Friday, February 26, 2021

After Forever, Kevin Spirtas, Queer and in Color, Gay Shame, Dan Reynolds, Quantum Leap, Billie Holiday & MORE!

Somriddho Dasgupta

How Queer People Wear Color To Celebrate, Communicate & Thrive LGBTQ people throughout history have fought battles for equality, shown solidarity with other oppressed groups and struggled for the right to live proudly. To survive oppressively heteronormative societies, especially before homosexuality was legalized in the West, we’ve used fashion symbols to interact safely and show pride without endangering ourselves.

Anti-LGBTQ Coalition Targets Equality Act In The Name of America's Children. The Promise to America’s Children coalition includes right-wing groups, such as the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Policy Alliance.

Dan Reynolds

Imagine Dragon's Dan Reynolds Donates Childhood Home to "Encircle" To Help LGBTQ Youth.
Reynolds is teaming up with the owner of the NBA's Utah Jazz and Apple's CEO Tim Cook in donating millions to the nonprofit Encircle. Reynolds' home will serve as Nevada's first-ever Encircle Resource Center. The organization helps more than 70,000 kids and their families each year.

An American Review of Brit TV Series: "It's A Sin" 
Having received largely rapturous reviews, It's a Sin, a commercial, serialized, gay-told take on how AIDS ravaged the queer community in London in the '80s, is now experiencing a bit of a backlash, mostly from HIV activists, whose experience with the subject matter makes it impossible for me to refute their experience with the series.

Lee Daniels

Out Director Lee Daniels on His Billie Holiday Biopic, Oprah Winfrey and the 'Wonder Years' Reboot  Arriving in Hollywood from Missouri with no more than a few dollars in his pocket and homeless in the 1980s, Daniels worked his way up from being a nurse during the AIDS/HIV epidemic to casting director and manager, briefly working with Wes Bentley when he was cast in American Beauty.

Gay Shame: How To Recognize It And To Shake It Off. What is shame? Every time you question your worth, value, or doubt your lovability, shame is working its toxic charm. Your inner world at times might also feel like a place of fear, self-doubt and self-loathing, consequently leading to self-sabotaging behaviours both personally and professionally.

San Francisco's LGBTQ Nightclub Oasis Is Holding A Telethon To Avoid Closure! The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on so many businesses across the Bay Area bars and restaurants especially. Many are still struggling to make it.

Leslie Jordan's
new album with Brandi Carlile, TJ Osborne, Tanya Tucker arrives in April.

Congressional Democrats Confused, Shocked After Facebook Flags Their Hate Speech Post As Hate Speech!


Scott Bakula

The Quantum Leap Comic Book That Put Right
What The TV Show Did Wrong Regarding Its Depictions Of LGBTQ Characters. NBC's cult TV series Quantum Leap starred the hunky Scott Bakula and Hollywood veteran character actor Dean Stockwell. The show featured a curious mix of drama, science fiction, social commentary, romance and a lot of humor. It ran for five seasons (1989 - 1993).

Kevin Spirtas


"After Forever" is the recipient of 6 Daytime Emmy Awards – the most Emmy-awarded LGBTQ-themed drama series on any platform. The Randy Report podcast speaks with Kevin Spirtas – one of the co-creators, writers and stars of the acclaimed LGBTQ TV series.

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