Sunday night saw the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones and it left us reeling. Thankfully, Gay of Thrones is back for its final installment this season, recapping all the hullabaloo that happened in Westeros this week and helping us get through this tough time.
As a special Pride bonus, Jonathan went on a little adventure to West Hollywood for LA Pride once the recap was wrapped.
Warning: spoilers ahead, AFTER THE JUMP...
Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.
— James Lipton sits down with openly-gay actor Jim Parsons on Inside the Actors Studio, Thursday at 8 p.m. on Bravo. The Big Bang Theory star will discuss what it was like working in the theatre in Houston, his father and going geek.
Crack the case with Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles, and True Detective, AFTER THE JUMP ...
— What’s next for Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) on Major Crimes? Check out his ongoing crusade to identify a murder victim tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on TNT. Plus a dead body flying out of a trunk during a car chase leads the team to a celebrity chef, among other suspects. You can read out interview with Martin here.
— Season six debuts for Rizzoli & Isles Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern on TNT. The crime-fighting duo take on a shooting on a Boston subway platform.
— Say goodbye to season three of Orphan Black, Saturday at 9 p.m. on BBC America. Don’t miss Tatiana Maslaney’s tour-de-force performance as several clones in the action-packed season finale.
— You can jump into season two of True Detective even if you haven’t seen the first. Like American Horror Story, True Detective is an anthology, rebooting with a new story and new cast each season. The second installment, premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO, features performances from Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams.
What are you watching this week?
Pete Buttigieg, the 33-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, came out as gay in a powerful essay published by the city's local newspaper on Tuesday.
Buttigieg, the youngest mayor of a city with more than 100,000 residents in the US, said he was well into adulthood before he was able to acknowledge the fact that he's gay, which took "years of struggle and growth." From Buttigieg's essay in The South Bend Tribune, titled "Why Coming Out Matters":
But it’s clear to me that at a moment like this, being more open about it could do some good. For a local student struggling with her sexuality, it might be helpful for an openly gay mayor to send the message that her community will always have a place for her. And for a conservative resident from a different generation, whose unease with social change is partly rooted in the impression that he doesn’t know anyone gay, perhaps a familiar face can be a reminder that we’re all in this together as a community. …
Being gay has had no bearing on my job performance in business, in the military, or in my current role as mayor. It makes me no better or worse at handling a spreadsheet, a rifle, a committee meeting, or a hiring decision. It doesn’t change how residents can best judge my effectiveness in serving our city: by the progress of our neighborhoods, our economy, and our city services.
According to his Facebook page, Buttigieg is a reserve officer in the Navy, and a graduate of both Harvard and Oxford universities.
IndyStar.com reports that Buttigieg, a Democrat, is in his first term and faces re-election this year.
South Bend is, of course, best known as the home of Notre Dame University, which has a less than stellar record on LGBT issues. And Buttigieg's announcement comes three months after Indiana's Gov. Mike Pence signed the state's infamous anti-LGBT religious freedom law.
Response to Buttigieg's essay on social media has been overwhelmingly positive:
Proud of my hometown mayor @PeteButtigieg for coming out in a state not necessarily known for tolerance. Sending love from a Brooklyn ally!— drunkbrunch (@drunkbrunch) June 16, 2015
I have no doubt in my mind that @PeteButtigieg will be the first fully out gay President of the United States.— Lauren Fahey (@laurenfahey) June 16, 2015
In the wake of RFRA, it's refreshing to see leadership in IN like @PeteButtigieg. Always proud to be from South Bend, today I'm grateful.— Bwj (@Bwj2013) June 16, 2015
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