Last night Ali Davis emailed me and said, “You’re all over this interview segment of Jane Lynch on Rachel Maddow, yes?” And I was like, “Whaaaat?” Because I didn’t even know it was happening. Usually such a confluence of glory causes an atmospheric shift I can feel in my bones! This morning I watched the interview, and oh, it moved me. I mean, of course it’s smart and hilarious, but there’s something really poignant about two proud lesbian pop culture icons talking to each other about how shifting social culture promotes equality.
The truth behind that ten-minute conversation is why I do what I do at AfterEllen.com.
Earlier this week, Bridget McManus told us about Jay-Z coming out in full support of same-sex marriage. Well, yesterday, The Awl counted ten rap stars who have voiced their support for marriage equality:
Guys, Gaydar is an actual thing, according to Science. Yesterday, Gawker quoted a Public Library of Science study that asserts: “People are capable of correctly judging a person’s sexuality ‘with above-chance accuracy’ just by looking at their face.” Stats:
So all that Real Person Slash shipping you’ve been doing? Science says it’s research.
Well, it looks like President Obama‘s coming out is complete.
That’s pretty much exactly how my coming out went with my dad and step-mom, rainbow sparkle cake and everything.
Westboro Baptist Church was at it again last weekend on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka when a nine-year-old kid decided to teach them a lesson.
Counter-protesting before he even graduates elementary school. Way to be a hero, Josef Miles!
By the way, I think Zach Braff just invited us all over for a kegger!
I hope it’s a Garden State reunion rager and Natalie Portman shows up!