Margaret Cho On Outing

6.21.2013

By Out.com Editors

...And Five Other Things You Need to Know Today

1. After integrating "John Travolta is gay" jokes into her act, Margaret Cho spells out her stance on the always controversial practice of outing and discusses whether whether there would be any impact if someone came out after thirty years in the closet.

2. The Russian government's reign of tyranny continues. As anti-gay legislation creeps across the country,officials are cracking down on art protesting the 2014 Olympics being held in Sochi.

3. Former Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was forced to explain himself after Christine Quinn's surrogates accused him of lacking "moral courage" when he did not sufficiently challenge an old woman who called Quinn "the dyke." Said Weiner in his statement, "Homophobia is vile and destructive and something I have fought against for the entirety of my career, including being a vocal supporter of gay marriage since 1998 and standing up on the floor of Congress for transgender Americans."

4. Democratic Reps. Charlie Rangle and Mark Pocan introduced a bill that would allow veterans discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell to regain their honors.

5. President Obama has nominated Jim Comey, a pro-gay Republican, to head the FBI, once one of the nation's most anti-gay organizations.

6. After a slight delay, here's the first official trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher. And, yes, the first factoid is that he dropped out of college.

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