Chris Kluwe, gay inauguration, Crate & Barrel
Watch video of NFL punter bringing his cockmonster to “Colbert Report,” Obama picks first gay and first Latino inaugural poet, home store features male couple in 2013 catalogue, watch teen’s prize-winning spoken word performance about lesbian moms, and more LGBT headlines.
Openly gay man tapped as Obama’s inaugural poet. Writer Richard Blanco follows in some big footsteps like Robert Frost and Maya Angelou when he reads at the ceremony and becomes the first Latino, first openly gay, and at 44 the youngest, poet to ever receive the honor.
Gay couple cozies up in Crate & Barrel catalog. Singing to its choir, the upscale homegoods retailer invites its January Inspiration 2013 customers to join their models in the Us & Always section (second photo) to “spend a Saturday night at home, cooking together, dining together. Music, candlelight, and a good bottle of wine, and you can have the table as long as you like.”
Jackie Collins: Why all 29 books include gay characters. The always fabulous best-selling author (third photo) talks about her newest book that includes a gay Latin singing sensation. Turns out, every one of her pulp escapist novels has a gay guy in honor of her close personal school friend who committed suicide over his coming out struggle.
Local administrator won’t even forward gay Eagle Scout approval. A local board voted unanimously to go against Boy Scouts of America rules and recommend gay teen Ryan Andresen for Eagle status. But the chapter staff executive won’t pass it on, so the BSA is using his refusal to say the local chapter didn’t actually defy its gay ban.
Indiana could write ban on gay marriage into its constitution. The state’s Republican leaders are waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to see any impact it has on such a measure. But a push to get it done in both houses of the legislature is underway. They already overwhelmingly passed a constitutional ban once but are required to do so twice before sending it to voters for final approval.
Chris Kluwe defends his gay marriage support on “Colbert.” The Minnesota Vikings punter (bottom photo) takes advantage of his time off from the game – courtesy a playoffs loss – to pursue his celebrity status as a gay ally with a foul-mouthed sense of humor and as someone who can handle Stephen Colbert’s rapid-fire comedy style. Watch:
Son does lesbian moms proud as spoken word winner. The annual Snap Judgement contest saw an unlikely performance by 15-year-old Noah St. John. Even more unlikely is how he beat out the competition to win Performance of the Year. Whether you cry from the story he spins or out of swelling pride, you’re going to need a tissue:
Blanco photo by New York Times; catalogue photo from Crate & Barrel; Collins photo by Out; Kluwe photo via Comedy Central
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