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Sephora's new 'Black Beauty is Beauty' campaign celebrates black culture, drag queens

  Beauty retailer Sephora is providing an opportunity for talented black creators with their “Black Beauty is Beauty” campaign, according to Glossy.  On Wednesday, the beauty giant released an ad showcasing just how much Black culture is influencing today’s beauty industry. Additionally, the campaign will put a spotlight on Black-owned brands. The 60-second ad runs through various scenes that show Black people engaging in beauty rituals. The opening line is, “What is beauty without Black beauty?” The ad spot features a compilation of scenes, including a beauty parlor, a drag show dressing room, and a Black mother with her daughter. “When [society] was going through its racial reckoning [in 2020], there was a huge search increase in Black-owned brands and...

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Dababy apologizes again for 'misguided' concert comments

Speaking to the crowd at the Rolling Loud festival on Sunday, 29-year-old rapper DaBaby said, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up.” Later he offered an “apology” for his remarks last week in his "Giving What It's Supposed to Give" music video, which included a title card that read: "Don't fight hate with hate. My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you." Following the backlash, he apologized again with a lengthier response on Instagram, calling his comments about HIV/AIDS "misinformed."   View this post on Instagram A post...

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How Tom Daley is empowering future LGBTQ+ olympians

  After a 13-year long battle for the gold, openly gay British diver Tom Daley, 27, achieved his goal during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  Following his gold medal win on Monday, Daley delivered an inspiring message to his fans in the LGBTQ community. “I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion,” said Daley, who made his Olympic debut when he was only 14. “When I was younger I didn’t think I’d ever achieve anything because of who I was. To be an Olympic champion now just shows that you can achieve anything.” Daley came out as gay in 2013, and is one of at least 142 out LGBTQ+ competitors participating...

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Outfest LA features films starring BeBe Zahara Benet and Bianca Del Rio

Amid the growing list of events that are returning to in-person gatherings is the Outfest Los Angeles. The 10-day festival spotlights and celebrates LGBTQ+ stories and voices in film and television. After opting for a virtual festival for 2020, the organization hosting the event is excited to host the gathering.   “We’re thrilled to be coming back in-person carefully and with intention to celebrate this amazing community, its stories, and its resiliency and spirit with so many incredible films and special events,” said Outfest Executive Director Damien S. Navarro. “Activating at some of our creators’ and audiences’ venue favorites like the DGA, Hollywood Forever, the Orpheum, and REDCAT in DTLA, we hope brings all the ‘feels’ everyone is ready for. We...

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Meet the all new RuPaul's Drag Race Live Pit Crew

For the first time in forever, drag shows are slowly coming back to marquees across the country. Recently, RuPaul’s Drag Race announced the return of RuPaul’s Drag Race: LIVE in Las Vegas.  All of our favorite queens are returning to the Flamingo Showroom. At prices starting at $49, Drag Race fans can watch performances starring the likes of Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa “Vanjie” Matteo, and Yvie Oddly. However, that’s not all that’s coming to the show. Where would a great queen be without her pit crew?  That’s right! Not only are fans getting a new show, but also an updated lineup of the muscled hunks.  On “Drag Race” episodes, the group of fit men typically...

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