Boy George of Culture Club was on-hand to pick up Culture Club's Q Idol award at the Xperia Access Q Awards. Other artists recognized at this year’s Q awards included:
Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access - Sam Smith
Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën - Ed Sheeran
Q Inspiration - Simple Minds
Q Hero - The Charlatans
Q Classic Album - Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon
Actor Zachary Quinto attended 'The Chair' series screening during the 2014 New York Television Festival. I'm just happy he's got on a suit and not the sweaters he's been wearing to premieres lately. I'm all for comfort, but it was giving me a Dad vibe (which is okay if you're into that sort of thing)!
The latest ship appears to be Brad Pitt’s Wardaddy and Shia LaBeouf’s Bible in the movie Fury.
Why are there so many TV show recaps on AfterEllen? I'm looking for news on lesbian goodies, not a recap of every show on earth!
Dita Von Teese says she has “experimented” in the past (“I thought it was cool”) but is “not a lesbian.” Ok den.
Lawsuit says detained transgender teen being treated as boy
Michael Sam's NFL journey has had more twists and turns than a soap opera. After becoming the first openly gay NFL player, he was picked up and then dropped by the Rams, and then signed to the Cowboys practice squad. Well, they've kicked him to the curb, too, to make way for linebacker Troy Davis. Michael tweeted:
I want to thank the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for this opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday.
“I don’t know that I am [comfortable talking about being gay] now, to be honest with you. The gay thing has always been hard for me. When Heidi and I are out and somebody older asks, ‘Are you sisters?’ I say, ‘We’re friends.’ I guess it comes from thinking that they will be shocked or disturbed. Look, I wish I had some strapping football player husband. It would be such a dream to be ‘normal’ like that, but I’m just not.
That response started some debate within the LGBT community about Jillian's desire to be "normal" (implying gay is not normal) so she released a clarification:
“I am deeply disheartened and sorry to hear that members of the gay community have misunderstood the points I was trying to make about being ‘out.’ I attempted to shed light on how hard and scary it can be to be out. That gay families get attacked and even small daily interactions involve others being ‘shocked and disturbed’ by the gay lifestyle. I was saying if along the way in my life that had been a choice I would have made it, but it’s not who I am. Gay is not a choice. If I was ashamed of who I am, I would be in the closet. Considering my family was on the cover of People magazine, I think I’m pretty far from that.”
It sounds like she used a poor choice of words in Health magazine, but I get what she was trying to say (badly). It was something I think a lot of us LGBT folks have at least thought once or twice (or more!) in our lifetimes - "God, my life would be easier if I was like everybody else." And who hasn't struggled with the "coming out to strangers" issue. Something as silly as introducing the person next to you turns into a revelation of your sexual preferences to people who may or may not judge you. Now, I don't care, but early on, I found it easier to refer to my girlfriend as "my friend" to people who I didn't know well enough to reveal that kind of information. Yeah, it sucks, but I also didn't need my male coworkers imagining my sex life! Jillian doesn't seem super comfortable with her sexuality or maybe speaking about her sexuality, but I give her props for at least trying. She's out and she's attempting to express how she feels about it, which is more than can be said for some celebs.
Save the date! Not like you'll be getting a wedding invite, but Lance's rep has told People that Lance Bass and Michael Turchin have set their wedding date - it's December 20th! And while NSYNC members will be in attendance, there won't be any singing:
"I think it's a little cheesy if I sing at all at my wedding."
E! News is reporting that Evan Rachel Wood has been dating Katherine Moennig for at least the past two months. Last week, the pair were spotted holding hands at the Hammer Museum's 12th Annual Gala at the Garden. A source said:
"They're really into each other. It seems like something that may last awhile."
Evan split from her husband Jamie Bell in May 2014.
Cara Delevingne had a busy day! She launched the Cara Delevingne DKNY Capsule Collection at Harvey Nichols and then attended the premiere of 'The Face Of An Angel' during the 58th BFI London Film Festival. Cara's been getting rave reviews for her role in the movie, which is based on the Amanda Knox trial.
Pete Norwalk, creator of How To Get Away with Murder says he wants to use Murder to normalize gay sex on network television.
“I knew I wanted to push the envelope, especially with the gay sex. And to me, writing the gay characterization and writing some real gay sex into a network show is to right the wrong of all of the straight sex that you see on TV. Because I didn't see that growing up, and I feel like the more people get used to two men kissing, the less weird it will be for people. I just feel like it's a lack of vision that you don't see it on TV, but ABC has never had a note about any of the weird stuff in the show, so I'm gonna keep it going.”
“We never got any pushback about [the sex scenes] from the network."
Norwalk hopes to desensitize viewers to gay sex:
“I’m a gay man, so I wanted to write a gay man character who is sort of a wish fulfillment for me. I am in my 30s but he’s in his mid-twenties and I think that generation of gay men and women…they just have a different history, and I wanted to show someone who is just refreshingly confident and doesn’t have an issue with it and probably came from a background where people didn’t have an issue with it and it just feels more modern. I just want to show someone who’s awesomely gay.”
BuzzFeed has a video where lesbians explain sex to confused straight people (I left the straight off my headline because a few of those people in the video are pinging me big time - i.e., he don't know about lesbian sex cause I think he gay!). But I digress. It is sort of sad/funny how they all think sex = penis. The best sex I've ever had didn't even involve insertion of anything!
We actually did try a strap-on a few times and besides the fact that it looks ridiculous (and my girlfriend is the tiniest top ever), I just like everything else we do so much better. So now it collects dust in a drawer (and I'm saved the embarrassment of getting caught with a strap-on in my suitcase by Amtrak security...a fate that I came narrowly close to fulfilling during a period of heightened train security when they decided to do random bag checks!).
It's no secret Channing Tatum got his start by stripping, but now we got receipts. It's video of an 18-year old Channing doing his thang under the stage name Chan Crawford. Maybe it's because I'm not into dudes, but those giant pants are doing nothing for me. And Channing looks way better now that he's filled out a bit!
I don't know who can even get horny during the rush hour commute. I just get angry. But this dude, apparently hot from all the sweaty, irritable commuters, and sporting one hell of a boner gets his junk stuck in the subway door. Another bro helps him out by prying open the door. Free Willy!
There's debate over whether this is totally staged. I could buy that since it does seem like the people filming are focusing on the dude like they know what's going to happen. Either way, a funny stunt (unless you're one of the commuters stuck on the train with boner boy).
A ton of celebs attended the GLSEN Respect Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) seeks to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in K-12 schools. The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and boyfriend Todd Spiewak looked cute posing with Bullseye the Target dog. Jim is the GLSEN Respect Honorary Co-Chair.
Julia Roberts got the Humanitarian Award while dancer Derek Hough got the Inspiration Award.
Hal Sparks hammed it up with Bullseye.
Out basketball player Jason Collins was spotted.
Out soccer player Robbie Rogers attended the event as well.
TV personality Jay Alexander, Rose McGowan, and Criminal Minds stars Shemar Moore and Kirsten Vangsness were also spotted!
Why settle for a boring, heteronormative fan when you can cool your jets under this rainbow-striped beauty? This rainbow skin fits over your existing fan blades to make sure only the gay-friendliest air circulates through your house.
Neil Patrick Harris took part in a SiriusXM 'Town Hall' special with host Matt Bean, Editor of Entertainment Weekly. NPH talked about passing up an opportunity to star in American Horror Story: Murder House.
“Relatively recently, David and I had both been in the third Harold and Kumar movie. Harold and Kumar Go to Christmas Town—that’s not the title, but it was about the holidays—and in it, he plays sort of my drug dealer and I really am straight and we’ve been pretending like we’re gay, it’s a very sort of meta joke. We have a terrible relationship, and we’re shouting at each other and it’s awful. Right after that, we were asked to be in season one of this great new show called American Horror Story. And the idea was that we would be a gay couple, that, as it turns out, were murdered in this house and then our ghosts are around for the thing. It seemed cool. Loved Ryan [Murphy], loved the idea of a horror anthology show. Knew nothing about it, but we had just played ourselves as a couple, not getting along, and I thought, it just seems weird to do that twice, like as individual actors, to play a couple that hates each other twice. It just felt weird. So I said no, that we shouldn’t do it. And David wanted to. I said, ‘I just don’t want us to be known as a couple that don’t like each other. That seems weird.’ And then wouldn’t you know, American Horror Story is a big, gigantic success and super awesome.”
Jack Falahee continues to be one of the best parts of How To Get Away with Murder (which is saying a lot given the show is about murder and has an exciting cast)! It's so refreshing to see a gay character's sex scenes treated as if they're the most normal thing in the world and not some once a year shock value thing to get ratings during Sweeps.
A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement following DLB's leaked sex tape of him and a former partner.
Pat Robertson continues to spout his ill-informed, homophobic views. He warned viewers about traveling to Kenya, saying "You might get AIDS in Kenya, the people have AIDS, you've got to be careful, the towels can have AIDS."