If you watched the hilarious new scripted series “Awkward.” on MTV, then you most certainly remember “Ricky Schwartz” (Matthew Fahey), the clarinet playing band geek with game…In real life, however, Matthew Fahey is a multi-talented hottie who acts, has his own production company, raps and does photography. Who knew?!
“This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx” (William Morrow) debuts at #4 on the New York Times Bestseller list while Sixx:A.M.’s single “Lies of the Beautiful People” comes in at #5 at rock radio.
As has been the case for many social and political minorities in our country, the LGBT community confronts a media landscape effective in spreading misinformation about it. The most radical voices claim that gay and lesbian people are a threat to children, our country, even our way of life. But what many don’t realize is that these messages, crafted by a well-resourced media machine, not only inspire bias, but intense hate against LGBT people—hate often leading to violence. In our lead segment, we look at hate-speech and whether, in a nation lacking legal protections for LGBT people, it incites violence against the LGBT community.