Jay Hayes, the captain of the men’s volleyball team at New York University, organized and directed an "It Gets Better" video featuring the coaches and athletes of NYU Athletics. It's only the second in the It Gets Better campaign done by a major university’s athletic program (the other's is Northwestern University).
“Athletics is the next frontier for gay rights. When you look at the civil rights movement, it wouldn’t have been as successful if a person like Jackie Robinson hadn’t been there. I really hope that a gay athlete comes out soon. I think that professional sports these days are just a business and these players know that it could hurt the brand and the bottom line if they came out. Once we see a professional gay athlete come out and succeed, that will be monumental."
Watch the inspiring clip, AFTER THE JUMP...
Canadian singer/songwriter Feist uses Irina Werning's genius "Back to the Future" photo series in her new video for "Bittersweet Melodies".
The two appear to have been made for each other.
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Gawker got this clip of what Buzzfeed calls Mitt's "best gay-guy impression" from their 'FOX News mole', and called a Hollywood voice expert to get an opinion:
"I would say he is doing his impersonation of an effeminate man. I think it was his attempt at being funny. My advice to him is he shouldn't give up his day job."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Is it any surprise that the Republican field gets uncomfy around pink?
Stacy Lambe and Adam Smith, the gay men behind the hilarious, super-viral Texts from Hillary Tumblr, received a submission from Madame Secretary (above) and an invitation to the State Department, where they went today.
MetroWeekly's Chris Geidner speaks to them about the Tumblr, which they started just a week ago.
The two communications professionals -- Lambe works on clean energy and Smith on campaign finance reform -- went for drinks a week back. It was that recent? Yes. "We were on the rooftop of Nellie's last Wednesday," Smith tells Metro Weekly.
They received the submission and the invite yesterday:
"It was sort of unbelievable. Her staff had emailed us yesterday, said that they liked the site and that the Secretary wanted to meet us. They asked if we could come over to the State Department, and we of course said, 'Sure, we'd love to!'"
Clinton told them her favorite submission was the one featuring Ryan Gosling.
CELEBRITY FOR THE DAY: Apparently it's quite easy to get people at the mall to believe that you are somebody.
MARRIAGE NEWS WATCH: AFER's Matt Baume on DOMA, Ohio, and North Carolina.
ANDERSON: The cat that swims.
TITANIC IN SUPER 3-D: Release the kraken!
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Judge denies bond for one of Brandon White's attackers.
Emma Stone couldn't help herself: "I touched him! I was inappropriate! I literally felt him. Because being in the room with Spider-Man is insane for anybody, especially with that beautiful costume."
One Direction strips down in Sydney Harbor.
Gay couple in India flee home after marrying: "A gay couple who got married and had their marriage registered in Ballia last month have fled from their home, scared of landing in a jail as their marriage has been found to have been registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, in which there is not place for such unions."
Fiona Apple announces summer tour.
Raf Simons replaces John Galliano at Dior: "The 44-year-old Simons, who designed for the minimalist Jil Sander label from 2005 until just recently, was a top name among rumored candidates for the Dior job. A statement by Dior said Simons will serve as artistic director for haute couture, ready-to-wear and women's accessories. It praised him as 'one of the greatest current talents' and said he will "inspire and propel into the 21st century" the style carried on by the prestigious house since its creation in 1946."
It's Mega Marky Mark.
Cory Monteith needs a tan.
Elephant on Mars.
Radical Faeries, others dedicate Mattachine Steps in Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, on Harry Hay's 100th birthday.
Police bust frat hazing ritual at Boston University: "...cops discovered five pledges taped together in the building’s basement, where they had been doused with chili sauce, coffee grounds, honey, mustard, hot sauce, flour, and empty sardine cans, according to a police report."
RuPaul's "Glamazon" video debuts.
George Clooney hosting Obama fundraiser at his home: "Clooney will host the president and about 150 supporters at the event on May 10 at his home in Los Angeles, California. If you think it will be cheap to get a chance to hobknob with an Oscar winner and a president, though, think again -- tickets will run $40,000 each, with proceeds going to the Obama Victory fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties."
Hillary Clinton on her way to text.
Space Shuttle Discovery to make low piggyback fly-over of D.C. next Tuesday on route to final resting place at the Smithsonian: "While the exact route is still to be determined, the shuttle — strapped atop the space agency's custom Boeing 747 — should fly over the National Mall, National Harbor and Reagan National Airport. The shuttle will end its journey at Dulles International Airport, where it will be transferred to the Smithsonian's nearby Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center."
Victory Fund to honor 8 openly gay and lesbian members of the Maryland legislature.
The Washington Blade has more on fired Library of Congress staffer Peter TerVeer.
City of Atlanta spent $1.2 million investigating police raid of Eagle gay bar: "According to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the expenses were for the eight months former U.S. Attorney Joe Whitley and others at the firm GreenbergTraurig spent reviewing documents and recordings, interviewing officers and witnesses, and then writing a 343-page report that said officers lied, knowingly violated the constitutional rights of the patrons, employees and owners of the Atlanta Eagle bar, and then tried to cover up what they had done by deleting cell phone files."