Briefs: A College Football Player Comes Out, The “Drag Race” Controversy Grows, And Why Are There No Gay Men On “The Walking Dead?”

Birthday shoutouts go to Ewan McGregor (above), who is 43, Richard Chamberlain is 80, Shirley Jones is 80, and Christopher Walken is 71.

This Movie Is Rated PG-13 for Tasteless Gay Jokes. The movie in question is Escape From Planet Earth. Has anyone seen it, and what did you think?

Congrats to Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry, who got married over the weekend.

The Drag Race Fiasco: A Battle For GLAAD’s Soul?

Why are there no gay men on The Walking Dead?

What moms say to gay sons.

Idina Menzel and Darren Criss attend the opening night party for If/Then on Broadway.

Big congrats to college football defensive end Mitch Eby, who has come out to his teammates and to Outsports.

Here he is reporting on a basketball game.

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT™ to … Kyle Dean Massey.

Broadway Babe Kyle got his start as the understudy for the role of Fiyero in the touring production of Wicked, before joining the Broadway production. He’s gone back to the role numerous times over the years, most recently from December of last year to this February. Below you can see him give us an adorable tour backstage (and he watches Days Of Our Lives … so it’s like we’re watching it … together).

We’re shifting the focus of the latest Briefs List back to the greatest aspect of 80’s pop culture … the music, which remains the ultimate pop music decade. For this list, we’re going to focus on the ladies, and countdown the The Top 100 Hits Of The Ladies Of the 80’s. There are only two rules: all the songs had to hit the Billboard Top Ten, and they’re all sung by women … whether solo or with a group. Ready to jog your memory?

At #55 is … “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves. Katrina Leskanich and her hot mop-topped bandmates only hit the top ten once, but it was with the summer anthem of 1985, and has become an 80’s classic. It peaked at #9 in June 1985

Congrats to JohnEd, who was the first to correctly guess that Friday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Welcome Back Kotter

Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are characters from a famous TV show. Can you name it?


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