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Today I’m talking with Rich Burns, the creator of the new web series, "The Disappointments." In addition to writing the 11 part series, Burns also acts as co-director, co-executive producer and one of the four stars of the show. "The Disappointments" follows three middle-aged gay best friends trying to figure out how to live their best lives.Burns …
 
In this week’s headlines:• The US Navy christens a new ship named after iconic LGBTQ activist Harvey Milk• LGBTQ people are much more likely to get vaccinated than the general population• A Black transgender woman is at least the 46th trans person killed this year• A conservative radio host made the asinine assertion that unvaccinated people today …
 
In this week’s headlines:• Kal Penn, star of the "Harold & Kumar" movie franchise, casually came out this week as he mentioned celebrating his 11th anniversary with his fiancé• The US State Department has issued its first passport with an X gender marker for a nonbinary American• The Biden administration withdrew legal appeals filed by the Trump ad…
 
In this week’s headlines:• Jon Gruden, head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders, resigns amid a homophobic racist email scandal• A gay couple was viciously attacked after leaving a gay bar in Essex• Justice in Texas as the 4th and final defendant in a violent hate crime spree is sentenced to over 20 years in prison after luring gay and bi men into dang…
 
In this week’s headlines:• The U.S. military will soon provide full veterans benefits to those who were ousted under the hideous Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy• California is set to make stealthing illegal• A gay-straight alliance at an Indiana high school filed a lawsuit over unequal treatment• A transgender high school student made history at their …
 
In this week's headlines:• Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made history as the first out governor to get married while in office• Out football player Carl Nassib made a game-changing play in his first regular season game as an out NFL player• Parkland shooting survivor and gun legislation advocate Cameron Kasky came out• RuPaul scored big at the Emmy Awa…
 
In this week’s headlines:• We saw the first active professional baseball player come out as gay• Moderna has begun phase two trials of its potential new HIV vaccine• Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten have become parents of two newborn babies• Emmy Award winner Billy Porter says he doesn’t care if he ever plays a straig…
 
In this week's headlines:• Team LGBTQ brings home the medals at this year's Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo• Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib speaks to the press for the first time since coming out as gay• A man in Florida who caused thousands of dollars in damage to a Pride crosswalk will not face hate crime charges• Looking forward to Am…
 
In this week’s headlines:• Luke Prokop, of the Nashville Predators, came out as gay becoming the first active player in the National Hockey League• The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed two groundbreaking LGBTQ appointees to the Department of Defense by unanimous consent• Gay summer vacation destination Provincetown has seen a huge spike in COVID case…
 
Talking with LGBTQ activist Aaron Baldwin about corporate support during Pride Month, pinkwashing (what is it?), how to best connect with our straight allies and more.Aaron is a recognized LGBTQ activist who has led campaigns against LGBTQ workplace discrimination involving large corporations including Cirque du Soleil, Target and Rockstar Energy D…
 
In this week's headlines:• Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders comes out as gay• Supreme Court ruling addresses religious-based foster care programs & same-sex couples• An accident at a South Florida Pride event results in tragedy• Sesame Street has its first same-sex family• History as the first transgender contestant heads to the Miss USA pagean…
 
In this week’s headlines:• Presidential Pride proclamations are back• Congress votes to make Pulse Nightclub a national memorial• Gay men in the UK will have an easier time donating blood • A bakery in Texas experienced hideous homophobia for saying ‘Happy Pride’ - and then the internet stepped in• Eli Lieb drops the perfect anthem for Pride Month …
 
In this week’s headlines:• A 13-year-old student was brutally bullied in her school hallway as other students stood laughing and recording the incident• A gay Black woman, Karine Jean-Pierre, made history at the White House this week• We said goodbye to iconic LGBTQ activist & photojournalist Kay Tobin Lahusen as well as gay event producer Jeffrey …
 
In this week’s headlines:• Catholic priests in Germany defy the Vatican and bless same-sex unions• GLAAD looks at social media safety for LGBTQ users• A 20-year-old gay man was beheaded by his own family in a brutal 'honor killing' in Iran• The gay panic defense is banned in two more states…and counting• Skittles defers to the true “rainbow” for Pr…
 
In this week's headlines:• Scoring Joe Biden’s LGBTQ accomplishments during his first 100 days in office• The AMA begs governors to let transgender kids be themselves• There's backlash for Colton Underwood’s Netflix 'coming out' reality series and looking back on truly terrible gay TV shows• Funny man Michael Henry artfully addresses body image and…
 
In this week’s headlines:• President Biden appoints an out police chief to head up Customs and Border Protections• A new vaccine shows enormous promise against HIV• Polling shows Americans overwhelmingly oppose anti-transgender legislation• Colton Underwood, star of 'The Bachelor,' comes out• The third and final season of the ground-breaking series…
 
In this week's LGBTQ headlines:• First-ever presidential proclamation for Transgender Day of Visibility• Arkansas has passed a series of anti-LGBTQ laws in a week• The Pentagon erases Trump-era ban on trans military service members• Legal same-sex marriage celebrates 20th anniversary• Lil Nas X pens a touching letter to his 14-year-old selfLink to …
 
In this week's headlines:• Japan takes a baby step towards marriage equality• A transgender student won a large settlement in his discrimination lawsuit against a school district in Minnesota• A pharmacist came to the aid of LGBTQ seniors in Brooklyn• New polling shows strong support for the Equality Act• Marvel Comics has announced a gay Captain A…
 
In this week’s headlines:• The European Union’s Parliament declared all 27 member countries an LGBT Freedom Zone• GLAAD announces they are tracking the Biden administration’s progress on LGBTQ issues• A 'Queer As Folk' reboot could be in the works• Philadelphia performance artist and dancer Gunnar Montana celebrated National Barbie Day in a 'Super …
 
In this week's headlines:• A new Gallup Poll shows more people identify as LGBTQ than ever before• Virginia has outlawed the use of the 'gay panic' and 'trans panic' legal defenses• Houston police have arrested a man who assaulted and killed a man he met using Grindr• The Equality Act begins its trek through Congress (again)• The largest Protestant…
 
Today I’m speaking to the oh-so-charming Kevin Spirtas - one of the co-creators, writers and stars of the acclaimed LGBTQ TV series, 'After Forever.''After Forever' is the recipient of 6 Daytime Emmy Awards - the most Emmy-awarded LGBTQ-themed drama series on any platform.The first two seasons of the series received rave reviews for telling the rar…
 
Today I’m speaking with four-time Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John and her daughter, singer/songwriter Chloe Lattanzi who recently released their new duet, “Window in the Wall.” Produced by six-time Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, “Window in the Wall” is not the first time this mother/daughter team has hit the recording studio. Their debut sin…
 
In this week's LGBTQ headlines:• Country music star TJ Osborne comes out as gay• Pete Buttigieg becomes first openly gay White House Cabinet member approved by the Senate• President Biden issues memorandum promoting/protecting LGBTQ rights abroad• Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says passing The Equality Act is a "priority"• A white Florida man s…
 
In this week's headlines:• Joe Biden becomes president and goes to work for LGBTQ Americans on Day One including reversing the transgender military ban, expanding workplace protections and more• Pete Buttigieg introduced his husband Chasten at his Senate confirmation hearing for Transportation Secretary• Dr. Rachel Levine could become the highest r…
 
In this week's headlines:• What can queer people expect from Joe Biden's first 100 days in office?• Donald Trump takes a final swipe at LGBTQ Americans• North Carolina begins enacting LGBTQ protections (again)• Russell T. Davis, creator of the new UK TV drama "It's A Sin" shares his thoughts on casting gay actors in gay roles• A lesbian former pro …
 
There was a lot in 2020 that was just heinous and I’m happy to leave it behind. But I did want to take a pause to look at some of the good news and big moments of 2020 for LGBTQ folks. In this episode, I’m going to revisit some of the best songs, movies, TV and top LGBTQ news stories of the year (at least in my opinion).I know folks like to make To…
 
Musician and now-author Branden James first captivated millions as a finalist on Season 8 of 'America's Got Talent' in 2013 where he received high praise from the judges for his emotional, operatic vocals. During his time in the national spotlight, he hit more than one perfect note as he shared details of his coming out story and his broken ties wi…
 
In this week's headlines:• More LGBTQ candidates won elections this year than ever before• US Supreme Court decision upholds high school transgender students' rights• Switzerland is poised to legalize same-sex marriage• Adoptions by same-sex couples in the UK has increased for the 3rd year in a row• Isolated Asian country of Bhutan legalizes same-s…
 
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st day of December each year, and it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.Being diagnosed with HIV today mean…
 
In this week’s headlines:• The Biden transition team has named LGBTQ White House veterans to prominent roles in the incoming administration• The murderer of a transgender teen has been sentenced to life in prison• High school teachers in New Jersey were caught dissing a queer colleague during a Zoom class• Award-winning singer/songwriter Justin Utl…
 
Today I’m speaking with award-winning author and artist Mike Curato, who recently released his debut YA graphic novel, FLAMER, a coming-of-age story that confronts ideas of homophobia, bullying, body image and coming to terms with identity in every sense of the word. Curato's YA graphic novel follows 14-year-old Aiden Navarro who navigates friendsh…
 
In this week's headlines:• HIV diagnoses in the UK drop to their lowest levels in 20 years• Norway expands hate speech laws to protect all LGBTQ citizens• Hungary's lawmakers have drafted a constitutional change that effectively prohibits same-sex couples from adopting• A citizens' petition in Poland proposes banning Pride parades• Sarah McBride is…
 
In this week’s headlines:• Support for marriage equality has reached its highest percentage ever recorded• The United Kingdom’s Superdrug pharmacy chain will make access to PrEP through online doctors• LGB Republicans have more internalized homophobia than queer Democrats. Link to report - https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/lgb-par…
 
As a young actor, my first big break was being cast as the 'Magical Mr. Mistoffelees' in a brand new national touring company of the blockbuster Broadway musical CATS.While I was 'living the dream' during those years in the 1980s, a nightmare called HIV/AIDS was taking thousands of lives from us. As a company, we wanted to do 'something,' so in 198…
 
Since the release of his 2019 single, the oh-so-romantic "Dancing in the Living Room," out singer/songwriter Cameron Hawthorn has continued to release a string of top-shelf country anthems - from the most recent "To Break Hers" - a heartbreaking tribute to a previous relationship before he came out - to the sexually-charged uptempo "Oh Hot Damn!"No…
 
In this week's headlines:• Two Supreme Court Justices made it clear they'd like to overturn marriage equality in the US• A transgender woman was found shot to death in Puerto Rico making her the 6th trans person to die by violence in the territorty• Charlie Carver, currently starring in Netflix's 'The Boys in the Band' says he came out as gay after…
 
In this week’s headlines:• Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce champion for LGBTQ rights, has died at the age of 87• A Navy veteran sues the Veteran's Administration claiming he tested positive for HIV over 20 years ago and his doctors never informed him of the diagnosis• A sportscaster suspended for using a gay slur on-air says he’…
 
In this episode I chat with my longtime (and awesomely talented) friend, Rachelle Rak, or as she’s known to countless friends and fans, “Sas.”A quick run-down of her lengthy resume includes her many Broadway Credits: Fosse, Catch Me If You Can, The Look of Love, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not, Oklahoma!, and CATS.Numerous TV appearances in…
 
In this week's headlines:• The Trump campaign claims the Donald is the “most pro-gay president in American history” - but don’t fall for that• A federal court rules in favor of a gay couple granting their daughter her legal US citizenship• LGBTQ icon Marsha P Johnson gets honored in her home state• Out singer/songwriter NIKO dropped his newest sing…
 
In this week's headlines:• Longtime LGBTQ ally Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s pick for running mate in the 2020 presidential election• Plus, Harris has named a proud Black lesbian political heavyweight as her chief of staff• A judge in Kentucky says a photographer can legally discriminate against LGBTQ people• Ricky Martin told OUT Magazine he o…
 
In this week's headlines:• An openly gay Instagram & TikTok star was found murdered in a possible hate crime• The world's first openly gay prince denounces conversion therapy• The European Union denied funding to six Polish towns that say they are “LGBT free”• Lifetime Channel has announced a gay romantic movie for the holidays and Hulu’s ‘Love Vic…
 
In this weeks' headlines: • The family of a gay Sheriff's Deputy who died of COVID-19 has been denied benefits by insurance company• Mexico City makes so-called 'conversion therapy' illegal• GLAAD's new report shows gay representation on film hits a new high - but the rest of the news isn't so good• Hallmark Channel announces its 2020 holiday lineu…
 
In this week's headlines:• For the first time, HIV appears to be eradicated using only medications• Poland's anti-LGBTQ president squeaks out reelection • White House press secretary raises eye-brows claiming Donald Trump's "pro-LGBTQ" agenda• Chicago's Boystown may get a new nameAll that and more in this episode of The Randy Report…
 
In this week's headlines:• A new lawsuit challenges Virginia’s new law banning LGBTQ discrimination• Atlanta's gay nightclub Heretic shut down over COVID-19 diagnoses after sweaty dance party• A pro football player's homophobic Twitter rant backfires bigtime• A small town council refused to recognize Pride Month, so activists staged a ‘Pride Ambush…
 
Growing up in Kentucky, a passion for music led Josey Greenwell to Nashville in pursuit of a career as a singer-songwriter at the age of 18. In the midst of trying to stand out and discover his own unique sound, like many young artists, he was also on a journey of self discovery with his sexuality. Today, I'm chatting with the handsome Mr. Greenwel…
 
In this "All Good Gay News" episode:• The US Supreme Court rules LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace is illegal• A federal judge ruled the daughter of a same-sex married couple was indeed born a US citizen after the State Dept tried to claim she was “born out of wedlock”• Pride celebrations may have been canceled, but here's a list of virtual Pri…
 
In this week's headlines:• Billy Porter shares his 'Message to America' Link to full video (warning - strong language): https://www.instagram.com/p/CBB593Slll0/• A federal judge issued an important ruling for same-sex married couples• Audible produces a free series of coming out stories titled, 'Coming Out Party: A Pride Celebration' Link: https://…
 
In this episode, I'm chatting with the fabulous TV and stage actor Jamison Stern.As a cast member of the digital series 'After Forever,' he was a part of the team that was honored with 8 Daytime Emmy nominations in 2019 and took home five - including Best Digital Series, Best Writing Team for Digital Series, Best Actor in a digital series and more.…
 
In this week's LGBTQ headlines:• Prosecutors in Uganda have dropped charges against 19 LGBTQ people held in jail for 49 days• A ‘once every two months’ injectable version of PrEP has shown very positive results in clinical trials• Albania bans so-called 'conversion therapy'• NYC Pride has announced a huge 50th anniversary Pride television special f…
 
In this week's headlines:• Brazil changes course on regulations that limit gay and bisexual me from donating blood• A gay couple in Tulsa speaks out after a neighbor posts anti-LGBTQ signs his front yard• Germany bans so-called ‘conversion therapy’ for minors• Out CNN anchor Anderson Cooper announces he’s become a dad• Two ground-breaking stars - L…
 
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