Queer as Folk’s Scott Lowell is starring in Adoptable!, a meta, mockumentary series based on his experiences as an adoptee trying to find his parents as an adult.r
“While ultimately a wonderful and grounding experience there were many uncomfortable and awkward aspects to this process--all the elements for the kind of comedy I love to write and see!” Lowell said of searching for his parents.r
The series follows Scott Fishman (Lowell) as he documents his search for his birth parents and manages a successful acting career on the hit (and unfortunately fictional) TV show Cops & Bottoms with co-star Jerry O’Connell (Jerry O’Connell.) Fishman is guided by his therapist Bob Raskin (Parks and Rec’s Jim O’Heir), an adoption intermediary Mary Elizabeths (Sharon Gless) and her son (Gale Harold.) Adoptable is currently running an Indie Go-Go campaign to raise funds for the production with just over two weeks left for contributions.r
Watch a teaser trailer for Adotable! AFTER THE JUMP...rr
James David Manning, the "Jesus Would Stone Homos" Harlem pastor who previously warned gay marriage would lead to Michael Sam marrrying a nine-year-old boy, is now sharing with the world his crackpot views on ebola and Starbucks.r
Starbucks coffee stores are in fact ground zero for spreading ebola and other diseases because of the clientele of Starbucks - generally upscale sodomites who frequent Starbucks who sit there with their computers. Its a meeting place, they exchange a lot of body fluids. Hands shaken, a lot of contact.r
Manning went on to make the incredulous claim that Dr. Craig Spencer, NYC's first ebola patient, went to a Harlem bowling ally the night before he was rushed to the hospital because the it was "a meeting place for sodomites"r
Later, Manning spewed more birther nonsense about President Obama and how he's using the spread of ebola to order nationwide marshal law.r
If you care to listen to the ramblings, you can do so AFTER THE JUMP...r
And if you missed our post earlier today about Starbucks' new ad featuring Drag Race stars Adore Delano and Bianca del Rio, check that out HERE.rr
In an appearance on CNBC this morning following the news that Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, former Rep. Barney Frank (who also served as chair of the House Financial Services Committee) said he's "grateful" that Cook came out of the closet and explained that legal equality for LGBT people has only come about because people have been open about who they are and told friends, relatives, co-workers, etc.r
Frank said the announcement would have wide implications:r
"When the man who has been the leader for several years with great success of one of the most important and successful businesses in America, says, 'Oh by the way, you know those people about whom you have these negative feelings, well I'm one of them.' That does such an enormous amount to diminish the negative feelings."r
Frank said that Cook was smart to not come out right away when he took over at Apple because it would have clouded perceptions about his performance. Now, of course, with the company's stock near all-time highs, it's very good timing, Frank added:r
"Now, it's just indisputable that his sexual-orientation is important to him personally — but that's it's a wholly irrelevant factor economically, and I do believe that will encourage some other people to [come out]."r
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...r
Popular surrealist storyteller (and friend of Björk), Sjón has created the gayest book in Iceland
Following months of hopeful speculation, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple and thus, one of the most important men in the world, has publicly come out as a gay man. Cook acknowledged his orientation publicly in an exceptionally powerful essay for Businessweek in which he writes:
While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
Cook, 53, says that he was already out privately and many of his Apple colleagues were also aware that he is a gay man.
Although he writes that he doesn’t consider himself an activist, Cook has been a longtime supporter of LGBT rights and was opposed to California’s discriminatory Proposition 8. Earlier this week, Cook visited his home state of Alabama and publicly chided Gov. Robert Bentley for his appalling stance on marriage equality.
Cook writes that his decision to come out to the world wasn’t an easy one, saying:
Privacy remains important to me, and I’d like to hold on to a small amount of it. I’ve made Apple my life’s work, and I will continue to spend virtually all of my waking time focused on being the best CEO I can be. That’s what our employees deserve—and our customers, developers, shareholders, and supplier partners deserve it, too. Part of social progress is understanding that a person is not defined only by one’s sexuality, race, or gender. I’m an engineer, an uncle, a nature lover, a fitness nut, a son of the South, a sports fanatic, and many other things. I hope that people will respect my desire to focus on the things I’m best suited for and the work that brings me joy.
Words of support from Cook’s peers and friends came quickly, including this tweet from Richard Branson:
Inspirational words from Apple CEO Tim Cook on being gay, and standing up for equality http://t.co/5UXOc6vGY9
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) October 30, 2014
Many of us still wonder if the privilege of saying 'I do' is just a slippery slope to convention and decorum.
An earworm, according to Urban Dictionary, is a song that sticks in your mind, and will not leave no matter how much you try. There have been so many songs released this year that embody that definition so now’s your chance to tell us which 2014 recording you can’t stop listening to and will most likely to become a future classic queer anthem. There were so many deserving projects to choose from this year, but we managed to narrow it down to six. Watch the videos for each and then click over to the 2014 Queerties ballot page to cast your vote.
“Break Free,” Ariana Grande
“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea
“I Adore You,” Adore Delano
“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
“Travesty,” Jimmy Somerville
For a man so timid he practically implores you to whisper, artist and musician Páll Guðmundsson is a wellspring of cheer-worthy revelations.
The lovely Letterpress ladies continue to make beautiful things
Madonna meets both Winona Ryder and Cher...
Iceland’s sagas are so well stocked with powerful, stoic women, you can’t swing a magic hammer without hitting one.