‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Comes Out As Gay

March 12, 2014 by  
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Beloved Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn has an extensive gay following – and he’s okay with that. In fact, he plays for the same team, according to a new interview with Winter Is Coming, an online news source for the Game of Thrones fan community.

When propositioned to respond to the rumor mill that he was seen as a “bear of a treat” by gay fans of the franchise, Nairn opened up the glass closet and walked right through.

“Well, in all honesty, when you talk about ‘the gay community,’ you are talking about MY community,” the actor stated. “I AM aware of it yeah, and I think it’s really lovely. There’s not a day that I don’t get a few messages, but 99 percent or more are super sweet and nothing smutty at all! Again, it’s a privilege, and I really mean that.”

In fact, Nairn told the reporter: “I’ve never hidden my sexuality from anyone, my whole life in fact, and I’ve been waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview, [because] it’s not something you just blurt out. I’ve tried to lead the questions a few times, to no avail!”

Reactions from the cast and crew of Game of Thrones meant little to Nairn – not because he didn’t care, but because he felt it was none of their business anyway.

“I had an upbringing to respect other people’s privacy, and their right to be and choose what they want, and I expect, no, demand no less for myself. It’s a very small part of who I am on the whole, but nonetheless, in this day and age, it’s important to stand up and be counted. I have and always will stand my ground. So, yeah, people have been great, on the show, but I don’t see why it would be an issue,” he said.

Welcome to the club, Nairn! Here’s your toaster! [Insert proverbial toaster here…]

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Lindsay Lohan Ignites Lesbian Rumors With Keith Richards’ Daughter

February 26, 2014 by  
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It seemed like Lindsay Lohan threw in the lesbian towel after her tumultuous relationship with celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson, but she got the rumors started again after she posted an Instagram picture seductively cuddling with Keith Richards’ daughter, Alexandra Richards.

Lohan is looking seductively at the camera showing off a bra strap and diamond ring with Richards behind her almost kissing her shoulder. It was captioned: @wolfyrichards @rushzimmerman #snowedinn #quiche #foxwhole.

In January Lohan claimed she was single after being linked to model Christian Arno Williams.

Last year Lohan claimed that despite her relationship with Ronson, she knows she’s straight. But who knows, do you pose with your friends like that?

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Top 10 Fabulous Celebrities that Came Out In the Last Year

February 25, 2014 by  
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This last year has been a big coming out year for athletes and celebrities.  With every coming out story we get one step closer to an understanding and a common movement toward equality.  Last night’s reception in Los Angeles for Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete to play in North America’s four professional sports, was supportive and embracing as the Laker crowd stood and applauded when he stepped onto the court.

Here are the fabulous and beautiful top 10 celebrities that came out in 2013/2014

Ellen Page

2014-Ellen Page revealed she is a lesbian in a moving speech at the Human Right’s Campaign Time to Thrive event.

Michael Sam

2014- Michael Sam, a defensive lineman from Missouri came out in interviews with ESPN and the New York Times.

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2013- Actress Maria Bello came out in a New York Times piece entitled Coming out as a modern family. 

Robin Roberts

2013- Robin Roberts, Good Morning America anchor came out in a Facebook post last year thanking her “long time girlfriend.”

Bob Harper

2013- Bob Harper, personal trainer on The Biggest Loser comes out as gay to help a contestant through struggles.

Victor Garber

2013- Actor Victor Garber, best known for his roles in Deception and Titanic addressed his same-sex partner in a new interview last year.  It should be noted that he originally mentioned his partner in a 2012 interview with Canada’s Forever Young News.  

Jenna Wolf

2013- Today’s show Jenna Wolf came out on air and announced she is having a baby with her partner Stephanie Gosk.

tom daley

2013-Tom Daley, 19-year-old British diving star who won an Olympic Bronze medal, came out in a You Tube video announcing that he is in a relationship with a man.

Matt Dallas

2013- Abc Family Actor, Matt Dallas came out in a tweet revealing he is happily engaged to his boyfriend.

Raven Symone

2013- Actress Raven-Symone came out on Twitter announcing that she can finally get married.

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Two-Time Olympian Dedicates His Medal To Gay Friends

August 30, 2013 by  
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Two-time U.S. Olympian Nick Symmonds not only won a silver medal in the 800 meter race last week at the IAFF World Athletics Championships in Moscow, but he decided todedicate his medal to his gay and lesbian friends.

The Olympian became the first to “to openly criticize Russia’s controversial anti-gay law on the country’s soil.”

Russia’s anti-gay laws, prohibiting “homosexual propaganda,” have been causing a lot of controversy considering the country is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Even president Obama is upset with Russia’s laws, but thinks it’s unfair to boycott the Olympics.

“We’ve got a bunch of Americans that are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed,” he said. “Nobody’s more offended than me by some of the anti-gay and -lesbian legislation that we’ve been seeing in Russia

Symmonds said he would do all he could for the LGBT community short of getting arrested.

“As much as I can speak out about it, I believe that all humans deserve equality as however God made them,” Symmonds said. “Whether you’re gay, straight, black, white, we all deserve the same rights. If there’s anything I can do to champion the cause and further it, I will, shy of getting arrested.”

Symmonds seems to be true to his word. While he wanted to wear a rainbow flag during his race, the Russian government made it clear they would throw him in jail.

“I’m trying to tread that fine line of being respectful as a guest in this country and also speaking against some serious injustices that I see,” he said. “As adamant as I am about this issue, I don’t know what me sitting in jail is good for.”

Symmonds will stay civil during his races, but as he explained in a column for Runner’s World, his gay and lesbian friends will stay in his heart.

“I will say now what I said before the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, when people asked me how I felt competing in a foreign country with questionable human rights standards: The playing field is not a place for politics. In a world rife with never-ending political battles, let the playing field be where we set aside our differences and compete for national pride and the love of sport.

“If I am placed in a race with a Russian athlete, I will shake his hand, thank him for his country’s generous hospitality, and then, after kicking his ass in the race, silently dedicate the win to my gay and lesbian friends back home. Upon my return, I will then continue to fight for their rights in my beloved democratic union.”

 

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Catie Curtis Becomes Brand Ambassador for TomboyX

June 5, 2013 by  
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After a successful Kickstarter campaign and gaining a strong consumer presence, TomboyX has launched their online curated store, but also recently partnered with Boston singer-songwriterCatie Curtis.

“We are incredibly excited to have Catie Curtis as the first brand ambassador for TomboyX,” said Fran Dunaway, CEO of Tomboy Exchange. “She’s a creative, talented woman who has never been afraid to stand up for what she believes in.”

The New Yorker dubbed her a folk-rock goddess and according to TomboyX she’s strong, smart and awesome – the perfect TomboyX woman.

“Sometimes I feel like an impostor in the women’s department, with its frills, flowers and bows–while men’s clothes don’t fit me either,” said Catie.” I’m so grateful to have discovered TomboyX where the clothing is made for women like me!”

Along with being a talented musician she is a role model. Catie started the “Aspire to Inspire” initiative to provide funding to the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). The Foundation helps raise funds to purchase instruments for young musicians who can’t afford to buy their own.

As her music progresses to inspire, so does her Philanthropy. After benefit concerts for Americans United for Separation of Church and State in 2012, Catie and a group of well known comedians took on a music video for Voices United 2– including Jane Lynch from Glee.

Look for Catie’s collaboration with TomboyX when the TomboyX Original Collection launches in July.

 

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The Next Sounds: Electric Guest

March 17, 2012 by  
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By Sierra Drucker

In the musical era of a major soul re-emergence, Electric Guest come across with a fresh new spin on the genre. Blending it ever so slightly with indie rock and a tinge of hip pop flavor, this Los Angeles duo burst onto the scene with a killer debut.

It’s kind of impossible not to fall in love with their single “This Head I Hold.”  It’s catchy, effortlessly stylized, modern and yet tinged with an indiscriminate feeling of nostalgia for the musical decades of yore.  From the layered and flowing instrumentation, to those super smooth falsetto vocals, this tune offers a little slice of cultivated perfection.

So who are the masterminds behind it all?  Singer Asa Taccone, along with his uber-talented multi-instrumentalist bandmate Matthew Compton, has been busy behind the scenes producing hits for brother Jorma Taccone’s novelty project, The Lonely Island (as made famous by Andy Samberg and Saturday Night Live).  Asa’s brother just happened to be longtime friends with the one and only Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse).  After hearing some of Asa’s songs, Burton knew he wanted to be a part of this passion project.

You can really hear that signature Danger Mouse sound on the track “American Daydream.”  Take a listen and watch Asa completely lose his s&*t in their first official video, directed by Jorma Taccone.

Nearly six years and one stress-induced episode of shingles later, Electric Guest has a Danger Mouse-produced full length, and a shiny new label deal with Downtown/Fontana Records.

You can look forward to hearing their full length debut, Mondo, when it is released April 24th. In the meantime, if you’re in the area, make sure to grab your tickets to see them live!

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The Tourist Premiere

December 7, 2010 by  
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Republicans Fear Undercounting in Census

April 6, 2010 by  
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By: Tom Butts

Some Republicans are worried that an anti-government surge among conservatives will lead to lower participation in the U.S. census, which they fear could reduce the number of Republican seats in Congress and state legislatures.  Conservative activists this year have argued it is unconstitutional for the census to ask anything beyond the number of people in a household. This year’s census form also seeks information on race, gender and age, among other things, and filling it out is required by law.  The census has asked similar questions for decades.  Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who is admired by many tea-party activists and ultra-conservatives, has said she will refuse to provide information about anything except the number of people in her household.

Okay…after reading the above on Fox News’s website…yes, I sometimes force myself to read the tabloids…

I was thinking, “why is it that we’ve had the Census every ten years and just in 2010 people are questioning it and doing the conspiracy thing?”  I figured it out.  In 1970, 1980 and 1990 we had Republican Presidents –no need to protest.  In 2000 we were still talking about Bill Clinton’s blowjob, so I think Republicans forgot to protest queue 2010.  A President “of color” and a Tea Party that still makes me smirk when I see their outfits and misspelled protest posters make a perfect recipe for people who are afraid to be counted.

To be honest, I don’t even know where to begin with Michelle Bachmann. I’ll just wait for her next fuck up that makes this look petty.  I’m sure this will happen soon.

I was going to launch into the idea that people who are so worried about this should just move to Northern Idaho, but I think I’ll take it one step further.  I will quote my conservative friends (yes, I have a few) and say what they said to me when I was whining about GW Bush “why don’t you just move to Canada?”  That feels really good; I’ll repeat myself.  “Why don’t you just move to Canada?”  Of course, I don’t think Canada wants these close-minded fools and their tea bags, so perhaps they need to find a nice country where prejudice, stupidity and ignorance are welcome.  Is there such a place?

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Welcome To Crazy Land

By: Tony Tripoli

Dealing with your parents as an adult can be even trickier than when you were a kid. And, some of us certainly do better than others. Since I am a stand-up comic, I talk about my folks on stage, so, you can imagine some of the fun conversations we’ve had as a result.

I just finished a run of my one man show, TONY TRIPOLI : I SHIT MY PANTS! (An evening of sophisticated stand up), and for my Father’s birthday, he wanted to come to L.A., and see the show.

You are probably looking at your computer right now, yelling: “Don’t do it, Moron”, but I cannot hear you, and this was a week ago, so shut up. Besides, you’re the one yelling at your computer, so, maybe you’re the moron.

So, I flew Dad in last weekend. I got him a hotel, and on the way to check in, he starts:

Dad: I don’t need a hotel, Son.

Me: It’ll be better.

Dad: But, I can just stay at your place.

Me: This is better.

Dad: I’ll just sleep on the couch.

Me: This is better.

Dad: That way, I’ll be there in the morning when you wake up, and we’ll have so much more time together.

Me: This is better for ME.

And…..Silence.

I took him to the hotel.

That night, we went to the Arclight to see a movie, which he chose. The film was called “Chloe”, and since Julianne Moore was the star, I was totally in, in spite of not knowing anything else about it. I’ll try not to ruin it, but, it’s a big piece of crap, and you should skip it. Basically, Julianne suspects her husband, Liam Neeson is cheating, so she hires a hooker, Amanda Seyfried, to hit on him, and report back. Good idea, but, it quickly unravels into a straight man’s idea of how female sexuality works, and Julianne gets so jealous of her husband’s encounters with Amanda, she seduces Amanda, and they have this really long, very naked, lesbian sex scene that no gay guy should have to watch sitting next to his straight father, okay?!

The next day, Dad came to see my show, which is an hour and a half of stand up. Lots of naughty dating stories, and more than one tale of having an accident in my pants. Really, I think the Pulitzer folks will be calling me any day…

My father laughed a lot, and told me he was very proud afterward, which is so sweet.

Then, the next morning, as I drove him to the airport, he said “Son, I couldn’t sleep last night, thinking about something you said on stage”. Oh shit, I thought. Here it comes.

“You said that your parents don’t ‘get it’, and I just want you to know, I’m so sorry”.

My Dad is wonderful, you guys. He’s affectionate, caring, interested, and involved. And, when I speak, he really listens. Even if I’m on stage in a room full of strangers, telling poop jokes. He really is the greatest.

I explained that I was only making a little joke about how all adult children feel like there parents don’t ‘get it’ sometimes, but that I wasn’t trying to hurt his feelings, and I was glad he told me.

Dealing with your parents can be tricky, but, it’s always worth it. And, sometimes, just like when you were a kid, it makes you a better person.

Tony Tripoli

tonytripoli.com

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Mexico Marriage

March 12, 2010 by  
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By: Brandy Black

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Lol Kin Castaneda and Judith Vazquez made history on Thursday, March 11th, both in ivory dresses, they tied the knot.  Mexico City is first in Latin America to legalize gay marriage.  The couple and friends were ecstatic.  Congrats to Vasquez and Castaneda and to Mexico City.

[photo credit: BBC]

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