ETHANSAYS readers are invited to an advance screening in L.A. of The Weinstein Company's new comedy DIRTY GIRL starring Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, and Mary Steenburgen. The film takes place in 1987 and follows Danielle (Temple), the high school 'dirty girl,' and her gay best friend Clarke on a raunchy, cross country journey of self-discovery. The film is packed with a fun 80's soundtrack and is directed by newcomer Abe Sylvia.
If you're in L.A. and would like to attend, FOLLOW THIS LINK and print off a FREE PASS. ETHANSAYS passes take priority seating over the general fill line until 7:30PM. There are 50 passes available. ENJOY THE FILM!
The inside story on her battles with alcohol, becoming a TV star at 48, and how a 9-year-old changed her life forever
After decades of work in television and movies, Jane Lynch became an overnight sensation, and an Emmy and Golden Globe winner. Through all the hardships of Hollywood and her stellar achievements, Lynch admits that it’s her new roles as a mother and wife that may just give her the biggest sense of accomplishment yet. Lynch opened up to The Advocate’s Diane Anderson-Minshall about her new family, working with Charlie Sheen, and being openly gay in Hollywood.
While Lynch may be best known for her role on Glee, it was her spot on Two and a Half Men that got her into the biggest role of her life: motherhood. While at a gala for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lynch first met Lara Embry, a fan of Two and a Half Men. Within a year, Lynch was married with children. In between filming season 2 of Glee, Lynch became immersed in motherhood. “I became wifely,” she recalls, having run the errands while Embry worked. “I loved taking care of my girls.”
Jumping back to her Hollywood life, Lynch, whose role on Two and a Half Men brought her a different audience than her work on Glee, recognizes that costar Charlie Sheen is going through a tough time. Nevertheless, she has nothing but praise for the actor. “He’s one of the nicest guys and a true leader on that set,” she says. “He’s going through his stuff now, but there’s a really solid, wonderful person in there, and I love him very much.” [ CONTINUE READING ]
In the September issue of OUT (on sale August 23), cover star Adam Levine talks frankly about the way his family responded to his younger brother when he came out. “I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality I acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two,” he told interviewer Shana Naomi Krochmal. “We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK.”
The musician, a coach on NBC’s wildly-successful The Voice, was scathing of families who try to change a gay child. “A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it all costs, but I’ve got news for you—it’s a losing f***ing battle,” he said. “You’ve got to embrace it from the beginning. That’s the only way to deal with it as a family. Otherwise you’re just screwing yourself over, and you’re going to make your kid miserable.” [ KEEP READING ]
90210's Trevor Donovan is all dressed up for Bello Mag's "Return of The Alpha Male" editorial and talks with the magazine about the upcoming season of 90210, his new movie projects, and more. Be sure to check out his video interview, too...a first for Bello.
TRIPLE THREAT: Trevor shares the cover spotlight in this Hollywood Heatwave issue with supermodels Brooke Bonelli and Kerry Degman. Check out all three covers after the jump, and pick up this August 10th issue inside iTunes via the BELLO MAG app.
In 2003, potential GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum likened gay sex to pedophilia and bestiality. In response, Dan Savage started a campaign to redefine the word "Santorum" online. Google "santorum" and see what you get.
Now that Rick is running for president, Funny Or Die made this video with Dan Savage to remind Santorum that he only redefined Santorum's last name, not his first name, and he promises not to...if Santorum doesn't attack gay people during his campaign! WATCH NOW!
In an effort to elevate public awareness about the importance of HIV testing, Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, is teaming up with David Bromstad, host of HGTV’s Color Splash and winner of the first season of HGTV’s Design Star to announce the Know Yourself: Get HIV Tested initiative.
“Knowledge is one of the most powerful tools in fighting HIV, and you have to get tested to know your status,” said Bromstad. “I am especially passionate about HIV testing and education because it particularly affects the community of which I’m proud to belong. I want to raise awareness of the importance of testing by using something I know well and am also passionate about: art and design. Join me by getting tested and encouraging others to do the same.” [KEEP READING]
“My love for my gay fans is just pure, authentic love for them as supporters of me from the beginning, and me feeling connected to their struggles as someone who is a part of their fight.” — Lady Gaga
Through skepticism and criticism, pop superstar Lady Gaga remains one of the most outspoken advocates for LGBT equality today. She’s been accused of not being gay enough to claim one of the letters the aforementioned acronym, and critics say her activism is superficial, but through it all her devotion to supporting marriage equality, fighting the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and increasing AIDS awareness remains strong. The Advocate’s Jeremy Kinser spoke with Lady Gaga about her activism, her critics, and her music. [ COVER + STORY ]
Rise Against And It Gets Better Project Announce Collaboration And Tackle Bullying in New Music Video
Rise Against and The It Gets Better Project® are proud to announce a collaboration in conjunction with the release of Rise Against's new single, "Make It Stop (September's Children)" from their album Endgame, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.
The video depicts the band performing the song in the high school gymnasium alongside moving scenes of individuals from the LGBT community experiencing and coping with bullying from their peers in high school. The music video also includes snippets of multiple YouTube submissions provided by the It Gets Better Project, with individuals sharing their stories and letting viewers know that "it gets better."
That’s the kinds of questions Next Magazine found themselves asking in their Gay Pride Issue 2011. What keeps the gay dream alive in New York when things like AIDS, 9/11, marriage inequality and, yes, mayors who campaign against our nightlife, our dancing, our sex lives and our freedoms, constantly seem to knock us down. TroyBoyDesign, one of many artists asked to visualize their dreams for gay New York in the issue, created this fun, sexy (and slightly disturbing) digital composite that imagines an alternate reality. How would life IN NYC be different for gay men if their mayor was gay?
Next Magazine’s Gay Pride Issue 2011 will be available on stands and at NextMagazine.com this Friday, June 17th.
Check out Ford & Lopatin's just-released music video for "World of Regret". "World of Regret" is taken from Ford & Lopatin's full-length debut album Channel Pressure out June 7 from Software (Ford & Lopatin’s brand new label imprint on Mexican Summer). MORE INFO.