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Lily Tomlin is first out performer to receive SAG Lifetime Achievement

actress accepts honor next year

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Lily Tomlin will be the recipient of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Lifetime Achievement Award. The actress will be the first openly gay performer to receive the honor.

Tomlin, 76, became known for her work on “Laugh-In” and starred in the film “9 to 5.” She currently stars in the Netflix original series “Grace and Frankie” opposite Jane Fonda.

“Lily Tomlin is an extraordinary actress as equally adept at narrative drama as in comedy roles,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement. “But it is through her many original characters that Lily’s creative genius fully shines. She has an ability to create diverse and distinct characters that are at once familiar, eccentric and oh so honest – in a way that illuminates life’s hidden corners. From Edith Ann to Frankie, her characters are wholly unique, and by exposing every nuance of human behaviour they widen our scope of understanding.”

Past performers honored have been Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews, Sidney Poitier, among others.

Tomlin will receive the award at the SAG ceremony in January 2017.

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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