It’s a Friday Funday edition of 5 LGBTQ Things! Enjoy some good news and pop culture nuggets as you begin your weekend.
1. Several famous musicians, including Bob Dylan and Kesha, have recorded a new album to celebrate the LGBTQ community. On the collection, titled “Universal Love,” artists re-imagine classic love standards in honor of same-sex couples. According to NBC News, the six tracks feature “Benjamin Gibbard of alternative band Death Cab for Cutie, singer-songwriter Valerie June and Kele Okereke of the indie rock group Bloc Party.”
2. Joan Collins is in. Ryan Murphy announced the actress will be joining the eighth season of “American Horror Story.” The producer’s most recent anthology installment, “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” just finished airing.
3. Rachel Maddow is now the most-watched cable news wonk on TV. The longtime political stalwart just surpassed her 9 p.m. rival, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, by netting a total of 3.058 million viewers last month, her best performance ever. Advertisers are especially wowed by Maddow’s capture of the youth demographic.
4. If you’re a queer woman sick of Tinder and other dating apps, consider Instagram. According to BuzzFeed, an account named @herstorypersonals is helping trans, queer and nonbinary people find love, community, friends and sex. The account has been running for a year, but “has successfully matched dozens, if not hundreds, in romantic relationships, and connected countless others in various forms of simpatico queerness.”
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Marc Jabobs proposed to his boyfriend at Chipotle with the help of a flash mob: