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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Ryan Murphy-directed short aims to "ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action."
A-list director Ryan Murphy has enlisted the help of 49 major celebrities in an impressive video that pays tribute to the 49 victims who lost their lives in the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12.
Published by the Human Rights Campaign, the 18-minute video (titled “Stop the Hate”) provides time to reflect on each of the victims after their names are read aloud, their pictures are shown, and the information that’s known about them is recited by the all-star cast.
Advocates and allies who took part in the reading include Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Colton Haynes, Jane Fonda, Caitlyn Jenner, Chace Crawford, Darren Criss, and Kathy Bates, to name a few.
A description reads:
For too long, a toxic combination of anti-LGBTQ hate and easy access to guns has put LGBTQ people at disproportionate risk of violence and murder. On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latinx — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were. It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive, and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence.In honor of the victims, the HRC urges viewers to contact their legislators “to support legislation that will ensure LGBTQ people are safe and equal in every community.”
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From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
Abs Breen turns 37 today.
English singer, songwriter, and actor Austin Drage turns 30 today.
Israeli actor and model Yehuda Levi turns 37 today.
Video has surfaced of the reference models for the animated classics performing their signature song.
In advance of the 20th anniversary of the animated classic Hercules next year, one Disney fan group posted a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the most beloved songs in the film, “Zero to Hero,” came together.
As is common practice for many animated films, the animators for Hercules used real models to inspire the facial expressions and movements of their characters.
Below, we see the reference models for the Muses delivering a sickening performance of their signature song, alongside the final animation from the film. It’s an interesting look at not only how illustration comes to life, but also at how fierce a live action version of Hercules would be.
The decree, though not legally binding, holds a significant amount of weight in the highly-religious nation.
A group of 50 clerics issued a religious decree (fatwa) this past weekend that would make transgender marriage legal in Pakistan.
The clerics, who belong to the influential Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat body based in Lahore, issued a statement on Sunday in an attempt to define the scope of what marriage could look like for the nation’s trans community based on Islamic law.
Though the tone of the statement was positive, and points toward acceptance of trans marriages, the language was a bit confusing, with some news sources reporting that trans individuals would be permitted to marry whomever they wanted, while others reported that trans individuals would only be permitted to marry other trans folks.
Regardless of this confusion, the decree did explicitly denounce violence toward trans individuals, which still runs rampant in the country even after its Supreme Court declared equal rights for the Pakistani trans community in 2012.
According to local rights group Trans Action, 45 trans individuals have been killed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan in the last two years alone.
Unfortunately, the fatwa wasn’t entirely positive as it made clear that these same permissions and protections would not be extended to Pakistan’s intersex community, as it will only cover those individuals who have distinct male or female genitalia.
Given that religion and politics are so closely intertwined in Pakistan, the fatwa carries a significant amount of weight, though it’s technically not legally binding in any way. What it suggests, however, is that legally-enforceable protections could be put in place for Pakistan’s trans community in the future.
That this would spell the same for the country’s intersex or LGBT community seems highly unlikely, as these groups exist outside of the traditional binary, with marriage and sex for both communities still deemed illegal nationwide.
"He’ll go to the extreme to keep this secret."From: NewNowNext
TNT’s new drama Animal Kingdom has given viewers lots of intrigue, family dynamics and Ellen Barkin as one of the baddest mama’s on television. Now it’s delivering a gay story line, as one of the Cody boys is revealed to be in a secret relationship with a surfer friend.
Earlier in the season we saw Deran Cody (Jake Weary) hooking up with a guy in a beach bathroom—and on last week’s episode we learned it was Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark), who runs a surf shop Cody’s family has been squeezing for payments.
Deran will do anything to keep their hookups on the downlow, though—even almost killing his nephew after he walks in on them having sex.
“For Deran, this is such a big secret and something that he’s struggling with everyday,” Weary told Out. “And as soon as there’s that potential leaking of the truth or that person who could give him up, he’ll go to the extreme to keep this secret and that’s something that’s so interesting about him.”
Does Barkin’s character, Smurf, know what her youngest is up to?
“This is something Ellen talked about,” Weary says. “Does she know? Does she know where I’m going all the time? Does she choose to not say anything for my benefit? Is there some weird jealousy involved [that’s] part of the reason why he cannot come out to his mother? It’s complicated, you know?”
The story line is not dissimilar from one on the Audience Network’s Kingdom, which sees Nick Jonas as the youngest brother in a hyper-masculine family grappling with his sexuality. In that instance it’s a family of UFC fighters. On Animal Kingdom, they’re a clan of petty criminals.
Fans complained Kingdom has dragged its feet with Jonas’ character, but Weary says Adrian “is definitely a pivotal character in Deran’s story line.”
Animal Kingdom airs Tuesdays at 9pm on TNT
The brand made top marks for its trans-inclusive health benefits and public support of the LGBT community.
After scoring a 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index Rating, which seeks to rank companies based on how inclusive their workplaces are for members of the LGBT community, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla was named the nation’s best brand for LGBT consumers, according to a YouGov BrandIndex survey.
The automotive brand, which was only added to BrandIndex’s list in March, easily topped the survey with a score of 35.8, placing it considerably higher than second place finisher Amazon at 26.9. The scores are based on a number of factors, including the installment of workplace non-discrimination protections, domestic partner benefits, trans-inclusive health benefits and vocal public support of the LGBT community.
“It’s impressive to see Tesla take the top spot so quickly and by no small lead,” says YouGov BrandIndex CEO Ted Marzilli. “Like the others on this list, they are a company where action speaks louder than words, from high-ranking LGBT hires to active participation in pride parades. In a year when anti-gay and transgender state legislation became a hot-button topic, it really brought into focus what these companies stand for.”
In addition to Tesla and Amazon, YouTube, Netflix and PBS rounded out the top five companies, with Trader Joe’s, Costco, Samsung, Google and HBO making it into the top ten. To fully assess the LGBT consumer perception of the brands, YouGov BrandIndex conducts over 1.5 million phone interviews over the course of the year in addition to monitoring a brand’s actions on the internet.
Once the data is collected, scores range from 100 to -100 with a 0 indicating a neutral position. That being said, if a company scores a 35, as Tesla did, more than 35% of LGBT consumers said they felt positively about the brand.