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downton abbey movie thomas gay butler Dame Maggie Smith

Downton Abbey’s same sex attracted butler Thomas Barrow seems to have found love, or at least an assignation. The Downton Abbey movie starring Dame Maggie Smith arrives in cinemas in September. In the film trailer which aired for the first time on Australian screens yesterday we see Thomas and another man in close embrace. I …

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arthur marc brown tv series mr ratburn wedding

Marc Brown, the creator of long-running kids TV series Arthur, has said he’s “disappointed” by a conservative backlash against the show’s recent same-sex wedding. Mr Ratburn, Arthur’s teacher, married his male partner Patrick in the show’s recent season premiere episode. Many celebrated at the time, but Alabama Public Television (APT) refused to air it, deeming …

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sellma soul brisbane drag queen the voice australia

Brisbane drag queen Sellma Soul has appeared on The Voice Australia and impressed coach Boy George with her blind audition. The 25-year-old drag star performs full-time at the Beat Megaclub in Fortitude Valley. She appeared in the Channel 9 singing competition’s third round of blind auditions on Tuesday night. Sellma took to the stage to …

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josh thomas new show everything is gonna be okay

The first trailer for comedian Josh Thomas’ new show Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is here. Thomas announced in December that Disney-owned network Freeform had ordered 10 episodes of the half hour series, Thomas’ follow-up to the excellent Please Like Me. Everything’s Gonna Be Okay will follow Josh’s character Nicholas, a 25-year-old who still lives at …

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hannah gadsby douglas, follow up to nanette

Hannah Gadsby has announced that Netflix will film and release her new stand-up show, Douglas, after the success of Nanette. The Tasmanian-born comedian became a global star after her acclaimed stand-up show Nanette was released on Netflix. Now Gadsby has announced that her hour-long comedy special, named after her beloved pet dog, will be available …

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arthur marc brown tv series mr ratburn wedding

Fans have cheered long-running children’s TV series Arthur for revealing main character Mr Ratburn is gay and tying the knot at a same-sex wedding. Arthur started screening in 1996 and the premiere episode of its 22nd (!) season is titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone”. In the episode, Arthur and his friends are shocked …

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channel 5 dating show blind date bisexual couple

A UK dating show has copped criticism after producers sent two bisexual men on a holiday to a country where homosexual activity is illegal. Dating show Blind Date, which screens on Channel 5 in the UK, featured its first openly bisexual contestants on an episode screened last weekend. The two men, Jordan Shannon and Jesse …

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alex nation and brooke blurton kiss on bachelor in paradise

Twitter users have praised Bachelor in Paradise after female contestants Alex Nation and Brooke Blurton share a passionate kiss on last night’s episode. The show is in its second week, and while both women have have also had connections with male suitors, Alex chose to use her date card to take out Brooke. “I know …

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Courtney Act has made history on last night’s episode of Dancing With The Stars by taking to the dancefloor as her male self. The Australian drag star and dance partner Joshua Keefe have topped the leaderboard repeatedly since the show began in late February. But on Monday night’s episode, Courtney danced as her male self, …

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game of thrones loras and renly

By Stephen M Hornby, University of Salford Game of Thrones is back. The most-watched show from HBO in nearly half a century is in its home straight after seven years – and the last six episodes will be among the most expensive television ever made. Given the way the world of television is rapidly splintering …

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