A quick roundup of this week’s gay happenings…
Video of the Week: Remember the black hunk from the faux-Doritos commercial that got a lot of coverage right before the Super Bowl? Well, he’s an out gay personal trainer named George King and here he is talking with NoMoreDownLow.tv about the “controversy” and how he came to be in the video.
The big news over the past couple weeks has been the civil war that’s broken out in Egypt. A major breakthrough came today when the much hated President Hosni Mubarak finally decided to step down. Early this week, however, we got a gay look inside the protests from a young gay blogger known only as Ice Queer, who’s also been making his rounds in the press to tell his story and the story of gay Egyptians and how they’re being affected in all of this.
Gay Bashing Report: Alabama woman beaten at a bar for being gay. A fire destroys a gay couples’ home, police may be too quick to overrule hate crime allegations. Man receives 111-year sentence for transgender woman’s murder. Bullying victim Nadin Khoury gets surprise of his life on The View.
Speaking of Gaga, a Web site has popped up based off her new song Born This Way. At BornThisWayBlog.com gay adults can submit photos “that capture them, innocently, showing the beginnings of their innate LGBT selves.” The site is way too adorable to pass up.
Apparently Ugandans aren’t the only ones not allowed being gay in Uganda. UK radio DJ Scott Mills had to flee the country after he revealed that he was gay to Ugandan political official David Bahati while filming his new project, The World’s Worst Place to be Gay.
Kathy Griffin is taking her popular D-List shtick to Broadway. She’s got two Emmy, a Grammy nomination, and now in Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony she’s hoping for another piece of hardware. What’s next? Kathy Griffin: The Movie for Oscar Consideration.
If kids like this keep popping up, then I think our future is looking pretty bright.
Harvard Law Review elects first openly gay president.
Keith Olbermann update: he’s heading to Current TV.
One Life to Live: homophobic or misunderstood?
Debra Messing (of Will & Grace fame) has singed on to star on a new NBC pilot called Smash, a drama about a woman (Messing) and a gay man (yet to be cast) who are trying to mount an ambitious Broadway musical. Basically it’s Will & Grace on Broadway. I can’t wait!
Out promoting his new film, Hall Pass, Jason Sudeikis chats with The Advocate about his gay roles on Saturday Night Live.
Remember the amazing mother who hit the news wire after she let her son dress up like Daphne from Scooby Doo? She’s baaaaack! And I’m falling in love with her all over again.
Photo of the Week: Chick-fil-A was brought to task in the press recently for their support of organizations who’ve actively fought against gay marriage. (Here’s comedian Bryan Safi’s hilariously take on the subject.) The below sign was found in various locations near West Virginia University this week re-igniting the controversy. No one is sure yet who has posted the signs or what group they’re affiliated with.