Veteran gay journalist Rex Wockner says the weeklong protests following the vote to gay-marriage ban in California is "probably the most interesting thing I've seen on my beat as a gay-movement reporter since ACT UP." He wonders aloud if the massive protests planned this Saturday could become "Stonewall 2.0."
Why not? Gay Americans were second-class citizens in 1969 but now it's been written into state constitutions. Act up? It's time. Here's the warm-up act from New York last night:
The Mormon church is upset at being "targeted" for protest (consider it a 'gift-with-purchase' after the $22 million you spent!) but it's working — many disgusted Mormons are now leaving their church over its bigotry:
My hero. Kind of like Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who's producing a TV series for Showtime (home of 'Dexter' and 'The L Word') based on Perry Moore's novel "Hero," about a gay teenager with super powers. Ignore the cheerleader, save the world!
Such a series would be a nice antidote to all this ugly politicking and, ewww, the return of Mark Foley and the discovery of yet another foot in BC (Seven? Seriously?), an antidote like this sappy-but-welcome video for "Better," the new single from the Irish group Boyzone. For the first time ever, gay member Stephen Gately gets a male love interest alongside the boys and their ladies. It's a controversial choice: will including a gay couple destroy the sanctity of boyband videos?