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Quibi Sets ‘Nightgowns’ Series From ‘RuPaul Drag Race’ Winner Sasha Velour

In the new series, we will follow Sasha Velour as she turns her brand of visually stunning high art into a full-on stage production — and the biggest drag showcase of her life. Adapted from her wildly popular and critically acclaimed live monthly revue in Brooklyn that first started in 2015, Nightgowns is part performance documentary and part portrait. The eight-episode series will shed light on her wildly creative work with each member of her unique ensemble to craft the lip-sync performances of their wildest dreams. Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/R9HfW3
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Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman Lead Cast for Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’ Movie at Netflix

The Prom dances around the experiences of an Indiana lesbian teenager who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s big dance. Instead, they’re banned from attending as a couple, prompting a cast of Broadway eccentrics to descend on the teens’ small-town home to help fight the injustice. – Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2XjIRHW

YouTube says it fixed the problem with Restricted Mode that was filtering LGBTQ+ content

The problem on this front is broader than YouTube filtering LBGTQ+ content, in some cases, because parents have varying viewpoints (particularly in the U.S.) about how much educational material about sex a child should have access to at all — just see the ongoing controversies about sex education in schools as an example. [Youtube] does not detail what engineering problem was incorrectly flagging videos, but it does lay out a vision statement for how it wants Restricted Mode to operate. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/2pNJ4Se

Gay, transgender characters thrive on U.S. streaming sites, traditional TV lags

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[GLAAD], which monitors how the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is portrayed in the media, said its 20th annual television survey released on Tuesday found that transgender characters are completely absent from primetime broadcast programming. But 7 percent of characters on streaming services were transgender, including two series leads. – Chris Michaud, Reuters

GLAAD Awards: ‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Accepts Comedy Series Nod

Accepting the GLAAD Media Award for Best Comedy Series, Transparent creator-writer-producer Jill Soloway had plenty to say, but pretty much sums up her feelings with “GLAAD makes the world safer for people to walk out of their front door.” Awards were handed out tonight at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. – Kinsey Lowe, Deadline Hollywood 
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Someone in Congress is messing with an Orange Is The New Black star’s Wikipedia page

Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, somebody from within the United States House of Representatives changed the Wikipedia entry for Laverne Cox, a transgender actress who plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black. The entry originally said that an article in The Advocate “touted that Orange Is The New Black contains the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.” But the anonymous elected representative (or someone from their staff) changed the line to the hateful “a real man pretending to be a woman.” The elected official (or their staff member) also added a link to a National Review article published last month that claimed Cox is “not a real woman.” The IP address was banned from making edits for one month. – Laura M. Browning,The A.V. Club  
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US: Film streaming site creates “Netflix for Lesbians”

A new website, Section II, has created “Netflix for Lesbians” in an attempt to reach an untouched market of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women. […] Section II‘s name comes from the section of the Motion Picture Production Code, which outlawed lesbian characters on screen until 1968. With about 100 films currently available on the site for streaming and download, Section II has the largest collection of LBTQ films in the world. – Pinknews.co.uk