1. Victor Garber says “I’m gay”
Victor Garber, the thespian, Argo, Milk, Titanic, Alias, Eli Stone, who’s been working as an actor for 4 decades, came out of the closet publicly. I’ve known that he was gay for years, and apparently most people knew. Did you know?
Los Angeles Times reporter Christie D'Zurilla broke the big news in today’s newspaper.
Actor Victor Garber confirmed Monday that he's gay -- though he did it in a didn't-everyone-know-already way
"I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows," Garber told the Greg in Hollywood blog about living with his same-sex partner, Rainer Andreesen, for more than a decade. "He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards."
E! News confirmed the info, while People linked to an April 2012 interview in Canadian magazine FYI in which the"Alias" and "Titanic" actor had mentioned his relationship with Andreesen, noting it as one of his proudest achievements.
"My companion Rainer Andreesen and I have been together almost 13 years in Greenwich Village. We both love New York."Yawn.
Andrew Sullivan was highly critical of Jodie Foster’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards. Actually he eviscerated her behind the comfort of his keyboard.
Andrew is a very bright writer who can be entertaining at times, and boorish and unpleasant from time to time. I’ve met Andrew a few times, and he’s an uptight and funny opinionated conservative writer, who adores Ronald Reagan, is pro-life (anti-abortion), and a very Catholic englishman who loves America. In other words, he’s a conundrum.
Jodie Foster: Some day, in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was.
Andrew: "How beautiful it once was"? When gay people were put in jail, or mental institutions, or thrown out of their families - all because of the "beauty" of privacy for Hollywood royalty like Foster? And she honestly believes it's courageous to come out in a retirement speech? Well I guess we should be relieved she didn't leave it for her obit.
I'm thrilled Foster can now live a fuller life with less fear. I'm saddened she waited until others far less powerful had made the sacrifice to make that possible. And that she waited for the safest moment of all - winning a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award - to do so.He’s not thrilled that Jodie can live a fuller life with less fear. I wonder what Andrew thought about Sally Ride coming out in her obituary? Who the fuck is Andrew or anyone to criticize anyone for coming out. It’s a personal decision, and a journey that everyone has to go through individually. And unless he was living under a rock, the WORLD knew that Jodie was a lesbian for at least 25 years!
Then again - pop culture and entertainment is not Andrew’s forte, but he still has to voice his opinion. Andrew Sullivan lacks compassion and empathy. I wonder what he’ll write about 63 year old Victor Garber, and his coming out.
3. Marriage Equality News
Marriage equality legislation is supposed to be introduced in the Illinois legislature today, while hearings are taking place in the Rhode Island state legislature.
The best news, is that Republicans in the Wyoming state legislature are prepping two bills to introduce in the state legislature for consideration. A civil unions bill, and a marriage equality bill. That’s awesome news! I would think that marriage equality advocate and former Vice President Dick Cheney would still have some clout in his home state. Wow let's hear it for Wyoming!
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