Today In Gay: Jane Lynch Divorcing, Rock Hudson Confesses, Gays Are Broke, More

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Tragedy has struck the lesbiverse: Glee’s Jane Lynch and her wife, Dr. Lara Embry, are getting a divorce after two years of marriage.”Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter.” We hope Lynch’s star turn in Annie isn’t the culprit.

It was no shock when we learned Rock Hudson wasn’t the ladies man he played in the movies. But it turns out his wife, Phyllis Gates, taped the matinee idol disclosing his homosexuality to her in what couldn’t have been a pleasant conversation. Excerpts in The Hollywood Reporter reveal Gates got into a heated fight with Hudson about a Rorschach inkblot test he took: “You told me you saw thousands of butterflies and also snakes,” she said in the secret tape. “[A therapist] told me in my analysis that butterflies mean femininity and snakes represent that male penis. Oops, busted. Gates also asked her why he was a one-minute man in the sack. “[You have] great speed with me, sexually. Are you that fast with boys?” Rock, 32, replied: “Well, it’s a physical conjunction [sic] . . .Boys don’t fit. So, this is why [sex] lasts longer.” We knew gay sex was awesome, we just never knew why. Thanks Rock!

Former Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is editing a special sports-themed issue of the Washington Blade, the District’s premier LGBT paper.

A gay-marriage opponent interrupted the Holy Grail of tennis, the French Open on Sunday, startling David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal. Guards quickly nabbed the protestors and dragged them to the locker rooms. The interloper was just one of several shirtless men who wore masks as the protested France’s new marriage-equality law.  Um, seriously, why do these guys keep going shirtless. Is it to distract us or something? Nadal, for his part, won the match—and his eighth French Open win.

The first gay couple to marry in Michigan are heading to the White House on Thursday. As part of a Pride month celebration President Obama (or at least his people) invited Gene Barfield and Tim LaCroix, Odawa Indians who were married in a tribal ceremony—which wouldn’t be beholden to Michigan marriage laws. (Their nuptials still won’t be recognized by the state or the federal goverment.) “So now we’re going to have cookies and milk with the chief executive?” Barfield, a Navy vet who returned his service medals to protest DOMA, said. “To be invited to the White House just blows us away.”  Maybe don’t mention that “milk and cookies” line, huh guys?

Swedish train conductors are protesting a ban on shorts by wearing skirts to work during the warm-weather months. Hey, whatever excuse works.

Despite the stereotype that gays and lesbians are rolling in discretionary income, a study out of UCLA reveals that LGBT couples are poorer than their hetero counterparts. Here’s the breakdown:

*7.6 percent of lesbian couples, compared with 5.7 percent of married different-sex couples, are in poverty.
* One-third of lesbian couples and 20.1 percent of gay male couples without a high-school diploma are in poverty, compared with 18.8 percent of different-sex married couples.
*African-American same-sex couples have poverty rates more than twice the rate of different-sex married African-Americans.
* Lesbian couples who live in rural areas are much more likely to be poor (14.1 percent), compared with 4.5 percent of coupled lesbians in large cities. And 10.2 percent of men in same-sex couples who live in small metropolitan areas are poor, compared with only 3.3 percent of coupled gay men in large metropolitan areas.
* Almost 1 in 4 children living with a male same-sex couple and 19.2 percent of children living with a female same-sex couple are in poverty, compared with 12.1 percent of children living with married different-sex couples.
* And 14.1 percent of lesbian couples and 7.7 percent of gay male couples receive food stamps, compared with 6.5 percent of different-sex married couples.

Okay, so that officially blows. But maybe if we could get married some of those wedding checks would help balance things out?

Orchestra member Natalie Holt did what hundreds of wannabe pop stars have fantasized about: During Saturday’s taping of Britain’s Got Talent she pelted Simon Cowell with a half-dozen eggs.Must’ve been like hitting the broad side of a barn.