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GQ magazine, Andy Cohen discusses why straight guys love his show: "I show a bunch of boobs and asses and good-looking women. I get your wives and girlfriends playing drinking games. I get 'em wound up, I get 'em drunk, and just when they're at the point where.... [then] I'm off the air.'"
MTV2's testosterone-laden show Guy Code will be addressing the gay spectrum next week, and most of the gents agree there is such a spectrum.
They don't illustrate like this anymore.
On gun control and gay marriage: "...The long-term trend on gun control, unlike gay marriage, has been a rise in opposition. As recently as April, the Pew Research Center put out a report noting the divergent trends on the two issues, noting that 'on gun control, Americans have become more conservative; on gay marriage, Americans have become more liberal.'"
Michael Triplett, president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association, has died at the age of 48 after a battle with cancer. From the group's website: "His quiet demeanor masked a steely resolve and an uncanny ability to push our organization forward. Michael quickly became someone who could be relied on both to provide sage advice as well as the time and energy to help us accomplish our goals…. Michael was truly a joy for all of us to work with, and his loss will be felt among our organization for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with his partner, Jack and his family in Alabama."
An unknown number of hostages are dead during a state-run raid to end a siege in Algeria.
This camera can capture 3D images of falling snow.
Sorry, conservatives, but Bette Midler is right about Ronald Reagan and the mentally ill.
Hateful Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins is wrong about It Gets Better, which he calls a "deceptive lie."
Pauline Friedman Phillips, the woman who wrote the Dr. Abby column as Abigail Van Buren, died at the age of 94.
A Toronto man accused of murdering his husband is now asking for the victim's $2 million life insurance and is also demanding his mourning family never see a dime.
Nicholous Hoult looked refreshingly hot at the Rome premiere of Warm Bodies.
You will be forgiven for taking some time to watch Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj hate one another.
Heads up, Australia - Robert Pattinson brought his guitar.
Matt Bomer is designing men's apparel inspired by his show, White Collar.
There's a new support group for GBT men in Atlanta who have been victims of hate crimes.
Retired Baptist Rev. Howard Bess stands with gay students at evangelical Wheaton College: "I am one of those supporters though I am not gay. Wheaton College is my alma mater and I am proud to be a Wheaton graduate. I found Wheaton to be a home for a rigorous academic education, and Wheaton’s student body and faculty comprised the greatest group of people I have ever known. They were dedicated, hard-working and highly principled. To them, Christ was Lord; nothing else was so important."
British Evangelical leader Steve Chalke comes out for recognition of same-sex relationships: "When we refuse to make room for gay people to live in loving, stable relationships, we consign them to lives of loneness, secrecy and fear."
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is again leading the call for Homeland Security and the Justice Department to guarantee that married bi-national same-sex couples not be deported or separated before the Supreme Court rules on marriage equality. "By taking these interim steps, vulnerable families affected by DOMA can remain together until the Supreme Court issues its decision," Gillibrand and other senators wrote. "Preserving family unity is a fundamental American value and is the cornerstone of our nation’s immigration law."
"No more wedding jokes, please," says Kim Kardashian.
Fantasia Barrino's Anti-Gay Remarks Ruined Her Week: 'Middle Finger Up to Those Who Seak (Sic) to Destroy Me'
Former American Idol contestant Fantasia Barrino, whose remarks about gay marriage and The Bible made headlines last week, took to Instagram once again to express her anger (see the image she posted, above).
Said Barrino: "My whole team is gay, my manager is gay, middle finger up to those who seak (sic) to destroy me. It won't work."
Said Barrino in her original posting: "I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERNMENT THE church House… Everybody Trying!!!!!!! Its a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!! I'm not doing Nothing for you… My Life!!!!"
She later released a personal statement, saying "I don't want to be judged."
Comments made by Ms. Barrino through her Intragram account were recently taken far out of context, and the purpose of this release is to set the record straight. Ms. Barrino is not now, nor has she ever been an opponent of the LGBT community. She has supported and performed at numerous events that are sponsored by the LGBT community.
Whether it’s through a live performance or placement on social media, Ms. Barrino uses every opportunity to reach out and connect with her fans, all of her fans.
Supporting an abstract community and supporting specific equal rights are not necessarily the same thing, mind you.
Fantasia Barrino, the singer made famous by winning the third season of American Idol, took to Instagram to tell the world that she is completely confused as to why marriage equality and weed are legal in some places yet she's still being "judged".
Judged by whom? An invisible jury? Ghosts of American Idol contestants past? Some omniscient being that goes like only one name? Cher?! Who knows?! But Fantasia is certain she's being judged and she doesn't like it at all. She thinks that judgmental shade should be thrown at the people legally getting married and legally smoking dope.
Yes, life is full of mysteries and Instagram is full of deep thoughts; just not on Fantasia Barrino's feed.
[via Good As You]
The sad state of American political engagement: shockingly engaging TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo beat the Republican National Convention in the ratings game.
The book Romney's Gay America: Mormon Leaders, Same-Sex Rights — Bridging the Gap is currently the number one gay and lesbian non-fiction book at Amazon. "[The book] concludes that the LDS Church should apologize for its past regarding gays, should be more open to gays, and that the whole country should be more open to Mormons," says author Michelle Beaver.
This is good news: "The Federal Bureau of Prisons recently supplemented its workplace-diversity program by adding an LGBT representative at each of its 125 prisons and administrative offices nationwide."
A Texas man is suing the makers of an erectile dysfunction drug after he says it "broke" his penis.
An official ethics complaint has been filed against Brad Wilcox for his role in securing funding for junk scientist Mark Regnerus' "gays make bad parents" study that appeared in Social Science Research, on whose editorial board Wilcox sits.
Taylor Lautner joining 50 Shades of Grey movie as younger version of titular Grey?
There is a salad pricing conspiracy currently squeezing every possible penny out of lettuce-loving New Yorkers. Does it go all the way to the top, where croutons belong?
Alexander Skarsgard looks as attractive as always in the latest issue of Australia's GQ Style.
RIP UK-based LGBT activist Allan Horsfall. "Under Allan’s presidency in the 1970s and 80s, the [Campaign for Homosexual Equality] grew to be the largest ever mass membership LGBT rights organisation in the UK. Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, said: 'Allan was arguably the grandfather of the modern human rights movement in Britain… We all walk in Allan’s shadow.'"
LGBT activists in Zimbabwe have a joke that homophobic President Robert Mugabe is "an ambassador for gay rights" because his anti-gay rabble-rousing helps open people's eyes to the abuse and discrimination LGBT people face.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan claims to have run a marathon in under 3 hours. That would be really, really fast, but it's also an unproven claim and Runner's World is currently looking for documentation to verify Ryan's alleged athleticism.
Randy Jackson out as an American Idol judge.
The Killers are alright with Mitt Romney liking their music. Said bassist Mark Stoermer: "He's, I guess, a guy and he listens to music and happens to like us. That's fine."
Did Prince Harry's instantly infamous Las Vegas adventure also include cocaine and prostitutes?
How does it make you feel to hear that Luke Perry and Jennie Garth, fictional star-crossed lovers on Beverly Hills, 90210, are reportedly dating in real life? Yeah, me too.
A more pressing question than Dylan and Kelly's love life: "San Diego bus drivers' dizziness linked to pot-laced brownies?"
Openly gay Top Chef: Just Desserts winner Yigit Pura wants to share behind-the-scenes shots of his forthcoming San Francisco patisserie Tout Sweet Patisserie. Go ahead, give him what he wants.
In this song inspired by Clint Eastwood's RNC speech, the actor speaks to all kinds of objects, including a bucket of mackerel and a dirty, dirty mop.
Taylor Swift has released the full-length video for every recently jilted lover's favorite song, "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together".