ABOVE: Ain't it the pits?!
BELOW: Keep reading for Griffin Barrows, Kenneth vs. Aaron Schock, Gillibrand vs. Fox News vs. infanticide and more ...
He's his own beard. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)
ONLYFANS (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Subscribing to my supercheap OnlyFans is a nice way of tipping your hat at (or just tipping!) me. Here, an expurgated shot of the unexpurgated Griffin Barrows.
ADVOCATE: Former VP Joe Biden was slammed as being too centrist by other 2020 candidates in California this weekend ... at the same time he was speaking to the HRC regarding his devotion to LGBTQ causes. He said:
We have to finish this work because it's the civil rights issue of our time. It's wrong and it's immoral what [the Trump Administration is] doing.
KENNETH IN THE (212): It's over — Twitter has decided that sharing the private nudes of disgraced former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) is harassing toward him rather than a public service designed to highlight his hypocrisy for being gay while voting in lockstep with the GOP's anti-LGBTQ agenda while in office. Perhaps things would be different had he still been in office? Or perhaps we are at a point now where private nudes — previously exposed without repercussions across most blogs, whether directly or indirectly, and shared widely person-to-person — are now seen as revenge-porn fodder. Either way, despite an outcry, Twitter is standing firm. I am somewhat surprised that Schock hasn't commented in any way — he could use this as a way to curry sympathy, or could even sue people. I guess he's that twisted up in his closet, but it's a glass closet with a million cracks in it, and whether or not the nudes are something you condone posting, don't talk to me about outing people before they're ready — he voted against gay civil rights when we were ready.
So, I have pretty thick skin when it comes to online harassment, but something has been really bothering me.— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) May 31, 2019
BACK2STONEWALL: Right-wing agitator Steven Crowder is (finally) being investigated for his shameful and persistent harassment of gay journalist Carlos Maza.
When the tightie-whities come off ... ! (GIF via OMG Blog)
OMG BLOG (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Had not heard of Xavier Hutter until today, but was glad to see him strip naked!
POLITICO: Julian Assange is being prosecuted on Espionage Act charges, but Donald J. “I love WikiLeaks!” Trump's DOJ is passing on charging the fool over his role in the CIA leak — gee, I can't imagine why.
GR8ERDAYS: I wish Assange owned a Talky Tina doll ... but in case you feel brave, you can own one, now, too!
NYT: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) brought her flagging presidential campaign to a Fox News town hall Sunday night, and she called out the network for creating an “infanticide” narrative on the abortion issue. Chris Wallace scolded her for being impolite to Fox News! Good for her.
Not so good for her, her defiant answer to the question of how she quickly decided against letting now-former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) address is groping allegations and possibly be censured rather than pressuring him to resign, a stance that I believe has already made her campaign a nonstarter:
If some Democratic donors are angry because I stood by the women, including a young woman who worked in Congress, that’s on them.
It's not the donors, Sen. Gillibrand.
Gay Media Action's lavender rhino — does he make you horny? (Image via WBUR)
WBUR: How a lavender rhino became a gay-resistance symbol in the '70s. OMG, can we get this guy back???
EXTRATV: Royal wedding in Monaco — and man, she looks just like her mom, Princess Caroline.
WEAR: Rep. Mike Hill (R-Florida) openly laughed along at the idea of executing gay people when a constituent suggested he introduce legislation to do just that. “This is not Saudi Arabia,” he said, but ... see next item ...
TWITTER: Jared Kushner — who has again defended Saudi Arabia for murdering Jamal Khashoggi — gives an excruciatingly mealymouthed interview in which he says Trump isn't racist — then won't directly answer whether birtherism and the Muslim ban are racist:
Jesus, @jaredkushner is awful in this interview. He’s also not very bright. Who are these folks that tout him as being “smart”? https://t.co/GBKPpJOQQp— Scott Nevins (@ScottNevins) June 3, 2019