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BET Won’t Say Why Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Was Censored
Vic Mensa rapped these lines infront of xxxtentacion mom
“Your favorite rapper is a domestic abuser.
Name a single Vic Mensa song,
XXX we all know you won’t live that long.
I don’t respect niggas posthumously, homicide ain’t new to me,
catch up with Akademiks at your eulogy”
XXXTentacion Reportedly Ruled Ineligible for Best New Artist Grammy
Will Any Music Awards Show Get Representation For Women Right? None Have Yet.
On last night’s American Music Awards (AMAs), Taylor Swift doubled down on her voter registration message, Ciara and Missy Elliott leveled up, and Aretha Franklin finally got the tribute she deserved. Women were at the forefront of the show, which was a vast step forward from their massive under representation at the Grammys or the MTV VMAs and the number of awards they won was a step up from their Billboard Music Awards treatment. The AMAS did the best job representing women as performers and winners of any music awards show this year. They also showed us how far music has to go to fix its #MeToo and representation issues.
But digging a little deeper, the AMAs also highlight some serious areas that need work. First and foremost, let’s talk about the late XXXTentacion being nominated for two awards, and winning one that was broadcast in the show. Imagine the Golden Globes nominating Roman Polanski (or Woody Allen, or Kevin Spacey, or any number of high profile men accused of sexual misconduct) for an award this year, of all years. Imagine them giving it to him on television. And imagine that later on, when a woman nominated against him lauds his work, saying she’s a fan and it’s an honor to be in the same category as him. That’s essentially what happened with XXX’s win, and Camila Cabello’s subsequent lauding of him in her Best New Artist acceptance speech. XXX, who passed away earlier this year, may have been a talented artist and undoubtedly has legions of fans. But he is also accused of violent, disturbing abuse against a woman. We don’t have to celebrate abusers at our awards show, and to do so only tells women that their pain is not important. It was an especially bitter pill to swallow after weeks of the Kavanaugh confirmation battle. Music seems to think it can continue to exist in a bubble where #MeToo and support for the survivors of abuse are negligible.
GERVONTA DAVIS ACCUSED OF PUNCHING WOMAN ... In Strip Club Attack
Neil Patrick Harris, What Was That?
We Owe These Ten Black Actors One of Michael Che's 'Reparations Emmys'
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards had an awkward dissonance between its lip service to diversity and the noticeable lack of diversity in the night’s winners. That fact was underscored by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s overwhelming sweep, taking home eight Emmys and seemingly cementing itself as a new Hollywood favorite. The Amazon comedy focuses on the life of an upper class white woman in 1950s New York, but recast with a political awakening sub-plot fit for “progressive” times. The night’s big snubs included Atlanta’s 13 losses, with Donald Glover losing all three of his nominations, Issa Rae losing best lead actress in a comedy series to Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, and Sandra Oh losing best lead actress in a drama series though her win would have broken important ground for Emmy diversity.
Gay pop singer leaps to his death from cruise ship after posting cryptic message on Facebook
A beloved gay pop singer from Germany is believed to be dead after jumping off a cruise ship and into the raging waters below over the weekend.
Daniel Küblböck is a gay German pop singer and reality star. He rose to fame after coming in third Pop Idol, a spinoff of American Idol, and later competed on Big Brother and Let’s Dance.
33-year-old Küblböck was on an Aida cruise ship bound from Hamburg to New York when an eyewitness says he jumped from a fifth floor balcony while off the coast of Newfoundland on Sunday.
Milan Christopher says he’s doing much better after nearly suffering a “mental breakdown” last week
Olly Alexander poses with ripped rainbow flag to show scale of LGBTQ suicide risk
At LGBTQ Journalists Convention, Emcee Calls Attendees 'Things,' 'Its'
These Are the Trans People Killed in 2018
Robert De Niro's Trump comments at Tony Awards go viral
Tell us how you really feel Robert De Niro.
The venerable actor ended up getting bleeped Sunday night at the Tony Awards when he dropped some f-bombs about President Donald Trump while introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen.
"First, I wanna say, 'fuck Trump,'" De Niro said. "It's no longer 'Down with Trump,' it's 'fuck Trump.'"
The comments, which were not censored in the Australian telecast, earned De Niro a standing ovation from the crowd at New York's Radio City Music Hall and stirred conversation on social media.
Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Shows Support For LGBTQ Youth At 2017 AMAs
Last night, Imagine Dragons took home the award for favorite duo or group, pop/rock at the American Music Awards. Frontman Dan Reynolds used the moment to show support for LGBTQ youth:
“This is the country that I know, which is one of powerful women. I’m talking about our women; talking about empowering our LGBTQ youth,” said Reynolds. “May we continue to progress as a nation towards one of love, of equality, no divide. There’s been way too much of that this last year so to start the night like this just feels right. Peace, love, equality for all!”
Openly gay rower Robbie Manson wins male athlete of the year award
Robbie Manson, the New Zealand Olympic rower who is openly gay, continued his amazing 2017 by winning a male athlete of the year award from the Association of National Olympic Committees at a ceremony in Prague.
Manson was the winner from Oceania, along with fellow Kiwi and female winner, rugby player Sarah Goss. The award honored male and female athletes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
The 3 Best Ideas for Improving LGBT Lives
The inaugural AT&T Live Proud on Campus Scholarship, which sponsors three students with the most inventive ideas to improve the lives of LGBT students, has chosen its winners. Amy Kelley, Leyth Swidan, and Ryan Wells will receive the grand prize: a $10,000 scholarship, $2,500 in funding to execute their campus project, and a semester of mentorship experience from the Human Rights Campaign. The winners were flown to Washington, D.C., to attend the HRC National Dinner this past weekend.
This Muslim radio host won his first ever award… for promoting LGBT equality
A Muslim radio host has celebrated getting his first award, particularly as it was for his defence of LGBT+ rights.
London-based LBC presenter Maajid Nawaz celebrated receiving the Broadcast Award at the PinkNews Awards on Wednesday 18 October.
Here's Evan Rachel Wood's Relationship Status After Her Breakup With Her Ex
TV's biggest night is coming up this Sunday! Fan favorite Evan Rachel Wood is nominated for an Emmy for her performance in HBO's Westworld, and there are lots of people gunning for her to take home the award. The 2017 Emmy Awards is set to air Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. on CBS and will be hosted by none other than Stephen Colbert! In 2011, Wood was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series or Movie for her performance in Mildred Pierce alongside Kate Winslet, but this is her first nomination in the Lead Actress category. But you might have seen Wood in the news for other reasons recently. On Thursday, Sept. 7, news broke that Wood and her fiancé Zach Villa have called off their engagement. So fans are wondering: Is Evan Rachel Wood single? Yes, definitely so. Unless she and Villa decide to get back together, I imagine she is very single right now.
Sex worker is offering $100 off for anyone voting yes to same-sex marriage
Every effort to help the cause
A sex worker is offering a big discount for those who are voting yes in Australia’s survey on same-sex marriage.
And Amber Leigh, a queer escort, is doing whatever it takes to get the results in equality’s favor.
An hour with Leigh costs $600, or $1,800 for a ‘girlfriend experience threesome’ with her and friend Charlotte Quinn.
Gay Star News
RuPaul reacts to incredible news that “Drag Race” scored EIGHT Emmy nominations
RuPaul, in a statement responding to Drag Race’s impressive eight Emmy nominations, including outstanding reality competition and outstanding reality competition host.