Despite being an openly gay actor and LGBT rights advocate, Neil Patrick Harris is not immune to the LGBT community’s wrath: GLAAD and other organizations called him out for using the word “tranny” twice during his guest-hosting gig on Live with Kelly on Friday. Neil has since apologized, but it’s a fascinating example of how the queer community is sometimes at odds with its members. More
Topic: Dan Savage
We all know Fred Savage, who portrayed a tween then teen growing up in the 60s on The Wonder Years, and his brother Ben Savage, who played basically the same part in the 90s on Boy Meets World.
What you might not know is there’s a third Savage brother, Dan Savage, and after years of writing a popular sex advice column and championing gay rights, he’s getting his reward, the American dream: a starring role on a coming of age sitcom. More
Yesterday, Loveline hosts Dr. Drew — also famous for his time counseling addicted stars on Celebrity Rehab — and “Psycho” Mike Catherwood took to Reddit to do an AMA thread. They were the first celebrity AMA participants since the Emilia Clarke thread was revealed to be a hoax last week, and surprisingly they suffered no repercussions for that fakery. (Probably because they immediately verified their identities with this photo on the left.) More
• Bristol Palin isn’t going to give that sex talk to Washington State students after all. But we had so much to learn from her! (Huffington Post)
• This guy tattooed “mini” on his penis and got a free car. (Nerve)
• If you’re looking to break up but don’t want to do the dumping, here are 5 really passive-aggressive manuevers. (YourTango)
Rebecca Drysdale really broke the mold with her take on an “It Gets Better” video. Her offering to Dan Savage‘s celeb-filled anti-bullying campaign is a hilarious and ambitious music video (with somewhat NSFW lyrics) that makes its point while still remaining super entertaining. Rebecca’s an improv performer who has toured all around the country — and now she’s proved that it doesn’t get any better than this video. More
The important message of the day comes from Tim Gunn who discusses how, as a gay 17-year-old, he was so filled with despair he tried to take his own life. Tim swallowed more than 100 pills in the (thankfully unsuccessful) attempt. The failed suicide let to an intervention that eventually allowed Tim to accept his sexuality.
Tim’s video is part of the It Gets Better Project, a video series by journalist and sex advice columnist Dan Savage. Dan and his husband Terry created the first video of encouragement for LGBT youth in response to the suicide of 15-year-old Billy Marcus last month. Celebs like Anne Hathaway, Ke$ha, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham have all participated in the project, which also allows users to upload their own videos. More