295 posts categorized "GAY MARRIAGE"

Mar 22 2015
Need To Know: Takes One Direction Well + SPACE Out + Blame Canada + Brown No's + Best REAR Ever + Kerry 2016 + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLouis Tomlinson is single.

*widget boy cultureGregory Walcott, star of Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) dies @ 87.

*widget boy cultureCanada-born right-wing nut Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) running for president.

*widget boy cultureCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown declares climate-change denier Cruz “unfit.”

*widget boy cultureFormer MD governor Martin O'Malley is more like it.

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*widget boy cultureRear Window (1954) is back in the theaters.

*widget boy cultureKylie Minogue breaks up with Jay-Z.

*widget boy cultureBarney Frank lays into Aaron Schock.

*widget boy cultureSuddenly, D&G's biggest supporters are anti-gay Christians.

*widget boy cultureZoe Saldana is a D&G apologist. (Nothing was lost in translation, duh.)

*widget boy cultureDon't miss Kerry Washington's impassioned GLAAD speech...

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Mar 19 2015
This Sporting Life: Why Having Gay Sports Heroes Matters Comments (0)

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In collaboration with Sarah Fielding...

Since Michael Sam’s coming-out, are we any closer to equality in sport?

Over the last decades attitudes towards gay Americans have come forward leaps and bounds. Fifteen years ago major networks were so afraid of screening the Ellen coming out episode that many dropped the show; today they’d likely be clamouring for that privilege. In the House of Representatives, which at one point acted as a bully pulpit for bigots, six LGBT congressmen sit as equals.

But until gay Americans are represented fairly in all areas of life, there’s still work to be done and there’s one field where the absence of gay people is becoming glaringly obvious: sport. That is, of course, until Michael Sam shocked the world by coming out last year.

Sam’s profile rose immediately, and much of the response to his announcement was gratifyingly positive. He was voted GQ’s Man of the Year, then made global headlines by proposing to his boyfriend in a church overlooking the Vatican City. What better symbol could there be of America’s new, enlightened attitude towards gay rights?

But if that’s the case why does an All-American, in the prime of his career, find himself without a team for the 2015 season? There is even betting on the draft, with sportsbooks offering “prop bets” on whether Sam will be on any NFL team’s roster next season, with the odds considerably against. The media have even taken to calling him “controversial” or “mercurial,” terms that imply he has discipline issues despite little or no evidence. Some are convinced any contract for Sam is a “liberal conspiracy” as, according to them, he lacks the talent to play in the NFL. In a particularly ugly throwback, ESPN even discussed whether Sam showers separately from his (then) teammates at the St. Louis Rams.

The only “controversy” that Sam has created or invited is by coming out and being a vocal supporter of gay rights in sport. This shouldn’t be controversial at all, its a right which would be defended for players discussing other issues. But it is a testament to Michael Sam’s courage that he has stepped away from allegations that his sexuality led to his difficulty in finding a team.

In many ways the case of Michael Sam is comparable to that of Justin Fashanu; the first (and so far only) soccer player to come out as gay. Before coming out, Fashanu was enjoying a stellar career and became the first player to attract a £1 million price tag. After coming out Fashanu’s career stalled and he spent his remaining playing career doing short spells at unfancied clubs.

Since Fashanu came out, no active soccer player any top league has dared follow. This must, in part, be due to the appalling treatment and sluts Fashanu faced from fans and the press. In a more progressive age, surely the NFL can avoid repeating that mistake and help make sport another equal arena for all. 

 
Mar 17 2015
Gay You, Gay Me + Right Makes Might + Try Me A River + So Funny They Forgot To Laugh + Prodigal Son + Fresh Kills + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJames Franco is not exactly gay. Let's say he's post-straight.

*widget boy cultureIsrael seems to be voting against peace, ever.

*widget boy cultureNetanyahu plays the race card, straight outta the Republican playbook.

*widget boy cultureRiver Viiperi gets pumped.

*widget boy cultureJokin' about a guy's dad dying in 9/11 and about Paul Walker's death.

*widget boy cultureWill Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy is queer for prison-rape jokes.

*widget boy cultureD&G exec quits over their gross comments. Piers Morgan plays bullying card!

*widget boy cultureThe Breakfast Club mini-reunion.

Mh

*widget boy culture(Almost) More Michael Hoffman than you can handle.

*widget boy cultureLET'S MAKE A DEAL WITH IT: Getting en-gay-ged on daytime TV.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay Chief Justice Moore's son is a career criminal already.

*widget boy cultureMiley's Bangerz tour DVD trailer is up.

*widget boy cultureI'm remembering Jane Krakowski's Madonna jokes on 30 Rock.

*widget boy cultureNatalia Kills is NOT sorry for her vicious words to wannabe.

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 7.36.43 PM copyNatalia Kills, 2015, meet Madonna, 1988.

 
Elton John's Boycott Fail Comments (0)

26BABB0A00000578-2998179-image-m-7_1426587821127I mean...seriously???

I wrote yesterday that Elton John was a terrible person to be the face of a proposed D&G boycott, and just ONE DAY LATER the idiot gets caught walking with a D&G shopping bag. Even if he was using it to carry shit, what an utter buffoon of a man he is: He plays Sun City, is against gay marriage (before he's for it), he's pissed at D&G over their IVF comments (not necessarily the anti-gay angle)...he's just not a good spokesperson for anything.

Meanwhile, D&G are so grotesque they're hijacking Je Suis Charlie as Je Suis D&G and are referring to a consumer boycott as fascism. They're beyond the pale, and yet Elton's more famous so his foibles completely minimalize the import of their comments, especially in Italy.

Pity that Ricky Martin wasn't the first to speak up.

 
Mar 14 2015
D&G Disown Anti-Gay Quotes Comments (0)

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Stefano Gabbana is denying the Italian newspaper quotes that had D&G coming down against gay marriage, gay parenting and even in vitro fertilization. I would think that if the paper taped the interview (insane if they didn't), they should just release the tape. And if they didn't tape it, D&G should sue.

Even easier: Why won't D&G simply state that they are for gay marriage and gay parenting?

I'm suspicious of the denial because they've been quoted similarly before.

 
Mar 13 2015
Unfashionably Homophobic Comments (0)

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Billionaire ex-couple and current business partners Dolce & Gabbana have continued to spew their truly backwards opinions on gay issues. I've said before: Gay people are so demanding that straight female divas work on behalf of our cause, yet look at these buffoons, raking in money and having the temerity to dismiss gay parents and marriage equality. Of course the right to marry does not affect the rich. So disappointing. Reminiscent of when Elton John used to be against gay marriage (in favor of civil unions). The parenting stuff is just medieval church talk.

They're simply wrong.

 
Mar 10 2015
Need To Know: Madonnamania + Selfie-Absorbed + Queer For Marriage + Robin Marvin Gaye Blind + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureKenneth & Michael Musto accidentally wrote some great stuff about Madonna!

*widget boy cultureWas MDNA Madonna's worst album?

*widget boy cultureMadonna, firebrand feminist.

*widget boy cultureMadonna pulls a Patricia Arquette comparing women's rights to LGBT rights.

*widget boy cultureSexiest selfie ever? (It's not Madonna, all you Madonna anti-fans.)

*widget boy culture59% of America is pro-marriage equality.

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*widget boy cultureThis blog (Work Unfriendly) is always a visual feast.

*widget boy cultureLi'l Kylie Jenner just blew up her lips.

*widget boy culturePharrell Williams & Robin Thicke will pay through the nose for “Blurred Lines”.

*widget boy cultureJennifer Lawrence works Chloe Sevigny's nerves. Bad.

*widget boy cultureTourists film porn at Pyramids, ISIS wants to destroy them.

*widget boy cultureIggy Azalea tour postponed.

*widget boy cultureThere is apparently a sane and Democratic person in Arkansas.

*widget boy cultureSane, Democratic, ex-Arkansan Hillary Clinton explains her e-mail kerfluffle. VIDEO:

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Mar 09 2015
A Gay Proposition: Popping The Question Comments (0)

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You’d think that Valentine’s Day would be the ultimate day for a proposal, when couples present each other with gifts, and singletons receive cards from mystery admirers. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that a recent study found that 57% of Brits hated the idea of being proposed to on Valentine’s Day, with many people saying that the idea was clichéd, cheesy and lacked originality. Over recent years, gay marriages have become more popular and accepted in modern day society, with the boundaries being pushed to put together a spectacular proposal.

Ladbrokes Casino commissioned the study during the development of their ‘What kind of romantic are you?’ quiz, which uncovered some surprising facts about how British people propose or want to be proposed to. You might think that a Facebook proposal would be a complete no-no, but actually only 56% of the people interviewed considered this to be the worst way to propose, yet one in seven men would consider popping the question to their partner online. Even more surprising is the fact that restaurants are just as unpopular as cemeteries when it comes to proposals—although hopefully graveyard proposals are relatively rare.

It would seem that the Brits are not adventurous when it comes to getting down on one knee—compared to some of the best gay proposals from the United States—although our tendency to veer towards social media to get the job done could make us seem a little strange. The best American proposals have seen men popping the question through flash mobs, on stage at a show and on the streets of New York City. Churches are a fairly common setting, showing that we aren’t as secular as we might think, and many people also get engaged while at sea (although if you’re trapped on a cruise it could get awkward if the other person were to say no).

There are some contradictions in the results, however—although more than half of the participants claimed to hate the idea of a restaurant proposal, it could be that it was just the idea of a proposal in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day which was so odious for people, as one of the most popular locations for an engagement on any other day of the week was at a romantic dinner. The second favourite was a place that had sentimental value, perhaps the scene of a first date or holiday, with the third most popular place simply being at home.