Paul Ryan Supports Gay Adoptions And 5 Other Things We Learned Today
By Out.com Editors
1. After years of beating the conservative drum decrying the dangers of same-sex everything, failed vice presidential candidate and current Rep. Paul Ryan now says he supports gay adoptions: "I do believe that if there are children who are orphans who do not have a loving person or couple ... I think if a person wants to love and raise a child, they ought to be able to do that. Period. I would vote that way." But marriage is still not an option for gays and lesbians, he says.
2. Inspired by Jason Collins, College Hockey News sportswriter Tony Jovenitti has come out of the closet.
3. Meanwhile, Hollywood insiders are wondering if Jason Collins' coming out will inspire interest in Jamie Lee Curtis' biopic about Glenn Burke, a baseball star who lived most of his short life in the closet, is credited with inventing the high-five and died of HIV-related causes in 1994.
4. Stephen Colbert thinks conservatives should take a page from MLK and Gandhi's civil disobedience handbook. For example, to disrupt a gay marriage, RSVP for the steak but order the fish, thus throwing catering into chaos.
5. New York City's The Out Hotel (no relation) is offering special $99/night rates for those who don't mind sharing a room with total strangers.
6. John Tartaglia, the actor nominated for a Tony for his role as Princeton and closeted Republican Rod in Avenue Q, is starring in a new horror-comedy called Silent But Deadly and it's about a slasher going after seniors in a retirement home. Here's the trailer: