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10/04/2012

Pink Says She 'Should' Be Gay, Was An 'Honorary Lesbian'

PinkPink understands that her physical appearance may lead some people to think she's a lesbian. But clearly the pop-singer, a long-time LGBT activist, doesn't give a damn.

"I should be gay by the way that I look and the way that I am. I just happen to not be. But it just makes perfect and complete sense," she said in an interview with The Advocate to promote her latest album, The Truth About Love.

The singer also described her gay and lesbian fans as "my honesty in an ocean of bullshit" and recalled her stint as an "honorary lesbian" when she first moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams, and how her time as a club kid blurred some sexual lines.

"...I was like a club kid. I was a little candy raver, and I am the kind of person that sucks the marrow out of the bones of life. Those days were really crazy and lots of all-nighters. And with a bunch of other kids that were trying to find themselves and have a good time doing it and get out from under their parents — and there was a lot of ecstasy. And as far as I’m concerned, when you’re on ecstasy there’s no such thing as definable sexuality. There is just love."
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"I loved my little girlfriends and we kissed and we had a great time and we held hands,” she says. “When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was an honorary lesbian of Los Angeles. I wasn’t gay, but all my girlfriends were. So no, it wasn’t a big deal for me, but when [a tabloid] comes out and says, I just said I was bisexual, it’s like what? That wasn’t my truth, and I like truth. I like absolute truth."

Pink also marvels at how her music has bridged perceived social divides. While once her crowds were mostly LGBT people, now she sees older straight couples joining the fun, and she's proud. "I just feel like it’s bringing people together and it’s rad.” 

Posted Oct. 4,2012 at 10:49 AM EST by in News, Pink | Permalink | Comments (9)


Watch Rebel Wilson And Ellen DeGeneres 'Shoop': VIDEOS

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What could make notable lesbian entertainer Ellen DeGeneres say she has a weakness for men? A performance of Salt-N-Pepa's "Shoop" with actress Rebel Wilson, that's what. 

Watch the lovely ladies break it all down AFTER THE JUMP. Also, Wilson recently sat down with fellow thespian Anna Kendrick to promote their new comedy Pitch Perfect.

Watch that hilariously ad-libbed chit-chat AFTER THE JUMP, as well, because you deserve a laugh.

Posted Oct. 4,2012 at 10:18 AM EST by in Ellen DeGeneres, Film and TV, Rebel Wilson | Permalink | Comments (0)


Obama With Romney's Hair And Vice-Versa: PHOTO

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Neetzan Zimmerman at Gawker describes this graphic, constructed by graphic designer Shelby White, as "the only good thing to come out of last night's debate". Zimmerman may be right.

Posted Oct. 4,2012 at 10:05 AM EST by in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, News | Permalink | Comments (13)


FYI, The Log Cabin Republicans Have Yet To Endorse Romney

RombeyLCRIn their 35-year history, the Log Cabin Republicans have only skipped two presidential endorsements. 

Once was in 2004, when incumbent George W. Bush stuck to the anti-gay policies that helped get him elected in the first place. The second time was in 1992, when Dubya's father, George HW Bush, refused to denounce Pat Buchanan's "culture war" rhetoric.

Yet despite their clear opposition to President Obama and the Democrats in general, the Log Cabin Republicans still haven't backed GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

"Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization representing multifaceted individuals with diverse priorities among LGBT conservatives," executive director R. Clarke Cooper told Chris Geidner at BuzzFeed. "We are in the final stages of the endorsement process with various candidates and campaigns up and down the GOP ticket."

He went on to note that LCR had endorsed candidates in more local races, including Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's race against Elizabeth Warren, and that they are still working with candidates to see if they deserve their endorsement.

"Our endorsement is not free, and in any event we will work with the party as we are able, and challenge the party as it is necessary, to ensure that it lives up to its highest ideals of limited government and individual freedom," Cooper explained to Geidner, conveniently overlooking the fact that the Republican national platform makes clear LGBT equality is not one of their concerns. And clearly he has forgotten that his own group called that platform "ugly and harmful."

Posted Oct. 4,2012 at 9:50 AM EST by in 2012 Election, Log Cabin Republicans, Mitt Romney, News | Permalink | Comments (7)


Watch Mitt Romney Diss Jim Lehrer During Debate: VIDEO

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Mitt Romney was all about dominating the presidential debate stage last night, even if that meant talking over, cutting off and generally ignoring moderator Jim Lehrer.

In case you missed them, or want to relive Romney's rudeness, BuzzFeed has put together a reel of Romney steamrolling Lehrer, a move that was especially insulting since Romney basically told Lehrer he will eliminate PBS and thus the legendary journalist's job.

Watch it AFTER THE JUMP.

Posted Oct. 4,2012 at 9:25 AM EST by in 2012 Election, Mitt Romney, News | Permalink | Comments (21)


Watch The 'Lincoln' Trailer That Ran After The Debate: VIDEO

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Clearly hoping to intrigue some politics and history buffs, Disney last night aired another extended trailer for its forthcoming Steven Spielberg-directed biopic Lincoln. Some, like MovieLine's Frank DiGiacomo, seem to think the studio wanted viewers to equate Lincoln and Obama.

"[The clip] not-so-subtly established Lincoln and Obama as kindred spirits," he wrote, highlighting the similarity in lines uttered by both Lincoln, played in the Tony Kushner-penned flick by Daniel Day-Lewis, and President Obama. In the clip, Lincoln declares, "I am the President of the United States of America...clothed in immense power," while Obama at the Democratic National Convention insisted, "Times have changed, and so have I. I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President."

Political divining aside, the trailer offers us the clearest view yet of what this movie will be all about: war-time action, backroom scheming and lots of Lincoln being anguished. Oh, and there's a scene of Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln griping about how Lincoln is locked into a marriage of convenience.

Could this be an allusion to rumors that Lincoln preferred the company of men? Watch the trailer AFTER THE JUMP and judge for yourself.

Posted Oct. 4,2012 at 9:15 AM EST by in Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis, Film, Moving Pictures, News, Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner | Permalink | Comments (2)



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