David Beckham retires to tears, Star Trek the Middle School Musical, and will the UK compromise on marriage equality?
We’re going to be heavy on the Days of Our Lives liveblogs this week, with snicks keeping up with the action Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Brittney Griner, WNBA recruit and former Baylor star, says that Kim Mulkey told players not to discuss their sexuality because it would be bad for the school’s recruiting. Like having an oppressive society on the team isn’t bad for recruiting.
Star Trek Into Darkness couldn’t match the original at the box office, bringing in $84.1 million for the four day period, compared to $86.7 million for the predecessor.
The Virginian Republican Party has chosen anti-gay minister EW Jackson as their candidate for Lt. Governor to run with anti-gay Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Jackson has said that President Obama views the world from a Muslim perspective. And you don’t want to know what he’s said about gay people.
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa evidently knew about the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups since last July, and was offered regular updates by the Inspector General, taking some of the outrage out of the sails of the Republican establishment.
Speaking of the IRS, Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue says that the IRS targeted the Catholic League even before President Obama took office because of anti-Obama speeches he had made. Evidently they were so excited to please their new boss they acted without any direction to do what they thought would please him.
Under pressure from his church, the Archbishop of Canterbury has withdrawn his support for allowing heterosexual couples to enter into civil partnerships in the UK, saying it “would introduce further confusion about the place of marriage in society.”
Navy dolphins, trained to find mines, somehow located a rare Howell torpedo underwater, lost since the late 1800s. It’s fairly amazing, because the dolphins were looking for metal objects shaped very differently from the torpedo, but were quite insistent with their trainers that they needed to look at the find. Only 50 Howell torpedoes were ever made.
The Wanted and One Direction are fighting again. Can’t they just finally make out and clear the air? It feels like there’s a lot of frustration of some sort between the bands.
The Yahoo! board has reportedly approved the $1.1 billion cash takeover of Tumblr, and predictably, Tumblr users are not happy about it.
The BBC has confirmed a season 8 for Doctor Who, with Stephen Moffat retaining the reins of the series, though it’s likely that we’ll see a new regeneration onscreen.
The Georgia Prime Minister has condemned the anti-gay attack at a pride rally. “The right to gather peacefully and to freely express one’s opinion is fundamental to our democracy. Every Georgian citizen benefits fully and equally from this right. Acts of violence, discrimination and restriction of the rights of others will not be tolerated, and any perpetrators of such acts will be dealt with according to the law.”
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans is facing a third charge of sexual assault from a man in his 20s. Evans is not stepping down from his post, although he will not perform any chairing duties while the investigation is ongoing.
Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure from the House of Lords on the marriage equality bill, and is said to be considering amendments to allow for conscience clauses for school teachers, faith schools and registrars to opt out of participating in gay marriage activities. The school bit bothers me most, because children should not be taught a teacher who pretends things actually happening in the world are not happening. Facts are facts. Is she going to give a student who has two dads a lower grade?
The entire out, wacky, sexy 12-issue series of Brian Andersen’s So Super Duper is available in a 326-page collected edition. You’ll get the gayest and most entertaining superheroes out there all in one book.
An employee at Meteor Entertainment, a gaming company, pranked her CEO Mark Long by replacing the poster of a scantily clad female mechanic for the game Hawken with a custom drawn scantily clad male mechanic. This could have gone horribly wrong, but after a pause, Long thanked her for “‘calling [him] on [his] bullshit’ and decided to hang the posters side-by-side in the office.” And a blow was struck for gender equality.