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In case you missed it, NPH (who won the Tony for this role, along with his co-star, Lena Hall) performed "Sugar Daddy" from the show I went to NYC to see (which won for best musical revival).  This was how it was performed at the Belasco, complete with carwash, making out with audience members (this time, his fiance) and lap dances:

A piano showed up in NYC in the East River.

There are a lot of hateful parts of Christianity.  Case in point, the Southern Baptists have denounced the very existence of trans* people.

The Onion has launched their Buzzfeed clone, Clickhole.

The AFA is refusing mail sent to them with the Harvey Milk stamp, or at least, the ones that were announced beforehand.

18 reasons the Super Bowl is really just like Pride.

That's it for now.  This weekend is Pittsburgh Pride, If you'll be downtown Sunday let me know, and look for photos and a recap next week sometime!

Alright, let's see what we have today.  First up, a new species of crocodile has been named after Tolkien's Balrog!

Orange is the New Black came back yesterday, and they made this great promo clip:

Oh god, this may in fact, be the most meta thing ever (at least in terms of the Internet).

Today in wasted money for scientific studies.

The US teen pregnancy rate has fallen to historic lows!  Which is great news (except it's still way high compared to other developed nations), but it's because of access to birth control, women's health clinics and abortion services and comprehensive sex ed.  Imagine that.

So John Oliver set out to save Net Neutrality, and in doing so, released the Internet Trolls, which brought down the FCC's comment page:

Garfunkle and Oates, one of my favorite comedy bands, have a new show coming to IFC which will debut in August!

It's Pride month.  Need some help understanding the T in LGBT?  Here's a great article from the Good Men Project.  The Post Gazette is also running a great long-form series, check it out.

Shockingly, women aren't really welcomed at gay orgys.  A great read from The Stranger/HuffPo.

The (designated hate group) AFA is telling members to return to sender any mail using the Harvey Milk Stamp.  I prefer the Ken Jennings (of Jeopardy fame) idea of using both Milk and Charleston Heston stamps on the same envelope with little hearts around them both.

Cosmos pick-up lines.  Yes, you read that right.

Fun video made with an iPhone, a transparency and a marker:

Beware the spoilers, that may or may not be accurate for Star Wars.

Google actually changed the kerning of their logo.

California is thinking of banning the 'gay panic' defense, that  bar associations have already condemned.

Gay people, we're just like you:

Infighting at the NRA.

Why would anyone think a Hunger Games amusement park is a good idea?

That's it for now, have a great one!

Let's see what we have today.  First up, seals are just dog mermaids:

The Penguins season may be over, but the NHL is still awesome: every team has a player who has spoken out in favor of LGBT rights.

In less than a year since Windsor, every single state will have marriage equality or their ban will be challenge. North Dakota completes the sweep.

A porn website gave America planting trees in honor of Arbor Day.  Well done.

More snark: remember, the Russian Orthodox Church hates gays.  But men in dresses, that's okay.

When straight guys are exposed to Grindr:


An awesome comic from Surviving the World. Points if you get the reference!

Joe the Plumber is an idiot and an insensitive asshole. Seriously.

And so is Adam Carolla. Sorry my existence is so troubling to you.

Okay, last asshole of the day: this college that removed every single copy of the student newspaper rather than let an article run that described how hard it is to be gay on their campus.

Check out the trailer for "Internet Machine" which details the actual infrastructure that makes the web.

This however, looks even better:

This is interesting and confusing. The brains of gay men who adopt through surrogacy rewire themselves to exhibit traits of both moms and dads.

The Rams, who drafted the first openly gay player (Michael Sam), also drafted the first African American player.

This, by the way, is how to talk to kids about Michael Sam:

The backlash was swift, but these kinds of things are very legal.

Janet Mock flips the table.  Which is awesome.  An Australian diver does something similar, also awesome!

A story with a happy ending, I mean, as much as it can be, with a burial.

What an amazing, five-year joke.

Ummm, I'm not sure what to make of the "exclusive" social networking app, only available in chain restaurants.

So this is available in grocery stores.

Here is John Oliver explaining Eurovision for those who don't know about it:

And here's the winning performance.  It starts off slow, but finishes amazing!

Okay, that's it for now, have a great one!

Alright, pretty big update nope, fighting with coding and software, so let's see if I can get half of this published, let's see what we have today.  First up, the fail that was American Spring:


What if Buffy was a 90's LucasArts game?  Check it out.

A new demonstration of the Google self-driving cars, which I find fascinating:

John Oliver has an honest climate change debate.

The Guardian released a study (And an awesome infographic): 2.7 Billion people live where it is illegal to be gay.

When Mario meets Game of Thrones.  Mario always pays his debts:

Speaking of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin writes the series...on a DOS computer.

Nerdist's All Star Celebrity Bowling, which is a ton of fun, is being picked up by AMC!

Who would win, a wizard or a Jedi (I was correct, by the way):


I'll have an update later about my trip to NYC (spoiler: it was amazing), but here's what else has come across.

Dark Horse is going to debut an American Sign Language font (for a gorilla) this year for Free Comic Book Day.

A bit ironic, and sad: statue of Pope John Paul II fell over and crushed a man.

Thank you for being a (super) friend:

The crazy rancher who is currently the Republican man of the moment, claims he's totally not racist, guys.  Spoiler: he is.

I had no idea that a 'zonkey' was a thing.  But one was born!

So this mash-up is now a thing:

I'm very sad about the annihilation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe.  I'm still excited about the new movies, but sad that it looks like we're losing Mara, Thrawn, Jacen and all the rest.

New Warhol's have been discovered, on floppy disks!

And it turns out the urban legends are true, the first of the E.T. cartridges have been dug up.

That's it for now, have a great one!

Here we go, lots of fun stuff today.

First up, need a name for your hipsterish/foody bar/restaurant you're opening.  Check this web app out.  And I'll see you at "Bitters and Trough"

This looks like a lot of fun:

Even though it's not accurate to the map of the (Star Wars) galaxy, it's a cool art project.

Joss Whedon just released another movie, which is available to rent on Vimeo.

XKCD nails it on the head.  Yes, yes, a million times yes:

Um, so powdered alcohol (think pixie stix) is now a thing.  This will not end well for teenagers.

Hey look, crazy right-wingers are are calling for a celebration on my birthday!  And by celebration, the start of a 40-day fast against marriage equality, because, you know, Jesus.

Physics has created a new ax.  Kind of crazy!

That's it for today, have a great one!

Big update, and mostly LGBT related, but I'm trying to catch up on my newsfeeds, and this was what I had.  Not all though, so read on:

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, probably for the Rio Olympics.  My mom totally called this.

A hate group leader went to a school who was ready for them.  They all grabbed tickets to his talk just to walk out on him and humiliate him.

Some kind of sorcery allows these jeans to "come out" the more you wear them:

A new bit of Papyrus tells that Jesus may have had a wife.  I'm sure there will be all kinds of gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, but I really don't think it makes much difference (except maybe to the Catholics who use that as part of the reason priests can't marry).

A PA lawmaker will introduce legislation to allow same-sex divorce, which is actually a good thing.  Right now, married couples (From other states, obviously), that move to Pa, have no way of ever divorcing, usually without moving back to where they got married for years of residency, which is usually not really an option.

A gay Scoutmaster in Seattle, now has the support of the city council and mayor, which is actually kind of a big deal.  He's continuing to lead the Troop (although he's on vacation at the moment, with his husband) and their Chartering Partner couldn't be happier with him, he's the reason they even have a Troop.

And the BSA "alternative," Trail Life?  Yeah, they're not only discriminating against gays, but also Jews.

I didn't talk about the Mozilla flap, because if you noticed, the boycott wasn't organized by the glitterati (Dan Savage, Andrew Sullivan, Evan Wolfson, Joe Jervis, Andy Towle, Michelangelo Singorelli, Box Turtle Bulletin, etc), but rather by straight supporters.  Do I think he should have resigned, probably, especially since the facts that surfaced made so many of his employees distinctly uncomfortable.  But just remember, when the gays and our allies call for boycotts, it's fascism.  When the far-right does, it's good and apple pie and Jesus and America!

The other big story is the discriminatory bill in Mississippi.  It's the same bill as what was defeated in Arizona, we just really didn't have a chance of winning in Mississippi.  Basically, segregation has returned, but this time instead of based on race, it's based on perceived sexual orientation.  I can be denied by any business in Mississippi, and all they have to do is claim it would violate their religion to serve me.

And just as a reminder, although sadly this happened here in Pittsburgh, gay men can't donate blood, or organs apparently.  Because you know, we all have AIDS according to the government, even though everything is tested and anyone can have HIV/AIDS.

A new book is due out about the lives of gay steelworkers, although sadly in Indiana, not Pittsburgh.

Okay, that's enough for this depressing update.  Have a great weekend everyone!

One of my yearly posts, just remember, if you can't laugh with your religion, you're doing it wrong.


Happy Easter everyone!

Alright, fairly big update, let's see what we have today.

A heartwarming story from Sweden, a man facing deportation was saved by the other passengers on the plane, who refused to buckle their seatbelts.

Here's the trailer for the spiritual sequel to "Garden State:"

It's nice when people come around to support marriage equality, it just sucks that they can't figure out how to tap into their own empathy before it personally affects them.

The case before the Supreme Court with Hobby kind of a crock of shit.  They are suing to not provide birth control to their employees...the same birth control they invest yeah, just trying to regulate to their own standard of morality and misogyny.

The Supreme Court also declined to hear a case about a photographer refusing to photograph a same-sex wedding.  Again: if you operate a public business, you cannot discriminate.  Just like you can't have a sign that says you won't serve African Americans, women or the Irish, you can't refuse to serve the LGBT community.  Not a difficult concept.  When you open a public business, you are agreeing to play by the rules of dignity and equality that makes our society function.

The viral campaign for the next X-Men movie is gearing up.  And here's the final trailer:

The stabbings at Franklin Regional are sad from all angles.  A lot of people online jumped to criticize the student who took a selfie from the hospital after pulling the fire alarm that is credited with saving lives.  The Good Men Project and Slog cover it very well, by calling that student the hero that he is.

Honey Maid had an ad showing interracial and gay couples, and they got some hate-mail.  Here is what they did with it:

Just a reminder, if their ideas aren't good enough to win, the far-right will make sure that you can't vote.

And here is the new trailer for Season 2 of "Orange of the New Black:"

A tongue-in-cheek list why it's awesome for straight men to be friends with gay guys.

That's it for now, have a great one!

Alright, let's see what we have today.  First up, there is an ATM in NYC that dispenses cupcakes!

A new trailer is out for the next X-Men movie:

Here's a cool movie trailers.

When I talk about fighting for gay youth rights, (especially in the BSA so they have a place they feel welcomed and accepted), this is one of the reasons why.  Have some tissues.

A theory proposed by Alan Turing has been proven correct!  It's called Morphogensis and (if I understand it) is that the shape of organisms is in our DNA.

And the new trailer for Disney's Maleficent:

The Mozilla Foundation's new president supported Prop 8 in California, and while the foundation is trying to backpedal, outrage has taken over and developers are pulling out.

There is a church in Harlem that usually posts homophobic signs on their marquee, usually about stoning gays.  And they got spray painted, but now they're claiming gays are the bullies.

The next American Horror Story has been confirmed as Freak Show.  Some of the cast has been announced here.

Earlier this week, World Vision (a charity) announced that they would not have a problem hiring legally married gay couples.  The right lost their shit, and less than two days later, they've reversed course, because it's more important to hate the gays than help starving children around the world, or something like that.

That's it for now, have a great one!