Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Happened During Bris For Gay Couple’s Twins; Ellen Reflects On Death Threats and Coming Out; 10 Annoying Grindr Types

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Happened During Bris For Gay Couple’s Twins

Everything about this shooting is so painful, and so hard to believe. There really are no words.

And it’s now being reported that it happened during a Bris for a gay couple’s twins.

The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, a local LGBTI group, revealed the ceremony was taking place for the newly-adopted twins of an unnamed gay couple.

‘We were just informed that this morning’s tragedy was happening during a Briss [sic] for a set of twins adopted by a gay couple,’ the organization posted on Facebook Saturday afternoon.

Here’s more. And here’s another link, too. 

Ellen Reflects On Death Threats and Coming Out

I don’t think Ellen could ever do anything wrong. And that’s because I remember her early TV series in the 90s where she came out, and her character came out. At that time no one had ever done anything quite like it on TV, and I will never forget the impact it left on me. It was television history, and LGBT history.

Here’s a piece about what it’s been like for her over the years. Of course she’s continued to be highly successful, but it clearly hasn’t always been easy.

The actress/comedienne recently recalled her own coming out in 1997 and the media firestorm that ensued. In the midst of it all, DeGeneres endured death threats.

“When I came out, I had death threats and there was a bomb threat, but they misjudged the time of the taping,” DeGeneres told AdWeek in a new interview. “We had already finished, and thank God.”

Here’s the link


10 Annoying Grindr Types

I’m thinking of doing a romance novel that revolves around Grindr hook ups. The problem is I know nothing about Grindr so I’d have to do a lot of research. But after all these things I keep reading I’m actually kind of curious to see what it’s really like. Is it really this horrible? Are gay guys really this vituperative? 

We all know about “No Fats/No Fems” and racist, ageist, or, well, just plain nonsensical Grindr types—“Straight-Acting?” anyone?

We came up with 10 of our favorite Grindr personalities, whether perplexing, peculiar or just plain fun. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.

You can read all 10 here. If you’re like me and know nothing about Grindr, you’ll find it interesting. 




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