KikiBLog

Let’s Have a ‘Kiki’

  In New York City, LGBTQ youth of color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier to practice a performance-based art form, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth have […]

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GLAAD Media Awards on XFINITY LGBTQ

It’s the most magical time of the year … awards season!   Break the popcorn out because awards season is basically the “American Gladiators” of shade throwing. With all the cameras about, subtle masters of the artform get to take center stage, flexing their eye-rolling muscles like bosses.   And let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment: […]

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Lily Tomlin to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin     Lily Tomlin, who is no stranger to feminist and gay-friendly films, is about to be awarded with the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. It’s decidedly apropos that Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will […]

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Quiz: Which LGBT Cult Classic Character Are You?

#BackToWorkBlues? Mama, the struggle is all too real. The first week back to work after the holidays can be brutal. In the words of the incomparable Chaka Khan, “I feel for you.” Whether you’re battling it out with Stacey in accounting who refuses to return any of your calls… Trawling through the never-ending backlog of emails in […]

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Top 5 LGBT Love Stories of 2016

Everybody say, “Love!” I’ve been a firm believer in the recently popular sentiment that “if the love doesn’t feel like ’90s R&B, I don’t want it.” I mean, nothing says “love” quite like SWV’s “Weak.” Am I right? Sadly, my love for “The Boy is Mine” hasn’t exactly helped me find a boy of my own, but […]

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Top 5 LGBT Dramas of 2016

[Insert shady rattlesnake noise] Drama: She’s the plus-size model of the genre world. She can be funny, intense and even sassy. Sometimes she’s deathly serious, and other times she’s straight-up flying at your face with a knife and a high kick. Long story short, drama can be a number of things, but when you’re looking […]

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Top 5 LGBT Documentaries of 2016

Gypsies, trans and documentaries… Phew, gurl. 2016 has been a year, hasn’t it? In my opinion, 2017 can’t come fast enough. I don’t know what we did to make 2016 mad, but she came right out of the gate swinging … taking the lives of all manner of gay icons! There are only a few […]

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Top 5 LGBT Comedies of 2016

Because beauty fades, and dumb is forever. When it comes to comedy, nobody does funny like the gays. It’s not our fault that we were born with a veritable tap of witty candor and a penchant for over-the-top theatrics. I guess we’re just lucky (#HairflipEmoji). So, it should come as no surprise that when you get […]

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NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’: The Iconic Classic Gets an Updo!

  It is a one of a kind phenomenon: A classic 1988 John Waters film became a hit Broadway musical, then became a successful movie musical and, on December 7, will make its live television debut. “Hairspray,” like no other story, has lent itself successfully to all of these media reincarnations. The original movie is a testament […]

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Alicia Keys has released her eighth album, "Here, which she says is "urgent, raw and vulnerable."

Alicia Keys: Ready for People to Hear Her New Album

“I’ve been wanting people to experience this album for a long time, and I have known when they heard it, they would feel something,” says Alicia Keys about her sixth studio album, Here.  The album, released on November 4, was embraced by People magazine as “her best yet,” and Rolling Stone called it “gritty, eclectic, […]

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