Saturday, May 31, 2014

June Official Gay Pride Month; Michael Arden Out Actor On Charlie Sheen Show; Jim Parsons on Sheldon

June Official Gay Pride Month

The President has officially dedicated the month of June to Gay Pride. With that, a call to end all  discrimination in the US followed.

 'Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month,' he said.

‘I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.'

You can read more here.

I never thought I would see a US president do that in my lifetime.

Please don't comment with politics on this one. It's not a political issue up for discussion it's a declaration by the President. I don't get into politics on the blog, and please don't mistake me for Dr. Phil. Someone did that recently on Facebook and he'll think twice before he does it again (smile).

Michael Arden Out Actor On Charlie Sheen Show

It's getting harder to post about positive topics lately. But I think this type of piece is interesting just for the sheer fact that it talks about an openly gay actor on a TV sitcom...or rather another openly gay actor.

Actor Michael Arden plays a gay character on Anger Management where Charlie Sheen is his anger management therapist.

'I get to play a gay character which I love and get to be a guy who is bit of an asshole, a self-centered asshole,' Arden tells Gay Star News.

 'I get to exercise that part of my make-up at work then my boyfriend doesn't have to deal with it at home.'

You can read more here. Arden's boyfriend is best known for Smash and they both work on different coasts.

I haven't seen Anger Management, but I'm going to make a point to see it now. I'm curious about Arden's role, and I've always had this minor gay for you crush on Charlie Sheen. It's the bad boy thing.

Jim Parsons on Sheldon

I've been amazed at how huge The Big Bang sitcom has become in the last year. Tony is a dedicated fan and records so many episodes it fills up my DVR to the limit sometimes. Jim Parsons, who plays the emotionless Sheldon on the show, recently talked about his character.

‘I was 33 when I started the show and I'd never done anything in the public eye before. But I do feel I had a decent handle on who I was when all the s**t hit the fan, in the best of ways,’ he told Metro.

There's more here.  I thought he was in his late twenties. You can also see Parsons in the HBO feature film this month about AIDS in the early years, in The Normal Heart.




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