"Summer fruit" for Summer Diary Project
Interview with Zachary Quinto by Emily Kirkpatrick
Photographer: Thomas Whiteside
Styling: Julian Jesus
My boyfriend and I celebrating our 1 year anniversary in the Smokies.
My wonderful boyfriend (left) and myself (right) enjoying our first photobooth!
His Tumblr: http://neptunestormer.tumblr.com/
Earlier this month, we told you about Vivian Boyack (91) and Alice “Nonie” Dubes (90), the Iowa couple who finally tied the knot after being together for 72 years. The story of their wedding went viral and suddenly, two women who had learned to live very private and quiet lives were thrust into the spotlight. After numerous requests for interviews, Vivian and Nonie finally decided to open up and share their story. The Des Moines Register reports:r
They got flowers and letters from people they didn't even know.r
For so long, their love was not public. But when the news broke about their Sept. 6 wedding, their story was spread across the Internet and social media. In one week, decades of silence ended. They had never before talked to anyone about their relationship.r
"In all those 72 years, no one said anything about it, either negative or positive," said Vivian, 91, sitting across the dining hall table from Nonie, 90, on Wednesday at a Davenport retirement community where they have lived since 1987.r
Though the couple says, "we've always been married in our hearts," their friend Jerry Yeast, whose known the pair since he was in college, noticed one remarkable change in the couple since they said "I do":r
"I began to hear them addressing each other as 'sweetie' or 'dear' which they had never done before in public," he said. "They had learned to live with their heads down so long. And now they don't have to live with their heads down."r
Watch the touching interview with the couple, AFTER THE JUMP...r
My colleague explains his upbringing like this, including his and David's college alma mater:
I had a pretty conservative, WASP-y family in Boston, and it wasn’t the most open and free-spirited of families, but my mom certainly had gay friends. I didn’t fully comprehend the details of that journey while in high school, but then I went to Brown University, where you basically have a transgender a cappella group singing in the archway on your first day. The LGBT community was a powerful force the minute you walked on that campus.
On his gay admirers:
I’ll sometimes get that look from guys, but I don’t necessarily know if they’re fans. To be perfectly honest, I’ve gotten attention from gay men for a long time. … I don’t know, but it’s flattering. I love being around cool, fun guys, so I’ve always enjoyed talking to gay men. Maybe it’s because I’m an inherent flirt, but it just feels very natural. There’s this club I like in L.A. where a lot of gay guys go. I’ve always gone there with girls, but sometimes you get carried away by the ’80s music and lose your way on the dance floor. Look, I’ve got a wife and two kids. I never want to give a guy the wrong impression or hurt his feelings, but a little mild flirtation is harmless.
On playing Stanley Tucci’s love interest in Burlesque:
Yeah, I was supposed to be this fit, younger dude, but Tucci’s totally ripped! I had to wrap myself up in a towel during our morning-after scene because I felt so embarrassed.
On what type of gay role he'd like to play next:
I like playing characters who show one thing on the outside but are actually something very different on the inside, so I’d like to play a gay character that no one knows is gay. I think the hiding of that would be interesting to play. If someone writes a part like that, I’d be really into it.
On the possibility of upcoming LGBT story lines on "About a Boy":
Your guess is as good as mine. But they can’t do the show without me, so I can threaten to walk off the set unless we get a nice juicy story line that satisfies you guys. … Should we just have a conference call with [executive producer] Jason [Katims]? Maybe we can pitch an episode where Will decides to play for the other team. … Let’s spitball some ideas. Let’s say I meet an awesome guy, we’re hanging out all the time, and then he turns out to be in love with me. Hilarity ensues? Obviously we’ll have to flesh it out.
On his sexuality:
I believe that sexuality is on a continuum. I’m never surprised to hear that a straight man has dabbled or that a gay man used to sleep with women, because sexuality’s the most powerful force on earth. With 1 being the strictest hetero and 10 being a gay person who’d vomit thinking about sleeping with the opposite sex, I feel like the vast majority of people lie between 3 and 7.?? … ?[I’m] Right at 20. [Laughs] No, maybe 3.
On his dude crush:
Tom Brady. The guy’s such a stud. I met him once playing golf and couldn’t stop shaking his hand. I’m like, ‘Hey, it’s really nice to meet you,’ but I made it this weird moment where I wouldn’t look away. He’s a guy who really locks eyes, too, so we had five good seconds of eye lock. Seriously, I’ll never forget it.
Full article HERE.
A 19-year-old Republican candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly has ended his campaign after racist and homophobic comments he had made on Twitter and YouTube came to light.
Jacob Dorsey told The Janesville Gazette on Tuesday he was ending his campaign for the Assembly, just five days after apologizing for a Christmas Day 2013 tweet in which he said “fags need 2 leave my favorite state alone.”
Dorsey was commenting on Twitter after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit refused to issue a stay in a federal court ruling last year striking down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.
“I have decided to withdraw from the race due to insensitive remarks that have surfaced from years past,” Dorsey said in a statement to The Gazette. “This race has been extremely hard on my family and myself.”
Although Dorsey tried to add some "spin" that his comments were from "years ago," some of the comments were posted just five months before he announced his candidacy.
Clearly the young man is still on the immature side of life and not qualified to hold public office.
Dorsey says he plans to return to school to pursue a degree, having taken the semester off to run for public office.
Speaking at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hinted on the Supreme Court's plan of action on the issue of gay marriage, pointing to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals cases.
The AP reports:
[Ginsburg] said 'there will be some urgency' if [the Sixth Circuit] allows same-sex marriage bans to stand.
Such a decision would run contrary to a legal trend favoring gay marriage and force the Supreme Court to step in sooner, she predicted.
She said if the appeals panel falls in line with other rulings there is 'no need for us to rush.'
Nick Jonas stopped by HuffPost Live yesterday to talk on his upcoming DirecTV drama series Kingdom (where he may appear not only naked, but possibly gay/bi-curious) and his new solo single, "Jealous."
He also addressed his recent appearances at NYC gay clubs where he teased his famous abs and biceps, and his thoughts on his gay fan base:
"I love it; I'm thrilled by that. I always had a pretty strong gay fan base, having been a theater kid. That's a community that I love and have embraced, and [they've] embraced me. I love them. They're so supportive."
Speaking to MTV News of his recent stops at NYC gay clubs, Nick said, "It’s been a fun couple days partying with some of my gay fans. I love them to death and their support of me, so why not go out and hang?”