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Jul 19 2017
Greyson Chance Comes Out: I AM HAPPY, I AM HERE FOR YOU, AND I AM PROUD OF WHO I AM Comments (0)

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Greyson Chance, who performed the second best version of Lady Gaga's “Paparazzi” of all time (Gaga's was the best — still my favorite of her songs) and shot to viral fame in 2010, has come out as gay.

Even though he's just 19, he wrote — in an articulate, expressive Facebook post — his coming out was “most definitely overdue.”

Chance wrote:

I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen. I decided not to publicize my sexuality largely due to a matter of privacy, as I was still trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin. Further, I always found conversations regarding music, politics, art, books — and the greatness of Nas' catalog — to be far more interesting than what type of guy I was into.

He went on to write:

... it took years to write this message. Nevertheless, I figured now was the time to let a few more friends know that I am happy, I am here fo ryou, and I am proud of who I am.

I covered Greyson when he was first becoming famous, which was spurred on by his signing by out role model Ellen DeGeneres, and he was always a sweetheart. It's great to read that he is out and proud.

Congrats, Greyson!

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6-PACK — And The Award Goes To ... Grindr! + Anti-Trump Slump + Hillary, Hillary, Hillary! + Soccer Show-Off + Chechnyan Monstrosity + Young Mariah: The Series! Comments (0)

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Jul 18 2017
British Weather Guy Spills The T-Storms! Comments (0)

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In honor of the recent International Drag Day, this cut-as-a-button British weatherman did an entire report chock-full of RuPaul's Drag Race and other drag references.

Can you catch them all? ...

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Jul 17 2017
6-PACK — IN THE DARK Brings Gay Love Into The Light + Moms Against Butt Stuff + R. Kelly: Cult Leader? + Ann Coulter, Take A Seat (Actually, Just Take $30 And Go) + Oh, Henry! + Drag Queens 4 Trump Comments (0)

20108026_10155675159903933_2003574176_o.0Gay love — no longer In the Dark (Video still via Ryan Beene)

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WIDGETDListed: This is your brainless on anal sex.

Guide%20to%20Anal%20SexGigi Engle wrote about anal sex for Teen Vogue ... and some moms lost their sh*t. (Image via Teen Vogue)

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WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Henry Cavill looked sharp at Wimbledon.

Screen Shot 2017-07-17 at 10.53.43 AMThis queen says it all about Trump voters, “I really don't care.” (Video still via CNN)

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: This Florida-based drag queen is upset that he's been blackballed from performing for being pro-Trump. Keep reading to hear him talk in circles ...

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Jul 15 2017
Ruff Stuff Comments (0)

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If he has your attention, check out Ellenwood here.

 
Jul 14 2017
Could Rich Madaleno Become The First Out Gay Person Elected Governor? Comments (0)

Rich Madaleno is running for governor in the state of Maryland, where he has been active in politics 071017-Richard-Madaleno-TF-0012-768x962for years, including winning a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Though he says he has learned that being gay isn't a big deal in Maryland politics — he ran for State Senate and it was a non-issue — it would be a very big deal if he were to win the governorship because he would become the first out gay person elected governor in the country. (You will recall that in 2004, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey came out as a “gay American,” but he was not elected as such.)

Asked why he's running for governor against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, he told Metro Weekly:

For a variety of reasons. One, I think our state is not moving in the right direction. The way I look at it is, change is inevitable but growth is optional. Maryland simply is not growing in any sort of meaningful way that’s positioning ourselves to be a prosperous community for the 21st century, and without bold leadership from the governor, the state simply isn’t going to make progress.

When I looked around at some of the issues that I cared about, and I looked around for candidates that I thought would be able to carry the mantle and make progress on the things that I care about, I couldn’t find them, and just came to the conclusion of, “All right, if these are the issues that you think are important and these are the issues that you think the people of Maryland should be having a conversation [about], then instead of trying to find someone else to do that, maybe you should just step up and do it.”

When I looked around at the other candidates in the Democratic field, no one has the depth of experience at state issues that I have. Maybe the public’s view of experience amongst political candidates is starting to shift after our Maryland experience with Larry Hogan and our national experience with Donald Trump. Maybe this fascination for the outsider to come in and change everything when they don’t have experience and they don’t have relationships actually isn’t the way to make progress.

The way to make progress is to elect somebody, just like you would elevate somebody in other fields, who has knowledge and experience in the field, has relationships with people. One that can actually start from day one in making progress.

Governor Hogan is always fond of saying as an aside, “I had to submit my first budget my second day in office.” I’ve been working on the state budget for years, so it’s not going to be a problem for me. I think I have unparalleled experience and a record of accomplishment through the legislative process. I have, as a legislator now for fifteen years, fought my way up the ladder, engaged in the process, and managed to succeed in helping moving our state forward, whether it’s been equality for LGBT individuals, or improving educational outcomes for young people in Maryland, improving transportation options, expanding health care, making sure that hungry children get fed at a rate higher in Maryland, or attacking poverty.

All of these things I have led on, and to me, the governor sets the agenda in a state like Maryland. Our constitution reserves a lot of power for our governor. It’s often seen as one of, if not the most, powerful gubernatorial offices in the country because of the amount of powers that are granted to our governor.

Sounds like a very good guy, and why shouldn't Maryland have a Democratic governor?

 
Thomas Dekker Comes Out Comments (0)

Some people — producer Bryan Fuller among them — may have thought actor 3Kypxobn_400x400Thomas Dekker was already openly gay. Not so.

Now? He's out.

Dekker, in response to a soft outing by Fuller (who called Dekker's agent out for not wanting Dekker's Heroes character to be gay), has posted that he is now officially, publicly out as a gay man.

He has also confirmed he is married.

Giphy“He can do it, Mr. Kramer. I know he can. He'll do it for me!” — Thomas Dekker on Seinfeld, age 7, 1995 (GIF via NBC)

He writes:

DEp_jHPU0AAtJtK.jpg-largeI really like most of his letter, and I'm not intending to slam him, but I do have to say that to suggest people are only ready when they're ready — and yet being openly gay personally to the point that you're married can still mean not ready — is a little disingenuous. To me. In other words, I don't feel Fuller was being a dick in talking about Dekker, not even by name, in the context in which he talked about him; there's no good reason to believe Dekker would be psychologically harmed by that.

Thomas_dekker_1216760067Thomas Dekker on Heroes in 2007 (Image via NBC)

That aside, I love his message and the positive tone, even as he settles that score.

Welcome out!

 


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