Golden Globes

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Transparent” has won the Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy.

  • This week read about Gabbi Tuft sharing a post about coming out as trans, Sarah Paulson being nominated for an award for her role in "Ratched," and a new American Girl Doll having lesbian aunts.

  • The Golden Globe nominations always have their quirks, and sometimes it seems they exist in their own private galaxy. This year's movie nominations, though, stuck close to expectations, and close to Earth: "Interstellar," Christopher Nolan's high-pedigree, extragalactic space epic, was shut out save a nod for its score. Yet more surprisingly, one of the stars in our own galaxy, Angelina Jolie, missed out on a director nod for the high-profile "Unbroken," which was totally shut out - as was Clint Eastwood's upcoming Christmas release "American Sniper" and its leading man, Bradley Cooper.

  • Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Michael Douglas all took home Golden Globes this past Sunday for their roles in gay-themed movies. McConaughey played an HIV positive homophobic straight man in “Dallas Buyers Club;” Leto an HIV positive transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers Club;” and Douglas played Liberace in the biopic “Behind the Candelabra.”

    Both movies have received critical acclaim, while all three actors have received some backlash for their respective speeches. McConaughey and Leto were criticized for not even mentioning HIV in either acceptance speech while Douglas’ speech has been criticized for not mentioning gay rights and the struggle that his character faced in the closet. In Douglas’ case he also won an Emmy for this role last year where he joked about tops and bottoms.

    All three actors had a chance to say something memorable and poignant, instead they resorted to stereotypical characterizations and jokes.

    Below are three actors who did right when they won. All three used their speeches to highlight their characters’ struggles.

    First is Tom Hanks for his role in “Philadelphia” in which he won an Academy Award for his portrayal of an HIV positive gay man. “Philadelphia” is considered the first mainstream Hollywood film to acknowledge HIV, homosexuality and homophobia.

    Tom Hanks 

    Next is Sean Penn for his role in the biopic “Milk” in which he won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, who is considered one of the earliest gay rights leaders in the country.

    Sean Penn

    And lastly is Hillary Swank for her role in “Boys Don’t Cry” in which she won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was raped and killed in 1993 because of his gender identity.

    Hillary Swank

    Now tell us what you think.

  • New York’s Callen-Lorde Community Health Center is the beneficiary of a grant from this year’s Golden Globes.

  • Until recently, I thought it might be considered to be in bad taste to report or even comment on real estate here in South Florida, given the other realities with which people have been faced. However, since we may have to adapt to a “new normal” – at least in the short run – I thought you might be interested in what’s been happening with the numbers here in Our Fair City. The business of buying and selling homes goes on, after all.