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It Gets Better's Digital Pride streams June 24-28

It Gets Better's Digital Pride streams June 24-28

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 14, 2020

The It Gets Better Project will partner with musicians, artists, beauty and fitness experts, actors, gamers, and drag queens from around the world to present a three-day Pride extravaganza, with host Peppermint, Rebecca Black, Crystal Methyd & others.

From Ana, with love an interview with Ana Ortiz

From Ana, with love an interview with Ana Ortiz

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 9, 2020

If you loved Love, Simon, the 2018 movie based on Becky Albertalli's popular Y/A novel, then you will most likely feel the same affection for Love, Victor, the new Hulu series with Ana Ortiz as the mother of a gay teenager.

Deja View: The Lavender Tube on crimes, queens and cool kids

Deja View: The Lavender Tube on crimes, queens and cool kids

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 2, 2020

From protests to crime and conspiracy shows, reality is reflected in TV fiction. 'Law & Order,' 'Welcome to Chechnya' and even a vogue contest get a watchful eye.

Life with Leon Acord: new book chronicles the life of a gay actor

Life with Leon Acord: new book chronicles the life of a gay actor

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 2, 2020

In his new book 'Sub-Lebrity: The Queer Life of a Show-Biz Footnote,' actor and former San Franciscan Leon Acord, now a resident of Hollywood, chronicles his life as an openly gay theater actor and a performer in low budget independent film.

High crimes and 'dyketronic' dramedy - 'Dead to Me,' 'Hightown' and media moments

High crimes and 'dyketronic' dramedy - 'Dead to Me,' 'Hightown' and media moments

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 19, 2020

The Lavender Tube on Christina Applegate's 'Dead to Me' in it second season; Monica Raymund's compelling P-town portrayal in 'Hightown,' plus some uplifting and idiotic media moments.

Anderson Cooper announces birth of his son on CNN

Anderson Cooper announces birth of his son on CNN

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 6, 2020

It was a five-tissue event when Anderson Cooper signed off from his most recent CNN coronavirus town hall with surprising news. "On Monday, I became a father," Cooper said.

Hollywood could, should: Ryan Murphy's new series, gay bakers, lesbian cops and more

Hollywood could, should: Ryan Murphy's new series, gay bakers, lesbian cops and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 4, 2020

We have come to expect the unexpected from Ryan Murphy, one of the most prolific gay show runners in all of television. Hollywood is stylish, soignée and a beautiful, sexy, wildly uneven mess.

Nicole Maines: 'Supergirl's newest superhero

Nicole Maines: 'Supergirl's newest superhero

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 4, 2020

Nicole Maines plays the newest superhero on the CW's 'Supergirl' as Dreamer. She's also the first trans actor to play a superhero on TV.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

Online Extra: Stars to appear in online events to support LGBT community centers

Online Extra: Stars to appear in online events to support LGBT community centers

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 30, 2020

Stars of television and music will take part in two online events this week to raise people's spirits as well as some money for LGBT community centers that are struggling financially due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Hit and Mrs. America - Cate Blanchett's masterful, superlative performance as Phyllis Schlafly

Hit and Mrs. America - Cate Blanchett's masterful, superlative performance as Phyllis Schlafly

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 28, 2020

When Cate Blanchett told her mother she was going to portray Phyllis Schlafly, she replied, 'Why would you want to play someone like that?' And Cate said, 'Because you just asked me that question. I want to find out who she is.'"

Taylor-made - Holland Taylor in Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood'

Taylor-made - Holland Taylor in Ryan Murphy's 'Hollywood'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 28, 2020

According to Ryan Murphy, "Casting a television show is like casting a dinner party. It's like, 'Well, who do I want to sit next to for the next six months of my life?'" In the case of his new Netflix series 'Hollywood,' Murphy has set an amazing table.

The whole story: 'The Half of It' writer-director Alice Wu

The whole story: 'The Half of It' writer-director Alice Wu

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 21, 2020

Years after her festival hit 'Saving Face,' writer-director Alice Wu discusses her second movie, 'The Half of It.' A queer 21st-century take on Cyrano de Bergerac, debuting on Netflix on May 1, Wu's teen rom-com introduces a trio of bright young actors.

Comic bites and family fun: The Lavender Tube on vampires, doctors and gay dads

Comic bites and family fun: The Lavender Tube on vampires, doctors and gay dads

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 21, 2020

The Lavender Tube covers 'Grey's Anatomy' star Ellen Pompeo takes down fake doctors, sapphic spies on 'Killing Eve,' bi bites in 'What We Do in the Shadows' and gay dads on PBS Kids.