Just when you thought Lady Gaga had maxed out on awesome, she goes and launches a national campaign to help homeless LGBT youths.
Kidnap all the Commissioner Gordons you want, Lady Gaga; just never stop being you.
The Huffington Post got a little googly-eyed over Rachel Maddow today. Columist Joan E. Dowlin called Maddow a "rock star," and took at shot at explaining why she’s so popular. She even touched on her sexuality:
A voice for the gays that comes out of the prettiest face — and don’t worry: Dowlin mentions that as well.
I don’t watch The Real World, but I am super-duper familiar with this season’s Ryan thanks to Movieline’s articles "25 Things to Hate About Ryan, The Real World’s Worst Cast Member." And "25 More Insane Qualities Ryan Exhibited on Last Night’s Real World." And "5 More Things to Hate About Ryan from The Real World."
Last week Ryan went on a homophobic rampage on Twitter. (I’m not going to link to it because I don’t want to give voice to that kind of hate-speech, but you can Google it and find the content in a gazillion places if you want.) GLAAD swooped in faster than Batman and demanded an apology, which MTV swiftly coerced out of him:
GLAAD also scheduled a meeting with MTV to talk about the dangers of airing those kinds of anti-LGBT sentiments.
You know how I like to combat hateful Tweets? With Tweets like this one:
We miss you too, Sarah Shahi, but it’s good to see that you’re still sleeping with that teddy bear we sent you.
P.S. when I Google image-ed "sarah shahi teddy bear," this is what I got:
See what just happened? You are either so turned by Shahi on or so creeped out by Teddy Ruxpin, that you have already forgotten about Real World Ryan.
In case you missed it yesterday, The View‘s Elisabeth Hasselbeck has some well-researched opinions about why some women come out later in life. (Spoiler alert: It’s because older men go for younger women, so there are no viable penises (peni?) left.)
Onto sweeter things: Jane Lynch is in love with her new wife. I mean like in love, in love. Like the kind of in love that makes the six year old inside of you point your finger at your throat and go, "Gag me with a spoon!". Lynch talked to New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog this week about Glee, about her 2007 comedy I Do & I Don’t, and also about something else. What was it? Oh, right: her wife.
Sigh. Swoon. Oh, er — I mean, gag.
Funny or Die is at it again, this time with a parody video of M.I.A.‘s “Paper Planes.”
And finally, public relations firm The Access Point has ranked the most influential female voices on the web, and would you just take a look at number nine:
The ranking system takes into account things like Google rank and audience engagement and the frequency with which original content is shared over various forms of social media. What does that mean? Well, it means that we — you (the readers) and us (the writers) — have worked together to push a lesbian and bi-related site into the top ten most influential places on the whole female internet! That is huge for queer visibility! Thank you for helping us make it happen!
After last night’s Pretty Little Liars, I had an all-time record number of requests to make Bianca Lawson today’s Afternoon Delight. As always, your wish is my command.
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