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The ‘Claws’ Are Out: Why Gays and Girl Power Go Hand in (Well-Manicured) Hand

From a distance, it's easy to mistake the series "Claws" for a modern-day version of an early 2000s beauty shop comedy. Yes, similar to the likes of "Beauty Shop" and "Hair Show," the show drops a remarkably funny cast of sassy women in front of the brightly-colored backdrop of a beauty parlor. But make no […]

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Fists Under a Poncho: A Drag Origin Story as Told by Jack Plotnick

The increasing mainstream popularity of drag may be a fairly recent pop culture phenomenon. But make no mistake, the art form that is drag has been around for quite some time. The first recorded use of the term is credited to none other than everyone's favorite wordsmith, William Shakespeare, back in 1870 and was used […]

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‘I Am Jazz’: Transitioning from a Girl to a Woman

  Now in it's third season, the GLAAD award-winning series "I Am Jazz" follows transgender 16-year-old Jazz Jennings, who finds herself at the crossroads of making one of the biggest decisions of her life. Jazz looks to move forward with gender confirmation surgery, a decision which is made even more complicated when she receives the news that her surgical options […]

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XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: Out Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund, Managing Editor, Out Magazine Seeing our experiences reflected through popular art, particularly cinema, is something queer people have vigorously sought, long before "Moonlight" broke multiple barriers and clinched a Best Picture Oscar in front of a global audience. It's why we've sniffed out subtext wherever we could, from "Ben-Hur" to bromances: because our […]

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XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: NCLR

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as their families through litigation, legislation, policy and public education. Founded in 1977, NCLR serves as a nonprofit, public-interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the […]

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XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: PFLAG

PFLAG is the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. The organization is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy, and has more than 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and […]

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Frameline Distribution Adds 15 Titles to the LGBTQ Collection

When it comes to pioneering queer cinema, one name comes to mind for having changed the landscape of what LGBTQ faces look like on screen. Frameline Distribution has been distributing LGBTQ films for over 35 years, focusing primarily on those most underserved by mainstream media-youth, elders, people of color and transgender and gender-expansive people. In the Bay Area, […]

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XFINITY LGBTQ Celebrates Asian Entertainment

Instagram legend and makeup magician Kim Chi did the world a huge favor while filming "RuPaul's Drag Race" when she took a moment to educate Michelle Visage, and the show's thousands of viewers, on the impact homonormativity has on the Asian LGBTQ population. She talked candidly about how common it is to come across the phrase "no fats, fems or Asians" […]

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‘Landline’: Who Says Queer and Baseball Don’t Mix?

  I recently picked up the phone to chat with Matthew Aaron and Bruce Fretts about landlines, the normalization of queer characters in entertainment and their new film. "Landline" follows PR executive Ted Gout (Matthew Aaron), who, after losing a big promotion to a technology-savvy college graduate, embarks on a low-tech, old-school journey to find himself. With […]

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