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Gillian Anderson: ‘I Could Be Dating A Woman Next Year’

Gillian Anderson – who came out in 2012 – says she has no issue with her bisexuality

Anderson – who came out as bisexual in 2012 – is currently in a relationship with ‘The Crown’ creator Peter Morgan, but admitted she is only ”part long-term” in their romance.

Speaking to The Times magazine, she the actress said:

”I could be with a woman next year! Part of me looks long-term. As long as there’s always a back door.”

And speaking about her bisexuality, she insisted she doesn’t care what other people think.

”It’s just who I am. I have absolutely no issue with it whatsoever, and I don’t really care if other people have an issue with it. We’re all intersectional, and that is something that is only just beginning to become accepted or embraced. We’re all complicated beings. That is my truth and that is my experience.”

However, Anderson insisted she is currently very happy in her relationship with Peter and loves that they work in the same industry.

”I’m constantly grateful for the symbiosis because I haven’t had that experience before.”

Anderson recently confirmed she is quitting ‘The X-Files’.

The actress had previously hinted that the current 11th season of the sci-fi drama – in which she has starred as FBI agent Dana Scully since 1993 – would be her last in the role, and during a panel at the 2018 Winter TCA Tour last month, she confirmed her decision.

“It’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. It just is. I’m finished and that’s the end of that.”

Anderson also admitted she had originally only agreed to return for the six-episode revival of the show in 2017, but said she is ”hugely grateful” for the opportunity to have played the iconic character for over two decades.

“I arrived at the decision before we did the previous six, but I was really curious. I felt that the previous six was going to be it. It was dipping our toe back in again … and getting to play these wonderful characters again. I think as [series creator] Chris [Carter] has said himself that short stack of episodes felt like we were leaning how to walk again and that this season of 10 feels like the pace is up and we’re running. I wouldn’t necessarily have been happy if those six were how we said goodbye.

There’s lots of things that I want to do in my life and in my career and it’s been an extraordinary opportunity and extraordinary character and I am hugely grateful.”

The show’s 11th season began airing on January 3, and also stars David Duchovny as FBI agent Fox Mulder.

Ellen DeGeneres Moved To Tears By Wife Portia De Rossi’s Birthday Gift

Ellen DeGeneres has just celebrated her 60th birthday in a special episode of her hit television show and was moved to tears by a special gift from wife Portia de Rossi.

Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, turned 60 last Friday, and received plenty of birthday wishes.

But it was a thoughtful present from wife Portia de Rossi that moved DeGeneres to tears.

In a surprise appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired Thursday, de Rossi presented her wife with the gift to end all gifts.

“It’s your 60th birthday, and this gift had to be really special and it had to represent who you are and what you really care about. So, I combined that with the fact that literally guys, for like the last two years, Ellen has said to me, ‘I feel like I’m not doing enough.’ Every day, almost. So, I put all that together and I got you this gift.”

De Rossi then played a recorded birthday message that highlighted DeGeneres’ hero, Dian Fossey, an American scientist who studied gorillas in Africa. Fossey founded the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda to observe and protect mountain gorillas.    

Though she was murdered in 1985, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund continues her work. And now, thanks to de Rossi, the fund will have an Ellen DeGeneres Campus.

“So, for your birthday, Ellen, I am bringing you and your hero Dian together by building the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Ellen, you will carry on Dian’s legacy by giving them a permanent home in Rwanda. Now, you will join Dian as a protector and champion of these amazing animals, the mountain gorillas,” de Rossi added. “Happy birthday.”

Is anyone else getting misty-eyed, or is that just us?

Megan Mullally Had No Idea Ellen DeGeneres’ Roommates Were Her Girlfriends

Apparently, Megan Mullally had no idea Ellen DeGeneres’ roommates were her girlfriends.

Will & Grace star Megan Mullally and Ellen DeGeneres have been friends for 30 long years.

While you might think three decades is enough time to learn everything there is to know about someone, these two proved that people are always filled with surprises.

Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Mullally revealed that she naively thought that DeGeneres just had “lots of lovely roommates”, and would often come to visit from her house the street over in Los Angeles.

“I remember thinking, ‘Oh, that’s nice, Ellen has this lovely roommate … they really seem like they get along great,’ And then, as the years went on, [she] had a lot of really lovely roommates, and I thought, ‘Ellen just gets along so well with people. People are just drawn to her like a magnet.’”

It appears that DeGeneres and her girlfriends would have a lot of laughs at the actor’s expense, who eventually cottoned on.

“I remember you’d be, like, cracking up,” she told DeGeneres, “and I’d be like, ‘Why are they laughing at me?’”

“Really, you didn’t realize I was gay?” DeGeneres asked Mullally.

“I did not, no,” the actress replied.

Watch the full segment below.  

Samira Wiley Releases Stunning Picture Of Her Wedding

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli tied the knot in March last year.

However, to celebrate the passing of the New Year, Wiley shared a beautiful and candid shot of their wedding, which took place in Palm Springs, California.


The wedding was intimate with the couple’s closest family and friends there. Wiley’s parents, who are co-pastors of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington D.C, officiated the ceremony.

The couple were together for three years by the time Morelli proposed.

Ellen Page Marries Partner Emma Portner

Hurrah, Ellen Page has tied the knot with dance instructor partner Emma Portner over the New Year.

The actress shared the news on Instagram with a series of photographs, including one with their hands touching as they display their wedding rings.

The post was captioned: “Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife.”


Portner, who is a dancer, also shared the pictures, along with another photo of her kissing Page’s hand while they are hugging.

The two have been posting pictures on social media of themselves together since the spring.

Page told the world that she was a lesbian at a Human Rights Campaign event on Valentine’s Day in February 2014 in a rousing speech which earned her a standing ovation.

The actress subsequently admitted that her decision to be honest about who she is has had immensely positive effect on her life.

Speaking to Diva magazine in September 2017, Page said:

“Everything is different. From one day to the next [after coming out], I felt a happiness and an inner peace which I hadn’t known for years. My life now is overwhelming and I’m glad to be in a position where I can support my community and also help show that you can still play all kinds of roles after you are out.

Things are changing fast and the more people who come out will ultimately help put an end to the idea that coming out destroys your career. We have to make that happen.”

Page admitted she was getting ‘increasingly unhappy’ before coming out and the fact she was hiding who she was had started to impact her work.

The X-Men star also revealed coming out has given her career a boost in the right direction.

She explained:

“Before I had to hide my sexuality and that was making me increasingly unhappy, uncomfortable and anxious. I’m excited and enthusiastic about my work again. It feels the same way it did when I was 15 and beginning my career. It’s such a different feeling to be open about who you are and simply live that way and not have to put on masks and hide your identity. I feel an inner peace now which I hadn’t felt in a very long time.”

Page also admitted she reached a point in her life where her ‘desire’ to come out meant more to her than the any negative impact her sexuality could have had on her Hollywood career.

She said:

“I reached a point where my desire to come out was so great that even if everyone in Hollywood had told me that I’ll never work again, it wouldn’t have made any difference. I didn’t want to hide anymore.”

In late 2017, Ellen recounted a traumatic experience where film producer Brett Ratner outed her as a lesbian on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand when she was only 18 years old.

In a lengthy Facebook post in November, she wrote:

“He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said, “You should f**k her to make her realize she’s gay”. I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself. I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak. I felt violated when this happened. He ‘outed’ me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic.”

Page called Ratner’s comments ‘homophobic,’ and she says the feelings of shame lingered.

“This public, aggressive outing left me with long standing feelings of shame, one of the most destructive results of homophobia.”

Page kicked off her acting career by starring in a number of television shows in her native Canada, including Pit Pony and Trailer Park Boys.

Her first film role was in 2005 drama Hard Candy and her big screen breakthrough came when she appeared as the titular character in comedy Juno in 2007, winning her Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations.

She has gone on to star in  a number of blockbusters, including Inception and the X-Men franchise.

Ellen DeGeneres Fires Back At Eric Trump For ‘Deep State’ Tweet

Ellen DeGeneres made a rare foray into politics this week to take the president’s son down a notch.

During her show, DeGeneres took time out to responded to comments made by Eric Trump on Twitter.

“If you know me at all, you know I don’t pay attention to politics. But unfortunately, politics pay attention to me.”

The host was referring to her unexpected appearance in a recent tweet from Trump Jnr.


Trump used the fact that Twitter suggested he follow her, along with former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as evidence of the so-called “Deep State.”

Addressing Trump through her monologue, DeGeneres explained to her audience that the “Deep State” is supposed to be a secret group trying to “undermine” the president, she added, “which is ridiculous, because no one has undermined Donald Trump more than Donald Trump.”

“Eric, I just want to say I’m honored that you think I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy.”

However, she added that even if she wanted to be part of the mission, she is just too busy.

“I’ve got my gay agenda meetings on Mondays, on Wednesday Beyoncé and I host an Illuminati brunch, and then Portia and I on the weekends are desperately trying to have a baby.”

DeGeneres also had some more logical explanations for why Twitter suggested Eric Trump follow her, namely that both of his sisters, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump, already follow her on the platform.


Sarah Paulson Talks Her Romance With Holland Taylor: “Maybe There’s Something Brave In It”

Many words have been used in regard to Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor’s romance. Now, the actress is sharing a few of her own.

Paulson – who is usually very private about her long-time relationship with the fellow actress, Taylor – has opened up a touch more about her safely guarded personal life – and why it is that way.

In a new interview with NET-A-PORTER’s The EDIT, Paulson revealed she heard the same opinions that the likes of Amber Heard and Ezra Miller have spoken about when it came to their dating choices – that it would hurt her career.

Talking to Town & Country, she explained

“I do not want to be defined by who I share my bed, my home, my soul with. My choices in life have been unconventional, and that’s my business.”

However, she does acknowledge what being public with her private life can do for others watching.

“I do want to live responsibly and truthfully without hiding. It’s complicated, because there is a lot of hate in this world, and a lot of good can come from quote-unquote normalizing something for people who don’t see it as normal. Our relationship represents a certain amount of hope and risk. Maybe there’s something brave in it. Maybe it encourages others to make brave choices.”

As the Golden Globe winner quickly learned, not everyone’s reaction to her relationship would match her’s.

She previously told The EDIT, that she heard the same opinions that the likes of Amber Heard and Ezra Miller have spoken about when it came to their dating choices – that it would hurt her career.

“My life choices are, um, unconventional. I’m with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it’s the least interesting thing about me. But I do feel a bit unconventional.

Early on, when people found out I was with Holland, some said: ‘I think you have to be careful, I’m afraid it’s going to affect your career negatively’. I was like, what? It never occurred to me at all.”

In fact, Paulson revealed that she even questioned whether she should publicly address her girlfriend during her Emmy’s speech, while accepting the award for her portrayal of Marcia Clarke in The People vs OJ Simpson.

“It occurred to me, should I not do that? And then I thought, why would I not? The fact I’m having this thought is wrong. But I had a moment of societal concern; wondering if, maybe, people who didn’t know that about me would be like, wait, what? But then, you know, I did it anyway.”


Rosa Diaz Comes Out As Bisexual, And Stephanie Beatriz Couldn’t Be Happier

Last week, the Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine dropped some big information about one of its characters during its epic 99th episode.

Queer fan favourite and tough-as-nails detective Rosa Diaz revealed that she’s bisexual and dating a woman, an experience made even better by the fact that she’s played by out bisexual actor Stephanie Beatriz, who’s openly advocated for her character’s queerness.

In episode, the notoriously tight-lipped, and emotionally guarded, detective revealed something significant to the ever-inquisitive Charles (Joe Lo Truglio). After he asked her why he heard a woman’s voice on the phone refer to Rosa as “babe,” she tried to throw him off the scent before finally sharing that she is dating a woman and that she is indeed bisexual. She also quickly brushed him off when he tried to be enthusiastic and supportive, only to later apologise, explaining she didn’t think it was anybody’s business and that she didn’t want anything to change. And while it felt therapeutic for the woman who has only let slip little shards of insight into her life — she owns an ax, she studied ballet before being kicked out of school for “beating the crap out of ballerinas,” her idea of a perfect date is “cheap dinner, watch basketball, bone down” — to share this part of herself, she wanted them to return to not talking about this ever again. (Request denied by Charles.)

Talking to Bustle, Beatriz explained;

Coming out is different for everybody. And sometimes, it happens naturally and kind of organically and sometimes, it’s a f-king battle. The images that we’ve been fed, culturally, as a society, about coming out have a tendency to be a lot of extremes, and I think those extremes are real. But I also think that there’s a middle ground that a lot of people I know live in, which is some of their family members were cool with it and didn’t blink an eye, and some of their family don’t even want to discuss it with them again.”

Beatriz said because her character is already an established part of the show, the writers won’t be able to fall back on other tropes that befall bisexual characters, such as being “hypersexualized and sometimes duplicitous.”

We’ve watched [Rosa] open up to her co-workers, get a little bit closer to them, let them in on more stuff that’s happening with her … she’s literally let them into her apartment, you know? So, she’s grown a lot. And I think it was just time for her. There’s all this growth happening around her, and Rosa is seeing that growth happen in her coworkers and internally realizing that she, too, wants toward something that’s really strong and specific in a relationship.”

Rosa’s coming out attracted plenty of fanfare on Twitter. Viewers were overjoyed that a character they loved so much — and a woman of color, no less — was a part of the LGBTQIA community. Beatriz, who is “hugely flattered” by all the positive attention, says she’s proud of how the show chose to tell Rosa’s story, and the boundaries it breaks when it comes to representation.

It’s incredible to be a part of a show in which I get to play a character who is out and bisexual because growing up, I didn’t have that sort of representation. I certainly didn’t have it in a woman of color, much less a Latina, so I myself am thrilled to be a little blip on the LGBTQ radar for people to have a touchstone on a show that they enjoy.”

Most of the television — almost all of the television that we’re used to watching — is all one color. There’s nothing wrong necessarily with a show being all one color, but we need more kinds of people on television and film because there are more kinds of people in the world, and when you set a standard of this is what’s normal… someone who doesn’t have these attributes is watching TV going, ‘I don’t really know where I fit in.’”

Ruby Rose Accuses Prada of Using Her Face Without Her Permission

Ruby Rose has taken to Twitter to confront Prada for using her likeness on a handbag without her permission.

The Orange Is The New Black star claimed that the Italian brand had used a photograph of her on one of their Spring/Summer 2018 handbags.

Rose shared a video of the handbag via Twitter, which features a graphic of a woman with short hair, morphing into a picture of her.


Rose then went on to share the photo she was referring to, along with the caption, “I’m obviously just super common looking. No big deal.”


Rose went on to respond to fans on Twitter, stressing that she has no association with the bag or the label. She went on to joke that she was going to go and create a vegan version of the bag for fans.

While it’s a little strange that Prada has decided to use an illustration that looks so much like Ruby Rose in their design, you have to wonder: how many bags have been sold off the back of this mini-controversy?

New LGBTQ-Themed Children’s Book Aims To Foster Acceptance With Lesbian Fairytale

A Kickstarter campaign for an illustrated children’s book, which is aimed at 5 to 10 year olds, had generated nearly $30,000 this week.

What makes this story a fantastic one is that the book is follows the love story of two women.

The Maiden Voyage, will follow a fisherman’s daughter, Ru, who inherits a treasure map from her father and joins the crew of the adventurous Captain Freya. Captain Freya and Ru develop a strong bond on the high seas as they try to escape a gang of pirates, and that bond eventually turns into love.

Maiden Voyage is the follow-up to Promised Land, a children’s book released in February that centres around the love story of a farmer’s son and a prince.

In a statement sent to NBC News, co-author Jaimee Poipoi said

“It’s important for young people to feel included, that they have a place in the world and something they can relate to. If they can identify themselves within a story, that empowers them to be who they are.”

Poipoi said Maiden Voyage was a project he “just could not say no to.” He said he hopes it will lead to “more respectful discussions about what equality is and what it may look like.”

Maiden Voyage is expected to be released in June 2018, just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month.


Netflix Casts Ellen Page In New Comic Adaptation Of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Ellen Page is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming superhero series The Umbrella Academy.

Page is the first to be cast for the adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics novel written by Gerard Way.

The Umbrella Academy follows the story of a dysfunctional family of superheroes. Its estranged members — Spaceboy, The Kraken, The Rumor, The Séance, Number Five, The Horror and The White Violin — will be forced to team up to solve the mystery of their adoptive father’s (Monocle) mysterious death. However, with their clashing personalities and divergent abilities, a teamwork would be a miracle.

The original comic series was critically acclaimed for it’s unique take on superheroes, one that does not showcase them as selfless saints.

According to Variety, Page will play the role of Vanya, the only one of Reginald Hargreeves’ adopted children who has no supernatural abilities. Meek and insecure, the family’s black sheep struggles to find her place in the world.

The 10-episode drama will premiere in 2018, with the pilot script adapted by Jeremy Slater.

‘Barbelle’ Is The Queer Canadian Web Series You Should Be Watching Right Now

Barbelle (on the YouTube channel KindaTV) is a female written, directed, and produced web series featuring a cast of queer characters.

It’s a great acid-tongued comedy set in the Canadian music world of now, which follows the story of a newly famous pop star duo whose meteoric rise to stardom has led to a blitzkrieg on their personal lives.

A kind of rowdy anti-romance love story it is officially described as “A lesbian Spiceworld in Toronto, and a love letter to the Canadian music scene.”

It stars Gwenlyn Cumyn and Karen Knox as Alice and Veronica, respectively, the queer duo and music hit-makers Barbelle.

Things kick off two years into the duo’s fame and hit songs. They announce to their record company that they’re breaking up.

That is, as a couple. They are, however, obliged to continue as a music duo.

It’s one nasty, zinger-filled breakup. Veronica accuses Alice of putting boring stuff on Instagram, ruining their hot brand. Alice accuses Veronica of going on the CBC radio show Q to praise a book she hadn’t even read.

Into this fraught scenario comes Lulu (Cynthia Hicks) a teen star brought in to help the former lovers write new songs.

Karen Knox, who is terrific as Veronica, has called Barbelle “a story that follows two queer pop musicians as they navigate the ups and downs of celebrity in the digital age.”

It’s that, but joyous and flinty in its wicked humour. A total pleasure to snack on.

Gemma Arterton And Adèle Exarchopoulos Romance In French Drama ‘Orpheline’

The film Orpheline – while puzzling at first — stars four actresses (who don’t look alike) playing the same character, Sandra, through multiple stages of her life (the eldest of which is played by Blue is the Warmest Color‘s Adèle Exarchopoulos).

It also stars Gemma Arterton who plays Tara, a convicted bank robber who is adjusting to life on the outside world after seven years behind bars.

Arterton character also ends up as a potential love interest for Sandra.

Directed Arnaud des Pallières, Orpeheline won a positive response after debuting in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016.

Arterton, who accepted the role after winning wider acclaim for roles in Quantum of Solace and St. Trinian’s, previously expressed her regret at not being more discriminating in her choice of film roles in the past.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, she admitted to appearing in some projects that, deep down, weren’t really to her taste – prompting her to consider independent film over mainstream blockbusters.

“Sometimes I’ve not put my foot down, I’ve been like: “Oh, thank you so much for the work! I’d better do it.” Rather than: “No, I don’t want to do that. No one makes films about women who want to run away.”

The actress described her taste in films as ‘quite subversive’, and said her agents had started to understand, now, she would rather star in something smaller, but glorious.

Laura Bridgeman’s ‘The Butch Monologues’ Is Currently Touring The UK

Over the weekend, we were fortunate to catch The Butch Monologues – a powerful and often humorous collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire taken from interviews with butches, masculine women and transmen, living world-wide.


The Butch Monologues is a collaboration that began back in 2012, between hotpencil press: an independent publishing house co-founded by the writer, Laura Bridgeman; Vital Xposure, a dynamic touring theatre company under the creative leadership of disabled artist, Julie McNamara; and The Drakes, a group of butches, transmen and gender rebels who joined together in the spirit of masculine solidarity.

A changing roster of performers from within The Drakes, some of who have stage experience and some of who do not, performs the stories.

The stories themselves arch from the typical butch/femme dynamic, to exploring what it means to be butch, the vulnerabilities felt, and the struggles for acceptance with in the LGBTQ community, family and the outside world.

The show is currently touring the UK, and for further information please visits the show websites.

Watch Sara Ramirez’s Powerful Speech About Bi Visibility

Actress and activist Sara Ramirez gave a powerful speech about bisexual and pansexual visibility while accepting the Trailblazer Award from the New York LGBT Center.

Ramirez – who appeared for over a decade as Dr. Callie Torres on the television drama Grey’s Anatomy – is set to make her first appearance on Madam Secretary next Sunday as political strategist Kat Sandoval.


Rosie O’Donnell Claims She Knew Whitney Houston Was A Lesbian

Speaking to Andy Cohen this week, Rosie O’Donnell made claims Whitney Houston was part of a secret group of famous lesbians.

She also claims she knew Houston and her personal assistant Robyn Crawford were a couple.

I knew that they were together. I was friends with a lot of very athletic older lesbian women who were in the WNBA – all these basketball playing women.

I knew that, I knew it for a very long time. Everyone sort of knew it.

So I thought it was very surprising when Clive Davis came out and said he never discussed her being gay.

I don’t believe that for one minute.”

Rumours of Houston’s sexuality have circulated for decades, and in the recent docu-film Whitney: Can I Be Me  claimed the singer was bisexual, but not out to the public.

Watch a clip from the show below:

Ellen Page Is The Latest Actress To Speak Out Against Brett Ratner

Hollywood producer Brett Ratner has made headline news this month as six women (including Olivia Munn) have come forward to accuse him of sexual harassment and in some cases, assault. It has come to the point where Gal Gadot has refused to sign on for Wonder Woman’s sequel where she plays the starring role, if the producer isn’t fired from the project.

While multiple women have been coming forward to share their experiences of sexual harassment with the 48-year-old film producer, actress Ellen Page took to her Facebook account to share a different form of harassment that she suffered at the hands of Ratner, explaining how he publicly outed the actress as gay before she was ready when they worked together on X Men in 2006.

In the post, Page describing what she says happened when the cast and crew met before filming started.

She describes how the director pointed at her and told another woman she should sleep with her “to make her realise she’s gay”.

The actress explains that she had not come out to herself at the stage: “I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak.”

She says she felt “violated” and that no-one spoke out to defend her.

She describes it as a “public, aggressive outing” that left her feeling ashamed.

Her post also tells how she has been working since she was 10. She says she has met “respectful collaborators” during her career.

But she also talks about abusers who “want you to feel small, to make you insecure, to make you feel like you are indebted to them, or that your actions are to blame for their unwelcome advances”.

She describes another director fondling her leg when she was 16 and telling her to “make the move” on him.

I was sexually assaulted by a grip months later. I was asked by a director to sleep with a man in his late 20s and to tell them about it. I did not.”

She also criticises people in Hollywood who know that people are being harassed and “choose to look the other way”.

Now she says there must be “a long awaited reckoning”.

I want to see these men have to face what they have done. I want them to not have power anymore.

I want them to sit and think about who they are without their lawyers, their millions, their fancy cars, houses upon houses, their ‘playboy’ status and swagger.”

She calls for other people to speak out, saying:

You are breaking the silence. You are the revolution.”

Joachim Trier’s Lesbian New Horror Film ‘Thelma’ Could Win An Oscar For Norway

Lesbian films have a track record of being nominated for Oscars, but never winning.

But now a new Norwegian film Thelma – released this week – is looking like a potential candidate.

Directed by Joachim Trier, the movie tells the story of a college-aged girl who leaves her overprotective parents to go to university in Oslo.

As well as dealing with supernatural unexplained seizures, the film explores Thelma’s coming to terms with her attraction to women while trying to please her conservative Christian parents.

Thelma will be the first lesbian horror film to be nominated for an Oscar if Norway’s submission is successful.

It has already received praise from a number of critics, including Newsweek, which likened the film to the critically acclaimed It Follows.

The film has been described as a coming of age story, with The Verge going so far as to say it is a story about the “terror of growing up”.

Thelma’s conservative parents want to suppress her supernatural powers and fix her seizures, but when she feels attraction toward a fellow female student, her powers begin to grow stronger, with The Verge describing the film as having a “powerful sensuality”.

Apparently, All Charli XCX And Rita Ora Want To Do Is ‘Kiss Girls, Girls, Girls’

Charli XCX is following up her hit gay anthem Boys with a much-needed lesbian version – Girls

Just like Halsey and Lauren Jauregui’s proudly bisexual love song, Strangers, this new tune will involve its singer explicitly glorying in sapphic love.

Charli XCX has collaborated on the track with fellow singers Raye and Rita Ora.

In the first verse, Ora sings: ‘I ain’t one sided, I’m open-minded, I’m fifty-fifty and I’m never gonna hide it’

Meanwhile, in the chorus the pair sing: ‘Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls girls, red wine, I just wanna kiss girls.’

In an interview with The Guardian, Ora discussed the lyrics to what could well be Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl for 2017.

In the interview, which claims Girls will be released as a single, Ora said the song is about “having that empowerment of sticking together, etcetera.”

She furthermore added: “The song represents freedom of speech of being able to love whoever you love, no matter what colour, race, sex, size, and being able to celebrate each other as females.”

She added that the song “represents freedom of speech of being able to love whoever you love, no matter what colour, race, sex, size, and being able to celebrate each other as females.”

The pair have previously duetted on the UK top 10 hit Doing It. They performed Girls in May with singer Raye at Radio 1’s Big Weekend.



Grey’s Anatomy Star Sara Ramirez Lands Major Queer Role In Madam Secretary

A year and a half after exiting ABC’s Shonda Rhimes-created Grey’s Anatomy, Sara Ramirez has booked her return to television. The actress and activist has joined the cast of CBS’ fourth-year drama Madam Secretary.

Ramirez announced on Twitter that she will be premiering a new character named Kat Sandoval on Madame Secretary this November.


According to Entertainment Weekly, Ramirez’s new character is, “a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) manages to coax her back into the State Department.”

The role is Ramirez’s first post-Shondaland part and comes after she spent 10 years playing fan-favorite Dr. Callie Torres, who was part of a groundbreaking gay couple.

Ramirez is best known for starring as Dr. Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy for more than a decade, exiting in 2016 at the end of season 12 amid contract negotiations for the main cast members.

Hope for the actress to return to the long-running medical drama seemed to diminish after Ramirez called out ABC over an offensive joke about bisexual people during an episode of The Real O’Neals.

In addition to playing a bisexual character on Grey’s, Ramirez also identifies as bisexual.

We can’t wait to see what Kat Sandoval has in store for us.


‘Thunder On The Left’ Premiere New Single ‘National Insecurity’

DIY Heavy Rock three-piece, Thunder On The Left, music has been described as a riff-based melting pot of alternative rock, hip-hop, and progressive rock.

Fronted be queer vocalist Carla, the group have been building a solid and loyal following the last couples of years, and this week, they dropped the title track and first single from their anticipated debut studio album, National Insecurity.

National Insecurity is the first track the band have dropped since their debut EP, The Art Of Letting Go, which was released almost two years ago.

Opening with the lyrics, ‘brush your teeth it’s time for bed, are you living are you dead?’, National Insecurity is an ominous and sinister depiction of a dystopian world that the band envisage we are heading towards thanks to society being conditioned to a hyper-dependancy on – and addiction to – technology.

The video sees the lead character (depicted by Carla) suffering from trauma in the opening scene when they suddenly realise they are completely disconnected from reality due to their compulsion and over-reliance on technology.

The scenes un-fold to reveal a character (yes, the guy with lights in his eyes) known as ‘Dystopia’; who is seen entering from the background of the living room and represents a looming stalker-like presence, symbolising the rapid take-over of the character’s sense of freedom from technology they are surrounded by.

The single cover (designed by band artist collaborator, Christopher Allen) features a further statement of a burning mobile phone, something that for Thunder On The Left epitomises the perfect form of rebellion, and the key to remaining mindful in this ever distracted society.

The band embrace this in their music further, having been seen to write on their hands at live shows the words ‘present’ on one hand, and ‘distracted’ on the other – something they feel represents the eternal modern day struggle in the ‘always online’ culture we live in.

Demi Lovato Confirms Her Sexuality In ‘Simply Complicated’ Documentary

Since its debut earlier this month, Demi Lovato’s YouTube documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated has generated over 7 million views across 195 countries.

In the documentary, Lovato is open about some intimate details and experiences of her life, including her history of addiction, bipolar disorder, and self harm. The singer has been clean for the last five years.

However, one aspect of the singer’s personal life that has suffered from severe scrutiny over the years is her sexuality.

Much of the speculation dates back to that steamy Cool For the Summer release. Certain lyrics — allusions to her being “curious,” and “tasting the cherry,” and being taken “down into paradise” — had many wondering if she was singing about sexual experiences with women rather than men.

At the time, Lovato played coy about her sexuality.  In a September 2015 interview with Alan Carr, she was asked about the lesbian insinuations of the song. Her reply was vague.

“I’m not confirming and I’m definitely not denying. All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with experimentation at all.”

A year later, the singer was asked about her sexuality again, this time in an issue of People.

It’s something I don’t think needs to have a label. As humans, it’s just about a connection with someone.”

However, now she’s decided to acknowledge her love for both men and women on her own terms.

In the documentary, she explains:

I am on a dating app with both guys and girls. I am open to human connection, so whether that’s through a male or a female, it doesn’t matter to me.”

Last month, when asked about her sexuality, the singer took to Twitter to clear the air, tweeting: “Just because I’m refuse to label myself for the sake of a headline doesn’t mean I’m not going to stand up for what I believe in.”

The inquiry came on the heels of Lovato spotted holding hands with DJ Lauren Abedini at Disneyland. 

She later told Pride Source magazine, 

Watch the full interview video below;

Hayley Kiyoko Stars in Her Own Queer Love Story In New Music Video

In the video for her new single, Feelings, Hayley Kiyoko dances her way into the heart (or at least grabs the attention) of a woman she meets while out on the town one night with her friends.

Kiyoko, who identifies as part of the LGBTQ community, has regularly infused queer themes and subject matter in her music and videos since she burst onto the scene two years ago with the hit Girls Like Girls.

Last year she released a clip for the song One Bad Night featuring trans YouTube star Erin Armstrong.

Talking about the video, Kiyoko explained

Feelings is super special to me because I think a lot of people can relate to the emotions that are brought on by being completely hooked on someone. I wanted to write an anthem celebrating these feelings, as opposed to suppressing them like society often makes people do in today’s dating scene.”

We have feelings, we get involved, and sometimes we can’t control it. After all, we’re human. I am thrilled about this release and excited for everyone to get the first taste of what’s to come from my album next year, not to mention I had a blast shooting and directing this video, which was all done in one take – something I’ve never done before.”

Feelings is the first single from Kiyoko’s upcoming debut album.

For more information on Kiyoko, visit her official website.

‘The L Word’ Creator Ilene Chaiken Says The New Reboot Will Be More ‘Inclusive’ Than Original Show

Early this year, Showtime surprised us with news that The L Word was back for a new season.

Now, the shows creator Ilene Chaiken says the sequel to Showtime’s lesbian drama will be more inclusive than the original.

Speaking to TV Guide, Chaiken discussed what fans can expect in the new show.

It’s 10 years hence since we stopped doing The L Word, so the world will be different in all the ways that the world is different now. We’ve made progress, we’ve backslid in some ways, we’ve gotten older, some of us, and there are new young women whose stories we’re going to tell. But I will say that The L Word in 2018 will be more reflective, more inclusive than the original show we did.”

While Jennifer Beals, Kate Moenning and Leisha Hailey are expected to reprise their characters in the new show, Erin Daniels, who played Dana Fairbanks, has yet to announce whether she’ll appear in the reboot.

Chaiken said that she’s hoping Daniels will join the cast.

I hope we’ll be seeing Erin Daniels on the show. I love Erin Daniels, and maybe there’s some way – who knows. I’ve never let go of Dana and neither has the audience – maybe we will [see her].”

Coronation Street’s New Lesbian Story Line Revealed In Explosive Trailer

Ever since Faye Brookes teased that there was a surprise romance on Coronation Street for her character Kate Connor – which would seemingly involve someone already established in the soap – speculation has been rife as to who it could be.

Now a new autumn trailer for the UK’s long running soap, reveals a love-stricken Rana Nazir confronting Kate about her feelings for her.

The teaser of what’s to come shows Rana pleading to her crush: “Do you feel the same about me as I do about you?”

As a shocked Kate is flustered and says that they can’t be together, will she see her mate in a new light and potentially develop feelings back? Or will she shut this down before it goes any further?

The tension between Kate and Rana has been growing for weeks – especially when Kate started dating newcomer Imogen.

Rana doesn’t handle it very well, with Kate accusing her of being homophobic, but the truth is now out there, so what will we happen now?

Lena Waithe Wants To Create A Primetime Show Where Lead Is Black, Queer And Female

Earlier this month, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win the Emmy for Comedy Writing.

Following that epic win, she says she now plans to make a primetime show that focuses on a black, queer woman.

Talking to The Daily Beast, she explained.

We do still have a way to go. I want to create a show where a black gay woman is the lead, where she is the protagonist, she is the person whom we are following.

That is still yet to be done. I have faith. I hope we can make it happen, we still don’t have that. We don’t have a show where a queer brown male person is the lead.”

Waithe went on to explain that black woman such as Laverne Cox are helping to pave the way to her dream.

I think Doubt with Laverne Cox was a huge leap forward. Unfortunately, it was short-lived but it was still a notch on our belt. I think we need more of that. The world is ready. They are. Let my episode be an example. They’re ready for it.”

Waithe added that she’s sure she will have to do some “heavy lifting” to create something “a network can get behind” but hopefully it’ll make way for more diverse shows that celebrate people of colour and queer culture.

She added that she has already “writing something” but wouldn’t give a clue as to what the character, plot or setting would be.

All that stuff I can’t say. I’ll just say things are looking good and people should stay tuned.”

This 13-Year-Old’s Film Imagines A World In Which Gender Roles Are Reversed

13-year-old Ella Fields wrote, directed and edited this short film that switches gender stereotypes as a means for commenting on their arbitrary assignments.

Talking to HuffPost, the ninth grader, who is also an Outspeak Partner, explained

I mainly just wanted to raise awareness of how stereotypes are meaningless. Girls can do anything boys can do, and boys can do anything we can, too.”

In Fields’ film, boys are the only ones who are supposed to wear dresses and girls are forbidden from participating in musical theatre, both things the female protagonist yearns to do.

Watch the shot film below

Did Miley Cyrus’ Ex-Girlfriend Stella Maxwell Inspire New Love Song?

Before rekindling her romance with Liam Hemsworth, the pansexual pop star Miley Cyrus was in a low-profile relationship with Kristen Stewart’s current girlfriend, Stella Maxwell.

Now, two years after their breakup, Cyrus is let out a subtle hint as to why the summer fling with the Victoria’s Secret model ended.

Over the last week, the singer has been teasing her new tracks from Younger Now, on social media, and in a 15-second clip released, the singer sings about a woman’s inability to fall for another girl while still in love with her ex-boyfriend

Many are now speculating the track was inspired by her romance with Maxwell.

Without hearing the full version, it’s hard to decrypt if She’s Not Him is about Maxwell – or if it’s suggesting the love interest’s gender factors into the equation.


Miley previously opened up about her new album to Billboard magazine and revealed that a lot of her music was inspired by Hemsworth.

Lyrics such as “It’s a brand new start, a dream come true, in Malibu,” in her first single Malibu are clearly a nod to her relationship with the Australian actor.

However, while fans are just getting their first taste of the songs, Cyrus says she is already over the album.

She told BBC Radio 1

I’m already working on the next one. I’m already two songs deep on the next one. I’m over this now. I want to figure out what I want to do next. Hopefully, I can take some time — chill with the dogs, hang with the pigs a little bit more, take some time off. But just keep writing.”


Ellen: Trump Is Not Welcome On My Show Because He’s Dangerous To Gay People

As we al know, Ellen DeGeneres regularly hosted President Obama and his wife Michelle on her show during their time in office.

She has even hosted figures from across party lines – including John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

But TV host has admitted there is one guest who will never be welcome on her show – the current President of the United States, Donald Trump.

This week, Megyn Kelly sat down with DeGeneres to discuss her new NBC News show.

Ellen asked Kelly if she would ever invite President Donald Trump on her show.

“Definitely,” Kelly responded. “I mean, I would not say no to the sitting president of the United States.”

“Really?” Ellen responded, a bit surprised.

“Absolutely not. Would you?” Kelly asked.

“Yeah,” DeGeneres said, without a second thought, to huge cheers and applause. “I would not have him on the show.”

DeGeneres continued;

He is who he is and he gets enough attention and he has his Twitter account and he has ways to get his message across. There’s nothing I’m going to say to him that’s going to change him and I don’t want to give him a platform, because it just validates him.

And for me to have someone on the show, I have to at least admire them in some way. And I can’t have someone that I feel is not only dangerous – for the country, and for me personally as a gay woman – but to the world. He’s dividing all of us. I just don’t want him on the show.”

Watch the segment below;

Here Are The Queerest Moments From This Year’s Emmys

Among the biggest winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards: LGBTQ stories and storytellers.

We’ve put together the top rainbow moments of the 2017 Emmys just for you:

Lena Whaithe made her-story

This year’s Emmy Awards were full of historical moments, including Lena Waithe’s incredible and well-deserved win.

At the award show, the Master of None actress became the first black woman to win an award for comedy writing for the show’s Thanksgiving episode, which she cowrote with Aziz Ansari.

Black Mirror’s San Junipero proved queer stories do work

San Junipero broke with Black Mirror’s usually-bleak depiction of technology and the future, with a notably upbeat and heart-warming love story between two women.

The acclaimed episode, which was near-universally acclaimed, picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

Charlie Brooker, who wrote the episode himself, also picked up the award for Outstanding Writing for a TV Movie.

The episode starred Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis as lovers Kelly and Yorkie.

Kate McKinnon showed the world she’s a comedy goddess

Kate McKinnon was one of the early winners of the evening Sunday, beating a field that included some of her Saturday Night Live colleagues to take home the award for supporting actress in a comedy series.

The first openly lesbian cast member of the sketch comedy show, McKinnon made her mark this season with portrayals of Hillary Clinton, Jeff Sessions, Kellyanne Conway, Betsy DeVos and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

‘Gender traitor’ Alexis Bledel is recognized

Picking up her award at last week’s pre-show Emmy’s, Alexis Bledel won the outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her haunting performance as Ofglen, in the dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale.

It was her first Emmy win.

RuPaul played a living Emmy statue

During the telecast, host Stephen Colbert sat down for an interview with the Emmy statue herself, a golden-winged woman played by RuPaul, TV’s most famous drag queen.
RuPaul was a winner this year too, nabbing the award for host of a reality or reality-competition series for the second consecutive year at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend.

Samira Wiley looked way to cute with her wife, Lauren Morelli

Wiley and her wife, Orange is the New Black writer, Lauren Morelli stole everyone’s hearts with how cute they were on the red carpet and during the ceremony.

Wiley was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale.

But she was pipped at the post by her co-star, Ann Dowd.

The Cast of 9 to 5 Reunited at the Emmys to Blast Donald Trump

Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda reunited to present at the award ceremony, and used it as an opportunity to tear down Donald Trump