The City Council has approved the statue, which will stand on Wynner House on the corner of Bromsgove Street and Hurst Street in the city centre.
But concerns that at just 5ft and raised three storeys high it might not be seen were swiftly dismissed. Coun Barry Henley (Lab, Brandwood) said: “It is too high or too small from this low vantage point.”
But chief planning officer Richard Goulborn replied: “It is decorated with diamanté mirrors and will be spotlit at night. It can’t fail to have impact.”
See our previous post for information on the rhino's history as a gay rights symbol.
Barney's Creative Director and author Simon Doonan appeared on Conan last night to push his one-man campaign to rid the world of man boobs.
"There's a horrible epidemic of man boobs, and I keep telling — people are clutching their man boobs now, I can see it....There aren't fetish clubs for people who like man boobs. Man boobs are like hyenas, and mosquitoes, and red ants, and sharks. They don't need to exist. They're horrible. So I'm on a one-man campaign to rid the world of man boobs ... A lot of straight dudes, they don't really care, they're, like, farting and watching TV, they don't care about their man boobs. We need to make them care and explain to them, these, girls, right, they are unacceptable, am I right?"
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Carly Rae Jepsen's pop fluff begets YouTube lipdub fluff.
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A collaboration being talked about in February bears fruit.
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Dave Strohmaier, a Missoula, Montana City Councilman who was a sponsor of that city's LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance is now running for Congress and has just put out this ad supporting marriage equality.
"And you know what, it sure does annoy Republicans."
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Adam Lambert brought two tracks from his forthcoming album Trespassing to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.
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In an interview with Instinct magazine, Lambert recently suggested that it hasn't been easy getting a solid gay male following:
The outspoken entertainer, one of very few openly gay recording artists signed to a major American label, didn’t shy away from discussing what he sees as the elusive gay demographic early on and without prompting when he sat down to chat with Instinct.
“As a community, we’re a little bit resistant to a gay male pop star ourselves,” Lambert says. He’s confident. His delivery indicates he’s spent time thinking about the topic. “It’s very easy for people to look at my origin, which is American Idol, and automatically assume that I’m a commercial sellout or a puppet or a flash in the pan. I don’t think I’m any of those things.”
A laugh, marinated in tension, inspires him to get a little more personal.
“There’s something weird there. We’re very eager to celebrate a strong female. But to celebrate a fellow gay man—it gets catty sometimes.”
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