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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 36 Ratings

Tune in for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news from the writer/editor of TheRandyReport.com, a daily blog reporting on the current news cycle in terms of politics, pop culture and entertainment news of interest to the LGBT community.

    Interview: Rich Burns, creator of the darkly comic web series, The Disappointments

    Interview: Rich Burns, creator of the darkly comic web series, The Disappointments

    Today I’m talking with Rich Burns, the creator of the new web series, "The Disappointments." In addition to writing the 11 part series, Burns also acts as co-director, co-executive producer and one of the four stars of the show.

    "The Disappointments" follows three middle-aged gay best friends trying to figure out how to live their best lives.

    Burns describes the show as a “darkly comic series featuring gay people in their 50s, who suddenly find themselves standing in a room, looking at their their belongings, their careers, their unhappy personal lives, their reflection in the mirror and asking, ‘How did this get to be my life?’ Disillusioned. Disappointed. And the clock is ticking…”

    In addition to Burns, the series features Gedde Watanabe, James Campbell and Trevor LaPaglia. Steve Cubine and Burns share directing duties.

    The first episodes of The Disappointments premiered on YouTube on November 8 and each Monday two new installments are released for a total of 11 chapters. The two-part finale will be released December 6.

    Link to watch "The Disappointments" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Desfwm8o5iMFXcHXEMjKw

    (photo: Ramon Christian)

    • 23 min
    LGBTQ News: Out country star TJ Osborne at the CMA Awards, new documentary 'Mayor Pete'

    LGBTQ News: Out country star TJ Osborne at the CMA Awards, new documentary 'Mayor Pete'

    In this week’s headlines:

    • The US Navy christens a new ship named after iconic LGBTQ activist Harvey Milk

    • LGBTQ people are much more likely to get vaccinated than the general population

    • A Black transgender woman is at least the 46th trans person killed this year

    • A conservative radio host made the asinine assertion that unvaccinated people today are treated worse than patients at the height of the AIDS epidemic

    • A transgender teen in Tennessee is challenging his state's law banning him from playing on his high school's golf team

    • The first-ever all-male team on 'Strictly Come Dancing' is racking up big scores on the dance competition

    • TJ Osborne, of Brothers Osborne, made history at the CMA Awards this year

    • PEOPLE Magazine named '911: Lone Star' actor Brian Michael Smith to their 2021 list of the sexiest men on television, the first time a trans male has been included

    • And the new documentary 'Mayor Pete' offers an insider look at a presidential campaign

    All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report

    • 25 min
    LGBTQ News: Kal Penn comes out, Billy Porter pens a memoir, and a new web series The Disappointments

    LGBTQ News: Kal Penn comes out, Billy Porter pens a memoir, and a new web series The Disappointments

    In this week’s headlines:

    • Kal Penn, star of the "Harold & Kumar" movie franchise, casually came out this week as he mentioned celebrating his 11th anniversary with his fiancé

    • The US State Department has issued its first passport with an X gender marker for a nonbinary American

    • The Biden administration withdrew legal appeals filed by the Trump administration blocking same-sex couples from Social Security benefits

    • "Pose" star Billy Porter has released his ready-for-realness memoir titled, "Unprotected" Link to Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GOW9zE

    • And the new web series "The Disappointments" features gay men hitting the mid-life reset button

    All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report

    • 15 min
    LGBTQ News: Anti-gay emails catch up to NFL coach, Pete Buttigieg claps back, Michael Lazar's 51/49

    LGBTQ News: Anti-gay emails catch up to NFL coach, Pete Buttigieg claps back, Michael Lazar's 51/49

    In this week’s headlines:

    • Jon Gruden, head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders, resigns amid a homophobic racist email scandal

    • A gay couple was viciously attacked after leaving a gay bar in Essex

    • Justice in Texas as the 4th and final defendant in a violent hate crime spree is sentenced to over 20 years in prison after luring gay and bi men into danger on Grindr

    • Pete Buttigieg clapped back when Fox News talking head Tucker Carlson criticized the new dad for spending time with his newborns

    • New music from out singer/songwriter/producer Michael Lazar "51/49"

    • And my review of the acclaimed documentary “Through The Windows” Link: https://watch.revry.tv/details/36925

    All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report

    • 22 min
    LGBTQ News: The Tony Awards are back, a history-making homecoming, and making stealthing illegal

    LGBTQ News: The Tony Awards are back, a history-making homecoming, and making stealthing illegal

    In this week’s headlines:

    • The U.S. military will soon provide full veterans benefits to those who were ousted under the hideous Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy

    • California is set to make stealthing illegal

    • A gay-straight alliance at an Indiana high school filed a lawsuit over unequal treatment

    • A transgender high school student made history at their homecoming celebration

    • The University of Michigan marching band honored the school's LGBTQ+ Spectrum Center with a special half-time show

    • And the Tony Awards returned celebrating the best of Broadway in a blaze of inclusion, diversity and stunning performances.

    All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.

    • 16 min
    LGBTQ News: Out NFLer Carl Nassib's game changing play, RuPaul scores 10th Emmy win & more

    LGBTQ News: Out NFLer Carl Nassib's game changing play, RuPaul scores 10th Emmy win & more

    In this week's headlines:

    • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made history as the first out governor to get married while in office

    • Out football player Carl Nassib made a game-changing play in his first regular season game as an out NFL player

    • Parkland shooting survivor and gun legislation advocate Cameron Kasky came out

    • RuPaul scored big at the Emmy Awards

    • Out singer/songwriter alex shares his deeply relatable new single “Confrontations”

    All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report

    • 16 min

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