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I’m so glad I’m not a celebrity because I know at some point, I’d want to slap Barbara Walters. That bitch is nosy! At least Babs can admit she sometimes crosses the none-of-your-beeswax line: In an interview with The Toronto Star, Walters said it was “inappropriate” of her to ask booty-shaking Ricky Martin if he was gay in a 2000 interview.
In the decade-old chitchat , Walters asked the Latino pop star how he had been “enjoying” his sexuality, to which he awkwardly — and vaguely — responded, “I live la vida loca!” Keep reading »
It’s not news that sexual fluidity has been working its way into the mainstream. We all know the girl who experimented in college and then went back to guys, or the middle-aged woman who left her husband for some turquoise artisan in Taos named Deborah.
Both seem to be examples of the stronger sexual preference winning out in the end. But more and more, it’s becoming acceptable for women to “hop the fence” — that is, to make the occasional gender switch-up in casual sex and in long-term relationships. I know, ’cause I’m one of ‘em. Read more … Keep reading »
- A lesbian couple was the first couple to file for a same-sex marriage license in today in Washington, D.C. Angelisa Young and Sinjolya Townsend have been together for 12 years and plan to marry next week. Aww, reading the post about this is making my eyes tear up! [DCist]
- A topless bar on Long Island has been accused of firing a 29-year-old employee for getting pregnant. Jennifer Paviglianiti has filed a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Cafe Royale and claims she was told by her boss customers are “not coming in to see sexy bartenders that are pregnant and bulging out.” [Nerve.com]
A new study by evolutionary biologists might help to explain why male homosexuality persists, despite the fact that the genetic component isn’t being passed down. Apparently, it’s because gay men make such awesome uncles. The study looked at the fa’afafine of Samoa, male homosexuals who are considered to be of their own distinct gender and live in union with their extended family. The study found that gay uncles devote themselves to their siblings’ offspring more than straight aunts and uncles. Also, having a gay uncle meant that the child was more likely to “survive, thrive, prosper, and reproduce,” and the child would be more likely to carry this gene indirectly, “keeping the ‘gay gene’ alive.” I’m not exactly sure what to think of this study, but hey, it’s interesting. [LA Times] Keep reading »
Down Low men keep their bisexual behavior a secret from their female partners because they’re uncomfortable with homosexuality and are afraid of the negative consequences of coming out. They don’t want to be judged, ostracized, or have their masculinity questioned. J.L. King, a self-professed former down low man, gives signs a man might be on the down low in his book, On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of Straight Black Men Who Sleep with Men. But what I found bothersome is that a few of his signs seem to reinforce homophobic stereotypes, which might only encourage prejudice. In addition, the generalities of some of these “signs” could lead to paranoia in a relationship, which isn’t healthy either, especially if it’s, uh, unfounded. It’s true that women need to protect themselves from unsafe behaviors and men that put their health at risk — and that’s true of cheating in general — but I’m not so sure believing stereotypes is a step in the right direction. Keep reading »
If you watched James Franco hosting “SNL” this weekend, then you might have noticed a little bit of a theme … homosexuality. Almost every skit contained some sort of gay reference. Hmmm … let’s see: He played Latin singing star Rico Garlanda, danced in footsie pajamas, portrayed James Dean exchanging secret Santa gifts with Liberace and Vincent Price, and finally engaged in multiple, incestuous man-on-man kisses (with tongue). Interesting. He said in his opening monologue that every move in his career is calculated. What shall we, your adoring audience, take this to mean, Mr. Franco? Is pretending to be gay part of your “performance art”? Or could this just be a ploy to perpetuate rumors that you’re gay and confuse your fans? Stay tuned to the Franco gallery for the next clue.
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Depending on what kind of high school you attended and what part of the country you grew up in, you’re probably well aware of school dress codes: no miniskirts, no baseball hats, no gang colors, etc. But some kids who are challenging their dress code aren’t just trying to flash a skimpy thong to get the QB’s attention: they’re trying to express their opposite-sex gender identity. Now, increasingly, high school administrators have to navigate tricky situations and questions, such as What do we do when Bobby comes to school wearing a dress, high-heeled boots and eyeliner? Keep reading »