Queer Eye is Back!

I loved watching this show. ‘The L Word,’ not so much. Go figure. Anyway, Netflix is rebooting the show with a new Fab Five.

“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is back!

The reality TV series, which ran from 2003 from 2007, returns in a hotly anticipated “reimagining” early next year. Netflix released the first photo of the new Fab Five last week ahead of the show’s February 2018 premiere.

The men leading the makeovers are: Antoni Porowski (food & wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion).

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A Netflix Doc Has Ignited Debate Over LGBT History

On Friday, David France’s award-winning film, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, began streaming on Netflix. It is a stirring piece of art that explores the controversial death of Johnson, a black woman who was an icon of transgender rights in the United States. Her attitude toward the cultural conservatism of the time was captured by her self-chosen middle initial, P, which she said stood for “pay it no mind.” She is rumored to have been among the first to confront police during the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969, she co-founded one of the first grassroots groups to provide do-it-yourself social services to transgender women in New York City’s West Village, and she remained a staple of the LGBT-rights movement until her body was discovered floating in the Hudson River on July 6, 1992. France’s film tells the story of those left to grapple with her death and carry on her legacy.

Laverne Cox Has Theory on why Trump hasn’t acknowledged Pride Month

In my opinion there’s no excuse for anything he does. He’s just not someone who should be president. Period. It’s not like he really cares about anyone other than himself.

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox thinks she knows why President Trump hasn’t acknowledged pride month.

The transgender actress was appearing on The View – ahead of season five of the Netflix show – to chat LGBT rights and politics.

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The untold truth of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

I used to like this show. Seeing what the guys could do for the straight guys.

When you think about the year 2003, what comes to mind? Queer Eye for the Straight Guy? Us too! The show premiered on Bravo in July and we were totally hooked. The “Fab Five” would drive to their straight guy assignment, giving the viewers a little bit of background so we’d know what to expect when we met the guy who’s going to benefit from the life skills offered by Ted Allen, Carson Kressley, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia and Jai Rodriguez. The fabulous makeover mavens would then descend upon their subject’s home, where they’d go through his stuff, talk to his friends and family, and criticize basically everything about the man’s life. It was addictive and wonderful.

The show ran five seasons and won an Emmy in 2004. It was cancelled in 2007, to our great disappointment, but we still love watching reruns and chatting about the show. So, here is the untold truth of QEFTSG – the stuff you may not have known, but can’t wait to find out.

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‘Kinky Boots’ Performers Have Amazing Response To Macy’s Day Parade Outrage

Sometimes people do things that leave me speechless. This is one of them. I am utterly outraged, but thoughts aren’t easily coming together.

I will say this: if you cannot get to New York to see the musical, borrow the movie. It’s on Netflix. It’s fabulous, but without all of the AMAZING music of Cindy Lauper. And it’s based on a true story.

Homophobia reared its ugly head in response to the supposedly cheerful Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, as some Americans took to social media to criticize the performance of “Kinky Boots,” an award-winning Broadway musical about a shoe factory owner and a drag queen who work together to turn the family business around. The way the performers responded to the controversy, however, was priceless.

Despite the show’s wholesome themes of cooperation, tolerance and friendship, Twitter and Facebook quickly lit up with Americans decrying the performance of the musical’s flashy finale “Raise You Up/Just Be” as unwholesome and unfit for the holiday parade broadcast.

Rather than be cowed by the controversy, however, the show’s Tony-winning star Billy Porter and some of his cast mates marched over to Macy’s the day after their performance in the parade and proceeded to do some Black Friday shopping. The kicker? Almost all of the male actors were outfitted in their sky-high stiletto boots and Porter was in full drag.

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