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George Takei’s call to action!

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Will you join me, friends?

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Bonus News Round-Up: Pete Buttigieg vs. Trump; Lil Nas X; Dave Chapelle; Joel Schumacher; Mike C. Manning

Out candidate Pete Buttigieg would beat Donald Trump in presidential election LGBTQ Nation

Lil Nas X Makes Gay History With CMA Nomination Advocate

There are no openly gay pro male tennis players and nobody really knows why Outsports

Joel Schumacher Says He’s Had Sex with 10,000 or 20,000 Men: ‘It’s Not [Amazing] for a Gay Male, Because It’s Available’ Towleroad

Of course Dave Chapelle cracks a bunch of passé gay jokes in his latest comedy special Queerty

Jim Parsons Films a Shopping Scene for ‘The Boys in the Band’ Movie Just Jared

Beth Ditto on Taylor Swift: ‘I was like, great anthem… straight white girl?’ Celeb Bitchy

William Sadler and Mike C. Manning To Star In Horror Feature ‘Slapface’ Deadline

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Tennis hottie Borna Coric withdraws from US Open: “For an athlete, the worst thing that can happen”

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I am really sad because I had to withdraw from the tournament. The last couple of months were really tough because of the injury I had. For an athlete, the worst thing that can happen is an injury in the middle of the competition. It is never easy to withdraw, but at this moment, my body is telling me to stop and assess the situation. So as hard as this decision is, I think it is smart in the long term. NY is one of the best cities in the world and I am looking forward to playing @usopen next year. Thanks everyone for the amazing support I got here, you make me feel like home. See you next year.

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Celeb Instagram: Matt Wilkas! Ellen DeGeneres! Andy Cohen! Robin Roberts! Alec Mapa & Morgan Fairchild!

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It’s actually cerulean, @briankaminski

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Season 17 hits newsstands September 9th! @KylieJenner @Oprah @ReeseWitherspoon @ChanceTheRapper @ChrissyTeigen

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Truly the happiest place on earth…. (: @jackie__greenberg)

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One of my fav things about our staycation at home in CT…early afternoon naps with @lil_man_lukas. (Keeping up with my sibs grandchildren at @disneyland last weekend was fun but exhausting!) #SereneIn2019

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Dinner with @morganfairchild1 is THE BEST Hollywood evening out you’ll ever have . She’s worked with EVERYONE . Smart, politically savvy and a walking encyclopedia of all things showbiz. I got to hear about her friendship with Bette Davis while they were filming Hotel. And that was before the appetizer arrived! She spoke up for the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the AIDS crisis long before anyone else did and has remained a staunch ally. So lucky to call her a friend. #legend #tvstar #icon #pinup #gayicon #ally #talented #underrated #aidsactivist #feminist #womensrights #activist #microbiologist #politics #flamingoroad #dallas #searchfortomorrow #initiationofsarah #morkandmindy #happydays #friends #murphybrown #roseanne #soapopera #worstcooks #morganfairchild

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Tweets of the Day: Pete and Chasten Buttigieg remember their first date four years ago today

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Wednesday Morning Man: Alec Smith!

I’ve been out for a long time but it is never lost on me what a monumental event coming out is in someone’s life.

It’s huge and it’s never easy. But no one that I know has ever regretted it.

So a huge congratulations to CrossFit athlete Alec Smith who took to Instagram recently to announce to his followers that he is gay.

“I’m gay and I’m at the point in my life now where I’m OK with that. I’ve accepted it and I’m happy with who I am,” the 26 year old said. “It’s been a struggle, it really has. My whole life I’ve known that I was different.”

Smith closed his video by saying, “When you’re finally able to be yourself, your life will change and it will change for the better.”

He has received a flood of support and here is wishing him all good things moving forward.

Congratulations Alec!

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Took a DNA test, turns out I’m gay

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Morning Round-Up: Ryan O’Callaghan; Jonathan Van Ness & Sophie Turner! Harry Styles; and more!

Out Former New England Patriot Ryan O’Callaghan: There’s at Least One Gay or Bisexual Player on Every NFL Team Towleroad

There Is SO Much to Unpack in Video of Jonathan Van Ness Meeting Sophie Turner NewNowNext

Harry Styles finally sets the record straight on all that bisexual stuff Queerty

Every Gay Boy and Queer Girl Has a ‘Lara Spencer Moment’ Advocate

A smart alec gay teen ruined a Trump rally with one spontaneous tweet LGBTQ Nation

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Trevor Donovan is a shoeless hillbilly!

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Shirts & shoes NOT required for this Hillbilly. Over 90° where u live too? #losangeles

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It was “Maude” over the VMAs for Greg In Hollywood

I had long suspected that my days of being even remotely hip and cool were long over.

Last night came confirmation.

Got home late from work and flipped on the VMAs.

Lasted approximately three minutes before switching over to back-to-back reruns of “Maude.”

No regrets!

Celeb Instagram: Billy Porter! Billie Jean King & Spike Lee! Ben Platt! Anderson Cooper! Jake Borelli!

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BTS right before the start of our @people magazine shoot photographed by @ruvenafanador. @lasonyagunter loves to beat my face for the gawds so I had to get a little @utzsnacks action going right before a plum lip. Style by @sammyratelle Glam by @lasonyagunter Dress by @taygoldenberg Hat by @hatcouturecreations of @theconfessionalshowroomnyc Jewels by @alexisbittar

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Spike Lee always brings a strong glasses game. Well done, my friend. #USOpen

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Tonight was fun @usopen

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Taking a few days off to write. I’m going to see, once again, if i can grow a beard like @wolfblitzer. It’s my own personal #BlitzerBeardChallenge. I’m guessing by Sunday it will pretty much look like it is now.

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Dr. Schmitt does Capitol Hill

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See Taylor Swift’s performance of “You Need to Calm Down” at the Video Music Awards!

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WATCH: Laverne Cox savors her time as an Emmy nominee with her own billboard

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So I saw my #foryourconsideration billboard for the first time tonight in person and I became 9 years old again. Thank you so much @netflix for changing my life. Thank you @ijnej for changing my life. Thank you to our entire cast and crew of @oitnb for changing my life. 2 more days of @Emmys voting. Let's make some history @televisionacad. @FTC #TransIsBeautiful

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Morning Round-Up: Taylor Swift at VMA’s; Lil Nas X speech; VMA gayest moments; and more!

Taylor Swift Promotes Equality Act During Acceptance Speech At VMAs The Randy Report

Lil Nas X’s ‘Song of the Year’ Acceptance Speech Scroll Was Instant Meme Material, Of Course Towleroad

The 18 Gayest Moments From the 2019 MTV VMAs NewNowNext

Log Cabin Leader Has Resigned After Trump Endorsement Advocate

Kim Davis may have to pay thousands to the couples she wouldn’t give a marriage license LGBTQ Nation

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#LilNasX is now the first LGBTQ+ musician to win Song of the Year at the #VMAS! And while the trophy may be the first he’s taken home, it certainly won’t be his last. Tap the link in bio to read. ???? Getty⁠

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Tuesday Morning Man: John Millman!

John Millman will face second-seeded Rafael Nadal at the US Open later today so it seemed like a good day to spotlight this Aussie hottie.

I had to forgive him at some point for knocking my fave Roger Federer out of the tournament last year in the fourth round!

The 30 year old is currently ranked 67th in the world. He reached a career-high ranking of 33rd last year after the Federer victory.

Although he has yet to win a title on the ATP Tour, he had won 18 tournaments in the tour’s “minor leagues” which are the Challenger and Futures tours.

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Snapped! Taylor Swift with the gays at VMAs!

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Seat mates. @vmas @todrick @taylorswift

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This angel just won Video of the Year for #youneedtocalmdown at the @vmas! Congrats @taylorswift!

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Celeb Instagram: Brian Sims! Juan Pablo Di Pace! Billie Jean King! Stan Wawrinka! Kathy Griffin!

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Went campin’ with #Ariel three years ago today! Happy 30th Anniversary to the original cast, animators and creators of @disney’s Little Mermaid!

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Thank God it’s Monday! ???????? menos mal que es lunes!

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On my way to the @usopen to honor the trailblazing pioneer, Althea Gibson, on #WomensEqualityDay. #altheagibson #rememberhername

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Been on the practice court working hard.. now it’s time to give it my all for today’s match! #USOpen #NYC #FirstRound #StanTheMan #TeamStan #trustheprocess @cocodubreuil

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Thank you @mikeruizone for letting me bring the puppers to our fancy, mystery magazine cover shoot today! #dogsofinstagram

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Morning Round-Up: Marsha P. Johnson; Lara Spencer; Pete Buttigieg; Bobby Berk; Karamo Brown; Halston doc

Petition: Give Trans Pioneer Marsha P. Johnson a National Holiday Advocate

‘GMA’ host Lara Spencer admits she “screwed up” when she mocked 4-year-old boy for liking ballet Queerty

Pete Buttigieg: Republican Party is ‘Poorer for Having Evolved from the Party of John McCain to the Party of Donald Trump Towleroad

Bobby Berk Drags ABC, Defends Karamo Brown’s Sean Spicer Remarks NewNowNext

What Happened to Halston? A New CNN Doc Explores the Legend MetroSource

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Monday Morning Man: Noah Rubin!

Noah Rubin was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning this week by Ted Koppel. It was an outstanding piece shining a light on the lower-ranked pros struggling to make a living on the tennis tour. I’ve posted the story below.

Rubin is 23 and won the junior championship at Wimbledon when he was 18 and the name year won the national championship for juniors that age. He went on to play for Wake Forest University in North Carolina and made it to the finals of the NCAA singles championship.

But the highest the handsome and hunky American been ranked as a pro is 125 which means he has to try and qualify to compete in the major tournaments. He managed to make it to the main draw of Wimbledon this year but not the US Open which begins today.

Rubin has an Instagram account that has met with “modest success,” Behind the Racquet, where players share personal struggles of living on the professional tour, “the grind.” Rubin has found the process to be therapeutic for dealing with the realities of “often lonely, physically taxing life” of professional tennis.

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Snapped! “Queer as Folk” cast members reunited over the weekend for a good cause!

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Wonderful day with this beautiful crew raising money for the @celebrationthtr in LA. Folks flew in from all over to share in the experience. The Celebration is the LGBT theater in town and does incredible work. Consider sending them a donation to support local gay theater if you’re so inclined. Took this just before the great Q&A. It was a special gathering. #TheCelebration #Family

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Showtune Sunday: All About “The Wizard of Oz”

Today is the 80th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz.

I bought my niece and nephew a DVD of the movie many years ago but in a way, I felt sad that they didn’t get to experience it the way my siblings and I did: once a year on television.

It was event TV and we never missed it. I’d be giddy with anticipation all day knowing it would be airing that night.

About five years at at the TCM Classics Film Festival, I got to see the movie on the big screen and with an audience at the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

It’s a movie that is special each time you see it and really takes you back.

I grabbed a few of my favorite musical numbers for your Pleasure.


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