Afternoon Delight: Ellen and Sia go purple for Spirit Day, a look at Kate Beckinsale in “Contraband”

Happy birthday to LGBT supporter (and Kyle Minogue’s sister) Dannii Minogue! Dannii is the only artist to ever perform at two consecutive Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.

X Factor judge and professional curmudgeon Simon Cowell gave props to Lady Gaga during an interview with the L.A. Times. Cowell said, "This last 12 months, 24 months, has seen one of the most radical changes in pop music I’ve ever seen in my life. It all started with Lady Gaga. It’s created this new kind of power pop star." Yes Simon, we’re here, we’re queer, get used to it!

If you have $100 burning in your pocket, consider purchasing these super-gay "Over The Rainbow Wedge Heels." Be honest — am I the only person who likes them?

Lindsay Lohan has making headlines again with her endless legal troubles, but did you know that the out actress donated $50K to the children’s charity The Baby and I Foundation? The program provides assistance to "economically at-risk expectant mothers ages 14-24 in the Metro-Atlanta area."  Way to go, Lindsay!

Mattel has partnered with Tokidoki and created a limited edition tattooed up "Tokidoki Barbie" doll. What do you think of Barbie’s new look? p.s. I’m scared of her dog.

We previously reported on the Clinton Foundation’s "A Decade of Difference" Gala but I forgot to include a picture of bisexual Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie. I think she looks stunning.

Underworld‘s Kate Beckinsale teams up with Mark Wahlberg and Giovanni Ribisi for the thriller Contraband. There doesn’t seem to be anything gay about this film but Beckinsale sure is cute!

Contraband his theaters in the U.S. January 13, 2012.

Out model Jenny Shimizu stars in the GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) Fashion Forward promo. The annual fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. And, if I dare say, Shimizu looks smoking hot!

Out singer Sia is having a "purplefit!" for Spirit Day. Gosh, she’s adorable.

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Ellen DeGeneres celebrates Spirit Day, too. Are you wearing purple?

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