Conservative GOProud blogger passes away, leaving controversy in his wake.
Keywords: goproud, andrew breitbart, heart attack, anthony weiner, rick perry, bigjournalism.com
Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has passed away at the age of 43 from a heart attack while walking near his Brentwood, CA home.
Breitbart was an outspoken journalist, blogger and right-wing activist. Breitbart was well known for exposing former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s Twitter scandal. He was also behind the withc-hunt that wrongly took down former U.S Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod.
Breibart also caught much attention when he joined the Board of Directors at GOProud, a right-wing conservative gay political group. Prior to this move, Breibart has been known for attacking GLSEN, advocating for Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Breibart left the position after insiders from GOProud outed one of Rick Perry’s staff aides.
Breibart leaves behind several websites, including his most popular BigJournalism.com. He also leaves a wife and four children.
Keywords: rupauls drag race, all star drag race, sharon needles, drag race season 5 cast
Yeah girl, it’s shocking!
RuPauls’ Drag Race will soon be airing its all-star edition as it’s 5th season. Oooh girl it is going to be good! Just check out the cast!
The full Drag Race All Stars cast includes Pandora Boxx, Chad Michaels, Yara Sofia, Jujubee, Nina Flowers, Mimi Imfurst, Manila Luzon, Shannel, Alexis Matteo, Tammie Brown, Raven, and Latrice Royale! But alas, no Sharon Needles. Sigh.
I’m not sure when the season will air yet, but I’m sure it will be FEIRCE! Just look at all these Divas! (With a capital ‘D’!)
I’m really happy that one of my favorites, Latrice Royale will get her shot at the crown!
We want more girls with dragon tattoos!
Keywords: ilene chaiken, girl with dragon tattoo, cbs, l-word, lawsuit, quean
Ilene Chaiken, most famous for producing/directing/creating the lesbian super series The L Word (and The Real L Word) has been stopped dead in her tracks regarding a new show she was producing/creating for CBS called Quean, about a hot, dark computer hacker chick. Why, you ask? Well, it seems that monts ago lawyers behding the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo filed a suit claiming “Quean” bared way too much resembelence to their movie. After copious re-writes, CBS greenlit the project, but the “Dragon” lawyers still said no.
The show was officially axed on Monday. Oh well….The Real L Word season 3 should be coming our way soon, right? And WHY am I not on it??
Brentwood GSA students, advisors (me!) and friends featured on Pride Parade website!
Keywords: li pride, long island pride parade, brentwood gsa
Today while researching the very promising and awesome sounding upcoming Long Island Pride parade, I was totally psyched to see my face – and group – on the screen!
Last year I was a co-advisor for the Brentwood Gay Lesbian Straight Alliance along with two other amazing teachers and a huge group of very brave, very cool students! Since I was performing in the parade, I was able to get some scholarship money from a parade committee member and register the Brenwwood group for the first time ever!
(It’s me! On my screen! At Starbucks!)
Marching in the parade with the students and my partner was exhilarating, inspiring and super fun! There are BIG things in store for the parade this year now the The GLBT Service Network is running the parade! And we here at www.wePRIDEny.com will have some BIG pride announcements for you coming up weekly! (Including one really good one!) Stay tuned and make sure you come on down to Huntington on Saturday June 9th at 1pm for the parade, then walk down to Heckscher Park for an amazing concert and vendors to follow! Check out their great site. www.lipride.org for more info!
Ill definitely see you there! Come say “hi”!
Meryl and Sting and James Taylor – OH MY!
Keywords: the wizard of oz, meryl streep, sting, elton john, james taylor, carnegie hall concert, channing tatum, jennifer hudson, vince gill, roseanne cash, bruno mars
On Tuesday at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Elton John, Meryl Streep, Sting and James Taylor performed a song from The Wizard of Oz at the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund! Elton was the lion, Meryl as Dorothy, Sting as The Tin Man and James Taylor (who i LOVE LOVE LOVE!) as the Scarecrow. How adorable and amazing! I wonder if Sir Elton and Meryl had it out to play Dorothy! Ha!
Other performers that night included Bryn Terfel, Rosanne Cash , Vince Gill , Bruno Mars, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Hudson and more! Check out Elton jamming with Channing!
E! Online reports that “while singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” John was seen gyrating—yes, bumping and grinding—with a Liza Minnelli-in-Cabaret-inspired Channing.
As if that wasn’t enough, Elton even squeezed a piece of Tatum’s tush with a nice, fat pinch. Jealous? Yeah, us too.
My existential dilemma over Target, Lady Gaga & Raincoats.
Keywords: target, rain coat, raincoats, rainbow, ugly, lady gaga, marketing, commercial, boycott
Let me start by saying that I am a fan of Target, however it has been a long road. Much of this begins with my passionate dislike for the self-proclaimed ”monster”, Lady Gaga. While I respect her talent and hard work, I do not enjoy listening to her over-produced music. In addition, I believe that Gaga, while helping to advance the Gay Rights movement, is really just a marketing monster who realized the beautiful way in which she could cash in on a community that she forces herself upon, while not actually being a public rainbow card carrying member – but more on that later. (DON’T tell me she is bisexual…Have you ever seen or heard of her publicly discussing a relationship she has had with a woman? ……I didnt think so.)
So, when Gaga led the mission to take down Targets secret history of donating to “family” groups (i.e. hate groups that fight against gay rights), I was happy that her media monster would bring light to the fact that this is not okay. Especially from a store that the gay population seems to love. (Who do you think came up with the nickname “Tar-jay“?)
I liked her message. What I didn’t like it that it was coupled with a boycott of what else…her album.
Anyhow, I digress. And while I am thankful that Lady Gaga brought attention to Target, I couldn’t help but be disappointed knowing I funded hate. Then, this winter my girlfriend and I got called into a casting for a National Target commercial and print ad featuring actual gay and lesbian couples. This was most likely additional damage control and at attempt to apologize for past crimes-against-gays after releasing an almost all-Caucasian “It Gets Better” Video. My girl and I were excited to be a part of something so pivotal and important for gay rights. Plus, the money was going to be siiiiiick! And while we didn’t get the part, we did get cast as stand-bys! We wanted to hate Target for a while, but started going back. It’s like a vortex, yall.
However after seeing this offensive display of very ugly raincoats today, I think I am going to take a break again!
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