July 31, 2012 at 9:56 am EDT | by Phil Reese
Fast Five Fix: July 31
Elena Pirozhkova, Michelle Obama, gay news, Washington Blade

Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova picks up the First Lady at a “Let’s Move” event in London. An earlier version of this post erroneously identified Pirozhkova as a lesbian, apologies about the confusion. (Official White House photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

Well, now even the Berenstain Bears are keeping their distance from Chick-fil-A (I thought bears only ate pizza and beer?) after the company that licenses their merchandising got in bed with the now politically volatile fast food company. According to NBC the Bears posted a note to their website washing their hands of any involvement in the upcoming Berenstain Bears books at Chick-fil-A. What else is new? Well, there’s a new company hating gays, a little bakery in Denver that won’t gay wedding cakes. Oh Gee whiz. Here is the news:

VIDEO | One of the Wachowski siblings (creators of the Matrix), Lana, transitioned several years ago, and makes her YouTube debut in a trailer for their project ‘Cloud Atlas.’

The UK Daily Mail picked up on it, and reported in less than sensitive fashion about the transition. For her part, however, Lana seems comfortable to be back in the public eye, pushing her newest venture with her brother, which stars Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.


  • We have started a change.org petition, asking Harper Collins Publishing to stop using the Berenstain Bears books as a promotional item in the wake of the Jim Henson Company withdrawing its support from Chick-fil-A restaurants. This is the link to the petition:

  • vanderleun

    Oh give it a rest and try to stay on topic instead of on your hobby horse of the month.

© Copyright Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc. 2017. All rights reserved.
Washington Blade Newsletter


Get our top stories emailed to you every Thursday and specials offers from our partners.