Ke$ha sends backup dancers to entertain Westboro, Cher teases “Woman’s World” video, Governor Christie signs law banning reparative therapy for minors
Former teen idol Leif Garrett has some advice for Justin Bieber, and it evidently involves avoiding predatory old gay men. “Do not believe your own publicity. Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you.”
Well, Finding Nemo is ruined forever.
The UK government forced The Guardian to destroy their hard drives of information relating to the Edward Snowden leaks, even sending spooks to supervise the destruction of the laptops. Not only is this terrifying for free speech and journalism, it’s so short sighted since the data probably exists in dozens of locations. They come off looking like sad bullies.
Another day, another interview with Calvin Klein boytoy Nick Gruber saying he’s not gay. Because that’s false information. “I don’t believe in labels, I believe in what my heart tells me I love. If people say, ’What are you?’ I say, ’I’m not gay. I’m straight, but I believe in love.’” He also says he’s only had one relationship with a man, Klein. As for John Luciano, “No. He was only a friend. It was never a relationship about ever being together.” Which doesn’t explain why John said “The most intimidating thing is having sex with your boyfriend and pulling down his pants and his ex-boyfriend’s name is staring you right in the face.”
Speaking of Gruber, Michael Lucas had him ejected from his corner of the uber-gay Fire Island Ascension party after Gruber caused a disturbance, screaming at people touching him while declaring he’s straight. I’m not a fan of Lucas, but when Gruber tried to pull a “don’t you know who I am” Lucas responded with “I called over to security and had him hauled away without his feet even touching the floor.”
The Human Rights Campaign, National Black Justice Coalition and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will all be participating in the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington.
Dick Van Dyke was pulled from his flaming Jaguar (unintentionally gay sentence) after an unspecified accident on the freeway. He wasn’t injured, but understandably shaken up.
Kazakhstan may be the next country to pass a gay propaganda law, and theirs may go further, outlawing gay clubs and any visibility. The president doesn’t support the law, saying there’s no reason to even discuss homosexuality, but if the bill hits his desk he’ll sign it.
Meanwhile, the United Nations is encouraging Russia and Moldova to repeal the laws they already have in place.
We know that many animals engage in same-sex behaviors, often to form alliances or just for fun, but why do insects do it? Mostly because they don’t seem to be very good at determining gender.
James Franco’s Interior. Leather Bar homage to Cruising has secured release via Strand, most likely in early 2014.
You know how conservatives always complain that they don’t like gender identity being discussed for schools, because how do you explain that to children? Well, a six year old has that covered for them. “It is just like my Lego Ninjagos when I put the male heads on the female bodies. No biggie. Can I have a cookie?”
I’m surprised it took this long, but the Family Research Council is saying that the new Pentagon policy that allows same-sex couples ten days of non-chargeable leave to travel to get married discriminates against straight couples. “Furthermore, it could well be argued that the new policy actively discriminates against opposite-sex couples – who receive no special leave for their weddings.”
San Antonio council woman Elisa Chan is upset that her former aid leaked her anti-gay comments. “The comments from the staff meeting on May 21st were and are my personal opinions and thoughts as guaranteed to me by the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is unfortunate that a former member of my D9 Council team betrayed the trust of my staff members and me. I will fight, I will always fight for our freedom of speech, especially in a private setting.” You can say whatever you want, but don’t expect there to be no consequences.
Governor Chris Christie did the right thing and signed the bill banning reparative therapy for minors. “Government should tread carefully into this area, and I do so here reluctantly. However, I also believe that on the issues of medical treatment for children we must look to experts in the field to determine the relative risks and rewards. I believe that exposing children to these health risks without clear evidence of benefits that outweigh these serious risks is not appropriate.”
Detroit Red Wings player Count Henrik Zetterberg is speaking out about the gay propaganda law in Russia. “I think that everyone should be able to be themselves. It’s unbelievable that it can be this way in this time, especially in a big country like Russia.” His fellow Swede Victor Hedman, who plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning says “That’s completely wrong, we’re all humans. No one should have a say in what way you’re sexually oriented.”
Black Bear Pictures, who is producing the Alan Turing biopic is confused by the negative reports that they’re degaying the war hero. “This on-going dialogue is greatly appreciated as it demonstrates the passion that exists for Turing’s achievements and the legacy of a man we intend to honour. There is not – and never has been – a version of our script where Alan Turing is anything other than homosexual, nor have we included fictitious sex scenes, and we have responded to any and every email and Twitter message to the contrary so as to quash these unsubstantiated rumours. We only wish this misinformation hadn’t arisen, and in the spirit of openness we intend to communicate all production updates regularly through our social media channels.”
We mentioned the London Zoological Society was holding a naked tiger run to raise awareness of the Sumatran tiger, and the NSFW pics of the event are out.
Air New Zealand released video of their first same-sex wedding in the sky, attended by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, and you have to love this family, getting to create permanence for their children in this way.
Long time readers know I love when they blow up stuff, so this implosion of Cal State’s Warren Hall caught my eye. I think it was supposed to drop more straight down than this however.
WWE legend Shawn Michaels tells TMZ that being a gay wrestler is very 80s, and they’ve had closeted wrestlers for years, but he’ thinks it’s a great time for Darren Young to be out, and he’s glad it was important to him, and that he believes it might even help his career.
Ke$ha had a great response to the Westboro Baptist Church protesting her concert – she sent her backup dancers out to perform to the WBC’s version of her song. I think they could have made it more homoerotic, but good on all of them for having a sense of humor about this farce.
Cher will be releasing her music video for “Woman’s World” via the Mail Online today, but she shared a quick sneak peek for what we should expect. It doesn’t really require you to drop acid like Lady Gaga’s video, but some ecstasy might help.
Adam Pally had a quick turn as Iron Man’s ultimate fan in Iron Man 3, but this deleted scene shows just how far he went riffing on the role when they taped it, leaving Robert Downey Jr. a little speechless.
Lee Daniels talks to Larry King about when he knew he was gay, his father’s reaction, and how he feels about the African-American community’s relationship to being gay and the cost that the down low lifestyle has on that community.