Eric Boehlert: “A show of hands please–Who else thinks it’s funny that the National Review now wants New York Times reporters expelled from the White House briefing room, their credentials seized. Yet last year the National Review stood firmly behind Jeff Gannon, a former male escort with no journalism background who was working for an amateur right-wing propaganda site, and defended his special right to be waved into White House briefings–under an alias–without having to sit for a formal FBI background check so he could toss softball questions at administration officials.”
Damien Hirst’s shark pickled in formaldehyde is rotting. Larry Gagosian: “The shark is a conceptual piece and to substitute a shark of equal size and appearance, in my opinion, does not alter the piece. Steve Cohen is very happy with the piece and is not troubled at all with having to substitute it.”
London Mayor praised for his accomplishments on LGBT rights.
Johnny Depp’s gay pirate attitude in Pirates of the Caribbean was something he tackled with enthusiasm: “Depp says he was intrigued by a scholarly work titled ‘Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition.’ ‘I liked the idea of [Jack] being ambiguous. Because women were thought to be bad luck on ships. And these pirates would go out for years at a time. So, you know, there is a possibility that one thing might lead to another. You’re lonely. You have an extra ration of rum. ‘Cabin boy!””
Openly gay former defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo talks to NFL rookies at their diversity training program about homophobia in football. NFL Vice President of Player and Employee Development Mike Haynes: “When I took the job four years ago, one of the things I wanted to really stress was tolerance. And that takes on a lot of forms, from tolerating the kind of music that’s maybe being played in the locker room, to the way a guy dresses, or even what part of the country he is from. And so this was just a natural step in the evolution.”