Singer Jillette Johnson uploaded the music video to her song "Cameron" to YouTube last week, an affirming piece about a little boy who's a little "different." The opening verse goes:
"Cameron's in drag;
Makes his father mad.
Since he was a little boy
He always felt more comfortable in lipstick."
You may recognize the marriage equality protest group "Hommen" as the young men who parade around in public wearing white masks and words scrawled across their half-naked bodies. This time, they've taken to the beach in Montpellier, apparently to draw some sort of parallel to the D-Day invasion in Normandy. Except for the fact that there only appear to be five of them (six if you count the cameraman)...in a single inflatable raft.
The video, posted by the YouTube account "Tony Montpellier", begins by displaying a quote from Sun Tzu, which, roughly translated from French, means "the art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting". It then shows footage of the young men "storming" the beach, accompanied by an epic orchestral score, before unfurling a banner that reads "Free Nicolas" and lighting a few flares. The "Nicolas" in question was an anti-gay protester, who caused a stir last month when he was arrested outside of a television studio and subsequently sent to jail.
HBO is working on a documentary based on the battle to overturn Proposition 8 that presumably will focus on David Boies, Ted Olson, and the team that took the case to the Supreme Court, the NYT reports:
HBO said that two directors, Ben Cotner and Ryan White, have for years had exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the legal team that argued the recent Supreme Court case over Proposition 8, a California ballot initiative that banned gay marriage in the state. The Supreme Court late last month declined to rule on the case, effectively ending the ban.
The still-untitled documentary will be completed by the end of the year and make its debut on HBO sometime next year. Michael Lombardo, HBO’s programming president, in a statement called the movie “the story of a modern-day American revolution” and said it was intended to be “the film of record on this landmark case.”
Cotner is currently SVP of acquisitions at Open Road Films. White’s films include Pelada and Good Ol’ Freda, which will be released in September. The deal was negotiated with HBO on behalf of the filmmakers by Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and Victoria Cook of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
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Playwright Tony Kushner to receive National Medal of Arts from President Obama "for his contributions to American theater and film. Whether for the stage or the silver screen, his scripts have moved audiences worldwide, marrying humor to fury, history to fantasy, and the philosophical to the personal."
Lance Bass is searching for a home for a one-eyed puppy.
Elton John speaks out about appendicitis: “I’m lucky to be alive. I was a ticking time bomb. I guess I could have died at any time.”
Christine Quinn nabs major Labor endorsement.
Charlie Crist writing tell-all book...about leaving the Republican party: "I have now seen both these parties at the highest levels from the inside," Crist said in a press release. "In the book, I'll share my very strong feelings about what's happened to the Republicans, how the party I grew up in has been hijacked by extremists, losing its compassion and common sense. I'll describe exactly what I saw and what it made me realize. I have been a Democrat for seven months now. I have found a wonderful new home."
Colorado courts: seven divorce cases since civil union law took effect in May.
Beyoncé is nude and covered in glitter on the cover of Flaunt magazine.
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Ezra Miller for Another Man magazine.
Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba making the rounds for Pacific Rim.
Gay couple's Green Card victory energizes same-sex marriage supporters: "Vanessa Brito is chairperson of Miami-based Equal Marriage Florida. The group started a petition drive to get a marriage equality amendment on the 2014 state ballot. Brito says the Supreme Court's decision provides the momentum needed to overturn Florida's gay-marriage ban."
Kissing same-sex friends is now trending in Japanese high schools.
New York rents are the highest in the U.S.: "Average rents for the city's four largest boroughs - Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx - rose 1 percent to $3,017.19 a month, the first time the average rent topped $3,000 since Reis began collecting data in 1980."
Bill O'Reilly still has some tricks up his sleeve: on his show last night, the Fox News host expressed a belief that telling a gay person "you're going to Hell" should be illegal--at least, in some instances.
O'Reilly's guest last night was John Stossel--who hosts a weekly show on Fox Business--and the comment came amidst a discussion of American evangelist Tony Miano, who was arrested in London last week after preaching against homosexuality in front of a shopping center in Wimbledon. According to the Telegraph, Miano was arrested "under the controversial clause of the Public Order Act which bans 'insulting' words or behaviour."
"I think that should be against the law," O'Reilly said of any hypothetical anti-gay preacher who "went up to a homosexual, got in his face and said, 'you're going to hell, you're going to hell.' He’s invading the person’s space. He’s bringing intentional, personal anguish to the person. I think that person should be protected.”
Stossel expressed some agreement with O'Reilly but said that the standard should be based on "fighting words" that were meant to incite violence.
Of course, telling someone that they are going to hell is protected speech here in the U.S. Threatening behavior, on the hand, is illegal.
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