John Barrasso, a right-wing senator from Wyoming, is the latest anti-gay Republican outed by blogger Michael Rogers, who previously (and correctly) called out Senator Larry Craig and Reps. Mark Foley and Ed Schrock
On Sunday, Rogers tweeted:
— Michael Rogers (@MichaelRogersDC) September 29, 2013
A former Wyoming state senator, Barrasso pretty much dings every item on the anti-progressive checklist. ”I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense,” he boasted in 2004. “In the state Senate, in addition to receiving an ‘A’ rating from the NRA, I have voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life.”
Ever-modest, he forgot to mention he also voted against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and got a zero rating from HRC. The “traditional family values” booster, 61, has three children from his first wife, Linda Nix, and married his state Senate office manager, Bobbi Brown, in 2008. He’s up for reelection in 2016.
Bob Dylan’s lesbian daughter, Desiree Dennis-Dylan is marrying girlfriend Kayla Sampson next year, but it’s not clear if her legendary dad will be in attendance.
Dennis-Dylan, 27, is Dylan’s sixth child—his only from wife Carolyn Dennis—but the couple decided to keep Desiree’s identity private to shield her from the public eye. (Desiree adopted her father’s last name as an adult.)
“Of course he’s invited, but he’s just not going to go. He didn’t say that, but that’s what we are assuming,” said mother-of-the-bride Jolene Sampson. “It would be sad [if Dylan skips the wedding], but he is really supportive and happy for her.”
English actor Derek Jacobi says he had ”no idea” he was breaking Ian McKellen’s heart when the two were young actors and McKellen had a huge crush on Jacobi, his costar in the recent British sitcom Vicious. Oh Derek, how could you?
A blaze on the gay getaway of Fire Island yesterday engulfed two homes and may have damaged several more. The fire began at 465 Fisherman’s Path on the eastern end of Fire Island Pines. Fire has long been a major danger in the Fire Island off season: In 2011, a raging inferno devastated the Pines commercial district, including the legendary Pavilion nightclub, which has since be rebuilt.
On Friday, out basketball player Jason Collins threw out the first pitch at the L.A. Dodgers’ first LGBT night. There must have been some magic in the air because the Dodgers walloped the Denver Rockies 11-0. Singing the National Anthem was Glee‘s Amber Riley and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.