Kevin Bacon embraces Six Degrees, Dan Gillespie-Sells slams closeted celebrities, a clown car of basset hounds
Out soccer star Anton Hysén has been signed to the Myrtle Beach Mutiny, a National Premiere Soccer League club, which puts them about fourth tier in U.S. soccer. The team says that despite Anton Hysén’s youth, his experience playing in Europe will be invaluable to the team. And yes, that’s an out professional soccer player in the Deep South.
Meanwhile in South Carolina, the House will be considering the bill that will strip thousands of dollars in funding from two universities for offering gay interest books for their summer reading programs because, well, gay literature = porn or something. We’re talking about a state that requires you to swear an oath of loyalty to the United States to receive your college diploma.
Kevin Bacon went to SXSW to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. But he wasn’t always so fond of the game. “It was so annoying. I thought it was a joke at my expense. I thought somebody was trying to pick the biggest loser they could find and joke about the fact I could be connected to Laurence Olivier in two steps. When you fight so hard and put your sweat and blood into trying to have your work speak for itself, I found it belittling. I mean, do you want to be the guy with a game named after you or be the one with 18 Oscar nominations?” Now of course he embraces the game, and even uses it himself. “Honestly, I’ve truly forgotten who I have and haven’t worked with at this point. So I will go and check someone’s Bacon Number if they’re coming to work so I don’t say, ‘Hi, nice to meet you,’ and their response is, ‘Uh, we worked together in 1995.’”
It’s a question that’s been vexing one of my employees at the Day Job for well, days: Did Omar Epps wear a skirt on The View? TV Guide isn’t sure. To me, it looked like pants with a piece of fabric in the front. But does it matter if a guy wears a skirt?
One of the gags in Neighbors is that to raise money, the frat decides to sell dildos cast from the frat brothers’ own members. Which makes me wonder if the magnum-condom-dropping Zac Efron is a method actor. And did he use the same dildo for the fancy dress party scene in That Awkward Moment?
It turns out that there’s someone the Family Research Council hates as much as it hates gays – Jews. And their Vice President Jerry Boykin said so on a hot mic.
Alec Mapa really wants you to see the movie version of Baby Daddy. He sees gay families as the biggest weapon against homophobia. Plus it’s hilarious (I’ve seen it on stage, it’s really funny). And besides that, he doesn’t gloss over the sex, either. “I’m a gay dad you’re not gonna see on television or in the movies. Gay parents on TV are scrubbed free of any hint of sexuality in order to make the audience feel safe. It’s unfair, but that’s where we are in the current media. [They seem to think] ‘You’re welcome at the table as long as we don’t know you’re fucking.’ In our film, I’m a dad, but I’m also a sexual being because that’s part of being a whole person. I talk about sex just like any heterosexual comedian would, only it’s gay sex so it’s funnier and dirtier.
In what is believed to be her first acknowledgment of LGBT people. Queen Elizabeth II praised the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard on their 40th anniversary. The queen isn’t previously known to have ever visited a LGBT charity or organization.
Dan Gillespie-Sells of The Feeling has no patience for closeted celebrities. “People don’t understand that by avoiding the subject they are immediately looking like they are ashamed. When people do that half-arsed thing of saying, ‘I don’t want to talk about it’, it really pisses me off. I’ve always felt really strongly that I want people to know that I am gay. I don’t really believe in this idea that everyone has some kind of right to privacy. I think sharing who you are and being yourself is so valuable. It’s so important. I think if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”
As Mark Regenerus finished his testimony on the Michigan marriage equality trial, not only did his employer the University of Texas distance themselves from his work, the American Sociological Association slammed the researcher. “As I have stated before–and as I will continue to state–the Regnerus papers and other sources gay marriage opponents often rely on provide no basis for their arguments because this research does not directly examine the well-being of children raised by same-sex parents. Therefore, these analyses do not undermine the social science research consensus and do not establish a legitimate basis for gay marriage bans.”
Sarah Palin continues her attempts to be both cute and relevant by providing the friendly audience at CPAC an anti-Obama reading of Green Eggs and Ham. Of course, Dr. Seuss would be horrified at this, but as for me, I’m mostly amazed that she reads at this level.
We had given you a preview of Cardinal Dolan on Meet the Press over the weekend, and now there’s an extended clip of his interview, touching on whether he feels Pope Francis is leading the church in a new, liberal direction, and specifically addressing the comments that have been interpreted as being open to civil unions. Cardinal Dolan is quite clear that he doesn’t think the Pope endorsed civil unions, but says that the idea of it makes him extremely uncomfortable.
Ecirava teaches us that it’s not good to be greedy.
I have a thing for basset hounds. I want a house with a library and a fireplace, and a basset hound to lie on my feet while I read. They’re naturally cuddly critters, and if there’s no human available, they’ll cuddle with each other, even if quarters are tight, like in this Dogloo. It’s just never ending joy rolling out of that thing.
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