Morning Meme: Beth Ditto Is Getting Married, “Glee” Body Swap Episode Is All About the Hair, and Charlie David Brings Us “Positive Youth”

Shane Bitney Crone (l) and Tom Bridegroom (r)Did theat heartbreaking “It Could Happen to You” video about the death of Tom Bridegroom and the aftermath for his partner Shane Bitney Crone have you wanting to know more? Outcast Radio interviewed Shane and he clarified some things about Tom’s death, responses to the video and also shared how he’s doing now.

Angie’s List, the referral service for home services, has become a new sponsor for Rush Limbaugh. There’s details on how you can express your displeasure. Rush needs all he can get since Cumulus Media, which airs his show on 38 stations announced the advertiser fallout from Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a slut cost them a couple million dollars already.

Congratulations to Beth Ditto, who plans on marrying her girlfriend in Hawaii in June.

A gay man in Portland has filed a complaint against his therapist for trying to turn him straight over a period of six months. He feels his trust was betrayed by reparative therapy.

Universal StMichael Bloombergudios Japan is planning on opening a Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

While we’re all celebrating the first time a sitting president has announced support for marriage equality, he did say that was how he felt personally, but still felt it was up to the states to decide marriage, much like North Carolina just did. But what do I know, I live in a state that is so racist, 41% of the Democrats in the state voted for a felon currently incarcerated in Texas for 120 months rather than vote for the black guy. Ugh.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg put out a fairly cool statement concerning the president’s new position on marriage. “No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people—and I have no doubt that this will be no exception. The march of freedom that has sustained our country since the Revolution of 1776 continues, and no matter what setbacks may occur in a given state, freedom will triumph over fear and equality will prevail over exclusion. Today’s announcement is a testament to the President’s convictions, and it builds on the courageous stands that so many Americans have taken over the years on behalf of equal rights for gay and lesbian Americans, stretching back to the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.”

NBC picked up Guys With Kids, a multicamera comedy about three friends who enjoy raising their kids despite the fact that they haven’t grown up themselves. Save me from another manchild series.

Britney Spears is officially confirmed as a judge on The X Factor. I have my doubts about how tough Britney can be, but I suppose as long as Simon Cowell is there, she can play Paula Abdul.Jesse Spencer

Three cheers for Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who plans to call a special session of the legislature to deal with civil unions after the Republican leadership blocked the bill from coming up for a vote that was sure to pass.

NBC picked up Chicago Fire, which brings us Jesse Spencer as a fireman. I have to hope that at some point we’ll get a sexy fireman calendar shoot.

Brad Pitt has been named the new face of Chanel No. 5, the first time a man has been chosen to represent the iconic fragrance.

Clifford the Big Red Dog is headed to the silver screen thanks to Illumination Entertainment, which most recently brought us The Lorax, but more importantly my beloved minions from Despicable Me.

Melinda GatesRep. Michele Bachmann has received dual citizenship with Switzerland through her husband Marcus.  I can’t help but think this means she just doesn’t love America.

Despite her Catholic faith, Melinda Gates is stepping forward with billions of dollars to help provide birth control to as many as 120 million women worldwide. She thinks it’s the right thing to do, even in the face of heavy Catholic opposition.




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