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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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Binge on This: 10 LGBT Films to Kick Off the New Year

Whether you’re decompressing after the holidays or getting refueled before going back to work, here are 10 LGBT films to help you kick off 2017 with rainbows and a bang! “Appropriate Behavior” (2014) Desiree Akhavan writes, directs, and stars as Iranian-American bisexual Shirin in this fantastic feature set in Brooklyn. Cutting back and forth between […]

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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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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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Jazz Jennings, star of I Am Jazz, which returns for a second season on Wednesday, June 8. (Mark DeLong/TLC)

Transgender Teen Activist Jazz Jennings: ‘I’m OK Being Called a Badass’

It’s 11 am on Monday morning, and transgender activist and totally cool teenager Jazz Jennings is ensconced in a conference room at Random House headquarters in New York City. The 15-year-old knows she’s at her publisher’s office because the room is lined with books, including her new memoir, Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) […]

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VIDEO: Laverne Cox Previews Groundbreaking Role in CBS’s ‘Doubt’

That’s right, “Orange is the New Black“ star Laverne Cox is not finished breaking down walls (and she looks great doing it!). Last week, CBS picked up the one-hour drama, “Doubt,” which stars Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii and, playing a transgender character, trans actress/activist Cox. The show will be the first […]

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Michael Willett and Elliot Fletcher Tease Being Flirty on ‘Faking It’

Is love in the air on MTV’s hit comedy “Faking It?” In last week’s episode, Shane (Michael Willett) was clearly smitten with a singer, Noah (trans actor/singer Elliot Fletcher), who ended up competing against Shane and Karma (Katie Stevens) in a singing competition. There was definitely a flirty vibe between the two guys, so could it be […]

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