The Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to approve a bill protecting transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment, and other areas.r
SB212, the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, was introduced by State Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) earlier this year.r
The bill now moves on to the House.
The 'Day Drunk Gays', who tackled the time-honored tradition of 'bottomless brunch' over the weekend in their web series debut, have it out in their second episode over dating appslr
And after canvassing the benefits of meeting guys on Grindr, Scruff, Growlr, Jack'd, Stout, Tindr, Adam4Adam, realize there are no apps for gays who are actually worth dating.r
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
"Touch" from London-based, Russian-born singer, producer, remixer and video editor Shura is an ethereal track about "the sadness of not being with somebody anymore, but also the infinite tenderness of your time together" starring the singer's group of friends.r
Shura herself makes a cameo in the clip, but doesn't kiss anyone.r
Enjoy, AFTER THE JUMP...r
The 32-year-old serial dater told TV Page in January that a gay version of ABC’s The Bachelor wouldn’t be appropriate for television, because gay people are “too pervert.” He later
apologized issued an awful statement regarding the incident and may or may not have given Lance Bass a call.
Host Chris Harrison noted that “viewers were shocked by how [Galavis] treated some of the women this season,” but the women were more universally shocked by his antigay sentiments.
The women used some colorful language to describe Galavis, including “disgusting,” “insecure,” “not genuine” and “disastrous,” though none were more troubled by his language than Kelly, a contestant with gay parents. She reportedly ripped into him and broke into tears.
“Coming from [having] a parent who is gay I was hurt by that,” she said.
Galavis told her again that his comments were “taken out of context.” “I love gay people,” he said. “They were born that way.”
TIME calls the moment “awkward” (how progressive!) Here’s their rundown:
Kelly, who apparently has two fathers, takes the opportunity to call Juan Pablo out on his homophobic remarks. As tears roll down her face, she demands an explanation and he refuses to give her one, saying that he wants to talk to her for an hour instead of deliver a four-minute sound bite. As the women holler at him, Sharleen, once again, defends him. She says that on their date they talked about equality and he seemed cool with it and that’s good enough for her.
Okay bye Juan Pablo! Enjoy your life of eternal obscurity, forever being referred to as “that homophobic Bachelor!”
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But over half of Americans support same-sex marriage
Pikante Underwear is back with a gorgeous campaign, shot in black and white, for their new collection. These revealing undies are sleek, sexy, and sure to raise temperatures. Check out some of the photos below, then head over to The Underwear Expert for more.
Let the revolution for a more perfect world begin.
SFist reports that a “bunch of fun guys in their 20′s and the ‘house bunny’” are searching for a new roommate in San Francisco‘s Tenderloin district. He must be a non-smoker, cool with pets, “queer-friendly,” and oh yeah — a total babe.
A Craigslist post advertising the $400 “off-campus dorm room” for men willing to “put on your best pair of tightey-whiteys, bikini briefs, or g-string and try-out for our wet underpants contest” was initially posted back in December, but Instinct has unearthed an identical post that appeared just last week.
So, did they not find a roommate the first time, or is this just a motel-style residence for the chronically beautiful? Somebody please send pictures.
Jason Collins marked another historical first last night as the first out athlete in major league sports. During the final minutes of a Brooklyn Nets home game, he entered the court for the first time on his home turf and received a standing ovation.
Last week, he became the first out athlete to ever play in a major league American sport after signing a 10-day contract with the Nets. We previously reported:
The Nets, who signed him earlier in the day, did all the right things, making sure the world knew that Collins had been hired exclusively for his ability to help the team and that no one would be allowed to make life difficult for the 35-year-old center, a well regarded veteran of the league.
“The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,” Nets general manager Billy King said. “We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract.”
“I’m sort of getting used to this,” Collins told the Times last night at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center. “No one has said anything negative — it’s been all supportive from everyone.”
The Times also reports that “a person in basketball with knowledge” has also confirmed Collins will be given a second 10-day contract this week, “and it would be more than mildly surprising if he did not end up with a deal for the rest of the season.”
Way to go, Jason!