Category: Jim Parsons

June Official Gay Pride Month; Michael Arden Out Actor On Charlie Sheen Show; Jim Parsons on Sheldon

June Official Gay Pride Month

The President has officially dedicated the month of June to Gay Pride. With that, a call to end all  discrimination in the US followed.

 ‘Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month,’ he said.

‘I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.’

You can read more here.

I never thought I would see a US president do that in my lifetime.

Please don’t comment with politics on this one. It’s not a political issue up for discussion it’s a declaration by the President. I don’t get into politics on the blog, and please don’t mistake me for Dr. Phil. Someone did that recently on Facebook and he’ll think twice before he does it again (smile).

Michael Arden Out Actor On Charlie Sheen Show

It’s getting harder to post about positive topics lately. But I think this type of piece is interesting just for the sheer fact that it talks about an openly gay actor on a TV sitcom…or rather another openly gay actor.

Actor Michael Arden plays a gay character on Anger Management where Charlie Sheen is his anger management therapist.

‘I get to play a gay character which I love and get to be a guy who is bit of an asshole, a self-centered asshole,’ Arden tells Gay Star News.

 ‘I get to exercise that part of my make-up at work then my boyfriend doesn’t have to deal with it at home.’

You can read more here. Arden’s boyfriend is best known for Smash and they both work on different coasts.

I haven’t seen Anger Management, but I’m going to make a point to see it now. I’m curious about Arden’s role, and I’ve always had this minor gay for you crush on Charlie Sheen. It’s the bad boy thing.

Jim Parsons on Sheldon

I’ve been amazed at how huge The Big Bang sitcom has become in the last year. Tony is a dedicated fan and records so many episodes it fills up my DVR to the limit sometimes. Jim Parsons, who plays the emotionless Sheldon on the show, recently talked about his character.

‘I was 33 when I started the show and I’d never done anything in the public eye before. But I do feel I had a decent handle on who I was when all the s**t hit the fan, in the best of ways,’ he told Metro.

There’s more here.  I thought he was in his late twenties. You can also see Parsons in the HBO feature film this month about AIDS in the early years, in The Normal Heart.

Lance Bass on Gay Marriage; Jim Parsons Renewed

Lance Bass on Gay Marriage

I love these articles in UK’s Gay Star News when they talk about Lance Bass as if he’s some kind of spokesperson for the US gay community. Nothing against Bass. I’m sure he’s great. But he’s usually so far off my radar (and most of the gay people I know) that if his name isn’t mentioned he’s not really talked about much at all. But, in this case, I think Bass’s comments are right on target. And I really like this article and what it says about Mississippi from first hand knowledge because it shows people that not everyone in Mississippi is anti-gay. We often get the wrong impressions from other articles that tend to sensationalize, and I really hate the ones that make the south look bad most of all.

Mississippi native Lance Bass, engaged to marry actor Michael Turchin, is confident that is about to change.

‘We’re here; our feet are planted here in Mississippi, and we can tell you by experience that there’s tons of support down here,’ Bass says in a video released Thursday (13 March) by Southerners for the Freedom to Marry.

Bass adds: ‘Growing up in the South and seeing how change is definitely happening down here way faster than I ever thought it would happen here, I think we have grown leaps and bounds … This is where we need to start taking it to the next level. We need to open the dialogue about this.’

You can read more here. I agree with him. I just hope they start doing more in PA, too, so Tony and I can be legally married in our state.

Jim Parsons Renewed

I have to admit that I was never a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory in the beginning. Actually, I only started watching when reruns were released and there was nothing better to watch on TV during prime time. And I only watch about an hour or two of TV a day, and even then it’s something I’ve planned ahead with DVR so I don’t have to watch commercials.

Jim Parsons, who has already won three Emmys for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will have plenty of opportunity to win more.

CBS took the unusual step today of renewing the ratings hit for three more seasons instead of the usual season-by-season approach almost all shows must endure.

Parsons is openly gay and I think he came out a while ago…at least before it became the cool thing for all the kids in Hollywood to do.

You can read more here. There’s actually something very sexy about Parsons that’s hard to explain.