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...
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Posted Jun. 16,2015 at 6:30 PM EST by Sean Mandell in Game of Thrones, Gay Pride, Television |
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— 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 ...
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Posted Jun. 16,2015 at 5:41 PM EST by Bobby Hankinson in Jim Parsons, Television |
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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":
Putting something this personal on the pages of a newspaper does not come easy. We Midwesterners are instinctively private to begin with, and I’m not used to viewing this as anyone else’s business.
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:
Posted Jun. 16,2015 at 5:16 PM EST by John Wright in I'm Gay, Indiana, News |
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Hello readers, we're back, but not as expected!
Many of you saw the launch of our redesign yesterday. Unfortunately, we had some technical issues supporting the number of visitors we had on the site today. We're currently working as quickly as we can to restore the site and are as anxious as you are to move forward.
Thanks for your many messages of support today and comments about the new site.
We'll be back as soon as possible!
Posted Jun. 16,2015 at 4:31 PM EST by Andy Towle |
Jurassic World scores biggest box office opening in history.
Seattle's gay mayor Ed Murray rejects calls to boycott Israel, saying "I encourage any country that supports LGBT people."
Nutty evangelist continues to claim he has the cure to the "mental illness" of homosexuality.
Katherine Waterston has been cast as the female lead role in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne.
Dancer James Jordan speaks out against same-sex dancing pairs on BBC dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing. "If they want to, go and do their own competitions, but ballroom dancing is about a man dancing with a woman - that's fact."
Martin O'Malley looks like a strong contender for the 2016 Swimsuit Contest.
Think Progress picks apart the Southern Baptist Convention's new plan to avoid future LGBT rights laws by pretending receptionists are "ministers."
Google has axed Chrome's unpopular new bookmark manager.
Male model Monday: Jarrod Scott.
Janet Jackson announces new world tour Unbreakable.
Rachel Dolezal resigns as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter.
Seth MacFarlane deflects question about his 2009 Caitlyn Jenner Family Guy prediction. "Once the outrage industry shuts down, I will be happy to have an adult conversation about all of this stuff anytime anyone wants, but, even though I’m on the side of support, I just don’t think there’s any way to … you just got to play it safe because the climate is just too charged. Anything I say can and will be used against me."
Chris Pratt has already signed on for the Jurassic World sequel.
Florida man captures photo of raccoon riding alligator.
The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart on the difference between Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner.
Hillary Clinton releases her official 2016 playlist on Spotify.
Supreme Court rejects North Carolina's abortion ultrasound law.
Posted Jun. 15,2015 at 4:00 PM EST by Kyler Geoffroy in News |
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A disc jockey in Montgomery County, Maryland, has declined to work a gay man's birthday party, prompting his roommate to file a discrimination complaint.
According to The Washington Post, Dani Tsakounis contacted Ultrasound Deejays on behalf of her brother, Tom Tsakounis, who is throwing a birthday party for his roommate in August.
But when Michael Lampiris, co-owner of UltraSound, found out the party is for a gay man—and that Tom Tsakounis and his husband share a home with the man—Lampiris declined the booking.
Maryland has a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations, but one legal expert suggested the case could test the balance between religious freedom and LGBT equality.
Hearing his sister tell what happened, Tsakounis said, and reading the Ultrasound policy “made me feel like I got hit in the stomach. You feel like: ‘C’mon, in my neighborhood?’ But: Wow, yes — in my neighborhood.” ...
In this case, Lampiris said he had never heard of a related law, “but it’s important for us to make a stand. We don’t want to go against the law, but we also sometimes are called to do that if it goes against your faith. To me it would be like a synagogue having to cater to a neo-Nazi party or black DJ having to do a KKK dance,” he said. Gay clients don’t pose a “physical threat – it’s a conscience thing, and conscience is very important for everybody. In fact, I think it’s the most important thing.”
According to UltraSound Deejays' website, the company "will not be involved in any event involving homosexual celebration or activity. We follow biblical morality."
Lampiris told WaPo that if the case goes to court, “we would make a stand if the good Lord is willing,” and that, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
For Tsakounis, it may not be the last issue he faces concerning his roommate's birthday party. The event reportedly is scheduled for the Knights of Columbus Hall, owned by the anti-gay Catholic group.
It's unclear whether Tsakounis simply has bad luck in selecting vendors and venues, or he is deliberately seeking out anti-gay ones.
In any case, here's some reaction to the story from UltraSound Deejays' Facebook page:
You might want to consider not playing music by Erasue, REM, Soft Cell, B 52's,David Bowie, and that's just after a quick look at your lists.
Posted by Joe Palmer on Monday, June 15, 2015
Posted Jun. 15,2015 at 3:30 PM EST by John Wright in Discrimination, Gay Rights, LGBT Rights, Maryland, Washington DC |
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