Kristin Chenoweth is winning a GLAAD Vanguard Award for her Newsweek response letter and Autostraddle is a part of it.
Kathy Griffin announces the end of My Life on the D-List, Mila Kunis declares our love in The Advocate, Ramin Setoodeh and “coming out specialist” Howard Bragman do Joy Behar, Lindsay Lohan is moving next door to Samantha Ronson, and Amber Heard’s new movie.
Ramin Setoodeh returns to his exalted position as Worst Person of the (Gay) (News)Week.
Alan Cumming’s latest blog post sums up the week perfectly, and addresses perhaps Newsweekgate’s most underasked question: “What is wrong with being effeminate, anyway?” It’s Friday, y’all. Let us praise ye wise men who know “queeny” isn’t even a word, give you some wisdom and share some of our favorite videos; Kurt’s Turn in Glee, Adam Lambert goes crazy, Alan Cumming emcees, Rickie finds World Happiness and Peter Paige finds Emmet’s truth.
GLAAD asks Newsweek for apology over Seetodeh’s gays-can’t-play-straight piece! Why do we still care? Because, believe it or not, this isn’t even the worst thing he’s written about gay people for Newsweek, just look at the victim-blaming hate-crime cover story! Anti-DADT empirical research is on YouTube and they’re dancing, Happiness without perfection, what your server is thinking about your date, and a Catholic university isn’t hiring a lesbian.
GLEE Creator Ryan Murphy backs up Kristin Chenoweth and calls for a boycott of Newsweek until Setoodeh apologizes — and invites him to come on set. Also, Ramin Setoodeh has responded to the “internet backlash” and Kristin Chenoweth’s response to his homophobic article “Straight Jacket” in Newsweek and unsurprisingly, all he really does is dig himself even deeper. We break it all down for you. Lots of feelings on this one.
Remember that Newsweek article from last week, when Ramin Setoodeh declared ‘gay actors can’t play straight’? Well, Kristin Chenoweth, currently starring on Broadway in “Promises, Promises” with Sean Hayes, has a lot of feelings about it too — and she’s speaking out against the homophobic article and defending gay actors.
Newsweek’s out gay writer Ramin Setoodeh is at it again with another totally offensive article about gay people — this time it’s about how gay men can’t convincingly play straight but vice-versa works just fine. Also; Pam Grier has written her memoirs, Melissa Etheridge opens up about the breakup with Tammy Lynn Michaels, Chris Colfer talks about Kurt’s boyfriend and Portia does Ellen.