Bill Clinton may have signed DOMA when he was president, but he’s adamant that it needs to be overturned. He admits it was a different time, but also that signing it wasn’t something he wanted to do, but felt necessary to head off a constitutional amendment against marriage equality. “When I signed the bill, I included a statement with the admonition that ’enactment of this legislation should not, despite the fierce and at times divisive rhetoric surrounding it, be understood to provide an excuse for discrimination.’ Reading those words today, I know now that, even worse than providing an excuse for discrimination, the law is itself discriminatory. It should be overturned.”
More and more men are grooming their pubic hair, both gay and straight. According to Cosmo, most do it at home, but some hit up salons. Most surprisingly, guys aren’t necessarily shy about talking about it with their buddies “Men go as far as to say it’s weird when they find out one of their buddies doesn’t prune his pubic hair. ’On a spring-break trip with my boys, I noticed that one guy in our group had what looked like a bush that was trying to escape from his swim trunks,” says Tunde, 27. ’I told him to look around at the rest of us — no one else had anything like that going on. By the next day, he had shaved.'”
If you were a child of the 90s, or even just, like me, exploring coming out, there were probably some gay movies you turned to as a way to peek at the world of gay, like Maurice, Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, or a favorite of mine, Trick.
Joy Behar is leaving The View after 16 years. She says she’s looking to do another interview show, and get back to her standup. She’s had meetings with CNN already. For as many times as I’ve shouted “You’re not helping” at the television screen, she’s a tireless advocate for equality.
Despite GOProud being banned from CPAC, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is exercising their right as CPAC sponsors to rent a room and hold a panel about gay inclusion in the conservative movement. Speakers will include Jimmy LaSalvia, Liz Mair, and Jonah Goldberg, among others. I can’t wait for the heads to explode.
President Obama signed the GLBT inclusive Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, bringing resources to women, GLBT people, and Native Americans.
In the wake of Carley Rae Jepsen and Train dropping out of the Boy Scout Jamboree, Scouts Canada has reaffirmed their commitment to non-discrimination, and invited Jepsen and Train to their own Jamboree.
As the United Nations voted in more sanctions against North Korea in the wake of their most recent nuclear test, North Korea made a threat of a nuclear strike on the U.S.
While Carrie Fisher’s people says she was joking about returning to the new Star Wars movie, George Lucas says that before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney, they were in talks with Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford to return, so there’s still the possibility.
The State Department has put up a micro-site to help gay travelers plan their world trips, complete with listings of gay rights and customs in countries around the world.
Not that we weren’t aware, but marriage equality is favored by all groups in the population except white evangelicals, non-college educated whites, and people over 65, which typically aren’t populations inclined to change their minds.
James Franco got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: Photo courtesy Disney
While I’m thrilled to see Dot Marie Jones back on Glee, I don’t like Blake Jenner wearing shirts with sleeves
GeeksOut.org has a suggestion for the next Google Doodle
Chris Hardwick does his best Dean from Supernatural impression
Ally Josh Hutcherson dresses up nicely as Peeta
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing is taking a bus to SXSW
Now we know why Sofia Vergara is always straining the top of her gowns
Zachary Quinto prepares to take the stage
If you’re looking for something awkward and a little strange, have I got something for you! Richard Simmons visiting the Andrew Christian store in WeHo. He seems more than a little freaked out, but probably for reasons different than I would be, since I’d be worried about my bank account.
I’m subjecting you to another episode of Doof Daily, where our favorite evil scientist takes on Internet Mysteries including YOLO, perhaps providing the best explanation I’ve ever seen.
Conner Habib is back with a NewNowNext Sexpert question, and this one is very NSFW, but I decided it was important enough to run. The question revolves around someone who feels they have a small penis, which is a situation Conner notes a lot of us feel, and ties it back into the body image problems that most of us feel, plus wondering if there isn’t some way to channel that worry into something useful. Again, this is a discussion about penis, so it’s NSFW.
I admit I know very little about Deadpool, except that he’s quite unhinged, and most people who are into comics love him. There’s a new Deadpool video game coming out, and the Merc with the Mouth is ready to tell you all about it.
The Hangover Part III looks much like all the other Hangover movies, except I didn’t see any monkeys or tigers, but I’m sure there’s an exotic animal in there somewhere with all the sex and death jokes. These movies make me sad.
Slightly different is Much Ado About Nothing, which Joss Whedon shot in his own home, using all his favorite actors like Nathan Fillion and Tom Lenk. While it’s a modern take on the Shakespeare tale, the trailer seems quite choppy, so I’m not precisely sure what I think about it.
The EU is going to begin looking at a proposal that seems to seek to ban all porn. Who do they think they’re kidding? Some of their member states base their local economy on porn. It’s practically what’s holding together the EU economy at this point.
A Pennsylvania Councilman somehow sent out an alert through the emergency system that said “Bryan is gay.” Setting aside the question of why he would do that, or even why he had access to an emergency alert system in the first place, the stunnin part is that he tries to brush it all off by claiming that “gay” means “happy” in this case, and the media and the mayor are evil for assuming he meant anything else. Thankfully we have Jimmy Kimmel to drop some reality on him.
Cats are jerks. I know I say it a lot, but this video provides some pretty damning evidence that I’m right.
Electronic Arts held a conference in New York City on GLBT representation in gaming, and produced this reel of their efforts at being inclusive. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a ton of coverage of the conference itself. I had an invitation, but of course I’m not in New York City. Still, even if half the video appears to be from The Sims, EA is doing their part.