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Japanese Entertainment Breaking Boundaries with New Lesbian Drama

October 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Transit Girls. Fuji Television

Transit Girls. Fuji Television

Japan is known for its conservative values (even still censoring legally bought porn), but one television network is taking a risk by airing the country’s first lesbian television drama. The show, Transit Girls, will debut the first week of November and tells a love story about two stepsisters. An 18- and 21-year-old are forced to move in together when their parents marry, but after an initial hatred, form a romantic relationship. The November 7th debut on Fuji Television will be a first for the country and promotion for the controversial program has already rolled out with posters showing the two girls undressed in bed. Network execs are comparing the content to US’ Modern Family, and the actresses are making media rounds calling the show a new era in Japanese television.

“Having two girls lying naked on a white sheet and using words like “forbidden” is a little out of date, I think,” one of the actresses told The Japan Times. “The things we do are not about sex. We face a lot of difficulties in our life, for example in the workplace. To be told that the image of us is one of sex doesn’t make me happy.”


‘Great British Bake Off’ Winner Tamal Ray Comes Out as Gay

September 29th, 2015 Comments off
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Image via Facebook

A contestant on one of the UK’s most popular show “The Great British Bake Off” just came out of the closet and is looking for a boyfriend, followed by hilarious culinary-related social-media proposals. Tamal Ray, 29-year-old from Manchester was asked by the Radio Times if he had a girlfriend, and his reply: “‘I wouldn’t have a girlfriend, I would have a boyfriend. But I am single at the moment.’

The BBC One reality TV show, which pits home cooks against one another, has become quite the phenomenon in the UK. It became the most watched BBC 2 show, which prompted executives to move it to BBC1 for its 5th and now 6th season. Ray recently won the sixth season, but is currently working as an trainee anesthetist.

‘Some of the lustier tweets have had me crying with laughter,” he said “Also glad my folks aren’t on twitter! #GBBO #blushingbaker.”

An Outing in Springfield, ‘The Simpsons’ Prepares for Major Coming Out

September 28th, 2015 Comments off
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One of the biggest outings in television history is about to take place, and it’s a cartoon. The Simpsons show runner, Al Jean, hinted that Waylon Smithers is going to finally reveal he is gay to his money-grubbing, Republican boss, Mr Burns. It’s been a storyline in the making for over 26 seasons, and his orientation will finally be discussed in two episodes in the 27th season that premiered last night.

“In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t…We deal with that in two episodes,” Jean said. “We actually do a lot with Smithers this year. He gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options.”

The cartoon’s director, David Silverman, discussed Smithers’ sexuality in 2007 saying that the “cat’s almost out of the bag”  and that he’s “Burns-sexual,” in reference to the numerous hints that Smithers has always loved his sometimes-abusive boss. [TheGuardian]


Robin Roberts Comes Out to America

December 29th, 2013 Comments off
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Congratulations to Robin Roberts for coming out and publicly acknowledging her long time girlfriend today. The much loved anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America came out in a Facebook post. Thank you Robin for your inspiration. You have set the tone for 2014 and we wish you and everyone you love a wonderful New Year!

Here is what Robin Roberts posted on Facebook:

Flashback 12/29/12….Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today..when I reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant…and KJ was finally allowed to come back home.

Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you: “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

At this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude.

I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for my restored good health.

I am grateful for my sister, Sally-Ann, for being my donor and giving me the gift of life.

I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together.

I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery. I return every one of them to you 100 fold.

On this last Sunday of 2013 I encourage you to reflect on what you are grateful for too.

Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Peace, love, and blessings to all..XO

Video of the Week: Renault Clio Gay Car Ad

May 29th, 2013 Comments off


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Image via Passport

Now this is something you don’t see on TV every day! Just imagine if this happened to you? A routine traffic stop turns into a gay fantasy come true for many viewers. Check out the fun soundtrack as well. If companies around the world would just relax and have fun marketing their products to a diverse audience, life would be more enjoyable for everyone.

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Gay Sitcom Becomes Popular in Vietnam

April 8th, 2013 Comments off
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Image via YouTube

A new sitcom sensation has attracted over a million Vietnam viewers to YouTube. The show’s theme is a comedy about the LGBT community titled “My Best Gay Friends.” The popularity of the show is surprising because those who are LGBT are often ridiculed in public as well as in media. Dang Khoa, 21 and gay, created the series to try to change the image of how gays are viewed in the country. “I’ve seen many movies and comedies about the homosexual community. The images of homosexuals are very negative and audiences then have an ugly idea of the community,” said Khoa. But times may be changing for gay people in this communist country. There was talk last year that the government was considering gay marriage. This topic will be fully debated in 2014. [The Telegraph]

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Watch the ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Teaser Trailer Here

April 1st, 2013 Comments off
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Screen shot via YouTube

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.

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Sparks Fly but no Fireworks from Bombshell

March 18th, 2013 Comments off
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Image the TBB

It was always a thrill visiting my local music store to find the latest original Broadway cast recording and see the show artwork peering through an unblemished jewel case. I couldn’t wait to rush home, rip off the cellophane wrapper, pop the CD in my jam box and push play. My young heart and ears were eager to hear something that would delight and inspire my adolescent soul. The possibilities were endless. I instructed myself with the same directions before hitting play on the first track of “Bombshell”, the musical featured in the NBC television drama, Smash.

Keep reading what The Broadway Blog contributor Scott Redman has to say about the album by clicking here. 

GLAAD to Honor Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award

February 22nd, 2013 Comments off
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Image via Facebook.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 16th, we have another reason for you to do so. The company will honor journalist, author, and talk show host Anderson Cooper with the award show’s highest honor—the Vito Russo Award. The Vito Russo Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.  Previous Vito Russo honorees include Ricky Martin, Rosie O’Donnell, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Elton John, k.d. lang, Brian Graden, and Tom Ford. “By sharing his own experiences as a gay man, Anderson has reminded millions of Americans that LGBT people are part of their everyday lives and an integral part of our cultural fabric,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “He continues to raise the bar and set a new standard for journalists everywhere, and I’m proud to call him a friend.”

‘The Carrie Diaries’ Very Gay CW Premiere

January 15th, 2013 Comments off
Carrie's Soon-to-be Gay Best Friend Walt. Branden Dooling. Image via CW.

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.