Friday, January 12, 2018

News and Pop Culture Round-Up

Posted by Shane Smith, Editor, Stonewall Gazette

Andrew Christian Shared Tom Daley’s Leaked Nude Pics

Underwear brand Andrew Christian just sunk pretty low in their latest marketing stunt. The underwear company, with a strong gay focus and following, decided that their latest email blast would make a big splash if they included Tom Daley’s leaked pictures. It looks like someone at Andrew Christian, who’s classy as ever, thought they would get some attention for the brand using these pics. MORE

Video: This Is What Trump Supporters Think About His "Shithole Countries" Comment
While half the country (and much of the world) is appalled at Donald Trump's now-infamous "shithole countries" comment regarding folks coming to the U.S. from places like Haiti and Africa, this clip has gone viral on Facebook. MORE

Openly Gay TV Producer, Bryan Fuller Boards Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles TV Series
Bryan Fuller is trading gods for vampires. The writer and producer, who exited as showrunner of Starz’s American Gods last fall, has officially joined the team bringing Anne Rice’s best-selling novels The Vampire Chronicles to television. Rice’s son (and fellow author) Christopher Rice announced the news in a Facebook post Thursday. “It’s our great pleasure to officially announce that Bryan has become a member of the creative family working to bring the story of the vampire Lestat to television,” he wrote, after sharing a story describing Fuller’s lifelong interest in Rice’s vampire novels. MORE

Virginia: Two Bills Introduced To Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
Two Democrats have introduced bills that would prohibit therapies that attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in Virginia. James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia, a group that promotes LGBT rights, said in a statement issued Tuesday that his organization is “grateful to Sen. Surovell and Del. Hope for making a bill to ban conversion therapy an early part of their legislative agendas.” MORE

Shirtless Muscle Bears Pump n Hump in the Snow
While most of the country is locked in an artic deep freeze, apparently muscle bears don’t hibernating. In fact they are making the most of the polar playground by lifting shirtless. (Not that we’re complaining in the least, but WTF???) WATCH VIDEO

Trump, The Porn Star and the $130,000 Hush Money
The Wall Street Journal (a conservative newspaper I shall note) is reporting Stephanie Clifford, an adult film performer whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, agreed to a $130,000 payment to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter. MORE

The Worst Movies of 2017
Congrats, 2017! You have given us a cornucopia of bad films! Here is The Reelness’ 10 Worst Films of 2017, with a special shout out to Scarlett Johansson for making our naughty list twice. You go, ScarJo! MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Buying and Smoking Recreational Marijuana in California
Even if the rest of 2018 is complete sh*t, at least marijuana is now legal in California. As of Jan. 1, adults 21 and over are legally permitted to purchase recreational marijuana across the state. This means you can walk into a dispensary and even have weed delivered to you without feeling like you're doing something wrong. As the future of cannabis expands into variety of areas from fitness and wellness to culinary experiences, it's only a matter of time until the stoner stereotype completely dissipates. MORE

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