Bill Clinton may have signed DOMA when he was president, but he’s adamant that it needs to be overturned. He admits it was a different time, but also that signing it wasn’t something he wanted to do, but felt necessary to head off a constitutional amendment against marriage equality. “When I signed the bill, I included a statement with the admonition that ‘enactment of this legislation should not, despite the fierce and at times divisive rhetoric surrounding it, be understood to provide an excuse for discrimination.’ Reading those words today, I know now that, even worse than providing an excuse for discrimination, the law is itself discriminatory. It should be overturned.”
More and more men are grooming their pubic hair, both gay and straight. According to Cosmo, most do it at home, but some hit up salons. Most surprisingly, guys aren’t necessarily shy about talking about it with their buddies “Men go as far as to say it’s weird when they find out one of their buddies doesn’t prune his pubic hair. ‘On a spring-break trip with my boys, I noticed that one guy in our group had what looked like a bush that was trying to escape from his swim trunks,” says Tunde, 27. ‘I told him to look around at the rest of us — no one else had anything like that going on. By the next day, he had shaved.’”
If you were a child of the 90s, or even just, like me, exploring coming out, there were probably some gay movies you turned to as a way to peek at the world of gay, like Maurice, Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, or a favorite of mine, Trick.
Joy Behar is leaving The View after 16 years. She says she’s looking to do another interview show, and get back to her standup. She’s had meetings with CNN already. For as many times as I’ve shouted “You’re not helping” at the television screen, she’s a tireless advocate for equality.
Despite GOProud being banned from CPAC, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is exercising their right as CPAC sponsors to rent a room and hold a panel about gay inclusion in the conservative movement. Speakers will include Jimmy LaSalvia, Liz Mair, and Jonah Goldberg, among others. I can’t wait for the heads to explode.
President Obama signed the GLBT inclusive Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, bringing resources to women, GLBT people, and Native Americans.
In the wake of Carley Rae Jepsen and Train dropping out of the Boy Scout Jamboree, Scouts Canada has reaffirmed their commitment to non-discrimination, and invited Jepsen and Train to their own Jamboree.
As the United Nations voted in more sanctions against North Korea in the wake of their most recent nuclear test, North Korea made a threat of a nuclear strike on the U.S.
While Carrie Fisher’s people says she was joking about returning to the new Star Wars movie, George Lucas says that before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney, they were in talks with Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford to return, so there’s still the possibility.
The State Department has put up a micro-site to help gay travelers plan their world trips, complete with listings of gay rights and customs in countries around the world.
Not that we weren’t aware, but marriage equality is favored by all groups in the population except white evangelicals, non-college educated whites, and people over 65, which typically aren’t populations inclined to change their minds.