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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July 24, 2021 14 min
In this week’s headlines: • Luke Prokop, of the Nashville Predators, came out as gay becoming the first active player in the National Hockey League • The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed two groundbreaking LGBTQ appointees to the Department of Defense by unanimous consent • Gay summer vacation destination Provincetown has seen a huge spike in COVID cases since the July 4th holiday weekend • Plus, new music from out singer/songwri...
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Talking with LGBTQ activist Aaron Baldwin about corporate support during Pride Month, pinkwashing (what is it?), how to best connect with our straight allies and more. Aaron is a recognized LGBTQ activist who has led campaigns against LGBTQ workplace discrimination involving large corporations including Cirque du Soleil, Target and Rockstar Energy Drinks. He’s also been an advocate for affordable access to HIV medications, marri...
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In this week's headlines: • Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders comes out as gay • Supreme Court ruling addresses religious-based foster care programs & same-sex couples • An accident at a South Florida Pride event results in tragedy • Sesame Street has its first same-sex family • History as the first transgender contestant heads to the Miss USA pageant • A glorious new take on the iconic queer anthem 'I Am What ...
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In this week’s headlines: • Presidential Pride proclamations are back • Congress votes to make Pulse Nightclub a national memorial • Gay men in the UK will have an easier time donating blood • A bakery in Texas experienced hideous homophobia for saying ‘Happy Pride’ - and then the internet stepped in • Eli Lieb drops the perfect anthem for Pride Month 'Boys Who Like Boys' All that and more in this episode of The Rand...
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In this week’s headlines: • A 13-year-old student was brutally bullied in her school hallway as other students stood laughing and recording the incident • A gay Black woman, Karine Jean-Pierre, made history at the White House this week • We said goodbye to iconic LGBTQ activist & photojournalist Kay Tobin Lahusen as well as gay event producer Jeffrey Sanker • A far-right TV host went on a wild rant about a Kellogg's cer...
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In this week’s headlines: • Catholic priests in Germany defy the Vatican and bless same-sex unions • GLAAD looks at social media safety for LGBTQ users • A 20-year-old gay man was beheaded by his own family in a brutal 'honor killing' in Iran • The gay panic defense is banned in two more states…and counting • Skittles defers to the true “rainbow” for Pride Month • New music from out singer/songwriter Milahroy 'Day...
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In this week's headlines: • Scoring Joe Biden’s LGBTQ accomplishments during his first 100 days in office • The AMA begs governors to let transgender kids be themselves • There's backlash for Colton Underwood’s Netflix 'coming out' reality series and looking back on truly terrible gay TV shows • Funny man Michael Henry artfully addresses body image and eating disorders among gay men Link to the video 'How do...
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In this week’s headlines: • President Biden appoints an out police chief to head up Customs and Border Protections • A new vaccine shows enormous promise against HIV • Polling shows Americans overwhelmingly oppose anti-transgender legislation • Colton Underwood, star of 'The Bachelor,' comes out • The third and final season of the ground-breaking series POSE will premiere in May • And LGBTQ entertainment critics will ...
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In this week's LGBTQ headlines: • First-ever presidential proclamation for Transgender Day of Visibility • Arkansas has passed a series of anti-LGBTQ laws in a week • The Pentagon erases Trump-era ban on trans military service members • Legal same-sex marriage celebrates 20th anniversary • Lil Nas X pens a touching letter to his 14-year-old self Link to music video 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' https://therandyr...
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In this week's headlines: • Japan takes a baby step towards marriage equality • A transgender student won a large settlement in his discrimination lawsuit against a school district in Minnesota • A pharmacist came to the aid of LGBTQ seniors in Brooklyn • New polling shows strong support for the Equality Act • Marvel Comics has announced a gay Captain America on the way • And the LGBTQ tribe answers a phone call - link to...
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In this week’s headlines: • The European Union’s Parliament declared all 27 member countries an LGBT Freedom Zone • GLAAD announces they are tracking the Biden administration’s progress on LGBTQ issues • A 'Queer As Folk' reboot could be in the works • Philadelphia performance artist and dancer Gunnar Montana celebrated National Barbie Day in a 'Super Gay' way • Love in quarantine - Joshua Sade James' new s...
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In this week's headlines: • A new Gallup Poll shows more people identify as LGBTQ than ever before • Virginia has outlawed the use of the 'gay panic' and 'trans panic' legal defenses • Houston police have arrested a man who assaulted and killed a man he met using Grindr • The Equality Act begins its trek through Congress (again) • The largest Protestant adoption and foster agency has announced it will open ...
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Today I’m speaking to the oh-so-charming Kevin Spirtas - one of the co-creators, writers and stars of the acclaimed LGBTQ TV series, 'After Forever.' 'After Forever' is the recipient of 6 Daytime Emmy Awards - the most Emmy-awarded LGBTQ-themed drama series on any platform. The first two seasons of the series received rave reviews for telling the rarely seen story of vibrant, active, diverse “grown-up” gay men... ...
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Today I’m speaking with four-time Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John and her daughter, singer/songwriter Chloe Lattanzi who recently released their new duet, “Window in the Wall.” Produced by six-time Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, “Window in the Wall” is not the first time this mother/daughter team has hit the recording studio. Their debut single, “You Have to Believe,” a remake of Newton-John’s #1 single “Magic” from Xanad...
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In this week's LGBTQ headlines: • Country music star TJ Osborne comes out as gay • Pete Buttigieg becomes first openly gay White House Cabinet member approved by the Senate • President Biden issues memorandum promoting/protecting LGBTQ rights abroad • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says passing The Equality Act is a "priority" • A white Florida man shoots and kills his Black lover but only gets one year in priso...
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In this week's headlines: • Joe Biden becomes president and goes to work for LGBTQ Americans on Day One including reversing the transgender military ban, expanding workplace protections and more • Pete Buttigieg introduced his husband Chasten at his Senate confirmation hearing for Transportation Secretary • Dr. Rachel Levine could become the highest ranking transgender official in the U.S. government • The FDA approved a ne...
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In this week's headlines: • What can queer people expect from Joe Biden's first 100 days in office? • Donald Trump takes a final swipe at LGBTQ Americans • North Carolina begins enacting LGBTQ protections (again) • Russell T. Davis, creator of the new UK TV drama "It's A Sin" shares his thoughts on casting gay actors in gay roles • A lesbian former pro golfer speaks up about #3 ranked Justin Thomas's &#...
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January 4, 2021 42 min
There was a lot in 2020 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 2020 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’...
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Musician and now-author Branden James first captivated millions as a finalist on Season 8 of 'America's Got Talent' in 2013 where he received high praise from the judges for his emotional, operatic vocals. During his time in the national spotlight, he hit more than one perfect note as he shared details of his coming out story and his broken ties with his religious family with the TV audience. In his recently released...
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In this week's headlines: • More LGBTQ candidates won elections this year than ever before • US Supreme Court decision upholds high school transgender students' rights • Switzerland is poised to legalize same-sex marriage • Adoptions by same-sex couples in the UK has increased for the 3rd year in a row • Isolated Asian country of Bhutan legalizes same-sex relations • Emmy/Grammy winner Billy Porter has been announced ...
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