News: Maggie Gallagher, Capital Pride, Phyllis Schlafly, Elton John
Bruce Bawer, author of A Place at the Table, on gay culture in 2013.
Where in the world is Maggie Gallagher?
Voice of Elmo Kevin Clash's accuser says Clash lured him to crystal meth sex parties.
What does Hillary Clinton's marriage equality statement portend? "At minimum it signals she will end up getting involved in politics this year — far more extensively than the signals about her taking time off had indicated. That seems likely to include campaigning in the Massachusetts Senate race for the special election to fill John Kerry’s seat, as well as for longtime Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race – and even someone like Barbara Buono in New Jersey in her race against popular Republican incumbent Chris Christie."
Wedding's flower girl abandons position.
Australian campaign uses app to battle bullying, depression, and homophobia.
Equality House going in across the street from Westboro Baptist Church headquarters. More on the house at Gawker.
'The Making of Rock Hudson' in development: “Tyler’s screenplay perfectly captures the daunting, and in many ways timeless, struggle between public and private persona,” said Rattray and Styler. “It was a time when a leading man’s career could be destroyed if the vice squads or the tabloids got the wrong impression.”
Downton's Matthew Crawley hits the GLAAD Awards.
Meet my husband, he's our child's "mom".
D.C.'s Capital Pride parade is moving to 14th Street NW: "The parade, scheduled for June 8, will still begin south of Dupont Circle near Rock Creek Park and travel through the 17th street and P street commercial corridors before turning north on 14th Street, said Ryan Bos, executive director of Capital Pride Alliance. But instead of ending at Thomas Circle, the 170 floats and groups participating in the event will for the first time walk north on newly-developed14th Street, past new restaurants and condominiums. 'Our community has expanded, so we wanted to honor and recognize those businesses that popped up along 14th Street,' Bos said. 'We felt many of the businesses are supportive of the LGBT community, so we said lets give it try.'"
More Tom Hardy and puppies.
Can Ian Somerhalder's smirk sell light bulbs?
Hong Kong LGBT groups withdraw from government-sponsored Sexual Minorities Forum: "Last week, over 15 LGBT groups in Hong Kong announced their withdrawal from the Sexual Minorities Forum, a government consultative body to address LGBT-related issues, and accused the government of using the body as a cover for its failure to introduce measures to prevent discrimination."
Biographical musical film about Elton John gets a director. "There is a script in by Billy Elliot‘s Lee Hall, and Gracey will direct a feature that follows John’s journey from 5-year old musical prodigy who by age 11 won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, to a young man who rebelled against his strict upbringing, wore outrageous costumes and became a global icon who teamed with songwriter Bernie Taupin to sell more records that just about any musical artist of his era."