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Billy Eichner Joins Forces With Seth Meyers For Emmy-Themed 'Billy On The Street': VIDEO

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Gay funny man Billy Eichner teamed up with Emmy host Seth Meyers for a television-themed version of his hilarious show, "Billy on the Street." The erratic tenacity of Eichner's questioning and some truly hilarious responses from unsuspecting New Yorkers make this a must-see.

The best moments? Eichner's assumptive pairing of lesbians and "Orange is the New Black," and one woman's unintelligible response when asked "What is this?" about an Emmy statuette.

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Ian McKellen And A Horde Of Hot Male Dancers Take On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: VIDEO

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In typically grandiose fashion, Sir Ian McKellen, in full Gandalf the Grey "You shall not pass!" voice, nominated Laura Linney, Derek Jacobi, and Anthony Hopkins to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Backed by at least fifty dancers from "Adventures in Motion Pictures" on a backlot, it'd be hard to turn down his request, especially once the always joyful Sir Ian douses himself and dances a little jig.

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16-Year-Old Scottish Lesbian Takes On Westboro Baptist Church In Musical Parody: VIDEO

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Rebecca Anderson's thick Scottish accent may be unintelligible for some, but her singing rings out loud and clear. The 16-year-old out lesbian has made a parody of a parody; in July, hate-mongers at the Westboro Baptist Church created their own remake of Panic! At the Disco's "I Write Sings, Not Tragedies," titling their's, "You Love Sin What a Tragedy." Rebecca "was so repulsed," according to Buzzfeed, that she decided to fire back with "Your Beliefs Are A Lie, What A Tragedy." Tragedies abound, but Ms. Anderson's vivacious personality and demand for respect remain strong. 

Head over to Buzzfeed to read the lyrics.

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Patti Lupone And Sting Headline 'Uprising Of Love' Benefit Concert For Global Equality, In NYC On September 15th

UprisingOfLoveOn September 15th, producers Stephen Schwartz and Bruce Cohen will partner with the United Nations Foundation for "Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality." The concert, headlined by Broadway diva Patti Lupone and international superstar Sting, falls strategically around the UN General Assembly and Clinton Gobal Initiative and aims to raise awareness about the unfortunate state of affairs for many LGBTI-identified communities around the world. Proceeds from the event will go to Fueling the Frontlines, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice's 3-year, $20 million global LGBTI rights campaign.

The concert's website has more information:

At this unique moment in history, when we are seeing such rapid progress in the fight for equality in the West, we cannot be blind to appalling crimes against humanity elsewhere. Today in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, and elsewhere, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people are facing harassment, abuse, and violence. In some countries, recent laws have deemed homosexuality punishable by death and the situation appears to be getting worse, not better.

THE MISSION:

1. To raise awareness among the international community of violence, discrimination, and atrocities committed against LGBTI people.

2. To support LGBTI people and communities in areas where safety and dignity is compromised through funds and solidarity.

3. To support and collaborate with LGBTI and human rights organizations concerned with these issues.

The concert will be scripted by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black (of Milk and Tom Daley fame) and directed by Schele Williams (Motown the Musical). Among the members of the benefit's host committee are Julianne Moore, Lance Bass, Calpernia Addams, Chris Colfer, and Melissa Etheridge.

To learn more and buy tickets, check out the website.

We hope to see you at the Gershwin Theater on September 15th!


Gay 'Faking It' Star Michael Willett Talks (And Sings) About His Acting And Music Career: VIDEO

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Out gay actor Michael Willett, famous for his roles in Showtime's United States of Tara, indie movie G.B.F., and MTV lesbian high school comedy Faking It, sat down with iHeartRadio's Charlie Carballo at ComicCon last week to talk about his career, both on screen and off. Things got a little silly.

Willett not only discussed season two of his hit MTV show, about two high school girls who fake a romantic relationship in a bid for popularity, but also an upcoming album and single which he described as "very alt-pop—my interpretation of what glam, rock and pop should be." Charlie then put the crooner to the test, demanding a song about Little Debbie snacks to the tune of "My Girl" (a throwback to Willett's first gig starring in a Hostess commercial). After the surprisingly sweet serenade, Charlie asked Willett to "talk nerdy" to him. The multi-talented entertainer certainly rose to the challenge.

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NewFest, NYC's Premier LGBT Film Festival, Opens: VIDEO

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center and OutFest combine forces this week to bring you NewFest, New York City's largest LGBT film festival.

NewFestFrom July 24th thru July 29th, NewFest will screen a series of wonderfully-curated narrative, documentary, and short films from a diverse array of directors. Nathaniel Rogers recently reviewed Futuro Beach and Gerontophilia, the opening and closing night selections, but there are many others to see in between.

Sure bets (based on other film fest's awards, including LA's OutFest) include: The Circle, a documentary about the Swiss underground gay movement post-WWII, Lilting, about a boyfriend and mother grieving the same death on very different terms, and The Way He Looks, a coming-of-age narrative about a blind teenager's affections for a new friend. 

Head over to the Film Society of Lincoln Center site to purchase tickets, and check out a trailer for the festival, AFTER THE JUMP...

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