Meme: Peter Dinklage Joins “X-Men:Days of Future Past,” Chubby Checker Sues Over the Chubby Checker, and Dame Maggie Doesn’t Watch “Downton Abbey”

Peter Dinklage has joined X-Men: Days of Future Past in an unknown role, Peter Dinklagebut let’s be honest, Dinklage makes pretty much everything better.

GLAAD is meeting with CBS over a transphobic slur on Mike & Molly. Mike described “the she-male incident of ’08″ to his friend. GLAAD will also address what they call a disturbing trend towards GLBT people on the network, which is always at the bottom of GLAAD’s rankings.

Olympian Oscar Pistorious, the man who ran on artificial legs, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Details are scarce, but it was either a Valentine’s surprise gone wrong or something much darker.

Celebrities including Jessie J, Florence Welch, Ben Drew, Ai Weiwei, Elizabeth Hurley, Paulo Coelho, George Takei, Kelly Osborne, Lara Stone, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Jamie Oliver and Shane Warne are pricking their fingers and showing a drop of blood for Valentine’s Day in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation as part of a #LOVEISINMYBLOOD campaign.

A Utah high school briefly became involved in a conflict after flyers for the annual choir fundraiser said that students could send a singing Valentine to only their opposite sex partners. The school quickly backtracked on the issue and called it a “miscommunication.”Trevor Wright

Trevor Wright, the star of Shelter, which you voted the #1 Gay Film will be hosting a Google Hangout Saturday, February 16th at 4PM EST.

Elon Musk is fighting with the NY Times over a review of his new Tesla Model S that left the reviewer stranded without a charge. Musk released the vehicle logs showing huge detours and improper charging, but the NY Times reviewer says that he was acting on advice from Tesla engineers he called.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court stating that DOMA allows same-sex members of Congress to skirt ethics rules about hiring family, and should be struck down. Interesting angle, but CREW tends to find those.

37 Senators have sent President Obama a request to sign an executive order to protect GLBT workers from discrimination until ENDA can be enacted sometime in the distant future.

Today, a 150 foot asteroid will pass a mere 17,200 miles from earth, which in space terms, is incredibly close. That’s a fraction of the distance to the moon, and well within the radius of many of our satellites. NASA is fascinated, but not worried that it could impact the earth. But if it does, it’s been nice knowing you!Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker is suing HP over a Palm OS app that was downloaded a mere 84 times on the defunct platform. The app, Chubby Checker, was to help you check the size of your chubby. The lawsuit is for $500 million, saying that the 60s music star has suffered harm from the cheekily named app that no one had heard of until the lawsuit was filed.

When conservationists in Australia found a large pod of dolphins stranded in shallow water, they relocated a baby dolphin from the pod into deeper water. Once the baby started emitting distress calls, the pod moved immediately to the deep water to rescue it, giving us all the feels.

Andrew ChristianThe National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (of which I am a member) has sent an open letter to the AP about their memo to restrict the use of the terms “husband” and “wife” when referring to same-sex couples. Most notably, they state “Language choices like these have an impact. Such reporting can reinforce the idea that marriages between same-sex individuals are fundamentally different from marriages between a man and a woman. “

Andrew Christian, noted for his sexy underwear and even sexier videos, has teamed up with Wet to put condoms and lube in every underwear order they ship for the next three months in order to promote safer sex.

 

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