Frank Ocean says that he forgives Chris Brown for their fight, and won’t be pressing charges, ending my hopes of getting that monster off the street and out of the news.
Texas Governor Rick Perry took the opportunity of the Texas Scouts 64th Report to the State, where he addressed hundred of scouts, to call for the Boy Scouts to keep their discriminatory policies towards gay scouts. He then told the Associated Press that “I think you get tolerance and diversity every day in Scouting.”
BROTHER OUTSIDER: The Life of Bayard Rustin will be broadcast in a special expanded version on PBS February 3 as part of Black History Month. Rustin, of course, was the right hand man of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a gay man.
Asshat cornerback Chris Culliver will be heading from the Super Bowl to The Trevor Project, where he will undergo sensitivity training and work with at risk GLBT youth. If the NFL cared about anything but producing their big money maker, he would have been sent there instead of the Super Bowl, but instead they’ve shown that there is no penalty other than a public shaming for anti-gay rhetoric, be it on Twitter or given as part of a NFL-sanctioned interview as part of the largest sporting event of the year.
I don’t agree with PETA about 99% of the time, but I can appreciate all the hot guys they’ve managed to get to undress for their cause.
The French Parliament approved the first, and likely most controversial article to legalizing marriage, and passed it 249-97. Over the next week they’ll debate hundreds of amendments before passing all elements of the bill, but this is great news for our side, and really sad news for the National Organization for Marriage, who staked a lot on defeating the bill.
Sadly, Liam McIntyre says that he won’t (but many other men will) be going full frontal in Spartacus War of the Damned, but it’s not a requirement he put in his contract. “No. But nobody had the guts to ask, so who was I to argue?” How can you not ask?!?
British Prime Minister David Cameron won’t be offering any sweeteners to the Tories to get them to vote for marriage equality, like a marriage discount on taxes. I know it’s a completely different system of government, but it’s still kind of lovely to see his leadership.
Shameless’ Justin Chatwin tweets a lot about his naked scenes because it gets the most responses. “That, and I get a lot of Twitter comments on my ass. From the straight community and the gay community. ‘Does your ass have its own IMDb page? I think your ass did a great job in the scene last night. I think your ass should win an Emmy.’ Nothing about me. Nothing about my performance. Nothing about the vein-acting that I’ve done in my forehead that you noted that I’m so happy about.” It is a lovely ass (but not as lovely as Cameron Monaghan’s ass).
Meryl Streep is a real witch, or she’s going to play one in Into the Woods, the Broadway musical fractured fairy tale that Disney is developing.
So. Been to Burger King lately? Did you try the horse burger? Are you sure about that?
The choreographer that created the signature moves for the Scissor Sisters “Let’s have a Kiki” is also upset with Glee since they didn’t credit his choreography on the show. In this case, there’s a partial happy ending, since Scissor Sisters had a handshake deal with him to pay some money if the song ever made any, and once Fox licensed they song, they paid the choreographer, but no doubt he would have loved the exposure of Glee.
The National Rifle Association actually has an enemies list – groups and celebrities that lend their names to gun control. And they actually publish the list on their website. Most mental health professionals would use something like an enemies list to certify that an individual wasn’t stable enough to purchase a firearm, which could be why the NRA opposes all the new background check proposals.
American Airlines attempted to block sweetheart Kristen Chenoweth from boarding a plane with her precious dog Maddie. If you’re unaware, Maddie is an emotional support animal, and Chenoweth says she was bullied to tears by an abusive gate agent.
Baltimore Ravens equality advocate Brendon Ayanbandejo thinks that Chris Culliver’s bigoted remarks are ultimately for the greater good, because exposing those type of beliefs brings wider discussion and invited others to reexamine their own beliefs.
Remarks that probably didn’t need to be aired belong to Alabama high school psychology teacher Bob Grisham, who told a classroom that First Lady Obama was “Fat butt Michelle Obama” and then went on to add “I don’t believe in queers, I don’t like queers. I don’t … I don’t hate them as a person but what they do is wrong, it’s an abomination against God. I don’t like being around queers.” Frankly, Bob, you shouldn’t be around young impressionable minds. I’m indifferent to you being around queers. Spend some time with me, and you’ll learn manners and respect though, that I promise you.
Don’t Say Gay bill author Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield writes back to constituents who wrote in to complain about his sad, bigoted bill to say that they have anger problems and need meds. Seriously, why this man’s party allows him out in public is beyond me.
John Mayer is a big fan of Frank Ocean. “Yeah. I think it has more to do with just being that expressive about anything in this day and age, and the depth of his writing. I think it’s as much about taking a stand against being f*cking boring as it is about sexuality. It’s about standing up and going, ‘I know what you’re going to say about this, and I don’t care.’ And I think that was the heroic part. I know there were parts that were heroic for other people. “