I just found out (via some totally sane Internet stalking) that my boyfriend used to have a thing with a guy. We’ve only been dating a few weeks. Should I be concerned? Should he have told me? How do I bring this up? Read more … Keep reading »
If you’ve been missing a weekly dose of Portia de Rossi — and her harrowing new memoir, Unbearable Lightness, isn’t enough — then it might just be your lucky day. It seems openly gay Portia is at the top of the list of stars that producers of “Dancing With the Stars” are hoping to get for a new same-sex dancing couple. Insane multitasker Ryan Seacrest leaked the news to Portia on his radio show earlier this week, surprising her. She said she wouldn’t rule it out. “I’m not gonna pass, let me think about it,” she said. “I used to be a ballet dancer. It’s not completely a pass. You never know.” If she does choose to appear on “DWTS,” she’ll be following openly gay Israeli sportscaster Gili Shem Tov, who danced in a same-sex match on the Israeli version of the show. Would you like to see Portia on “Dancing With the Stars”? [Fox News] Keep reading »
Here’s a particularly silly local news report. It’s about Kate Cohn of Falcon High School in Colorado who was asked to remove her “Marriage Is So Gay” T-shirt by school authorities. “I have a lot of family members and friends who are gay and they don’t have the same rights as us,” Kate told KKTV news. The high school senior admits the “Marriage Is So Gay” T-shirt caused a big “to-do,” but said the school has let other students in provocative T-shirts, such as ones about abortion, go on their merry way. District spokesperson Stephanie Meredith told KKTV news, “[If it's] obscene or lewd or anything that might be disruptive to the educational environment, those are the things where a judgment call would come into play.” A compassionate youngster who wants to make a statement in defense of others’ rights? How … how … how disruptive! [Queerty via KKTV] Keep reading »
Jesse Tyler Ferguson doesn’t just play a gay man on TV; he’s gay in real life. But one half of “Modern Family“‘s adorbs gay couple is kept from marrying his true love, Alec Baldwin. Yes, Alec Baldwin. “We can’t get married in New York,” Jesse said, “because a bunch of stupid senators last year voted against my rights and the rights of hundreds of thousands of others who just want to marry the person that I love.” How can you make Jesse Tyler Ferguson the happiest
bride groom ever? Donate to Fight Back New York, a political action committee (PAC) that will help oust the state senators cruelly keeping these lovebirds apart.
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We’ve been hearing a lot about Dan Savage’s incredible “It Gets Better” campaign — and we’re sure you’ve seen tons of “It Gets Better” videos. But this clip from Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns is especially moving. In the 10-minute video, Burns eloquently talks about the private pain he felt growing up as a gay teen in Texas. Burns goes on to tell his audience that “even though there may be some political repercussions for telling my story, this story is not just for the adults who might choose or not choose to support me. This story is for the young people who may be holding that gun tonight, or the rope or the pill bottle.” Burns’ story, from one of the most unlikely places, is a prescient and moving gift to gay teens everywhere. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »