Some might assume that because I’m married to a woman, I must be bisexual. This would be true if sexual orientation was defined by sexual experience. Heck, if sexual orientation were defined by sexual experience, I would be as straight as the day is long even though I’ve never been turned on by a Victoria’s Secret commercial in my entire life. Sexual orientation is defined by attraction, not by experience. In my case, I am attracted sexually to men. Period. Yet my marriage is wonderful, and Lolly and I have an extremely healthy and robust sex life. How can this be?
Shortly thereafter, there were charges that Weed practices "ex-gay" therapy, accusations which Weed strongly denied.
I do not practice, nor do I believe in, reparative therapy or change therapy. Quite the opposite, my therapeutic stance is one that favors (but does not depend on) the idea that sexual orientation is immutable.
My therapeutic approach is to meet clients where they are--wherever that might be--and then help them to analyze the goals and aspirations that they have for their own life.
This week, Weed and his wife were interviewed on Nightline.
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There are no doubt easier ways to get a watermelon open than this. A knife, however, is far less appealing in slow-motion.
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UPCHUCK: Grate at Grand Central Terminal belches during Wednesday's NYC rain-pocalypse. NY Mag: "There are so many metaphors in this visual, and all of them are disgusting."
CLOUDY: An animated short by artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of FriendsWithYou.
KIM DOTCOM: The strange, embattled Megaupload founder awaiting possible extradition to the U.S. from New Zealand on copyright infringement charges defiantly releases a music video.
FORMULATION: Lady Gaga unveils new ad for Fame fragrance.
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Who's done more on AIDS, Obama or Bush?
Researchers discover region of brain associated with selfishness.
Spanish Olympics uniforms make athletes feel like McDonald's employees.
Yup, it's Jesse Metcalfe and I've seen it in action in L.A.
AFER attorney David Boies' office tips us off to this list of honored LGBT lawyers Under 40. Rick Bettan, an associate in their NYC office is among those recorgnized.
Extremely disturbing video of Walmart's treatment of pigs.
Smug criticisms of Madonna and endless Gaga comparisons are a victory for ageism and misogyny: "It goes without saying that the McCartneys, Springsteens and Dylans of the world – admirably unaware of any sell-by date on their ability – at worst suffer a few friendly jibes from the press; a jocular ‘not quite as good as he used to be but good on him for trying!’ Criticisms levelled at Madonna however are often snide and venomous in their refusal to recognise her talent. If a woman’s worth is in youth and subservience, then the aged and defiant Madonna is no good to us; an embarrassment."
P!nk collaborating with Lily Allen on new album.
Sarah Jessica Parker to play fashion mentor to Kurt on Glee.
One Million Moms preemptively boycotts NBC's The New Normal.
Matthew McConaughey dropping 30 pounds to play AIDS patient: "I should not look healthy by the time I’m doing this...It’s a bit of a spiritual cleanse, mental cleanse.It takes a while for your body to understand that it has to feed off of itself and that you’re not going to give it something else from the outside."
Immigration Appeals Court suspends deportation of Paul Wilson Dorman, 50, a gay undocumented Irishman: "Dorman, who has been in a long-term relationship with John Paul Frederick, Jr., 48, since 1997, was flagged for deportation when he was waiting to meet his son, who is a minor, at the airport. A member of ground staff became suspicious of Dorman’s immigration status and reported him to the authorities, Dorman’s attorney told the Irish Voice."
AP profiles marriage equality arch-enemy Frank Schubert. "Part Karl Rove and part Pat Robertson, Schubert is managing four statewide campaigns where the issue is on the ballot in the fall — in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. He's trying to preserve a winning streak in which conservatives have put anti-gay marriage laws on the books in 31 states since 1998."
Man who murdered four gay men to complain to the European court that "life tariff" of imprisonment violates his human rights.
National Tequila Day is coming up on Tuesday, are you ready?
HIV drug creator Antonin Holy dies: "Holy died on Monday - the day U.S. health regulators for the first time approved using Truvada, a drug that he helped develop, to prevent infection in people who face a high risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS. Truvada includes Viread, a drug used to treat HIV, which Holy created with virologist Erik De Clercq. Holy, who won a number of prestigious awards including the European Union's Descartes Prize for science in 2001, also helped develop the drug Vestide, used for the treatment of retinitis in AIDS patients, and Hepsera to treat hepatitis B."
The UK's Attitude magazine looks at the Olympics but skips over its stars for the cover in favor of former international rugby star now pin-up Thom Evans.
Sportrait: Maxime Mermoz [tr]
Sportrait: Blake Griffin [tr]
Sportrait: Kris Humphries [tr]
Sportrait: Novak Djokovic [tr]
Sportrait: Oscar Pistorius [tr]
Sportrait: Antonio Cromartie [tr]
Tea Party Leader: If Romney Has to Release His Tax Records, Obama Has to Prove He Doesn't Smoke Crack and Have Gay Sex
The President of Tea Party Nation is demanding an eye for an eye, or something like that, Raw Story reports:
Judson Phillips, whose for-profit group is better known to Tennessee as the “Tea Party Nation Corporation,” explained in an essay that also went out in a mass email to his followers that the American people must know whether the president had secret financial support in college due to his status as a “foreign student” — and dredged up a long-disproved story of Obama’s alleged encounter smoking crack and having sex with a gay prostitute.
“A man named Larry Sinclair claims that in 1999 he and Barack Obama had sex and then smoked crack cocaine,” Phillips wrote. “This is 1999, nine years before Obama would run for President. Crack cocaine is very addictive. It is very destructive. Addiction specialist will tell you that a crack addiction is very tough to break.”