Podcast: Netflix Mini-Series HALSTON, A Wild Rant About Cereal, An LGBTQ Icon Passes

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

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 headlines:

• A 13-year-old student was brutally bullied at her school as other students stood laughing and recording the incident

• Karine Jean-Pierre, an out Black woman, made history at the White House this week

• We said goodbye to iconic LGBTQ activist & photojournalist Kay Tobin Lahusen as well as gay event producer Jeffrey Sanker

• A far-right TV host went on a wild rant about a Kellogg’s cereal honoring Pride Month

• And I review the new Netflix mini-series HALSTON

All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report

Cher Thrills 300K+ Crowd At Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

(Photo: YouTuber Frank Patti)

Thrilling her fans ‘down under,’ Cher dazzled the packed crowd of over 300,000 at Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras last night delivering a 20 minute set that included hits like “All or Nothing,” “Strong Enough,” “Believe,” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.”

The international icon also made a surprise appearance earlier in the evening during the parade.

From The Guardian:

The singer, sporting bright orange hair and a low-cut black top with a silver-embroidered jacket, mingled with her many fans.

She said she loved the feeling of the parade and even chimed in about Australia’s passing of same-sex marriage laws.

“It’s about time,” Cher told reporters.

The American singer praised the Mardi Gras and said she wished she had attended one earlier.

“I love that everybody is having such a good time and there’s no feeling of any kind of anger, there’s no negativity and that’s what I like most,” Cher said.

“All the people with everything hanging out, and fabulous girls with their slap on and big hair and no clothes – I love it.”

Check out Cher’s after-party performance below.

Cher accepting 2013 Attitude Award – “Judy Garland’s got nothing on me”

In accepting the 2013 Legend Award from from the UK’s Attitude magazine over the weekend, Cher joked that “of course” the first gay men she knew were hairdressers when she was a child and her mother had them over, adding that she didn’t know what “gay” meant at the time – “In the beginning, I actually thought that ‘gay’ was code for ‘fun’.”

She also added why she thinks gay men love her and other female icons: “Gay men especially…they either love you or they don’t even notice that you’re on the planet. And I think what they like — I think what you guys like — is you like a strong woman that’s having a breakdown constantly, and that certainly is me. Judy Garland’s got nothing on me.”