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Brandon Flynn Settles For Tight Undies On Laundry Day

We all know the story – you delay your laundry day too much, and then you have no clothes to wear. The solution, according to 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn? Stay in your tight undies. Brandon Flynn in “13 reasons why” [Photo: Netflix] 26-year-old Brandon Flynn, who publicly came out in 2017, played Justin Foley on Netflix’ drama. He was also Sam Smith’s boyfriend last year, and was living together with British star Richard Madden for a while. But anyway, we’re here to talk about his laundry. In a…

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Fairview a powerful, provocative exploration of race – review

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama has opened at The Young Vic, directed by Nadia Latif. Before beginning this review it’s worth noting that we’ve been sent a post-show message outlining some specific aspects of the play which we’re not allowed to talk about. While it’s understandable that the surprises are best kept a secret, it also makes detailing what makes this production so impressive quite a challenge. Suffice to say there’s some exceptionally powerful and provocative stuff towards the conclusion, but we can’t tell you what that is or…

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Ravens: Spassky vs Fischer an intriguing new play – review

Tom Morton-Smith’s show about a politically-charged chess match has opened at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by Annabelle Comyn. Ravens presents an intriguing true story – set during the time of the Cold War, it tells of a world chess championship final between American Bobby Fischer and reigning champion Russian Boris Spassky. Set in politically-neutral Reykjavik it was, at the time, dubbed the ‘Match of the Century’. This play focuses not so much on the actual chess playing, but everything else happening around it – specifically how the matches play out…

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Poll finds that one in ten people in Japan identify as LGBTQ

It found more people identifying as bisexual than as gay. A new poll from the Japan LGBT Research Institution Inc. has found that one in ten people in the country identify as LGBTQ. The poll was conducted earlier this year, from April to May, and asked 428,000 people aged between 20 and 69. Out of the 428,000 people asked, 348,000 responses were deemed to be valid. The poll asked if people were part of a sexual minority, defined as someone who wasn’t a heterosexual cis-gendered person. Out of those asked,…

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Marvel just introduced its first ever trans superhero, 12-year-old Mighty Rebekah

Marvel have debuted their first trans superhero. The studio’s new Disney+ series Marvel’s Hero Project celebrates real-life heroes, with each episode highlighting a child who has “dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness.” This week’s episode focused on New Jersey native Rebekah Bruesehoff, a 12-year-old trans girl who fights for LGBTQ equality. When the Trump administration rolled back protections for trans students, Rebekah joined local LGBTQ equality groups to campaign for LGBTQ-inclusive education, becoming a role model for other trans children. After speaking in front of the…

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Disney’s High School Musical finally introduces first gay romance

This is a landmark moment for Disney. While the original High School Musical film series featured a character most viewers just assumed was gay (Lucas Grabeel’s Ryan Evans), this new show marks an out and proud LGBTQ character in the form of Carlos (Frankie Rodriguez). In the fifth episode of the spin-off series, which airs on Disney’s new streaming service, Carlos asks his crush Seb (Joe Serafini) to their homecoming dance; Seb agrees, although he’s nervous about dancing together in front of the entire school. After dealing with a fiasco…

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Miss Myanmar makes history as first openly gay Miss Universe contestant

Miss Myanmar has made history. Ahead of this year’s Miss Universe pageant, 20-year-old Swe Zin Htet made the brave decision to come out as gay, despite same-sex relationships still being criminalised in her home country Myanmar. “I came to a full realisation about my sexual orientation over a long period of time. I knew I was ‘one of them’ way back in 2015,” she said during an interview shared on pageant forum Missosology. “It is personally quite challenging but I feel that I have a greater voice and the best…

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Here’s when you can watch Baga Chipz and The Vivienne’s new digital series

We have a release date for Morning T&T. The series, which will see The Vivienne and Baga Chipz reprise their iconic Snatch Game characters as Donald Trump and Margaret Thatcher for a morning show, will premiere 12 December on World of Wonder Plus. “It’s like a spoof of Good Morning Britain and Good Morning America,” The Vivienne told us of the series. “It’s Donald Trump and Maggie Thatcher having this weird on-screen romance, reading ridiculous news stories, some true and some false.” The Liverpudlian said the series will comprise of…

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Looking star Jonathan Groff joins cast of The Matrix 4

Jonathan Groff has joined the cast of The Matrix 4. The American performer is best known for his roles in television dramas such as Looking, Glee, Mindhunter, for voicing Kristoff in the Frozen franchise, and for his Grammy Award-winning performance as King George III in Hamilton. He will star alongside Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss, who will reprise their iconic roles as Neo and Trinity while Lana Wachowski has returned to write and direct. Lilly Wachowski will not be involved in the project. The Matrix 4 was announced back in…

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LGBTQ activists around the world are defending our community – but they are woefully underfunded

Often against the odds, LGBTQI activists around the world are defending our community and campaigning for equality, but they are woefully underfunded. Much less than 0.01 percent of international development aid focuses on LGBTQI human rights.  In fact, funding for LGBTQI rights in the Global South and East has decreased, all while the religious right pumps resources into protecting “traditional values”. This is why we launched GiveOut early last year, for our community here in the UK and elsewhere to help provide the resources that the global LGBTQI movement needs…

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