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04/19/2007


GayGamer Profiles 11 Tech And Entertainment Industry Prop 8 Donors

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The recent controversy over Brendan Eich, the Mozilla CEO who donated to California's Prop 8, has reopened some old discussions and prompted GayGamer.net's Jean-Luc "Neshoba" Pierite to do some digging into that donor list and see who else in the tech and entertainment industries contributed to the fight against marriage equality.

Aided by a database tool provided online by the LA Times, Pierite profiled almost a dozen individuals from various sectors of the entertainment and tech industry. Some of the offenders include:

  • Jeremy Gess, former Sr. Game Designer for Defiance at Trion Worlds, who donated $100
  • Hyrum V. Osmond, Character Animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation and worked on Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph, who donated $2200
  • Aldric La'auli Porter, Assistant Director and Co-Producer for various films including The Hunger Games series and A Beautiful Mind, who donated $6000
  • Keneth Swanson, creator of JavaScript and engineer at Oracle/Sun Microsystems, who donated $8901 as well as $2000 for Family Research Council Action PAC

You can read the full list at GayGamer.net and use the LA Times database tool to search for other donors who wasted their money to fight against equality.


Tops and Bottoms: Power Ranking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Episodes 7 and 8 — RECAP

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Have you heard the one about the eight drag queens telling jokes to old folks?

Well, get ready, it's a real cincher-buster.

Tonight's double episode was certainly a shake-up, sending an early favorite tumbling to the bottom, twice. Plus, a struggling queen defied expectations and turned out, not one, but TWO solid comedic performances.

Find out where the competitors stand following two topsy-turvy episodes, AFTER THE JUMP

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Russian Group Tries To Ban Lesbian Film 'Blue Is The Warmest Colour'

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Moscow's anti-gay group, the League of Safe Internet (LBI), has reported the lesbian film Blue Is the Warmest Colour to local prosecutors and the Russian ministry of culture for violating the Russian law banning "gay propaganda.” If LBI succeeds the film would have its license issued by the culture ministry revoked, prohibiting its distribution through TV and home video.

LBI executive director Denis Davydov told Russian daily Izvestia:

"The film has plenty of overtly pornographic scenes, which take up most of the screen time… [Two] women are engaged in lesbian sex, one of whom is a 15-year-old girl. The fact that the actress who plays her is over 18 doesn't matter. She could as well be 40. The audience views her as a minor."

The Guardian reports that even though Blue Is the Warmest Colour was:

“a critical hit at this year's Cannes film festival, where it became the first example of a Palme d'Or being awarded to both the director and its two lead actors… Julie Maroh, author of the award-winning 2010 graphic novel on which the film is based, described Kechiche's drama as "ridiculous" and branded it "porn”… [and] also expressed disappointment at the absence of lesbian actors from the adaptation.”


Tops and Bottoms: Power Ranking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Episode 6 — RECAP

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Tonight's RuPaul's Drag Race featured another performance challenge, but this time it was all about '90s nostalgia. The remaining queens proved tonight they've got the power to make you pump up the jam, and to think fondly of a decade spent chasing waterfalls and talking about sex. Anyone else feel like having a Zima?

Don't walk away, boy, and see this week's rankings, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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RuPaul's Drag Racer Ben De La Creme Presents 'Capitol Hill' Comedy Web Series: VIDEO

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For the past few weeks, current RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Ben De La Creme has been presenting Capitol Hill, a campy comedic web series about “an innocent young girl, named Roses Smell, who escapes the terrible backwater hell-hole of Portland, Oregon and comes to beautiful Seattle, Washington, in hopes of a better life.”

Capitol Hill just released their fourth episode. And while the first one is admittedly the funniest, De La Creme’s warm introductions and the hilarious drag performances of Waxie Moon and Robbie Turner keep the series clipping along. There’s even a bit of hairy chested eye-candy in the first two episodes as well — yum, yum!

Watch the series AFTER THE JUMP…

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What To Watch This Week on TV: Goodbye 'HIMYM,' Hello 'Veep' - VIDEO

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— The star of Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick brings her charm to Saturday Night Live for her first time hosting Saturday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC. Hitmaker Pharrell joins as musical guest. 

More picks and clips, including the return of Mindy Project, Game of Thrones, VEEPAFTER THE JUMP ...

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