5 posts categorized "MEREDITH BAXTER"

Dec 10 2013
Need To Know: Your Daily Daley, SOUND OF MUSIC Star Dies, Neon Teasers + MORE! Comments (0)

Tom-Daley-Dustin-Lance-BlackCaught on tape.

*widget boy cultureFirst video of Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black surfaces. Eleanor-Parker-2

*widget boy cultureSignorile gets it exactly right on the Daley/Black age issue.

*widget boy cultureCaged and Sound of Music star Eleanor Parker dies at 91.

*widget boy cultureMeredith Baxter makes an honest woman out of her GF.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei endorses Hanabusa in Senate battle in HI.

*widget boy cultureAmazing movie posters in animated neon!

Tumblr_lnlmb2S5Np1qhv2wyo1_500-thumb-500x667-16202Killed it!

*widget boy cultureLindsay Lohan's sis Ali thinks her first vocal video upload is momentous.

*widget boy cultureHarry Styles, 19, and Kendall Jenner, 18, hit NYC gay bar Therapy.

*widget boy cultureCrazy anti-DUI prank (which looks real for a change) goes viral.

*widget boy cultureIs Kerry Degman offering mustache rides?

Kerry-Degman-for-Braun-cruZer-campaign-01-512x768Kerry Degman, pre-'stache.

 
Jun 07 2010
Because Enquiring Minds Want To Know Who's Queer Comments (12)

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National Enquirer (June 14, 2010) is back with its always entertaining proclamations on "Who's Gay & Who's Not." Here's the score: 

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Mar 01 2010
"Our Time Is Now...And It's About Damn Time" Comments (3)

SafariScreenSnapz001 At this weekend's Human Rights Campaign fundraiser gala, Joe Solmonese stated that Don't Ask, Don't Tell would be history by the end of this year (a tall order) and both Meredith Baxter and Clay Aiken (I have been ultra-cynical about him in the past, but credit where credit is due) gave great, rousing speeches. 

PreviewScreenSnapz001 I have issues with HRC; I think I first got annoyed with them when they endorsed Joe Lieberman over Ned Lamont. But as many shortcomings as HRC has, it also does do good work, too. Click here to see the speeches and to read about this event—HRC's second largest all year—which gave tons of LGBTs and our supporters the opportunity to participate in the cause in North Carolina, a place not often thought of as a hotbed of activism.

 
Dec 02 2009
Family Ties Comments (2)

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Because marriage should be sacred, you know, like the one Tiger Woods is in, the New York State Senate has voted down marriage equality. On the same day, People (December 14, 2009) is out, featuring a fabulous four-page spread on Meredith Baxter's coming out, including images of her posing with longtime partner Nancy Locke: 

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In keeping with the marriage-equality theme, Baxter's daughter Mollie jokes of her oft-married mom, "I'm a supporter of gay marriage, but it's nice to know that she can't get married again right now!"

Unlike Rupert Everett's nasty comments about coming out as an actor, Baxter's are more thoughtful:

"You don't know what kind of information is going to go into the decision to cast or not cast you. It's hard enough to get a job. Why make it harder?...I looked at the research that's been done when people know someone who is gay or lesbian; they tend to have a more supportive, positive attitude toward gay issues. So, what I want to say [to people] is, 'You know me. And anything that you vote on that is going against gay rights, that affects me too, in case you want to think about that."

This perfectly sums up why coming out is vitally important, and why simply being out is enough of a political act in and of itself that no one need to be expected to cheerlead at every gay event.

 
Meredith Baxter Comes Out: Seeing The Forest AND The Trees Comments (0)

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2008+Summer+TCA+Tour+Day+1+myelbQyECRsl It's so cool that Meredith Baxter has come out of the closet as a lesbian. She can't even really be criticized for doing it late in life (age 62) like Richard Chamberlain and others who waited past their Hollywood expiration date to confirm the obvious—in her case, despite a brief lesbian affair in 1996, she didn't fully come out as a lesbian to herself and her family until she was 55 years old. (She had "not a clue" she was gay when she did that 1993 special Our Mothers, playing a lesbian.)

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Gotta admit, she wasn't the one who pinged by gaydar! 

She tells The Advocate, in her first interview, that she's been "hiding in plain sight" for a while, attending public events with her partner of four years without any ensuing gossip:

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