The Randy Report - LGBT Politics & Entertainment

The Randy Report - LGBT Politics & Entertainment

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October 27, 2020 50 min
As a young actor, my first big break was being cast as the 'Magical Mr. Mistoffelees' in a brand new national touring company of the blockbuster Broadway musical CATS. While I was 'living the dream' during those years in the 1980s, a nightmare called HIV/AIDS was taking thousands of lives from us. As a company, we wanted to do 'something,' so in 1987, we organized one of the first large-scale benefits perfo...
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Since the release of his 2019 single, the oh-so-romantic "Dancing in the Living Room," out singer/songwriter Cameron Hawthorn has continued to release a string of top-shelf country anthems - from the most recent "To Break Hers" - a heartbreaking tribute to a previous relationship before he came out - to the sexually-charged uptempo "Oh Hot Damn!" Now, the handsome country crooner has released his new EP ...
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In this week's headlines: • Two Supreme Court Justices made it clear they'd like to overturn marriage equality in the US • A transgender woman was found shot to death in Puerto Rico making her the 6th trans person to die by violence in the territorty • Charlie Carver, currently starring in Netflix's 'The Boys in the Band' says he came out as gay after a coworker slapped him for appearing gay in public • Don’...
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In this week’s headlines: • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce champion for LGBTQ rights, has died at the age of 87 • A Navy veteran sues the Veteran's Administration claiming he tested positive for HIV over 20 years ago and his doctors never informed him of the diagnosis • A sportscaster suspended for using a gay slur on-air says he’s 'never said the word' before that moment • A woman denied Social...
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September 11, 2020 60 min
In this episode I chat with my longtime (and awesomely talented) friend, Rachelle Rak, or as she’s known to countless friends and fans, “Sas.” A quick run-down of her lengthy resume includes her many Broadway Credits: Fosse, Catch Me If You Can, The Look of Love, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not, Oklahoma!, and CATS. Numerous TV appearances including Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms on Lifetime TV, and ...
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In this week's headlines: • The Trump campaign claims the Donald is the “most pro-gay president in American history” - but don’t fall for that • A federal court rules in favor of a gay couple granting their daughter her legal US citizenship • LGBTQ icon Marsha P Johnson gets honored in her home state • Out singer/songwriter NIKO dropped his newest single "Try" dedicated to his partner All that and more in this epi...
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In this week's headlines: • Longtime LGBTQ ally Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s pick for running mate in the 2020 presidential election • Plus, Harris has named a proud Black lesbian political heavyweight as her chief of staff • A judge in Kentucky says a photographer can legally discriminate against LGBTQ people • Ricky Martin told OUT Magazine he once feared he’d never be a parent because of his sexuality, and now he’s ...
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In this week's headlines: • An openly gay Instagram & TikTok star was found murdered in a possible hate crime • The world's first openly gay prince denounces conversion therapy • The European Union denied funding to six Polish towns that say they are “LGBT free” • Lifetime Channel has announced a gay romantic movie for the holidays and Hulu’s ‘Love Victor’ gets green light for second season • What to watch now? How...
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In this weeks' headlines: • The family of a gay Sheriff's Deputy who died of COVID-19 has been denied benefits by insurance company • Mexico City makes so-called 'conversion therapy' illegal • GLAAD's new report shows gay representation on film hits a new high - but the rest of the news isn't so good • Hallmark Channel announces its 2020 holiday lineup will include LGBTQ characters, actors and plot line...
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In this week's headlines: • For the first time, HIV appears to be eradicated using only medications • Poland's anti-LGBTQ president squeaks out reelection • White House press secretary raises eye-brows claiming Donald Trump's "pro-LGBTQ" agenda • Chicago's Boystown may get a new name All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report
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In this week's headlines: • A new lawsuit challenges Virginia’s new law banning LGBTQ discrimination • Atlanta's gay nightclub Heretic shut down over COVID-19 diagnoses after sweaty dance party • A pro football player's homophobic Twitter rant backfires bigtime • A small town council refused to recognize Pride Month, so activists staged a ‘Pride Ambush’ • Billy Porter breaks down another barrier as he becomes the f...
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Growing up in Kentucky, a passion for music led Josey Greenwell to Nashville in pursuit of a career as a singer-songwriter at the age of 18. In the midst of trying to stand out and discover his own unique sound, like many young artists, he was also on a journey of self discovery with his sexuality. Today, I'm chatting with the handsome Mr. Greenwell about his journey in the music industry and how it affected his coming out,...
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In this "All Good Gay News" episode: • The US Supreme Court rules LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace is illegal • A federal judge ruled the daughter of a same-sex married couple was indeed born a US citizen after the State Dept tried to claim she was “born out of wedlock” • Pride celebrations may have been canceled, but here's a list of virtual Pride events you can attend from your own home HBO's 'Human B...
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In this week's headlines: • Billy Porter shares his 'Message to America' Link to full video (warning - strong language): https://www.instagram.com/p/CBB593Slll0/ • A federal judge issued an important ruling for same-sex married couples • Audible produces a free series of coming out stories titled, 'Coming Out Party: A Pride Celebration' Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Coming-Out-Party-Audiobook/B0898CK44Z •...
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In this episode, I'm chatting with the fabulous TV and stage actor Jamison Stern. As a cast member of the digital series 'After Forever,' he was a part of the team that was honored with 8 Daytime Emmy nominations in 2019 and took home five - including Best Digital Series, Best Writing Team for Digital Series, Best Actor in a digital series and more. Last week, the 2020 Daytime Emmy nominations were announced and it wa...
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In this week's LGBTQ headlines: • Prosecutors in Uganda have dropped charges against 19 LGBTQ people held in jail for 49 days • A ‘once every two months’ injectable version of PrEP has shown very positive results in clinical trials • Albania bans so-called 'conversion therapy' • NYC Pride has announced a huge 50th anniversary Pride television special featuring Billy Porter, Dan Levy, Janelle Monae, and more. • The ...
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In this week's headlines: • Brazil changes course on regulations that limit gay and bisexual me from donating blood • A gay couple in Tulsa speaks out after a neighbor posts anti-LGBTQ signs his front yard • Germany bans so-called ‘conversion therapy’ for minors • Out CNN anchor Anderson Cooper announces he’s become a dad • Two ground-breaking stars - Little Richard and Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy - pass away All that...
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In this week's headlines: • A former police officer will receive a settlement after being denied a job because he is HIV positive • Ohio teacher fired for having a husband • Small steps forward for LGBTQ rights in Morocco • The Trump administration is close to removing important anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQs from the Affordable Care Act • Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series Hollywood is a progressive, pro-LGBTQ r...
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In this week's headlines: • A Texas couple tragically dies of COVID-19 within hours of each other • Idaho's new anti-transgender laws are already being challenged in court • Actor Leslie Jordan has become an Instagram sensation. Follow him at https://www.instagram.com/thelesliejordan/ • The new Netflix documentary 'Circus of Books' chronicles the journey of a middle-class, straight Jewish couple from everyday en...
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In this week's headlines: A police chief is on administrative leave after telling his officers a Florida sheriff’s deputy died from coronavirus because he was gay Georgia police use Grindr to setup allegedly false drug arrests Ireland's openly gay Prime Minister is returning to medicine to help in the COVID-19 crisis Trailblazing lesbian activist Phyllis Lyon died this past week at the age of 95 And leftover fabric fro...
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