Today on Autostraddle: The Wednesday Televisionary has so many feelings about Weeds, Nurse Jackie, The Tonys, Leisha Hailey’s lifetime movie, My Life on the D-List, Obsessed and Vaseline.
+ Ten reasons why the March on Washington is a bad idea. (One reason why it’s a good idea: Team Autostraddle road-trip! And then we can go to the Smithsonian!) (@huffpo)
+ Two French students organize a kiss-in at the Human Rights Plaza in Paris called ‘Kiss Wherever You Like,” which I assume if it were a song, it would be sung much like “Vote However You Like,” my favorite YouTube video of all time:
+ It looks like someone made a new NOM website! type: http://www.nationalorganizationformarriage.com into your browser and hit enter.
+ “The Supreme Court’s refusal this week to hear a challenge to the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military is not much of a legal setback,” says The New York Times.
+ Stephen Colbert takes on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in front of an audience of active troops: “An issue this sensitive can be tackled only by the sharpest of minds and the snappiest of dressers. ME! Stephen Colbert.”
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Formidable Opponent – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell|
+ I am both excitant to send Crystal-in-Australia to the the Britney Spears Circus tour and concerned that Brit’s Dad is kinda workin’ this kid a bit too hard! She needs rest & lots of water & stretching. (@bbc news)
+ Does anyone else think it’s sad that they had to extend the category to Gay(ish) and couldn’t come up with 15 good gay blogs? I feel like even when underepresented in most other categories of media, we sure are good at blogging … right?(@pamshouseblend)
+ Also! Carlytron and Riese were special guests on Johnny McGovern’s Big Gay Pimp Show! If you haven’t listened to it yet I don’t really know what to say for you.
+ Queerty’s got your Cliffs Notes for Adam Lambert’s article: if your brain has already bombed out so hard on computer overdose that you can’t read a Rolling Stone article about a pop star without drifting off. I love it when gay men are comfortable saying they’re attracted to a straight male friend wihtout worrying he’s gonna get his skull bashed in, post-Jenny Jones style, the next day. One hopes.
“Clay Aiken’s gay, and I’m gay, and we couldn’t be more different. The only thing that is the same about everyone in the gay community is that we’re gay. … Why can’t we talk about a human community?”
+ The dude had another baby! (@abc news)
+ “Before we reclaim global leadership, we must first stop eating six sausages and a pound of eggs covered in syrup for breakfast, and we must stop leaving the house in sweatpants.” (@onion news network)
+ Pro-gun legislation finds it’s way into the Matthew Shepard Bill: ”’It makes sense for a group of people who would be protected by hate crime legislation to support something that would let them defend themselves before or after the crime,’ said one Republican Senate aid familiar with the discussions. ‘It’s relevant, and we want to work together with gay groups to get the message out.’” (@the washington independent)
+Fraternities and rape-prone culture: ”At precisely the moment when fraternity men were becoming highly conscious of the characteristics that made males attractive to females … they were also in the compromising position of being members of organizations that enrolled only single men, organizations that, through shared living, bathing, sleeping, and erotic hazing practices, fostered an atmosphere of camaraderie, intimacy, and loyalty that most found to be the fraternity’s biggest selling point.” (@national sexuality research center)
Auto-Straddler of the Day
Riese: OMG Goth Cruise. It won’t hold a candle to All Aboard! Rosie’s Cruise Ship. , but it will be good, and I will see it, and I will say – it was good.
Intern JK: You know when you dream at night of Zack Morris and the rest of the gang from Bayside High together again, at last? Wait – that’s just me? Anyway, our dreams have come true, because Mark Paul Gosselaar has committed to the Saved by the Bell reunion show! Squeal along with me, as we watch the return of Zack Morris (and his phone!) in this clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.