JANELLE MONAE SAY SEXUALITY IS A ‘JOURNEY’

In a THEM cover story, singer-songwriter-actress Janelle Monáe talked with Lizzo. The 33-year-old Monáe came out as queer last year in a Rolling Stone cover story. “For me, sexuality and sexual identity and fluidity is a journey,” Monáe told Lizzo. “It’s not a destination.” “That’s the exciting thing – always finding out new things about who you are….

JUSSIE SMOLLETT ‘DEVASTATED’ BY REPORTS HE STAGED HIS OWN ATTACK

Out actor Jussie Smollett’s lawyers have denied reports that he might have staged his own attack. Smollett, who is black and came out gay in 2015, has said that he was attacked last month by two men in downtown Chicago. The men hurled racial and homophobic slurs and told Smollett that he was in “MAGA…

NEW YORK APPROVES TRANSGENDER RIGHTS BILL, BANS ‘EX GAY’ THERAPY

Lawmakers in New York on Tuesday approved a pair of LGBT rights bills.  Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign both bills. One bill extends the state’s non-discrimination law to include gender identity, while the other bans “ex-gay” therapy to minors. Lawmakers in the Democratic-led House have approved the Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)…

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…