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GLAAD Announces Media Awards Nominees

Glaad Media Awards 2016 Nominees

(CNN)GLAAD announced the nominees for the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Wednesday, and for the first time, more than 50% of the English-language nominations are trans-inclusive.

Nominees include Oscar-nominated films like “Carol” and popular TV shows such as “Empire” and “Orange is the New Black.” Streaming services earned a record seven nominations (up from three last year), with Netflix bagging five of those.

The nominees for outstanding film (wide release) are “Carol,” “The Danish Girl,” “Dope,” “Freeheld” and “Grandma.” “Arrow,” “Black Sails,” “Empire,” “The Fosters,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Nashville,” “Orphan Black,” “Sense8” and “Shameless” are nominated for outstanding drama series.

Outstanding reality program nominees are “I Am Cait,” “I Am Jazz,” “New Girls on the Block,” “The Prancing Elites Project” and “Transcendent.”

GLAAD — the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization — announced 101 nominees in 20 English-language categories and 46 Spanish-language nominees in 11 categories. Cable networks earned 27 nominations while broadcast networks garnered 18.

“For nearly three decades, the GLAAD Media Awards have propelled inclusion in media and driven LGBT acceptance forward,” GLAAD Chief Executive Officer and President Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “This year’s nominees have raised the bar for creating thoughtful and diverse LGBT images and storylines, deepening audiences’ understanding of LGBT people and accelerating acceptance across the world.”

GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be April 2 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and May 14 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. For the first time in a decade, the ceremony will be aired on Logo in April.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 ‘Darienne Lake’ Comes To Houston

It is official. Darienne is coming to town.

She did not win RuPaul’s Drag Race but Miss Darienne Lake came fourth in the sixth season and had some unforgettable moments, including her winning performance in Drag Race Me to Hell and her animal kingdom elephant runway.

She will appear at South Beach the nightclub on Saturday, January 16 straight from Rochester, New York. A performer who describes herself as 12 tons of twisted steel and sex appeal, Darienne won the online vote to be able to compete to become America’s Next Drag Superstar.

With her infectious sense of humor and standout performances in the “Drag Race Me to Hell” and “Snatch Game” challenges, she’s showing the world why she deserved to be there!

Find out more information here.

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

 

Dolly Parton And Katy Perry Set To Perform Duet At ACM’s

LGBT Advocates Dolly Parton, Katy Perry Will Perform Duet For The First Time Ever In Las Vegas At The Academy Of County Music Awards Next Month!


(Las Vegas, Nevada) 03/22/16– One of County music’s biggest nights just gave the LGBTQ+ community a massive reason to host loud watch parties. Country music icon Dolly Parton, a outspoken advocate for Equality, and mega pop star Katy Perry, another advocate have been added to the fabulous star-studded lineup of performers taking the stage at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS live from Las Vegas.

After winning 10 ACM’ Awards, this will be Patrons first-ever live performance with Perry. Being dubbed a ‘can’t-miss duet’ by the Country Music Academy, it will surly be a high light of the night.

The star of hit films like ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘9 to 5,’ will also receive honors for her television movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. The Tex Ritter Award is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.

Parton and Perry join previously announced performers, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

LGBTQ Revry Launches Streaming Service

Will It Be Gayer than Netflix? Retry Has Launched The First LGBT Streaming App For Apple TV

Will It Be Gayer than Netflix? Retry Has Launched The First LGBT Streaming App For Apple TV

The exciting new app – now available on tvOS, Chromecast and Roku – aims to provide the best “LGBTQ+” entertainment on TV.


A new streaming app, Revry, has launched to help close the LGBTQ+  gap by showcasing queer entertainment.  Revry is the first LGBT-focused streaming app for tvOS and Chromecast, and it’s also currently available on iOSAndroidRoku, and on the web. You can sign up for a monthly Revry subscription for $5 a month, or $55 a year.

“We were so excited when the new Apple TV with an App Store first came out,” said Revry’s CEO Damian Pelliccione, “but then we did a search for ‘LGBT’ and found nothing.”

“It’s extremely important for us to continue to expand the show’s reach to new audiences, but also that queer stories are told and are readily available to the community,” Starting From… Now’s writer/director/producer Julie Kalceff said in a press statement. “The Revry team’s passion both for digital media, queer content, and the LGBT community were clear from our first meeting.”

Like Netflix, the Revry team knows that in order to compete against other streaming services it eventually needs to offer original content that can’t be found anywhere else—especially not for free on YouTube. Revry is now looking to secure exclusive content and produce original programming.