George Takei

One big step forward for gay rights… and two steps back

One big step forward for gay rights… and two steps back

Doesn’t it feel sometimes like the more progress we make and the more dialogue starts opening up, the more the whack jobs and haters come out (so to speak) of the woodwork?

Santorum, Sullivan, Sulu: One is not like the other

Santorum, Sullivan, Sulu: One is not like the other

No two incidents better reflect our country’s schizophrenic political and cultural zeitgeist as it pertains to gay rights than this above photo taken by Charles Dharapak on one end of the spectrum and on the polar opposite end, the crowd’s reaction at a Santorum rally of seeing two men kiss. As the two kissers, Timothy Tross and Ben Clifford, were escorted out, the crowd lustily chanted “USA! USA!” (you know, because nothing screams American values quite like oppressing personal choices and because PDA is totally “ew” and unpatriotic) as if it were the 1981 Olympics “Miracle on Ice” hockey match.

It’s Hard to be Old, White and Rich in H’Wood These Days

It’s Hard to be Old, White and Rich in H’Wood These Days

PRECIOUS stars Mariah Carey and Gabourey Sidibe, at the Independent Spirit Awards Wow. The last couple of days have been a BLUR… Friday were the Independent Spirit Awards – which rocked. For some reason the gods decided to bless me and my date, Estee Lauder Pres. John Demsey, and sit us front and center with…