Tag Archives: coming out

  this story has a happy ending

High School Principal Will Not Have Graduation Sullied With Gay Valedictorian, No Siree!

All the best people are named Evan.
So here is a story that happened, about an asshole high school principal in Longmont, Colorado, who couldn’t bear to let this year’s class valedictorian — that means “the best student in the class,” FYI — deliver his speech, because the kid wanted to use the speech to come out as gay. The kid’s name is Evan Young, he’s graduating with a 4.5 GPA, and he’s headed to Rutgers on a scholarship. Sounds like a REAL BAD SEED, we’re glad the principal was able to get him under control: Read more on High School Principal Will Not Have Graduation Sullied With Gay Valedictorian, No Siree!…
  Schism In Their Pants

Southern Baptists Unfriend California Congregation For Insufficient Gay-Hating

Bring the comfy chair, too!
The Southern Baptist Convention voted unanimously to expel a California church that was entirely too friendly to gay homosexuals, bringing order back to the cosmos and making clear that unlike other issues, such as divorce, there is no room for doctrinal disagreement on The Love That Refuses To Shut Up These Days. Read more on Southern Baptists Unfriend California Congregation For Insufficient Gay-Hating…
  come out wherever you are -- even arizona?

Arizona Legislature Has One More Gay To Discriminate Against

How’s about a round of applause for Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo, who was moved by the recent excitement over the state’s discrimination-is-awesome bill to come out as gay today. “I am gay, I am Latino and I’m a state senator,” Gallardo said, explaining that the fight over SB 1062 had been a “game-changer” in deciding to come out. A slightly cynical person might also note that since he announced last week that he was running for the U.S. congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Ed Pastor, Gallardo probably decided it was far better to come out himself than let an opposition researcher leak the news, but we are nowhere near that jaded, we really are not. Now pass us that postcard of Dorothy Parker playing whist with H.L. Mencken, please. Read more on Arizona Legislature Has One More Gay To Discriminate Against…
  oh boy

Anderson Cooper Admits He Is Attracted to Men, Not The Other People

CNN hurricane guy Anderson Cooper, whom a full 100% of the American population has witnessed making out with dudes at one point or another, has an announcement! “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.” Being rich is nice, too. [Andrew Sullivan] Read more on Anderson Cooper Admits He Is Attracted to Men, Not The Other People…
  things you can never unsee

James O’Keefe Dances and Sings In Flamboyant YouTube Musical

For reasons which are sort of obvious, James O’Keefe donned his favorite Village People construction worker costume — the one with the assless chaps — and then sang a song about Mary Landrieu. What? “Dancing” and auto-tuned vomit starts at around 3:00. (Also, check out this video’s YouTube channel. We assume the “Favorite Videos” are all Flipcam close-ups of Andrew Breitbart’s wang? Close! One of two favorite videos is “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross.) Yup. Time to uninstall the Internet. Again. [Weigel via Wonkette operative “Luke”] Read more on James O’Keefe Dances and Sings In Flamboyant YouTube Musical…
  heroes of the birther movement

Congresslady Jean Schmidt Secretly Agrees With The Birthers, Except This One Time By Mistake She *Publicly* Agreed With The Birthers

Everyone very warmly congratulate Jean Schmidt (R-OH), who has bravely and accidentally come out as a Birther. Lo! Observe as Jean Schmidt is accosted by a rabid blond female Birther wearing some kind of decorative traditional headdress of war. “Blah blah NOT dog whistle MY muslin president Hussein sdodfgifjsd states’ rights fake something Gerald Ford something something!” shrieks the Birther to Jean Schmidt, to which the latter replies: “I agree with you, but the courts don’t.” Jean Schmidt is finally embracing the real Jean Schmidt, and so should America. [Glenn Thrush] Read more on Congresslady Jean Schmidt Secretly Agrees With The Birthers, Except This One Time By Mistake She *Publicly* Agreed With The Birthers…
 

Gossip Roundup: Ludacris & Scott

* Heard on the Hill: Fitness instructor at the Sports Club/LA makes anti-Bush remarks during a class attended by Jenna Bush and Henry Hager, who later complained. . . Celebrities attending the Correspondents dinner: Tiki Barber, Maura Tierney, Ken Mehlman, Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, Peter Pace, Michael Strahan, James Denton, Isaiah Washington, Naomi Judd, Morgan Fairchild, Ludacris, and Anna Kournikova. . . Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute distributes “Coming Out Toolkit” to party officials and activists; Zogby poll finds that 74% of Americans “would ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ continue to vote for an incumbent politician who shares their views if they later found out that person was gay or lesbian.” [Roll Call] * Inside the Beltway: Founder of the National Defense Council Foundation warned Karl Rove in 2002 about the dire consequences of invading Iraq. [WT] * Rush & Molloy: Sen. Kerry and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg attend book party for Sen. Kennedy, but Clinton steals the attention. [NYDN] * Page Six: Mickey Kaus accuses The New York Times of puffery for writing a “PR-perfect” story about Bill Clinton and Ron Burkle. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Ludacris & Scott…