Thursday, December 18, 2014

Remembering Kirsty MacColl, Who Was Killed 14 Years Ago Today

Just realized it's the 14-year anniversary of the tragic death of Kirsty MacColl, one of the best pop stars who ever lived. In remembrance of what a treasure she was, I give you this classic holiday song.

Djokovic, Serena Receive Top ITF Annual Awards

Hard-fought and well-earned nods to Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, in a year that saw eight different winners of the Grand Slams. Read HERE.

Norman Bridwell, Creator of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Books, Dies at 86

Although I've always been a cat person -- my family only had one dog very briefly, and no one wanted anything to do with it so we gave her away -- I was a huge fan of Clifford. I prefer to think of Mr. Bridwell as "moving to the country upstate." Read HERE.

U.S. Announces Protections for Transgender Workers

Another great move by our outgoing attorney general.

The Associated Press reports:
The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder. That means the Justice Department will be able to bring legal claims on behalf of people who say they've been discriminated against by state and local public employers based on sex identity. In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bans sex discrimination, does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status. The memo released Thursday is part of a broader Obama administration effort to afford workplace protection for transgender employees. In July, President Barack Obama ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the U.S. government or for companies holding federal contracts. The new position is a reversal in position for the Justice Department, which in 2006 stated that Title VII did not cover discrimination based on transgender status.

The Daily Grindr

A favorite submission. Send me yours HERE.

Thursday Ad Watch

Lookin' foxy, man!


The Walsh brothers, all cleaned up for Mom's wedding to Gary, June 15, 1973. Second time was the charm!

Book It

Looking for a last-minute holiday gift? Order "Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? A Memoir" in time for Christmas HERE!

In Memoriam

Via Boy Culture, who has a leg up on the 2015 Oscars.
TCM's salute to the film community's losses in 2014 is here, and is guaranteed to make you weepy and probably surprise you with a few you didn't realize had departed... 
Watch HERE.

Getting Doggy Style With Zac Efron

Needless to say, I strongly approve of Zac Efron's power-bottom '70s porn 'stache.

Wes Welker: 'I'm Just Wearin' My Jockstrap'

Wes Welker Once Showed Up To Patriots Practice In UGG Boots And A Jockstrap 

 That there's no photographic proof is this is one of the greatest tragedies in American history.

Scissr Sisters

Scissr Lesbian Dating App Like Grindr But 'Classier,' Chicago Creator Says

One of the features is it lets you know where the nearest U-Haul branch is. Read HERE.

Song of the Day: 'Christmas Wrapping' by the Waitresses

All-time favorite of mine -- God it makes me sad that Patty Donahue died so young.

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