One of the things I enjoy about LGBT news lately are the names I see of people I never heard of and know absolutely nothing about. Blake Skjellerup is one of those names, and his husband, Saul Carrasco, is another.
Evidently, BS is an Olympic skater and SC is a designer. From what it sounds like here they made all of their wedding plans in public, on instagram, and they finally settled on Hawaii.
There's a question and answer and this is an excerpt:
Was the timing influenced by the Supreme Court’s decision about marriage equality?
No, I can’t say it was. We live in New York where Marriage Equality has existed for some time now, and I am from New Zealand where marriage equality passed into law back in 2013. Getting married is important to us, and we are very grateful to those that have fought so hard for us to have the freedom.
You can read the rest here. Not sure if they'll be posting honeymoon updates on social media. But I would assume that's next. It's seems to be the trend with some people.
Gay Pride Meme Outrage
I posted about this on social media and I received more than a few interesting comments...many from gay men. Some were on the fence about it, others supported it, and some were not so thrilled about it.
With this photo, I think it's important to understand that it's not a new image. It was done about ten years ago.
This is from the photographer:
When I took this picture almost ten years ago, it never, never occurred to me that it would someday come to symbolize the victory we are celebrating today. Congratulations to all of us! Love to you all.
You can read the rest here. For me it's a part of gay culture that symbolizes many things, among them equality for the men and women who served in the military that were gay.
Magic Mike Shocker from Sam Kalidi
Sam Kalidi is a comedian I've posted about here before. I follow him on Twitter and I never know what to expect. In some cases I can't even retweet, even though I think the tweet is hysterical. He can get away with some things that I could never think about getting away with.
Kalidi put together a meme which is a parody of the new Magic Mike sequel.
Editor’s note: We’ve asked online comedian, voice actor and chest hair model Sam Kalidi to create a new meme each week for Queerty readers. This week he looks forward to the continuation of a certain stripper movie franchise. Sam looks forward to all your hate mail.
You can check that out here. The comments, as you would imagine, are mixed and range from people complaining about fat-shaming to praise. Once again, a PERFECT example of how some people don't understand parody.
A PG rated Mainstream Romance