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Ryan Murphy hints at possibility of ‘Scream Queens’ returnKeke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd and Lea Michele (L-R) in ‘Scream Queens’ (Image courtesy of Fox) Out television powerhouse Ryan Murphy wants to bring back his black comedy cult series “Scream Queens” – but fans of the slasher send-up shouldn’t get too excited yet. Murphy, who has built an entertainment...
Azealia Banks apologizes for homophobic anti-PrEP rantRapper Azealia Banks (Image via Instagram) It’s taken awhile, but rapper Azealia Banks has made an apology for a profanity-laced rant she posted earlier this year on Instagram about PrEP and the men who use it. In October, Banks posted an Instagram story criticizing out queer singer Frank Ocean for launching a club event called...
Cannabis Culture‘Our federal laws have not kept pace with the obvious need for change,’ said House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Cannabis de-scheduling bill passes House committee Members of the United States House Judiciary Committee last week passed legislation –  House Bill 3884: The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act – by more...
Ready for an all-female ‘Queer Eye?’ You can help!The cast of ‘Butch Pal for the Straight Gal’ (Image via screen capture on Twitter) Fans of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” may soon have a sister version of the hit makeover show to look forward to. According to Tre’vell Anderson of Out, there’s a new series in the works that would take the concept...
Staying sober during the holidays Surviving the holidays is a difficult task for many LGBTQ people, but for sober members of the community it can almost feel like an impossible feat. It seems like alcohol is woven into the fabric of the holiday season. Between family obligations, office parties, and your friend’s annual, ugly holiday sweater party, it can feel...
Here’s what the three main parties are saying about LGBTQ people in their manifestosThere will be a general election on 12 December. With the general election fast approaching, we took a look at what the three main parties were saying about LGBTQ people in their recently released manifestos – and more importantly, what they weren’t saying. ⁣ Labour Led by Jeremy Corbyn Reform...
Vogue Mexico to use third-gender cover model for the first timeImage via Instagram For the first time, a third-gender model has been used on the cover of Vogue Mexico. It is believed to also be the first time in Vogue’s 120-year history that a “muxe” (pronounced MOO-she) model has appeared in one of their magazines. The term muxe is a Mexican identity for indigenous...
Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes in El Salvador on the riseSan Salvador, El Salvador (Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers) Editor’s note: The Washington Blade published a Spanish version of this story on Nov. 21. SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes in El Salvador have increased over the last two months. Unknown suspects in a vehicle on Oct. 27 stabbed Anahy Miranda Rivas,...
Cannes Queer Palm winner set for wide release in USAdèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant in ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ (Image courtesy of NEON) “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” the highly lauded winner of the Queer Palm prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is getting a wider release than originally planned. The lush period romance was edged out...
Cannabis Culture Super majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana A super-majority of Americans, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents support making marijuana use legal in the United States, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup, first reported by Forbes. Sixty-six percent of respondents endorse legalization, a total that is consistent with other recent polls and that is nearly 30 percent...
Turkey in a bottle and other D.C. novel Thanksgiving spins 2019The ‘Break-In Turkey’ in the bottle and out at Kingbird in the Watergate Hotel. (Photo by David Preta; courtesy Watergate Hotel) Tan may not be there to dress you and Jonathan might not be able to shave your beard, but Antony just might approve of these five fabulously different nontraditional-traditional...
Who am I? Liar, bully, racist, homophobe, sexist pig335 Shares Trump embodies the worst in us. Just a few years ago it would have been impossible to fathom in my lifetime people would see the terms ‘liar, bully, racist, homophobic, sexist pig’ being used to refer to a person and guess that person is the sitting president of the United States....
Kennedy laments anti-trans violence on Transgender Day of RemembranceRep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said he sees a connection between Trump’s policies and anti-trans violence on the Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) The anti-trans policies of the Trump administration were a key focus Wednesday at a Capitol Hill news conference hosted by Rep. Joseph Kennedy...
Mary Washington to run for Baltimore mayorMaryland state Sen. Mary Washington (D-Baltimore City) (Photo courtesy of JDavis Photography) Maryland state Sen. Mary Washington (D-Baltimore) on Tuesday announced she is running for mayor of Baltimore. “Our city needs big, positive change,” she said in a video on her campaign website. Washington in 2018 became the first openly LGBTQ person of color elected to the Maryland...
Harry Styles’ gay SNL sketch leads to tumult on Twitter for Sara LeeStyles (R) with Cecily Strong and Bowen Yang (Image credit: Will Heath/NBC) With Harry Styles as the headliner, Saturday night’s edition of “Saturday Night Live” was guaranteed to draw a lot of gay viewers, and one sketch in particular probably made it worth the effort. The former One Direction singer, who...
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