Meme: Angelina Jolie Hopes Drag Queens Copy Maleficent, Rihanna Calls Charlie Sheen An “Old Queen,” RuPaul Takes On “Tranny” Again

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Olympia Dukakis speaks for equality, Disney unveils Big Hero 6, John Cameron Mitchell recalls frosty Hedwig welcome from David Letterman

John Cameron MitchellHedwig and the Angry Inch is the hottest ticket on Broadway right now, but John Cameron Mitchell recalls a frosty reception when he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote the original run of the play fifteen years ago. “And then on David Letterman’s show, we did the soundcheck and there was a voice from the booth that said, ‘Could you please not remove your wig during the song?’ … So I removed it after, and they cut it off, they wanted people to think I was a woman. And David wouldn’t shake my hand. I love David Letterman. I wanted to touch him.”

Gary Goddard, another defendant on the Michael Egan sex abuse case, has filed for dismissal on grounds that he was never in Hawaii during the period, as evidenced by record, and because Egan testified under oath in 2003 that he never went to Hawaii.

If you would likeRihanna to look at a wall of 3D printed penises that can moved to music or electrical fields, you can follow the obviously NSFW link.

Las Vegas has withdrawn their bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, saying the existing schedule of conventions is just too booked. Nevada’s Republican Party recently removed opposition to marriage equality from the state platform. I’m kind of disappointed though, because can you imagine all the scandals that could happen when a bunch of repressed Republicans descend on Las Vegas?

Charlie Sheen posted a Twitter rant about Rihanna refusing to meet his fiancé at a restaurant and reminding her that staying power like his in the industry comes from having manners. Rihanna responded by tweeting “If that old queen don’t get ha diapers out of a bunch…” Now, we got mad at Alec Baldwin for using “queen” in the same fashion, how do we feel about Rihanna? Because I’m done.

The first lawsuit to strike down South Dakota’s ban on marriage equality has been filed, leaving only the statute in North Dakota unchallenged, which probably won’t stand for long.Chris Christie

After taking the unprecedented step of refusing to re-nominate judges that ruled in favor of marriage equality to new terms on the New Jersey Supreme Court, Governor Chris Christie has given in and agreed to nominate Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to another term after negotiations with the senate president.

RuPaul has given an interview about the use of “tranny” and its’ going to piss off a lot of advocates. She notes that it had a very different meaning in the past. She also says that it’s not the larger transgender community that has an issue with her use of the word. “It’s not the trans community. ‘Cause most people who are trans have been through hell and high water… But some people haven’t and they’ve used their RuPaulvictimhood to create a situation where, ‘No! You look at me! I want you to see me the way you’re supposed to see me!’ You know, if your idea of happiness has to do with someone else changing what they say, what they do, you are in for a fucking hard-ass road… I dance to the beat of a different drummer. I believe everybody — you can be whatever the hell you wanna be, I ain’t stopping you. But don’t you dare tell me what I can do or what I can’t — say or can’t do. It’s just words, like, ‘Yeah, you hurt me!’ Bitch, you need to get stronger. If you’re upset by something I said you have bigger problems than you think.”

There is a gym in Denmark with a naked, all-male Crossfit Team. “People are already so scantily clad at Crossfit that we thought we might as well throw the rest away.” The link is obviously NSFW, but not nearly as graphic as one would hope. The fact that most of them are wearing knee pads just makes it better.

Lady Gaga has invited Conchita Wurst to support her European tour for at least one show, but there’s hope that it could be more than that.Conchita Wurst

Guess what? Just in time for the premiere of the new season of Duck Dynasty, the media has discovered a video of Phil Robertson’s Easter sermon, which is pretty rough on the gays again. At this point I don’t doubt that Phil is anti-gay, but I’m starting to wonder about his videos surfacing at truly convenient times for publicity.

The photo of Harvey Milk used on the U.S. Postal Stamp unveiled yesterday was taken by Milk’s friend Daniel Nicoletta, who says that the photo was originally rejected by Milk’s campaign because his tie wasn’t straight. Nicoletta says “Harvey Milk was a visionary” who “would be highly-amused about the stamp.”

Peter StaleyPeter Staley was one of the men documented in How To Survive a Plague, and has been a gay rights activist and AIDS activist for decades. He’s also a big proponent of PrEP. “I think it’s the challenge of today’s activists to lower HIV infections. That’s our challenge. The goal is not condoms on dicks. The goal is fewer HIV infections. So how do we get there? What’s the quickest path? What’s the path that takes human nature where it is today? And takes our culture for where it is today? And adapts to that and saves lives? If somebody from my generation, the safe sex generation, can show me the cultural and advocacy path to getting gay men to return to the condom code that was developed in the ’80s, I’m all ears. But none of them have spelled that out. All they do is preach. None of them have a plan. A feasible plan, that leads us back to those norms. In the absence of the death and dying that changed our behaviors back then, there is no plan. And so my strong response is: Well then, what the hell do we do now? And we have answers. We have biomedical tools. We can have honest discussions about risk-taking. And we can continue to strongly defend and promote those who use condoms. We have test and treat. We have treatment as prevention.”

Olympia Dukakis has been in so many films that the LGBT community feels are iconic, and that extends to her personal feelings on equality as revealed in this piece for Cyprus Pride.

We had mentioned that Hugh Jackman had a nude scene in X-Men:Days of Future Past, but what we didn’t know was that it was his idea. He just couldn’t buy that he’d wake up in bed with a beautiful woman and slip out of bed in his underwear. I mean, really, who does that? So they agreed (I’m sure it was a tough argument to let him do it nude – as long as he wore a green cock sock so they could edit out any bits that became exposed, which he found ridiculous. So he lost the sock.

At a press conference for Maleficent, Angelina Jolie was asked how she felt about the possibility of drag queens co-opting her look from the movie. She’s thrilled at the idea, and her costar Elle Fanning is a little jealous.

Disney has plans to bring us a film based on the obscure Marvel property Big Hero 6. I’m not sure what I was expecting having not read the source material, but this really wasn’t it.



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