Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Golden Gaytime, Asian Grandma, Udo Kier, HIV Self-Testing, Mass Shooters, Dr. Rachel Levine, Hari Ziyad, Tuc Watkins & MORE!


Asian Grandma Who Battered Attacker With Stick is Donating Her $1M GoFundMe to Combat Racism

COVID Denier Hurls N-Word at Bakery Employee

‘Swan Song’ Review: Udo Kier’s Queer, Late-Career Makeover Shows Another Side of the Actor

Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi: Inside a Day in Our Life


Andrew Rannells and Boyfriend Tuc Watkins

Andrew Rannells and Boyfriend Tuc Watkins go for an Afternoon Run #LookingGood

Dr. Rachel Levine Becomes 1st Trans Person Ever to Win Senate Confirmation

Gay Couple Celebrating Anniversary Find Horrific Homophobic Note Left on Car. Ciarán Mac Lochlainn and his partner James McTeague were shocked to find the letter under the windscreen wipers of their car after they'd gone for a walk and ice cream in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland.
 

Hari Ziyad

Hari Ziyad's New Memoir Black Boy Out of Time 
Ziyad, raised by a Hindu Hare Krishna mother and a Muslim father in Cleveland, Ohio, writes through their upbringing and journey of self-acceptance and reckoning with the insidious influence of binary, prison-based world views.

Gamers and Gays Met at the Twitter Intersection of ‘Manhunt’

The Trevor Project Launches New AI Tool to Support Crisis Counselor Training. Developed in collaboration with Google.org, the first-of-its-kind "Crisis Contact Simulator" will help train counselors and prepare them to support LGBTQ youth in crisis.
 


Is Golden Gaytime Offensive? 
Brian MC put up a petition on the website Change.org.au, claiming the name of the popular ice cream ought to be changed, in line with other historical brands which have renamed themselves, such as Coon Cheese and Redskins confectionary. He's received both support and criticism, including many from the gay community who disagreed with him. "Why does my sexual orientation need to be on a package?" he said.

HIV Self-Testing Improves Care Among Queer Men

'Glee' Cast Will Reunite to Honor LGBTQ Teens at the GLAAD Media Awards. The show will also feature a special tribute to the late Naya Rivera and her "Glee" character Santana Lopez. The show will honor the ten-year anniversary of Santana's coming out and her impact on LGBTQ2S+ teens and Latinx LGBTQ2S+ representation on television.

Stowaway
Starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Toni Collette, the movie will be released on April 22, 2021. The film is directed by the Brazilian born Joe Penna. Synopsis: A stowaway on a mission to Mars sets off a series of unintended consequences.

WATCH: The official trailer for Stowaway

 


At Least 36% of Mass Shooters Have Been Trained By the U.S. Military. Regarding patterns in mass-shootings, media reports tell us, as well they should, about access to guns, types of guns, criminal records, mental health records, misogyny, racism, age, sex, and other features of shooters’ backgrounds. If mass shooters were at all disproportionately red-headed, homosexual, vegan, left-handed, or basketball fans we would damn well know it. Its relevance would be mysterious, but we’d know it. Yet the fact that well over a third of them, and maybe more, have been professionally trained in killing is unmentionable, despite its obvious relevance and the supposed cultural value of “following the science” wherever it may lead.
 
Musical Duo Bachelor Release Another Bangin’ Ode for Queer DesireAlmost exactly a month ago, Jay Som‘s Melina Duterte and Palehound‘s Ellen Kempner revealed that they’d been working on a collaborative project called Bachelor. They shared their first single, “Anything at All,” leaving us with no official news of an album. With today’s release of their second single, “Stay in the Car,” Bachelor have also given us the album’s name and release date: Doomin’ Sun will arrive May 28 on Polyvinyl. Although “Stay in the Car” has a bit of a harder rock sound than their lead single, it’s another detailed soundtrack for queer desire. 

WATCH: "Stay in the Car" by Bachelor




Working Up a Sweat with Noah Centineo
Noah Centineo is known as everybody's favorite boyfriend due to his appearance in the Netflix films, To All the Boys I've Loved Before and its two sequels, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever. Other popular films that Centineo has been in include Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and The Perfect Date. As you can see in this recent Instagram post Noah is bulking up for his next project. He'll be playing DC superhero Atom Smasher in the upcoming 'Shazam!' spin-off 'Black Adam'.



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