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Next season of Harley Quinn will explore her romance with Poison Ivy
Supervillain / anti-hero Harley Quinn is a fan favourite in the LGBTQ community, and not least for her relationship with fellow villain Poison Ivy. And although the cartoon series on the DC Universe streaming service has hinted at their relationship, it hasn’t been explicit with it.
But in the second season, which began airing on Friday (3 April), this is set to change, with a small moment in the trailer showing Harley and Ivy briefly holding hands.
And speaking to Metro, the show’s showrunner, Patrick Schumacker has confirmed that this relationship will be explored. “It will develop more, and it’s definitely going to evolve into, I think, what a lot of people are hoping it will,” he explained.
Pride Organizations Around The World Will Come Together For A Virtual Global Pride
The COVID-19 crisis has led to hundreds of cancelled Pride celebrations around the globe—but the LGBTQIA community has found a way to celebrate anyway. This week, international Pride organizations announced Global Pride, a 24-hour virtual celebration that will take place on June 27.
Global Pride is the result of a collaboration between InterPride, a global federation of Pride organizations, and the European Pride Organisers Association.
“Events will be about bringing together Pride organizations and the broader LGBTQIA community around the globe,” says Interpride co-president Andrew Baker. “Pride organizations have been invited to express interest in producing or providing content to the event, and it will be a mixture of both live speeches, dialogue, engagement pieces, performances by musicians, queer artists, and other entertainers.”
Graham Linehan calls pansexuality ‘bollocks’ as he shifts from gender identity to launch fresh attack on sexuality
The Irish comedian, who is known for co-creating British sitcom Father Ted in the 1990s and for his anti-trans Twitter crusade, launched the attack on pansexuality on Twitter.
“Let’s take a quick poll. Who thinks pansexuality is bollocks?” he asked his followers.
The only two responses available are “I think it’s bollocks” and “I too think it’s bollocks”.
A gay sex club has taken its naked party online and proved more popular than ever
A UK gay sex club has responded to coronavirus by taking its popular naked party online – and it’s proved a massive hit.
While many workers are resorting to online video conference services for their regular meetings, sex club promoter Jamie HP decided to put the same tech to a more enjoyable use.
SBN, which stands for ‘stark bollock naked’, holds regular Sunday afternoon parties in a club in Vauxhall, south London. Usually up to 600 guys strip off for the event.
However, yesterday (29 March) 3,000 attended the online equivalent, Jamie told GSN.
Meanwhile it seems the communities who use online cruising sites and hook-up apps are policing the coronavirus quarantine for themselves.
"We Can't Be Silent": Asian Americans in Hollywood Denounce "Chinese Virus" and Racist Incidents
"I want us all to understand there is no 'Chinese Virus.' A virus knows no nationality, and wherever and however it started, it does us no good to point fingers, ostracize, attack or demonize Asian people."
Shannon Lee, daughter of martial arts film star Bruce Lee, recently wrote this message on her late father's Instagram, offering a not-so-subtle criticism of President Donald Trump and senior members of his administration who have continually referred to the novel coronavirus — which has caused a global pandemic comprising almost half a million confirmed cases of the disease COVID-19 and over 20,000 deaths — as a "Chinese virus," despite the World Health Organization's warning against using geographic locations when naming illnesses.
The phrase is now linked to a wave of racist attacks against Asians and Asian Americans, from hate-filled messages on social media platforms to physical assaults in public.
The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur tweeted about his children being bullied by classmates. Weijia Jiang, CBS News' White House correspondent, revealed that a White House official had referred to the coronavirus as the "Kung Flu" "to my face." Actor Daniel Dae Kim, who recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, wrote that it had been "too heartbreaking" to initially comment on the "blatant acts of racism against Asian people during this outbreak."
Terrence McNally, Trailblazing Titan of American Theater, Dies From Coronavirus Complications at 81
Terrence McNally, the admired playwright and librettist who received five Tony Awards while bringing his perspective on the world to such productions as Kiss of the Spider-Woman, Master Class, Ragtime and Love! Valour! Compassion!, has died. He was 81.
McNally died Tuesday at a hospital in Sarasota, Florida, due to complications from coronavirus, publicist Matt Polk told The Hollywood Reporter. McNally battled lung cancer since the late 1990s, and the disease cost him portions of both lungs. He had lived with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ever since.
With 25 Broadway productions, nearly 40 plays and 10 musicals, McNally was a prolific writer whose work moved seamlessly from comedy to drama and from downtown avant-garde to the mainstream Great White Way. "He probes his characters’ deepest fears — of illness, intimacy, betrayal or death — while making them manageable for all audiences, leavening the dread with his rat-a-tat dialogue and well-timed jokes," The New York Times noted.
Max Konnor Is Named CAM4's First-Ever Male Ambassador
Since some departments of health are encouraging people to go back to cyber sex, we anticipate an increase in people visiting cam sites. Well, in a pretty amazing sense of timing, one of the largest cam sites is announcing their first-ever male ambassador: say hello to Max Konnor, the new face (and body) of CAM4.
"I'm very excited to use my platform and brand to represent this company in a wonderful way," Konnor said in a release. "I started camming with CAM4 before I started making videos. I love it — it's like having sex with hundreds of people all at the same time!"
'Bravo's Andy Cohen Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and executive producer behind many popular Bravo shows including the Real Housewives franchise, has announced that he is the latest celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavius. In a short post, the host suggests that production for WWHL will be paused momentarily.
"After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus," he wrote. "As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better. I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves."
Cannes Jury President Spike Lee Responds to Festival Postponement (EXCLUSIVE)
Over the last 73 years, the Cannes Film Festival has often been billed as the world’s biggest and most glamorous celebration of the movies. But this year, it was poised to make history.
Director and activist Spike Lee had been selected as the first black president of the festival’s jury. Several of Lee’s films — including 1986’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” 1989’s “Do the Right Thing” and 2018’s “BlacKkKlansman” — had premiered in the South of France. It was long overdue for him to lead the charge on who would take home the next Palme D’Or, the festival’s highest honor.
But on Thursday, after weeks of speculation as the coronavirus spreads around the world, the festival announced that this year’s Cannes had been postponed from its scheduled dates of May 12 to 23. Thierry Fremaux, the festival’s director, is now scrambling to see if he can reschedule Cannes for a later window, possibly in June or July.
Lee, who lives in Brooklyn, said he’s spent the last few days with his family. “We’re doing whatever everybody else is trying to do – come together, love each other and just try to ride it out,” he said, as he lamented the lack of testing available to the public. “People are being laid off. People are being fired. People don’t know where their next check is going to come from, how they are going to see their children. When the schools close, who is going to take care of their children? This shit is crazy. This shit is bananas.”
Kathy Griffin says she is 'gutted' as she shares that her mother has died
Comedian Kathy Griffin shared on her social media accounts that her mother, who she called her best friend, passed away on St. Patrick's Day. She was 99-years-old.
"My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away today," she wrote. "I am gutted. My best friend. I am shaking. I won't ever be prepared. I'm so grateful you guys got to be part of her life. You knew her. You loved her. She knew it. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St. Patrick's Day."
Idris Elba dispels ‘weird myth’ that black people are immune to coronavirus
Actor Idris Elba went live on Twitter to offer updates on his well-being and dispel a “weird myth” he’s noticed since revealing he tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Something that’s sort of scaring me when I read the comments and see some of the reactions is: My people — black people, black people — please, please understand that coronavirus ... you can get it, all right?” he said in the first of two lengthy video chats conducted Tuesday afternoon. “There are so many stupid, ridiculous conspiracy theories about black people not being able to get it. That’s dumb, stupid.
“That is the quickest way to get more black people killed. And I’m talking about the whole world. Wherever we are, please understand that you can get it. ... Just know you have to be as vigilant as every other race. This disease does not discriminate. ... As a black person who has contracted the virus, it needs to be said.”
Kevin Durant says he's one of the Nets players who tested positive for coronavirus
Andrew Gillum is embroiled in supposed drug overdose of alleged gay escort
Andrew Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee and Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida, is named at the center of a police report circulating online. The report names him as an involved party to a crystal meth overdose in a Miami Beach hotel on early Friday morning – and the man who had the overdose is allegedly a gay escort.
While rumors have circulated about Gillum’s sexuality before, speculation is ramping up after the alleged escort could not explain how Gillum was present.
The leaked documents show that police were called at 1 AM to handle a distress call at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel. Aldo Mejias, 56, is listed as the complainant. He was the cardholder that rented the hotel room that Travis Dyson, 30, and Gillum were in.
The report alleges that when Mejias arrived at 11 PM, Dyson and Gillum were already ‘intoxicated’ in the room, and Dyson had trouble breathing – he collapsed soon after. Mejias tried to awake Dyson, at which time he began to vomit and collapsed again.
Gillum withdraws from politics after link to suspected drug overdose
Calls for Wendy Williams to be cancelled are renewed after catfish victim is mocked on air
Ben Shimkus was the first person to reveal that he had been catfished by Sherry Pie, also known as Joey Gugliemelli, a contestant on the current season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. “I have a weird story to tell about Sherry Pie,” Shimkus opened a Facebook post with two weeks ago.
If that’s not difficult enough, Shimkus has now become the punchline of jokes for tabloid shows and comedians. Yesterday, Shimkus took to writing about his experience in a GayCities article.
In the clip that Shimkus refers to, comedian and personality Michael Yo discussed the controversy around Sherrie Pie in a segment of The Wendy Williams Show known as ‘Inside Scoop.’
Yo tells host Wendy Williams and the audience of the syndicated talk show, “So this Ben guy, said that Sherry Pie catfished him, said she was a casting director, would send emails to him, back and forth, getting him to do lewd things…like masturbating on audition tapes. Is that lewd enough for you?”
“I mean, why didn’t these people do research?” Yo asks about the catfishing victims. “I’m not blaming them, but they’re young, the guys are young – they’re 23, 24 years old, trying to get their big break…so, man, but you have to do the research.”
Williams and Yo also giggle about the name of one of Sherry Pie’s fake movies that he pretended to cast for, “Bulk”.
In his article, Shimkus talks about how Yo told the story incorrectly in a “dismissive and vapid” segment
Waka Flocka Flame Says the Coronavirus is 'Fake' and 'Minorities Can't Catch It'
Waka Flocka Flame isn't sweating the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, because he firmly believes minorities can't catch it. In an interview on Real 92.3 LA, Waka talked about his marriage with Tammy Rivera before declaring himself and countless others potentially immune to the virus, despite having no evidence to support that claim.
"It's fake... Minorities can't catch it," he said at the 11:40 mark of the interview when asked if he was worried about it at all. "Name one though," he said when challenged on that comment. "We all descended from the same persons. Now, did we catch it? It hit the people passing through our airport [Atlanta], it ain't touch them soulful folks." He didn't explain himself too much further, or why he believes that he and other minorities are safe, but the conversation quickly moved on after.
Jordyn Woods responds to backlash for wearing an abaya at Abu Dhabi mosque
Jordyn Woods caused a stir on social media while on vacation in Abu Dhabi.
On Thursday, the 22-year-old model posted a photo wearing a traditional abaya when visiting the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on her trip to the United Arab Emirates, sparking criticism.
“Haram you’re not Muslim so you can’t go to the mosque,” one person commented on her Instagram post. “Oh so if they wear it they’re praised but when muslim girls wear it their bashed and called terrorists??,” another said. A third wrote, “Post your booty one day then one of the most sacred mosques the next.”