Eight years ago, Madonna gave a pro-gay-rights speech in Russia, which she says pissed off the government and they tried to punish her by giving her a $1 million fine. But like those colleagues who wanted her to shut the door on her Quarantine Diaries, she ignored their asses and never paid that fine. So Madge has probably spent a lot of time during the past eight years hitting the red button on her iPhone when a Russian collection agency calls.
Scooby-Doo‘s Velma Dinkley has long been a lesbian icon. The LGBTQ community adopted Velma into our ranks, reading into the subtext of her actions across her mystery-solving career and assessing her lesbianism. Well, guess what people? It wasn’t just hopeful fan-fiction from eager lesbians, it’s true! Tony Cervone, a producer of one of the series has confirmed that Velma Dinkley is a lesbian. And James Gunn, who made the first Scooby-Doo live-action movie, said he tried to cover Velma’s gayness in the movie but got shot down.
Oh no! July is two days away, which means Pride Month is almost over. Back to our regularly scheduled hetero-hellscape til next June. An especially big bummer since most Pride celebrations were canceled because of COVID-19. But that gross ol’ homophobic virus didn’t stop Taylor Schilling and Nikki Blonsky from coming out on social media! Continue reading
Two Britney Spears Open Posts in a row? We’re so Lucky! Thank you, Brit Brit, for generously gifting us with the perfect pandemic-era Instagram account. It’s sexy, sad, hilarious, scary, confusing, thought-provoking, political, and pretty much all the adjectives. But unlike her Queen of Pop foremother/father, Madonna, whose social media antics give me cringe emoji face, the Princess of Pop’s Instagram makes me do kitty cat with heart eyes ft. “awww, God bless her!”
Yesterday Britney Hit Us Baby One More Time with another iconic post. She wished all her fans “at the LGBTQ community” (she totally thinks it’s a building) a Happy Pride Month while wearing a conservative black dress against a blah beige wall (um, this would have been the time to do tits out in front of the famous red background). Her speech was perfect, until she was rudely interrupted by her 26-year-old hot piece, boyfriend Sam Asghari. Continue reading
Every June, corporations come out in support of Pride Month by slapping some rainbow graphic on their IG page, or posting an image of two hunky white dads in button-downs, sitting on a sofa laughing at something on their shared iPad, and then they’re like: “okay done!” In the grand scheme of things, these “love is love” messages were once nice gestures but have since become laughably transparent. Home Depot is like, “we’re here for you––all year round”. That’s great, but my gay ass isn’t walking into the lumber department wearing my daisy dukes and a flannel shirt tied around my waist and NOT expecting to be laughed at.
And then, some corporations go the EXTRA mile. Case in point: Nickelodeon recently offered their version of a Pride Month tweet by seemingly outing SpongeBob SquarePants. I mean, it does look like he has balls on his chin. But needless to say, some people have….thoughts.
In case you didn’t know, the gay hookup app Grindr can be a hotbed of racist activity. I myself have had guys tell me they don’t date black guys, and once a guy called me “Mexican.” And I live in Canada where racism allegedly doesn’t exist! So you get the picture. With all the racial tensions right now going on across America and the world, Grindr has decided to do something about racism on its platform. And so it’s going to remove race and ethnicity filters from the app.