Sunday Funday : Rainy Day Women !

Welcome to Sunday Funday, where the only news you need is good news! Here in New York City there’s some serious apocalyptic nonstop rain happening. Like this:

+ Youth leaders speak at Gay Rights Forum in Philadelphia: “… apathy is the number-one enemy of our movement.” (@philadelphia inquirer)

+ For the second time this week, a woman who already came out is heralded in the press for … coming out? Newsflash! Pink is bisexual! Yay! (@news of the world)

+ Miss California Should Watch Glee, not Tyra. (@the advocate)

+ Real Life Twitter from College Humor! NINE dollars for organic spinach! Give me a BREAK!

+ “Bat For Lashes” Natsha Khan interviewed. (@New York Magazine)

How to Build a Better Bike (@good magazine)dotted-divider2

Big weekend for the gays. Let’s take a look … in pictures!

In Philadelphia, Lady GaGa performed live at The Electric Factory. Lady GaGa also performed in NYC on May 2nd, obvs Stef will be recapping that event for you VERY SOON.

Lady Gaga in Philadelphia

Lady GaGa Autowins


In New Jersey, Rosie O’Donnell attended the opening of her Wentworth Gallery show:

Rosie O'Donnell Likes Arts & Crafts

Rosie O'Donnell Likes Arts & Crafts


And in Australia, all the stars came out for the 51st TV Week Logie Awards:


Lesbian VJ Ruby Rose

The Ladies of "Home and Away"

The Ladies of "Home and Away"


I’ve confessed to you already how I often gay-hunt the Sunday New York Times’ Weddings/Celebrations section. This week, Howard Koeppel and Mark Hsiao, who “gained fame as former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani’s roommates in 2001, are getting married in Connecticut” — and they even got a Vows video! It’s so cute!

Howard: “I thought there’d be a big problem introducing Mark to my family because of the fact that he wasn’t Jewish.”

Mark:“That’s kind of a joke — as opposed to female?”

Howard: [laughs] “Oh, that wasn’t — well, being that Jews like chinese food there was no problem.”

The 25th annual LGBT Film Festival will take place May 6-17 in Boston. Opening night will feature the much-buzzed about lesbian flick “I Can’t Think Straight” as well as”Pedro” (about Pedro Zamora, the Real World cast member who dedicated his life to HIV/AIDS activism).

Zappo’s wants Ellen really really bad. I want high-tops really really bad. Alex wants gigantic yellow Nikes really really bad.  Maybe we can work it out? (@girlfriendisahomo)

V Magazine’s first Swimsuit Issue: Hot Girls Galore!

Important Life Lessons from B-List Teen Movies of the 90’s (summed up as “In the 90’s, we learned all sorts of ways to lie and manipulate in order to get our way. And when that didn’t work out, we tried to be brave, wrote a letter to the one we loved, stole from petty cash, and pushed Skeet Ulrich out a window with our insane powers.”) I love any opportunity to once again enjoy THIS:

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  1. i love the craft. i used to watched that movie over and over again and my mother started to worry i was going to dabble in witchcraft. nope, didn’t want to be a witch, just robin tunney’s gf.

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  3. i think the P!NK headline should be “P!NK is wearing a figure skating uniform!” ’cause that’s totes what I saw.

    that’s for the heads up on the Boston Homo-BLT film festival. Something I should have known about already and should totes attend.

    a buddy of mine saw The Gaga in Philly, he reported back that he “…nearly exploded into a ball of glitter.”

    and, any link taking me back to GOOD magazine is always appreciated. such a quality magazine and it was about bikes!!! If you are as into GOOD as I am, check out the NYC shop that designs it OPEN at

    lovely, as always ladies.

    • ahh I love “open” what a terrific design studio. Once again, Asher swoops in with the awesomeness.

  4. hmm I think I am going to be back in Massachusetts during part of that film festival. Maybe I’ll go, or maybe I will tell myself I should go but instead sit on my ass and watch whatever is recorded on my familys dvr because I miss dvr and then go to Target, because that is what I do when in the suburbs. Yes, that sounds more likely.

    the swimsuit issue…certainly interesting.. not so much swimsuit though haha

    the 90’s movies.. seeing Melissa Joan Hart’s name made me think of Clarissa Explains it All — I do hope I am not the only one who remembers that show– anyone? I own 3 outta the 6 movies they mentioned.. on VHS .. and suddenly want to see I know what you did last summer

    I have more thoughts and feelings but I have decided this comment is too long already. the end

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