+ American Idol's producers forbade Adam to talk about being gay ... until after the show wrapped. Probs drew that contract from the same well as the one Ellen signed for the first two years of her talk show? (@queerty)
+ Surprising to both the gays and the publishing/media people: in [India], where it's still illegal to be gay, a newly relaunched LGBT magazine is becoming a strong voice for a growing community. (@advocate)
+ Interview with Melissa Ferrick: ”I was really scared to come out and wasn’t really settled in my orientation or what I wanted to call it. I still dated men at the time. I didn’t want a label back then and I still don’t like them. So I didn’t do it then.” (@afterellen)
"I like you so much, I talk to everyone but you." -Ani DiFranco, "Hell Yeah"
+ There is no end to the well of loveliness that is Adam Lambert: HEY! HEY! YOU! YOU! Adam's got a boyfriend! (@celebbuzz) and his name is Drake Labry!
+ Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is getting re-made, will clearly be awesome, I hope Haviland is in it. (@variety)
+ Jim Carrey on Prop 8 (@joe my god)
+ Maggie Gallagher vs Tobias Wolf : "[Gallagher] also dismisses support for same-sex marriage among the nation’s youth, saying, “I don’t think you should go to 18 year-olds and ask them to decide the future of marriage.” (Well, I don’t think you should go to heterosexuals and ask them to decide the future of gays and lesbians. -Intern Emily)
+ Anyone But Me, Episode 8: Welcome to the Party, Now Clean Up the Mess - Part Two
+ Sigh: Yes, the Bruno-Eminem Crotch Run-In Was Staged (@defamer)
+ Miss Piggy does Peaches' "F*ck the Pain Away" (@youtube)
How Do You Like Us Now?
Last Time: 60
The "Everyone Else Likes Us" Edition
+ Typical straight Guys Like Us! What's most poignant about "Typical, average straight guys in favor of gay rights" is its wildly active "Wall," where group members and allies have posted enough supportive comments to choke up this straight gal. (@salon) +5
+ Douglas F. Gansler might like us! ”Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is analyzing whether same-sex marriages performed in other states can be recognized here in Maryland.” (@abc) +5
+ Public School Teachers Like Us! Or, at least don't want anyone to bash our heads in with bricks! New Anti-Homophobia Policy in Schools: ”Teachers are being urged to stamp out negative comments such as “that’s so gay” in a new policy to rid schools of homophobia.” (@herald sun) +5
+ Dick Cheney Likes Us! ”I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish.” (@associated press) +5
+ Christine Quinn Likes Us! ”On the first day of Gay Pride month, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn made perhaps the most emphatic statements to date from a public official that the New York state legislature would pass marriage-equality legislation before the end of June.” (@the advocate) +10
+ Grover from the Muppets likes us! -- or, at least, his definition of marriage doesn't exclude us! (@queerty) +15 (muppets are better than humans, therefore their opinions are elevated and worth more points.)
+ Obama ‘Proclaims’ June Gay Pride Month: "For the moment, we're going to let you have at it. We're not going to say things like "this is just more lip service without action from the president" or "we don't need someone who doesn't believe in marriage equality to approve of our own pride celebration" or "you're blatantly lying to us about efforts to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell." We’ll acknowledge the statement [...] for what it is: A recognition from the highest office in the nation that gay Americans should be proud." (@queerty) +5?
Auto-Straddler of the Day
(The quote on this photo is just extra special, I think.)
from Stef: Um, hi! So generally I do not advocate leaking things, but last night I was sad and then I tracked down this leaked zip of Little Boots’ entire new album Hands, and I was happy again. For the uninitiated, Little Boots is sort of a perfect mix of Goldfrapp and Kylie Minogue.. The record’s just as dance-able and adorable as I’d hoped it’d be. Obvs I’m going to buy it when it comes out (and you should too!) cos I bet the artwork is sick and I believe it’s super important to support new artists… But um, yeah, New In Town. Have you seen the video? Love it.