Pennsylvania compares same-sex marriage license issues to licenses for 12-year-olds, All New Mexico clerks join same-sex marriage lawsuit, James Spader is Ultron
Glee’s Alex Newell is scheduled to perform at Gay Days in Anaheim, the smaller west coast cousin to the big party in Orlando.
The final chapter in this batch of Husbands the Series episodes is out (there are more episodes coming), giving us the big reveal of how the rewedding turned out. Personally, I’m protesting the lack of Sean Hemeon’s abs in this series. I plan to write a very whiny and slightly creepy email to Cheeks, Sean, and Jane.
In a surprising development, all 33 county clerks in the New Mexico have joined the ACLU lawsuit for marriage equality. Honestly, I figured there would be at least one holdout. This will make it harder for the supreme court to stall on the issue.
Comically Vintage explores the unintentional homoerotic nature of some old panels from comics from simpler times, before we thought two of Riverdale’s finest showering together could be sexual.
Proctor & Gamble, the $85 billion conglomerate, has come out in support of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. Now if we could just get them to speak up about the Sochi Olympics.
I know some people love PETA, but mostly I just shake my head at them. They’ve sent a letter to the founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival asking that pregnant women not be served wings, because it could make the penises of their unborn children smaller. “Findings published by the Study for Future Families showed that eating poultry during pregnancy may lead to smaller penis size in male infants. Looking at dairy products, eggs, fish, fruit, bird meat, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables, and red meat, researchers found the most significant link between chicken consumption and decreased penis size because of a chemical compound found in the meat. Furthermore, evidence indicates that heterosexual women’s sexual satisfaction depends in part on their partner’s penis size.” Size queens.
I’m amused that June Foray will be receiving the Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. You may not know the name, but you know the voice, as Foray voiced Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who, Tweety and Granny on Looney Tunes, and Jokey Smurf. I think it’s great that someone who brought so much joy to kids but received little recognition for it is being honored.
Russell Tovey, my future ex-husband, has landed his first big U.S. part in the HBO dramedy Looking, about a group of gay 30-somethings trying to navigate San Francisco. He’ll be playing Kevin, a recurring character who is a video game wizard who achieved personal and financial success at a young age, and works with the lead, Jonathan Groff. If you recall, Tovey recently commented about playing straight all the time. “Every character I play is straight, which is unique, my agent says, because it’s not really been done before that someone who is completely out is able to play straight roles. So for me to play gay it has to be something special, because it might actually be more of a risk. So I’m waiting for that role — I want it to be something that moves things forward.” While the story doesn’t say the character is gay, it’s the theme of the show. I think I just figured out when I was renewing my HBO subscription.
We already mentioned that the IRS would recognize all married same-sex couples for tax purposes regardless of where they reside, but HHS has also announced that Medicare will be recognizing them as well, including care in skilled nursing facilities under Medicare Advantage, enabling our seniors to stay together.
San Antonio councilwoman Elisa Chan is the target of an ethics probe after audio of her leaked bashing gay couples and transgender people in a staff meeting. Rules in San Antonio forbid using staff to conduct partisan political activities.
James Spader is joining Avengers: The Age of Ultron as the villain himself. While this may seem an odd choice, Ultron is likely to be CGI, and Spader is a master at being creepy, exuberant, and yet unemotional.
VUE Entertainment in the UK has stocked up on 20,000 sets of earplugs to be handed out to adults chaperoning their kids to see One Direction: This Is Us 3D. They want to “ensure that accompanying chaperones can enjoy the film without being worried by the high-levels of expected screaming and shouting in the auditoriums.”
Bobby Steggert has been starring in a Pennsylvania production of Terrance McNally’s new play Mothers & Sons, and his next role is in the Neil Simon Theater’s production of Big Fish, which was given the big screen treatment by Tim Burton. He says “I think it’s a gay actor’s responsibility to give full-blooded life to gay characters,” of his past role in Yank!
Pennsylvania has filed papers in the case of the county clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and they didn’t play nice. “Had the clerk issued marriage licenses to 12-year-olds in violation of state law, would anyone seriously contend that each 12-year-old . . . is entitled to a hearing on the validity of his ‘license’?
I really thought I was done talking about Miley Cyrus, but this was just too good. Iowa native Steve Chmelar, who invented the foam finger back in 1971 says “She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it. Fortunately, the foam finger has been around long enough that it will survive this incident. As for Miley Cyrus, let’s hope she can outlive this event and also survive.”