Lady Gaga Wears Her Floor Mat, Dustin Lance Black On Dreaming Bigger: BRIEFS

Plus Hillary's promises, and Bernie's history
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Birthday shoutouts go to Ioan Gruffudd (above), who is 42, Jeremy Sisto is 41, Elisabeth Shue is 52, and Britt Ekland is 73


What I learned from newly engaged marriage fighter Dustin Lance Black

“We dream bigger,” Black said, describing how his life has changed since meeting Daley. “Things seem so much more possible together. … We both want a family. We want something bigger than just ourselves. That’s one of the big reasons I fought for marriage.”


Bernie Sanders claims he’s a longtime champion of marriage equality. It’s just not true.

“But Sanders is not quite the gay rights visionary his defenders would like us to believe. Sanders did oppose DOMA—but purely on states’ rights grounds. And as recently as 2006, Sanders opposed marriage equality for his adopted home state of Vermont. The senator may have evolved earlier than his primary opponents. But the fact remains that, in the critical early days of the modern marriage equality movement, Sanders was neutral at best and hostile at worst.”


Ten promises Hillary Clinton just made LGBT Americans.


’We Feel Like We Shouldn’t Have To Pay’: Sweet Cakes bakers say state order not ’legally binding’


Gaga arrives for The Tonight Show

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Here’s the Tuesday Puzzler! “Rescue Me”

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 and bisexual celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT™ to … Jonathan Slavin

In 2005 Jonathan starred in the indie drama Hard Pill, as Tim, an “unhappy gay man who decides to volunteer for a pharmaceutical study of a pill that’s said to turn homosexuals straight.”

Thanks to Garrett for the Jonathan Slavin suggestion. If you have a suggestion for a future shoutout, drop me a line at therealsnicks@yahoo.com


Three years ago I presented my personal favorite Briefs list, The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s, and because if there’s one thing Hollywood has taught us, it’s that sequels and reboots and remakes are ALWAYS better then the original, we’re going to the well again with The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s Part 2: The Even More Forgotten

We’ll be spotlighting 100 more of the greatest minor hits of the decade, the songs you don’t hear on any 80’s nostalgia show. Songs that missed the top ten, or top twenty … or top forty. Hopefully these forgotten gems may ring a long dormant bell, or for younger readers, provide a pop music history lesson.

At #94 is “One Step Closer” by Gavin Christopher

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Gavin Christopher made his mark as a songwriter in the 70’s (he penned the top ten hit “Once You Get Started” for Rufus And Chaka Khan), but his one and only chart appearance as a singer was the jubilant “One Step Closer,” which he took to #22 in July 1986.

This wasn’t the first version of “One Step Closer,” though. Marilyn Martin (who, you’ll recall, had the #2 song on the original Lost Hits Of The 80’s list with “Night Moves”) included it on her stellar debut album.


Congrats to macguffin54, who guessed that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Pitch Black.

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Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here is a scene from a FAMOUS MOVIE. Can you name it?

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And today’s Briefs are brought to you by … Camille Anmmour

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Mateo Armand
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