ONE MILLION MOMS CLAIMS PBS PRIDELAND PROMOTES UNBIBLICAL SEXUALITY

One Million Moms is calling for the defunding of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) over its airing of Prideland. In the docuseries, out actor Dyllón Burnside (FX’s Pose) talks with LGBT Americans living in the modern South, including lesbian moms in Alabama and Jessica Gonzalez, an openly queer Texas state representative. The series consists of six short-form…

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…

LGBT GROUPS CONDEMN RACIAL VIOLENCE

More than 75 LGBT and civil rights groups have issued a joint statement condemning racial violence. The letter comes as civil unrest spreads across the nation following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Floyd, a black man, can be seen in a video gasping to breathe as a white officer is holding him down…

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…

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….

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, JASON COLLINS SUPPORT HOUSTON LGBT PROTECTIONS

Openly gay athletes Michael Sam and Jason Collins this week announced their support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). HERO prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on several characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents sued Houston officials after they rejected a petition to put the ordinance up…