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Nov 14 2017
Blake Shelton + Takei's Stern Denial + Mike Pence In Dutch + Australian Gay Rights + DIFFICULT PEOPLE Done + RIP Debra Chasnoff — 6-PACK! Comments (0) me back, baby! Nah, I'm good. (Image via People)

Takei: I Have Never Forced Myself Upon Someone

Sexiest Man Alive?!

Pence's Dilemma

History of Gay Rights in Australia

Difficult People Is Dunzo

RIP Filmmaker Debra Chasnoff

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DListed: George Takei explicitly disavows his words on Howard Stern's show:

For decades, I have played the part of a ‘naughty gay grandpa’ when I visit Howard’s show, a caricature I now regret. But I want to be clear: I have never forced myself upon someone during a date. Sometimes my dates were the initiators, and sometimes I was. It was always by mutual consent. I see now that that it has come across poorly in the awkward sketch, and I apologize for playing along with Howard’s insinuation.

People: Somehow, Blake Shelton was named Sexiest Man Alive by People. A man? Yes. Alive? Yes. Sexy? Man alive, no.

Salon: Has Pence become ensnared in a lie over Donald Trump Jr.'s tight, treasonously tight, relationship with WikiLeaks?

_98739993_duncan2His death preceded a big change in Australia.

BBC: How the murder of a gay academic in Australia 45 years ago led to a sea change in the gay rights movement.

Deadline: Hulu has decided not to renew Difficult People, the Billy Eichner-fronted sitcom that helped anchor it as a destination for original program. In related news, I have decided to be pissed off.

“I can't wait for Blue Ivy to be old enough for R. Kelly to piss on her.” — Difficult People

New York Times: Oscar-winning documentarian Debra Chasnoff, known for her gay-rights films, has died at 60.