Podcast: Billy Porter, Thomas Roberts, Pride Month, Coming Out, The Village People

In this episode of The Randy Report - France bans conversion therapy, Florida Republicans push "Don't Say Gay" bill, bad news for Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Rippon has good news, and the award-winning Western short film STEAM! premieres on Revry.

The Randy Report podcast delivers the week's top stories in a quick, convenient podcast - 'the 60 Minutes of gay news - only shorter'

In this week’s podcast:

• Billy Porter shares his ‘Message to America’ Link to full video here (warning – strong language)

• A federal judge issued an important ruling for same-sex married couples

• Audible produces a free series of coming out stories titled, Coming Out Party: A Pride CelebrationClick here for more info.

• Veteran gay journalist Thomas Roberts has announced a free daily news show featuring ‘gay good news’ titled, Thomas Roberts Live at 5

• The Village People have had enough of Donald Trump

• The co-writer/producer of Diana Ross’s “I’m Coming Out” shares a revealing story about the song’s iconic queer history

All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.

Diana Ross Drops New Remix “Love Hangover 2020”

Diana Ross proves she’s still ‘the boss’ with this new remix of her mega-hit “Love Hangover” by Eric Kupper.

On May 29 the diva will drop a new album titled Supertonic featuring new remixes of nine Ross classics. Supertonic also will be available June 26 on CD and crystal-clear vinyl.

All remixes are created from the original multi-tracks of the masters taken from the Motown vaults.

Diana Ross rewrote history earlier this year when “Love Hangover 2020,” the first single from Supertonic, topped Billboard magazine’s Dance Club Songs Chart – her fourth consecutive No. 1 remix with a song that had previously been No. 1 in its original release.

The original version of “Love Hangover” was a simultaneous No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop, R&B and Dance Club Play charts the week ending May 15, 1976.


Happy 75th Birthday Diana Ross!

In honor of diva Diana Ross's 75th birthday, let's take a listen to some of her biggest and best hits through the years, including the totally-gay coming out anthem, "I'm Coming Out."
Diana Ross (image via Facebook)

In honor of diva Diana Ross’s 75th birthday, let’s take a listen to some of her biggest and best hits through the years, including the totally-gay coming out anthem, “I’m Coming Out.”

Penned by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic, the duo actually admitted to Billboard they lied to the diva when she asked if the song was a gay anthem.

There’s a new me coming out
And I just had to live
And I want to give
I’m completely positive

Ok, in all honesty this was going to be one song at the end of today’s News Round-Up, but I couldn’t stop myself LOL… So many great, great songs, I just kept adding and adding.

Happy birthday, Diana!

News Round-Up: January 8, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

• It may be cold in a lot of the U.S., but fitness trainer/model Austen Gravett (above) says the cold never bothered him anyway.

• Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, the founder of the Miss Trans America Pageant, was found stabbed to death in her Massachusetts home on Friday. Her husband, Mark Steele-Knudslien, 47, has been charged in the murder after confessing to the crime. Christa, sadly, becomes the first transgender woman killed in 2018.

• Total LGBT ally and all-around badass pop star Pink will perform the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. Her latest album, Beautiful Trauma, has sold over 2 million copies in just a few months.

• Alt-right provocateur, homocon and professional asshole Milo Yiannopoulos will be representing himself in his lawsuit against his former publisher, Simon & Schuster, after his own lawyers dumped him.

• Donald Trump says he wants $18 billion in funding for his wall along the Mexican border or he won’t allow the DACA program to continue. The outcome will affect 800,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. as young children. Remember the 1,000+ times Trump told the world Mexico would pay for the wall?

• The West Hollywood gays in L.A. were dying when THE Diana Ross dropped by popular gay hang The Abbey with her son Evan this past Saturday night. Video shows she still can groove. She is still The Boss.