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While it’s Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s one-two punch at Bill Cosby and their critique of the ridiculousness of award shows at the expense of George Clooney that are making headlines, the LGBT community had a surprisingly victorious night. With Pride, Imitation Game, Transparent, The Normal Heart, and Orange is the New Black, all up for awards this year, it was The Normal Heart and Transparent that took home the Golden Globe last night. Openly gay actor Matt Bomer took home best supporting actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie for his role in The Normal Heart. But the big winner this year was Amzon’s groundbreaking TV series Transparent. It won both Best TV Series–Comedy and Jeffrey Tambor won Best Actor—Comedy for his portrayal of a late-in-life coming out transgender woman. Tambor thanked the trans* community: “Thank you for your courage, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for your patience and thank you for letting us be a part of the change.”
Watch his aceptance speech after the jump and see a full list of the winners after the jump…
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Congratulations to Lance Bass and Michael Turchin! The sexy couple were married at the Park Plaza Hotel in Angeles last night where 300 guests gathered for the ceremony and celebration. According to the New York Times: Mr. Bass and Mr. Turchin met about four years ago at a birthday party in Palm Springs, Calif. “We spent an hour or more talking, then he hit me up on Facebook as younger people do,” Mr. Bass said. “We were attracted and became best friends before anything got romantic.”
We get excited just thinking about all the love and joy this beautiful gay couple will share with each other and the world! Hugs and kisses from all of us to Lance and Michael.
For more about their magical wedding, click here.
Categories: actors, celebrities, Gay Marriage, Gay Travel, Hollywood, Los Angeles Gay Celebs, gay couples, Gay Hollywood, gay marriage, lance bass, michael turchin
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Appearing at The Hollywood Museum is an exclusive new exhibition called Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood, an entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBT images in film and television throughout the decades. The showcase runs through July 20, coinciding with LGBT Heritage Month and Outfest LA (July 10-20). Featuring photos, costumes, props and iconic imagery from the past and present, the exhibit provides a unique perspective on how gays have been portrayed in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern representations.
On the next page there is a coupon worth $5.00 off admission. Just print it out and bring it with you to The Hollywood Museum.
Pancholy (R). Image via Twitter.
Weeds and 30 Rock actor Maulik Pancholy, who late last year came out of the closet, announced via Twitter that he and his partner Ryan Corvaia got engaged. The 39-year-old, who is of Indian descent, told his followers that the proposal occurred at the Taj Mahal.
Tweeted Pancholy tweeted: “It only took 9 years but it’s official! Just got engaged at the Taj Mahal to @Ryan_Corvaia! YEEEESSSS!”
Categories: celebrity, coming out, Gay Marriage, India 30 Rock, actor, comedian, gay couples, gay engagements, Gay Hollywood, gay marriage, india, Ryan Corvaia, taj Mahol, weeds
It’s been one hell of a year. We’ve seen it all—both good and bad. And for this week, we’re reminding you of some of the defining moments of 2013.
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Over the weekend at the Seattle dinner of the HRC actor, writer, and HRC member Wentworth Miller shared his story of triumph in a speech about his journey coming out as a gay man. In the remarks, Miller discussed the hardships of living in the closet, and the reasoning behind his decision to publicly come out as gay. In August, Wentworth Miller came out as gay in a letter declining an invitation to a Russian film festival. During his speech, Miller acknowledges that he attempted suicide for the first time at 15.
Growing up I was a target. Speaking the right way, standing the right way, holding your wrist the right way. Every day was a test and there were a thousand ways to fail, a thousand ways to betray yourself, to not live up to someone else’s standards of what was accepted, of what was normal. … The first time I tried to kill myself I was 15. I waited until my family went away for the weekend and I was alone in the house, and I swallowed a bottle of pills. I don’t remember what happened over the next couple of days, but I’m pretty sure come Monday morning I was on the bus back to school, pretending everything was fine. And when someone asks me if that was a cry for help, I’d say, ‘No.’ You only cry for help if you believe there’s help to cry for. And I didn’t need it, I wanted out.
Check out the video after the jump…
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There has always been a stigma in Hollywood about being gay. Whether actors or actresses were actually homosexuals in their personal lives or how they were portrayed on the silver screen as Vito Russo’s The Celluloid Closet explored in the late 80s, Tinsel Town was and still is a difficult place to navigate as LGBT. This Sunday, Oprah’s Next Chapter explores what it means to be gay in Hollywood today with three openly out actors: comedienne Wanda Sykes, Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Scandal‘s Dan Bucatinsky. The three will discuss their personal coming out stories, the gay-rights movement, and what still needs to be done in Hollywood and beyond to ensure equality for the community. “I do feel like this is the defining civil rights movement of our time,” Ferguson says. “In every civil rights movement, it takes a long time. That’s just the way it is; history shows that. Obviously, I would like for this to move faster than it is and I would like for it to move without casualty.” Be sure to tune in on Oct. 27 at 9 P.M.
Following the show, the award-winning documentary Bridegroom makes its television debut. The heart-wrenching documentary about love, loss, and injustices some gay partner’s face after losing the one they love.
Check it out the trailer after the jump…
Categories: Film, gay history, Gay Rights, Hollywood bridegroom, documentary, Gay Hollywood, harpo, jessie tyler fergusson, modern family, oprah, Oprah's next chapter, scandal, wanda sykes
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Even more engagement news! TV personality and interior designer Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, former assistant to Rachel Zoe, are engaged. The couple was in Peru for a shopping trip as part of a designer sale project when Berkus, 41, surprised Brent. He popped the question atop the beautiful Inca site, Machu Picchu. The couple of eight months is excited about their new life together. [towleroad]
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We’ve been team Peeta since we first read The Hunger Games and now Peeta (errr Josh Hutcherson) is showing his support for all of his gay fans by taking the time to pose for the ever-so-popular NOH8 Campaign. Hutcherson, who also stared in the lesbian-family-drama The Kids are All Right is set to reprise his role as the District 12 Panam baker turned Hunger Games champion in the second movie, Catching Fire that will hit theaters this November 22. Hutcherson has personal ties with the gay and lesbian community. While doing the media rounds for The Kids are All Right he frequently spoke of his gay uncles who died of AIDS-related complications.
Categories: gay families, Gay Rights, Gay Travel, Hollywood, movies Catching Fire, gay ally, Gay Hollywood, lgbt ally, movie, NOh8, The Hunger Games, the kids are all right
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The Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabara, finally gets a teaser trailer. The HBO film, which no one wanted to make, is the labor of love from Steven Soderbergh and stars the supremely talented (and completely transformed) Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
Check it out after the jump…
Categories: Gay Travel, Hollywood, TV Behind the Candelabra, gay, Gay Hollywood, gay tv, lesbian, Liberace, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, steven soderbergh, Vegas
Carrie’s Soon-to-be Gay Best Friend Walt. Brenden Dooling. Image via CW.
Last night, my roommate and I just happened to sit down to watch the Sex and the City prequel teen-drama The Carrie Diaries. Were we disappointed, yes; a bit confused by the continuity of Bradshaw’s past, yes; angered that they ignored that the World Trade Center ever existed, yes. But, we were pleased with the show’s effortless inclusiveness. When Carrie meets some artsy types at Indochine, two men nonchalantly kiss. “I’ve never met gay people before,” she says. We were quite pleased with the casual inclusiveness, thinking back to when we first watched Dawson’s Creek and the media hoopla that occurred after Jack finally kissed David. The show revealed another gay storyline when Carrie’s best friend’s boyfriend, Walt (Brendan Dooling), revealed that he is still a virgin, which prompts confusion for the young Carrie. The character is seen in the closing shot looking at half-naked photos of Rob Lowe. While this show may not offer the best writing or acting on television, you just may want to see how effortlessly they deal with the gay factor.
Categories: Gay Rights, Gay Travel, Hollywood, New York, TV Brendan Dooling, carrie diaries, gay 1980s, gay characters, Gay Hollywood, Gay New York, gay tv, new york city, sarah jessica parker, sex and the city, Walt