InMilan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformation

InMilan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformation

MILAN (AP) — The Milan runway was all about transformation on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer. Sometimes it was about inner transformation, like at Gucci, sometimes about upgrading your style game, like at Sunnei, and sometimes it was about brand transformation, like at Missoni. … Read more

In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei and Missoni focus on transformation

MILAN — Milan Fashion Week’s third day, mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer, was all about transformation. Sometimes inner transformation, like at Gucci, or brand transformation, like at Missoni. And sometimes it was about upgrading the style game, like at Sunnei. Here are some highlights from Friday’s shows. GUCCI’S ‘TWINSBURG’ Gucci’s creative director … Read more

Cyndi Lauper says ‘Kinky Boots’ offers hope for a new time

NEW YORK — Three years after it closed on Broadway, the musical “Kinky Boots” returns to New York City. The show may not have changed, but the country has. The Cyndi Lauper- and Harvey Fierstein-created musical landed on Broadway in 2013 in the middle of the Obama administration, a big hug of acceptance, tolerance and … Read more

Ricky Gervais’ Netflix special blasted as ‘anti-trans rants’ | Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following in Dave Chappelle’s footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. As with Chappelle, the British stand-up quickly drew backlash for what a LGBTQ advocacy group called “anti-trans rants.” In “SuperNature,” released Tuesday on the streaming service, Gervais jokes about “old-fashioned women. They’re the ones with … Read more

Midge Decter, leading neo-conservative, dead at .94

NEW YORK — Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right’s attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94. Decter, the wife of retired Commentary editor and fellow neoconservative … Read more

White House hosts transgender ‘Jeopardy!’ star Amy Schneider | Entertainment News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden marked Transgender Day of Visibility on Thursday by denouncing “hateful bills” being passed at the state level as the White House host played to “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider, the first openly transgender winner on the popular quiz show. Schneider met with second gentleman Doug Emhoff, who joined Rachel Levine, … Read more

Decades later, gay country pioneers Lavender Country return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In 1973, amid the growing gay rights movement, a band called Lavender Country recorded a country music album that unabashedly explored LGBTQ themes, becoming a landmark that would nonetheless disappear for decades. Led by singer-songwriter Patrick Haggerty, the self-titled album was created by a collective of singers and musicians with ribald songs … Read more