Of course the big news items yesterday were the announcements
related to marriage equality. As always, I prefer my legal analysis from the Law
Dork, Chris Geidner. Basically, the
DOMA announcement was nice, but not at all what
the headlines said. As for the filing on Prop 8 asking the stay be lifted, that’s more interesting. Particularly if you
live in California.
Does anyone else think that allowing Prince Harry to throw the stag party for Prince William is risky? At least taking a yacht out into
international waters should minimize witnesses. But I admit to spitting Coke Zero on my
keyboard when I read that the party would involve a “variety of extreme
The DC Agenda has a nice roundup of various gay Oscar winners, from
costume designers like Albert Wolsky
to Dustin Lance Black.
Speaker John Boehner
issued a brief statement regarding DOMA yesterday:“While
Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, the
President will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to
stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation.” But wouldn’t dropping
the lawsuits save the government money? And wouldn’t the increased industry for gay weddings create a lot of new jobs?
Many people have been anxious for George Clooney to enter politics. But according to Clooney, “I didn’t live my life in the
right way for politics, you know. I f—ed too many chicks and did too many
drugs, and that’s the truth.”
An Assistant Attorney General in Indiana has been let go for suggesting via Twitter that riot police
use live ammunition to disperse union protesters in Wisconsin.
Some of Larry Ellison’s
Oracle billions will go to finance Star Blazers, an American, live
action version of the Japanese anime series.
I truly don’t know what to make of this Lady
Gaga Viva Glam video.
The media have decided to christen the term “flexisexual” for girls who
like boys sexually but like to kiss girls. So basically, they’re hoping to
cause an Internet debate to drive up ad rates.
Comedy Central really thinks that the 15th Annual Michigan Gay and Lesbian Comedy Festival
is going to be the place to be on march 5th. Tickets are still
available to hear comedy from Carlease
Burke, Sandra Valls, Owen Alabado, and Poppy Champlin.
In case you had any doubt, the two original songs that Glee will feature at Regionals
will have Rachel in a solo, then
have a Rachel/Finn duet.
The most gay friendly and consistently funny of Seth MacFarlane’s shows, American
Dad, has been renewed through 2013.
the man who brought us the zombie Beatles book Paul Is Dead, is back with My Favorite Fangs. This is basically
Sound of Music, but with zombies.
The red band trailer for the Cameron Diaz/Justin
Timberlake comedy Bad Teacher is totally NSFW, and somewhat shocking in a lot of ways. It
might even be funny, but I don’t want to commit to that.
A revolutionary new treatment for homophobia involves
lowering the patient into a tank filled with gays.
Chris Columbus is
done discovering America, so he’s going to remake the Korean film Hello
Ghost for American audiences.
Gay marriage passed a preliminary Senate vote in Maryland. But the bill
that would nullify GLBT protections in local municipalities in Montana passed a preliminary vote in the house, along party lines. But in Hawaii, Gov. Abercrombie signed the civil unions bill.
AfterElton.com cannot officially endorse the Brand X Oscar Drinking Game for fear of alcohol poisoning.
But you can tweet
along with us on the #GayOscars
hashtag, chosen specifically to infuriate people who have no sense of humor.