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Interview: Corey Andrew talks music, journalism & red carpet style

Join me as I chat with my Instinct Magazine colleague, Corey Andrew. In addition to the terrific writing Corey contributes to Instinct, he also has an international music career as an accomplished singer/songwriter and producer with songs that have been streamed over a million times. Working together, Corey and I realized we have many interests and friends in common having both arrived in New York City at around the same time in the late 1980s. So, our perspective on many topics jives with...


LGBTQ News: Trans student suspended, POSE star wins 'Best Actress,' Ice cream ad gone wrong

In this week's LGBTQ headlines: • 'Pose' star MJ Rodriguez honored as "Best Actress" in TV series at 2019 Imagen Awards which recognize positive portrayals of Latinx people in the media • New ad spot compares eating ice cream with hugging your same-sex boyfriend in countries where homosexuality is punishable with prison time (what???) • Illinois becomes the 5th state to include LGBTQ history in public school curriculum • A trans student is kicked out of his Christian college for having top...


LGBTQ News: HIV charity scammed; Kevin Spacey returns; Coke faces Hungarian backlash

In this week's LGBTQ headlines: • An Ohio Republican lawmaker faced backlash after she blamed gays, video games, drag queens and more for recent mass shootings • A New York City pastor is accused of scamming over $600,000 from two charities that help HIV+ drug addicts • Kevin Spacey resurfaces for an impromptu performance in Italy * Univision is about to premiere its first Spanish language broadcast television series featuring a gay couple as the lead characters All that and more in this...


Interview: Writer, Performer & Celebrity Journalist Dennis Hensley

Chatting with writer, performer, celebrity journalist and podcast host Dennis Hensley. I've known Dennis for years. He's the guy you want to sit next to at a party because he's not only smart but always ready with an authentically witty line. Dennis is a master of so many fields. From his popular podcast, 'Dennis Anyone?' ( to his very cool 'Lifecast' project where he interviews people and creates a podcast about their life - ergo, a 'Lifecast.' (


LGBTQ News: HIV & the Border Patrol; George Michael's ex; Someone made an HIV joke, no one laughed

In this week's headlines: • The chief of Customs & Border Patrol told Congress an immigrant’s HIV+ status is enough to justify family separation at the border • A 90s child actor made an AIDS joke on Twitter, and no one laughed • George Michael’s ex trashed the deceased pop star’s mansion • A major LGBTQ news website closes its doors All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report


LGBTQ News: Ricky Martin, Lil Nas X, Puerto Rico, Blair Garner

In this week's headlines: • Mayor Pete Buttigieg did an interview with a country music radio show, but the radio network refused to air the interview. Link to Blair Garner interview - • Pop star Ricky Martin has joined hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans in protests calling for the resignation of the island territory’s governor • Organizers of the upcoming Straight Pride Parade got more cease and desist letters after illegally...


LGBTQ News: Primetime Emmy nominations; Bullied student convicted; Charges against Spacey dropped

In this week's headlines: • The 2019 Emmy Award nominations have been announced and there’s good news for lots of LGBTQ artists • A gay high school student in NYC has been found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing two of his bullies • 'Straight Pride' organizers get a smackdown by Netflix's legal team • Out rapper Lil Nas X keeps breaking records on the Billboard charts • Charges against Kevin Spacey are dropped after his accuser invokes his 5th Amendment rights All that and more in this...


Interview: Tom Goss shares his new single, "Quayside"

In this episode, I chat with acclaimed singer/songwriter Tom Goss, who has just released his new single, "Quayside," from his upcoming album, Territories. In a departure for the ‘guitar-toting troubadour,’ Goss explores new musical territory with “Quayside” (pronounced ‘key-side’) opting for contemporary synth-pop and guitar instrumentation. The chill summer song shares the delicate story of entering into a polyamorous relationship. I recently chatted at length with Goss about the new track...


LGBTQ News: Buttigieg raises big bucks; UK Mr. Leather helps African refugee; LGBTQ prom goes on

In this week's headlines: • A former Mr. Leather Europe comes to the aid of an African lesbian refugee as she starts a new life in Manchester. To help Shadia, head to • Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces largest campaign donations of any Democratic candidate for the second quarter • A local church stepped up after haters shut down an LGBTQ teen prom • A new study shows there's still a LOT of stigma to overcome regarding HIV All that and more in this...


LGBTQ News: World Pride, Trump's Gay Spox, Gay group honors gay-bashers, Jake Owen's Pride tribute

In this week's episode: • World Pride comes home to New York City • Donald Trump’s gay spokesman says the president’s anti-LGBTQ policies “just don’t matter” to him • South Florida LGBTQ organization accidentally honors men accused of gay-bashing • Country star Jake Owen claps back at anti-LGBTQ troll as he shares Pride Month tribute All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report


LGBTQ News: Homophobe Israel Folau, Terrorist threats at Pride, Billy Porter honored on Walk of Fame

In this week's headlines: • A wealthy Australian rugby player, stripped of his contract for homophobic social media, wants fans to pay his legal bills • White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren has proposed allowing same-sex married couples be allowed to file amended tax returns for refunds • A Texas couple found a touching note on their porch during Pride Month • Terrorist threats at St. Louis Pride • 'POSE' star Billy Porter is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame All that and more on...


LGBTQ News: Ricky Martin, Brazil, Music & sexual positions, Billy Porter's new Pride anthem

In this week’s headlines: • Ricky Martin helps kill a religious freedom bill in Puerto Rico • Brazil’s high court adds homophobic and transphobic crimes to the South American country’s racism laws • We remember that bisexuals are part of Pride Month, too • Do your music preferences reveal if you like the top or bottom bunk? • Grammy Award winner Billy Porter drops a new LGBTQ Pride anthem All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report


LGBTQ News: 2019 Tony Awards, Trump says no to Pride flags, ROZES' new song "Call Me"

In this week's headlines: • The Tony Awards were a tres gay affair • The Trump administration is rejecting requests from US embassies around the world to fly Pride flags • A gun scare involving a straight couple was the apparent cause for a panicked stampede at DC Pride • A Missouri restaurant cancelled a wedding rehearsal dinner reservation after finding out the couple were of the same sex • Out artist ROZES drops her new single “Call Me” in time for Pride Month All that and more in this...


LGBTQ News: Taylor Swift for LGBTs; Joe Biden at HRC; New documentary State Of Pride

In this week's headlines: • An Alabama mayor catches heat for calling for ‘killing out’ the gays • A Tennessee prosecutor says he doesn’t prosecute domestic violence among same-sex couples because ‘it’s not really marriage’ • Taylor Swift calls for passing The Equality Act, which Joe Biden says he would make a top priority • And YouTube Originals produced a new documentary exploring LGBTQ Pride across the country 'State Of Pride' All that and more in this episode...


LGBTQ News: Brazil's good news, Kenya's bad news, Downton Abbey teases gay romance

In this episode: • Brazil’s high court says the South American country’s anti-discrimination laws have to include LGBTQ protections • Kenya’s highest court ruled the African nation’s anti-homosexuality laws aren’t discriminatory • Texas Republicans pass their anti-LGBTQ "license to discriminate” bill • And the new trailer for the upcoming Downton Abbey movie reveals a gay romance amid a royal visit. All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.


LGBTQ News: Equality Act, Rocketman, Gay panic defense

In this week’s headlines: • The Equality Act passes in the House of Representatives • Nevada bans the gay panic defense • An Australian rugby player loses his $4 million contract thanks to homophobic social media posts • FX's groundbreaking series POSE honored at Peabody Awards • And the Elton John ‘musical fantasy biopic’ Rocketman premieres at the Cannes Film Festival All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report


LGBTQ News: Cuba's impromptu Pride march, Gilead donates PrEP, Matt Bomer stars in 'Papi Chulo'

• Pharma giant Gilead will donate up PrEP medications for up to 200,000 American individuals in the effort to stop HIV • Cuban gays stage an impromptu Pride march after the government cancels the annual parade • A school in Indiana planned to deadname a transgender student at graduation • Indya Moore becomes the first transgender woman to cover Elle Magazine • And Matt Bomer plays a depressed gay weatherman in the upcoming movie, 'Papi Chulo' All that and more in this episode of The Randy...


LGBTQ News: Equality Act advances, Madonna honored by GLAAD, 'After Forever' wins Emmy Awards

In this week's headlines: • The Trump administration grants healthcare providers like doctors and nurses the right to deny care to people • A new medical study confirms previous research that undetectable equals untransmittable • The Equality Act advances out of committee in the House of Representatives • The GLAAD Media Awards honors Madonna • Amazon series ‘After Forever’ cleans up at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards. All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report


LGBTQ News: Shady political shenanigans; Mormon valedictorian comes out; 2019 Tony Award nominations

In this week's headlines: • GOP trolls attempt to smear Mayor Pete Buttigieg • A valedictorian at Brigham Young University comes out during his graduation speech • The president of Brazil told gays not to come to his country • Disney cancelled its award-winning LGBTQ-inclusive series 'Andi Mack' • The 2019 Tony Awards nominations are out including a Special Tony Award for Judith Light for her LGBTQ advocacy All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report


Interview: Olivia Newton-John's New Memoir "Don't Stop Believin'"

A four-time Grammy Award winner, Olivia Newton-John is one of the world’s bestselling recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. Her starring roles in the iconic movies Grease and Xanadu catapulted her into super-stardom. Her appeal as a performer is timeless. In addition to her music and screen successes, Olivia is perhaps best known for her strength, courage, and grace. After her own personal journeys with cancer, she has thrived and become an inspiration for...