Today In Gay: Bravo Star Axed For Shirtlessness, Kirk Cameron’s Still A Douche, More

We know folks are getting fired from their day jobs for porn extra-curriculars, but a middle-school teacher getting canned for a shirtless shot on a Bravo show is a new one on us.

Stefan Serie, a personal trainer and health-class teacher says he was “coerced” into resigning from Merrick Avenue Middle School in upstate New York a week after his topless cameo on Princesses: Long Island.  Serie did the scene as a favor, and told the New York Daily News. “I want my job and tenure back. I think I deserve it.” Kids and parents agree, and are calling for his reinstatement, and Serie has lawyered up in case the school doesn’t change its mind.

Experts say Hawaii stands to gain more than $270 million if the state legalizes gay marriage.

larry the cable guyWe might think all hicks are kneejerk conservatives, but redneck comic Larry the Cable Guy says people need to get over their hysteria about gay people.  “I’m so sick of hearing ‘gay this’ and ‘gay that’,” Larry (a.ka. Dan Whitney)  told Larry King. “It ain’t affecting my life at all,…I don’t know when we turned into a nation of 3-year-old babies. Everything offends everybody.”

The “git r done” guys says “people [are] bitching about stuff, because they got it too good in this country…  Live your life and leave other people alone. Enjoy your life. Enjoy being an American. It’s a great country why you gotta complain about everything.”

Good old Robert Mugabe, the ass-hat president-for-life of Zimbabwe says homos in his native land should be beheaded for their sodomite ways. The self-avowed homophobe explains that”if you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads.”

Mugabe, who has called gays “worse than pigs and dogs”, elaborated that “[homosexuality] seeks to destroy our lineage by saying John and John should wed,… Obama says if you want aid, you should accept the homosexuality practice. Aah, we will never do that.”

We’ll make a mental note of that.


kirk cameronKirk Cameron insists he’s won some battle over Facebook censorship, but it looks like the Jebus-lovin’ actor is just plain misinformed. Mike Seaver thought the social-media giant “banned” the trailer for his new Christian thriller Unstoppable because it was praising the Lord too much. But it turns out the movie’s domain name had flooded visitors with spam, which got it auto-flagged by Facebook.  A spokesman even explained the situation (in one-syllable words, no doubt) to The Christian Post, but Cameron still posted on FB that “atheist and activist groups [have demanded] that my videos be removed from Facebook and YouTube.” We’re sure it’s all the machinations of that Jew Mark Zuckerberg.

The Normal Heart playwright and ACT UP co-founder Larry Kramer finally tied the knot with his partner of two decades, David Webster. Before a group of friends and family members, the two exchanged Cartier rings in in the Langone Medical Center ICU, where Kramer was recovering from intestinal-tract surgery. The Supreme Court’s pwning of DOMA led to the nuptials, which Kramer had opposed until the act was struck down.

011912_targetAre we gonna have to boycott Target too? The superstore has allegedly donated $50,000 to the Republican Governors Association, which has dropped $3 million on the gubernatorial campaign of Virginia attorney general Ken  Cuccinelli, who wants to reinstate the “crimes against nature” law because homosexuality “is against nature” and “harmful to society.” (He also wants to put the kibosh on oral and anal for everyone.)

Given  Target didn’t directly give cash to Cuccinelli, and actually made an equal donation to the Democratic Governors Association, we’re a little “meh” on this one.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.