What Lara Spencers Apology to Male Ballet Dancers Gets Rightand Wrong

I hate to be the gay weighing in on the controversy surrounding joking about men who dance ballet Friday on courses that Prince George will be enrolled in when he begins school, Spencer outwardly laughed as she explained that he will be taking ballet, and ad libbed jokes at the expense of the six-year-old and his parents until her co-hosts and the GMA studio audience joined her in laughter. After a the Cats movie, spoke about being in middle school when his schoolmates discovered that he was taking a dance class down the street, showed up at the window of the studio, and pointed and laughed. I cant tell you how much that hurt, he said. Calmels, a French ballet …

Why Transparent Continued After the Jeffrey Tambor Scandal

We had to find our way back to joy. Thats how five groundbreaking seasons and a Jeffrey Tambor that threatened to derail the series entirely. We could have just said goodbye and backed away, Soloway told journalists at a Television Critics Association press conference Saturday morning in Beverly Hills. After Tambor, who played Maura Pfefferman, the trans matriarch of the shows central family, faced a statement at the time. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago…Ive already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass …

Why Janelle Mone Came Out as Pansexual

It is just over a year ago that Janelle Mone, crying in her spacesuit, cover story for Pride Month, is reflecting on the power that being open and public about her sexual identity has had. And what she wants from us, too: A beautiful future. She is into the idea of conversations, and journeys. She initially idenitifed as bisexual, but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, Oh, these are things that I identify with too. Im open to learning more about who I am. NEWSLETTERS The Daily Beasts Obsessed Everything we cant stop loving, hating, and thinking about this week in pop culture. By Clicking "Subscribe" you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy …

President Trumps Anti-LGBT Agenda Is Louder Than His Pride Message

After ignoring President Donald Trump had the gall Twitter announcement in July of 2017 that he was banning transgender people in the military to his Justice Departments federal court brief, filed at about that same time, defending discrimination against gay, lesbian and bisexual people in employment. But in the past several weeks the assault on LGBTQ rights has ramped up aggressively. The president trumpeted the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expansion of a so-called conscience rule ending protections in federally-funded homeless shelters for transgender people. The Trump administration challenges to birthright citizenship of gay and conceived and born, sometimes with the help of egg donors and surrogates, in other countrieseven though one or both parents are U.S. citizensas …