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Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"You can't just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women. There must be some standards, and having a penis and competing as a woman would not fit that standard."—Martina Navratilova expresses her ...


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  SHOWBIZ Deborah Cox, awards events, gay singer killed, 'Family Guy'

The Sin City Classic Sports Festival presented by Toyota—the world's largest annual LGBTQ sporting event—announced that Grammy-nominated, multi award-winning singer and LGBTQ advocate Deborah Cox will perform during the Festival's Toyota Sin City Classic Closing Party, ...


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  GALECA names Dorian winners

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics—composed of more than 200 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally entertainment journalists in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom—has announced its 10th Dorian Award winners ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"I think she just has really tiny hands!"—Pete Davidson at his New Year's Eve show at Chevalier Auditorium in Medford, Massachusetts, while discussing Ariana Grande's quip about him having a "big dick." Welcome to 2019—officially. And ...


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  GALECA names Dorian nominees

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has named its nominees for its milestone 10th Dorian Awards for the best in film and television of 2018. Leading in the movie categories with eight nominations is The ...


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  Billy Masters

"That we're Eskimo brothers!"—Andy Cohen's answer to what the public may not know about him and his good friend, Anderson Cooper. For those of you who don't know, the term "Eskimo brothers" refers to men who ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Will & Grace,' Martina's flub, Nick Jonas, Aretha, '9 Months'

The people behind Will & Grace have released a highlight reel featuring some of the show's numerous famous guest stars, NewNowNext.com noted. "So many celebs, so many guest spots over the years," reads the official video's ...


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  NUNN ON ONE TELEVISION Dominique Jackson celebrates 'Pose'

FX's television drama Pose broke ground again when it was nominated for two major Golden Globes—Billy Porter, who plays Pray Tell, could possibly win a Best Actor in a drama TV series award, while the series ...


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  10 Questions with Vic: Emma Bell

Emma Bell has been on so many hit TV shows since the onset of her illustrious acting career on the New York stage that she is already television royalty. Walking Dead and Dallas are just a ...


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  10 Questions with Vic: Ed Asner

Ed Asner personifies Hollywood at its best. Although he's most closely associated with tough but lovable newsman Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, his star has shined bright for decades with countless accomplishments and ...


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  Nicole Maines on playing a transgender hero on 'Supergirl'

by Danielle Solzman

Windy City Times spoke with Nicole Maines days before the airing of Supergirl's mid-season finale in early December. The actress plays Nia Nal on the CW series, and the character breaks new ground by being the ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"Get ready for some pounding. Some of us could see eight inches or more. That's too much—even for me."—Virginia Beach weatherman Blaine Stewart prepared residents for a blizzard in early 2018 with this Tweet. It shocked ...


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  SHOWBIZ Queer As Folk, Kerry Washington, Mariah Carey, Hugh Jackman

Bravo is developing a new version of Queer As Folk, Variety reported. Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original British series, is onboard the new project as an executive producer; and Stephen Dunn is attached ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"That's about the gayest thing I have ever heard. You and Viggo Mortensen should get a hotel room and suck each other's dicks!"—Judge John Hallett in LeRay Town Court, New York, responds to an attorney who ...


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  10 Questions with Vic: Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore first came to our consciousness with his popular MTV show "Totally Pauly," which led to numerous TV and film roles such as "Jury Duty," "In the Army Now," "Bio-Dome," "Encino Man," "Son In Law," ...


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  SHOWBIZ Batwoman, Janet Jackson, Carol Burnett, 'Deadpool'

Batwoman and Supergirl met for the first time on the CW's "Elseworlds" crossover event recently—and there was some very clear sexual tension between the two powerful heroines, Out.com noted. This was the first time Ruby Rose ...


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  TV/film figure Penny Marshall dies

Penny Marshall—known as half of the TV team of Laverne & Shirley as well as a film director—died of complications from diabetes at 75 on Dec. 17. After starring on Laverne & Shirley, Marshall directed several ...


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  SAG nominees include 'A Star Is Born,' 'Maisel'

Awkwafina and Laverne Cox announced the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild ( SAG ) Awards nominees Dec. 12—and A Star Is Born and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel led the way in the film and television categories, ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"It would not have been possible without the help of the president, who not only gave us the impetus for this reboot but provided us with fresh fields to plow daily that Diane English and our ...


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  NUNN ON ONE Actor John Barrowman part of team that spins a Celtic tale

Legendary Comics and Webtoon are running a new comic series called Acursian rooted in Celtic lore. Fresh from the minds of storytellers John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman and Erika Lewis, this new endeavor is stimulating readers who ...


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  Billy Masters

"I thought the stain was going to be bigger. Y'know, it was so low. To me, it was probably he hadn't pulled up his pants and just hit her with a wet tip!"—Wendy Williams' takeaway from ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"Me in the clouds searching for @ZacEfron's nudes."—Gus Kenworthy's caption for an Instagram shot looking at the sky. Silly boy, you won't find nudes of Zac Efron up there. You'll find them on BillyMasters.com. Gossip doesn't ...


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  Karamo Brown in Evanston Dec. 5

Queer Eye culture expert Karamo Brown will give a talk, "Know Thyself: Using Your Uniqueness to Create Success," on Wed., Dec. 5, at 7 p.m at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Brown ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"Broadway's Disastrous 'King Kong' is a $35 million crime against puppets."—Rex Reed's headline for his review of King Kong: The Musical. I haven't read any further, so don't ruin it for me. But do you think ...


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  SHOWBIZ Mariah Carey, Rami Malek, Jussie Smollett, Rachel Maddow

Mariah Carey got an unexpected gift last week when her 2001 Glitter soundtrack album suddenly shot to number one on the iTunes chart, thanks to a social-media push from fans, Page Six noted. "Back on the ...


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  'Drag Race' guest judges announced

VH1 announced the guest judges set to join the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. RuPaul will be joined by a star-studded line-up of celebrities alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross ...


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  GLAAD applauds record-high percentage of LGBTQs on TV

GLAAD has released the findings of its annual "Where We Are on TV" report—and results show a record-high percentage of LGBTQ regular characters on broadcast television. "Where We Are on TV" analyzes the overall diversity of ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"I'm not gonna say that if you vote then I'll have sex with you, but if you don't then I can promise you that I won't."—Gus Kenworthy does his part to get out the vote. If ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"God's greatest gift to me."—Tim Cook tells Christiane Amanpour how he views being born gay. I couldn't have said it better myself. Some of our queer celebs had inventive costumes this year. The one that stuck ...


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  Queer Eye's Karamo Brown in Evanston Dec. 5

Television host and culture expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown says that the key to his success is tapping into the many facets of his identity. Whether as an openly gay ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"It was a little thing I did in London and Joe Fiennes played Michael Jackson and there was a lot of to-do about the fact that he was a white guy. And I always thought about ...


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  Wachowskis to sell Chicago studio space

Lilly and Lana Wachowski—transgender sibling filmmakers behind the Matrix trilogy and the lesbian-themed thriller Bound—are attempting to sell their Ravenswood Avenue studio space, Crain's Chicago Business reported Oct. 22. The Chicago-based filmmakers' family-owned firm, Kinoworks, is ...


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  SHOWBIZ: Jamie Lee Curtis, Latifah, Jim Parsons, 'Heathers'

Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis revealed to People magazine that she struggled with an opioid addiction she kept secret from the world since the late '80s, Page Six noted. She explained that she was prescribed painkillers ...


Amiyah-Scott

  Amiyah Scott

10 Questions with Vic

Before her upcoming role as "Cotton," a transgender hustler and sometimes dancer on Lee Daniels' series Star, Amiyah Scott attracted attention in the New Orleans underground ballroom scene. Windy City Times: Modesty aside, how would you ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"I actually feel bad for him. What I saw was a minstrel show today. Him in front of all these white people—mostly white people—embarrassing himself and embarrassing Americans, but mostly African-Americans, because every one of them ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Orange' ending, 'Tales of the City,' Rihanna, Jussie Smollett

Lionsgate's Orange Is the New Black, which streams on Netflix, will end with season seven in 2019, TheWrap.com reported. Season six dropped in its entirety on June 27. Creator Jenji Kohan said in 2017 that she ...


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  Chicago-made "the T" Wins Best Indie Series in Streamy Awards

Chicago, IL - The winners of 24 Streamy Awards were unveiled this past weekend, including Chicago-made web series "the T" ( Full Spectrum Features and OTV ), which won for Best Indie Series. The 8th Annual ...


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  Lesbian CEO takes reins at New Thought Channel

At New Thought Channel, Paula Langguth Ryan serves as the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, marketing director and promotions manager. Now, has taken on yet another role: CEO. In Indiana, Ryan was born on the ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"Shit, I'm attracted to everything."—Jake Choi expresses his sexual orientation. If only I could place him. If only I could place him, although the nudes on BillyMasters.com sure look familiar. Melania Trump recently declared, "I'm the ...


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  TELEVISION 'Glitterbomb' engages queer Latinx community

Television now has its first national queer Latinx talk show with a gay Latino cast. LATV's Glitterbomb debuted last month and is broadcast to more than 22 million homes in the United States, according to Alexander ...


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  Billy Masters

"Please give it up for Garrett Colton."—Mariah Balenciaga introduces Garrett Clayton at Gay Days Anaheim. Oops. Clayton said, "Thanks, Mariah, for getting my last name wrong." I would have added the word "bitch," but y'know, I'm ...


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  Selling it like Ryan Serhant

Everything is coming up roses for Ryan Serhant these days. This year, the Bravo celebrity celebrates a seventh season of Million Dollar Listing New York; a spinoff called Sell It Like a Serhant premiered; his book ...


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  Leslie Jordan is now one of 'The 'Cool Kids'

Out actor Leslie Jordan may have finally landed his dream role of Sid on a new television show called The Cool Kids. Brought by executive producer Charlie Day, the series stars David Alan Grier, Martin Mull ...


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  Personalities speak against anti-LGBTQ bullying for Spirit Day Oct. 18

Videos below

New York, NY, Monday, October 11, 2018 — GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender ( LGBTQ ) media advocacy organization, today recognized National Coming Out Day with a launch the official countdown to Spirit ...


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  SHOWBIZ Madonna, Matt Bomer, bullying movie, Janelle Monae

In a new interview with WWD, Madonna talked about her MDNA Skin lineup—and confirmed that a new album of music is on the way, NewNowNext.com reported. "I'm finishing my record, which I'm going to release next ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"What do you expect? I'm a Black lesbian."—Wanda Sykes' response when asked why she made jokes about Trump at a recent show in New Jersey. More than 1,500 people cheered, while a dozen or so walked ...


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  SHOWBIZ Aretha, Justin Bieber, Wanda Sykes, 'Wicked,' Robin Williams

The American Music Awards will honor Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin on Oct. 9, according to Page Six. Dick Clark productions said that Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"America's Got Talent got a bigger audience than the Emmys. Write your own punch line. It's a Jewish holiday."—Perennial awards show scribe Bruce Vilanch's quip on the ratings for the Emmy Awards. If you missed the ...


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  SHOWBIZ Greg Berlanti, Rihanna, 'Downton Abbey,' Ralph Lauren

Producer Greg Berlanti has taken on a side project—a one-night-only reading of Paramount Pictures' Terms of Endearment at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 1, to benefit Stand Up To Cancer, Deadline.com noted. ...


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  LGBT vampire film has Shakespearean twist

A dark Shakespearean love story hits the homes of millions with cable, satellite and telco operators including iTunes, Amazon, Direct TV, and more. Ronnie Kahlil, an award-winning producer, writer, and director of the new film, With ...


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  Billy Masters

"Makeup. Five pounds of makeup."—Cher explained why she looks so good in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. She added, "Also the director really liked me. I think he took extra special care to light me." ...


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  'Maisel,' 'Thrones,' RuPaul rule Emmys

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Game of Thrones and RuPaul's Drag Race were the big winners in the areas of comedy, drama and reality competition, respectively, at the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place Sept. ...


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  GLAAD celebrates LGBTQ-inclusive 70th Annual Emmy Awards

September 18, 2018, New York, NY — GLAAD today celebrated the LGBTQ-inclusive winners of the 70th Annual Emmy Awards, while encouraging greater diversity and LGBTQ representation throughout the entertainment industry. GLAAD's President and CEO, Sarah Kate ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"How you feeling, Birmingham?"—Britney Spears greets the audience at the final stop on her "Piece of Me" tour. Alas, she wasn't in Birmingham—she was in Blackpool. Oops, she did it again. And we won't even discuss ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"When I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I thought that was something at Taco Bell!" — Bishop Charles H. Ellis, who presided over Aretha Franklin's funeral, shares his thoughts on Miss Grande after her performance—a ...


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  SHOWBIZ Sia, Rain Dove, Justin Bieber, Grace Jones, Kathy Griffin

Australian singer Sia told Rolling Stone about that one time she refused to get her picture taken with Donald Trump, citing her queer and Mexican fans, LGBTQ Nation noted. In 2015, she performed on Saturday Night ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"I do think it's dangerous, personally. I feel like in any of this sort of stuff, you have to take each situation. We copped a bit of flack at the time, 'Why are there three straight ...


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  TV Choreographer-dancer Travis Wall on 'Dance' series, being out

It's hard to believe that the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance is about to end its 15th season. Travis Wall has been there almost from the beginning. Wall—who was born and raised in ...


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  Billy Masters

"All of my best friends are gay. I support the community. I love the community. They love me. That has nothing to do with this."—Kim Kardashian speaks out about possibly accusing Tyson Beckford of being gay ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"Is there anything more satisfying than seeing recent photos of someone you once lusted after now looking hideous? I also recognize: a ) this makes me a terrible person and 2 ) it is the definition ...


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  'Wendy Williams Show' in town Aug. 23

The tour promoting the 10th season of The Wendy Williams Show will stop at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., on Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30-9 p.m. Williams will be hosting an evening filled with ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"First of all, it's totally hogwash. My sister would never, ever have done anything to do any harm to any child, especially within our family. And for those lies to be perpetuated in this so-called documentary ...


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  TELEVISION Orange Is the New Black cast talk new season, LGBT issues

Orange Is the New Black is finally ready to be binge-watched on Netflix, with a newly released season six. The series is based on Piper Kerman's memoir Orange Is the New Black: My year in a ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"I was gender-confused. My parents just let me grow out of it. As I look back, I knew they were frustrated. I was that kid that ran around in a T-shirt and a rubber band around ...


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  New Drag Reality Show Camp Wannakiki Coming Soon to YouTube

From a press release

Camp Wannakiki is a new drag reality show airing on YouTube starting in August 2018. The premise is simple… take eight drag queens to see who can last the week at an actual Summer Camp and ...


Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"I've had experiences with men, even while I was dating the woman who became my wife. It was like, 'Wow, does that mean—I am gay?' And my wife laid it out for me. She calls it ...


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  TV Getting crafty with 'Making It' contestant Jeffery Rudell

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Parks & Recreation stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman return to TV screens on Tuesday, July 31, with their new reality-competition show, Making It. The show will see eight crafty competitors from across the country compete ...


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  2018 ASANA Softball World Series Coming Live To A Screen Near You

From a news release

NEW ORLEANS, LA, JULY 5, 2018 — The Amateur Sports Alliance of North America ( ASANA ), organizers of the 2018 ASANA Softball World Series in New Orleans, September 18 — 22, has announced a partnership ...


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  SHOWBIZ Jennifer Hudson, 'Horror Story,' Kathy vs. Ellen, gay boy band

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Jennifer Hudson will be making a new movie "Memory" playing the "glamour cat" Grizabella in Universal and Working Title's big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved stage musical Cats, TheWrap reported. Taylor Swift, James Corden and ...


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  TV 'Sharp Objects' screens at Chicago History Museum

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

The new limited series Sharp Objects on HBO already has audiences intrigued after just the first episode. On July 13, the second episode was screened at Chicago History Museum, with a couple cast members and the ...


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  Billy Masters

"Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman."—Harvey Weinstein's justification for his legal woes. Ladies and ...


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  NUNN ON ONE TV Mj Rodriguez strikes a 'Pose'

Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times

Actress Mj Rodriguez plays the character Blanca on FX's Pose, the show set in the '80s about ballroom culture in New York City. Co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals have made television history with ...


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  NUNN ON ONE TV Gay psychic Thomas John aims to take your mind on a trip

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times

Psychic Thomas John, who is openly gay, has said that he started at an early age communicating with dead relatives, including his grandfather. After graduation from the University of Chicago with a degree in psychology and ...


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  70th Annual Emmy nominations announced

The 2018 Emmy nominations have been announced. Outstanding Drama Series nods went to The Americans, The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld. Atlanta, Barry, Black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, ...


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  Billy Masters

History was just made with the crowning of a trans woman as Miss Spain. She was not crowned because of or despite of her being trans—she was crowned because she was the best/most attractive contestant. Angela ...





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