Check out this week’s episode of The Randy Report on BlogTalkRadio as I recap these LGBT headlines:
• Florida pro-LGBT bakery Cut The Cake prevails in court after haters demand anti-gay messaged cake
• Trump administration pulls back on transgender protections – a sign of things to come?
• Tennessee state lawmakers file new legislation aimed at ignoring the Supreme Court’s rulling on same-sex marriage
• Don’t miss next week’s premiere of Doubt next week on CBS featuring Laverne Cox as the first transgender series regular on broadcast television
• New music from uber-talented out singer/songwriter Eli Lieb – “Castles”
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LGBT political activist Aaron Baldwin shares his thoughts Donald Trump’s first weeks as president, including:
• The mixed signals from the Trump administration about LGBT rights/protections
• Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner – LGBT White House allies?
• The disastrous rollout of President Trump’s immigration policy, from airport protests to a federal judge blocking implementation of the executive order
• Trump’s allegations of widespread voter fraud and what it might mean to the country
• Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ nomination may be in peril
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My weekly podcast recaps the past week’s most compelling pop culture, political and entertainment news of interest to the LGBT community.
On this week’s show:
• America’s Got Talent‘s Brian Justin Crum drops his first single since the TV talent competition – “Show Me Love” featuring Toy Armada and DJ Grind. Find it here on iTunes.
• Conservative Wyoming legislators withdraw anti-LGBT legislation House Bill 135
• North Carolina’s Republican state Senate Leader says his state’s hateful “bathroom bill” – HB2 – isn’t going away any time soon
• Woofy Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims introduced a bill that would outlaw so-called “conversion” or “ex-gay” therapy
• How would the repeal of the Affordable Care Act affect LGBTs?
• Republicans in Congress plan to re-introduce the “First Amendment Defense Act” which would allow anti-LGBT folks to discriminate same-sex couples
• President Trump has a bumpy week as his administration proposes a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for “The Wall,” and his immigration plans cause protests across the country
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• Minutes after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, all information regarding LGBTs disappeared from the White House website. Hmm….
• Attendance at Donald Trump’s inaugural was dwarfed by the Women’s March on Washington the next day as hundreds of thousands marched in support for not only women’s rights but LGBT rights, civil rights, voting rights and more. And the Trumpster was not happy.
• The Texas state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an anti-LGBT hate group’s challenge to spousal benefits for same-sex couples.
• New legislation introduced in Wyoming (“The Equality State”) would legalize discrimination against same-sex couples and transgender people, and would make it impossible for any branch or part of the government to enact or enforce local non-discrimination ordinances and federal protections for the LGBT community.
• Out Music: Troye Sivan released his video for “Heaven,” from his Blue Neighbourhood album – a sensual black & white vision featuring intimate shots of Sivan along side clips of important moments in the LGBTQ rights movement.
On this mid-week episode of The Randy Report:
• President Obama, speaking at his final news conference with the White House press corps, spoke about the progress of LGBT rights and protections under his administration. While he acknowledged his team was proud of the movement forward, he gave props to all the out and proud Americans who, through their sheer visibility, helped to bring about a huge change in the way society views LGBTs.
“I think we made useful contributions… but the primary heroes are the activists.”
• President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, billionaire Betsy DeVos, was directly questioned about her past support for anti-LGBT organizations, and especially so-called “ex-gay” therapy.
• And it’s finally official – the hit TV show that many say helped give much exposure and visibility to the LGBT community, Will & Grace, is coming back to NBC for a 10 episode season next year.
This week on my BlogTalkRadio show, I recap these LGBT headlines and more:
• Tony & Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday agrees to perform at the Trump inauguration, then reverses in an open letter to her LGBT fans.
• CMT and iHeartRadio host Cody Alan comes out to fans.
• A new Gallup poll shows the LGBT community in the US growing to the tune of over 10 million.
• Dr. Ben Carson still thinks LGBTs want “extra rights,” and he’s wrong.
• Randy Rainbow parodies Into The Woods as he suggests President-elect Trump consider pulling back on the Twitter.
2017 has begun – what stories are already impacting the LGBT community?
Check out the week’s biggest stories in LGBT news via this week’s podcast, including:
• Texas Republican lawmakers are looking to pass their own anti-transgender “bathroom bill” despite watching the economic carnage that resulted thanks to similar legislation in North Carolina.
• Ellen DeGeneres booted Kim Burrell from her show’s guest list after the singer went on an anti-LGBT sermon. Ellen then discussed the rant with Burrell’s duet partner Pharrell (who appeared solo) on the air.
• The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits up to $140 million to help develop a device to deliver a steady stream of HIV medication to healthy patients (PrEP) over an extended period of time.
• IBM Corp. has released a new rainbow-colored logo in support of the LGBT community.
• LGBTQ Nation names professional provocateur and Breitbart ‘alt-right’ personality, Milo Yiannopoulos, its 2016 Person of the Year.
• Vivica Fox says it’s strictly “no homo” for gays at her upcoming Las Vegas male revue.
• Plus, this weekend: the premiere of the new Debbie Reynolds/Carrie Fisher HBO documentary Bright Lights; and the boozy, buzzworthy wild child of Hollywood award shows, The Golden Globes.
From The Candi & Randy Show archives, our holiday radio show from back in 2013:
Candi and I chat with our special guests Olivia Newton-John, Vanessa Williams, Judy Collins and Matt Zarley, who share their favorite Christmas traditions and memories.
Plus, Gerald McCullouch of “BearCity,” CSI” and the web series “Hustling” gives us an impromptu sing-a-long.
We also share some of our guests’ best holiday music to set the perfect mood during the holiday season.
International superstar and multiple Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John, with her friends Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky, joined forces to create LIV ON, a collaborative, eleven-song collection which focuses on uplifting hearts burdened by grief while at the same time bring comfort to the listener.
Olivia Newton-John and her collaborators sat down with me to talk about the new album intended to aid & comfort those experiencing grief and loss while using the power of music to heal.
This inspiring new project grew out of the three artists’ personal experiences with loss and illness, which they all survived to “LIV ON” and celebrate each day with a depth of gratitude.
“LIV ON” – means “to thrive, to have hope and to remember.” The message is clear in the lyrics of the album’s title song:
Live on, Live on
Brighter skies will come again
Cry the tears you cry
And then live on, live on
Love is all we leave when we are gone…Live on
Loss and grief occur for many reasons – whether it’s losing a loved one, a relationship, one’s health, a pet, or a job, to name just a few. It’s important to remember that each person’s grief is as individual as his or her DNA – and there truly is no timeline for healing from loss.
Olivia, Beth and Amy called upon their personal experiences in creating this collection of songs which will aid, uplift and comfort those working their way through the maze of grief and loss.
You can learn more about LIV ON by clicking here.
Check out my latest radio show from BlogTalkRadio where I recap some of the week’s entertainment and political news stories of interest to the LGBT community:.
This week’s episode includes:
• Out singer Billy Gilman keeps killing it on THE VOICE
• The new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, will introduce the franchise’s first openly gay leading character to be played by RENT star Anthony Rapp
• NBC is bringing us Hairspray LIVE! complete with Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein
• How LGBT friendly are President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks?
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