FISH STORY. Did Finding Dory really introduce Disney’s first lesbian couple? “They can be whatever you want them to be,” said Stanton. “There’s no right or wrong answer.”
HEALTH. Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s with 100% accuracy: “Our results show that it is possible to use a small number of blood-borne autoantibodies to accurately diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s. These findings could eventually lead to the development of a simple, inexpensive< and relatively noninvasive way to diagnose this devastating disease in its earliest stages
ALABAMA. Federal judge says Alabama can’t enforce laws banning same-sex marriage. “U.S. District Judge Callie V. Granade, who is based in Mobile, issued the permanent injunction Tuesday in the case of Strawser v. Alabama, one of the lawsuits filed by same-sex couples around the state seeking marriage equality. The permanent injunction binds all Alabama probate judges and others ‘who would seek to enforce the marriage laws of Alabama that prohibit or fail to recognize same-sex marriage.'”
DECRIMINALIZATION. Russia leads effort to strip ‘decriminalization of homosexuality’ measure from UN AIDS resolution: “Russia was joined by Iran, Poland, and several Gulf states in blocking the decriminalization language from being included in a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on June 8 that called for ending the AIDS pandemic by 2030. An earlier draft resolution had called for treating homosexuality and drug use as “human rights issues.” Instead, it now stresses the need to help intravenous drug users, gay men, and transgender people who are at high risk of contracting HIV.”
ORANGE YOU GLAD TO SEE ME? Seagull fell into vat of curry. “The bird fell into the container while trying to scavenge meat from a food factory bin on Monday. It was rescued by workers at the site in Wales, and picked up by a volunteer for Vale wildlife hospital, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Staff at the hospital used washing-up liquid to remove the bright orange from the seagull’s feathers. They returned him to its original white colour but have not been able to wash away the smell of curry.”
— BBC Wales News (@BBCWalesNews) June 9, 2016
GAYS IN THE WOODS. Life at the Groundswell Institute: “The orgy on the floor before dinner failed to shock me as much as when, a couple hours earlier, I’d found myself in the middle of the forest cutting down a mighty tree. Hacking away at the three-story redwood in the Mendocino wilderness, I had felt a kind of trepidation I hadn’t experienced since high school PE. My life as a gay man in San Francisco had always felt relatively safe; I had never considered living anywhere else. But now, there I was channeling an inner lumberjack that I’d never known was inside of me. I felt much more natural sitting courtside at the orgy, trying to spot the most well-endowed guy through the flickering candlelight.”
LINDA HARVEY. Right wing nutjob rewrites Obama’s LGBT Pride proclamation: “Despite extraordinary progress, homosexual Americans still face discrimination simply for being who they claim they were born to be. I just went ahead without any authority and signed an executive order in 2014 that prohibits discrimination against federal employees and contractors on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Phooey on Congress! Maybe they will enact such legislation or maybe not, but I’ll just do what I want anyway, as will Hillary if she’s elected.”
LAWSUITS. Ed Sheeran sued for $20 million for allegedly copying the song “Photograph” from Matt Cardle. “Busch is the same lawyer who was victorious last year in representing the family of Marvin Gaye in a copyright infringement lawsuit against artists Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.”
LONDON. Woman caught on camera dragging her dead dog around town on a leash. “The RSPCA confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances in relation to the ‘tragic incident’ while the Metropolitan Police said no further police action was required after officers removed the animal’s body from the scene.”
MEETINGS. When Madonna met Obama.
GOSSIP. Andy Cohen publishing more “superficial” diaries.
SUPERFICIAL: MORE ADVENTURES FROM THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES coming NOV 15! Pre-order now! pic.twitter.com/yQkwbhGCkT
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 9, 2016
THIRSTY THURSDAY. Uip0395, where has your Insta profile gone?