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Adam Lambert Says He Has Slept With 'A Few' Closeted Celebrities

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In a new interview with Glamour magazine, Adam Lambert reveals he has slept with "a few" still-closeted A-Listers.

Lambert has said he believes the music industry is becoming less homophobic, yet in the new interview, the "Ghost Town" singer seems to point to the powers-that-be in the entertainment industry for why people remain in the closet. In Glamour, Lambert tells fans to "remember that [music and entertainment] industries are primarily run by men," speculating that maybe the continuing closeting of famous actors and singers is "about that."

Lambert points out that women make up the industry's "primary movie goers and record-buyers," and, since women tend to be more accepting of LGBT people, he wonders: "surely it shouldn’t matter so much?”

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Barney Frank Advises Politicians to Stay in the 'Atheism Closet': VIDEO

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In a new video for Big Think, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank offers some subtle advise for atheists with political ambitions: be careful referring to yourself as an atheist, Frank cautions.

Frank acknowledges the importance of stopping oppression of "nonbelievers," and that he himself doesn't have a particularly "theistic approach." But Frank asks political hopefuls: "Why pick a fight that doesn't have to be waged?"

Says the former congressman:

The problem with atheism, politically, starts with the phrase. I've advised people who are themselves nonbelievers not to use the word "atheist." It has a harshness to it. Not necessarily literally, but it comes off as a repudiation of religion. And religion is very important to many people, a source of good feelings for many of them. It is not always, unfortunately a motive for good behavior.

Other topics in the clip include Frank's Judaism and the volatility of religion worldwide. Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Matthew Goode Defends Defends Lack of Gay Sex Scene in 'The Imitation Game'

London-09-matthew-goodeLike his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game actor Matthew Goode has spoken out, defending the film's omission of a gay sex scene.

You may recognize Goode from past projects, and if so, you'll know he doesn't shy away from LGBT subject matter — he's made what The Daily Beast describes as "queer turns" in Brideshead Revisited, A Single Man, and Watchmen.

Goode notes that in the example of Imitation Game, not including a sex scene may help bring the film to a wider audience, and he won't be surprised if it opens doors for future Turing biopics. Speaking with TDB, Goode said:

You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t...I’m glad that we didn’t [include a gay sex scene]. There’s many things we tried to get right, and I think it would’ve been too far, in the first film. I’m sure there will be other films about Turing that are ‘braver.’ But for bringing this story to a greater audience around the world, I think we gave him a film that he deserved.

What do you think of Goode's statement? Planning to see The Imitation Game this weekend? Sound off in the comments.


For 'Magic Mike XXL,' Channing Tatum and Co. Got Joe Manganiello Naked 'As Much As Possible'

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ICYMI, there is even more good news, regarding Magic Mike XXL. In September, we learned Cody Horn's widely-criticized performance will not be reprised, and this is even better.

Speaking with Time, Tatum said the film is male-centric, but it will appeal to straight female fans — a  "guy's story, but made for women." The interviewer responded, saying the film would also interest "gay men, surely." Tatum wholeheartedly agreed:

You’ll see — we serviced [gay fans' interest] as well, in a way. [pauses] I’m choosing my words very stupidly. [laughs] One of our first stops is at a drag club on our odyssey. We call it a stripper odyssey because it’s a traveling band of strippers. This movie is a lot more fun. In the first movie, we were obligated to show the underbelly — the pitfalls and dangers of being in that world. In this one, we kicked off a lot of the darkness. We’re going to have a lot of fun on the road together. Hopefully you’re going to care about these guys, and then get to see a lot of ridiculous nakedness and stupidity.

Tatum ended the interview, saying: "We got Joe Manganiello naked as much as possible. Everyone in the world: you’re welcome."

Unfortunately, eager fans will have to wait quite a while — the film isn't out until July 1, 2015. Stephen Soderbergh will serve as cinematographer rather than reprise his role as director; Gregory Jacobs will direct.


Zachary Quinto Cautions Gay Community Against PrEP, HIV and 'Complacency'

Zachary Quinto is prominently featured in OUT magazine's OUT 100 issue, where he is listed with the honor of Artist of the Year.

QuintoIn one part of the profile for the issue, Quinto talks HIV and PrEP, and he has some stern words. Here is a condensed quote, via HuffPo:

AIDS has lost the edge of horror it possessed when it swept through the world in the ’80s...Today’s generation sees it more as something to live with and something to be much less fearful of. And that comes with a sense of, dare I say, laziness...[On PrEP,] We need to be really vigilant and open about the fact that these drugs are not to be taken to increase our ability to have recreational sex...There’s an incredible underlying irresponsibility to that way of thinking…and we don’t yet know enough about this vein of medication to see where it’ll take us down the line.

Check out the full text of the interview, over at OUT, where Quinto also talks Oscar Wilde and coming out. His comments might lead to some charged conversations, but as OUT points out, it's "disorienting" as well as thrilling "to hear a celebrity speak so passionately about divisive issues in the LGBT community"


Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Explains Why Same-Sex 'Massages' Make Gays Unfit for Military Service - VIDEO

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Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, who has found ways to oppose gun control because...same-sex marriage (?), was quite vocal recently about Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Of course he opposed the repeal of the discriminatory policy, but who knew his reasoning could be this far-fetched.

When the ancient Greeks and man-on-man massages play into your law-making, you can't exactly claim you "know your history," as Gohmert does. 

Right Wing Watch reports on his statement:

"I've had people say, 'Hey, you know, there's nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks,'" he said. "Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it's a different kind of fighting, it's a different kind of war and if you're sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you're not going to last very long. It's guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and if that's what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did ... as people have said, 'Louie, you have got to understand, you don't even know your history.' Oh yes I do. I know exactly. It's not a good idea." 

Right, because gay servicemembers, given the chance to enter combat, will resort to the ancient Greek philosophy: massages before fighting, what could go wrong?

Someone please keep history from repeating itself and do not reelect Gohmert.

Watch the historical crash-and-burn, AFTER THE JUMP...

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