Two years ago Sizzler patron Liza Friedlander was viciously attacked by the restaurant’s staff at their Queens, New York location for being gay. Good news, a New York judge has awarded Friedlander $25,000, citing the restaurant violated state law by allowing her to be discriminated against.
Friedlander said, “I was attacked and threatened by people yelling terrible anti-LGBT slurs, throwing things at me and threatening to sexually assault me. On that day, I felt helpless, humiliated and frightened, but today I’m so proud that I stood up and did something about it. No one should have to go through a nightmare like that.” After Friedlander’s victory, the staff attorney for Lambda Legal, Natalie Chin, who repped Friedlander issued a statement saying, “Businesses are not exempt from treating LGBT people with dignity and respect.”
Singer Carrie Underwood recently announced her support for marriage equality and, as a result, was treated to a slew of anti-gay tweets. Today GLAAD launched a #SupportCarrie campaign on Twitter. GLAAD is asking that we all show our support by tweeting to Carrie (@carrieunderwood) using #supportcarrie.
On a lighter note, get ready for Ice Age 4: Continental Drift starring Queen Latifah, Heather Morris and Wanda Sykes.
Out actress Amber Heard gave the death stare while on the red carpet for Montblanc international gala in Beijing, China.
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Ultra-conservative Michigan mayor Janice Daniels shared her whacked out opinion that the dangers of the “homosexual lifestyle” are akin to the dangers of smoking cigarettes. Really? I thought homosexuality caused happiness while cigarettes caused lung cancer.
Rumor has it The Avengersthree-hour director’s cut might be heading to the big screen. Will you go see the director’s cut if it is released in theaters? With Scarlett Johansson on the bill, I have a feeling my wife will be dragging me to see this flick whether I want to or not.
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Mark your calendars! Next Tuesday, June 19, Evita, Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back In the Habit will be available on Blu-ray.
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3 Ways‘ Maile Flanagan is currently working her comedic magic in Northern California.