Did You Miss These? Our Top LGBT Stories of the Week

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Metrosource wants to put you at the center of LGBTQ culture, with a wide array of features that cover topics that range from politics to entertainment, celebrity and personal stories. Every week, we offer a snapshot of our culture with our top stories of the week.

This Week’s Hottest Stories

Promoter Jake Resnicow has quite the task ahead. He’s the man tapped to make sure the first celebration of WorldPride includes a jaw-dropping party that’s worthy of Stonewall’s 50th anniversary. Take a look at why he’s the right man for the job — and how he plans to pull of the celebration of a lifetime.

Wayland Flowers was the acid wit behind the brassy broad made of wood known as Madame. See how this funnyman rose to entertainment’s top tier — then ended his life in an AIDS hospice house in Los Angeles. He may have been an early victim of the epidemic, but his legacy? Lots of love and laughter.

Kweeen, please: Is English your mother tongue? There was a lot of new vocabulary ricocheting across the flatscreen this week as the gurls bandied words about like “interperement” and “NuYoRican.” We have the most memorable moments of this week’s RuPaul’s Drag Race right here — as Miss Vanjie would say, “fresh off the nipple.”

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Sam Morrison is a name you’re going to be hearing a lot more from us. Funny, cute, and with a tart take on the absurdities of life that make him the kind of comic you could take your mom to see without (a) her getting offended, and (b) you falling asleep. In our latest video, Sam talks about the many splendored thing known as female anatomy and delivers a very mature mating call — for a Daddy to call his own.

Taron Egerton hosted the NYC press this week to provide a 20-minute sneak peak of Rocketman, in which he plays the lead — Elton John. “They say you should be careful about meeting your heroes,” Egerton told us. See what he has to say about playing the rock icon — and how the movie will retell the pop star’s story. It’ll remind you of Moulin Rouge and Across the Universe. And, he says, it won’t shy away from being out and proud about its gay storyline. Read our exclusive interview.

Gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is still “having a moment.” In politico speak, that means he’s outperforming the competition and catching a lot of voter attention. He’s the youngest in the field and one of the few whose strategy is to not run against the man in the White House — but to suggest it’s time for a new generation to take the lead. We were among the firs to South Bend Indiana’s Mayor Pete. Read our exclusive interview.

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Despite his quiet demeanor, fashion mentor Tim Gunn knows how to tell a story that will make you howl. Did he meet J. Edgar Hoover in drag? What are he and Heidi planning next, and perhaps most intriguing of all: What the hell is an “asshole suit?” Let Tim tell you himself.

After the Proud Boys beat New Yorkers on the streets while yelling “faggot” at them, and … following the PULSE nightclub massacre, we got to wondering. Three to four million visitors are expected for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. What is the city doing to prepare for our safety? We got incredibly granular in our chat with NYPD and the mayor’s office. And they returned to us with very specific answers.

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Last modified: May 18, 2019

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