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Drag Queen Crowned Indiana High School's Prom King

Indiana beat out their four competitors to earn the prom king crown — and they did it in a sequin gown, feather boa, and heels.Recalling the night, Hernandez (who uses they/he pronouns) told NBC News, “when I walked out there, I left everybody speechless.”No one was more surprised by the win than Hernandez themself when they heard their name called. “In my head, I’m thinking, ‘I’m not going to win.’ I was just praying to the gay lords,” they said.Hernandez shared that they knew they wanted to wear something a little different than their tuxedoed competitors.
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Gemma Collins worries fans as she reveals she’s in hospital having scans taken

GEMMA Collins has sparked concern among her fans after revealing she’s in hospital having scans. The 41-year-old posted a snap of herself surrounded by equipment – but admitted she was so busy she was still replying to emails at the same time.
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Who Is IO Tillett Wright? Amber Heard Says Depp Mistreated Trans Friend

Johnny Depp, Heard stated that her friend, iO Tillett Wright, was verbally abused by Depp.As the pair's infamous defamation trial continues into its sixth week, Heard recalled an incident in which she claimed that Depp mistreated Wright during a fight and called him numerous transphobic slurs.According to Heard, while on the phone with Wright, she and Depp allegedly got into an argument that resulted in Depp taking the phone from Heard and "started screaming at iO, just started screaming at the top of his lungs."She said that Depp was "just screaming expletives, insulting names and telling iO that he can have me and you know, f*** off, and screaming at him."Heard said that Wright then told her that she wasn't safe and that she should leave the house immediately, which angered Depp.Depp "really started screaming this time," she added. "[He] called iO every imaginable, horrible name that you can say to an LGBTQIA person, for one, and any person, any human being ever."Wright is believed to be a friend of Heard's who has previously defended Heard and her claims of abuse against Depp.
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Texas Can Resume 'Child Abuse' Probes of Trans-Supportive Parents

the state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday.An appeals court had blocked the investigations while a lawsuit against the state is heard. But the Texas Supreme Court, ruling in an emergency appeal from state officials, asserted that the appeals court had “abused its discretion,” The New York Times reports.However, the state cannot investigate the family and psychologist who sued, the high court said, as that would cause “irreparable harm.” And the court cast doubt on the authority of the governor to order the probes in the first place, saying whether to investigate any case is at the discretion of the state’s child welfare agency.In February, Gov.
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It sure looks like Jim Jordan is in for one very crappy summer

We’re sure glad we’re not Jim Jordan.Last week, the January 6 committee issued subpoenas to five House Republicans, including the former college wrestling coach/homophobic congressman.Jordan was previously asked to appear before the committee voluntarily, but he refused, claiming he had “no relevant information” that would help the investigation.pic.twitter.com/aAlnLX0CTk— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) January 10, 2022But committee members, who obtained text messages sent by Jordan to Mark Meadows in the days leading up to the deadly insurrection, felt otherwise.“The Select Committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6th and the events leading up to it,” Rep.
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A 40-day Jeopardy! winning streak is just the beginning for Amy Schneider
A post shared by Amy Schneider (@jeopardamy)Over 40 days, Amy Schneider went from an engineering manager to a household name. With anti-LGBTQ legislation sweeping the country, it feels like poetic justice that a trans woman found a platform for trans visibility to be broadcast into the homes across America.After two years of a pandemic in which LGBTQ folks all across the country were unable to access their usual bars, centers, and Pride parades, here was Oakland, California, trans woman and Dayton, Ohio, native Schneider queering Jeopardy!, the beloved American game show that has aired in millions of American living rooms for almost 60 years. Related: Amy Schneider, BADASS winner at the 10th Anniversary of the QueertiesSchneider has been a champion for transgender visibility at a time when it’s most needed simply by showing up authentically and sharing her encyclopedic knowledge on a national platform.The entire country watched as she racked up 40 consecutive wins over 40 days and nearly $1.4 million in prize money, her streak helping boost viewership. She was a delightful presence, always modest, warm, and sporting her signature string of pearls. It was also an opportunity for Schneider to reflect on her personal journey. “Six months ago, none of you had heard of Amy Schneider,” she said at the 10th anniversary Queerty Awards.
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WATCH: This cowboy kiss was a Eurovision first
Another Eurovision song contest has come and gone, and Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra took the top prize with a massive show of support for their song “Stefania.” The competition also featured Eurovision’s first on-stage male-on-male kiss, when San Marino’s singer Achille Lauro pulled his guitarist in for a smooch.Lauro, whose real name is Laura De Marinis, made it to the semi-finals with his song “Stripper.” Dressed as a glammed up cowboy, he took the stage and proudly represented his country for the 11th year at Eurovision.There was even a mechanical bull with rhinestone horns involved in the performance, naturally:Related: 7 songs to help you live out your gay cowboy fantasyLauro may not have advanced to the finals, but his performance was a clear winner on social media:he didn't win eurovision but eurovision won by having achille lauro on that stage he's a true star and an artist and he will always be famous #eurovision pic.twitter.com/XYGLA8sln0— dieci ? (@minor_symphony) May 12, 2022no thoughts just ACHILLE LAURO and BOSS DOMS#Eurovision #ESC2022 #escita pic.twitter.com/8OrKnbDdQM— miriana????? saw irama (@imaspookykid) May 12, 2022He's a stripper, a cowboy and everything he wants to be! It's ACHILLE LAURO! ? ?? #Eurovision #ESC2022 pic.twitter.com/4x4gB8LcFm— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) May 12, 2022IL BACIO DI ACHILLE LAURO E BOSS DOMS IN MONDOVISIONE STO ASCENDENDO#Eurovision #ESCita pic.twitter.com/25XnM0DSa0— Våle?; SUPERMODEL era ? (@Vale41229116) May 12, 2022Recap of Achille Lauro's Jury performance for San Marino:– His cowboy hat fell off while he was riding the bull– PYRO GUITAR IS BACK– THERES A KISS BETWEEN HIM AND THE GUITARIST– This is so good#EUROVISION— charley ??????????? (@mysilentstorm) May
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Heartstopper’s Joe Locke wants to play first gay Disney prince: ‘That would be a dream’
Heartstopper star Joe Locke dreams of playing the first gay Disney prince following the success of the coming-of-age Netflix series.The 18-year-old actor rose to worldwide fame, almost overnight, after Heartstopper landed on the streaming service two weeks ago.Joe plays Charlie Spring, a year 10 student at an all-boys grammar school who develops a crush on rugby lad Nick Nelson (Kit Connor), whom he sits next to during form.However, the crush quickly develops into something much more, with year 11 Nick also falling for Charlie while grappling with his own sexuality.The two boys embark on a secret romance, as Nick comes to terms with his own identity and battles confusion, and Charlie faces bullying from Nick’s friends.Heartstopper has been widely praised by viewers for its authentic LGBTQ+ storytelling, with countless fans feeling inspired to come out to their own families as a result.Older queer viewers have also praised Heartstopper for offering positive representation for LGBTQ+ youth, which they didn’t have growing up.The show rocketed up the Netflix charts following its release, and now it seems the sky is truly the limit for the cast, who are amassing millions of social media followers.Setting his sights high and keen to be a beacon of hope for other LGBTQ+ people, Joe (who is, amazingly, studying for his A-levels amid the Heartstopper chaos) wants to star in a Disney project, telling the Independent: ‘I would love to play the first gay Disney prince.’‘That would be a dream,’ he added.??? @Disney https://t.co/ijFLoXur68He also hopes Heartstopper will be renewed for a second season (we’re waiting for the announcement too) and wants to pursue more projects that ‘mean something.’The actor – who scored his Heartstopper
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