Today In Gay: Rugby’s James Haskell Skins, New Video From Robyn, More

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British rugby star James Haskell clearly enjoys his gay fans—he’s gracing the July cover of British queer bible Attitude in just his knickers. “I’ve got a big gay following on Twitter so it’s an honour for me,” said Haskell, a flanker for the London Wasps. I’m surprised that across all sports more people haven’t come out because going by sheer statistics there have to be lots of gay sportsmen, right? Personally I wouldn’t give a shit if any of my team-mates were gay.’” Okay, we officially have to learn what the fudge rugby is all about.

Source: Attitude via Towleroad


It’s been three years since Robyn released “U Should Know Better” on her hit album, Body Talk Pt. 2.  But that didn’t stop the Swedish sensation from releasing a new video, which switches the genders of both her and collaborator Snoop Dogg.

We reported President Obama nominated Wally Brewster, a gay man, for the ambassadorship to the Dominican Republic, but it turns out he’s actually submitted a total of 8 out men for various diplomatic posts.  Those getting the nod include John Berry as ambassador to Australia, DNC money man Rufus Gifford to Denmark and former TV executive James Costos to Spain. Is POTUS making up for lost time or just picking the best man for the job?

officially enacted gay marriage on June 21, but no one showed up.
The Department of Education will start collecting data on anti-gay bulling from schools nationwide.  “This amazing development is something to celebrate and hopefully a trend of good news coming out of Washington in the coming days,” wrote GLSEN’s Eliza Byard’s, cheekily referencing the upcoming Supreme Court decisions.

There’s tumult at the nations largest gays-in-the-military advocacy group: On Saturday, OutServe/SLDN axed executive director Allyson Robinson, leading to the members of the group’s senior staff quitting almost immediately. “I am upset that this got out, but more upset that it happened. I was one of those who resigned from the Board,” posted Sue Fulton on Facebook. “Sad, sad days. I will ALWAYS, ALWAYS support the lgbt troops. Mission over politics.” It seems without the specter of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to focus on, fractures in the group are becoming bigger.