Towleroad Talking Points: LiLo, Soap & Cute Marines

UrlBY SAM GREISMAN

A look back at today's top stories

GAY ISSUES

It appears the troubles are not over for the Washington State florist who refused to sell flowers for a gay wedding because of how much she loves Jesus, as she is now being sued by the state's Attorney General. Ari Waldman reminds us that the law is what is really behind the groundswell of political support for same-sex marriage. And the Republican National Committee will be meeting this week for its annual spring get-together and they are expected to vote on reaffirming their anti-gay marriage stance

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WINGNUTTERY

Jon Stewart examines why Virginia's Attorney General is so desperate to bring back his state's anti-sodomy law. Wacko Rick Santorum is all hot and bothered about being bumped from an appearance at a Michigan high school because he wouldn't provide an advance copy of his speech. What ever happened to free hate speech? 29 house Democrats walked out on a resolution vote in Oklahoma that went 84-0 in favor of keeping marriage between "one man and one woman".

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ENTERTAINMENT

Lindsay Lohan stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman last night to promote her latest trip to rehab. And congrats to Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent as they have announced their engagement

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VIDEOS OF THE DAY

Old Spice brings us what must be the first ever watermelon-related soap ad and check out a day in the life of our favorite super cute Marine couple

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  1. Speaking of Lindsay Lohan (point made at the end) and the recent passing of Annette Funicello, it reminded me of one of Annette's frequent co-stars, Tommy Kirk. Tommy was a star, in his own right, a teen heartthrob, and a very accomplished actor. Unfortunately, he had a secret, he was gay, something that über-conservative Disney would shun and drug addiction, eventually leading to his downfall in the entertainment industry. This was before Stonewall, or even any sort of acceptance of gays, LBGT communities, equality organizations, etc. Tommy stated, "In the 1960s, all my social life was underground gay bars. It was my own life. I kept it separate from work, where I went on publicity dates with Annette Funicello or Roberta Shore." He never received any accolades, nor does he have a 'star' on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he deserves for his accomplishments, unlike those today who just pay for it (ie. Donald Trump), which has given the HWOF a bad reputation, since it is no longer for accomplishment as it is for money. What I have read, Tommy has remained above the fray of blaming his downfall on anyone but himself. I believe, if this would have happened to him, in his prime, today, he would be embraced, being gay a non-issue, and his drug addiction would have been treated (all you have to do is look at Robert Downey Jr., Charlie Sheen, or the worst disaster Lindsay Lohan).

    It would be nice if the gay community (specifically the L.A. LGBT center), even gay celebrities came together and celebrated some of the gay stars of past who have been forgotten, like Tommy. Maybe even a fundraiser to get a star for Tommy on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (truly deserved). I also think it would be great for an author to contact Tommy and work with him on an autobiography. I think it would be a definite read. Though I doubt any of that will happen, it is a nice thought. For more info on Tommy, his bio's can be found @

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0456565/bio

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Kirk

    If interested, I posted some pictures of Tommy, in a swimsuit, during his prime, from the film "Pajama Party" @

    http://www.fmforums.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=156731

    Posted by: CB | Apr 11, 2013 6:04:00 AM


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