News: ‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch lauds Obama, May 24, 2012

Before settling into her VIP seat at last night’s “American Idol” finale, “Glee” star Jane Lynch lent President Obama a hand — or rather a voice — in a new campaign ad in  which Lynch praises the president for his recent statements in support of gay marriage. In the ad Lynch asserts that Obama has made “more significant advances for LGBT Americans than any other president who came before him,” and has “not only acknowledged the LGBT community, but embraced it.” Lynch’s endorsement is an about-face from her previous statements in which she labeled Obama “a huge disappointment” for not legalizing gay marriage, but summer is upon us and there’s no better time to break out those flip flops.

General Powell, we salute you
The marriage equality bandwagon gets a little more crowded each day and this time it was former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and retired four-star General Colin Powell hopping aboard and taking a seat. In an interview last night with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Powell offered, “I don’t see any reason not to say that [same-sex couples] should be able to get married under the laws of their state or the laws of the country.” The endorsement may have come in the form of a double-negative statement, but that translates to a positive for marriage equality.

Stork to deliver for “gay” penguins
Having met six years ago, Inca and Rayas are not unlike many other gay male couples. They met, fell in love, built a home together, and yearned for the pitter-patter of little feet to complete their happy family. Yet year after disappointing year their nest remained empty — literally — as because unlike many other gay male couples Inca and Rayas are penguins. However, Yolanda Martin, the couple’s keeper and ad hoc publicist, recently shared the joyous news that an egg had been procured in order to give them “something to stay together for; otherwise, they might have become depressed.” While Martin detailed that Inca has taken on the maternal role of perching on the egg throughout the day and Rayas has assumed the more traditional male task of standing guard, she continued to protest that the couple is not “gay” but rather just “good friends.” Where have we heard that before?

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