Good morning, Brewbies! It’s Friday! You did it! To celebrate your success in making it to the weekend, here, have a baby panda!
That little guy is Xiao Liwu, who made his debut at the San Diego Zoo yesterday! And guess what, you can watch his whole silly day live on the zoo’s PandaCam!
A couple of pranksters clowning on Chick-fil-A’s homophobia created a Trade in Your Homosexuality for a Free Chicken Sandwich Coupon (“offer only applies to persons currently choosing to be gay”), which they actually managed to redeem at a restaurant for some free food. But then they found out that even the most delicious waffle fries in the world can’t cure gayness.
You can check out a high-res version of the full color coupon over at BuzzFeed’s new LGBT vertical.
The New York Times has published a thorough, insightful piece about the ever-evolving gender and identity politics of queer people in America. Titled “Generation LGBTQIA,” the article takes a look at the culture of otherness on liberal arts college campuses across the country.
It’s a good read. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the article in the comments.
Rev. Louie Giglio, the pastor who was tapped to deliver the benediction at President Obama‘s second inauguration, has backed out of the ceremony after Think Progress reported on some anti-gay comments he made back in the ’90s. (Weirdly enough, I actually used to go to this guy’s church.)
On the other end of the spectrum, Mary J. Blige recently told an interviewer who asked how she reconciled her Christianity with her pro-gay sentiments: “I’m not God.” She continued:
The Advocate has released its annual list of Gayest Cities in America. This year’s winner: Tacoma, WA.
And finally, super gay Chris Colfer made my heart grow three sizes when he name-checked “Klainers” and “Gleeks” at the People’s Choice Awards this week while fawning all over Ellen, but then he went and said a thing about Harry Potter and superheros that will make me love him for all time.
Today in lesbian-ish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller (Current 9 a.m.), D.E.B.S. (Logo 11 a.m.), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Our Idiot Brother (Showtime 6:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Kids Are All Right (HBO Zone 7:10 p.m.), Buffy marathon (Logo 8 p.m.), A Family Is a Family Is a Family (HBO Family 8:45 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Portlandia “Nina’s Birthday” (IFC 10 p.m.)
Have a lovely weekend, y’all.