Sunday Funday: Bill Clinton Loves Gay Marriage & Teacher-Student Love Affairs Begin With Sexting

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NSFW Sunday can be found here.

DANCE MOVIE: The glorious history of the Urban Dance Movie. We wanted to do this Top Ten but New York Magazine beat us to it; with shout-outs to all of our most favorite favorites.

KISS: The full Megan Fox kissing scene from Jennifer’s Body. It’s like our obligation to inform you of things we get five press releases about.

TOP TEN SEXUAL CONTROVERSIES: Nerve counts down the Top Ten Sexual Controversies that changed TV, including lesbian kisses on L.A. Law & Grey’s Anatomy, when divorce was still scary and gay weddings went kiss-free … and how Sharon Gless ended up in Cagney & Lacey to begin with (the woman she replaced apparently looked too lesbionic with her partner).cagney-and-lacey

HELEN GODDARD TEACHER: John Henley has an interesting perspective on the causes behind the recent proliferation of teacher-student relationship scandals, including specifically the hot music teacher Helen Goddard we talked about last week: “in parallel with the steady erosion of formality in society as a whole, new ways of communicating including email, text messaging and social networking sites are radically altering the relationship between pupils and teachers.”

500x_lindsayAtweet92509GAY TEEVEE: Queerty loved Modern Family. So did Laneia! Did you?

TEGAN & SARA: OMG Tegan and Sara had a concert in Victoria, listen to some new songs from Sainthood!

BIGOTS: Queerty says that this is good news: “A federal appeals court just ruled [The Westboro Baptist Chruch’s] demonstrations are protected by the First Amendment. Thank god.”

LOHAN: Lindsay Lohan just wants to go out with her friends and not be videotaped. That’s it, she’s completely lost her mind.

ROSIE AND ELLEN:Rosie thinks Ellen will be much better than Hey Paula on American Idol, says she’d never do Idol ’cause she couldn’t be mean to those kids.

COUGAR IS BAD TV: You got it wrong, this time, says Judith Warner in The New York Times‘s Cougar Town Review, The Real Cougar Fans.” Cougar isn’t a new trend or reflective of a progressive America. It’s actually not true that women in their forties find their age in and of itself nearly cripplingly terrifying, though it behooves marketers to insist that they do. “It was hard for me at first to find words for why I hated — simply hated — “Cougar Town,” the new Courteney Cox vehicle that debuted Wednesday night on ABC … it’s ridiculous and belittling and it stinks of another round of backlash.”

GAGA: Lady Gaga interviewed about upcoming tours, VMAs, Kermit & Miss Piggy.

GAY ‘ZINESTERS: New Voice for Sexual Minorities in Argentina: “A monthly magazine published by an Argentine umbrella group of some thirty organisations of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBTs) seeks to become a major communications channel for the community and an instrument for disseminating the actions that sexual minorities undertake to defend their rights.” (@sexgenderbody)

MARCHING & SINGING: Pick Your Winner for the National Equality March Song Contest! The National Equality March is just two weeks away, and we need your help choosing a speaker and a song for our rally on October 11! (@joemygod)

SLICK WILLIE: Why Bill Clinton Changed his Mind on Same-Sex Marriage (@joemygod)

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. sadly i think bill clinton changing his mind might be coming too late for some of the gays who felt betrayed by him when he was in office. but i think it’s never too late to go gay! team clinton!
    i think i finally had an autostraddle dream. it’s foggy at this point, but i THINK in my dream i was cast in the role of “green” aka laneia, in some kind of autostraddle movie? very strange.

  2. I think being able to email your teacher outside of class is incredibly helpful. As long as teachers don’t give out personal emails and use school ones it’s fine. As for student-teacher relationships, I became friends with my math teacher in grade 11 and we’re still in touch. Mostly it was because I didn’t fit in with people my own age.

    Also I think I may only have clicked on that link because I wanted to see the hot teacher again.

    • Agreed. Teachers are very useful. Being able to communicate via e-mail with a teacher helps to develop a lasting relationship and this can be very useful when you need a character reference or letter of recommendation or the name of a good lawyer!

      Emily – maybe you can print off a picture of the hot teacher and tape it to one of your school books.

      • One of my teachers follows me on twitter and there are quite a few on facebook who I talk to. I’m sure that’s against the rules somewhere… but then again I go to a hippie school where everyone is uber close. We call each other by first names. *gasp* No harm done yet.

  3. I think the fact that he can come out and say with a certainty “I was wrong” just makes me love him even more. Billll<333

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