WHY DID WE SEE LESS LGBTQ+ CHARACTERS IN 2020?

GLAAD‘s annual Where We Are on TV report is officially here and reveals some shocking facts about LGBTQ+ representation. Out of 773 television series regular characters on broadcast television, just 9.1 percent (70) are LGBTQ+, four of those being straight transgender characters. This is a decrease from 10.2 percent since last year’s report, and it’s unclear why exactly, though…

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…

NIECY NASH ADDRESSES SEXUALITY: ‘I’M BEING HONEST ABOUT WHO I LOVE’

Niecy Nash has opened up about her sexuality following the announcement of her marriage to musician Jessica Betts.  “[My marriage] has absolutely nothing to do with gender and it has everything to do with her soul,” Nash told People. “She is the most beautiful soul I have ever met in my life.” When Nash shared the photo…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE IS GETTING ANOTHER SPIN-OFF WITH VEGAS REVUE

Who’s ready to go to Vegas?  RuPaul’s Drag Race sashays into Sin City with some of our favorite queens in their new docuseries Vegas Revue. Cameras follow Drag Race icons Yvie Oddly, Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo on their professional and personal journeys as they take on Las Vegas for the brand new RuPaul’s…

18 RULES OF TEXTING ETIQUETTE FOR GAY MEN

Texting has been a mainstream thing for decades. We should know the rules by now (and yes there are hard and fast rules of texting). But my gay (male) friends and potential boyfriends (if they even acknowledge I exist) still don’t seem to “get” how to text. So I’m laying down the law, once and…

JUSTICE SMITH COMES OUT, CALLS FOR QUEER INCLUSION IN THE REVOLUTION

Justice Smith has come out as queer with an eloquent and passionate call for people supporting Black Lives Matter to be inclusive of queer and trans Black lives, as well. The Jurassic Park and Detective Pikachu actor shared a video from a recent protest he attended in New Orleans along with his boyfriend, actor Nicholas Ashe. It was the…

DWAYNE WADE SHUTS DOWN CRITICISM OF HIS SON’S GENDER EXPRESSION

Haters keep taking shots at Dwyane Wade for supporting his son no matter what, and he just keeps shutting them down. Photos posted over Thanksgiving by Gabrielle Union, Wade’s wife and her son’s stepmother, showed the happy family posing together in a casual atmosphere. But Wade’s 12-year-old son, Zion, had manicured nails and was sporting…