Northstar & Kyle are Gettin' Hitched!
Earlier this week we learned that DC Comics is planning to reintroduce an established comic book character as gay. Today we learn that Marvel Comics is planning a same-sex wedding for one of its already well-established gay characters. Northstar, a member of the X-Men, came out as gay back in 1992. Next month, he will marry his longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men #51. Marvel Comics has enjoyed a long tradition of superhero weddings over the years, so this wedding for Northstar and Kyle comes as no big surprise … er, that is, except for the fact that it will be Marvel‘s first same-sex marriage ever :) More »
Congratulations are in order for American Idol alum Adam Lambert today because his new album Trespassing has debuted in the #1 spot atop this week’s Billboard magazine Top 200 Album Chart. Not only is this #1 album significant in terms of Adam‘s success but it is also historic in that Lambert is now the first openly gay artist to have the #1 album in the US — ever! Click below to read all the deets about Adam‘s revolutionary and much deserved achievement. More »
Who's Coming Out?
Back in February of 2009, DC Comics introduced Batwoman as its first openly gay headlining superhero. Today we learn that DC is planning to reintroduce an already established superhero as gay. We don’t know for sure which hero it will be but from a company with characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and more, the mind boggles as to which “established character” will come out as gay. Details are light right now about this coming out but you can click below to read all the reported deets currently available. More »
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Following President Obama's Lead
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has made an historic decision this weekend to formally endorse same-sex marriage here in the US. Following President Barack Obama‘s lead, who just a couple of weeks ago announced his formal support for marriage equality, the NAACP overwhelmingly voted this weekend to pledge their support for and the advancement of marriage equality in this country. Click below to learn more. More »
"I hope [my fans] come on this journey with me."
Singer Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! reveals in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he is transgendered and plans to begin living as a woman. Not only is a revelation like this difficult on a personal level, I’m sure, but to do so on a public level in a major magazine is not only difficult but incredibly brave as well. Gabel‘s Rolling Stone feature will hit newsstands tomorrow but you can preview his story below. More »
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"Right on for doing this"
90s chanteuse Fiona Apple is BACK with a new album, due out in June, and a new tour, happening right now. All of this is amazing, well and good. But let’s not forget how cool Fiona was back in the day. A letter that Fiona Apple penned to a fan hers back in 2000 has surfaced and shows us how much she cared for the fans who wrote to her. Click below to read the full text of a letter that Fiona wrote in support of a high school student’s attempt to start a Gay-Straight Alliance in his school. More »
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If drag queens endorse Christian-right owned Chick-fil-A, is it still an endorsement?
Back in the day, I used to be a big fan of Chick-Fil-A food. But because they have gotten more bold with their public endorsement of anti-gay organizations, I have decided not to give the company any more of my money for them to turn around and use against the GLBT community in this country. RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Willam Belli and friends Detox & Vicky Vox have taken things one step further and have released a music video titled Chow Down (At Chick-Fil-A) — which is a parody of the Wilson Phillips song Hold On — to voice their displeasure with the fundamentalist fast food eatery … as only they can do. Check out the video below and see what you think. More »
The Aussie Queen Reigns Supreme
Kylie Minogue is celebrating her 25th anniversary in the music biz this year with a year long K25 celebration and part of that celebration took place this weekend in Sydney, Australia where Kylie headlined the Sydney Mardi Gras celebration. Festooned in sequins and feathers, like the Showgirl that she is, Kylie took to the stage to entertain her beloved fans in Oz this weekend … and she looked utterly fantastic doing so! Click below to check out some photos from Kylie‘s Mardi Gras performance this weekend and be WOW WOW WOWed. More »
Maryland Becomes the 8th US State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Last month the State of Washington became the 7th State in the US to legalize same-sex marriage after Governor Christine Gregoire signed that State’s bill into law. Just moments ago, Maryland became the 8th State in the US to legalize same-sex marriage in the US. Governor Martin O’Malley made good on his promise to sign Maryland’s just-passed bill into law this afternoon. This is another glorious day for the advancement of equal rights in our country … a great day, indeed, for the United States of America. More »
Remember back in December when we got to see that amazing photo of Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell sharing the first same-sex traditional Navy coming home first kiss? Today we get to check out the Marines version of that traditional first kiss, this time between Sergeant Brandon Morgan and his boyfriend Dalan Wells. For decades, the image of the Navy sailor kissing his sweetheart girlfriend upon coming home from a tour of military duty has resonated in our popular culture. Today, we have new images of same-sex military service-people engaging in that same, loving behavior … and it is beautiful! Check out the touching (and kinda hot) photo below. More »