Glee’s days are numbered, the new Doctor to be revealed Sunday, Neil Patrick Harris lusts after Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Harvey Fierstein sat down with Michelangelo Signorile to continue his war on the Russian gay propaganda law, and he doesn’t hold back. “It seemed to me a really good time for us as a community to say, ‘You know what boys? Time to stop fucking with us,’ he said, also backing the boycott of Stolichnaya Vodka that has taken off worldwide. ‘It’s time for them to stop to making money. Time for churches to stop raising money by demonizing us. Time for politicians to stop making money by demonizing us. It’s time to make the gay community too dangerous to do that too. Russia happens to be a great place to do it because Putin — I call him ‘Rat Putin’ — is such a villain. I think there’s an entire movement here and an opportunity to say the gay community is no longer available to be your scapegoat.’ Fierstein urged LGBT people to take a stand. ‘A lot of people are saying, ‘We can’t do this, we can’t do that,’ he said. ‘You can do everything. You don’t necessarily see the results right away. We have to create an environment where we are too dangerous to mess with. ‘“
A new bill has been introduced into the House that would make it illegal for homeless shelters who receive federal funding to discriminate against gay youth. In certain metro areas, GLBT youth make up 40% of the homeless population, and discrimination in shelters is common, with couples being split up before they’re allowed shelter.
The next actor to play The Doctor will be revealed Sunday at 2PM EDT as part of a global simulcast of the live event. I worry Twitter hasn’t been given enough time to fortify their servers.
The Canyons is OK, according to my friend Stacey Lambe. It’s not exceptional, it only contains two brief moments of peen (and sadly none by Nolan Funk), and a lot of Lindsay Lohan’s boobs.
Peru has a bill up that would follow the UK’s example and make people explicitly opt in to adult content on their ISP account. I’m just curious if the idea of having to fill out a web form or call customer service to ask for an uncensored internet would actually bother you? Because I’d have no issue with it. I’d even go into the local cable company’s storefront and do it face to face. I have no shame.
Meanwhile, in the UK, the government is asking for impossible filtering by the ISPs. “Finally, DCMS demand ISPs give them magic beans (‘We want industry to continue to refine and improve their filters to ensure they do not – even unintentionally – filter out legitimate content’) and threaten them with regulation if they do not answer to future demands, or ‘maintain momentum’.”
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have announced their first original album in seven years will be released on October 1, with the premiere of the first song on Jimmy Kimmel Live next week, August 8.
Fox says that right now, unless they find some breakout new stars for the show, Glee will probably end after season six, which is currently has a renewal for. It will take that long to wrap up existing storylines.
The Canadian Foreign Minister is slamming Russia over their gay propaganda laws and their intent to enforce them during the Sochi Games. “As concerned as we are about the Olympics, that’s nothing. That’s two, three, four weeks for the athletes and participants and the visitors. This mean-spirited and hateful law will affect all Russians 365 days of the year, every year. It is an incitement to intolerance, which breeds hate. And intolerance and hate breed violence. We wanted more than a verbal commitment to the IOC. And now the comments by the Russian sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, are of deep concern. The Olympics is a great celebration of international sport, of international co-operation. This type of law being enforced flies in the face of the entire Olympic spirit.”
A Russian lawmaker is claiming that Madonna and Lady Gaga violated terms of their visas when they performed in Russia, and therefore shouldn’t have collected any money for their shows there. ”The visas issued were of the basic cultural exchange sort, which does not grant their bearers the right to engage in any commercial activity.”
The American Family Association predicted thousands of ex-gays would show up to lobby Congress for rights and at the press conference at the steps of the Supreme Court, yet less than ten showed up, which is actually more than I thought existed.
As we debate the boycott of Ender’s Game, we’re all going to encounter friends who want permission to see the movie. They want to support us, but they really want to see Ender’s Game.
HijiNKS Ensue thinks we can command high prices for this dispensation.
Many thanks to Joel Watson for permission to reprint