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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
No real update, just an excuse to post a couple of pics of cutie Dan Gheesling.
From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
"I actually really like that dress!"From: NewNowNext
Seattle drag queen Kristie Champagne-aka Kristopher Zello-is a big Adele fan.
No, like really huge.
Zello was so excited for the “Hello” singer to swing through Seattle on her 25 world tour that he even made a special dress for the concert:
Then at Monday night’s show, dreams came true. Mid-concert Adele spotted Ms. Champagne in the crowd and pulled her up onstage.
🎥👭👸#Adele @Adele meets Kristie Champagne! Key Arena Seattle WA July 25 2016 Credits below!https://t.co/5XHpkp69EY pic.twitter.com/Y51dZmJa4I— Adelettes (@Adelettes) July 26, 2016
Adele gushed over Kristie’s look as she complimented her dress. Kristie responded by telling Adele that “you seriously changed my life for the better,” and told her how she impersonates her twice a week at Julia’s in Seattle.
It was a magical moment that only further proves that Adele is just the greatest. Watch a longer clip of their lovefest below:
He now faces a total of 29 charges, including rape, murder and administering poison.
Stephen Port, the man charged with the alleged murders of four gay men in London last year, now faces additional rape and poisoning charges after eight survivors of his reported attacks have stepped forward.
The 41-year-old chef was originally accused of using Grindr to meet and then kill four gay men in their 20s by poisoning them with lethal doses of GHB.
But when he appeared in court Monday, Port was faced with several new charges from eight survivors of alleged attacks that took place between 2011 and 2015.
In addition to the original manslaughter, murder and poisoning charges, the alleged serial killer will now face seven counts of rape, four of sexual assault and six extra counts of poisoning, bringing the total number of charges to 29.
Port denied all the charges during his pre-trial hearing on Monday and the trial is now set to begin on October 4.
"It is a very diverse group reflecting the overall demographics in the Democratic Party’s umbrella," says superdelegate Babs Siperstein.
Comparing the diversity at the Republican National Convention to this week’s Democratic Convention almost isn’t fair. While the GOP had white people holding signs that read (incorrectly) “Hispanics Para Trump,” the DNC’s delegates represent a wide swath of Americans.
That includes diverse gender identities, too: For the first time, a trans person will speak at a major American political convention.
Sarah McBride, press secretary for the HRC Foundation, will address the convention on Thursday, the final day of the event. But she’s far from the only trans person heading to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.
Logo political correspondent Raymond Braun reports there are at least 27 trans delegates at this year’s convention.
This is so awesome. We've identified 27 out transgender delegates at the #DemConvention so far, a 93% increase from 2012.— Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun) July 23, 2016
In 2012, there were a reported 14 openly trans delegates.
Oregon is sending four trans delegates, while California has three and New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and the host state, Pennsylvania, each have two transgender delegates. (The remainder are coming from California, Montana, Florida and Nevada.)
This year, the Democratic convention will also welcome two trans superdelegates: Laura Calvo of Oregon, who is the vice-chair of the LGBT Caucus, and Barbra Casbar Siperstein of New Jersey, a member of the DNC Executive Committee who will be attending her fourth convention.
Siperstein (right) has actually identified 28 transgender delegates at this year’s gathering.
“Although the overwhelming majority are first-time delegates, and come from states who are sending trans delegates for the first time, it is a very diverse group reflecting the overall demographics in the Democratic Party’s umbrella,” she wrote in the Huffington Post.
“Youth, seniors, people of faith, labor leaders, progressive activists, educators, small-business entrepreneurs, veterans, NGO employees [and] long-term Democratic Party officials.”
The percentage of LGBT delegates overall in Philadelphia is expected to be the largest ever.
The Washington Times reported there was one trans woman at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland—though Jennifer Williams of New Jersey was technically just an “honorary” delegate.
Williams is frustrated with her party’s support for laws barring her from using the women’s room.
“I don’t know how our party can rectify that they are betraying our principles and our country’s values by what they are trying to do,” she said.
“We were basically the party that really came out against Jim Crow, that forced the Civil Rights Act of ‘64 through against Lyndon Johnson’s wishes. The history is there, but we are forgetting where we came from.”
Last week at the GOP convention, Ben Carson told attendees that being transgender “is the height of absurdity.”
NBA Trailblazer Jason Collins Addresses DNC Convention, Praises Clinton As “Choice for Continued Progress”
The out NBA veteran appeared on stage with his twin brother, Jarron.
Monday was the first day of the Democratic National Convention, when a diverse range of speakers addressed delegates at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena.
Former NBA player Jason Collins, who came out as gay in his final season with the league, spoke around 8pm. He praised the Clinton family as supporters of both the LGBT community and him personally.
Revealing that he told Bill and Hillary about his sexuality before going public, Collins said, “they knew my sexual orientation made no difference in my ability to play basketball, just as someone’s gender makes no difference in his or her ability to lead this nation.”
Collins was preceded by his twin brother, Jarron, who also played for the NBA before retiring in 2014. Jarron’s focus was on how poor a leader Donald Trump would make, and what a bully he is.
Excited that @jasoncollins98 & @jarronctwin will be speaking at the @DemConvention for @HillaryClinton #Hillary2016 pic.twitter.com/O67n1Aon1B— Elsa Collins (@elsacollins) July 20, 2016
The Collins brothers have known the Clintons for many years, but their appearance tonight underscored the night’s theme, “United Together.”
Also addressing delegates was Oregon State Representative Tina Kotek, the firs lesbian state Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
First Lady Michelle Obama gave a passionate speech in front of the energetic crowd during the first night of the Democratic National Convention, sending a strong message that she is behind Hillary Clinton.
Obama stuck to the positive-calling out the negative view of America that was painted at the Republican National Convention last week. “The hateful language that we hear from public figures on TV… Our motto is, when they go low, we go high,” said the First Lady.
“This election — every election — is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives,” Obama told the cheering crowd. “And I am here tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility — only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States. And that is our friend, Hillary Clinton.”
I will never not be in awe of @MichelleObama. The unifier. The pinnacle of integrity. Thank you @FLOTUS.— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) July 26, 2016
Obama also commented on Clinton’s commitment to the American people, and how even when she lost in 2008 she didn’t give up:
“When she did not win the nomination eight years ago, she did not get angry or disillusioned. Hillary did not pack up and go home because as a true public servant, Hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own disappointment.”
Michelle Obama: "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves." pic.twitter.com/K5G4PwEQpA— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 26, 2016
“We are always stronger together,” Obama added. “Who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters. I am here tonight because I know that that is the kind of president that Hillary Clinton will be, and that’s why in this election, I’m with her.”
Watch her powerful speech below:
Marni Nixon, who gained fame as a “ghost singer” for Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” died of breast cancer on Sunday in New York City. She was 86.
In the 1940s, ’50s and into the ’60s, major film actresses without great singing voices were often “dubbed” by anonymous background singers. Studio execs preferred to keep alive the myth that the stars did their own singing. Nixon became the most famous of these — inadvertently at first, because Kerr spilled the beans in an interview about “The King and I” in 1956.
She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Altadena, Calif. By the time she was 4, her family discovered that she had the rare gift of “perfect pitch” and started her on violin lessons.
By the time she was 7, she was working as an extra or bit player in films, which continued through her teen years. She can be seen in the background of “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Babes on Broadway,” “Song to Remember,” “The Emperor Waltz,” “The Good Old Summertime” and nearly 50 other films.
At the age of 11, she won $100 in a vocal competition at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona and made up her mind to pursue a singing career. In 1946 famed choral director Roger Wagner invited her to become one of the founding members of the Roger Wagner Chorale, with whom she sang throughout the 1950s (the group eventually became the Los Angeles Master Chorale).
She also began performing classical works with the Los Angeles Philharmonic while also acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and singing on radio programs. A chance encounter with MGM composer Bronislau Kaper led to her first “ghost-singing” assignment, for child star Margaret O’Brien in 1949’s “The Secret Garden.”
Other film assignments followed. She sang part of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” for Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” for 20th Century-Fox in 1953. Fox vocal director Ken Darby then called her in 1955 to dub Kerr in the screen version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”
Nixon did Kerr’s singing voice again in “An Affair to Remember” and was quietly hired to do Maria in “West Side Story” against the wishes of Wood, who acted the part. Although she was again not credited, she did receive a royalty on the “West Side Story” soundtrack album.
In 1963, she and Hepburn worked together on the songs for the screen version of “My Fair Lady,” most of which wound up with Nixon’s voice doubling for Hepburn’s. She actually performed on screen as Sister Sophia in the film version of “The Sound of Music” in 1965.
She also sang the roles of the geese in 1964’s “Mary Poppins” and Grandmother Fa in Disney’s 1998 “Mulan.” On a 1965 concert tour with Liberace, the flamboyant pianist dubbed her “the ghostess with the mostest.” She also toured with comedy pianist Victor Borge.
She began teaching voice at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s, although she continued to appear on stage, primarily in operatic roles.
Nixon first appeared on Broadway in “The Girl in Pink Tights” in 1954. She later did the musical version of James Joyce’s “The Dead,” and the Broadway revivals of “Follies” and “Nine.”
Her television credits include “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show” as part of the voices of Walter Schumann; “Young People’s Concerts” with conductor Leonard Bernstein; “Jack and the Beanstalk” with Gene Kelly; “The Ed Sullivan Show”; “The Hollywood Palace”; “The Bell Telephone Hour”; “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson; and “The Danny Kaye Show.” She won four local Emmys as the host of the long-running children’s show “Boomerang” in the 1970s.
During the 1950s and ’60s, she was married to film composer Ernest Gold (later Oscar winner for “Exodus”). She later performed in a one-woman show, “Marni Nixon: The Voice of Hollywood,” and penned an autobiography, “I Could Have Sung All Night.”
Survivors include two daughters, three sisters, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her son Andrew Gold died in 2011.