Archbishop Desmond Tutu slams Uganda anti-gay law, Kerry Rhodes doesn’t think gay rumors hurt his career, the strangest places gays have sex
George Takei and his husband Brad have strong ties to Arizona. Brad was born there. They take part in festivals there, vacation there, do charity work there. But he’s warning the state that if they make the right to discriminate the law of the land, he’s done, and will make sure everyone knows he’s done. “So let me make mine just as clear. If your Governor Jan Brewer signs this repugnant bill into law, make no mistake. We will not come. We will not spend. And we will urge everyone we know–from large corporations to small families on vacation–to boycott. Because you don’t deserve our dollars. Not one red cent.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is speaking out against the anti-gay laws in Uganda. “The history of people is littered with attempts to legislate against love or marriage across class, caste and race. But there is no scientific basis or genetic rationale for love… There is no scientific justification for prejudice and discrimination, ever. And nor is there any moral justification. Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa, among others, attest to these facts.”
Many athletes said that the strongest statement that could be made for LGBT rights in Sochi was for out athletes to go and win. Dutch speedskater Ireen Wüst took that to heart, becoming the single most medaled athlete of the games with two gold and three silver.
Did anyone order a Farscape movie?
The Lego Movie dominated the box office for the third straight week, bringing in $31 million, with the Kevin Costner starring 3 Days To Kill a distant second with $12.3 million, while Kit Harington’s abs weren’t enough to save Pompeii, which turned in a disappointing $10.1 million for third.
Alec Baldwin says that he’s retiring from public life due to his PR problems, which he takes time to blame on everybody except himself in a long, rambling letter that you have to read to believe. He blames Harvey Levin at TMZ for labeling him a homophobe, Rachel Maddow for getting him fired from an MSNBC job that he didn’t like, Shia LeBeouf for his bad press on a play, photographers for intruding into his life, Anderson Cooper for slaughtering him in the press, GLAAD for attacking him, and New Yorkers themselves for not being respectful like they used to be. It’s one of the most self-involved things that I’ve ever read, and I hope that after this he actually does fade away, and doesn’t even get the movies he’s talking about doing. That’s just a sad statement on yourself, Alec.
The Kilgore school district in Texas has agreed to pay a student $77,000 for outing her to her mother. The student was called to an off schedule softball practice, and on arrival the other players were sent home, leaving coaches to confront her about her girlfriend and then outing her to her mother. The school district says it will train faculty on student privacy but won’t be changing any policies, and says the payout was the decision of the insurance company.
Did anyone miss Heroes? I mean other than the first season. Because NBC is doing a 13-part miniseries set in that world, but as for plot or returning characters, that’s all secret.
Australian bank ANZ has decorated ten ATMs for Gay & Lesbian Mardis Gras. They have themes like Hello Sailor, Unicorn Dream, Drag It Up, and more. The receipts print on rainbow paper, and the bank is donating all non-member fees to charity Twenty10 for the event.
A movie called The Reformatory is being developed, about the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a reformatory in Florida that was home to some grisly crimes, including rape and murder. The site is under investigation even now, as authorities have exhumed the bodies of 55 boys who died there, as part of an investigation that led to the facility’s closure in 2011. This is going to have to be handled very carefully.
Alleged anti-gay comments that were attributed to Rihanna on Instagram have turned out to be a hoax.
The NFL’s Kerry Rhodes, subject to rumors about his sexuality for a year thanks to photos leaked by a former assistant says he doesn’t think the controversy had him blacklisted from signing with a new team. “I emphatically said no once and that’s all I need to say and people who know me know that’s definitely not the case. To me I’m definitely not and I can’t control what people think, so I move on.” He also slammed the media for picking up the story without investigating anything. “I agree with you in the sense that the media and or blogs are way too quick to report a story without investigating what is really going on first.”
Gay Times did a survey to find out the strangest places their readers had had sex. 34 had done it in a graveyard, 50% at work, two in a porta-potty, and one in a shopping cart. Which leads me to wonder, where are some of the strange places you’ve had sex? I don’t need the details, just the locales.
Fraternities have a bad rap with parties, hazing, discrimination and worse things. But they all do some good too, and fund raise for good causes, like this Florida fraternity who decided to have a car wash to support the Wounded Warriors project with a goal of raising $3,000. And they decided to make it the sexiest car wash possible, thankfully. In fact, so sexy, a passerby wants to know if they’re shooting a gay porn film.
There’s no doubt that Jim Henson’s Creature Shop has created some of the most iconic figures in pop culture. But they’re also huge in advertising, as this sizzle reel shows. I had no idea they were behind the Snuggle bear.
The Final Member is a documentary about the world’s most extensive penis museum, with samples from hundreds of species. But they don’t yet have a human penis, and two men are competing to be the first, one willing his penis to the museum when he dies, and an American who wants to donate his while he’s still alive. And his reasons will make you laugh.
Cory Monteith played a street hustler in his final movie McCanick, and here you can see him discussing his life on the streets with the titular detective in the movie. It’s dark stuff.
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