Joseph Gordon-Levitt, gay Gandhi, out Olympics
Gay love song video to actor goes viral, India quashes Gandhi letters that imply guru was gay, Team Gay roster of London Olympians, Jimmie “JJ” Walker: gay marriage isn’t “dy-no-mite,” hockey star threatens gay players, and more LGBT headlines.
• Anti-gay Colorado propaganda misuses gay couple’s engagement photo. A doctored photo of married New Jersey couple Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere made its way into a anti-gay campaign mailing (top photo) from the hate group the Public Advocate for the United States in Colorado. The couple is looking into how to exact retribution.
• A handful of out gay Olympians. Check out profiles of Olympics competitors from Megan Rapinoe to Matthew Mitcham (second photo) that give us something extra to cheer about while all eyes are on London.
• Letters squelched that might prove Gandhi was gay. To stop an auction that would have made private letters public, the Indian government paid $1.3 million for correspondence between the legendary guru and another man purported to be his lover. Analysts ponder, “If Gandhi was gay, let’s not get our loincloths in a bunch” and “the real cost of censoring Gandhi’s legacy.”
• Jimmie “Good Times” Walker: I’m against gay marriage, but it should be passed. The comedian (third photo) who played “JJ” with the catch phrase “Dy-no-mite!” doesn’t think marriage for gay couples is morally right, but he says it “should be passed because the battle is not worth the war. The gay lobby is very loud.”
• Gay priest rails on Minnesota marriage amendment. In a sermon gone viral, Bob Pierson says that the Catholic principle of “freedom of individual conscience” – which is to be held above the opinion of the Pope – compels people to vote against an amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution.
• Comic-Con: Gay characters enjoying new prominence, acceptance. T-shirts featuring “Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny,” “Wuvable Oaf,” and even Superman and Batman in snug Underoos, capes and chef’s aprons — but not much else — are featured at the Prism Comics booth — the unofficial hub of LGBTs at the convention.
• Hockey star threatens gay players, quickly backsteps. The New Jersey Devils’ Cam Janssen almost immediately apologized for joking during an Internet radio show that, “if he’s suckin’ cock, he’s gettin’ his ass kicked.”
• A dirty little gay love song for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Comedian and singer-songwriter Mat Burrow wrote this ode to the “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises” actor (bottom photo) that had Burrow’s gays tittering so much that they put together an impromptu performance video for the world to see. Let it put a giggle into your Monday:
Propaganda photo from Inquisitor; Mitcham photo via Advocate; Walker photo by CNN; Gordon-Levitt photo from The Basement
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