Pretty funny stuff, especially since it addresses self-hatred in government – you know, the politicians that vote against gay rights yet slum it in the bathrooms and hang with escorts – stuff like that.
Anyway, it’s kind of a funny approach – perfect in its campy style. You might even like it better than Gaga’s. Enjoy!
Here’s his 20/20 interview and he’s just so cool. I like how nonchalant he is about being gay, and I think that’s a good way to deliver it. As I believe T.R. Knight once said, and I’m paraphrasing here, “I’m gay but I hope that’s not the most interesting thing about me.” Just perfect.
And how hot is his mom?
Wow, I had no idea – I mean, why would I? I don’t know Chastity Bono, but I am still surprised.
I guess I just thought she (now he) was an out and proud lesbian, I guess there’s more to it now.
Congrats on making the brave choice, read more about it here.
The biggest duh moment of the day, he comes out. And guess what, that’s a great thing that people love him (or hate him) because of his musical abilities, showmanship, and overall style – not his sexuality. Here’s part of the interview from the upcoming Rolling Stone:
“I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I’m gay,” Lambert says in the new issue of Rolling Stone, hitting newsstands this week.
The flamboyant Idol singer hits our cover and bares all, talking about his childhood (”I started to realize I wasn’t like every other boy,” he says), the drug-fueled Burning Man epiphany that led him to AI (”I realized that we all have our own power, and that whatever I wanted to do, I had to make happen,” he tells RS) and his run on the show (”I was like, ‘I’m going to glue rhinestones on my eyelids, bitch!’ “). And yes, he talks about his sexuality. “Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, ‘I’m going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler,’ ” he tells us. “I didn’t want the Clay Aiken thing and the celebrity-magazine bullshit. I need to be able to explain myself in context.
“I’m proud of my sexuality,” Lambert adds. “I embrace it. It’s just another part of me.” Ultimately, however Lambert tells RS contributor Vanessa Grigoriadis that there are other parts of his life that he’s trying to keep front and center. “I’m trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader,” he says.
It’s a pretty strong statement for people that argue religion and tradition for reasons to not let gay people get married.
Thanks to Rambleredhead on Twitter for posting this.
The top bunk, wink wink. Hysterical though! If the video isn’t appearing, argh, then click here to see it. And check out this little quote from Adam, whom I think is fantastic, about Clay Aiken:
“I don’t know Clay,” Lambert told Access Hollywood Thursday. “I’m glad he’s getting headlines now though, because he wasn’t before.” ”If he wants to ride my coattails about it, good for him,” Lambert said before giving Aiken a thumbs-up sign. SNAP!
Moments ago, the California Supreme Court announced its deeply disappointing decision to uphold Proposition 8.
While we are pleased that the court recognized the legal marriages of the 18,000 same-sex couples married in 2008, we are saddened by the Prop 8 decision.
But we don’t have time to mourn the failure of the state court to restore marriage equality to California.
Last week, we asked our members to vote on which year — 2010 or 2012 — the Courage Campaign should support going back to the ballot to restore marriage equality. Your collective response was overwhelming – 82.5% support a 2010 ballot measure. As a result, the Courage Campaign is announcing today its strong support for a 2010 initiative, while respecting that partner organizations are still discussing and deliberating this very important question.
In response to the court’s decision, the Courage Campaign will hit the California airwaves in the next 72 hours with a 60-second TV ad version of “Fidelity” — the heartbreaking online video viewed by more than 1.2 million people, making it the most-watched video ever in the history of California politics.
We are launching this provocative new TV ad in the spirit of Harvey Milk’s call to “come out, come out wherever you are” and proudly tell the stories of the people most affected by the passage of Prop 8 — in moving images set to the beat of Regina Spektor’s beautiful song.
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So maybe you can’t appeal to anti-gay activists, but perhaps you can appeal to the money-grubbing side of them. I think that’s what Keith O. is trying to do. Go Keith!
He’s finally getting around to Taking Woodstock, which tackles the 1969 festival that’s “haunted” Lee for a decade. But back in 2007, reports Entertainment Weekly, he ran in to Elliot Tiber (who created the festiva) backstage at a talk show. Tiber gave Lee his one-minute elevator pitch, and Lee was hooked. So here’s the new trailer for Taking Woodstock, which stars Demetri Martin (yes, that guy) as Tiber, along with Liev Schreiber, Emile Hirsch, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. One thing you might miss from the movie? Tiber was a big ‘mo! Planning Woodstock is when he has his big revelation. But after Brokeback, Lee and writer-producer James Schamus are toning down the homoerotics, so don’t expect a drugged-up gay orgy in the back of a VW buss. Says Schamus to EW: “If Brokeback Mountain was about the tragedy of gay lives in an oppressive society, and Milk was about the triumph of coming out,Woodstock simply asks: ‘What’s the hang up? Join the party.’”
Check out the trailer after the jump. Read more »
You gotta give it a look here.
As always, Colbert gets his point across in a hysterical way. Thanks Mr. Colbert.
Not a great business decision to exclude the gays from your place, especially since they’ve apparently been frequenting it for years and probably provided you the money to buy that Chevette you’ve always dreamt of.
This bar in Peoria called “The Elbo Room” made the mistake of putting this sign up and faster than you can count to 10, the gays mobilized and scared the bejesus out of him. And for that, I applaud them. It reminds me of this, at the 3:30 mark.
Check out the full article here.
Hysterical parody of the NOM’s “Gathering Storm” Ad. Hopefully it shines the light on the ridiculousness of the original.
Found this over at Fresh Hotness (NSFW): Pretty sad stuff here, an 11-year old boy was taunted so badly at school that he ended up killing himself. And it seems much, if not all, of the taunting was because he was effeminate and perceived gay.