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Billy Masters - "Reporter Amanda Hess, in a story published Monday, acknowledges she wrongly wrote that 'one in three Black men who have sex with me is HIV-positive.' In fact, the statistic applies to Black men 'who have sex with men.'"—The Washington City Paper corrects a typo. It's amazing the difference in meaning caused by a dropped "n." In years to come, youngsters ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Amy Landecker lands dream job on 'Transparent' - Actress Amy Landecker has finally hit it big, playing Sarah Pfefferman in the breakout Amazon Studio hit Transparent. Her roots began in Chicago as the daughter of radio personality John Records Landecker. After a theater career in the Windy City, she moved to L.A. when she was 38 to begin films and TV commercials. She struck a chord in the ...


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Entertainment news: Nick Jonas; Laverne Cox; Abby Wambach; Hugh Jackman - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Nick Jonas—who's played gay on two different TV shows and has been accused of "baiting" the gay community—was asked to clarify his recent comments that he wouldn't "confirm nor deny" whether he's ever had sex with a man in an interview with Complex, NewNowNext.com reported. "It's funny. I play a gay character on a TV show," he said. "Whether it's ...


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Billy Masters - "Plus, who wants to watch a bunch of amateurs dancing on live TV?'"—Julianne Hough as the newly named Sandy Young from Salt Lake City in FOX's Grease: LIVE. Just what we need—a Mormon Sandy! Here's my opinion about remakes—if you're gonna bother, you better have a new take on the show or performers who blow you away. Neither was the ...


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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 - "Condragulations" to Chicago girls Kim Chi and Naysha Lopez, who are both competing in RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8. The new season, which sees Kim and Naysha competing in a field of 12 contestants, kicks off Mon., March 7, on Logo TV, with premiere parties all over the city. ...


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Billy Masters - "First of all, Lily should have won. And I would love to go down on you."—Amy Schumer's perhaps drunken acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Comedy at the Critics' Choice Awards. Given the recent rumors about Amy, perhaps she stole this joke from Jane Wagner. With discussions that diversity is missing from the current crop of Oscar nominees is ...


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Billy Masters - "I'm just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn't play basketball."—CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller talks to the press about diversity both in front of and behind the camera. And yet CBS is the only major network NOT doing a Broadway musical. What's up with that? Did you hear about Shuttlegate? Because of increased security at the Golden Globes, everyone ...


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Entertainment news: Ellen Page; Bette Midler; Sam Smith; Chloe Grace Moretz - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Netflix kicked off a busy month for Sundance acquisitions by beating other companies to the punch for Tallulah—Sian Heder's dramatic comedy starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney, according to TheWrap. Page plays a rootless young woman who takes a toddler from a wealthy, negligent mother and passes the baby off as her own in an effort to protect her. Her ...


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Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Opens at Driehaus Museum - CHICAGO — Celebrate the sixth and final season of the beloved period drama Downton Abbey®, at Chicago's Own American Palace, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. On view from February 9 through May 8, 2016, Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times features more than 35 costumes from the popular British television series Downton Abbey. The award-winning costumes are produced by ...


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Billy Masters - "Can I just ask you a question? What the fuck does sugar tits even mean?"—The bleeped question from Ricky Gervais to Mel Gibson at the Golden Globes. What was his response? "I dunno. Ask the guy who said it, it wasn't me." A likely story! Look, I loves me some Jane Fonda as much as the next gay man. But ...


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Surprises mark Golden Globes - Surprises marked the Golden Globes, which award excellence in television and movies and took place Jan. 10, airing on NBC. Among some of the unexpected wins were Maura Tierney, who won for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or TV Movie for her show, The Affair. A stunned Rachel Bloom ( Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ) won for Best Actress ...


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Billy Masters - "Basically, you work all night long while I just stand around and giggle like a 12-year-old schoolgirl."—Anderson Cooper to Kathy Griffin at the end of their New Year's Eve coverage for CNN. Truer words were never spoken. For the ninth year in a row, Kathy Griffin spent four and a half hours on live TV shocking Anderson Cooper. The night ...


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Billy Masters - "I could listen to you and Don Lemon talk sports all night long."—Kathy Griffin's quip last New Year's Eve when Anderson Cooper and Lemon discussing football. Well, Don was discussing football. Coop was talking about his favorite halftime shows. In recapping the top stories of 2015, I'm going to be somewhat selfish and start with me. This year, we celebrated ...


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Entertainment: Cheyenne Jackson; Martha Stewart; 'Housewives'; 'Prancing Elites' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Cheyenne Jackson will co-star with Audra McDonald in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's 1994 musical Hello Again, according to Playbill. LaChiusa has written new material for the film, including a new song for McDonald's character, and she and Jackson will share a scene together. In addition to six-time Tony winner McDonald and Jackson, the cast features Emmy winner ...


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Billy Masters - "No one forces me to lose weight. I force them to force me."—Carrie Fisher clarifies exactly who forced who to lose what. Alas, her weight loss meant scrapping the scenes where it's revealed that Princess Leia's real father is actually Jabba the Hutt! Another member of our tribe is using his power to help get Hillary Clinton elected. Ricky Martin ...


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Billy Masters - "Grace does her own shucking."—A line in the rider of things required backstage for Grace Jones. You see, Grace asks for an oyster knife along with two dozen unopened oysters on ice. You've gotta love a gal who isn't afraid to shuck in public. These days, questions about the sex life of a celebrity only makes that person more famous. ...


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'Transparent' creator comes out as lesbian - A feature in the New Yorker paints Transparent creator Jill Soloway's family as very LGBT-inclusive—and details a relationship between Soloway and iconic poet Eileen Myles. At one point, the article states, "In October, Myles and Soloway sat next to each other at a benefit in New York for the Feminist Press, as the city's first lady, Chirlane McCray, accepted an ...


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YEAR IN REVIEW TV showed diverse formats, faces - The world of television continues to evolve outside of the box, as more platforms and ways to watch develop every year. People currently watch their favorite shows on their phones, tablets and laptops, taking the action out of the living room. Remember when we as viewers were forced to watch commercials? Well, that's no more, as most shows are now ...


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Entertainment news: RuPaul; Alex Pettyfer; Adele; Sting's daughter - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Logo announced "Happy Holigays," a three-week programming event that launches Sunday, Dec. 13, with the premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race: Green Screen Christmas, according to a press release. In the new holiday special, RuPaul will duets with Todrick Hall ( "Deck the Halls" ), Big Freedia and Ellis Miah ( "Jingle Dem Bells" ), Michelle Visage ( "From Your Heart" ...


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Billy Masters - "I just love live theatre, The Wiz and Black people!!"—Marc Shaiman, composer of Hairspray and so many other things, posts why he was looking forward to having people over to watch a musical on NBC. Facebook Post of the Year. You gotta take the good with the bad. And this week, it was all bad for those of you who ...


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TLC series bout trans teen Jazz Jennings picked up for second season - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA — The groundbreaking series I AM JAZZ returns to TLC for a second season and will continue to follow the life of 15-year-old Jazz — as she balances school, sports, family, and more — documenting her triumphs and struggles from the perspective of a transgender teen. The first season had viewers follow Jazz as she faced decisions ...


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Billy Masters - "My interest is trannies. I love trannies. I'm attracted to trannies. I don't like no muscle like me."—Formerly straight, now gay, boxer and gay porn star Yusaf Mack proclaims his personal preference. I smell a sequel... It's finally here: the time of year I long for and yet dread—stores are once again stocking peppermint bark. I'd like to say I ...


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Actress Holland Taylor comes out - Actress Holland Taylor—who played Alan and Charlie Harper's ( Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer's ) bisexual mother on the TV show Two and a Half Men—revealed in a recent radio interview that she is in a relationship with a woman, and has been dating women for quite some time, according to US Weekly. Asked if she was enticed by the ...


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Billy Masters - "People said something about 'slut-shaming.' I'm like, 'Come on please, that's absurd. I love sluts.'"—Zachary Quinto refutes rumors that he looks down on gay men taking PrEP to prevent HIV. He added, "I'm not trying to say that people shouldn't take PrEP, or that people shouldn't have sex, or that sex isn't amazing. It is. I'm just saying we should ...


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Billy Masters - "He used to get quite aroused whenever I got on his back."—Michael Fassbender talks about his experience horseback riding in Jane Eyre. It's probably the only time a horse saw someone better endowed, as you can see on BillyMasters.com. We've all heard that drinking red wine is good for you. Some studies state that a couple of glasses a day ...


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TELEVISION Jeremiah Brent on reality program, family - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Many TV viewers are most familiar with openly gay interior designer Jeremiah Brent from his stint on Bravo's Rachel Zoe Project, as well as his marriage to another celebrity designer, Nate Berkus. This fall, however, Brent is a regular on season five of OWN's DIY reality program Home Made Simple. Largely self-taught—he gradually shifted from fashion to interior design, with ...


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Billy Masters - When I was an acting student at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts ( AADA ) in NYC, I felt as if I were a target of discrimination. Virtually every one of my classmates except for me had been hired by the TV show Unsolved Mysteries to re-enact various bloody crimes. I started to get a complex—perhaps nobody wanted ...


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NUNN ON ONE Linda Gray talks, AIDS activism and playing a trans role - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Linda Gray may forever be known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the TV show Dallas, but she continues to evolve. The role did earn her nominations for two Golden Globes and one Emmy in the process, and she took part in the recently cancelled revival of the show that aired on TNT. A little-known fact is that ...


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Entertainment: Anderson Cooper; Michelle Rodriguez; debuts; J.Lo vs. Mariah - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It was a rare sighting as CNN's Anderson Cooper and partner Benjamin Maisani walked the carpet hand-in-hand at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 14th annual An Enduring Vision Benefit, Page Six noted. ( Earlier this year, they attended the amfAR gala and the GLAAD Media Awards. ) Matt Lauer, Sandra Lee, Kiefer Sutherland, Whoopi Goldberg, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Andy ...


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National: Couple arrested; Julian Castro, Sally Field; Don Lemon petition - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Hawaii, the Honolulu Police Department opened an internal investigation into allegations that an officer wrongfully arrested a vacationing lesbian couple after seeing them kissing in a grocery store, The Huffington Post reported. Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero, who were visiting Hawaii from Los Angeles in March, claimed in a federal lawsuit filed Oct. 27 that they were harassed and ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Derek J is the queen of fashion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fashion Queen Derek J rules on Bravo making yet another upcoming appearance on TV's The Real Housewives of Atlanta. He hosted Fashion Queens, which was modeled after Fashion Police, with friends Lawrence Washington and Bevy Smith. He also has been in Chris Rock's movie Good Hair and Oxygen's Hair Battle Spectacular. In addition, he runs the J Spot Salon in ...


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Billy Masters - "I decided a long time ago that it was my responsibility as a biographer to invade a person's privacy."—J. Randy Taraborrelli shares his philosophy while being interviewed about his latest blockbuster, Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story. After 13 New York Times best-sellers, I think he's earned the right to do whatever the hell he wants. I hate to brag, but ...


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Billy Masters - "I don't know about you, but you've answered my prayers!"—Bruno Tonioli after watching Carlos PenaVega's stripper routine on Dancing with the Stars. Just remember—big things come in small packages. Or is it big packages come in small things?! Settle down: Class is in session. Today, we are going to discuss the difference between three terms. First, transvestite. This is someone ...


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GLAAD's Where We Are on TV report: LGBTs on TV and streaming lack diversity - From a press release - NEW YORK, NY — GLAAD, the world's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ( LGBT ) media advocacy organization, today released its annual Where We Are on TV report. Where We Are on TV analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and looks at the number of LGBT characters on cable networks and streaming services for ...


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Nov 1: Open TV series to feature gay Latino grad student witches - From a press release - Ricardo Gamboa and OPEN TV - beta team up to bring you BRUJOS, a web series following four gay, Latino grad students—that are also witches. Our protagonists will navigate magic, nightlife, relationships, sexuality and final papers all while trying to survive a witchhunt led by a secret society of descendants of the first New World colonizers. Join us on the ...


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Billy Masters - "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child."—King Lear, as written by William Shakespeare. Or maybe Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, or Francis Bacon. All I know is someone with a way with words said it. Last week, 20/20 had a story about "affluenza"—a term used to defend the actions of rotten, spoiled, rich kids. ...


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Stars join GLAAD, E. Taylor AIDS Foundation in call for reinvigorated AIDS fight - From a press release - NEW YORK, NY — GLAAD today announced the release of a public service announcement ( PSA ) to inspire, inform, and reignite the passion and action needed to beat the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all. The PSA, produced by the award-winning Martian Entertainment, was created by GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation as part of an ...


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Entertainment: Ezra Miller; 'Ab Fab;' Lee Daniels; Lupita Nyong'o - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Queer actor Ezra Miller ( The Perks of Being a Wallflower ) has landed a role in the new Harry Potter prequel, PinkNews noted. Filming is currently underway on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first follow-up to the successful wizard film franchise. Although the Fantastic Beasts film is set in the same universe as Harry Potter, it ...


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Billy Masters - "You don't need to go to church to be a Christian. If you go to Taco Bell, that doesn't make you a taco."—Justin Bieber shares a bit of philosophy with the world. I think this may be from the Gospel According To Cheech. Or was it Chong? Graham Norton recently bemoaned his single status in the UK press: "I would ...


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Entertainment: 'Model'; Lance Bass; ABC Family; Madonna & Prince - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The first deaf contestant on America's Next Top Model may be the first to come out as sexually fluid as well, Spectrum noted. Breakout model Nyle DiMarco was recently asked about his sexuality by a fan on Twitter and responded by letting the world know he is fluid. According to Everyday Feminism, the article DiMarco linked, "sexually fluid" is a ...


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BOOKS Read this! Chatting with 'I Hope My Mother...' author Greg Scarnici - by Sebastian Saenz - Saturday Night Live associate producer, comedian, filmmaker, YouTuber, musician, DJ and drag queen Greg Scarnici's new book, I Hope My Mother Doesn't Read This, is ready to lift eyebrows. Experiences such as "Circuit Parties...with nuns" or hosting New Year's Eve parties while on mushrooms have helped to describe this book as "sick, sordid, and perverse." ( James St. James ) ...


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Billy Masters - "I'd rather be too tight than too loose."—Tom Daley tells the guy putting a harness on him for bungee jumping. When you think about it, that's really good advice for a myriad of reasons—especially for a lad in his early 20s. Once you get a bit older, your options dwindle significantly. Sometimes this column writes itself. I'm just a vessel. ...


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Entertainment: Tom & Dustin; Grace Jones; Bette Midler; Matt Bomer - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - British Olympic diver Tom Daley and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black have announced their engagement—but are waiting a little time to marry, PinkNews noted. The pair took out an announcement ads in the Times' marriages section, reading, "The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and ...


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Dining news: Valerie Bertinelli show; Chefs Hall of Fame - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Golden Globe-winning actress Valerie Bertinelli ( One Day at at Time; Hot in Cleveland ) returns to Food Network with her show Valerie's Home Cooking Nov. 7. Each of the 13 half-hour long episodes are filled with food, company and laughs, as Bertinelli invites friends and family over for hearty home cooking. See www.FoodNetwork.com. —Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proclaimed ...


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Billy Masters - "I have this feeling that I was a cheetah or a panther in another life and that I was also a Black soul singer: Male. So I do believe that you come back as something else or someone else."—Jackie Collins shares her personal belief with People five days before her death. Maybe it was the medication talking. In my zeal ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TV Chicago designer excels on the 'Runway' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Project Runway, currently airing on Lifetime, is now making it work for a 14th season. The reality-competition show where one winner will headline at fashion week in New York continues to entertain viewers at home, thanks to Heidi Klum and the gang. This season has been no different, with unconventional challenges and at least catty gay fella. Local Chicago contestant ...


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Study: Young gay men fear loss of community - From a Logo TV press release - New York, NY - September 23, 2015 - Following a historic Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality and as support for LGBT people continues to grow nationwide, younger gay men are increasingly longing for a stronger sense of community, according to a landmark new study by Logo TV. The finding is among the many revelations in "Gay Men ...


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Billy Masters - "Honestly, I'll make out with anyone who's willing. I brought my own lube. I don't know if that's something that interests anyone but, yeah, I'll do it with literally anyone."—Amy Schumer backstage quip at the Emmys. Sounds like the press room was funnier than the actual show! How many times have you read something on Facebook and wished there were ...


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1985 TV - Windy City Times 30th anniversary issue - Bill Cosby was dominating the airwaves in 1985, ushering in a resurgence of the sitcom—as well as the NBC network—that would last for years to come. Dynasty was at the peak of its popularity, as was Miami Vice. But Crockett and Tubbs were not the only fictional residents of Miami to heat up the airwaves; 1985 was the year that ...


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Entertainment: 'EastSiders'; Gio Benitez; 'About Ray'; Cher - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - EastSiders—the dark comedy starring series creator Kit Williamson ( Mad Men ) and three-time Emmy nominee Van Hansis ( As the World Turns ) as a gay couple trying to stay together in the aftermath of infidelity—has returned for its second season exclusively on Vimeo on Demand ( https://vimeo.com/ondemand/eastsidersseason2/136875634 ), according to a press release. The second season of EastSiders ...


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Billy Masters - "Representing the Dairy State, come smell our dairy-air. I'm Rosalie Smith, Miss Wisconsin."—You don't often get a potential Miss America working blue in the first five minutes of the pageant. But Miss Wisconsin managed to slip a derriére joke right past the censors. Shockingly, she didn't make the top 15! What would you be willing to die for? Anything? Many ...


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Entertainment news: Ellen; Caitlyn Jenner; Luke Evans; Marc Jacobs - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Caitlyn Jenner will present the Point Horizon Award at Point Foundation's "Voices On Point" Saturday, Oct. 3, at Los Angeles' Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, a press release stated. Recipients of this year's Point Horizon Award are two Point alumni: Rhys Ernst, co-producer of Amazon's Transparent, and Zach Zyskowski, producer of ABC Family's Becoming Us. Visit www.pointfoundation.org/VOP15. Speaking of Jenner, Warner ...


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Billy Masters - "As time has gone on, I think a lot of people on this issue have really changed their thinking here to, 'I don't ever want to stand in front of anybody's happiness.' That's not my job."—Caitlyn Jenner tells Ellen DeGeneres how her feelings about same-sex marriage have evolved. What a difference a couple decades ( and some estrogen ) make. ...


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GLAAD releases final responsibility index - GLAAD has released its ninth and final edition of the Network Responsibility Index ( NRI ). The report maps the quantity, quality and diversity of LGBT representation on television. The NRI looks back on the previous year in programming and rates networks on LGBT-inclusive content that aired between June 2014 and May 2015. The grades of "Excellent," "Good," "Adequate" or ...


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Entertainment news: Darryl Stephens; Tom Hardy; Steve Grand; Empire's Cookie - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actor Darryl Stephens recently talked with Salon about being a closeted actor despite starring on the groundbreaking gay Black drama Noah's Arc for two seasons, Queerty noted. In part, he commented, "The culture is changing a lot, and you are seeing 12-13 year-olds coming out. There is no way I could have come out when I was that age." Stephens ...


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Billy Masters - "Black drag queen comes in and saves all the white folk ... that doesn't happen often!"—Billy Porter encapsulates the plot of Kinky Boots during his show at the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown. Over this column's long history, the line between celebrity and porn has been blurred beyond recognition. While prostitution and porn are not necessarily the same thing, there ...


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Trans-led documentary series launching soon - From a press release - The Trans Oral History Project ( TOHP ), the oldest transgender-led organization dedicated to sharing trans stories, announced it's launching a new documentary web series. America in Transition ( AIT ) [ https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/america-in-transition#/story ] will highlight social issues and positive role models from underrepresented trans communities across the US. "America in Transition is inspired by my experience coming out and ...


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Billy Masters - Filth: disgustingly offensive dirt, garbage, anything viewed as grossly indecent or obscene. That's how Mr. Webster defines "filth," and who would argue with him? With that definition and those words, this column was launched 20 years ago. Back then, it was called "Filth" and it was supposed to be a temporary gig. But here I am, two decades later, wondering ...


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Billy Masters - "Caitlyn's a Republican, she's on a reality show, and she's a Kardashian. We can't make fun of him or her?"—John Waters questions the political correctness of not making fun of Caitlyn Jenner. If it's good enough for John Waters, it's good enough for me. You fans are insatiable. Our server for BillyMasters.com was flagged as possibly being attacked by a ...


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Entertainment news: Ellen; Eddie Redmayne; Dolly Parton; Sam Smith - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will kick off the 13th season of Ellen DeGeneres' The Ellen Show," according to Page Six. "These 3 women are changing the world," The Ellen Show tweeted along with a photo of the trio. The new season of the show premieres Sept. 8 on NBC. Speaking of DeGeneres, she's ...


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Open TV's 'Nupita Obama Creates Vogua' explores queer love - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As a network executive for Open TV, an online platform for indie arts and artists, Aymar Jean Christian would rather promote the careers of others than worry about himself. But even he admitted that the network's latest pilot, Nupita Obama Creates Vogua, which he wrote and directed, was influenced by his own affairs. The episode ( https://player.vimeo.com/video/134807299?color=c1f9bb, https://vimeo.com/134807299 ) explores ...


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TransReelization fest Aug. 29 features stars of Wachowski's Sense8 - The second annual TransReelization film fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 29, at Kinowerks Studio, 5645 N. Ravenswood Ave. The VIP reception is 6 p.m., with the general-admission part of the evening starting at 7:30 p.m. This evening of cocktails, celebrities and film supports the critical work of the Chicago House—TransLife Center. The studio is the production company of siblings ...


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Billy Masters - "Dude ... No underwear and pierced ... F—- me.. You never showed me that shit."—Steven Tyler texts his love/envy/astonishment at Lenny Kravitz's exposed private parts. But more on that later—or on BillyMasters.com. This week we have a plethora of penises. I almost called them a gaggle—but I know better than to underestimate my fans' gag reflex! While that surely whets ...


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Christy Webber subject of CNBC series - Christy Webber, founder of Chicago's Christy Webber Landscapes, is one of several entrepreneurs featured on CNBC's new primetime show, Blue Collar Millionaires. Blue Collar Millionaires, according to CNBC's press release announcing the shows debut, "celebrates the men and women who've gotten rich by getting their hands dirty." The eight-part series premiered July 15; Webber's episode, "Through the Roof," aired July ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION With RuPaul, 'Skin' is in - Drag personality RuPaul Charles keeps busy constantly working on projects from books, music, to a makeup line. Charles is currently reigning on television over at the Logo channel as well as now judging Skin Wars on GSN. RuPaul's Drag Race just received it's first Emmy nomination ever for Outstanding Makeup and Season 4 RuVealed premieres July 31. It was also ...


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'In the Life' series archived; Wolfe Video; Creating Change - Digital portal archives PBS' 'In the Life' Coverage of the 1993 march on Washington and the story of murdered transgender teen Fred Martinez are a couple of the new "In the Life" digital research portal that the UCLA Film and Television Archive has created. The videos and other resources are publicly accessible online as part of a new LGBT moving-image ...


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Billy Masters - "The only thing that worries me about Caitlyn ... it's the idea that there's going to be a big commercial thing about it. Well, the Kardashians, from what I've seen, are rather vulgar. I don't know, but I do wish her the best of luck."—April Ashley, one of Britain's first transsexuals ( and a dear friend of Billy's ), shares ...


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Billy Masters - "I thought I held my own."—Buzz Aldrin talks about dancing with John Travolta at a benefit for Buzz Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. I'm glad to hear Buzz held his own. I hope Travolta stuck to holding his own, too! You can check out the video of them tripping the light fantastic on BillyMasters.com. There ...


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Billy Masters - "@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man—he made a good decision."—Donald Trump Tweets his response to news that the Huffington Post is moving coverage of his campaign from the news section to the entertainment pages. If a story is published online and then pulled, did it actually happen? ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Kenya Moore is 'Gone with the Wind Fabulous' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The charismatic Kenya Moore started with pageants and wound up being "Gone With the Wind Fabulous." The Detroit native was crowned Miss USA in 1993, and then appeared in a flood of television shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin and The Parkers. Her movie appearances include Waiting to Exhale and Deliver Us from Eva. She joined the ...


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LGBTs among Emmy nominations - The Emmy nominations were announced July 16, and HBO Game of Thrones led all shows with 24 nominations. ( HBO hauled in a total of 124 nods, Variety reported; ABC was a distant second with 42. ) There was plenty of LGBT-related recognition among the noms, with Transparent and Orange Is the New Black receiving nods. Transparent received a nod ...


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Billy Masters - "I'm sorry—are you THAT famous?"—Nicolle Wallace's response when Raven-Symone said that she doesn't sign autographs because it just goes on too long and she ends up getting a cramp in her hand. Yes, this is what The View has come to. People are insane. This is not a new observation, but it comes courtesy of a trio of stories which ...


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Entertainment: Marriage film; 'Million-Dollar Listing'; Ryan Reynolds - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fox is developing a film based on the Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, according to TheWrap. The studio's Fox 2000 division picked up the life rights to Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the landmark court case. The story will also partly be based on 21 Years to Midnight, a forthcoming book proposal by ...


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Billy Masters - "When you Google yourself and the first thing that comes up is 'Jeremy Renner gay,' it's like, 'Oh, now you've arrived. You're now a giant movie star.' So I just had a big laugh about it. I don't care, ultimately, if that's what people want to think, read, and care about. Fucking say whatever the hell you want about me."—Jeremy ...


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TELEVISION 'I Am Jazz' series documents famed transgender girl - Transgender teen Jazz Jennings has always had a strong sense of self and knew—from an early age—that she was a girl trapped in the body of a boy. It has been nine years since her transition and 14-year-old Jennings—along with her family—are set to star in their own TLC docuseries entitled I Am Jazz. Jennings talked to Windy City Times ...







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