Above: All the feels, all the feels.
VJBRENDAN: What happens on Bourbon Street ... goes viral.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Kenneth's latest wrestling feature has a nut-twist.
CRIME WATCH DAILY: San Bernardino prosecutor's viciously racist, misogynistic posts about Maxine Waters have landed him in hot water — but is calling for violence against her not enough for the man to outright lose his job?
ADVOCATE: Gay dads as activists:
Coupled gay fathers told me that when they are together with children, their sexuality becomes much more exposed. Strangers who see two adult men with children usually recognize them as a gay family without them needing to disclose their sexuality.
Gay fathers alone with their children more often received unsolicited parenting advice or comments that assumed their children had mothers. Many gay fathers reported that they had been asked if it was “Mom’s day off” when they were alone with their children. Xavier, an adoptive father in California, described his experience this way:
“You’re at the mall and some ladies are walking by and they say, 'Oh, Mom’s day off?' And the answer is, 'Yes, every day is Mom’s day off.' And they don’t get it … [From their point of view] what’s obviously missing is the mother, and she must be getting a pedicure.”
JOE.MY.GOD.: Hawaii's Supreme Court has sided with a lesbian couple denied services at a bed and breakfast in the state. The establishment's owner says gay relationships “defile our land.”
EBAY: If you're terribly into Tom of Finland, you may want to check this out.
EXTRATV: Holy shit, the video of George Clooney's accident looks like one of those is-it-real-or-fake viral videos of roadside strife. This was quite a body blow for him. He's lucky to be alive.
SMITHSONIAN: A washed-up model and reality star — a gay liberal, of sorts — has been kvetching online that Democrats are as bad as Republicans, and both are children because they can't meet in the middle. Both sides are equally bad, he moans, even though he wouldn't be able to be openly gay if it weren't for gay activists — who were never in the middle — and the Democrats in power who took them seriously (eventually). And even though every bit of the way, the GOP has fought gay rights. It's appalling how stupid this bothsidesism argument is. To underscore the uselessness of playing nice, read this Smithsonian piece on how gay activists, in particular, demonstrated the futility of always playing by the rules:
Whenever the threats of homophobic violence, media vilification, or repressive laws reached a tipping point, gay liberation activists made a choice. They decided that civility was not the answer, and channeled their anger and fear into confrontational direct action instead. After all, they could not find any civility in the policies that separated them from their sick loved ones in the hospital, nor in the rhetoric that justified their painful deaths. As GAA activist Morty Manford reflected, years after his involvement in this type of protest: “We were doing something new. We were doing something righteous.”
PBS: Trump rails that Germany is controlled by Russia. (Um, pot calling the kettle a pot!) The video:
Quite interesting to watch John Kelly's face in the background as Trump says that "Germany is totally controlled by Russia." (via ABC). pic.twitter.com/qJvj30a3zv— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 11, 2018
HUFF POST: A surprisingly interesting guide to the Kochs now that the chief Koch is retiring from public life (and not a moment too soon).
POSEIDEON'S UNDERWORLD: An amazing visual tribute to Tab Hunter, who died this week at 86.
NBC NEWS: World Cup protesters managed to wave a rainbow flag surreptitiously to remind the world that Trump's favorite country is a place where expressing gay pride is illegal.
These activists protested Russia’s LGBTQ+ discrimination by secretly bringing the Pride flag to the World Cup pic.twitter.com/UyOgixQjPR— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 10, 2018