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Oral sex news to start you off: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said “outsiders” are trying to corrupt his people by convincing them to have oral sex. During a public speech on Sunday, Museveni said that oral sex is “wrong” because mouths are “meant for eating.” “Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices ...

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The name of a 68-year Broadway tradition will change: Actors’ Equity Association has announced that the organization’s National Council has voted to retire the name “Gypsy Robe” — the name of the ritual that occurs on the stage of every Broadway musical with a chorus on opening night before the audience is admitted — at the end of the current ...

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Some gay show biz news to start you off: One of Baltimore’s finest has gone international. Filmmaker, artist and author John Waters has been named an officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). The honor, announced Monday, is awarded to artists “who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and ...

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There’s a new children’s book about the rainbow flag: In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today’s world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders’s stirring text, ...

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Destiny’s Child reunited at Coachella last night: “Thank you for letting me be the first black woman to headline Coachella,” said Beyoncé on Saturday night. “Ain’t that ’bout a bitch?” An unprecedented move in the luxe festival’s 19-year history, one-third of this year’s lineup is comprised of female artists – and at the helm of this progress is none other ...

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Clips from this year’s Broadway Backwards have been posted. The 13th annual edition of Broadway Backwards, which allows performers a chance to defy gender norms by singing a number they traditionally would not have the opportunity to, reached another fundraising milestone. The April 2 event at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre raised a total of $680,273 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ...

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News on this summer’s hottest show from Broadway Cares: Broadway Bares: Game Night, the annual striptease spectacular benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place June 17 at 9:30 PM and midnight at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The performances will feature more than 150 of the most talented dancers in New York City. The show will be directed by Nick Kenkel, ...

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Playbill reports: Howard, a documentary that examines the life and work of Oscar-winning lyricist, book writer, and director Howard Ashman, debuts at Tribeca Film Festival April 22. Before then, watch this clip above, capturing Broadway stars Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach performing “Be Our Guest” during a recording session for Beauty and the Beast. Lansbury voices the role of the ...

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Well, this video is really something: Janelle Monáe has dropped a new song and its video celebrates vaginas in every possible way. The singer, who has already created a bisexual anthem in the shape of Make Me Feel, makes lesbian sex front and centre in PYNK. The video features women touching tongues and Monáe dressed in pussy pants, which Thor: ...

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Theater news out of San Francisco to start you off: Head Over Heels, the new musical comedy featuring the songs of the Go-Go’s, begins performances tonight for its pre-Broadway run at the Curran. Based on Sir Philip Sidney’s The Arcadia, Head Over Heels is described as “an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle’s prophecy ...

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Some theater news to start you off: The Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Lyric Theatre has made Broadway history. Grossing $2,138,859 for the week ending April 8, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has become the highest-grossing play ever on Broadway, shattering a record of $1,623,495 set by All the Way in June 2014. Based ...

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Tonight’s starter topic is retail blight: If you want to see the future of storefront retailing, walk nine blocks along Broadway from 57th to 48th Street and count the stores. The total number comes to precisely one — a tiny shop to buy drones. That’s right: On a nine-block stretch of what’s arguably the world’s most famous avenue, steps south ...

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For some light evening reading, this Spectator profile of Milo Yiannopoulos absolutely brutal. Here’s a taste: Meanwhile, he says, he has outgrown Breitbart: “It is not a star factory. I was outgrowing the masthead.” He is in denial about why he is hated. “Sarah Silverman has said worse stuff about Jews,” he says. “Joan Rivers said worse stuff about everyone. ...

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Encouraging news to start you off: California’s effort to get 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote has now enlisted 100,000 teenagers, according to information released on Friday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “This is a big milestone,” Padilla said. “I’m optimistic it’s going to translate into action at the ballot box.” The program, which began in the fall ...

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Much to the eternal anguish of Porno Pete, the gay teen romance Love, Simon is a surprise US box office hit, having grossed over $36 million. The film opens in Britain tomorrow and the Guardian raves: With its sheer warmth, openness, likability and idealism, Love, Simon won me over. It takes all the corniness and tweeness of the coming-of-age genre ...

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Tonight’s starter comes via the Washington Blade‘s Chris Johnson: In the aftermath of “Sex and the City” star and LGBT progressive activist Cynthia Nixon’s recently announced primary challenge to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the LGBT community isn’t lockstep in whom to support, but key LGBT rights supporters — including the Human Rights Campaign — are staying loyal to the ...

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Tonight’s starter is from Billboard Magazine: When celebrating the 50th anniversary of a landmark project like The Boys in the Band, it’s important to go big. That’s why when it was announced that stars like Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons, Andrew Rannells and Matt Bomer would be joining the cast of the Broadway revival of Mart Crowley’s 1968 play, fans were ...

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Tonight’s starter comes via Billboard: As Spotify prepares to officially become a public company via a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow (April 3), many of its early investors will be enjoying a happy return. But buried among more visible investors like Sean Parker and Shakil Khan is a lesser-known stakeholder that’s been key to Spotify’s evolution: ...

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Tonight’s starter topic: The author of new book on President Trump blames White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for being behind most of the leaks to the media. “If you wonder why there are so many leaks out of the White House, one reason is Kellyanne is the number one leaker,” said Ronald Kessler, author of “The Trump White House: Changing ...

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Here’s the latest on the Chinese space station: The doomed Tiangong-1 is now expected to fall to Earth around 7:25 p.m. EDT (2325 GMT) on Sunday (April 1), with a window that could stretch into early Monday, officials with ESA’s Space Debris Office said in an update today (March 31). The time for Tiangong-1’s uncontrolled descent remains highly uncertain, in ...

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