The Randy Report - LGBT Politics & Entertainment

The Randy Report - LGBT 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.... Show More

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In this week's episode: • World Pride comes home to New York City • Donald Trump’s gay spokesman says the president’s anti-LGBTQ policies “just don’t matter” to him • South Florida LGBTQ organization accidentally honors men accused of gay-bashing • Country star Jake Owen claps back at anti-LGBTQ troll as he shares Pride Month tribute All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report

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In this week's headlines: • A wealthy Australian rugby player, stripped of his contract for homophobic social media, wants fans to pay his legal bills • White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren has proposed allowing same-sex married couples be allowed to file amended tax returns for refunds • A Texas couple found a touching note on their porch during Pride Month • Terrorist threats at St. Louis Pride • 'POSE' star Billy Porter is ... Read more

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In this week’s headlines: • Ricky Martin helps kill a religious freedom bill in Puerto Rico • Brazil’s high court adds homophobic and transphobic crimes to the South American country’s racism laws • We remember that bisexuals are part of Pride Month, too • Do your music preferences reveal if you like the top or bottom bunk? • Grammy Award winner Billy Porter drops a new LGBTQ Pride anthem All that and more in this episode of ... Read more

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In this week's headlines: • The Tony Awards were a tres gay affair • The Trump administration is rejecting requests from US embassies around the world to fly Pride flags • A gun scare involving a straight couple was the apparent cause for a panicked stampede at DC Pride • A Missouri restaurant cancelled a wedding rehearsal dinner reservation after finding out the couple were of the same sex • Out artist ROZES drops her new si... Read more

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In this week's headlines: • An Alabama mayor catches heat for calling for ‘killing out’ the gays • A Tennessee prosecutor says he doesn’t prosecute domestic violence among same-sex couples because ‘it’s not really marriage’ • Taylor Swift calls for passing The Equality Act, which Joe Biden says he would make a top priority • And YouTube Originals produced a new documentary exploring LGBTQ Pride across the country 'State Of Pri... Read more

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In this episode: • Brazil’s high court says the South American country’s anti-discrimination laws have to include LGBTQ protections • Kenya’s highest court ruled the African nation’s anti-homosexuality laws aren’t discriminatory • Texas Republicans pass their anti-LGBTQ "license to discriminate” bill • And the new trailer for the upcoming Downton Abbey movie reveals a gay romance amid a royal visit. All that and more in this e... Read more

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In this week’s headlines: • The Equality Act passes in the House of Representatives • Nevada bans the gay panic defense • An Australian rugby player loses his $4 million contract thanks to homophobic social media posts • FX's groundbreaking series POSE honored at Peabody Awards • And the Elton John ‘musical fantasy biopic’ Rocketman premieres at the Cannes Film Festival All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report

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• Pharma giant Gilead will donate up PrEP medications for up to 200,000 American individuals in the effort to stop HIV • Cuban gays stage an impromptu Pride march after the government cancels the annual parade • A school in Indiana planned to deadname a transgender student at graduation • Indya Moore becomes the first transgender woman to cover Elle Magazine • And Matt Bomer plays a depressed gay weatherman in the upcoming movi... Read more

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In this week's headlines: • The Trump administration grants healthcare providers like doctors and nurses the right to deny care to people • A new medical study confirms previous research that undetectable equals untransmittable • The Equality Act advances out of committee in the House of Representatives • The GLAAD Media Awards honors Madonna • Amazon series ‘After Forever’ cleans up at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards. All that... Read more

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In this week's headlines: • GOP trolls attempt to smear Mayor Pete Buttigieg • A valedictorian at Brigham Young University comes out during his graduation speech • The president of Brazil told gays not to come to his country • Disney cancelled its award-winning LGBTQ-inclusive series 'Andi Mack' • The 2019 Tony Awards nominations are out including a Special Tony Award for Judith Light for her LGBTQ advocacy All that and more ... Read more

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A four-time Grammy Award winner, Olivia Newton-John is one of the world’s bestselling recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. Her starring roles in the iconic movies Grease and Xanadu catapulted her into super-stardom. Her appeal as a performer is timeless. In addition to her music and screen successes, Olivia is perhaps best known for her strength, courage, and grace. After her own personal journe... Read more

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In this week's episode: • Mayor Pete Buttigieg continues moving up in the polls • Totally not gay former congressman Aaron Schock photographed hanging with the gays at Coachella • Converse offers new Pride sneakers in gay pride rainbow colors and pink/blue/white transgender colors. Click here to check then out: https://www.converse.com/shop/pride • Three LGBTQ cult classic movies get the Blu-Ray treatment • And Harry’s shave c... Read more

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In this week's headlines: • Openly gay Mayor Pete Buttigieg makes it official - he’s running for President in 2020 • A town clerk in upstate NY is forced to apologize for discriminating against a same-sex couple • Gus Kenworthy got emotional as he accepted this year’s Point Leadership Award • Ryan Murphy plans to turn the hit Broadway musical 'The Prom' into a Netflix movie event • Plus - the LGBTQ films and TV I’m watching th... Read more

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In this week's headlines: • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says 'no' to LGBTQ activists • The Mormon Church reverses on LGBTQ parents & children • Chasten Buttigieg makes a splash in Texas • Sean Hayes is production a new animated series about a gay super spy • CNN's Don Lemon gets engaged All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.

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In this week’s headlines: • A majority of Americans say their are more than comfortable with a gay or lesbian running for president • The U.S. House approved a non-binding resolution Thursday morning rebuking Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender military service members • Wisconsin couple told to remove their Pride flag or be evicted • New data shows there are more bisexual youth and they need our attention • GOP lawmakers i... Read more

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In this week's headlines: • Openly gay presidential hopeful surges in a new Iowa poll • Alabama lawmakers are trying to eliminate marriage licenses entirely because they don’t want LGBT couples to have them A Missouri couple were turned away by a homophobic dance instructor • Tennessee teens actually found acceptance and support as they prepared to attend prom together • Digital series 'After Forever' gets a LOT of Daytime Emm... Read more

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In this episode: • The Equality Act is reintroduced in Congress • Donald Trump finally fills appointments to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS • Utah moves towards a more effective hate crimes law • Openly gay Mayor Pete Buttigieg qualifies for the first Democratic presidential debate • Ireland’s gay prime minister meets with uber-anti-gay Vice President Mike Pence • Out recording artist NIKO releases his new EP, ... Read more

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In this week's podcast: • Utah's governor apologizes for legislature's failure to ban so-called 'conversion therapy' • ’Empire’ star Jussie Smollett gets more bad news • A Mississippi high school is trying to ban same-sex dates to prom • Folks are surprised to learn that the iconic Mr. Rogers may have been bisexual • And new music from country artist Cameron Hawthorn reminds of the romance of dancing in the living room All th... Read more

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In this episode: • Georgia lawmakers look to legalize LGBTQ discrimination • The United Methodist Church doubles down on anti-LGBTQ animus • Formerly homeless valedictorian kicked out of his home for being gay is thriving in college and just scored a Congressional internship • Billy Porter brings political discourse to the Oscars' red carpet • Out singer/songwriter Kisos shares his 'five stages of grief' with "Happily Ever Aft... Read more

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In this episode: • A gay dating app hookup goes bad, really bad • A federal judge rules in favor of same-sex parents who sought American citizenship for their son • The Trump administration wants to decriminalize being gay around the world - really?… • Jussie Smollett of 'Empire' arrested and charged for filing false police report • You really should be watching Netflix's reboot of 'One Day at a Time' • New music from out alt... Read more

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