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Sally Field's Emotional Human Rights Campaign Speech About Gay Son (Video)


Oscar-winning actress Sally Field was the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award in Washington D.C. Saturday and gave a heartfelt, emotional speech about her openly gay son, Sam Greisman, who introduced her.  According to the Huffington Post, it was the first time Field had publicly addressed her son’s sexuality saying, “It’s Sam’s business not mine to talk about it.”   She went on to describe her son’s road of discovering himself:

“He grew up wanting to be just like his big brothers — athletic and rambunctious, not to mention a little bit macho.  But Sam was different, and his journey to allow himself what nature intended him to be was not an easy one. As his mother, I consider it one of the great privileges of my life to be part it.”

The “Steel Magnolias” star shared her views on today’s families with gay youth, saying that “there are so many children who struggle to understand and embrace their sexuality in families who do not welcome them, with parents that somehow find it acceptable to shut them out their hearts and their homes, and that I find unacceptable.”

Field received the biggest cheers after she told the HRC crowd, “You’ve changed and are changing the lives of little boys and girls who realize somewhere along the way they’re just different from their other brothers and sisters…and so the fuck what?”

Greisman, an intern at Towelroad, claimed of his mom “that being gay was one more thing she loved about me.”  Field lives just a 10-minute walk away from Greisman in a new West Village apartment and he joked, “She couldn’t be more supportive of me…if anything I wish she was a little less supportive of me.”

You can view the entire speech along with Greisman’s introduction below.

Ke$ha claims she had sex with a ghost


Pop star Ke$ha has claimed a lot of things in her music (remember brushing her teeth with a bottle of Jack?) but none has been so bizarre as her latest confession: having sex with a ghost. On Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS FM radio show, the “Tik Tok” singer shares that her new song “Supernatural” is all about that moment:

“It’s about experiences with the supernatural… but in a sexy way.  I had a couple of experiences with the supernatural. I don’t know his name! He was a ghost! I’m very open to it.”

A sample of the lyrics of the song seem to show that the encounter was pretty hot:

“When you take my body to the stars/ I believe it/ Boy, this love is supernatural/ Can you feel it?”

The Huffington Post also reported the 25-year-old added  her new album “Warrior” is based on her own spiritual journey she went on to improve her music.  She explained the following to Seacrest:

“The theme of this record is magic. I went on a spirit journey by myself. No security guard. No managers. I just went around the world and lived on a boat.  I was in Africa rehabilitating baby lions. I went diving with great white sharks, and just went on this crazy spirit quest. I got hypnotized, and I just really wanted this record to be really positive, really raw, really vulnerable and about the magic of life.”

This may turn out to be one of the most interesting albums of the year!

Do you believe what Ke$ha is talking about or do you think it is just a publicity stunt?  Let us know in the comments section below.


Popularity Contest #106 (week ending 8/3/12)

This week’s show might also be known to some as the Daily Dapper Countdown.  Among the popularity categories this week are news, nightlife, op-ed and the archives.  We also take a look at the hottest topic on our sister site, queerplanet.net; it all happens in less than five minutes.

Let us catch you up on what everyone else is talking about each week on the GaySocialites.com Popularity Contest where we recap the week’s hottest headlines. It’s even got video and sound, so there’s no reading required!  We post a new episode weekly.  You can always look for the most up to date video we’ve put together by scrolling to the bottom of each page.

Foreskin Pride March Takes Place This Weekend in Canada!


Vancouver will be filled with “inactivists” marching the streets to protest forced circumcision on both male and female newborns.  Known as “Canada’s feistiest pro-foreskin advocacy group,” the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project (CFAP) will put on various demonstrations and rallies around Vancouver on August 4 and 5, letting their message of anti-circumcision be known.
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New Book Alleges Marilyn Monroe Had Lesbian Encounters!


Norma Jean Baker transformed into Marilyn Monroe and became an American sex symbol in the 1950s and 60s , starring in films like “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Some Like It Hot”.  She was also known for having affairs with high-profile men, such as John F. and Robert Kennedy, Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Two of her affairs ended up in marriage: baseball player Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller.  As the 50th Anniversary of Monroe’s death approaches on August 5, a new book entitled Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner is investigating Marilyn Monroe’s sexuality and alleging that she might have been struggling with her sexual orientation.

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