Morning Meme: Happy National Coming Out Day, Meet Wonder Woman’s Dad, and Rugby Hunk David Pocock For Marriage Equality

First things first: Happy National Coming Out Day! How will you commemorate the day?Lee Daniels

As was mentioned in today’s TVoT, Lee Daniels is
teaming with Temple Grandin writer W.
Merritt Johnson
to develop a drama series with
a transgender lead about NYC ball culture. THis will be for Showtime. I used to know a few folks involved
in the ball culture, but I still know very little about the scene. Will look forward to learning more via this series. This is a bold move
for Showtime.

Bishop Eddie Long
has notified the young men he reached settlements with concerning allegations
of inappropriate behavior that he will attempt to recover the money he paid them
because they violated the confidentiality agreement.

DC Comics is giving Wonder
Woman
a father, which is angering some fans. They didn’t aim low though – she’ll be calling ZeWonder Womanus
daddy.

Scottish Archbishop
Mario Conti
says that allowing marriage equality will lead to “gross
discrimination” against Christians. He didn’t really connect the dots, but
he has a big hat, so it must be true.

Hank Williams, Jr.
is writing a new song bashing ESPN and Fox and Friends for being
upset that he called President Obama
Hitler
. He plans to debut it on Hannity, then The View. You can’t make
this stuff up.

We already knew that Apt. 23 (formerly Don’t
Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23
) was going to have James Van Der Beek playing a comic, heightened version of himself.
But now we find other guest stars playing themselves, including Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain.

Peanut butter is set to jump about 40% in price, thanks to drought in the
south. Expect Jif to jump 30% at the wholesale level by the first of November,
with Peter Pan jumping 24%, and Planters jumping 40%. I’m going to eat a lot
fewer peanut butter and pickle sandwiches with my tomato soup this winter.David Pocock

Hunky Aussie rugby player and self-identifying Christian (and
certified hunk) David Pocock  says that he won’t
marry his fiancé
until marriage equality comes down under. “Being brought
up in a Christian home and still identifying as Christian, I get pretty annoyed
with the Christian lobbies around the world who say gay marriage destroys the
family and all that kind of rubbish. They claim to follow someone who always
stood up for the oppressed and marginalised.” The Wallabies are most certainly our favorite international sports team here at AfterElton.

In a story I can almost hear reported in Crocodile Dundee’s voice, an Australian
gold course has 10-12 foot long man-eating bull sharks in their water hazards.
Evidently the sharks got in the lake during a flood of a river, and they’re
thriving.

Saturday, Scott
Anderson
became the first openly gay ordained minister in the Presbyterian church.  In fact, it was a reordination, as he had
previously been defrocked after being discovered to be gay.

MTV has put their entire Liquid Television archive online. It was
a quirky, weird show, with something for everyone.

OHLALA Mag talks to out Belgian triple threat Timo Descamps about growing up in the public eye, acting in Europe
Timo Descampsvs. the U.S., his boyfriend, and his stateside ambitions. It’s a great read on
a really fun up-and-comer.

Kanye West went down to visit Occupy Wall Street with Russell Simmons. With Kanye being worth
about $70 million, and Simmons several hundred million, it seems odd to think
of them as the 99%, especially when Kanye wore gold fronts and enough chains to
tie up the USS Kennedy.

Game of Thrones has cast Ygritte,
and its Downton Abbey star Rose
Leslie
playing the Wilding woman that captures Jon Snow’s interest.

I’m not a big reality fan, but I’m intrigued by VH1′s new show Aptitude, which will have
a celebrity take a high school aptitude test, then train for the job they test
into, and go undercover.

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