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How Gay Is Jenifer Lewis’ “Mother of Black Hollywood”?

I dove into the audiobook version of Jenifer Lewis’ Mother of Black Hollywood without realizing what a fierce ally of the LGBTQ community she has been all along, but I’m...

How “Drag Race” All-Star Trinity Taylor Became “The Tuck”

Trinity “The Tuck” is clearly an expert when it comes to the art of tucking. But fear not. She’s all too happy to share what she knows on the Down Low. Out of...

Darren Criss and Lea Michele Spread Glee

He went on to The Assasination of Gianni Versace, and she went on to star in Scream Queens, but now Glee stars Darren Criss and Lea Michele are reunited on stage in a concert tour...

“Notorious RBG” Gets the SCOTUS Judge Her Own Gallery Exhibit

Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously said, “I’m not queen . . . I’d rather be notorious.” And so it is that the Supreme Court Justice — now convalescing at home...

Adam Rippon and Randy Rainbow Talk Matthew Shepard

This October, we learned that 20 years after his murder, the ashes of LGBTQ hero Matthew Shepard will be laid to rest alongside such revered figures as President Woodrow Wilson...

John Waters’ Art Exhibition “Indecent Exposure” Brings His Signature Satire Home to Baltimore

“Indecent Exposure” is the new John Waters exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. And hard as it is to believe, it’s the first such exhibition in his hometown....

LGBTQ Customers Are Denied in “The Cake” at Geffen Playhouse

A lesbian returns home to her small town in search of acceptance and a wedding cake in a new play where the mom from That ‘70s Show plays a baker who’s not always sweet. To...

Mic Drop: A Racially Charged Weekend at Monster Bar Results in Swift Changes

It was a racially charged weekend at Manhattan’s Monster bar where drag queen Honey Davenport — long a featured entertainer at the club — called out manager Italo Lopez...

Gay Composer Cole Porter and Wife: It’s Complicated in “Love, Linda”

Gay composer Cole Porter had many men in his life, but very few women — and none like his wife, muse and patron, Linda Lee Thomas. Now their unconventional marriage is returning...

“School Girls” Brings “Mean Girls” to a Ghana Schoolhouse

The Center Theater Group (at Los Angeles’ Kirk Douglas Theater) presents this play set in 1986 at a boarding school in Ghana. School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play...

Comic Jaye McBride Breaks Through the Trans Barrier at Broadway Comedy Club

Comedienne Jaye McBride has been named the first transgender comic to be passed into regular rotation at Broadway Comedy Club. While trans comics have long performed at nightspots...

“Fairy Tale Theatre” Presents Life Lessons — For Adults Only

Fairy Tale Theatre 18 & Over is bound to strike a chord with anyone who recalls Fractured Fairy Tales cartoons, Avenue Q or Pee Wee’s Playhouse. The show opens tonight...