Nick Lazzarini can’t twerk, Tabatha Coffey came out twice, and Fox News shortchanges marriage equality victories
Kids In the Hall’s Scott Thompson was gay on TV before being gay on TV was cool. And he misses the counterculture nature of being gay back then. “This whole marriage thing, I mean I understand it and I’m for it, but my heart isn’t in it. For my generation, it was just staying alive. Gay marriage never crossed my mind! Lesbians hoisted it upon us. I don’t know how a young gay guy can rebel any longer. When I was young, homosexuals were interesting and flawed. They were artists and hung out in cafés and were like Jean Genet, Gore Vidal, and James Baldwin. They were underground and shaping culture. The ones you heard about were the very gifted. The ones who were regular folks were married and in the closet and had their sex in parks. Now all the regular folks are gay and we don’t seem as interesting any longer. I guess that’s progress. I wouldn’t want to have to go back to the time where I had to hide everything.” As a sort of punctuation mark, he mentions wanting to go back to Montreal. “Montreal is wonderful. It is so sexy. There are sex clubs and bath houses and French-Canadians have kilometers of foreskin.”
The Parents Television Council isn’t happy with the new “Check the Box” expansion of the MPAA rating system of movies, which shows parents the details of why a movie was rated PG-13, such as violence or sex. The PTC says the new system lets the MPAA look like they’re doing something without doing anything at all so they can “market those violent films to kids….PG-13 films run the gamut from Les Miserables to Drag Me To Hell. And because it applies to everything, in practice, it means nothing.”
Bill Gates is again the richest man in the world with $72.7 biilion in the bank, while Carlos Slim comes in a second with only $72.1 billion. Maybe we can pass a plate to help out Slim?
So. That Arrow finale. It left a question mark that I saw four different recaps say went four different ways. And this interview with EP Marc Guggenheim doesn’t really clear up the fate of Malcolm Merlyn.
Despite what Eugene Delgadio said in his video about delivering one million petitions to Congress to stop the Safe-Schools Non-Discrimination Act, Rotary International has denied any involvement in gathering signatures for the anti-gay activist.
Twitter says that Zachary Quinto dropped by gay D.C. club Cobalt Wednesday night. Anybody see him? Did he bust a move?
Matt Smith is a big fan of his director in How To Catch a Monster, Ryan Gosling. “I have admired his abdominals in Crazy Stupid Love. Yes, he’s a very handsome man, that’s for sure. He’s cool. He’s bright, you know. He’s got a really clear, really brilliant vision for his film. And I’m a huge fan of his work as an actor. I think he makes brilliant choices.”
It was big news when out DJ Nick Grimshaw took over the BBC Radio One breakfast gig last year, but things aren’t going so smooth, with the show shedding a million listeners since he took over. A million people still listen to radio?
The Texas House has passed a bill that claims to be about religious freedom, but instead legalizes discrimination by publicly funded college clubs on the basis of race, religion, veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, gender, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. I can’t wait for a club to band someone for being a Christian to see how that goes over.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that his niece is a school teacher, and a lesbian. And she’s a reason we need ENDA. “Her employment shouldn’t be affected with that. We should have a law that says that, not just the good graces of wherever you work.”
Seth Meyers will return to Saturday Night Live in the fall, but only for a half season before leaving to prepare for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Fox News devoted exactly one minute combined to the news that Delaware, Rhode Island, and Minnesota had passed marriage equality. CNN gave the topics 4 minutes, while MSNBC gave the news 51 minutes.
Keahu Kahuanui was profiled about his move from Hawaii to Los Angeles to pursue acting, and what he does first when he makes it back to the islands.
In this week’s NewNowNext Sexpert, Conner Habib gets personal, talking about when you might need to break up with someone by talking about what he went through a mere 1.5 months ago when he had what must have been the most amicable breakup in history.
Nick Lazzarini is a really cool guy, I’ve hung out with him some over drinks by the pool when I was on the Atlantis cruise last year. He’s a master of dance in a number of styles, and a great choreographer, as I watched him put together a flashmob of amateurs with Travis Wall in an hour. What he’s not good at is twerking. He seems bewildered by the whole thing. Which is a shame, because his tramp stamp would look great during a good twerk.
Google Glass is totally cool. I want a set for myself (if I had the cash handy). Not that I think my life is all that interesting to other people, but I’d love to have instant access to all that information. But it will bring with it a ton of new social manners issues, as you can see in this video. There would be times to take them off certainly. But is anyone else amazed that we don’t have the first Google Glass first-person sex tape yet?
Nasty Pig is an awesome streetwear company, founded by gay men and beloved by gay porn stars. I’ve always wanted to own some of it, and maybe another six months in the gym and I would be able to wear it without getting a cease and desist letter in the mail. They’ve put together a Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook with hot guys and an awesome dog.
Test is set for the Seattle Film Festival next month, and is set in 1985 San Francisco as the AIDS crisis is getting underway, and people are starting to wonder if they should be tested, and what the consequences of being tested would be.
Barclays has put out an ad for their customized debit card, encouraging you to put your own photo on your card in order to make it more you. They’ve included a real-life gay couple in the ad, just casually dropped into the space, like we homos casually drop into all sorts of spaces, which is a refreshing approach in advertising.
Portland, your police department has their priorities just perfect. Keep being you.
Tabatha Coffey comes from what one could call a very liberal and accepting family, but that doesn’t mean her coming out was smooth. She had to call for a redo after the first effort got some push back.
Last Vegas is frequently described as The Hangover with old people. But it has something amazing in the trailer – a drunk Morgan Freeman. When was the last time you saw that?
The Australian Rules Football League is joining together for IDAHO to ask fans to tweet their pledge to end homophobia. It’s great and all (and AFL players tend to be on the hot side), but between the It Gets Better Project, You Can Play, and this, I’m beginning to wonder if they should spend a little more time learning to read naturally off a teleprompter.
Yesterday, P. Diddy tweeted that he was going to be on Downton Abbey, prompting many reliable media outlets to get a statement from a bewildered PBS. It turns out he was promoting his Funny Or Die video about being the real first black character in Downton Abbey. It has a lot of repetitive jokes, but I have to admit, the encounter with
Thomas was handled much better than I thought it would be.