Author Chris Andersen's new book Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger offers readers tidbits from the Rolling Stone legend's life, including a time in the early 1970s when he and fellow singer allegedly David Bowie allegedly had a long-term affair.
In what appears to be a collection of memories, old lovers and friends recall a brief period when Jagger and Bowie regularly and openly slept together. One former colleague, backup singer Ava Cherry, told Andersen that the men were "sexually obsessed with each other" and then there's the time Bowie's former wife Angie walked in on them naked in bed, sleeping.
But it also seems that the relationship was more than just sex: the men reportedly had a mutual respect and admiration. Cherry told Andersen the men were emotionally intertwined and "practically lived together for several months." Several months many, many years ago, even before the biggest clue that Mick Jagger and David Bowie had a fling: the 1985 video for their rendition of "Dancing in the Streets."
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This cartoon comes from this week's edition of The New Yorker.
It's funny, I guess, but I can also see Christian conservatives like Bryan Fischer or Maggie Gallagher pointing to this and saying, "See, this is why gays shouldn't get married: no procreation!"
MAMA KNOWS BEST: Betty DeGeneres supports Seth's Law.
CHIT-CHAT: An interview with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
WALKING LEGS: More technology that mimics human behavior.
UNEXPECTED: Hasidic pop-star Lipa Schmeltzer acting like a robot.
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Richard Socarides wonders how Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will vote in gay marriage cases: "Fundamentally, we see that Roberts thinks of himself not just as another Justice of the Court but as its Chief Justice and, as such, as the primary keeper of its legacy. He is fifty-seven, and could serve on the Court for another twenty years or more. In the context of public opinion on gay rights and same-sex marriage, twenty years is a very long time."
Former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson thinks gay pride at the Pentagon marks the beginning of the armegeddon.
Mitt Romney and the Republicans raised about $35 million more than President Obama in the Democrats during the month of June.
NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson get out from behind the wheel and take off their shirts. Vroom-Vroom.
When it comes to anti-bullying regulation, not all Colorado schools are created equal.
New York City has set aside $3 million to cement the Bea Arthur Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth, a housing project to be run by the Ali Forney Center.
Some are saying that E! fired gossip columnist Ted Casablanca for outing Jeremy Renner. Wait, what?
Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson says she is still not a lesbian.
Fast-acting: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reportedly reached a deal in their divorce settlement, and it only took two weeks.
Over 20 groups dedicated to Latino political and social concerns have launched a pro-LGBT public service campaign called Familia es Familia. "In the Familia es Familia brochure, a Latino parent talks of having kicked the son out of the house when he first said he was gay. 'It was eleven years before I understood what a mistake I’d made,' said the Hispanic parent. After more than a decade, the parent apologized, 'and now, after all this time, our family is whole again. I never want my son to experience that kind of rejection again.'"
Whoa: Scarlett Johansson will reportedly receive $20 million for the Avengers sequel.
Why are all superheroes so attractive?
American Family Association's Bryan Fischer thinks gay sex is a "menace to public health." That's ironic.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage is sorry for calling the IRS "the new Gestapo."
GLAAD President Herndon Graddick's remarks on Rep. Barney Frank's marriage: For decades, Representative Frank has blazed trails in tireless pursuit of equality for every American. It's only fitting that he's now become the first sitting Congressman to wed his same-sex partner, once again reshaping the texts of history and personifying the opinion shared by a majority of Americans who believe everyone should be able to marry the person they love."
With blood donations in decline and supplies dwindling, there are fresh calls on the FDA to lift its ban on men who have sex with men.
The Cookies, "I Want a Boy For My Birthday."
French pop group Aikiu uses gay porn in their music video, and it's genius.
Let the countdown begin: only two weeks until the HBO debut of Vito, a documentary about the late, great gay documentary filmmaker Vito Russo.
Rumor has it that producers are "in talks" with Adam Lambert to become a judge on American Idol, the show that launched his career.
As expected, the Episcopal Church's General Convention's central prayer committee today approved of a resolution that would construct a liturgy to bless same-sex marriages, though there are still provisions for individual priests who object to marriage equality.
"No bishop, priest, deacon or lay person should be coerced or penalized in any manner, nor suffer any canonical disabilities, as a result of his or her conscientious objection to or support for the 77th General Convention’s action with regard to the Blessing of Same-Sex Relationships," reads an amendment attached to the proposal, according to MSNBC.
According to the press release, leaders within the church are aware they will have to hammer out an agreement down the road. "This is clearly a work in process, and there is a place in that process for all Episcopalians, whether or not they agree with the action we are taking today," it said.
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In the proposed rites, each person would make a vow to the other, exchange rings and be declared "bound to one another in a holy covenant, as long as they both shall live." The resolution also asks that the liturgy be approved for provisional use starting the first week of Advent -- beginning on Dec. 2, 2012 -- and calls for a review process before the next General Convention in 2015. Congregations and clergy wishing to use the liturgy would need the permission of their bishops.
In states that currently allow same-sex civil marriage, such as Maryland and New York, Episcopalians may already bless same-sex marriages, but there is no formal church-wide liturgy. Commitment ceremonies for gay couples are allowed elsewhere in the church at the discretion of the local bishop.
The vote will now go to the House of Bishops and then the House of Deputies, a body that is open to lay people as well as clergy.
On a related note, the House of Bishops approved a resolution this weekend allowing transgender men and women to become ministers. That too goes forward for a final vote.
Washington United for Marriage, the group hoping to uphold a law legalizing same-sex nuptials there, announced today that they've raised nearly one million for their equality fight.
According to campaign filings, Washington United raked in $952,000 in the month of June. $200,000 of that came from Microsoft bigwigs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
This latest haul brings their total fundraising to about $2 million, leaving anti-gay opponents in the dust:
As of Monday, Washington United for Marriage said it had raised more than $2 million for the campaign to fight back attempts to overturn the law. Preserve Marriage Washington has raised more than $135,000, according to the most recent numbers with the Public Disclosure Commission, though the money race is expected to heat up significantly in the coming months.
Phone and email messages left with Preserve Marriage Washington, the group behind the referendum seeking to overturn the law, were not immediately returned Monday.
Where's Nelson Muntz when you need him?