The Randy Report - LGBTQ Politics & Entertainment

The Randy Report - LGBTQ Politics & Entertainment

Tune in for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news from the writer/editor of TheRandyReport.com, a daily blog reporting on the current news cycle in terms of politics, pop culture and entertainment news of interest to the LGBT community.

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August 5, 2022 43 min
In this episode of The Randy Report, I'm talking with veteran Broadway performer Jerome Vivona. Jerome - whose Broadway credits include Curtains the Musical, Seussical the Musical, Kiss Me Kate, Dream, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls, and Jerome Robbins Broadway - recently returned to the stage after a hiatus of some years as part of the cast of 'The Nutty Professor,' a new musical curr...
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In this week's headlines: • House Representatives and Senators have introduced a bill to protect marriage equality in the aftermath of the reversal of Roe v. Wade • The 2022 Emmy Award nominations were announced and there was good news for LGBTQ representation • Russia lawmakers hope to expand the "anti-gay propaganda" law • A school building being converted to LGBTQ-friend senior housing was vandalized but the comm...
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In this week's headlines: • The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and there are serious concerns for the LGBTQ community • Kentucky’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, a gay man, has resigned his position due to increasing hostility to the LGBTQ community • Spain has introduced new pro-LBTQ legislation • Turkey police violently attacked Istanbul’s Pride event while Poland teamed up with Ukrainian LGBTQ refugees for Pride • Marr...
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In this week's headlines: • President Biden issued executive orders meant to counter the raft of anti-LGBTQ laws being considered in GOP-controlled state legislatures • Texas Republicans approved their new party platform including calling being gay “an abnormal lifestyle choice” • Rebel Wilson came out as queer after a major newspaper apparently threatened to out her • The world body that oversees elite swimming competition...
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Today I'm chatting with New York native, Nashville-based singer/songwriter & multi instrumentalist Nicole Serrano - whose rich, soulful voice captures you immediately, carving her own path between soul & alternative pop. You have probably already heard her music on major networks including ABC, CBS, VH1, MTV, ESPN, & Netflix on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, Station 19, Younger, Selling Sunset, and mor...
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Today I'm chatting with true triple threat Nick Adams, best known for his work in the Tony Winning Broadway musical "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and his work on shows such as "The Other Two," "Inventing Anna," "Sex and the City 2" and "Smash." He will next be seen as “Cooper” in the upcoming romantic comedy “Fire Island - The Movie” alongside Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho and the film’s ...
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In this week’s headlines: • A leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling has LGBTQ folks worried about the future of marriage equality • Alabama’s new anti-transgender law makes treating trans minors a crime punishable with up to 10 years in prison • Professional UK soccer player Jake Daniels came out as gay • Out country artist Cameron Hawthorn released his latest single "Nothing Like A Cowboy" All that and more in this e...
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Today I’m talking to Emmy Award winner Kevin Spirtas - who has spent years, among many other roles, playing Dr. Craig Wesley on the iconic daytime drama "Days Of Our Lives." Kevin recently returned to "Days" for a storyline that surprised many fans and, in many ways, is groundbreaking in nature. As hard core fans know by now, Dr. Craig Wesley, after many years of being married - in a heterosexual relationship - com...
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Today my guest is Channing Luke-Silver, or as he's known in the remixing world - Lukesavant. Lukesavant has just released his new collection of remixes consisting of the entire Madonna album, "Confessions On A Dance Floor." Lukesavant has spent nearly 20 years remixing Madonna’s music. In fact, he heads up a group known as Madonna Remixers United which is the internet’s #1 source for underground/unofficial Madonna rem...
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April 6, 2022 20 min
Join me as I chat with Jackson Fox, the first openly transgender man to compete on the long-running reality competition, SURVIVOR. In my exclusive one-on-one chat with the 48-year-old healthcare worker from Texas, Jackson opens up about the adventure of a lifetime that is SURVIVOR. From coming out as trans to his tribe on the first night of the season to the realities of sleeping on bamboo, competing in challenges, and more. As...
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In this week's LGBTQ news: • Ariana DeBose made LGBTQ history at this year’s Academy Awards • Florida’s Don’t Say Gay bill is just the tip of the anti-LGBTQ legislation iceberg • The Las Vegas Raiders have released Carl Nassib, the only out active player in the NFL • Former 'Bachelor' star Colton Underwood is trying to sell the TV rights to his upcoming wedding • Plus new music from out recording artist Paper Citi...
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In this week’s headlines: • The dangerous practice of conversion therapy costs the US over $9 billion a year • Florida’s anti-LGBTQ "Don’t Say Gay" bill passes - what is it really about? • Same-sex marriage comes to Chile • Utah's governor pledges to veto anti-transgender sports bill • TJ Osborne kissed his boyfriend at the Country Music Awards after winning Duo of the Year • The sad conclusion to the Jussie Smoll...
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In this episode: • LGBTQ athletes represent at the Olympics • Florida’s hateful Don’t Say Gay bill is progressing through the state legislature • The percentage of LGBTQ Americans has doubled in the past ten years • LGBTQ Oscar nominations and snubs • Ryan Nealon’s soaring new pop anthem single “What Makes A Man” All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report
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In this episode, I chat with the oh-so-charming Trevor LaPaglia about his terrific web series, “The Disappointments.” “The Disappointments” is a darkly comic series that follows 3 gay best friends in their 50s dealing with the fallout of faltering careers and empty bank accounts as they figure out how to set themselves up to survive in the decades yet to come. Metaphorically speaking, these guys suddenly find themselves standing ...
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In this week's headlines: • France bans the harmful practice of so-called 'conversion therapy' • Florida Republicans are pushing new legislation being called the 'Don't Say Gay' bill • Gay rights icon Jim Obergefell is running for office • Some bad news for Ellen DeGeneres • Adam Rippon got married on New Years' Eve • The award-winning Western film short STEAM! premieres on Revry All that and more...
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In this week's headlines: • Researchers have discovered new "kick and kill" strategy to perhaps eliminate HIV • Amid a huge shortage of blood, politicians and activists are calling on the FDA (again) to remove outdated restrictions on gay and bisexual men to donate blood • South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is running national ads touting her state's anti-transgender legislation • MJ Rodriguez made history at the 20...
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January 5, 2022 35 min
There was a lot in 2021 that was just heinous and I’m happy to leave it behind. But I did want to take a pause to look at some of the good news and big moments of 2021 for LGBTQ folks. In this episode, I’m going to revisit some of the best songs, movies, TV and top LGBTQ news stories of the year (at least in my opinion). I know folks like to make Top 10 lists, but one of the hallmarks of The Randy Report is brevity - Plus, if I’m...
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Today I’m speaking with international pop star and actress Vanessa Williams, who is currently serving as one of the celebrity judges on the new reality talent competition, "Queen of the Universe" streaming on Paramount+, where drag queens from around the world sing LIVE - no lip-syncing here - as they compete not only for the title of Queen of the Universe but a $250,000 cash prize. If anyone has the experience to dish...
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In this week's headlines: • Chile and Switzerland approve marriage equality, and Tokyo takes a step forward • Former 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett found guilty of filing false police reports regarding alleged fake hate crime • Conversion therapy banned in Canada • Another HIV patient appears to have naturally 'cured' herself • Jeopardy! has its first transgender champion • Which major sports leagues are su...
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Today I’m talking with Rich Burns, the creator of the new web series, "The Disappointments." In addition to writing the 11 part series, Burns also acts as co-director, co-executive producer and one of the four stars of the show. "The Disappointments" follows three middle-aged gay best friends trying to figure out how to live their best lives. Burns describes the show as a “darkly comic series featuring gay people...
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