Towleroad Talking Points: Sims, O’Reilly and Anti-Pride Month

Crisman_Photo.169214617_stdBY SAM GREISMAN

A look back at today's top stories


Openly gay Pennsylvania Representative Brian Simms sat down with Hardball last night and discussed attempts by members of his state's Republican party to keep him from speaking about the DOMA ruling. With the start of July comes the beginning of the Family Research Council's "ex-gay" Pride Month. Which just sounds like probably the least fun month ever. Bill O'Reilly has apparently forgotten that he once argued that the GOP should embrace marriage equality as he spent a good portion of his show complaining about the "political" ruling by the Supreme Court

There has been a rash of attacks in the Washington D.C. area as six members of the LGBT community have reported incidents in the past 10 days. Mike Huckabee is also not happy with the Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA, oh and he is also not a homophobe. Also, documents show that Cardinal Dolan moved millions of dollars in assets in order to keep them from being awarded to sexual abuse victims. 



Johnny Depp just loves kissing Jimmy Kimmel and Cher talks with The Today Show about the DOMA ruling and her love life



This grandma's reaction to her grandson's coming out is just the best ever! How deep is the ocean really? And what happened to all those cicadas that were supposed to descend on New York?


  1. Brian1 says

    Is it really necessary to continue saying “openly gay”, especially on a gay website? To me it’s always put being gay in a bad light, a dirty secret most of us hide. Since the overwhelming majority of the people discussed on this site are gay, why don’t we just call them gay. Then, if you need to differentiate between open and closeted gays, you can label the closeted ones.

  2. mike/ says

    they keep saying that the lgbtq ‘agenda’ is hell bent on stopping them from talking about what they believe, yet THEY stop a duly elected official from speaking in his official capacity!

    they are so afraid that they & their churches are going to become irrelevant and that the lgbtq is attacking them all the time. i wonder what they are saying with the new statistic just released that the ‘Nones’ are now right behind the Catholic church, the largest denomination in the U.S., in membership.

    oh, wait! ‘membership’ would be the wrong word. ‘Nones’ are people who have no affiliation with a religious group. sorry, guys! we aren’t working against you. no need to – you’re doing a pretty good job all on your own….

  3. dean says

    I’m a member of the LGBT community. I don’t remember attacking anyone. Must have done it in my sleep.