NBC has picked up Ryan Murphy's The New Normal: "The New Normal, from Murphy and Glee scribe Ali Adler, revolves around a blended family of a gay couple (Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha) and the woman (Georgia King) who becomes a surrogate for them as they grow their family. Ellen Barkin co-stars, with NeNe Leakes on board as recurring." This is photographic evidence of this concept:
An Inside Look at the Surprisingly Violent Quidditch World Cup: "The Quidditch World Cup sounds dorky, and make no mistake: it is. But these sorcery-loving Harry Potter fans play pretty rough, as Eric Hansen found out when he captained a bad-news team of ex-athletes, ultimate Frisbee studs, slobs, drunks, and some people he knows from Iceland. Brooms up, and may the best Muggles win."
Life's Work: Christiane Amanpour: An interview with the famous lady news anchor and war correspondent.
Jezebel explains how President Obama is okay with gay marriage as long as it doesn't try to flirt with him and over at Queerty, the Will & Grace creator whose show was given a shout-out by Joe Biden expresses his extreme discomfort with Obama's position (or lack thereof) on the same-sex marriage issue and at Feministing, Lori asks What Would Happen of Obama Supported Gay Marriage?
The Discovery Channel series Cold Blood covered "the horrific 1995 attack that left Brooklyn lesbian Sylvia Lugo dead and her girlfriend of three years, Amanda Leach, raped and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the leg."
10 Diverse Web Shows to Solve HBO's Girls Problem: "In the spirit of shifting blame back on the industry and being constructive, I’ve decided to link to some web shows mainstream TV critics might not know about because there are so many." Also, at NPR, Lena Dunham responds to the criticism.
The Guardian has the places in the U.S. With the Most Gay Rights, comes with a beautiful interactive chart situation.
Another edition of the UP! documentary series debuts, which I consumed in one week while on holiday in Australia and highly recommend.
John Irving's next book will feature two transgender characters and a bisexual narrator. What a nice straight white man.
E.L James and 50 Shades of Gray Come to Long Island: In which RKB attends an $85 luncheon for the author's books and had quite a time.
Trayvon Martin: killed by a stereotype.
Look it's a person who likes talking on the phone -- really likes it -- and wants to talk about why nobody else likes it anymore.
Another gross decision from the reliable people over at Newsweek: "I just want to point out the assumption that the baby is female and the pointed note that "she" is a "blue-eyed angel," in order that we may be extra worried about the possibility that she will grow up to be a fat white lady who fails to fulfill her primary purpose as privileged sex object for straight men."