News: Cheyenne Jackson, Bisexuality, The Pope, Stephen Amell
Congrats to Hunk du Jour on its 10th anniversary!
Cheyenne Jackson joins Amazon pilot The Onion Presents: The News: "The project, from The Onion’s Will Graham & Dan Mirk, is described as a fast-paced scripted comedy set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network that shows just how far journalists will go to stay at the top of their game. Jackson will play Cameron, a rising younger anchor who threatens the rein of veteran anchor David Everett (Jeffrey Tambor)."
Scott Brown joins FOX News.
Tammy Baldwin to support Chuck Hagel.
Podcast: A gay Israeli and a gay Palestinian fall in love. "A year ago, two 29-year-olds met on an online dating site. One is from Jerusalem, the other from a West Bank village. Reporter Daniel Estrin brings us their story, courtesy of the radio production house Bending Borders."
Is FOX's The Following changing how we view bisexual relationships?
Argo hits $200 million at the box office.
Look who got picked up.
Chris Joseph wants LeBron James to fight against homophobia: "LeBron, you are, quite simply, the best basketball player in the Universe. And, after proving the naysayers and haters wrong last year by winning your first title and by refusing to unclench your thunder-god-like grip on the MVP award again this year, your standing up for the gay and lesbian community in sports -- particularly young athletes too scared to come out of the closet because of the antigay culture sports breeds -- would make tsunami waves across the stratosphere."
Why Marco Rubio could not vote for the Violence Against Women Act.
A growing number of colleges and universities are offering students health insurance plans with coverage for gender reassignment surgery: "No college or university offered such treatment just six years ago, but when Brown University said last week that its student health plan would be extended to cover sex-change surgery beginning in August, advocates for transgender students said Brown would become the 36th college to do so."
James Franco has no gag reflex. “Guess I’m a natural…It was my first time.”
Alan Cumming wants a gay pope. "If I was going to rebrand the Catholic Church, as much as I despise what it stands for, I would say get a black person — well, first I would say get a woman or a gay — but then I'd say get a black person or a Hispanic person."
U.S. State Department now giving out travel information for LGBT people.
Michelangelo Signorile says the next Pope won't be very huggable: "Whoever is chosen, however, you better believe the cardinals will make sure it's someone who is likable and doesn't carry Benedict's baggage while still enforcing Benedict's doctrine. In that way, the new pope will be more insidiously homophobic, and that is always more dangerous and anti-gay."
Gay workers find workplaces more welcoming: "In some ways, corporations have made more impressive strides in relation to LGBT equality and acceptance than have federal and state governments. Ninety-four percent of Fortune 100 companies have non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation, and 69 percent prevent discrimination against transgender employees, as well."