Archive for the GLBT Category

Target Features A Gay Couple In Their New Wedding Registry Ad

"Be Yourself, Together"

Feel like taking a break from the depressing anti-gay stuff coming from Chick-Fil-A these days? How about we turn our attention to Target and their amazing new promo ad campaign for their wedding registry service. As you may know, Target offers a very popular service were couples can register for wedding gifts at their stores. As part of their new promo campaign for the service, Target is featuring a same-sex couple in one of their ads. Click below to see this really cute new promo ad and learn more about this brilliant celebration of marriage equality. More »

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The Jim Henson Company Cuts Ties With Chick-Fil-A Due To Their Flagrant Homophobia

Will Donate Money, Instead, to GLAAD

This past week, Chick-Fil-A present Dan Carthy made it plainly and offensively clear that his company is grossly homophobic … “guilty as charged” he flippantly confessed. As a result, many people have finally come to realize that Chick-Fil-A is a hateful business that should not supported by those of us who understand that their brand of bigotry cannot be tolerated. The Jim Henson Company has published an official statement on their official Facebook profile making it clear that they will no longer be associating with Chick-Fil-A. Click below to read their statement in full. More »

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Frank Ocean Opens Up About His Coming Out

"I wished at 13 there was somebody ... who would have said something like that"

Just before the release of his debut album channel ORANGE, Frank Ocean posted a letter on his official website announcing to the world that he is a gay man. Today, we hear from Frank again about his coming out in a new interview with The Guardian. Despite the fact that some believe Ocean‘s coming out was timed to generate hype for his album, Frank makes clear that he decided to come out for his own “sanity”. Thoughtful and well-spoken as ever, Ocean candidly explains the reasons for his coming out … which you can read below. More »

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M.A.C. Raises $250 Million For Their AIDS Fund

M.A.C. For Change

This is fantastic news for the fight against AIDS. A while back Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin both teamed up with M.A.C. to create their own products for the Viva Glam line (Lady Gaga, Fergie, and Cindy Lauper have too). 100% of the proceeds from those products have gone to the M.A.C. AIDS Fund, which has now raised $250 million. Read more about the good news inside!
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First Look: Lana Del Rey Plays The Tragic Lover In Her ‘Summertime Sadness’ Video

Kiss Me Hard Before You Go...

I was so pumped to see that Ms. LDR had a new video! And then I was a little disheartened to see that it looked an awful lot like her last couple of videos. You know what I mean. Vintage, instagrammy and totally beautiful… if we hadn’t seen so much of it from her already. But still! It’s Lana Del Rey and I love seeing her through just about any lens, so I’ll take it. Plus actress/model Jaime King co-stars, playing her lesbian lover in this tragic tale of summertime sadness. Check out the video inside!
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Watch: Joss Whedon Will Star In Jane Espenson’s Web Series ‘Husbands’

He Can't Stop, Won't Stop.

For some reason, it’s not surprising to hear that the writer/director/producer who’s currently on top of the world is getting ready to venture off into something new. Joss Whedon is at Comic-Con 2012 having a grand ol’ time and recently announced that he’ll make his acting debut (technically) on Jane Espenson‘s popular web series Husbands. Whedon‘s had a few small parts here and there, but he’s excited to have his first lead role this time around. Espenson was his co-executive producer on Buffy and the two friends have worked together on other projects as well. I take that to mean magic will most likely be made again when they collaborate on this online sitcom about the first openly gay professional baseball player. Deets inside!
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Angelina Jolie’s Dad And Conservative Media Defend Jane Pitt Against The Liberal ‘Double Standard’

Are Liberals Fighting Fair?

Last week we got to meet Doug Pitt, Brad Pitt‘s younger brother who spoke up for his Mom and his family after Jane Pitt wrote that now infamous anti-gay, anti-Obama letter. And now Jon Voight (Angelina Jolie‘s papa) has come to the defense of Mama Pitt as well. And he’s not alone. Although many might be ‘over’ this story, I think it’s getting more interesting because we now have groups of people bashing Jane Pitt, which is garnering her more sympathy and support. Deets and a few philosophical quandaries inside.
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Watch: Is Abercrombie & Fitch Acknowledging Its Homosexuality?

Another Coming Out?

So far this month Anderson Cooper came out as gay, Frank Ocean of Odd Future came out as gay and now, it would seem, that Abercrombie & Fitch has come out as gay. For many, many years A&F has flirted with homoeroticism in the way they market their clothing. In catalogs, promo images and promo videos, scantily clad men are seen posing in various states of undress in a seeming attempt to show homosexual love … or, at least, fraternity. A new promo video for A&F, directed by photographer Bruce Weber, shows mostly naked men embracing and kissing in a shower. Is this Abercrombie & Fitch‘s way of coming out? More »

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Spike Lee Says Obama Will Be The Last Black President For Some Time

"Blackness" And The Morgan Freeman Thing

Many of us know that actor and Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman was recently quoted as saying that Barack Obama is not the first black President, but rather the first mixed-race President. An interesting discussion went on in our comments over the nature of race and how we understand (and misunderstand) it in America. Oscar-nominated Director Spike Lee has now come out (in an interview unrelated to the conversation with Morgan Freeman) and declared that, should Obama lose, it will be the last time this country sees a black President for quite some time. I thought his statements worked in an interesting way alongside Freeman‘s. Check out bits of his interview with Vulture inside.
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Congressman Barney Frank & Jim Ready Got Hitched!

Congrats!!

Congratulations are in order for US congressman Barney Frank today because he got married to his fiancée Jim Ready yesterday … becoming the first US congressperson to be same-sex married. Frank will retire from Congress later this year but before he does so, he wanted to get married to the love of his life. Click below to see a photo of the just married newlyweds snapped at their Massachusetts wedding yesterday and read more about the happy couple’s nuptials. More »

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