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Legendary composer Frédéric Chopin wrote a ‘flood’ of homoerotic love letters that were ‘deliberately erased from history’

Gay love letters written by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin were deliberately mistranslated by historians to conceal his sexuality, a music journalist has claimed. According to The Guardian, Swiss music journalist Moritz Weber had been researching letters written by Chopin during lockdown earlier this year when he…

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Sarah McBride Shuts Down Transphobic Question In Just Three Words

The 30-year-old state senator-elect made history earlier this month when she was selected to become the highest-ranking openly trans official in America.

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Thanksgiving 2020 — It Happened

Opinion It was a holiday unlike any other. And we got by. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Thanksgiving 2020. It…

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Kristen Stewart Doesn’t Have a Sure-Shot Answer on the Topic of Straight Actors and Gay Roles Except ‘F—king Think About What You’re Doing’

In a new interview with Variety, Kristen Stewart, who stars in the upcoming Hulu LGBTQ-themed holiday movie Happiest Season (premiering tomorrow) weighs in on the debate over straight actors playing gay roles.

Said Stewart: “I think about this all the time. Being somebody who has had so much access to work, I’ve just lived with such a creative abundance. You know, a young white girl who was straight and only really was gay later and is, like, skinny — do you know what I’m saying? I so acknowledge that I’ve just gotten to work.”

“I would never want to tell a story that really should be told by somebody who’s lived that experience,” Stewart added. “Having said that, it’s a slippery slope conversation because that means I could never play another straight character if I’m going to hold everyone to the letter of this particular law. I think it’s such a gray area. There are ways for men to tell women’s stories, or ways for women to tell men’s stories. But we need to have our finger on the pulse and actually have to care. You kind of know where you’re allowed. I mean, if you’re telling a story about a community and they’re not welcoming to you, then f**k off. But if they are, and you’re becoming an ally and a part of it and there’s something that drove you there in the first place that makes you uniquely endowed with a perspective that might be worthwhile, there’s nothing wrong with learning about each other. And therefore helping each other tell stories. So I don’t have a sure-shot answer for that.”

“I will say, Mackenzie [Davis, Stewart’s co-star] is not somebody who identifies as a lesbian,” Stewart continued. “She was the only person in my mind that could have played this with me. Sometimes, artfully speaking, you’re just drawn to a certain group of people. I could defend that, but I’m sure that somebody with a different perspective could make me feel bad about that — and then make me renege on everything I’ve just said. I acknowledge the world that we live in. And I absolutely would never want to traipse on someone else’s opportunity to do that — I would feel terrible about that.”

“So my answer is f**king think about what you’re doing!” Stewart concluded. “And don’t be an a**hole.”

Read her full interview HERE. And watch the trailer for Happiest Season, which also stars Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Levy, Mary Holland, Burl Moseley, Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen, below.

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Joe Exotic reportedly spent $10,000 in Trump hotel hoping for presidential pardon

Representatives for Joe Exotic reportedly ran up a $10,000 bill at one of Donald Trump’s hotels, as part of a campaign to persuade the president to pardon him. Joe Exotic and his representatives have been running an extensive campaign to get Donald Trump to pardon the Tiger King star. Exotic was convicted in 2019 on…

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Reine #15: Co-workers

A two panel comic. In it, a blue haired queer person gets frustrated working from home, yelling "Shut Up!" to their phone. Then their partner, a purple haired queer with glasses, comes in to pick up the cat. They ask, "Long day at the office?"

When you’re working from home on EXPERT MODE, you have lots of time to chat with your co-workers.

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Gay Man Carlos Elizondo Named White House Social Secretary

Carlos Elizondo and Joe Biden

Elizondo is the first member of the LGBTQ+ community to be selected for a post by President-elect Joe Biden but likely won’t be the last.

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The Official Trailer for Ryan Murphy’s Star-Studded Adaptation of Broadway’s ‘The Prom’ is Here to Lift Your Spirits — WATCH

The Prom

The official trailer for Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Broadway’s The Prom has arrived. The film, directed by Murphy from a script by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, is set to debut on Netflix on December 11.

The synopsis: “Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.”

Wrote Murphy on Instagram in 2019: “The Prom is one of the most uplifting, heartfelt and special musicals I have ever seen on Broadway. It’s truly an original that celebrates the underdog and says in a loving spectacular way that LGBTQ rights are human rights. I feel a special connection to it because it’s set in Indiana, and that’s where I grew up, too. I’m thrilled to announce I’m turning it into a MOVIE EVENT for Netflix, and I’m bringing producers @billdamaschke and @dori.berinstein and the amazing creative team with me — Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, Tony Award winner Bob Martin, Tony award nominee @sklarbar73 and Tony Award nominee @Chadbeg. See it first at the Longacre Theatre. It has a musical score that will leave you singing for days, a hilarious and moving book and some of the most showstopping direction, choreography and performances I’ve ever seen on Broadway. @theprommusical”

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Young non-binary person throws down gauntlet for cis allies to ‘risk their comfort and stand up for trans rights’

A young non-binary person has taken to the BBC airwaves to call for cisgender allies to stand up for trans rights. Ben spoke for one minute on BBC Radio 1, as part of an initiative by the public broadcaster to give young people the opportunity to make their voices heard. They focused on the experiences ……

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