Friday, February 12, 2021

Dorian Film Awards, Out in the Ring, GLAAD Awards Nominees, Movie "Grease" Is Homophobic? & MORE!

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, from telework to dining out, but D.C.’s singles scene perseveres with outdoor dates, igloo dinners, and Zoom meetings. This is the seventh annual Washington Blade Most Eligible LGBT Singles issue. It began with reader nominations; from that list, our staff chose the most eligible with an eye for locals with interesting stories, those doing compelling work and yes, those who are easy on the eye. This year’s crop of top singles agree that confidence is a turn on and bad breath is a deal breaker. Meet D.C.’s Most Eligible LGBTQ singles for 2021. More.

"Blue's Clues & You" New Alphabet Song Recognizes LGBTQ Community: 'P is full of Pride'
'Blue of Blue's Clues & You' said "LGBTQ rights!" In her own way. The animated kids show, a successor to the popular Blue's Clues on Nick Jr., is gaining a lot of attention this week for a new alphabet song it released online on Thursday. Blue is teaching kids about LGBTQ Pride. More'

Olivia Newton-John Responds To Criticism Of Her Mega-Hit Movie "Grease" As 'Homophobic'
The mega-successful 1978 movie musical Grease was aired over the holidays on one of the BBC channels in the U.K. and some folks took to social media to decry the film as homophobic, racist, sexist, and even ‘rapey.’ With the coronavirus pandemic impacting lives around the world and social issues like LGBTQ rights and the Black Lives Matter movement, do we really need to ‘cancel’ a 42-year-old movie musical? More

32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

Nominees are selected based on four pieces of criteria: Fair, Accurate, and Inclusive Representations; Boldness and Originality; Impact; and Overall Quality. For years GLAAD has been a driving force, pushing back against defamation and stereotypes, and celebrating accurate and inclusive representation with their non-profit work and annual award ceremonies. Their contributions to the social narratives surrounding LGBTQ people are both significant and relevant in today’s climate. A complete list of nominees here.

Social Media Star Bretman Rock Vows To Be Unapologetically Queer In MTV Show
Social media influencer and makeup guru Bretman Rock has captivated the attention of millions of fans on YouTube with his colorful personality (and vocabulary), iconically “beat faces,” hilarious food challenges and unapologetic authenticity. Now, after mastering the world of viral digital content, he is on to his next big thing: his very own reality show on MTV. “I wanted to share my life,” Rock said of his decision to star in “Following: Bretman Rock,” which premiered Monday. “I wanted to share literally where I come from and where I’m going.”

Wrestling’s Queer History Explored In "Out in the Ring"

Directed by Ryan Bruce Levey, Out in the Ring will feature both legends and current stars of professional wrestling to discuss the past, present, and future of queer performers in the ring, and how wrestling has been and still is heavily influenced by queer performance art. With a mix of both interviews and rare archival footage, the film will focus on the contributions of LGBTQ+ wrestlers and the bigotry they faced, including homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, misogyny, and racism. As a result of this discrimination and hate, many of them struggled with addiction, depression, and injury. More.

Queer Singer-songwriter Snags No. 1 Christian Album On iTunes
“Preacher’s Kid” by Semler, the artist name of Grace Baldridge, hit No. 1 on Tuesday (Feb. 9) in Apple’s iTunes store. “It’s unbelievable. I keep trying to pinch myself,” said Baldridge. “I actually got a tattoo last night to try and pinch myself to see if this was real.” But don’t expect to hear the eight-song EP on Christian radio anytime soon. More.

Dorian Film Awards: 'Minari' Tops Nominations From LGBTQ Entertainment Critics
The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) has unveiled the nominations for the 2021 Dorian Film Awards on Thursday morning, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively reveal. Minari leads the way with six nominations, including best film and best foreign-language film, with the organization declaring "take that, Golden Globes," in reference to the awards show's controversial decision to place Minari in the foreign-language film category. Nomadland scored five nominations, including for best film, best director and screenplay (ChloƩ Zhao) and best actress (Frances McDormand) and Most Visually Striking Film. FULL LIST

'Julie Andrews' sings Donna Summers 'Hot Stuff!'

Talented impressionist Christina Bianco performs this unlikely interpretation of Julie Andrews singing the Donna Summer disco hit, 'Hot Stuff!'

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