Gus Kenworthy on Playing Straight
Whenever the argument comes up about straight actors playing gay roles it never fails that someone will comment about gay actors playing straight roles.
So when I saw openly gay Gus Kenworthy Tweet this I thought it was perfect. Kenworthy will be playing a straight role in an upcoming AHSFX, and apparently this question came up.
Interviewer: So how did you prepare for this role? Me: I actually played “straight” for the first 23 years of my life…
Here’s a link to the tweet. You can’t get more honest than this.
Here’s more about the role Kenworthy will be playing on AHS.
Damon Wayans Jr’s Anti-Gay Comments
In a general sense, with all these new discoveries regarding past celebrity anti-gay comments, I think it’s a good example of what LGBT people have had to deal with for many years. All of our lives. This isn’t new to us. I’ve even experienced it in book circles on certain romance blogs that I won’t name.
With that said, Damon Wayans Jr is now the latest casualty to have his past anti-gay comments exposed in public.
The offensive tweets were written by the New Girl actor back in 2010 and 2011 and include words like “tr*nny bitch”, “f*gs” and “no homo.”
Here’s the link. Wayans is now doing damage control and the tweets have been deleted.
Bert and Ernie Are Gay (with a catch)
I posted about this last September. In short, a former writer said he thought of Bert and Ernie as more than roommates. As a gay man, he imagined them to be a loving gay couple. However, Sesame Street producers very quickly rushed in to deny that Bert and Ernie were gay, and this sparked controversy.
Evidently, Sesame Street has now changed its tune…at least a little bit. They won’t actually admit that Bert and Ernie are gay, but they did throw this bone our way…
“People can think whatever they want [about Bert and Ernie],” says Brown Johnson, the executive vice president of the Sesame Workshop, toldThe Hollywood Reporter. “You want to think they’re gay? OK. You want to think they’re not gay? They’re not gay.”
Here’s the link to this one. There’s usually, a catch.
Gay Catholic Leader Confronts Alt-Right
This is a story about a San Diego man, Aaron Bianco, who had his entire life change when alt-right conservatives discovered him. After many years of being devoted to his Catholic church, and being treated with great respect by parishioners, alt-right conservatives went after him in the worst possible ways.
He arrived at the church one day to find the doors had been lit on fire and “NO FAGS” spray-painted on a wall.
Here’s the full story. His photo is there, too.