Brendon Ayanbadejo: Four Gay NFL Players Might Come Out Together
Via SB Nation, an interesting quote from Ayanbadejo:“I think it will happen sooner than you think. We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it. There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together. It would make a major splash and take the pressure off one guy. It would be a monumental day if a handful or a few guys come out.”
In today’s interview with MSNBC, host Thomas Roberts brings up the above quote and asks Ayanbadejo about his history of LGBT activism and what may happen for him next. Ayanbadejo was let go by the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, but he says that move was “just football” and unrelated to his advocacy to same-sex marriage.
Uruguay Approves Gay Marriage
Moments ago the Uruguay Senate approved its marriage equality bill by a vote of 23-8. The bill now returns to the nation’s lower legislative chamber to reconcile a minor change. President Jose Mujica has promised to sign the bill and marriages should commence within a few months. ¡Felicidades Uruguay!
UPDATE: Freedom To Marry cheers via press release.
- “Freedom to Marry applauds the people of Uruguay and their government for moving forward into a future in which all loving and committed couples can share in the freedom to marry and the meaning and protections marriage brings to families. Uruguay’s vote today to move past civil union to marriage itself, Argentina’s enactment of the freedom to marry in 2010 and the Mexico Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling last month in favor of the freedom to marry — citing the U.S Supreme Court cases of Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia — all are inspirations and examples decision-makers here in the United States, including our Supreme Court justices, should swiftly follow to get the U.S. where it needs to be.”
Freddie Mercury Snuck Princess Diana Into A Gay Club In Drag
Back in the late 1980s, queer singer Freddie Mercury brought Princess Diana to a London gay club in disguise, according to a new book by British actress Cleo Rocos.
In The Power of Positive Drinking, Rocos explains how she and gay comedian Kenny Everett accompanied the rocker and the royal to Royal Vauxhall Tavern, the oldest gay bar in South London, with Diana disguised in an army jacket, cap and dark sunglasses.
Rocos says the princess looked “like a beautiful young man.”
“When we walked in… we felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute. But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. But she loved it.”
Apparently the presence of the three other celebrities allowed Diana to mingle undetected and even order a round of drinks.
NOM’s Hate Rally Recap
NY Sen. Ruben Diaz is the guy who declared that “gays are worthy of death” at NOM’s 2011 hate rally in the Bronx.
USA: SCOTUS Hearing Audio Released
Here’s the transcript.
USA: Yesterday Outside The Supreme Court
Video by activist Mark S. King.