"On an aesthetic level, the uniforms haven't been nearly as warmly received as on a political one. Although Germany's Olympic athletes have spoken out in support of them — snowboarder Konstantin Schad told the daily Die Welt 'they look impressive' — the reaction on Twitter and elsewhere has been mostly negative. One Twitter user described it as a misguided homage to Apple's new iOS7 operating system, while Die Tageszeitung was more harsh: 'If this had been meant as a political protest, then it would have been okay, but if it's just a "fashionable jacket," and on top of that, a butt-ugly one?'" —Are Germany's Olympic uniforms pro-gay?
No less an authority than Harvey Fierstein makes a call to boycott Russia's 2014 Winter Games. Actually he makes a pretty good case, since Putin is about one step away from creating forced labor camps for gays:
"Mr. Putin signed a law allowing police officers to arrest tourists and foreign nationals they suspect of being homosexual, lesbian or “pro-gay” and detain them for up to 14 days. Contrary to what the International Olympic Committee says, the law could mean that any Olympic athlete, trainer, reporter, family member or fan who is gay — or suspected of being gay, or just accused of being gay — can go to jail….Earlier [...]
Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner are the cofounders of HWKN. Their just-completed (barely completed!) project is the third incarnation of the Pavilion, which is the primary dance hall and bar of the gay community of Fire Island Pines. When proposed images of the building were first floated on the Internet, no one believed that the building would come to pass. Now the building, as envisioned, has a temporary certificate of occupancy, and has been open for the last two weeks. Permanent exterior railings will be installed shortly.
The Pavilion consists of a small ground floor, a large open upstairs deck, and an interior dance hall. The dance hall [...]
Is it too cynical to suggest that if Pier Paolo Pasolini were alive today he would have mellowed to such an extent that he would be making rom-coms with titles like Mussolini's Gay Island? Probably. Had he survived I bet he'd be making short clips for Italian Funny or Die.
"Clemson University researchers studied an issue raised in a recent news column that suggested an 'out' actor cannot convincingly play a heterosexual because knowing someone is gay will bias perceptions of his or her performance. Researchers discovered that although knowing an actor is gay significantly affected ratings of his masculinity, there was no significant effect on ratings of his acting performance."
Right now a bunch of Republican fundraisers are telling their kids to be more gay.