NETFLIX REVEALS ‘QUEER EYE’ REBOOT CAST

Netflix has revealed the cast for its upcoming reboot of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The streaming service announced in January that it would produce a “reimagined” Queer Eye. The reality series featuring five openly gay stylists will premiere in February. According to PEOPLE, the new cast includes Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design),…

LEE DANIELS SAYS ‘EMPIRE’ HAS MAD ‘GAYS OK’ IN HIP HOP

Appearing on Larry King Now, Lee Daniels said that Empire has made gays okay in hip hop. Daniels’ Empire centers on a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company run by Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard), a former drug dealer, and his family. Lyon is looking to groom one of his three sons to take over the family business,…

HALLMARK HOLIDAY AD FEATURES GAY COUPLE

An early Christmas ad from greeting card giant Hallmark features a gay couple. Hallmark posted the 15-second ad, titled Keepsake Ornaments, on Facebook. “Just can’t let go of … anything?” Hallmark wrote in unveiling the ad. “Unwrap, unpack and commemorate the moments that matter.” In the ad, two men are busy moving into a new home….

SADE ADUs CHILD MICKAILIA ADU COMES OUT TRANSGENDER ON INSTAGRAM

Singer Sade Adu’s only child Mickailia “Ila” Adu came out as a transgender man last week on Instagram. Speculation that Adu, 20, was transitioning first surfaced in the spring. “Today is the first day of the rest of my life,” Adu captioned a black and white selfie along with a sun and needle emoji, the…

LADY CHABLIS FROM ‘MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL’ DEAD @ 59

Legendary drag artist The Lady Chablis died Thursday in Savannah, Georgia. She was 59. Chablis is best known for her performance in the 1997 movie adaptation of the John Berendt novelMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which starred Kevin Spacey and John Cusack and was directed by Clint Eastwood. Chablis was also a…

STEVE GRAND COVERS ‘ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU’; RELEASES SEXY VIDEO

Out singer-songwriter Steve Grand on Monday released a sexy video for a cover of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You. The 25-year-old Grand burst on the scene in 2013 with his self-produced All-American Boy, which tells the story of a man’s unrequited love for another man. The video immediately went viral on YouTube. Grand…

RUPAUL RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘NOTING FOR CHRISTMAS’

RuPaul on Thursday released the video for his single Nothing for Christmas from his holiday album Slay Belles. The video uses footage from the Nelson Sullivan Archives, part of New York University’s Fales Library & Special Collections. In one interview, RuPaul doles out Hollywood advice: “There’s three things to never forget in Hollywood. One: Never…

MATT BOMER CALLS ADS TO REPEAL HOUSTON’S LGBT PROTECTIONS ‘HORRIFYING’

Out actor Matt Bomer has criticized the campaign to repeal Houston’s LGBT protections. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on more than a dozen characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents of the law forced it onto Tuesday’s ballot. Early voting ended Friday….

MICHAEL SAM CUTS HRC AD TO SUPPORT HOUSTON LGBT PROTECTIONS

Michael Sam has filmed a video for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HRC). HERO prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on several characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents of the law forced it onto Tuesday’s ballot. “As a Texas native,…