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Kristin Chenoweth Speaks Out For Marriage Equality in New HRC Ad: WATCH

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Emmy-winner, Christian, and self-described shorty Kristin Chenoweth is speaking out for marriage equality in a new ad for the Human Rights Campaign.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

In the past, Chenoweth has often spoken about being both Christian and pro-gay. 

 

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  1. Proud to say she graduated from my alma mater Oklahoma City Univesity. While Oklahoma may me depressingly red, OCU is definitely a little blue oasis.

    Posted by: Zack | Aug 21, 2014 11:36:26 AM


  2. Love her. A great talent and she has certainly stood up to a lot of criticism from within the Christian communities for being so gay supportive.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 21, 2014 11:59:23 AM


  3. KC had one of the best quotes (from her grandmother) I ever heard about faith, the Bible, fundamentalism, etc.: "I read the Bible like I eat fish--I take the meat that serves me well, but I don't choke on the bones." Wise, funny, compassionate woman.

    Posted by: Dback | Aug 21, 2014 12:04:27 PM


  4. Using Broadway diva Chenoweth was a mistake. The focus on marriage equality should zero in on shattering stereotypes--replacing the image of gay men as effeminate, diva-worshiping, out-of-the-social-mainstream types with an image of manliness and courage, by using spokespeople that don't play into society's expectations of stereotypical gay behavior (such as effeminate mannerisms).

    However, the HRC makes it clear to us what the the REAL battle is--namely, to eradicate homophobia by encouraging masculine behavior on the part of gay men--and away from the absurd pursuit on the part of some of a gender-bending ideology that will only prove self-defeating. A freedom from diva culture = equality.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 21, 2014 1:15:23 PM


  5. Using Broadway diva Chenoweth was a mistake. The focus on marriage equality should zero in on shattering stereotypes--replacing the image of gay men as effeminate, diva-worshiping, out-of-the-social-mainstream types with an image of manliness and courage, by using spokespeople that don't play into society's expectations of stereotypical gay behavior (such as effeminate mannerisms).

    However, the HRC makes it clear to us what the the REAL battle is--namely, to eradicate homophobia by encouraging masculine behavior on the part of gay men--and away from the absurd pursuit on the part of some of a gender-bending ideology that will only prove self-defeating. A freedom from diva culture = equality.

    Posted by: MaryM | Aug 21, 2014 1:15:31 PM


  6. Mary, Mary, so very contrary...

    Chenoweth is a perfect person to use because she transcends the stereotypical "Broadway diva" persona. It's exactly because she is such a loving, inclusive, and down-to-Earth person that makes her a perfect spokesperson.

    Go pound sand.

    Posted by: Rey | Aug 21, 2014 1:42:37 PM


  7. But the focus of marriage equality ISN'T about shattering stereotypes -- it isn't about effeminate men or overly-macho men or gay personality types. It's just about letting men marry men (or women, women) whatever the personality traits.

    Rick: You talk a lot about effeminate men, yet you never address the issue of gay men overcompensating in macho drag (leather, uniforms, excessive facial hair) -- the parody of the masculine -- which is the flip side of the drag queen.

    Posted by: will | Aug 21, 2014 1:54:57 PM


  8. Will, I'm sorry. I forgot how you all prefer your gay "men" to act like bigoted stereotypes. You all can put on your lipstick and pretend you're bunch of trannys if you like but that's not what real gay men are though. The "macho drag" you speak of isn't a parody if it's truth. Macho attire is a celebration of real masculinity. Men being real men, not some simpering pansy in heels that has come to be the stereotype of homosexual men. Real gay men celebrate their masculinity and take pride in it. Sorry if you cannot tell the difference.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 21, 2014 2:27:32 PM


  9. Would this apply to the Folsom Street Fair? Sometimes the manliest men turn out to be the biggest queens.

    Posted by: will | Aug 21, 2014 2:50:50 PM


  10. So Rick and Marym are the same person. There's a shocker.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 21, 2014 3:09:05 PM


  11. Rick, you are such a broken record. Is there anything that you actually like?

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Aug 21, 2014 6:01:11 PM


  12. We need to get the religion out of law when religion wants to be outside of the law. If people want religious exemptions from law, then people should be able to be legally exempt from religion. Why doesn't that work both ways?

    Posted by: Garst | Aug 22, 2014 12:29:54 AM


  13. It appears the point of Kristin public service announcement has been totally lost regarding the above comment on who are the more masculine gay men, we need friends like her with the courage to say the right things at the right time.

    You guys just don’t seem to get the point, grow up!

    Posted by: EJC | Aug 22, 2014 9:54:50 AM


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