Exclusive Interview: Ryan Cassata on Magic Miracle Mile “this album helped to heal me”

Today marks the release of award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Cassata's deeply personal eighth album, Magic Miracle Mile. He spoke with The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann about the record which he recorded, produced, and mixed himself. Although the album was inspired by loss and grief, Cassata says that the experience of writing, performing, and then listening... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: drag diva Shangela on the return of HBO’s We’re Here “there are pockets of support for the queer community in some of the most unlikely places”

Halleloo, it's season two! Tonight sees the return of one of the best LGBTQ+ shows on television, unscripted or otherwise, HBO's Emmy-nominated We're Here, just in time to shine some much-needed queer hope into our lives. Going even deeper into the moving and uplifting stories of the transformative power of drag, the three superstar Drag... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Holly Johnson on performing This Was Me in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie “it’s a very emotional moment in film”

One of most poignant, moving sequences in Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the screen adaptation of the hit West End musical now streaming globally on Amazon Prime Video, features a bittersweet, rousing new song, This Was Me, written specifically for the film by Dan Gillespie Sells with lyrics by Tom MacRae, the original show's co-creators. As... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ entertainment critics announce 2021 Dorian TV award winners with Pose, It’s A Sin, Drag Race, Framing Britney Spears, & I May Destroy You all recognized & Mj Rodriguez honored as a Trailblazer

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics announced the winners of their Dorian TV Awards during tonight's Dorians TV Toast 2021 on Here TV and PlanetOut's YouTube channel, hosted by radio personality and LGBTQ activist Karel. For the third time, FX's groundbreaking series Pose took the society's award for Best TV Drama, while Best LGBTQ TV... Continue Reading →

Outfest’s 5th annual Trans & Non-binary summit sets a hopeful & determined tone for the future “we can create power together”

On the last full day of programming at Outfest LA 2021 on Saturday August 21st, the world's largest LGBTQ+ film festival centered trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender-nonconforming storytellers with its fifth annual Trans and Non-Binary Summit with a rich and exciting lineup of events at the Directors Guild of America. The event opened with Kieran... Continue Reading →

Hallelujah! Mila Jam reworks an 80s dance anTHEM into a new LGBTQ+ classic with cover It’s Raining Them “the future is ours, it’s our time to tell our story & shine”

For the first time in history, songwriter Paul Shaffer's 1982 high energy dance hit It's Raining Men, originally performed by The Weather Girls and later by Geri Halliwell in 2001, has been reworked into an inclusive, gender-neutral LGBTQ+ instant classic cover version by New York City pop singer and "artivist" Mila Jam in support and... Continue Reading →

Elliot Page honored with 2021 Outfest Achievement Award “we don’t talk enough about how important representation is & how many lives it saves”

As the 39th annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival drew to a close with the LA premiere of Bobbi Jo Hart's rousing documentary feature Fanny: The Right To Rock, Oscar-nominee Elliot Page was honored by Outfest with the organization's 2021 Achievement Award, making him the first publicly identifying trans person in the history of... Continue Reading →

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