THIS ‘POSE’ PARODY IS THE FUNNIEST THING YOU’LL SEE ALL DAY

It’s tens across the board for this hilarious “Basic Ball” sketch from HBO’s new comedy A Black Lady Sketch Show. Ever wonder what a Pose-style ball for the non-fabulous would look like? Wonder no more! Perfectly channeling Billy Porter’s Pray Tell, Bob the Drag Queen emcees a ball. The sketch, parodizing the categories found in the…

KIKI FANTROY IS 13th BLACK TRANS WOMAN REPORTEDLY MURDERED IN 2019

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Kiki Fantroy was murdered on Wednesday morning. While they do not believe the murder was a hate crime, Fantroy’s mother has publicly speculated that she was targeted because of her gender identity. Fantroy’s sister is reportedly also skeptical about this news.  According to the Miami Herald, Fantroy was killed during…

MOONLIGHT WAS JUST NAMED THE BEST MOVE OF THE DECADE

Just like us, the good folks over at IndieWire love them some Moonlight. The entertainment site released their list of the top 100 films of this decade with the Oscar-winning title from Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney sitting at no. 1. “This sprawling look at romantic desire and the emotional hardships of the African-American experience folds its fixations into…

DENALI BERRIES STUCKY IS 12th BLACK TRANS WOMAN MURDERED IN 2019

Denali Berries Stuckey was murdered in Charleston, South Carolina early Saturday morning, according to local reports. Trans Griot blogger Monica Roberts, who also covered the death, notes that local media misgendered her in their reporting.  According to North Charleston Police, Stuckey’s body was found around 4 a.m. EST  on the side of the road. The victim…

THE CAST OF ‘POSE’ REACTS TO THEIR HISTORY-MAKING EMMY NOMINATIONS

The cast of Pose is fully aware that their show got nominated for a bunch of Emmys today, and they’re really, really fucking excited, to say the least. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that Pose, the Janet Mock and Ryan Murphy-produced period ballroom drama now in its second season on FX, had received six…

TEYANA TAYLOR & IGGY AZALEA BRING ATTENTION TO TRANS DEATH @ PRIDE

The reality of Pride is that the prime performance slots rarely go to queer talent. That’s just how things work out. Our favorite cishet queer icons get on stage, do their bops, thank their “gay fans” and cash a check. But this year, with the rash of murders of trans women  — particularly of Black…

JANET MOCK IS THE FIRST TRANS WOMAN TO SIGN OVERALL DEAL WITH NETFLIX

After writing, producing, and directing for FX’s Pose as well as being signed on to direct an episode of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming series The Politician, Janet Mock has announced an overall deal with Netflix. The announcement makes history as she is the first trans person to establish an overall deal with a major studio. “This deal is so…

NIGEL SHELBY’S MOTHER: SCHOOL FAILED TO FLAG SIGNS OF SON’S SUICIDE

The mother of Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old who died by suicide in April after persistent homophobic bullying, is calling for an investigation into her son’s death, alleging that school administrators may have had some influence on Nigel’s mental health. “After my son passed, I learned that he had several discussions about homosexuality with school administrators and was…

QUEER EYE’S KARAMO BROWN ANNOUNCES NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK WITH HIS SON

The multi-hyphenate Karamo Brown is adding another title to his docket. He’s already a “TV star” — most recently on Netflix’s Queer Eye, and before that Real World: Philadelphia where he was the first openly gay Black man on reality television. Brown has also been a “social worker,” “speaker,” “activist,” and “memoirist” of his self-titled book. Now Brown will…