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Billy Porter arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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How Christian Siriano Broke The Internet With His Inclusive Design At The Oscars

Billy Porter of the TV series Pose wore a gender bending velvet tuxedo gown to the Oscars. "[Porter] just really wanted to wear something that made him feel really good," its designer Siriano said.

Leaders from the United Methodist Church confer during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo. America's second-largest Protestant denomination faces a likely fracture as delegates voted to strengthen bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. Sid Hastings/AP hide caption

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United Methodists Face Fractured Future

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Space Oddity Collide
Romare Dirtwire
Life as One Skinshape
Ballicki Bone Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Arthur's Song Atmosphere

King Zulu waves to the crowds from his float on Mardi Gras day on Feb. 24, 2009 in New Orleans. The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club is facing criticism for its tradition of wearing black face makeup during Mardi Gras. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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In New Orleans, The Fight Over Blackface Renews Scrutiny Of A Mardi Gras Tradition

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Wade Robson met Michael Jackson more than 30 years ago. "He was one of the kindest, most gentle, loving, caring people I knew," Robson says. "He also sexually abused me for seven years." Robson, pictured above, and James Safechuck — who also met Jackson as a child in the 1980s — tell their stories in the new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. HBO hide caption

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'Leaving Neverland' Makes Powerful But One-Sided Case Against The King Of Pop

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How Christian Siriano Broke The Internet With His Inclusive Design At The Oscars

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