Gay marriage ban struck down in Alaska. Governor says he's appealing, but I beg to differ:
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Molly Ringwald takes on Madonna's “Sooner or Later”.
A buncha hot Thom Evans pictures, sans shirt.
Gay marriage coming to more states minute by minute!
Painful irony of Stephen Collins on Jessica Biel's “child porn” mag cover.
Finding out your dad is a child molester.
PARIS STILL BURNING: Vogueing doc hits Toronto.
More Magic Mike XXL goodness from GA.
Cute British reality star finally admits he's gay.
Gay marriage comes to Nevada and Idaho. C'mon, remaining <20 states...everybody's doin' it!
BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****
Tonight, I was privileged enough to be invited to attend a one-night-only oratorio (or, as last-minute guest Whoopi Goldberg called it, “oratio”) I Am Harvey Milk, with words and music by Andrew Lippa and starring Lippa as Milk, Noah Marlowe as Young Milk and angel-voiced Kristin Chenoweth as a soprano muse who stands in for several different women in Milk's life.
They were accompanied by the Joel Fram-conducted Orchestra of St. Luke's and The All-Star Broadway Men's Chorus.
Following Goldberg's intro (she referred to us as “family”...) and a more impassioned intro by Milk protégé Cleve Jones, the 60-minute presentation was thoroughly impressive, especially considering how well-mined the subject matter is. It was especially exciting to see and hear on the day the Supreme Court declined to review some lower court decisions, bringing marriage equality to five states immediately and another six in the long run, but this piece would be exciting to see and hear any day or night of the week, at any point in history.
The reason I Am Harvey Milk has a timelessness is that it's about the overall struggle for equality and fairness, even as it uses Milk's personal political odyssey to get at that larger theme.
I was lulled to light sleep at times by the beauty and sonic purity, but there were plenty of attention-getting highlights, most notably the jumpin' “Enough Is Enough”-inspired “Friday Night in the Castro” (complete with clapping hands and gay boogie), the triumphant “Lavender Pen” (recounting Mayor Moscone's signing of a non-discrimination proclamation) and the searing “Tired of the Silence”, in which the assembled singers exhort every gay person in the world to come out, come out, come out. (Using images that included reluctant, quasi-out Jodie Foster was perhaps a misstep, but damned if they weren't up-to-the-minute enough to include headlines from earlier today!)
Fantastic evening, surrounded by a lot of civic-minded gay people and our supporters, lovers of the arts and some glitterati; but the snazzy ensembles and relentless fitness of the crowd was just fashion, and the music and words were a reminder than being loud and demanding respect never goes out of style.
Raven-Symoné tells Oprah she's tired of being labeled as gay...or even as African-American. She's cool with being labeled an American, though.
No word on if she is fine being labeled a woman and/or a human being.
It's nice to think we have the power to live outside our societal labels, but we do not. Until it was legal, she would have been disallowed from marrying her female partner because they are gay. In many places in the country, her blackness could lead her into a lot of situations my whiteness would not. The list goes on.
I think it comes off as arrogant, like when white people claim to be color-blind. Maybe it's coming from a good place, but maybe it's also coming from a very sheltered place, a place most people never get close enough to in order to be able to make the same proclamations.
In denying to review seven cases, the Supreme Court just brought marriage equality to Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Utah.
Gotta love that some of those states are among the last one would ever have expected to have marriage equality:
“It also will bring along six other states located in the judicial circuits overseen by those appellate courts: North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Colorado, Kansas and Wyoming. The action will bring to 30 the number of states where gays and lesbians can marry. Appeals courts in Cincinnati and San Francisco are considering cases that could expand that number further, presuming the Supreme Court remains outside the legal fray.”
Good luck stopping marriage equality, Neanderthals.
So sad for this gay couple, whose wedding was marred by a nearby homophobe shouting slurs. Stay classy, Neanderthals.