ABOVE: So, we used to make mainstream movies about adult men and underage girls. More past blasts here.
INSTAGRAM: In an impassioned Instagram post, gay swimmer Abrahm Devine has accused Stanford of throwing him off the team for being gay. He acknowledges there are other "surface" reasons, but argues that the real reason is his sexual orientation:
Everyone says they support me, and yet, for the millionth time, I am the only one speaking up. To my coaches who sport the pride flag on their desk, to the athletes who liked my pride photo on Instagram, I need you to wake up to what’s happening around you. How can you say you support me and my equality? How can you not see how Stanford Swim has treated me and used me over the last 4 years? Am I invisible? Plain and simple: there are surface level reasons I was kicked off the Stanford swim team, but I can tell you with certainty that it comes down to the fact that I am gay. This is a pattern. Homophobia is systematic, intelligently and masterfully designed to keep me silent and to push me out. I am a talented, successful, educated, proud, gay man: I am a threat to the culture that holds sports teams together. I want something to change, because I can’t take it anymore. My story is not unique.
POLITICO: House Dems have subpoenaed the White House for Ukraine docs.
THE HILL: Another intel official is considering becoming a Trump whistleblower.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Attack of the gay rags!
HUFF POST: It's official: Bernie had a heart attack. If this were Hillary in 2016, she would be buried — alive — by Monday. Let's see if he can persevere. I would vote for him in a compromised heartbeat over Trump, and I would sleep soundly under a President Sanders, even if he is not my pick.
LGBTQ NATION: Designs for the National Pulse Memorial & Museum are you — which will you choose?
NME: NME proclaims Madonna's Madame X show to be one of the best of the year:
The late start is immediately worth it. The show is a mind-blowing riot of theatrics and powerful political messaging.
NYT: Now Trump will deny all immigrants entry unless they can pay for their own medical care/prove they have insurance.
Yeah, sounds real solid. I'm so sure no court cases will pop up.
PEOPLE: Andy Dick pleads not guilty to groping Uber driver. (Finally, the groping is going the other way.)
OMG.BLOG! (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Gay porn CEO in his Playgirl days.
INDEPENDENT: Homeless opera singer gets record deal singing on subway.
VANITY FAIR: Does AHS: 1984 have any good guys, other than whoever stuffed Matthew Morrison's shorts?