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!! OMG, how generous: The Bezos’ donation to Seattle same-sex marriage campaign !!

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have donated an astonishing $2.5 million to support same-sex marriage in a referendum campaign in Washington State. The donation was prompted by a heartfelt email from former Amazon employee and lesbian mother Jennifer Cast. Here’s an excerpt from her email:

“I want to have the right to marry the love of my life and to let my children and grandchildren know their family is honoured like a ‘real’ family,” Ms. Cast wrote. “We need help from straight people. To be very frank, we need help from wealthy straight people who care about us and who want to help us win.”

She was pretty shocked when she received this reply:

“Jen,” the e-mail said, “this is right for so many reasons. We’re in for $2.5-million. Jeff & MacKenzie.”

Let’s hope that their generosity is enough to counteract all the conservative money flowing into the other side and that the Washington marriage referendum will be the first of its kind to end in favor of same-sex marriage after 32 so far going the other way.

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!! OMG, episode four: ‘The Outs’ throws a ‘Fun Party’ !!


The wait is finally over for episode four of the New York City-centric tale of gay woe “The Outs,” which in this installment (called “Fun Party”) finds Jack picking up a call from ex-bf Mitchell (you know how that goes…) and Oona reeling from the wreckage of her party. Can’t wait for the next one!

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!! OMG, understanding Thomas: ‘Downton Abbey’ creator on why the gay character is his favorite !!

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“The thing about Thomas, he’s a bastard in a way but it was very, very hard to be gay at that time and a lot of young kids, I don’t think they realize that you could go to prison for soliciting. Not even for doing it but just for making an advance. Soliciting for immoral purposes, so called, and you could go to prison. Every time you tried to make a pass or pick someone up, you were taking your life in your hands and most people would brush it off today but you never know and in those days people knew they had the power to make big trouble for you so, for me, that makes [Thomas] a sympathetic character. It doesn’t matter how WASPish he is. You have a kind of fundamental sympathy for someone who’s making their life against those kinds of odds and that’s why he’s one of my favorite characters.”

(via After Elton)

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!! OMG, what if Yogi wants to get married? Kathy Najimy breaks down the bear community !!


Everyone’s favorite “Hocus Pocus” witch, Kathy Najimy, stopped by Chelsea Lately to promote her role in “Bear City 2,” which inevitably led to a discussion of all the subcategories within the gay community. Najimy does a pretty good job explaining the differences, which means she must be a longtime Goldilocks.
(via After Elton)

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