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Netflix’s Official “The Prom” Trailer Is All Glitter and Gay

Netflix's Official "The Prom" Trailer Is All Glitter and Gay


The time for Prom is approaching faster than actual Prom does your senior year of high school and we know this because the full trailer is finally here!

I’ve been feeling so conflicted about this because the Broadway show was SO so great and my feelings were a little hurt when Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla weren’t tapped to reprise their roles in the film version of their musical, and frankly I didn’t know if I could trust Ryan Murphy to not shift the focus to the adult characters instead of the teen lesbians, but I adore Ariana DeBose, and Jo Ellen Pellmen sparkles in this preview, and honestly if the balance in the movie is similar to the balance in the trailer, I think this is going to be a great movie. A glittery, glamorous, gay time full of fun and feelings. Plus with stars like Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, and Meryl Streep…it can’t be anything less than dazzling right?

I won’t lie, I went into this trailer with low expectations, but by the time Keegan-Michael Key said, “Okay, I admit, that got to me” I was feeling the exact same way. I got fully swept up in it and finally, finally allowed myself to get genuinely excited about this movie.

Valerie Anne

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Gay Gili Islands – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Gili Islands - The Nomadic Boys

Gay Gili Islands - The Nomadic Boys

Are we having a fabulous time in Indonesia? Gili-Ty as charged!

…we’d even go as far as saying the Gili Islands is one of our topest-bestest-most-favouritest beach destinations in all of Southeast Asia. In all seriousness, it’s a place we always recommend when we’re often asked – “Guys, can you recommend me an inexpensive beach getaway in Asia?”

Why? ‘Cause these 3 small islands combine white sandy beaches, flat clear water, terrific diving sites and plenty of activities (have you ever tried Subwing?). There’s also plenty of partying for when you want it or complete remote island solitude when you just want to be completely cut off from the world. And then there are those phenomenal magical sunsets, every evening!

In summary, the Gili Islands impressed us a lot. They’re nicknamed “the Maldives of Southeast Asia” for good reason. We’ve put together this detailed gay guide of the Gilis based on our firsthand experience travelling here as a gay couple, which we hope inspires and helps you have a fun and safe trip.

What and where are the gay Gili Islands exactly?

The Gili Islands are made up of 3 small islands that lie off the northwest coast of Lombok island.

Gili Trawangan is the largest and craziest of the three with a population of around 1,500 people. This is where you’ll find the parties, most of the hotels, best restaurants – essentially it’s the main “hub” of the three islands. Party gay boys will want to base themselves right here.

Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Lombok, Indonesia Gay Travel Resources

Wentworth Miller on why it’s better to use gay actors for gay roles / Queerty

Wentworth Miller on why it’s better to use gay actors

Wentworth Miller in Prison Break
Wentworth Miller in Prison Break (Photo: Fox)

Actor Wentworth Miller has spoken further about the importance of gay representation on screen. Two weeks ago, Miller – who came out as gay in 2013 – took to Instagram to inform fans that he had no plans to return for a mooted sixth season of Prison Break, saying he only wished to play gay characters from now on.

Yesterday, Miller posted an Instagram video of himself kissing the actor Russell Tovey. The two men played love interests Leo Snart/Captain Cold and Ray Tyrrell on the DC show, The Flash, in 2017.

In the accompanying caption, Miller spoke about the power of having two gay actors to play gay superheroes and kiss on screen. He also went on to highlight one of the benefits of casting a gay actor.

Related: Russell Tovey and Wentworth Miller share passionate kiss

“Leo. The powers-that-be willed him into existence and I was grateful. He didn’t have to be gay but the writers wrote that shit. So we got 2 gay actors playing 2 gay superheroes kissing onscreen… Felt like a moment.

He went on to say that when he read the script, he felt it needed tweaking.

“Where Leo tells Mick and Sara he’s marrying Ray, his original line was like, ‘I just want something normal…’ Gays. Just like us. Except me? I’m not getting married. I didn’t want Leo framing marriage as ‘normal’ for folks (kids) watching. It’s not. It’s homonormative. A ton of queer folks are living full/content lives outside the marriage construct. That line became, ‘I’m looking for a new kind of adventure’ (or some such).”

Miller went on to ask, “Would a straight actor playing Leo push for that change? Have that conversation with the (straight) writers and (straight) director? Maybe. I did bec I had to. It reflects my lived experience. I’m having those conversations 24-7. Not just on set.

“I should note I had the weight – and will – to push for rewrites. Not every actor does. #privilege.”

He says he also questioned another part of the script.

“Last tweak: The sc where Leo and Ray argue while Ray changes. The first draft called for me to ‘blush and turn away’ at the sight of a shirtless Ray. Hello. They’re lovers. Pretty sure it was the person who wrote that sc who wanted to blush and turn away.”

A day earlier, Miller also returned to the issue of him not rejoining Prison Break. Since his first announcement a couple of weeks ago, some fans have speculated that the show’s creators might tempt him back by making his character, Michael Schofield, gay.

Related: Wentworth Miller quits Prison Break, doesn’t “want to play straight characters”

Miller appeared to pour cold water on this idea. He also dismissed further speculation that Scofield might enter into any sort of relationship with the character T-Bag, who is shown having sex with men in prison but is also a racist, pedophile, murderer, and rapist. Millers suggests T-Bag should not be considered gay representation.

“Forgive me,” said Miller on Instagram. “I need to put my finger on something. In and around the ‘reveal’ I’m gay IRL, don’t wish to play straight parts etc., I saw dozens of comments suggesting Michael leave Sara for T-bag. Or that T-bag will be ‘looking’ for Michael/me.

“Is it possible, to some folks, T-Bag = “gay” rep on PB? Maybe the ONLY rep on TV in their part of the world? Forget the homophobes + zealots (bec fuck them) – for the queer kids, the queer adults who will never come out bec coming out = death in their part of the world… is T-bag the best they can expect?”

He went on to say that Hollywood sends out messages to viewers, whether intentional or not, which is why he believes so strongly about bringing authentic LGBTQ representation to the screen.

“Stories matter. Balanced, responsible storytelling matters. You never know who’s watching. Or where.”

Gay Puerto Vallarta A Top Destination For Thanksgiving 2020

puerto vallarta thanksgiving gay events

puerto vallarta thanksgiving gay events

Gay Puerto Vallarta Is A The Top Destination For Thanksgiving Holiday 2020 Travel. For the sixth consecutive year, Mexico is the most popular travel destination for Americans during Thanksgiving Holiday with Puerto Vallarta at No 3 (moving up 4 places from last year).  According to Allianz, Mexico has been a leader in tourism recovery since COVID-19 began with safety protocols like restricted capacity at resorts that enable proper social distancing helping make travelers feel safe.

Get ready to kick off Thanksgiving Week with BRAWNY BEAR WEEKEND. Brian Kent Productions and Mantamar Beach Club join forces to bring you an epic Weekend you won’t soon forget spanning THREE DAYS and featuring FOUR international DJs at TWO stunning venues. Prepare yourself for mind blowing sunsets, amazing music, bears of all shapes, colors and sizes and lazing on the dazzling sandy beaches. 

White Party PV Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 27-30 2020 DJ’s Anne Louise, Nina Flowers and Isis Muretech headline White Party PV Thanksgiving 2020.  

ALL VENUES ARE FOLLOWING LOCAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO OPERATE**  Events are limited capacity, temperature checks, hand sanitization, shoe sanitization, and masks are required to enter all venues. If you are not comfortable being around others during this time, please do not attend.

See the rest of the upcoming gay events in Puerto Vallarta here.

Harbour Cottage Inn – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Harbour Cottage Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Harbour Cottage Inn - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Southwest Harbor, Maine

ELEGANT YET CASUAL ACADIA B&B

Welcome to the Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast – just above Southwest Harbor and less than five minutes from the famous Acadia National Park. We’re also only eight miles from Bar Harbor, Maine.

Our Midcoast inn offers eleven beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites, each with private bathroom.

The inn was originally built in 1870 and was lovingly renovated to the highest standards in 2006.

Our common areas are light and airy, luxurious and comfortable, furnished with modern and antique pieces – an air of sophistication and fun in a casual cottage style.

Relax on our lovely front porch or sit beneath the huge old Tulip Poplar on the front lawn – enjoy the peaceful solitude of this special place.

We are well-known for our great breakfasts and our warm Maine hospitality.

See the Harbour Cottage Inn Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Midcoast Maine Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Charles Bass House – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in South Boston, Virginia

Charles Bass House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in South Boston, Virginia

Charles Bass House - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in South Boston, Virginia

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA GETAWAY

Come relax with us at Charles Bass House, a gay owned B&B in the historic district of South Boston, Virginia. We’re in Southern Virginia, halfway between Richmond and Raleigh.

Originally built in 1904, this historic Victorian Italianate home is just a half-mile walk to downtown, where you’ll find local restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, theatre and churches.

We have two guest options at our intimate and private Inn:

The Guest Suite is on the first floor and includes

* Large bedroom with queen-sized bed
* Private bath
* Sitting room with TV and full sofa bed

The sitting room can also be used as a second bedroom.

The upstairs Guest Room also has a big bedroom with queen-sized bed and TV and shares a bath just down the hall.

See the Charles Bass House Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Virginia Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

John’s Gate Gourmet B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

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John's Gate Gourmet B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

NIAGARA HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST

Welcome to John’s Gate Gourmet B&B. Our Niagara bed and breakfast is located in the historic town of Niagara on the Lake – stay with us and enjoy a quiet break, away from the city and your daily routine.

Our Niagara-on-the-Lake B&B is custom-built in a pre-Victorian style, and is an easy walk from Queen Street shopping, local restaurants, Shaw Festival theaters and several wineries.

Spend an evening at the world famous Shaw Festival, where plays written by George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright, and his contemporaries like Oscar Wilde, are put on every day. The world famous Shaw Festival is held at two local theaters – The Royal George Theatre and the Court House Theatre.

Like spending time in the outdoors? The Niagara Parkway has a great bike path where tourists can roller-blade all the way to Niagara Falls. Ask us for bicycle maps to visit the wineries, or for the Niagara Region as a whole.

There’s horse-back riding, jet boating, helicopter rides and walking trails to enjoy. From May through October, you can pick your own apples, peaches, strawberries, pears and cherries directly from our local Niagara Region farms.

See the John’s Gate Gourmet B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Southwestern Ontario Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Holland House B&B – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Holland House B&B - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Holland House B&B - Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Worcester, Worcestershire, England

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU IN WORCESTER

A warm welcome awaits you at Holland House Bed & Breakfast, a Victorian mid-terrace home in Worcester, within easy walking distance of the Cathedral and great local shopping.

Holland House has kept many of the building’s original Victorian features, and offers ensuite guest rooms throughout with:

* central heat
* heated towel rails
* 19″ flat-screen televisions
* DVD players
* Freeview
* tea and coffee making facilities
* clock-radio
* hairdryer
* Secure wifi internet access – each room has its own dedicated service

Holland House is an accredited 3 star property with Visit Britain, and a member of the Worcester Tourism Association.

See the the Holland House B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Worcestershire Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Gay Colombia – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Colombia - The Nomadic Boys

Gay Colombia - The Nomadic Boys
  • Gay mega clubbing with 5,000 Colombian boys in Bogota? Tick!
  • Swimming in a rainbow river, the Caño Cristales? Tick!
  • Remote paradisiac Caribbean Islands like Providencia? Tick!
  • Partying in the most exciting Carnival of South America outside of Rio? Tick!
  • Sniffin’ up tons of fresh cocaine in Pedro-Escobar-heartland: Medellin? Ti…no wait…

…you may also have been inspired to visit this incredible country from Netflix’s Narcos series, but as every Colombian will rightly tell you, the awful cocaine industry that gripped the country with an ugly civil war for decades is now ancient history. And good riddance to it!

Colombia has evolved to not only become one of the best and safest tourist destinations in all of South America, it has also become one of the most gay friendly.

We spent 6 months travelling in Colombia during our big trip in Latin America, using Medellin and Bogota as a base. We cannot rave enough about it! We were captivated, mesmerised and totally impressed. Colombia is such a rewarding destination offering beaches, culture, gay scene, loads of partying, beautiful landscapes, and some of the hottest people to walk our planet!

Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Colombia Gay Travel Resources

Supernova star doesn’t know if straight actors should play gay

Colin Firth

Colin Firth at the “Supernova” premiere in London on October 11, 2020 (Tim P Whitby/Getty/BFI)

Colin Firth has declined to weigh in on whether straight actors should be able to play gay roles, admitting it’s something he’s given “a lot of thought”.

Firth plays a gay man in his upcoming film Supernova, a tearjerker about a couple who embark on a road trip as one of them grapples with dementia. He also took on a gay role in in 2010’s A Single Man.

The actor was questioned on whether it was right for him to do so in an interview for December’s issue of Attitude, but said he remained undecided.

“I don’t have a final position on this,” he replied. “I think the question is still alive. It’s something I take really seriously, and I gave it a lot of thought before doing this.”

He continued: “Whenever I take on anything, I think it’s an insufferable presumption. I don’t really feel I have the right to play the character. That’s always the starting point. What do I know about this person’s life?

“How can I presume to set foot in this person’s lived experience, let alone try to represent it?”

His Supernova co-star Stanley Tucci, who also played a gay character in The Devil Wears Prada, added: “For so many years, gay men and women have had to hide their homosexuality in showbusiness to get the roles they wanted – that’s the problem here.

“Anybody should be able to play any role that they want to play – that’s the whole point of acting.”

Unfortunately, the question of whether straight actors should play gay characters is likely to remain an issue while access to film roles continues to be unequal across the board.

A recent GLAAD report found that although representation of white gay men is constantly improving in major studio films, representation of other queer people is dismal, and trans and non-binary characters were found to be non-existent in major studio releases from 2019.

An analysis of 118 films across eight major studios found that only 22 (18.6 per cent) included an LGBT+ character, and only nine gave LGBT+ characters more than 10 minutes of screen time.

When those few roles are given to straight actors rather than LGBT+ ones, it throws up an additional barrier to queer people being able to tell their own stories on the big screen.