Friday, June 10, 2016

News Round-Up: June 10, 2016

Broadway Bares: Fire Island 2016

Some news stories you may have missed:

• Broadway Bares: Fire Island, the more intimate little bro version of the popular fundraiser, rakes in $51,733 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

• Shout-out to an old friend of mine - Hamilton star (and Tony Award nominee) Leslie Odom Jr. - who just dropped his new self-titled album which is sitting at #1 one on the iTunes Jazz chart. Go check out his music now!

• Omar Sharif Jr. admits that he had suicidal thoughts after coming out.

• Online media giant Gawker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the wake of a $140 million lawsuit.

• Brock Turner, the convicted "Stanford rapist," will only serve 3 months of his 6 month sentence.

Orange Is The New Black's Lea Delaria thinks we should drop "LGBT" for "Queer." I'm personally not a fan of the word. How about you? Thoughts?

• Madonna, who rarely performs her older catalogue on TV, performed "Borderline" last night on The Tonight Show.

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