queen Elizabeth B*tch-Slapped Her Nephew NewNowNext

Hillary Tweets ‘Don’t Tempt Me’ After Trump Dares Her To Run Again The Randy Report

Tyler Blackburn’s journey from lonely teen to out & proud queer bi star Queerty

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Wednesday Morning Man: Jacob Frey!

Jacob Frey is the good looking mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who’s been in the news this week for standing up to Donald Trump.

Locked in a bitter impeachment battle, Trump and his campaign have locked horns with 38-year-old Frey ahead of a “Keep America Great” rally in the Twin Cities scheduled to take place Thursday, Trump’s reelection effort is accusing Frey of overcharging the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis $530,000 for security and other costs related to hosting the event.

Trump slammed both Frey and Rep. Ilhan Omar — one of his favorite Democratic foils in Congress: “The lightweight mayor is hurting the great police and other wonderful supporters. 72,000 ticket requests already. Dump Frey and Omar! Make America Great Again!”

Frey responded an hour later, quoting Trump’s message and tweeting: “Yawn… Welcome to Minneapolis where we pay our bills, we govern with integrity, and we love all of our neighbors.”

Frey member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, he was elected to the Minneapolis City Council in 2013, representing the Third Ward. Frey ran for mayor in 2017 and won. He was sworn into office on January 2, 2018.



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Elton John on his autobiography out next week: “I poured my heart and soul into it”

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ME, my autobiography is finally out next Tuesday. I poured my heart and soul into it. It goes beyond the fantasy you saw in @rocketmanmovie and gives you all the truth. It’s extremely honest and very funny. I hope you like it. #EltonJohnBook pre-order on bio-link.

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Gus Kenworthy films guest spot on “Will & Grace”

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Will & Grace! (not pictured Will or Grace) I had a blast yesterday getting to film a little guest spot on the last season of this iconic gay show! Thank you to all who made it happen! @nbcwillandgrace @maxmutchnick

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WATCH: It’s story time with Miss Coco Peru!

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Greg In Hollywood attends the star-studded kickoff of Robert Osborne Celebration of Classic Film

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Tonight was the star-studded kickoff of the Robert Osborne Celebration of Classic Film. Before the screening of “Dodsworth,” Angela Lansbury, Robert Wagner, Eva Marie Saint, Carole Cook and Diane Baker spoke about the late, great Osborne. A night to remember! @theacademy @turnerclassicmovies @officialrobertwagnerwebsite @theangelalansbury

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Angela Lansbury is such a legend that I took a picture of her chair tonight. She later sat in it to watch “Dodsworth” at the movie Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. #angelalansbury #emptychair #emptychairs

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Morning Round-Up: SCOTUS; ; Adam Lambert; Nick Jonas; Ellen DeGeneres-George Bush; Hayley Kiyoko

US Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Whether it’s Legal to Fire Someone for Being Gay or Transgender Towleroad

Adam Lambert compares popstars coming out as non-binary to coming out as gay 10 years ago Pink News

Nick Jonas joins The Voice as a coach for 2020 EW.com

Ellen DeGeneres defends “fun” afternoon with “friend” George W. Bush Queerty

Ellen DeGeneres-George W. Bush Controversy Goes Overtime: Some Tweeters Still Unmoved By Host’s Defense Deadline

Why Hayley Kiyoko Says, ‘I Will Always Sing About Girls’ Advocate

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Tuesday Morning Man: Lamon Archey!

The very handsome and very sexy Lamon Archey plays Eli Grant, a cop on the Salem police force on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

Archey was previously best known for the role of Mason Wilder on The Young and the Restless.

He also portrayed Detective Rick Davidson on the HBO series Roadies and has had roles in the feature film The Woman in the Red Dress and the TV movie Engaged.

The 38 year old is also a model and has two children with dating model and actress Mercedes Cornett and a child from a previous relationship.

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Celeb Instagram: Andrew Rannells & Tuc Watkins! Sean Maher! Derek Hough! Dan Amboyer! NPH, Burtka & Bianca del Rio!

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CSI: Simi Valley

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Madison!! So thrilled to be coming back, see you in a few weeks! October 26th/27th ???? #Repost @wizardworld with @get_repost ・・・ Two Sean's are better than one! Please welcome Sean Maher (Firefly / Serenity) to Madison! Stay tuned! We will have more announcements coming your way soon! ???? FIND TICKETS AT THE LINK IN OUR BIO. October 25-26-27 2019 #WizardWorldMadison #WizardWorld

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BACKYARD CARDIO 10 cal SPRINT Echo Bike 10 perfect pushups 10 Cal SPRINT Echo Bike 10 Burpees 10 Cal SPRINT Echo Bike 30 Sit Ups/ your choice Repeat until you reach 100 Cals on Echo bike This little set spikes my heart rate and usually makes me feel like I wanna puke. The key is the SPRINT. Pushing Vigorously and intense in short spurts improves stamina. My bro @brookslaich got me into that machine and it is an absolute beast!!!

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Celebrating 2 years ago, today. #gayhusbands

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Last night @dbelicious and I had the pleasure of introducing @thebiancadelrio for her sold out performance at CARNEGIE HALL! Hilarious juxtaposition in the perfectly right/wrong way. Bravo, Bianca! #itsjesterjoke

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See Nyle DiMarco share a sexy kiss with a hot firefighter on ABC’s “Station 19″

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my role on @station19 as a deaf firefighter who falls in love with the protagonist

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When Rip Taylor’s surprisingly serious “It Ain’t All Confetti” show got a star-studded launch


Sad to read about Rip Taylor’s passing at the age of 84. I loved him as host of the $1.98 Beauty Show. I’ve been on a mni-vacation in the wine country and will be flying home soon. But wanted to quickly re-post this from May 2010 when I attended Rip’s one-man show in North Hollywood.

If you want laughs, you will get plenty watching Rip Taylor’s one-man show It Ain’t All Confetti at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. But you will also be deeply moved by the monologues he delivers about his life and what performing in front of an audience means to him.

After tossing off dozens of silly jokes rapid-fire with confetti and various props in the mix, Rip literally rips off his toupee and gets real. He tells about a tough childhood which included being in foster care where he was molested and learning to make bullies laugh in school to escape their fists.

<br />Jackie Gleason, Rip Taylor and Mike Douglas

He tells of working in the U.S. Capitol as a congressional page before joining the Navy where, unexpectedly, he got his start in showbiz. From then on, the anecdotes flow. There were 20 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and nearly as many on The Jackie Gleason Show until “The Great One” flew into a rage because Rip casually touched him while they shared a laugh.

His shtick of ripping up index cards after a joke fails was born during what he thought was a bomb appearance on The Merv Griffin Show. Rip thought he was going over so badly that he began ripping up cards and throwing shoes then stormed off the set. He was invited back the next day by Merv and asked to be that crazy man again.

He hasn’t stopped since.

<br />As he appeared in Robert Redford's Indecent Proposal  as Demi Moores boss.Rip didn’t talk at all about The $1.98 Beauty Show, thew syndicated show from the late 70s that I remember him so well for or his time as a regular on The Brady Bunch Variety Hour. Maybe that’s because he has so many other accomplishments including a three-time Entertainer of the Year winner in Las Vegas and serious acting roles in such films as Indecent Proposal where he played Demi Moore’s boss, unrecognizable in a dramatic role sans toupee.

The running theme of the show is how the spotlight was a cure-all for Rip and it is clear that it still is for this star now in his mid-70s. I’ve interviewed him on several red carpets and he has at times appeared a little shaky because of knee surgery. But as I watched him own the stage Friday, it was as if 25 years had melted away and he was still in his prime.

Fascinating to watch.

Rip’s show is performed inside the El Portal’s 99-seat Forum Theater so there is a real intimacy to the show which has already been extended through June 6. (click HERE for ticket info).

Rip is well-regarded by his peers and many showed up for Friday night’s official grand opening including Kathy Griffin (pictured, left, with Rip after the show) along with Ruta Lee, Alek Trebeck, Julie Newmar, Bruce Vilanch, Anne Jeffreys, Dee Wallace, Dick and Pat Van Patten, Susan Olsen (pictured below with Rip and Jane Kean), Judy Tenuta, Kate Linder, Rich Little, Margaret O’Brien and others.

I talked to some of these folks before the show began and asked them what made this show a must-see:

Ruta Lee: “Rip Taylor, beyond being one of the funniest people God put on this Earth, is also one of the nicest people God put on this Earth. He’s generous, he’s warm, he’s very loving and he’s totally insane which makes him an angel.”

Bruce Vilanch: “I loaned him my hair 20 years ago and I’ve come to collect it.”

Susan Olsen: “I loved Rip [on the Brady Bunch Variety Hour), he was a sweetheart. He's still a sweetheart. He contributed to our book Love to Love You Brady which was about the variety show. He was a doll."

Jane Kean: "He's one of my favorites., he's just a natural funny man. He got a ticket for jay walking with my sister once, that makes us very close [laughs].”

Judy Tenuta: “We’re both high maintenance and wild.”

Fellow comedian Rich Little said he wouldn’t want to share a marquee with Rip because:  “I don’t think I’d want to because no one would notice me.”

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Kathy Griffin didn’t do press but she did sign autographs for a very aggressive group that also swarmed around Alex Trebek and Susan Olsen. Publicist Harlan Boll, who was handling PR for the event, had profanities and slurs shouted at him by some of the autograph hounds and the police had to be called. Thankfully, most of the audience was already inside the theater and blissfully unaware of the ugliness going on outside.

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Morning Round-Up: Chace Crawford; Dylan Larkin; Sam Smith; Elle; “Chicago Fire”

Chace Crawford Said He Got A Lot Of Weird DMs Over That Bulge Pic DListed

NHL star Dylan Larkin opens up about the struggles of having a round, plump, muscular butt Queerty

‘Chicago Fire’ Character Celebrated by Fans After Coming Out as Gay Towleroad

Sam Smith Working on New Album, Shares Peek at Writing Process NewNowNext

Why Was Ellen DeGeneres Sitting With George W. Bush at Cowboy Game? Advocate

Kenneth’s Weekend Tennis Round-Up: Kenneth in the 212

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Happy 19th birthday to Jazz Jennings!

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Mitzi Gaynor profiled on “CBS Sunday Morning”


Mitzi Gaynor has been playing with audiences for more than 70 years now, in movies, then on TV and in Vegas. The singer, dancer and actress talks with Mo Rocca for CBS Sunday Morning about being wooed by Howard Hughes, landing the starring role in the film version of “South Pacific,” and sharing the “Ed Sullivan Show” stage with The Beatles.

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Weekend Talk Show Round-Up: Rachel Maddow; Ben Platt; Marie Osmond; and RuPaul!





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WATCH: Diahann Carroll talks about her two most famous television roles on “Julia” and “Dynasty”

There’s been a tremendous outpouring today since the news broke earlier today that the Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated legend Diahann Carroll has died at the age of 84.

While she was greatly accomplished on stage and screen, her two most iconic roles came on television in the title role of NBC’s Julia then as the grand diva Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty.

Miss Carroll spoke of these landmark roles for the Television Academy’s archives,

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Friday Round-Up: Tom Goss; The Conners; Antonio Banderas; Neil Patrick Harris; Rick Perry

Tom Goss’ “La Bufadora” Sheds Light on LGBT Domestic Violence, Benefits LA LGBT Center LGBT News Now

Darlene’s 12-Year-Old Son Comes Out as Gay on ABC’s ‘The Conners’ Towleroad

Antonio Banderas Had to “Kill” Himself to Play the Gay Man Who Made Him a Star NewNowNext

Olly Alexander, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry to start filming AIDS drama Queerty

Notorious Homophobe Rick Perry Is Out as Energy Secretary Advocate

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