'The T Word'
Laverne Cox has had an incredible year. She covered TIME Magazine, got an Emmy nomination for her performance as Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black, and even got interviewed by ME! The actress shows no signs of slowing, and I was excited to learn that she’s bringing a documentary to MTV on transgender youth. Click inside for more!
Yesterday we learned the happy news that longtime couple and fathers of twins Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka got themselves hitched in a private ceremony attended by family and friends in Italy. As you may recall, NPH shared a really sweet photo of the grooms as they were tying the knot this weekend. Today we get to see a second photo shared by the newlyweds that shows us just how beautiful the couple’s wedding ceremony was. Have a look below. More »
Congratulations are in order for longtime couple (and fathers of twin children Harper Grace and Gideon Scott) Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka because we learn today that the couple got themselves married over the weekend in Italy. Alas, I could not be in Italy this weekend for the couple’s nuptials but I know some other folks who were able to make their way to Europe for the ceremony :D Neil and David said their I Dos in a private ceremony in front of a small group of family and friends and are how a happily married couple!! Click below to see the first photo from the wedding and let’s send our love and congrats to the newlyweds today. More »
"How is he fitting in with his Rams teammates?"
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, is currently hard at work training with his team the St. Louis Rams as they prepare for the forthcoming new football season and was the subject of a “news report” on ESPN‘s SportsCenter yesterday. For some reason, the folks at ESPN thought it would make a good “news report” to focus on Michael Sam‘s locker room showering habits. You see, as an openly gay man, it is important — ESPN believed — to let the world know if/how/when/etc. Michael Sam (a gay man) showers or doesn’t shower with his fellow teammates (presumably straight men). Click the embed above to watch the “news report” in full.
After the segment aired, ESPN was inundated with complaints over the “news report” to the point where ESPN decided to apologize today for airing the segment. You can read their apology below. More »
Love Is Love
Queen Latifah and friends made their way to Sardinia for a little holiday over the weekend and were spotted out in public having the time of their lives. Latifah was photographed sharing a sweet kiss with a woman that is being described as her girlfriend, even tho we don’t know the exact nature of the couple’s relationship. Friends kiss all the time, so there really isn’t anything all that monumental going on in these photos … but considering Queen Latifah‘s support of same-sex marriage and, well, many years of rumors about her personal life, it’s natural that these photos might get tongues wagging again. I’m certain that if Queen Latifah has anything to say — or announce — about her personal life, she will find the right time to do so. I don’t think that photos like this can be taken as any sort of declaration … other than the fact that love is love. Latifah tweeted the following over the weekend, right around the time these photos were taken:
Get some rest and have a great week Twitter fam! Xoxo
For now, I think that is all we need to know about Latifah‘s feelings these days. I’m curious to see if she will comment on the photos specifically but in all honesty, she doesn’t have to say a thing if she doesn’t want to. All I know is that she looks really happy. That pretty much says it all.
[Photo credit: Ciao Pix/ FrezzaLaFata/AKM-GSI /AKM-GSI]
Posted under: Queen Latifah
Congrats, Ted & Jason
Earlier this week, Lupita Nyong’o was among the invited guests at a friend’s wedding and she lovingly shared photos from the couple’s nuptials on her official Instagram profile. Lupita‘s hairstylist Ted Gibson married Jason Backe in a beautiful wedding ceremony on the Hudson River in New York City. Along with a collage of photos of the wedding ceremony, Lupita also shared a sweet message for the couple as well. Check out the photos and read her caption below. More »
"We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality"
In an interview with Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, the subject of badass character Daryl Dixon‘s sexuality came up, prompting Kirkman to comment a bit about whether or not the character will be portrayed as gay on the TV series. Daryl Dixon, as you may know, is played by actor Norman Reedus and, thus far, he has not had any romantic relationships at all on the show. When asked if Daryl will be gay on the show and/if he will have a romantic relationship on the show, Kirkman gave as much information as he could without spoiling the forthcoming season. Click below to read what he had to say. More »
I LOVE THIS SO HARD
Now this is interesting. Even those of us who think we “get” the gay community and who believe we support gay rights are still making errors in our understanding of non-hetero sexuality. I think this exchange between Anna Paquin of True Blood and Larry King perfectly captures some of society’s general misgivings. The two discussed many things—including the end of her HBO series and her life as a young actor. But the line of questioning regarding Paquin‘s sexuality was very telling click inside for more!
The Hot 100
Each year Attitude magazine asks its readers to vote for the Sexiest Man in their Hot 100 poll and this year, readers have selected British diver Tom Daley as the Sexiest Man of all. Tom graces the cover of the new issue of Attitude, devoted to his big sexy win, and as you can see below, he kinda fits the bill. Attitude has also provided a cute video of Tom thanking their readers for their votes … which you can watch in full below. More »
A circuit judge in Florida has just ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is in direct violation of the US constitution and, as such, has been struck down. Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in Monroe County issued his ruling just a short time ago, making Florida the latest state to have it’s ban on same-sex marriage struck down as unconstitutional (you may recall that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down earlier this month and Indiana and Wisconsin‘s bans on same-sex marriage were struck down last month alone). Pending appeal, no doubt, Florida is poised to become the 20th state in the US to enjoy marriage equality — BUT only in one county! Yeah, it’s complicated … read on to learn more More »
Posted under: Same-Sex Marriage