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Jun 12 2021
Kamala Does Pride + Meloni Flashes Pink + David Archuleta Comes Out + SCHOOL OF ROCK's Brian Falduto On Struggling To Accept Himself + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Kamala Harris and her husband popped up at Capital Pride 2021.

BELOW: Keep reading for Chris Meloni flashing pink, David Cruz III growing up gay in Guam, David Archuleta has come out as not straight and more ...


Chris-Meloni-boycultureFinally, Meloni flashes pink!(Image via Instagram)

INSTAGRAM: Christopher Meloni — and I have said it before, will say it again, KNOWS. HIS. AUDIENCE.

Cruz-boycultureCruz in a recent head shot (Image by Marc Cartwright)

PACIFIC DAILY NEWS: David Cruz III of Million Dollar Matchmaker opens up about growing up gay in Guam:

I absolutely remember the day I told my mother. A ton of bricks came off of my shoulders. The weight came off. It felt like I was trying to live the truest form of my life.

EXTRATV: American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, 30, used Pride Month to come out as LGBTQIA+ — but also said he isn't exactly sure which letter applies to him. In urging religious people to be more open-minded toward queer people, he also wrote:

I've tried for almost 20 years to try and change myself until I realized God made me how I am for a purpose. And instead of hating what I have considered wrong I need to see why God loved me for who I am and that it's not just sexuality.

THE 19TH: Darnella Frazier,Singapore-bbc-boyculture the teen who filmed George Floyd's murder, has been given a special Pulitzer Prize citation for her work.

BBC: A podcast is telling Singapore's hidden gay stories.

PALM BEACH POST: Eight years after denying benefits to gay partners, a city turns it around.

Brian-Falduto-gay-School-Rock-boycultureBrian says, “I was in so much denial.” (Image via head shot)

PEOPLE: As I reported six years ago (!), Brian Falduto — the gay kid from School of Rock — had issues after he was called the gay kid from School of Rock.

NYT: The New York Times (finally) gives the late, great gay glam rocker Jobriath his due, as part of its “Overlooked No More” series, which covers the deaths of people between 1851 and now whose deaths were initially ignored by the paper of record, usually due to considerations of gender, race or sexual orientation. Jobriath's music is not exactly universal, but if you've never heard of him, you'll be shocked how out-there he was for 1974, when he debuted on The Midnight Special and blew some minds. He died of AIDS in 1983.

OPB: Kathleen Saadat, LGBTQ activist, remembers creating the first-ever Pride March in Portland in the '70s:

We were marching along and doing chants, being scared and seeing people on the sidewalk who we knew were gay or lesbian, but who were afraid to join the march. And we understood that. And it was very tense. I can’t tell you much about the rest of the day except having done it and going [sighs] you know, sorta like we lived through it, we weren’t attacked.

NYDN: An Arby's employee slurred a gay couple with a single word written on their receipt — then pretended it was a computer glitch:

TWITTER: It's short-shaming, but a skywritten reminder that Joe Rogan is literally 5'3" is delicious nonetheless:

TWITTER: Willie Garson is coming back as gay Stanford along with the three returning Sex and the City stars for And Just Like That ... for HBO Max.