July 24, 2012 | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: July 24
Harry Shum Jr., Tyler Posey, Quentin Lee, gay news, Washington Blade

At Outfest, AfterElton chats with Glee’s Harry Shum Jr., Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey and the pen behind their new film White Frog, Quentin Lee. (Click pic to go to AfterElton and watch)

Oh no! Grindr is ruining Fire Island, says New York Magazine! Nobody cruises the Meat Rack anymore! Well here’s the news:

  • Yesterday we reported on Secretary of State Clinton’s speech from the International AIDS Conference, but did we bury the anti-foreskin lead?
  • Towleroad reports mom of the year Bristol Palin says that Tripp didn’t say “faggot,” but even if he did, why is it so bad to let a 3-year-old use such violent slurs, when grown-up writer and cultural commentator Dan Savage uses the same word?
  • Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman in space, came out of the closet as a lesbian in her obituary after dying of pancreatic cancer yesterday.
  • In a shocking semi-reversal (maybe not so much a 180… maybe a 23 or a 24 degree turn? 15?) House Republican leader Eric Cantor says the GOP should be more tolerant of gays and even pro-marriage-equality Republicans. JoeMyGod reports the Family Research Council wasted all of six or seven minutes to rip him apart, calling him a socialist apologist, and saying such attitudes will lead to a Dan Savage-led taxpayer funded campaign against people like Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A. So it was a really reasonable, rational reaction.
  • Speaking of Chick-fil-A, Towleroad reports Mike Huckabee thinks the right should buycott (not boycott) Chick-fil-A to make up for all the lefties who won’t eat there anymore. So forget that mom-and-pop chicken place down Main Street from you.

VIDEO | While promoting her newest project, the sequel to the gay sub-subcommunity hit ‘Bear City,’ a fantastic-never-looked-better Kathy Najimy, who seems to age backward, helped Chelsea Handler get her head around what a “gay bear” is:

Everyone, if you haven’t seen the first installment of ‘Bear City,’ definitely check it out. There are some cheesy parts to it, like all super-gay movies, and it tries a little too hard in the first reel to prove its “bear cred,” by trying to dump as much bear minutiae into casual dialogue as possible. That said, it’s not just a good gay movie, its a good movie. I’m super excited about the second installment, and not just because this time I know two of the people attached to it. I can’t wait for the DC premiere! (h/t Towleroad)

 

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