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Bigot Larry Tomczak Recommends 'I Love Lucy' To Deflect Anderson Cooper's Nasty Child-Focused Gay-Rays: VIDEO


File this one under batshit crazy: “Christian” author Larry Tomczak has warned parents against a television “tsunami” aimed at promoting homosexuality to the American public.

Last year, Larry claimed that God punishes gay people by making gay men more effeminate and lesbians more "mannish."

06d2d06d9dbafd844ef9604d469c74c7According to Gay Star News, in a column on the Christian Post Tomczak argued that shows like Glee and Modern Family “promote” homosexuality (Ellen DeGeneres and Anderson Cooper are also to blame) and LGBT rights groups “have multimillion-dollar budgets and work aggressively to convince Americans that homosexuality is a beautiful way of life – maybe for your child or grandchild?”

Not mentioned is the multimillion dollar anti-gay industry spearheaded by the likes of Scott Lively and Matt Barber.

However, parents worried that Anderson Cooper might send magic gay waves through the plasma screen needn’t worry because Tomczak has a solution - kids should only be allowed to watch shows from a bygone era before positive depictions of gay people:

“Purchasing wholesome DVD series and streaming selected programs are great alternatives.

The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie, I Love Lucy and other award-winning shows are all available and cheap. My son has two adopted young boys who are growing up with Wally, Larry Mondello, Eddie Haskell and the Beaver and can't wait till the next episode!”

What are the boys watching when dad’s not around, Larry? 

Watch Larry's hilarious dystopian "Is Gay OK? 10 Things Everyone Needs to Know," AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ellen And Oprah: Spooning Buddies — VIDEO

Ellen and Oprah spooning

Ellen promoted a charades-like app called "Heads Up" on her show the other day, and to help her out as her teammate was none other than Oprah Winfrey. It's Ellen, so naturally shenanigans ensued, particularly when the clue "Spooning" came up.

You can watch the talk show titan cuddle-buddies, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ellen Discovers Some Fabulous Dancers In Her Riff Raff Room: VIDEO


Ellen's show attracts a sizable audience for each episode, more than there are available seats, so the extra attendees hang out in the so-called "Riff Raff Room" to relax and watch the show on monitors and hopefully snag an unclaimed seat. A lot of the time the folks before the show get involved in a fair amount of dancing, and before this particular episode, she discovered some guys who had some serious moves at their disposal.

Always one to appreciate talent, Ellen invited the dancers in for seats in fold out chairs that were placed in front of even the front row.

That's quite the payoff for some casual bump-n-grind, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...


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Gay Iconography: What You Said In 2014


When I started writing Gay Iconography in late 2013, I hoped to explore why some celebrities and artists held mass appeal — not to be confused with universal appeal, mind you — within the gay community. Over time, what began as a light-hearted feature celebrating these stars with a few YouTube clips became a lightning rod of conversation and, shall we say, spirited debate.

The original premise, as stated in the early posts, was to “present a proposed iconic figure or character and then ask you to weigh in with your thoughts.” The second half of the stated mission — asking you to weigh in with your thoughts — is what’s made it most interesting for me.

This year, the first full calendar year of the column, Gay Iconography has received more than 1,300 comments (and, yes, I read them all). I thought it would be interesting to look back at lessons learned from these conversations and see if we’re any closer to recognizing what draws some of us to these cultural cornerstones.

The conversation may not have always been nuanced (and, of course, it did occasionally devolve into name-calling and flamewars like any comments section on the Internet), but there have been some surprising revelations. For example, while I had expected some controversial choices like Queen Latifah and Donna Summer to be met with criticism, and I could have anticipated younger picks like Robyn or Frank Ocean to be easily dismissed, I was still surprised to see people deny the impact of, say, Cher, Madonna or Dolly Parton. There’s always room to debate the merits of any one individual, but it seemed at times as if some folks aimed to refute the existence of a unique LGBT culture to represent at all.

However, looking back over the comments from this year, some trends do start to emerge as to what some might consider a gay icon. See some of the most prevailing ideas perpetuated in the comments and let us know if you agree, AFTER THE JUMP

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Ellen's Hunky Gardener Nick Goes 'Into the Woods' - VIDEO


Disney's upcoming musical fantasy film Into the Woods is sure to be a hit with audiences, especially now that Ellen has revealed some of the new cast members that will star alongside Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Pine.

Those new faces include Amy Adams, Hugh Jackman, Portia de Rossi, Katniss, the black Stormtrooper, Matt Lauer, Tootie from The Facts of Life, Nick the Gardener, a random audience dancer, and others.


Oh, and Rudy Giuliani for some reason...

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Ellen Unveils Her and Portia's Holiday Card: VIDEO


With the holidays coming up, Ellen decided to do a bit of year-end bragging with a holiday card about her show, hosting the Oscars back in March, Portia, and her family. 

Find out why Ellen's year has been "so wonderful" AFTER THE JUMP...

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