Morning Meme: Matthew Mitcham Wins Silver, It Got Way Better for BD Wong, and “Doctor Who” Is Coming To America

Gareth Thomas
did a great interview over the weekend, talking about his coming
out, the upcoming memoir, the movie with Mickey
Rourke
, his teammates, and how he reacts when something horrible gets
said, When the journalist AA Gill called Clare Balding a "dyke on a
bike", he immediately pledged her his support.  

“A lot of people in London, in a larger gay
community, to them it’s “whatever”, because they already feel safe. But I try
and think of the most vulnerable person and how it will affect them – the gay
man in a small village, where all the people are in the pub are laughing at it.
What message is it going to send to him?’" That speaks to some recent
discussions we’ve had around here.

I don’t know if this video is real or done for a
movie/television show, but this old woman is my new hero.

New York State enters the world of awful politicians with
gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino.
Already famous for forwarding racist emails and bestiality photos via email, now he says “I just think my children and your children
would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a
family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is
an equally valid and successful option–it isn’t.”

For those of you who wondered why there hasn’t been anymore
of Logo’s Sordid Lives, well, it’s
complicated, and not really because of Logo. But it may be resolved.

I will never understand
high heels
.

Remember when Arianna
Huffington
pledged free buses from New York to Washington, D.C., for Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity?”
That wasn’t planned, nor did it have a budget at the Huffington Post, so they’re still trying
to figure that out.

James Franco
swears he doesn’t do drugs. I wonder why he does all the stoner movies? Next up is Your Highness,
and the title is literal.

Serbia managed to hold a gay pride parade this weekend, but not
without serious violence
. Over 100 were arrested, and 100 injured. Most of
the injured were police protecting the parade.

We mentioned last week that The Office was going to do a Glee-viewing
episode. Now we have some details, including the fact that Oscar (Oscar Nunez) thinks everyone should
stop assuming that he’s a Gleek just because he’s gay.

Io9.com asks the question “if every alternate
timeline/sci-fi drama must have an African-American president according to
current Hollywood trends, what’s the next big craze?” They want openly gay generals. Bonus points for their case?
They quote AfterElton.com editor Michael
Jensen
to make their case.

Well, we
may not have thought much
of Saturday
Night Live
with Jane Lynch, but it got better ratings than the previous week with Bryan Cranston.

A week after attending a contentious city council meeting with
a heated debate about a proclamation recognizing October as GLBT History Month,
19-year-old Zach Harrington took his own life.

Doctor Who is going to film in the United States for the first time (with
a full cast and crew) for the next season. They’ll be hitting Utah with Matt Smith’s Doctor and Amy.

A new study says that while most children’s television
programming is too quick and raucous, Disney films are paced in a way that’s actually healthy for young
children.

Liza Minelli says
she’s ready and willing to play Lucille 2 in the Arrested Development movie, but no one
has called her about it.

 

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