Star Jones sends ultimatum to the Enquirer, threatens to sue over story that her marriage to Al Reynolds, Jr. is a sham: “You have also chosen to state that Mr. Reynolds is gay. While Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds believe that everyone should be free to make their own choice concerning sexual preference and that there is nothing wrong with being gay, you have nonetheless chosen to falsely state that Mr. Reynolds is gay.” One has to do something to stay in the headlines.
Designation of October as Lesbian and Gay History Month by Philadelphia School District unhinges some parents.
1949 British sex survey unearthed in archives reported 1 in 5 men as having had a homosexual experience.
Newsweek: Americans can’t handle the truth.
NewNowNext excerpts the LOGO Scissor Sisters special. Here’s Jake Shears on the labeling of the Sisters’ sound as ‘gay music’: “They love the stamp, and it also seems like it’s almost like ‘gay’ means you’re like Grade-B beef, y’know? It’s like sticking ‘gay’ in front of our names is very much like y’know… It’s very second-tier, which is frustrating. But we’re also part of a tradition of gay pop musicians. Look at Pet Shop Boys or Georgia Michael or Erasure or, who else? Frankie Goes to Hollywood. There’s an emotional resonance in all of those artist’s music that makes it different than other people’s music. And I’d like to think that we have that resonance. And then there are also bands that have that that weren’t even gay. Take a band like ABBA; there’s something in their music that can stand next to Pet Shop Boys or some of George Michael’s biggest pop songs. I don’t know what it is and I’m not sure if you can really put your finger on it. But there is, I think, a trajectory of groups with gay people in them that have a certain emotional quality that’s not necessarily seen or heard in a lot of other music.”