Quickies: Monday, May 23 2011
By Noah Michelson
> Here we go again: Sean Combs aka Puff aka Puffy aka Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy aka Diddy now wants to be known as "Swag" for the next week.
> The New York Times has started a new weekly feature called "Coming Out" which highlights a LGBT youth in some stage of the coming out process talking about his/her life in his/her own words.
> When the ding-a-lings at the Westboro Church revealed they were going to protest lovably foul-mouthed comedian Lisa Lampanelli's show in Topeka, KS, she promised to donate $1,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis for every church member that showed up. 44 protestors showed up and we're happy to announce Lampanelli has confirmed she is donating $44,000 to GMHC.
> While traveling with wife Katy Perry, Russell Brand was deported from Japan due to (still unnamed) events that happened a decade ago.
> Would you go deaf to stay hard? A new report claims Viagra may cause hearing loss.
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