Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Eric Radford, Buttigieg, Charlize Theron, Brendan Fraser, Jamie Dornan Sings, Hockey Culture, Republicans & MORE!


VIDEO GAME: Rainbow Six Siege's First Gay Operator Is A Master Thief With A Fleet Of Exploding Drones. The new Argentinian attacker can rip apart a bomb site with ease. Flores, Rainbow Six Siege's first Year 6 operator and its first gay character on the roster, is coming to blow up your favorite toy. As simple as he is effective, there is no shortage of ways to cause havoc with his fleet of exploding drones.

Charlize Theron on Anger, Anxiety, and the Solace of RuPaul The Oscar-winning star finds comfort in Drag Race and Nailed It! —in between “boozy Zooms” with other homeschooling moms.

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced late last week that he would soon order flags in his state to be lowered to half-mast to recognize controversial conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who died on Wednesday. But at least one executive branch official is planning to buck such an order. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat who oversees several government properties, said she wouldn’t comply with the governor’s decree to honor Limbaugh. 

Brendan Fraser
Everything We Know About Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’: Starring Brendan Fraser as a 600-Pound Gay Man.
‘The Whale’ tells the story of Charlie (Fraser), a 600-pound gay man who seeks to reconcile with his estranged daughter as his health begins to fail. Set in a disheveled apartment somewhere in Mormon country, Idaho, it tells a story about mending broken relationships while exploring the complex psyche of its deeply troubled protagonist, at least the latter of which falls comfortably in-line with Aronofsky’s past work.

11 GOP Senators Oppose Biden’s Pick For HHS Secretary 
Four years ago, Donald Trump nominated Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary when she had no experience whatsoever in as an educator. Not a single Republican brought up lack of experience then.

Jamie Dornan in "Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar" 🤣

Olympic champion figure skater Eric Radford tells BBC Sport that he felt as though "someone had taken invisible bricks off his shoulders" when he came out and that becoming the first openly gay male Winter Olympics champion in 2018 made him "explode with pride".

GLAAD has announced the agenda for its first HIV Stigma and Faith Summit, a three-day virtual event dedicated to training and educating leaders to better address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the South. The virtual summit, running from February 24 to 26, will feature free daily panels with guest speakers, journalists, HIV experts, faith leaders, and community activists. There will also be a free daily media training hosted by the GLAAD Media Institute (GMI).

Kit Harington

More than two dozen actors — including "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington and "Judas and the Black Messiah" breakout Dominique Fishback —
have joined the cast of Amazon's Modern Love anthology. Based on the New York Times column of the same name, season two of Modern Love filmed in New York City, Albany, Troy and Schenectady, New York, and Dublin and is set to air later this year on Amazon's Prime Video.

A Moderate Republican Is Still A Republican
The Republicans are not as weak and in disarray as some wishful thinkers among the political commentary class seem to think.

Regé-Jean Page

Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page Makes It All Look Easy On A Breezy 'Saturday Night Live'.
“I’m not an actor, I’m a[n extremely hot sex man] star!!” Apologies to Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page, but was this the horniest SNL audience in forever? Everyone’s new favorite Netflix sex duke made very good indeed on his surprising booking as host tonight, even when the show wasn’t going out of its way to generate audience whoops. The guy can get his own whoops, is what I’m saying,

QAnon-Promoting 2020 Congressional Candidate Scheduled to Speak at CPAC 2021.
Angela Stanton King, a promoter of QAnon conspiracy theories and anti-LGBTQ bigotry, is scheduled to speak at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference on a Sunday afternoon panel shortly before former President Donald Trump speaks. Stanton King spoke at a “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C. the night before the Capitol insurrection, where she praised Trump for standing up to demons and told the crowd Trump could still win because “God makes miraculous things happen.”

12 Black Queer Brands and Businesses to Support This Year. 
As recently as 2012, Black-owned businesses generated $150.2 billion in gross revenue. A subset of data in the 2020 State of Small Business Report indicated 70 percent of Black-owned small business owners said they were either “somewhat happy” or “very happy” with their businesses.

Instinct Magazine Lost a Family Member Over the Weekend – Tribute to Writer, Ryan Shea 
On February 19th, Instinct Magazine’s world was turned upside down when one of our very own, Ryan Shea, succumbed to his battle with complications from COVID-19. To say that we at Instinct are heartbroken is a complete and utter understatement. Ryan, who joined our team in 2017, wrote thousands of stories for not only Instinct, but other media outlets. Never did we imagine that Ryan would be the subject of one of our stories, much less to have to share this news with all of you, the readers he so passionately wrote for.

Brock McGillis

Brock McGillis: ‘Hockey Culture Needs An Overhaul’ 
McGillis has worked most notably with the Erie Otters to try and engage with this aspect of hockey, but for the most part, he doesn’t think anything much has changed since he played in Sault Ste Marie and Windsor in 2001. “It’s just reactionary,” he says, on being invited to talk to teams.

Pete Buttigieg on Faith, Breaking Ground as an Openly Gay Cabinet Member. Ask about how he feels being a member of both the LGBTQ and faith communities, and essentially how the divide between the two can be bridged. Buttigieg said, "As a citizen, as an individual, as a married gay man and as a believer, I think about this a lot. And sometimes I do feel like, you sort of have to defend the LGBTQ community within the church.

WATCH:  Season One Bloopers of "Love, Victor" 🤣

Michael Cimino stars as Victor in this gay teen drama. 

The series also stars: George Sear, Rachel Hilson, Bebe Wood, Anthony Turpel, Isabella Ferreira, Ana Ortiz, James Martinez, Mason Gooding, and Mateo Fernandez. 

Nick Robinson, who starred in "Love, Simon" produces and narrates the series.

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