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Rosanna Arquette on the Death of Her Sister, Transgender Pioneer Alexis: 'It's a Huge Wound'

Rosanna Arquette on the Death of Her Sister, Transgender Pioneer Alexis: 'It's a Huge Wound'
Rosanna Arquette and her family are continuing to mourn the death of their sister, transgender pioneer Alexis, who died nearly two years ago at the age of 47.

“Alexis was our hero and it’s a huge wound, an open gaping wound, in our family,” the actress, 58, tells People while promoting her new film Born Guilty. “That’s why I started the Alexis Arquette Family Foundation on behalf of us all, so that we could do good things in the world under Alexis’s name.”

The Alexis Project was founded as a partnership between the Alexis Arquette Family Foundation and the
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Tyler Henry Gives David & Rosanna Arquette a Comforting Message From Their Late Sister Alexis on Hollywood Medium

Tyler Henry Gives David & Rosanna Arquette a Comforting Message From Their Late Sister Alexis on Hollywood Medium
There's nothing like the bond shared between siblings. Tyler Henry channels David and Rosanna Arquette's late transgender sister, Alexis Arquette, in this clip from Wednesday's all-new Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry.  "For some reason they're having me talk about like four kids, four siblings, like the four situation," Tyler says. "So, anybody know where the four would be within the family?" "There are four of us," David says with a chuckle. And it seems like they were a strong foursome, because that's where the spirits are placing Tyler's focus. "There's really a priority about wanting to refer to the siblings and talking about...
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David Arquette Reminisces About Alexis Arquette One Year After Her Death

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[[tmz:video id="0_dl1blc72"]] Alexis Arquette died a year ago on September 11, and her brother, David Arquette, still gets choked up talking about keeping her memory alive. We got David Monday night at Bootsy Bellows, where he and his fam were holding a memorial for Alexis ... who died of a heart attack and battled HIV for years. He talked about launching the Alexis Project to support Lgbt communities in L.A. He also told us what he thinks Alexis' legacy will be.
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David Arquette, Jenna Ortega to Star in Elephant Drama ‘Saving Flora’

David Arquette, Jenna Ortega to Star in Elephant Drama ‘Saving Flora’
David Arquette, Jenna Ortega, Tom Arnold, Leonor Varela, and a veteran performing elephant named Tai are starring in the independent family drama “Saving Flora,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Production has begun in Los Angeles with British TV commercial veteran Mark Taylor directing. Producers are Amber Wang (“Rock Dog”), Fj ProductionsFabio Golombek (“Experimenter,” “Like Sunday Like Rain”), and Brad Billington (“Professional Affair,” “Lethal Cowboy”).
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Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, Britney Spears & More Write Touching Letters to the Lgbtq Community for Pride Month

Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, Britney Spears & More Write Touching Letters to the Lgbtq Community for Pride Month
A few of music's biggest names are showing their support for the Lgbtq community.

In honor of Pride Month, Billboard asked a wide variety of stars to write "love letters" to the Lgbtq community, and the response is pretty amazing. Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are just some of the singers who responded, sharing heartfelt, personal memories.

Gomez credits her mother, Mandy Teefey, for raising her in an environment that was "incredibly open-minded and non-judgmental." The "It Ain't Me" singer recalls hanging out with a few of her mother's friends, who just so happen to be gay.

News: Harry Styles Doesn't Consider Lgbtq Rights a 'Political' Issue -- 'Equality Feels Much More Fundamental'

"I remember as a young child going to brunch on Sundays with my mom and her group of friends." Gomez writes. "I had no idea they were all gay as I didn’t even comprehend what that meant at the
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28th GLAAD Media Awards: Complete List of Winners

28th GLAAD Media Awards: Complete List of Winners
The 28th GLAAD Media Awards took place in New York City on Saturday, recognizing the most inclusive and accurately portrayed representations of the LGBTQ community in film, television, and other platforms.

2017 already had one celebration for the media watchdog’s west coast-based members back in April — where Patricia Arquette famously delivered an emotional speech in remembrance of her late sister Alexis Arquette — handing out awards in a few of the top categories. “Moonlight” was previously named the year’s outstanding film while “Transparent” was selected as outstanding TV comedy. This weekend’s festivities saw the presentations of the remainder of the awards, including the event’s largest remaining prize: Tegan and Sara as outstanding music artist.

Debra Messing and Billy Porter were honored with the excellence in media award and Vito Russo award, respectively. Other special guests included host Ross Mathews, Whoopi Goldberg, Rami Malek, Janet Mock, Trevor Noah, Christian Slater,
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Exclusive: Patricia Arquette on Powerful Trans Rights Speech About Late Sister Alexis: 'I Feel Like Crying'

Exclusive: Patricia Arquette on Powerful Trans Rights Speech About Late Sister Alexis: 'I Feel Like Crying'
Patricia Arquette is using her family tragedy to speak out on an important issue.

The 48-year-old actress opened up to Et's Denny Directo at Saturday's GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, where she delivered an absolutely heartbreaking tribute to her late sister, Alexis Arquette -- who died last September due to complications related to HIV/AIDS -- while advocating for transgender rights at large.

Exclusive: Luke Perry Cries Over Alexis Arquette at GLAAD Awards, Explains Their Incredible 30-Year Friendship

"I was really hoping to keep it together, honestly," Arquette said about her moving words. "I just miss Alexis so much. I love Alexis so much. I feel really sad thinking about all the families who turn their back on their kids when they let them know they're trans because you are missing out on one of the greatest loves of your life, one of the greatest human beings in your life."

"I want those
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Exclusive: Luke Perry Cries Over Alexis Arquette at GLAAD Awards, Explains Their Incredible 30-Year Friendship

Exclusive: Luke Perry Cries Over Alexis Arquette at GLAAD Awards, Explains Their Incredible 30-Year Friendship
Luke Perry is forever grateful for his close friendship with the late Alexis Arquette.

The 50-year-old Riverdale actor introduced the late star's sister, Patricia Arquette, onstage at the 28th Annual GLAAD Awards on Saturday night, alongside Transparent actor Jeffrey Tambor. Perry said he had been friends with Alexis for over 30 years, and shed tears during the heartfelt moment.

Perry was visibly emotional as a touching video of Patricia's advocacy on behalf of her sister played for the audience.

News: Patricia Arquette Honors Late Sister Alexis at GLAAD Awards -- 'She Couldn't Live a Life That Was a Lie'

Alexis, an avid transgender activist, died in September due to complications related to HIV/AIDS. She was 47 years old.

Et's Denny Directo caught up with Perry as well as Patricia backstage, who both talked about the significance of Perry's decades-long friendship with Alexis.

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"He and Lex were friends since they were kids and I remember many years
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Patricia Arquette Remembers Late Sister Alexis, Gets Political In GLAAD Media Awards Speech

Patricia Arquette Remembers Late Sister Alexis, Gets Political In GLAAD Media Awards Speech
Patricia Arquette was honored with the Vanguard Awards at last night’s 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Recognized for making a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of Lgbtq people, the actress gave an emotional speech honoring late sister and Lgbtq champion Alexis Arquette. "Visibility matters. And right now, trans visibility really matters," Arquette said in her speech, which can be watched above. "It is not an easy life to be trans…
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‘Moonlight’ Wins Top Film at GLAAD Media Awards

‘Moonlight’ Wins Top Film at GLAAD Media Awards
Moonlight” has done it again.

Barry Jenkins’ best picture-winning coming-of-age drama won outstanding film for a wide release movie at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The awards were announced Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton hotel and presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation honoring the 2016 season. Amazon’s “Transparent” won the comedy series award while Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” took the drama series trophy.

Moonlight” won the Academy Award for best picture at the most recent Oscars. It also won supporting actor for Mahershala Ali and the adapted screenplay prize for Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney. Jenkins was also nominated for best director for the film, which has grossed nearly $28 million domestically for A24.

Vertical Entertainment’s “Other People” won the award for a limited release movie. Outstanding TV movie or limited series award went to USA’s “Eyewitness,” and the award for outstanding
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Alexis Arquette’s Sister Patricia Celebrates the Transgender Pioneer’s Legacy 6 Months After Death: ‘I Wouldn’t Change a Thing’

Alexis Arquette’s Sister Patricia Celebrates the Transgender Pioneer’s Legacy 6 Months After Death: ‘I Wouldn’t Change a Thing’
Alexis Arquette was undoubtedly one of the first transgender activists in Hollywood.

Coming from a family of actors, Alexis was accepted when she came out. Her sister Patricia was concerned about the impact her sister’s revelation would have on her career — though Alexis was not.

“Alexis was really also very powerful, and strong, and really brave, very brave,” Patricia told People while at the Let’s Toast the Extraordinary Achievements of Alexis Arquette pre-glaad Media Awards dinner sponsored by Ketel One in Hollywood.

“We had a long conversation when Alexis told me that she was transgender, and I said,
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Alexis Arquette Celebrated by Family, Lgbtq Allies on Eve of Transgender Visibility Day

Alexis Arquette Celebrated by Family, Lgbtq Allies on Eve of Transgender Visibility Day
Alexis Arquette’s life was celebrated by her sister Patricia Arquette, brothers Richmond and David Arquette, and numerous Lgbtq allies Thursday night in Hollywood.

“Alexis was a pioneer who worked to raise awareness of social, civil and emotional impact of causes in support of issues faced by the LGBT community,” Patricia said of her sister, who passed away last September.

Despite the celebratory theme of the dinner, held on the rooftop of Neuehaus, the Oscar winner admitted things are “still hard” on her and the family. But she also called upon attendees — which included GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” standout Detox, as well as journalists from publications like Out and Advocate — to continue to fight for LGBTQ rights and visibility.

In fact, the celebration was held on the eve of the International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Visibility continues to be a fight for the trans community.
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Patricia Arquette To Be Honored at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles

Patricia Arquette To Be Honored at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles
Patricia Arquette will be honored at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards next month.

The 48-year-old actress will receive the organization's Vanguard Award for her work as a longtime ally and supporter of the Lgbtq community at the Los Angeles awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on April 1.

Related: 'Moonlight,' 'Transparent' and 'I Am Cait' Among GLAAD Media Award Nominees -- See the Full List

"Patricia Arquette embodies the critical voice needed during these times to resist against injustice and discrimination across a range of issues," GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a press release. "She is a beacon of light who has consistently used her platform to advance equality across marginalized groups and to drive culture-changing conversations that move acceptance forward."

Arquette will also honor her late sister, Alexis Arquette, at the event, remembering the transgender actress' contributions to both film and the Lgbtq community.

Cameron Esposito is set to host the event
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David and Christina Arquette Welcome Baby Boy, Honor Actor's Late Sister With Name

David and Christina Arquette Welcome Baby Boy, Honor Actor's Late Sister With Name
David and Christina Arquette are now the proud parents of two boys.

The couple welcomed their second child on Wednesday and named him Augustus Alexis Arquette, with the middle name being a tribute to David's late sister, Alexis, who died unexpectedly in September. David, 45, and Christina, 35, happily shared the first photos of their bundle of joy on Instagram.

Augustus, who will go by Gus, will have some siblings to show him the ropes. The couple is already parents to 2-year-old son Charlie, and David also has a 12-year-old daughter, Coco, from his previous marriage to Courteney Cox.

More: Courteney Cox and David Arquette's 12-Year-Old Daughter Coco Stars in New Music Video

The Arquette family has excitedly been anticipating the birth of Gus. David spilled the news that he and Christina were expecting in October by posting a video to Instagram of Charlie kissing Christina's sonogram while saying, "Hi, baby."

"So incredibly
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David and Christina Arquette Name Their New Baby After His Late Sister, Alexis

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David and Christina Arquette Name Their New Baby After His Late Sister, Alexis
David Arquette and wife Christina McLarty are parents for the second time! The happy couple welcomed a son, Augustus Alexis Arquette, on Wednesday. David and Christina plan on calling him "Gus" for short but gave him his middle name as a heartfelt nod to the Scream actor's late sister, Alexis Arquette, who passed away in September at age 47. Baby Gus will join big brother Charlie, 2, and half-sister Coco, 12, whom David shares with ex-wife Courteney Cox. David gave his Instagram followers the first adorable peek at his new addition with a close-up shot of Gus, simply captioning it, "Augustus Alexis Arquette || March 8, 2017 @christinaarquette." We can't wait to see more photos of their growing family! Augustus Alexis Arquette || March 8, 2017 @christinaarquette A post shared by David Arquette (@davidarquette) on Mar 9, 2017 at 8:30am Pst
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David Arquette Welcomes Son Augustus Alexis

David Arquette Welcomes Son Augustus Alexis
Oh boy: David Arquette is a dad again!

The actor’s wife Christina has given birth to a son, the couple shared on Instagram Thursday next to sweet photos of their baby boy. Augustus Alexis Arquette was born on Wednesday, March 8.

The new baby will reportedly go by Gus, and his middle name will be familiar to fans of the Arquette family, as it honors David’s late sister Alexis Arquette, who unexpectedly died in September.

Gus joins the family along the couple’s son Charlie West, 2½, and David’s 12-year-old daughter Coco from his previous marriage to Courteney Cox.
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David Arquette and Wife Christina Arquette Welcome a Baby Boy Named Augustus Alexis Arquette

David Arquette and Wife Christina Arquette Welcome a Baby Boy Named Augustus Alexis Arquette
Congratulations to David Arquette and his wife Christina Arquette! E! News can exclusively reveal that the couple has welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Augustus Alexis Arquette. Augustus, who they plan on calling Gus, was born March 8, 2017. Gus' middle name serves as a tribute to David's late sister, Alexis Arquette, who passed away at age 47 in September 2016. David and Christina are already parents to a 2-year-old boy named Charlie Arquette. Both sons also have a half-sister, Coco, whom David shares with ex-wife Courteney Cox. E! News also has an exclusive look at their newborn, who couldn't be any cuter. Wearing his hospital beanie, little...
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The Academy Apologizes to Movie Producer For Incorrectly Using Her Photo During Oscars In Memoriam Segment

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued a formal apology to Australian movie producer Jan Chapman after incorrectly running her photo during the 2017 Oscars In Memoriam segment on Sunday.

“We sincerely apologize to producer Jan Chapman, whose photo was mistakenly used in the Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ tribute for her colleague and dear friend, the late Janet Patterson,” the statement read. “Janet, an Academy member and four-time Oscar-nominated costume designer, was beloved in our community. We extend our deepest apologies and condolences to the Patterson family.”

The Academy also updated the video tribute and online In Memoriam gallery,
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Patricia Arquette Upset By Omission Of Alexis Arquette’s Name From Oscars ‘In Memoriam’

Patricia Arquette expressed her anger at the omission of her sister Alexis Arquette‘s name from the ‘In Memoriam’ portion of the 2017 Oscars ceremony. Arquette called the incident a “real slight to the trans community.” Arquette said that Alexis, who died in September 2016, was “a great actor, and had 70 credits, and was really brave to […]

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