Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade Aquaria looked pissed after being booed off stage | Instagram RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Aquaria is clapping back after being booed off stage last night (19 July)
The season 10 star was the guest star at Porn Idol held at Heaven in London.
Porn Idol involves eight people stripping and dancing with a pole.
Aquaria picked a trans performer she personally knew. The audience, apparently, deemed this ‘unfair’.
Strangely, it led to angry boos and jeers from the crowd. Don’t fucking play this. I’m not the fucking one and the fact that y’all probably treat performers like this all over the world is fucking disgusting. This is why girls loathe doing their jobs sometimes. Respect yourself and respect others. pic.twitter.com/NlZW54Y7dr — Aquaria (@aquariaofficial) July 20, 2018 ‘Don’t fucking play this,’ Aquaria clapped back.
‘I’m not the fucking one and the fact that y’all probably treat performers like this all over the world is fucking disgusting.
‘This is why girls loathe doing their jobs sometimes. Respect yourself and respect others.’
One person tweeted they were boycotting both Aquaria and Heaven owner Jeremy Joseph.
‘I am boycotting Aquaria and Jeremy Joseph after tonight. Pick someone out of the audience my fucking arse. FUCK YALL I AM MAD [AS FUCK] DO NOT CHOSE [sic] YOUR FRIENDS MOTHER FUCKER.’
‘Wooo fucking loser,’ Aquaria responded. ‘Everyone in the audience booed me off the stage for picking a fierce entertainer to give y’all a show and if you don’t like that you can suck a huge fuck and don’t have me back ever again.
‘Fucking loser mindset. Go up and show your pathetic willy then.’
Aquaria still did a meet and greet after the show.
But it turns out that didn’t go that well either.
She tweeted: ‘Don’t wrap your greasy reeking underarm around me at a meet and greet if you smell like shit. Do not.’ Fans support Aquaria after she is booed off stage
Fans responded to Aquaria’s tweet with support.
‘This is gross and ungrateful,’ one said.
‘Why can’t everyone be happy that she literally is traveling all over the world to meet fans and perform for them?
‘All my love and respect goes out to you tonight Aquaria.’
It is unknown whether Aquaria will honor the agreement to perform on Saturday at Heaven after last night.
Back to Oz: Milo Yiannopoulos announces new Australia tour. Photo: @milo.yiannopoulos Instagram Controversial gay alt-right speaker, Milo Yiannopoulos, has announced plans to return to Australia for a new five show tour.
The British journalist will arrive in Queensland late November for shows on the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Genuine mistake: Poster’s typo for new tour ‘inlcuding’ (sic) side effects. Photo: Milo Yiannopoulos Facebook Violent protests erupted during the conservative right winger’s Troll Academy tour in the country last year. Up to 100 protestors in Sydney chanted ‘Fuck off Nazi’ at the speaker’s show. Police arrested seven people after the protests turned violent.
In Melbourne riot police used batons to keep protesters under control, the Daily Mail reported. Police bill from last year’s tour not paid
The clashes from last year’s tour generated a police bill of A$50,000, which the Dangerous author has not paid yet.
Lisa Neville, Police Minister for the state of Victoria, told 3AW Radio that they were still trying to persuade Yiannopoulos to pay up.
‘He was presented with a bill, and he hasn’t yet paid it. I know there is discussions going on at the moment with… our government solicitors’, she said. Time out: Yiannopoulos this week at a Georgia theme park. Photo: @milo.yiannopoulos Instagram Yiannopoulos announced the tour on his Facebook page alongside a picture of his face on a tin of eponymously named Aussie chocolate and malt drink ‘Milo’.
The caption reads ‘Accept Only Genuine MILO’ and carries a slightly mis-spelled warning that ‘Inferior product may cause side effects inlcuding(sic) disappointment, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, boredom, erectile dysfunction, infertility, regret, nipple sensitivity, bladder problems, and anal bleeding’
Yiannopoulos’ incendiary right-wing views have offended equality campaigners and minority groups. Last year he controversially mocked Australian Aboriginal art and the indigenous group’s historic wind instrument, the didgeridoo.
Last month he was forced to defend comments he made about vigilantes shooting journalists, just days before a gunman killed five people at Maryland newspaper the Capital Gazette ,
The new tour runs from 29 November until 17 December.
All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade This year’s Pride Amsterdam week-long festival will kick off on 28 July, culminating in the annual Canal Parade on 4 August. More than 80 contingents will float down the canal, one of the most suggestive Pride locations in Europe.
A picture of 2017 Canal Parade. | Photo: Courtesy of Pride Amsterdam/Jeroen Ploeger A pride on water in Amsterdam
The route will go from Oosterdok and along Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel, and Prinsengracht, before finishing off in Westerdok. People are encouraged to watch the parade from smaller boats on the canal’s banks. The myriads of bridges along the route will also make great observation points.
Watch this 2017 Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade video for a taste of what to expect this year: Canal Parade will pay attention to human rights
With the traditional boat parade this year, Pride Amsterdam will pay particular attention to human rights. Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the College of Human Rights will have their own barges, to name but a few. These organizations were proclaimed this year’s Pearls of the Parade.
Locations aside, Pride Amsterdam 2018 will include a festival worth checking out. A cabaret night, a Youth Pride Park and a special photo exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of Amsterdam’s most famous fetish club ChUrch are among the most anticipated events. Locals and tourists will also have the chance to join a self-defense class and several talks.
Read the full list of events here .
‘This Is My Pride’ was last year’s theme of Pride Amsterdam. | Photo: Danny de Vries The city also hosts a Pride on the beach
As if Pride Amsterdam wasn’t already amazing, the city in the Netherlands will also host a Pride on the beach.
Now in its second year, Pride At The Beach will be in Zandvoort on the North Sea from 30 July to 1 August. The LGBTI community and their allies will gather for three days of parties, exhibitions, and talks, finishing off in style with the firework show on 1 August.
Watch this video from last year’s Pride At The Beach and go book your flight. Read more about Prides :
Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade Photo: Sharon McCutcheon / Pexels ‘LGBT’ is arguably the most common term to describe the collective lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
But some people believe ‘LGBT’ is too limiting, choosing to add a plus sign at the end (‘LGBT+’) to include the rest of the community.
While others believe we should spell out all of the letters to make sure everyone is included.
There are different variations for longer initialisms but a popular agreed upon one is: ‘LGBTTIQQ2SA’. This means Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2-Spirited and Allies.
But it doesn’t stop there – there’s a whole array of sexualities and gender identities people can use on top of that.
There are also flags for each identity and sometimes sub-groups within these identities, like bears and twinks within the gay male community, for example.
There is no one consensus on what umbrella term is the most appropriate. So what initialism should you use?
At Gay Star News, we use LGBTI.
This is because the ‘I’ (which stands for intersex) does not fit under any other gender or sexuality. It exists as its own separate entity.
We first introduced the initialism because it started to become more popular in Australia and Asia. The first three initials in ‘LGBTI’ stand for three separate and distinct sexualities. While the ‘T’ represents gender and the ‘I’ represents sex.
Kimberly Zeizelman is the executive director of interACT – one of the world’s largest intersex organizations.
She told Gay Star News last year: ‘The danger of intersex being aligned with the LGBT community is there’s an assumption that it’s to do with sexual orientation,’ Kimberly said.
‘That’s the issue with transgender as well, which is not a sexual orientation.
‘Intersex is just a physical state of being. It’s how you were born. Transgender is how you were born as well, but with your mind not matching up with your body,’ Kimberly said. What alternatives are there for LGBT?
Activist organizations such as GLAAD use LGBTQ. While UK-based charity Stonewall simply use LGBT and the New York Times style guide (2013) uses L.G.B.T.
But there other options.
We compiled a handy guide to all of the many types of sexualities and gender identities within the community.
We’ve also now come up with a list of five alternative terms to use instead of LGBT. 1. DGS: Diverse Genders and Sexualities
This is also known as Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) 2. MOGAI: Marginalized Orientations, Gender And Intersex
Inclusive umbrella term (see also: MOGII – Marginalized Orientation, Gender Identity, and Intersex) 3. GSM: Gender and Sexual Minorities
This could be anyone who doesn’t identify as cisgender and/or heterosexual 4. QUILTBAG: Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans (Transgender/Transsexual), Bisexual, Asexual, and/or Gay/Genderqueer.
Author Sadie Lee coined this term in 2006 as a handy mnemonic device. 5. Queer
This term is very popular among certain demographics (especially younger generations).
Historically used as an insult, younger LGBTI people are reclaiming the word as a form of empowerment.
But for many, the stigma, shame and negative connotations of the word still persist (particularly in older generations).
Queer is also a widely used term in academia (i.e. ‘queer theory’) as well as in reference to art, film and TV. So, what do you think?
Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen will star in Cats Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen are among the stars appearing in a film version of Cats.
But people are wondering…will there be a cat fight? Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen starring in film version of Cats
The two very different pop culture icons were named as part of a casting announcement of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
Jennifer Hudson and James Corden will also star, according to Screen. Tom Hooper, who directed The King’s Speech and Les Miserables, will direct. Lloyd Webber’s musical will be adapted by Lee Hall. The original musical, which first premiered in 1981, was based on poetry by TS Eliot.
The play follows a tribe of cats called the Jellicles over the course of one night as they decide which of their group will ascend to the ‘Heaviside Layer’ and come back to a new life.
While it is unlikely Taylor and Ian run in similar social circles, they have encountered one another before. Taylor Swift had Ian McKellen evicted from an apartment
The Shakespearean actor once revealed that Taylor kicked him out of an apartment.
He was staying at an apartment which was owned by Peter Jackson, the director of the Lord of the Rings. Swift purchased it and had him removed.
‘When I was living in Peter Jackson’s apartment in New York, Taylor Swift bought it while I was there and I was thrown out before I wanted to leave!’ Ian told Gay Star News .
‘That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it?’
But it sounds like Ian was only too happy to shake it off.
‘She bought [the apartment], she had every right to – I was just lodging there for free!’ he said.
And it doesn’t seem like there’s any bad blood from Taylor’s side either.
Ian added: ‘She did ask me to appear with Patrick Stewart at her show in LA, but I had something else to do that night.’
Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back Sashay: New Liverpool venue inspired by RuPaul’s Drag Race. Photo: VH1 Facebook The latest series of Drag Race, may be over, but Liverpool’s newest LGBTI venue promises to keep the drag flag flying.
Out! sports multiple dance floors, bars and a games area. There’s even a showroom for resident drag acts.
Out! to drag: In house acts perform every half hour on weekends. Photo: out_liverpool Instagram
The UK club, which opened its colorful doors only three weeks ago, is offering drag performances every half hour, on Fridays and Saturdays.
In house acts have ben named as Krissy Friday, Azzuro Penderghast and Violet Period-Pain. OUT! is also booking non resident acts. Courtney Act booked for next week
Australian drag act and entertainer Courtney Act will perform at the Liverpool venue on 28 July.
Booked Out!: Courtney Act due to perform at Out! Liverpool on 28 July.
Bitchy retorts and sultry one-liners are guaranteed to form an essential part of the drag team’s repertoire. However, the aim is to create a fun attitude-free evening for patrons.
‘I want it to be a gay McCooley’s or Wetherspoons, somewhere where it isn’t super pressured’, the club’s general manager, Ryan Fanthorpe, told the Liverpool Echo.
‘It will be a place with no attitude and everyone can go in and have fun and watch drag queens without tension.’
The paper reported that the nightclub was described as a venue ‘thrown up from Katy Perry’s California Gurls video’.
In addition to it very colorful and playful decor, the club boasts a mosaic-mirror lined bar and rainbow strewn wall and piano.
Favourite catchphrases from RuPaul’s Drag Race adorn the walls in graffiti script. One reads ‘SHANTAY YOU STAY’, while another says ‘COVERGIRL’.
The centrepiece is the club’s showroom, a sizeable stage area and audience space from which drag acts will perform.
Out! opened its doors three weeks ago and promises lots more to come.
As RuPaul herself might say: ‘The time has come for you to lip-sync for your life’, so OUT! ‘You better work’. See also
Crowd booed and jeered at Drag Race winner after she picked a performer she knew to join her on stage
Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade The Golden Girls action figures from NECA (Photo: NECA) San Diego Comic Con is currently in full swing. Brands use the event to exclusively reveal new products, games or merchandise. One reveal yesterday has left fans of the cult comedy show, The Golden Girls, rather excited.
Doll maker NECA unveiled its first Golden Girls action figures, each based on the characters from the show. The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls ran on TV from 1985 to 1992. The sitcom followed the lives of four older women who lived together in Miami Florida. They were Dorothy (Beatrice Arthur) and her mom, Sofia (Estelle Getty), Rose (Betty White), and Blanche (Rue McClanahan).
Its savage wit and advocation of friendship made the show hugely popular with LGBTI audiences. Drag theatrical versions continue to appear. There has even been talk of creating a version focusing on four older gay men .
NECA says the dolls, which stand 8” tall each and are dressed in real fabric clothing, will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2019.
‘I’m literally crying tears of joy over these!’ says @jrsinger78 on Instagram . ‘Thank you for making a dream come true.’ See also
Will Jesus calm or bring the storms? A religious extremist posing as Jesus Christ has sent a letter to town with a homophobic threat.
These letters warned the Australian city of Hobart they must ban same-sex marriage or ‘face destruction’.
Claiming to be from ‘Yeshua/Jesus Christ’, he warned he will bring ‘storms’. ‘Jesus’ demands city bans same-sex marriage
‘This is a warning to turn from your idols, from your drug use, drunkenness, thefts, fornications and adulteries. Stop teaching your children the ways of destruction. Lest I bring more storms of destruction.
‘I, Yeshua/Jesus Christ am going to have my way upon Tasmania for its whoredoms.
‘Plead with your senator to amend the marriage act, ban unbiblical divorce, ban adulterous remarriages, ban fornication, ban pornography, ban gay marriage, stop killing the unborn, lest I rape your state that there will be poverty like you have not seen.
‘If you do not repent, then I will bring killer storms and Hobart will I, again, ravage, the west coast will be shaken in my fury and Launceston will be torn up. And what of the North Coast?
‘I, Yeshua/Jesus Christ send this warning by the hand of my servant.’
The poster, seen on Facebook, has a simple request.
‘How about you just chill the fuck out, mate?’
Yeshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus.
Australia legalized same-sex marriage in December 2017 after a historic referendum. Will ‘destruction’ come to the city of Hobart?
A member of the Facebook group, ‘Proud to be a second-class Australian’, posted a version of the letter.
‘Hobart, are you [ready] for law reform?’ it says.
‘Or do you want me to bring more storms of destruction?’
In May, Hobart was hit with flash-flooding after a storm which broke a 24-hour rainfall record.
However, other than that, the state’s seasonal average of rainfall has been normal.
All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade Often dubbed the UK’s most popular LGBTI event, Brighton and Hove Pride returns to the south coast of England for its 27th year.
The festival takes place over the weekend of 3-5 August, with the parade taking to the seafront on Saturday 4 August. Colour My World at Brighton and Hove Pride
This year’s theme is Colour My World, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of the rainbow flag. 300,000 people are expected to wave their flags and sport their best outfits for the big day.
Set to attract the largest crowd to date, the Carnival of Diversity Community Parade starts at Hove Lawns at 11am. It will then travel through the city center, passing Brighton’s landmarks such as the Royal Pavilion. See the full parade route here .
This year’s theme is Colour My World. | Photo: Chris Jepson via Brighton & Hove Pride/Facebook The festival at Preston Park
People from all over the world will flood into Brighton to take part in the celebration for the LGBTI community during the festival.
Kicked off by one of the official Pride parties, Queer Prom: Rainbow Ball , on 3 August, the festival will start at 12pm on 4 August. The one-day event will see Preston Park transformed into a playground of performance and dance tents. There will also be a wellbeing field, and food and drinks stalls to keep revelers fueled throughout the day.
Moreover, QueerTown, a new area in the north end of the park, will provide attendees with alternative live music, cabaret, comedy, burlesque, and performance art.
Britney Spears’s Las Vegas show has been voted the #1 residency in the city. | Photo: Britney Spears/Facebook It’s Britney, bitch
As every year, marchers will welcome amazing international acts. After the likes of Boy George, Pet Shop Boys, Paloma Faith, Years & Years, Fatboy Slim, Carly Rae Jepsen and more, this year it’s Britney Spears ‘s turn to grace Brighton and Hove Pride with her presence.
Straight from one of the most loved Vegas residencies, her Piece of Me set is surely one to remember. The Baby One More Time singer will take the main stage in Preston Park alongside Ella Eyre and Pixie Lott. Mnek, Mabel, and Louise will also perform.
Marchers at 2017 Brighton and Hove Pride. | Photo: Chris Jepson via Brighton & Hove Pride/Facebook Love BN1 Fest
While the tickets for the festival on Saturday are now sold out, there is still the chance to attend Love BN1 Fest on Sunday. A full day of family-friendly, community fun, the festival will see Nile Rodgers & Chic headlining. Jess Glynne, Gabrielle, and Raye will also take the stage.
Find the full list of events here .
UK newspaper The Guardian has dubbed Brighton and Hove Pride the most popular LGBTI event in the country. | Photo: Chris Jepson via Brighton and Hove Pride/Facebook Read more about Prides:
All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade RIP Sasha Garden A trans woman was found dead in Orlando yesterday (19 July), and then the media misgendered her.
The body of Sasha Garden was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex at around 5am.
The naked body had signs of trauma.
She was only 27. Trans woman found murdered in Orlando
Passersby called 911 after seeing the body, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The office misgendered her first. They originally said the victim was a ‘man wearing a wig’.
‘When I walked in this morning, I was, like, here we go again,’ said the complex’s maintenance manager, who asked to not be identified. ‘Nobody wants to see that. Nobody wants to see a dead body.’
Investigators said they don’t believe Garden lived at the apartment complex.
Montrese Williams, who was Garden’s friend, told Channel 9 the two first met a couple years ago. Trans sex workers often come to her house for help.
‘I let her know about a trans empowerment group that I was having. That was our … first real interaction,’ she said. ‘She was a firecracker.’
Garden sometimes engaged in sex work. She was arrested for prostitution in 2016.
Williams said she was working on her dream of becoming a hairdresser.
‘She used to always talk about that,’ Williams said. ‘She let me know this wasn’t her life — working the streets.’
Officers say there are no suspects yet in the case.
Williams added: ‘Sasha was a good person.’ Police ‘disrespectful’ to trans friends of victim
Speaking to the Orlando Weekly , Williams said police were very disrespectful. They deputies came to her house around 7.30am for her help.
Williams said: As soon as I opened the door, I get, “I hear a bunch of transvestites stay here.”
Montrese Williams says she corrected the deputies’ terminology and after identifying Garden’s from a photo of her body, made sure to tell deputies her name was ‘Sasha’ and that she was a trans woman.
‘[The deputy] acted like he couldn’t even pronounce transgender,’ she said.
Following the report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, TV stations followed with transphobic headlines.
While Garden’s friends, tried to call the stations, asking them to issue a correction, they initially declined.
WESH and WFTV said they only report what the police gave them. Misgendered by the media
QLatinx, a LGBTI rights group, described the reporting as a ‘desecration of her memory’.
‘The news of the passing of our beloved sister from the community, Sasha, is one of absolute heartbreak and tragedy,’ the statement said.
‘We hold her spirit and those of her loved ones in our hearts.
They added: ‘We are equally heartbroken by the flagrant disrespect and desecration of her memory by the media that has chosen to dishonor and misgender her in their reporting.
‘We are calling for our media partners to be more reflective of their practices, issue an apology for their coverage, and commit to improving their efforts for authentically reporting the stories of our beloved transgender and gender non-conforming communities.’
WESH, WFTV and OCSO have finally updated their stories.