AfterElton Briefs: John Barrowman is the Top, Darren Criss is Ariel, Kathy Griffin Salutes the Troops, and More!

  • USA Network is continuing their Characters United Pledge to end discrimination with Characters United Storytelling at the NY Public Library on Dec. 6th, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth.
  • Below you can see the plain, simple, and honest ad from the Palm Center that FOX News found too upsetting to air. They’ll give Glenn Beck an hour of primetime, but this as is just too … controversial.

  • I hesitate to link to The Daily Caller, but this opinion piece is priceless. Basically the guy is saying that lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military, but not gay men because we’ll try to hump anything in sight.
  • JustJared has a video of Darren Criss performing “Part of your World” from The Little Mermaid at The Grove last night. He just keeps getting more and more adorable.

  • Below you can see Kathy Griffin in the promo for VH1 Divas Salute The Troops, which airs Sunday, December 5th At 9 PM ET, and features performances by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Sugarland, and Paramore.

  • In fascinating, historical gay news, The Onion is reporting “the discovery this week of a personal diary from the late 18th century that reveals the first U.S. flag sewed by Betsy Ross was originally intended as a shirt for her flamboyant gay friend Nathaniel.” This is a gamechanger, folks!

  • Pam’s House Blend has a report on TSA procedures relating to transgender people. For starters, “you have the right to have manual search procedures performed by an officer who is of the same gender as the gender you are currently presenting yourself as.”
  • As we get closer to the January premiere of the Starz series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, we’ll be seeing and sharing more preview clips and pics. Here are two preview beefcake pics. Enjoy!

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