Above: Keith Laue has a spring in his step.
Below: Keep reading for Chris Hemsworth and his body double, Philip Roth dies at 85, the Harvey Milk Stoli bottle, Mimi Imfurst apologizes, Cody Christian and Daniel Ezra stripped to the wait, plus more ...
OMG BLOG: Stars pose with their stunt doubles — cute pics.
NYT: Philip Roth, one of the most acclaimed novelists of all time, dies @ 85.
BOSGUY: BosGuy got banned by Google+ just for shirtless pics. Google AdSense banned me years ago because I posted a pic of McFly with guitars covering their mid-sections, on the basis that it was implied nudity. The person handling my account didn't respond to them in a timely manner, and Google has resolutely refused to so much as respond to me ever since, blacklisting my site permanently over it.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Check out the Stoli commemorative Harvey Milk bottle!
GAY FLESHBOT (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Cody Christian and Daniel Ezra shirtless in the new All American trailer.
LGBTQ NATION: A study finds that trans kids' brains look like their gender ID, not like their biology.
TOWLEROAD: A Boy Scout in Purcellville, Virginia, was allegedly expelled from a hardware store, told:
You need to get yout of here — we don't support organizations like you, or like yours. I'm not kidding! You need to turn around and get out of here. We do not support your organization; your organization isn't the Boy Scouts anymore. They're not Boy Scouts ... You know that they allow homos in the Boy Scouts now. We don't support any organization with homos.
The 100-year-old store has yet to offer a response or apology, but under pressure, a manager apparently told a reporter an employee would be fired — only if the story were true.
BROADLY: Caitlyn Jenner voted for Donald Trump in spite of many red flags that he would suck for trans rights. Now, she says he's “the worst president we have ever had” on LGBT issues, and wouldn't support him in 2020.
HUFF POST: Lesley Stahl related a story about meeting Trump privately as he attacked the press. She called him on it and he said:
You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you. He said that.
Sickening. Also sickening, Stahl then gushed over George H.W. Bush's presidency as being so successful, calling him “adorable.”
DAILY KOS: Stacey Abrams has won the Democratic nomination in the Georgia gubernatorial primary. If she wins in November, she will become Georgia's first-ever black female governor — and also the first in U.S. history.
The race for the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor is over. Stacey Evans just called Stacey Abrams to concede. #gapol— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) May 23, 2018
NYMAG: More evidence Broidy was covering for Trump in Playmate affair.
QUEERTY: Mimi Imfurst apologizes for unwanted sexual messages on Facebook with up-and-coming drag queens. She writes:
It has come to my attention that my sexual conversations via online messaging were uncomfortable for multiple people that I was engaging with. [With t]wo of those people, I have had ongoing late-night sexual conversations that involved in-depth and often exaggerated cyber roleplay that although was welcomed by some has made others uncomfortable and used. For that I am incredibly sorry. I thought that our conversation, which included sexual and nonsexual discussions, was consensual. I realize now that my intent to engage in a playful and welcomed conversation that I initiated did not have the impact on the them that I thought it did.
I deeply regret that due to my nature as a public person, they felt pressured or obligated to partake in these conversations, one of which lasted over two years back and forth. I wish I had known more clearly that they did not want to participate in the conversations. If I would have known that, I would have stopped. I respect both Kyle and Ethan greatly and would never want to make them feel violated. I apologized to Ethan in October privately when this was first brought to my attention, and I now extend my apologies to others that I have hurt as well. I am not perfect. I have made great mistakes that I am truly sorry for and humbled by.
I am incredibly sorry for this and can only work to be a better person and leader in Philadelphia. If anyone has issues I hope that they will speak to me privately so I can apologize to them directly.