LANDO, PANSEXUAL ‘STAR WARS’ STAR, GETS DISNEY+ SERIES

Dear White People and Bad Hair creator as well as 2019 Out100 honoree Justin Simien is bringing the galaxy’s favorite pansexual scoundrel to Disney+.  While announcing a whole new slate of shows and movies, Star Wars announced a new Lando Calrissian series, titled Lando, is coming and that Simien is in “the early stage of developing the project.” Lando has long been…

JUSTIN SIMIEN WANTS TO WRAP UP THE FINAL SEASON OF DEAR WHITE PEOPLE WITH A BANG

The Point Foundation didn’t let a pandemic stop them from honoring so many awesome LGBTQ+ leaders this year!  The organization, dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students through developmental programs and educational scholarships, threw a gala this past weekend to celebrate a few 2020 wins. Hosted virtually by Hannah Rad, this year’s…

HULU’S SUPERNATURAL SERIES HELSTROM FEATURES A MESSY GAY ROMANCE

Helstrom, a television adaption of the Marvel comics of the same name, is Hulu’s latest supernatural (and LGBTQ+ inclusive) series. Released just in time for Halloween, the show follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), the son and daughter of a mysterious serial killer, as they “track down the worst of humanity — each with…

LAVERNE COX’S DOCUMENTARY DISCLOSURE LOOKS @ TRANSGENDER REPRESENTATION ON FILM

Laverne Cox serves as executive producer in the Netflix documentary Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. The documentary takes a look at transgender representation in film. According to Indiewire, the film’s creative team, cast, and crew were “almost exclusively transgender.” Cox, who is best known for playing transgender inmate Sophia Burset on the Netflix dramedy Orange is the New…

HOW AN ANTI-GAY SMEAR HELPED END A BOY’S LIFE

If you have not seen the Netflix documentary The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, you’re missing a shocking, jaw-dropping story of physical and mental abuse and the unspeakable death of a beautiful, sweet, and caring young boy. How do you begin to describe the terror inflicted upon Gabriel by a severely mentally ill mother and her monster of…

NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY LOOKS @ DEATH OF 8-YEAR-OLD GABRIEL FERNANDEZ SUSPECTED OF BEING GAY

Streaming giant Netflix on Thursday released a trailer for its upcoming documentary on Gabriel Fernandez. Gabriel’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, were found guilty of torturing the 8-year-old boy to death. Fernandez, 34, was sentenced to life in prison, while Aguirre, 37, received the death penalty. Authorities in Southern California responding to…

APPLE RELEASED THE TRAILER FOR ITS FIRST LGBTQ SERIES, AND WE CANNOT WAIT

Apple’s five-part docuseries Visible: Out On Television arrives exclusively on Apple TV+ on February 14. The series explores the state of LGBTQ visibility on the small screen. The series investigates queer representation through archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with famous personalities like Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter, Rachel Maddow, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Don Lemon, and Sara Ramirez. The…

FIRST LOOK: RuPaul STARS IN NETFLIX COMED ‘AJ AND THE QUEEN’

Streaming giant Netflix on Wednesday released its first trailer for its upcoming comedy AJ and the Queen starring RuPaul Charles, host of VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. In the series, RuPaul plays Ruby Red, a hapless drag queen who lives in a rundown R/V with AJ, a recently orphaned 10-year-old. The pair are forced to travel from city to…