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Gillian Anderson might be cast as Margaret Thatcher on ‘The Crown’

The Conservative Party leader will appear in season four

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“The Crown” is close to locking in its Iron Lady.

Gillian Anderson is in negotiations to portray former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on the fourth season of the Netflix series “The Crown,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The third season will focus on the 1964-1970 and 1974-1976 terms of Prime Minister Howard Wilson.

It still has yet to be announced when season three will be released but it’s expected to start streaming in 2019. The third season will experience some cast shake ups as Olivia Colman, who is currently raking in awards for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favourite,” takes over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy. Tobias Menzies will replace Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby will be switched out for Helena Bonham Carter’s Princess Margaret.

The third and fourth season are expected to be filmed back to back. The fourth season will focus on Thatcher and Princess Diana. No word yet on if Thatcher will appear in both the third and fourth season.

Thatcher’s LGBT record was controversial at the time as the Conservative Party, led by Thatcher, introduced a clause in the Local Government Act 1988, known as Section 28, which banned the “promotion” of homosexuality in U.K. schools and by local authorities.

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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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