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Mar 26 2017
You May Kiss, Brides: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Couple Weds Comments (0)

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Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli got married in Palm Springs, ExtraTV reports.

Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on Orange Is the New Black, and Morelli, who is one of the Netflix show's writers, met on set... when Morelli thought she was straight, and was definitely married to a man.

In an Identities.Mic essay, Morelli wrote of her discovery that she is a lesbian:

... while it certainly would have been disorienting to begin to question my sexuality after three decades of knowing myself, it was particularly blinding because I'd gotten married only a few months before. It was the sort of wedding that makes you believe in absolute partnership and the strength that can come from facing obstacles, like the life-threatening illness that my new husband had battled for the majority of our relationship. But he was healthy again, so we danced under strings of Christmas lights and drank fancy cocktails that were served in mason jars, all while being surrounded by the friends and family who had held us up over the previous six years.

Which is why it's now a punch in the gut every time I have to say, “I'm getting divorced because I'm gay.” It's a sentence I've said approximately 5,223 times in the last six months. For those of you keeping track, I'm definitely not exaggerating and I'm not prone to hyperbole, ever.

Often, after I make the declaration in as casual a voice as I can manage, the next question is, “Did you know?” It's a question that I dread because I always hear the implied “How could you not know?”

 
Mar 25 2017
The Incredible Story Of A Parent & Child Who Realized They Are Trans — And Are Transitioning Together Comments (0)

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I truly can't grasp what a trans kid has to go through — I spent my time panicking at the idea that I would one day have to learn how to kiss when I was that age, let alone worrying about whether I had been born with the right body.

Even more incredibly, check out this story of a parent and child who are both trans, and are transitioning togther.

Via HuffPost:

When Eric Maison first watched a documentary about trans teenager Jazz Jennings he realized something about her experience resonated with his own ― as well as the experience of his daughter, Corey.

“It was like all of the feelings I’d had of being uncomfortable in my own skin made sense,” Maison told The Huffington Post. “At the time, I also recognized my own child in this little girl, so I shared it with Corey, and she said ‘She’s like me!’”

... “When Corey began embracing her true gender identity in transition, I began realizing how courageous and inspiring she was to not just the many people out there that saw our first viral video (see below), but in myself. I started to realize ‘Hey! If my kid can stand up to the bullies in the face of adversity in attempts at living a happier life, I can too,’” he continued. “Seeing Corey’s genuine happiness inspired me to be brave telling my own story ― my truth of who I’ve felt I was all along.”

What a journey!

 
Mar 24 2017
Well, What Do Ya Know? — Sakima's Single Debut Comments (0)

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London-based Sakima — who along with wanting to be famous 'n' stuff wants to be an LGBTQ role model — just dropped his single “What I Know Now” from his debut EP Facsimile.

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From a press release:

Pulled by the arts, Sakima aims to widen equal representation in pop music by producing all- inclusive works that do not play into the heteronormative status quo. “What I Know Now” reflects Sakima’s stance on heterosexual vs. homosexual norms because it does not belong in a box. Striving to fill those sociocultural voids, “What I Know Now” takes a step in the right direction.

Check it out after the jump — electronic music? This shit is electric. Just love it ...

 
It's Over!: Check Out Brett Gleason's Ode To A Failed Relationship Comments (0)

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Brett Gleason is back with his song and music video “Expiration Date” — the title alone probably pings if you're gay and old. By old, I mean you were born before True Blue came out.

Brett sez:

After a year of hard work, I'm proud to present the ‘Expiration Date’ video - a haunting story of love & loss. Despite being an “out artist”for as long as I’ve been creating, this is the first time I've included gay content in my work. Why? Because it’s the first time I’ve written a song about love. It's a same-sex vision that shows we love & lose just like everyone else and when we’re hurt, we cry the same tears too.

Keep reading to watch and listen ...

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6-PACK — Trump Grants Anti-LGBTQ Doofus On Major Civil Rights Position + Trump Jr. Gets VIEWed + Shawn ... Shawn + Coach-Off + Taraji vs. Nia + The Time Trump Hit On Emma Thompson! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 11.54.59 AMRoger Severino — listen to her talk!!! (Video still via YouTube @TheDailyLedger)

WIDGETWashington Blade: Trump taps rabidly anti-trans Heritage Foundation ideologue Roger Severino to run the civil rights division of the Dept. of Health & Human Services.

WIDGETThe View: Donald Trump Jr.'s asinine tweet gets attacked by the women. London's mayor doesn't like it  much, either.

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WIDGETGay Fleshbot: A good, old-fashioned Shawn Mendes thirst trap. (Work Unfriendly)

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Ah, but which coach is hotter?

Media-4I choose this coach! (Image via Instagram)

WIDGETDlisted: Nia Long & Taraji P. Henson “got along about as well as Terrence Howard gets along with an asshole that hasn’t been freshly touched by a baby wipe.”

WIDGETYouTube @Skavlan: Emma Thompson volunteers the story of the time Donald Trump cold-called her for a date. Keep reading for the video ...

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Mar 23 2017
Back In The Gay Comments (0)

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Remember when you needed a service to help you find a gay roommate? (Or a gay guy to help you find a roommate to service you?)

I tried one when I moved to NYC and I believe that's how I found the guy I lived with in Weehawken, New Jersey, for about eight months. I also remember calling a regular ad for a roommate in Hoboken and I asked the guy if it would be an issue that I was gay and he said, “Yeah, it kinda would be, since we're not and we all have girlfriends.”

Better to know in advance that the people you're moving in with are homophobes.

 
6-PACK — Dems Will Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination + RIP George Weinberg, Who Coined HOMOPHOBIA + Marcus Bachmann's Shady Clinic + Trumpcare Doomed? + Terror At Westminster Was Homegrown + Republican Charged With Child Prostitution Resigns! Comments (0)

WIDGETHuff Post: YASSS! Schumer declares Dems will filibuster Gorsuch's nomination, requiring at least 60 votes for confirmation.

WIDGETNew York Times: George Weinberg, the psychotherapist who invented the word homophobia in the '60s, dies @ 87. Wish its practitioners would follow suit.

WIDGETRaw Story: Ladybird Bachmann's psych clinic — which is into gay conversion therapy — has been cited for its failure to keep records. Shocking, I know.

WIDGETPolitico: Trumpcare, once a certainty, now may die in the House. Theresa may also gutting health care in the UK — read an HIV-positive man's story.

WIDGETBBC: Terror attack on Westminster that left four (including attacker, so three) dead came from a British-born assailant known to intelligence services.

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Oklahoma State Sen. Ralph Shortey, a Republican and YMCA volunteer, has resigned amid allegations he hired a 17-year-old boy for sex.

Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 11.16.59 AMShortey didn't want his child prostitution charges to be a distraction. (Image via public record)

 
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