Morning Meme: Charlie Sheen Drops “Faggot” In Mexico, Miley Cyrus Loves Her Gay Fans Best, and Both Sides Marshall Forces For Marriage In Illinois

Charlie Sheen opened a bar in Mexico, so you knew it was going to be trouble from the beginning. Charlie SheenAnd it was, as Charlie shouted “How we doing? … Lying bunch of faggot assholes, how we doing?” Charlie tells TMZ 1) “I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one and I apologize if I offended anyone.” And 2) “I meant to say maggot but I have a lisp.” Points for creativity?

VH1 pulls together a list of their Best Shipped Relationships of 2012, and Destiel, Wincest, Johnlock all made the cut, but of course the real winner was Sterek … and Vhelton, where our two Tumblrs fell in mad, passionate love with each other. Hey, Entertainment Weekly, you jelly?

Miley Cyrus has been a vocal advocate for gay rights and marriage equality, and she thinks her gay fans are her favorite, especially in London. “My favourite place to perform is London, because I have never seen more gay people in my whole life. ’When I go to London that’s what it is. I feel like they are so much more open, much more than here in the US where they’re feeling trapped, where it’s like, ’Can I even say I believe in gay marriage? Can I say that my Miley Cyrusfavourite fans are my gay fans?’ Am I allowed to say that, because half of America is still against it? It’s like, I just feel like when I go to Europe, I feel very free with my fan base.”

Tens of thousands of idiots want Piers Morgan deported because he thinks we need to take a better look at the Second Amendment. But Morgan says that as his daughter reaches school age, he may deport himself if we don’t get guns under control.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is reportedly set to appear in Illinois with Lt. Governor Sheila Simon to help lobby for marriage equality in the state.

In Chicago, Cardinal George is switching up his message against equality a bit, backing off the “Biblical teachings” argument in favor of “natural law.” Then again, he’s not an ethnologist, so I don’t think he understands much about natural law, either.

Speaking of Illinois, President Obama has offered his spontaneous support for marriage equality in his home state.  “While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect. As he has said, his personal view is that it’s wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, from doing so. Were the President still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would  support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally.”Bishop Gene Robinson

Bishop Gene Robinson is preparing to retire from the Episcopal Church, and while he’s fond of his work in fighting for equality, he does love New Hampshire. “New Hampshire was the only place I wasn’t ’the gay bishop’ I was just ’the bishop.'”

Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy has issued his annual Alternative Hockey Awards, and singles out Patrick Burke’s “You Can Play” initiative for honors.

But meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times talks about how professional gay athletes still feel unwelcome in the major team sports in the Unites States.  Former Angels’  outfielder Torii Hunter says it could divide a team.  “For me, as a Christian Torii Hunter… I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right. It will be difficult and uncomfortable.” Maybe it’s a good thing you’re a “former” player. Let the young, accepting guys make the rules. Plus, it isn’t your church team, it’s professional baseball, and you need to get over yourself.

It’s a valid question: Who paid for the Log Cabin Republicans’ full-page New York Times advertisement opposing Senator Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary? The group doesn’t have those kind of finances. Did they sell out to other forces opposing Hagel and just brand it for themselves?

 

 Awkward’s Brett Davern wants to know if he’s doing something wrong. I guess it depends on what he’s actually doing

 David Burtka goes tubing with Harper and Gideon in Montana

 I didn’t realize the skating show Gareth Thomas was doing was a team thing

 Joel McHale in a sadly deleted scene from Ted (h/t Queerty)

 Finally, my future ex-husband Russell Tovey is in NYC. Isn’t there a meeting at the Logo mother ship I need to attend in person?

 

 

On his appearance on Meet the Press to push for a deal on the fiscal cliff, President Obama was asked if the comments from former Senator Chuck Hagel concerning out Ambassador Hormel disqualified him from office. The president notes the apology, and also how far the gay rights movement has come since the comments were made, which I can see as a valid point, assuming Hagel’s current stances would fall in line with the times, but that’s yet to be seen.

 

This gag reel from the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation provides a lot of laughs and silliness. Michael Dorn doesn’t seem capable of keeping a straight face, insomuch as you can tell under the Klingon makeup.

 

The photograph of Marine Brandon Morgan wrapping himself around his boyfriend became one of the most iconic photographs of 2012. He sits down with the Lefew family to discuss what came after the kiss, and a lot of his journey that came before the kiss that made it possible. It’s a long piece, but the end is well worth the time.

 

Buzzfeed has pulled together some of the most viral videos of 2012, and superimposed the best YouTube comments on top of them. You can learn a lot here, including the real reason that god made Neil Patrick Harris gay.

 

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