Meme: Pat Robertson Doubles Down On AIDS Rings, Miley Cyrus Receives Love and Hate, RuPaul Drives With Henry Rollins

Lessons in awkward kissing, Mary Lambert flirts with love in “She Keeps Me Warm,” Glee teases Klaine proposal

Pat RobertsonWe mentioned in Briefs that Pat Robertson claimed that gays in San Francisco were using special cutting rings to give people AIDS. CBN has forced the clip down from Right Wing Watch, which seems pointless. But Robertson has doubled down on his claim. “In my own experience, our organization sponsored a meeting years ago in San Francisco where trained security officers warned me about shaking hands because, in those days, certain AIDS-infected activists were deliberately trying to infect people like me by virtue of rings which would cut fingers and transfer blood. I regret that my remarks had been misunderstood, but this often happens because people do not listen to the context of remarks which are being said. In no wise (sic) were my remarks meant as an indictment of the homosexual community or, for that fact, to those infected with this dreadful disease.” See, this misunderstanding is our fault!

In Australia, they teach anatomy by having a hot guy in a thong sit there while students draw muscles, tendons and the whole of his anatomyanatomy on him. Maybe it’s time I go back to school?

Gay married couples will not be eligible for Veteran’s benefits. The laws on benefits for the VA are governed by Title 38, while calls out the gender on spouses, which means we have more court battles to fight, or we can just wait for Congress to act.

Here’s a visualization of how long people from each state spend on a visit to PornHub, and what topics they search for. It’s not very gay.

Sorry, but we have more Nick Gruber news, in which the proposal for the book he says he was never writing gets leaked.  There was “epic lovemaking” with Calvin Klein, and a lot of public sex. And if you’re wondering his going rate, Calvin gave him a $10,000/week allowance.

Chris Kirkpatrick doesn’t think there will ever be an Nsync reunion beyond what we saw at the VMAs. “It was funny, because, all of us getting back together, we Chris Kirkpatrickremembered what we liked about each other, we remembered what we hated about each other,

More people continue to weigh in on the Miley Cyrus performance, starting with Cyndi Lauper. “That was girl gone wild. So sad, so sad. She’s in a song that literally says that the blurred lines allowed you to—when a woman says no, she means yes—and that’s frightful because that’s date rape. And there she is, a young twentysomething trying to prove she can hang with the big boys and girls, you know, basically simulating a Girl Gone Wild video onstage. And I just felt like that was so beneath her and raunchy, really raunchy. It wasn’t even art.”

But Adam Lambert defended Cyrus. “And listen if it wasn’t ur cup of tea— all good but why is everyone spazzing? Hey – she’s doin something right. We all talkin.”

Robin ThickeMeanwhile, Robin Thicke’s mother wasn’t a fan. “I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this. I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son. The problem is, now I can never ‘unsee’ it. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial. I didn’t get what her point was.” All of this begs the question of whether she’s ever seen her son’s original, banned video for “Blurred Lines.”

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says that a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio would violate religious freedom. “Religious expression is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and this ordinance is also contrary to the clearly expressed will of the Texas Legislature. Although the proposal has been couched in terms of liberty and equality, it would have the effect of inhibiting the liberty of expression and equality of opportunity for San Antonians.”

Just when you think Fox News can’t sink any lower, they preview a segment on Chelsea Manning by playing “Dude Looks Like a Lady.”Chelsea Manning

In a move that surprised the devil out of me, WalMart has announced domestic partner benefits for both opposite and same sex couples. The company says that with the DOMA ruling and states having different laws, the most equitable thing they could do was find a way to offer the same benefits to all couples across all fifty states.

Bruce DunningDid the obituary for CBS reporter Bruce Dunning posthumously out him by noting he was survived by his life partner, artist Tetsunori Kawana?

Evidently, Pakistan is a gay paradise, assuming you’re fine with marrying a woman, you can sleep with all the guys you want, according to the BBC.

Neil Patrick Harris isn’t planning a big musical opening for the Emmy Awards. “I have an opening that I do, but I don’t want to repeat myself from the Tonys. There’s a dance number in the middle of the show put together by the Emmy-nominated choreographers. I wouldn’t be surprised if you witness a groove or three. There may be some unfortunate grooving going on.”Neil Patrick Harris

Bloomberg says that If the IOC doesn’t pressure Russia to change their anti-gay laws, they’ll be laying a burden on their sponsors. “IOC pressure on South Korea’s military dictatorship helped bring about democratic elections before the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul. Ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the IOC pressed China to drop its law requiring foreign journalists to get government permission before interviewing Chinese citizens. Now, the IOC should be telling Russia to revoke its anti-gay law in order to conform with the Olympic Charter and remain the host of the Winter Games. As the committee has so far shown no such inclination, sponsors of the Olympics and Jeff Timmonstelevision networks that plan to cover the event ought to push. Otherwise, come February, they may find themselves in an embarrassing mess.”

Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is planning a musical review called Men of the Strip, with former college football star Chris Boudreaux, fitness trainer Dwayne Baldwin, radiologist Garo Bechirian, Latin soap star Joel Sajion, stage actor Keith Webb, veteran Vegas stage performer Kyle Efthemes, wrestler in training Nate Estimada, and Jiu-jitsu trainer Charles Dera. Before taking up residence, they’ll be giving a 40 city tour. “What’s fascinating is that these guys are strippers, but they are also total rock stars. Each brings a unique life experience into their work on the show. Some guys put themselves through college, some have wives, some are total party animals. They’re all interesting personalities, and we take an irreverent tone to sharing their lives just as we do in the stage show itself. I think women of all ages will be fascinated by them and enjoy the fantasy element of it all.” And many gay men, no doubt.

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We’ve all had awkward kisses. They happen more often than we like to admit. These two incredibly cute guys demonstrate some of the more common, as well as some of the less common version of those awkward moments.

Mika Brzezinski is still on the warpath over Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. She thinks that MTV executives should be fired. Star Jones provides an unexpected moment of sanity in this panel, as does Matt Lauer. Miley can do as she wishes, she’s an adult, and a star. And MTV isn’t subject to the same regulations as broadcast networks, and did nothing wrong. That said, did I enjoy the performance? Not really, it was messy. She could have done it better and achieved the same goal, but there is no reason to say that she’s disturbed or that some standard was violated, and people need to calm down and let it go.

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Speaking of, Jon Lajoie raps perhaps the best commentary on Miley’s performance that I’ve come across. I mean, wherever would she get such an idea?

I’ve kind of enjoyed the first couple of these videos of RuPaul driving with celebrities (certainly more than Jerry Seinfeld’s version). She goes deep with ally Henry Rollings about his lone wolf nature, and the need to let people in, and he’s just as real.

Mary Lambert had released a lyric video for her full version of “She Keeps Me Warm” a few weeks ago, and now it has the most adorable full video of lesbian flirting seen in a long time.

Diesel has new jeans out, with a hybrid denim that lets you move around freely, as demonstrated by these incredibly hot dancers.

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