Channing Tatum can’t keep his clothes on, True Life seeks GLBT athletes, is Robin Thicke packing?
Henry Rollins takes to L.A. Weekly to wonder how the anti-gay forces of today are going to be able to face tomorrow. “You realize that all those obnoxious 16-year-olds you see everywhere, texting their friends who are standing next to them, will be able to vote in the 2016 elections. Do you think you will be able to sell them on your anti-gay/anti-woman/anti-brown/black platform? Do you think they want to end up like you? I bet they don’t. Gov. Bobby Jindal said that you all have to stop being the stupid party. I don’t think you can do it. How did equality become political? Because you can’t handle science, change or the truth. America is on the move, you are not.”
Oregon seems to be moving forward with an interesting solution to student loans. Under the proposed Pay It Forward plan, state universities would be free, but graduates would be taxed 3% of their salary for 24 years after. So if you made $600,000 over that 24 years, you’d pay $18,000 for your education. But if you hit it big and made $2.5 million over that same period, you’d pay $75,000 for that education. The money would be used to pay for future students, and it lets young adults enter the workforce without crippling debt.
Graphic video has surfaced from a Brazilian soccer game. After the referee attempted to eject a player, the player started a fight with the referee, who pulled out a knife and stabbed the player, whose friends and family then stormed the field and beheaded the referee. People take sports too seriously.
Despicable Me 2 and my beloved Minions dominated the box office this long weekend, raking in $82,5 million for the three day, and over $140 million for the entire period. Lone Ranger stumbled hard, taking in a mere $29.4 million on the three day, and only $45 million overall, making it a John Carver-sized bomb for the $225 million price tag (and another $150 million in marketing). The Heat picked up third place.
National employers are scrambling to understand how the DOMA ruling affects benefits offered for GLBT couples. Do they save the tax on health care? Who gets covered if there’s a move? Right now, there’s very little guidance for the major employers.
A proposed bill in the New South Wales parliament would remove the exemption that allows religious schools to expel a student if they come out as gay. Currently, the act is forbidden in all schools except those with a religious affiliation, and those schools are already screaming that removing the exemption encroaches on freedom of religion. But I guess no one is thinking of the children, are they?
Regular sex can make you look up to seven years younger by releasing the right body chemicals. No word on if it has to be sex with another person, or if you can get the same effects working things out yourself.
According to pastor Kevin Swanson, Star Trek Into Darkness promotes bestiality because Kirk gets it on with aliens in the movie. Swanson has previously made the news for getting upset when the Henson Company dumped Chick-Fil-A last year and for says that gays would burn Christians at the stake.
The Cardinal that called out ambassadorial nominee to the Dominican Republic a “faggot” is facing a pedophilia scandal in his diocese, and the accused priest may have fled the country under an assumed name, possibly with two of his young victims.
Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick has come out as a lesbian. “Life is good – and my life with Rosie is a big part of that, it really is bliss. I’ve not spoken about it sooner because it never seemed like the right time. When I was in The Royal, the majority of our audience were older and I would have been nervous of revealing too much. But since joining Emmerdale I’ve been getting asked about my personal life and when people want to know ‘Do you have a boyfriend?’ it’s tricky. I don’t want to hide anything. I’ve never actually been able to talk about ‘my girlfriend’ or ‘partner’ – this person that means everything to me, and it feels good to be able to finally do it.”
Taking his clothes off evidently wasn’t just something that Channing Tatum did in a strip club, because he ends up naked a lot at home as well. “I have a really nice back porch where the pool is. Once the shoes are off, the socks come off too, and then everything else downstairs just follows at some point.”
The Navy has officially granted permission for sailors to wear their uniforms to march in the San Diego Pride. The rules say that they can’t add unauthorized items to their uniforms, and can only carry the American flag while in uniform.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, admits that the church has been overwhelmed by supporters of marriage equality in the UK. “The cultural and political ground is changing. Anyone who listened to much of the same-sex marriage bill second reading debate in the House of Lords could not fail to be struck by the overwhelming change of cultural hinterland. Predictable attitudes were no longer there. The opposition to the bill was utterly overwhelmed, with amongst the largest attendance and participation and majority since 1945. There was noticeable hostility to the view of the churches.” Hey, all you have to do to stop feeling the hostility is to join the 21st century.
MTV’s True Life has issued a casting call for GLBT athletes 16-24 to appear on the show to talk about their experiences, positive or negative as being an out athlete.
With a name like Robin Thicke, it was probably inevitable, he was going to put out a song with lyrics suggesting he was, well, thick. And so in “Give it 2 U” we hear him say “I got this for you / a little Thicke for you / a big kiss for you / big d*ck for you / let me give it to you.” How about you back that statement up with some photographic evidence?
Because we can’t let a month go by without an MMA fighter bringing up the gay topic, fighter War Machine used it to complain about the power the league and its head, Dana White have over the fighters. “They have so much power. God forbid if Dana White was gay. If Dana White was gay, he’d have fighters sucking dick. I guaran-fucking-tee it (sic). If he was gay, every fighter would have to suck his dick to fight. That’s how much power they have. There would be dudes that fight the toughest guys in the world that would get on their knees and suck dick to get into the UFC. It’s the truth. We’re just lucky that Dana White’s not gay.”