I'm going to tread lightly with this one. I promise I'll be good. I just have to get one comment out of the way first. Think about this question and its implications. If a white celebrity of privilege were asked who would he or she marry in the African American community because interracial marriage is now legal in many places...but still not all places as of this post...who would it be? Do you see where I'm going here? That would not only sound offensive and racist, it would sound dumb. And you can take any other minority and replace it with gay and it would sound as bad. Now, if they were asked who they would marry in general, no issue.
In any event, there was a grand new book launch in LA for something about gay wedding planning that seemed to have garnered more than a few C-list celebrities who may or may not have been out looking for a good free photo-op. That's not certain, but it's not unlikely either. A freebie is a freebie, these people would kill for attention, and PR people go to great lengths to get the word out. During this event someone from the gay press asked several of them who would they "gay marry" if they had a choice and many were quick to reply.
The article is written tongue in cheek.
Aww, straight people, they’re so cute. Look at how they have boyfriends and girlfriends, just like homos, but with the wrong gender!
Through a strange confluence of knowing the right people and being available at the right time, we found ourselves standing on a Los Angeles red carpet a few nights ago, in the presence of a bunch of straight allies who are also television celebrities. The occasion was the book launch for The Gay Groom’s Guide: To Planning Your Perfect Wedding (Without Losing Your Mind). Written by Robert Blackmon, the book is a compilation of brilliant tips and guidelines for getting hitched.
You can read the rest here.
Luke somebody or other on TV said this:
Luke Barnett decided, “well, I’m straight, but I’ve probably got a big man crush on Michael Fassbender.”
Notice how he made a point of telling us he's straight.
Just so you all know, and just so it's clear, I'm Ryan and well, I'm gay. There's nothing wrong with being straight. I really like those straight folks a lot. But it's just not my thing. I just wanted to add that so no one gives me weird looks.
Philly Gay Bash Victims Speak Out
I've been posting updates about the alleged gay bashing incident in Philadelphia in September and so far no one has commented much on it. The article to which I'm linking now has a few recent statements from the alleged victims. No one knows who the gay couple is, but spokespeople for them read a statement at the Bucks County Courthouse this week. (That's where I go to fill out voter registration forms, and other courtly things.)
The statement is strong:
'Everyone keeps saying that they are sorry this happened to us. But the truth is, we’re sorry. We feel sorry for our attackers - people who believed it was OK, cool, maybe even funny, to use two innocent individuals as their punching bags and not even have the decency to apologize. Words are powerful. A simple, I’m sorry, would’ve went a long way with us,' they stated.
The couple's statement added: 'You butchered my boyfriend’s beautiful face. You violated our rights. You jeopardized our health and safety in a city that we love and during a time where so much progress around human rights has been made. ... We are also determined to do everything in our power to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else again. 'It stops here. It stops today.
It stops now.'
Unfortunately, I can't help wondering about the irony here, with respect to the comment in the statement about how so much progress around human rights has been made. This is totally unrelated to the alleged gay bashing. It's just my opinion about equal rights in general. In many ways I've witnessed, first hand, the exact opposite effect from some people. They don't seem to be happy about this progress. If anything, they are filled with a deeper sense of hate for LGBTI people.
You can read more here.
Ellen's Hot Gardener Nude
I've been trying to avoid posting about Ellen's "hot" gardener all week because I wasn't sure it was worth the effort. I think I should trust my instincts more often.
I don't think this nude photo deal was leaked against anyone's wishes, at least I hope it wasn't. You never know these days. Ellen's gardener, Billy Reiliech, has nude photos on tumblr now. But I'm honestly not sure exactly how they got there and who identified them. Evidently, a few of the photos are not for public viewing.
UPDATE: We’ve removed two of the more revealing photos at the request of Reiliech. He wrote to Queerty to inform us the photos were taken years ago and were meant solely for the eyes of his girlfriend. He cited that the controversy might halt the career momentum he’s building lately and, of equal importance, his mother isn’t currently speaking to him. He said that otherwise he wouldn’t mind the exposure.
Does that make sense to anyone? He's a nice looking guy and he's got a great body and I don't see anyone knocking down his door to hear him sing, dance, or act.
You can read the rest of this here. Once again, the comments made me sane. Everyone else is as confused about this one as I am.
Glendora Hill: Too Hard to Handle
by Ryan Field
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