Jane Lynch Cast as Maggie Gallagher in Prop. 8 Play
WhoÂ wouldn’tÂ want to watch funny lady Jane Lynch rock the role of Maggie Gallagher? While thereâs nothing particularly amusing about this anti-equality leader, seeing her portrayed by the much-loved Lynch ups the entertainment factor. Lynch willÂ portrayÂ GallagherÂ in “8″, aÂ new play by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.A staged reading of the play âwhich is a one-night-only affair âwill occur on March 3, 2012 at Los Angelesâ Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Proceeds will go to the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
George Clooney Joins L.A. Cast of â8â: While weâre ecstatic about the Jane Lynch news, we canât help but give George props for signing on for the reading of â8â. He is slated to join the cast as David Boies, a lawyer supporting the marriage equality cause. In a press release for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, Clooney said:
âIt is astonishing that gay and lesbian Americans are still treated as second-class citizens. I am confident that, very soon, the laws of this nation will reflect the basic truth that gay and lesbian people — like all human beings — are born equal in dignity and rights.â
We couldnât agree more. [LATimes]
Reflections On Five Years of Parenting and Progress: Dana Rudolph reflects on the growing number of childrenâs books featuring gay and lesbian parents and comments on the lack of books with transgender people in parenting roles. Rudolph writes:
âWe are stronger together than alone. We connect, share, and help each other, whether it be through the venerable, annual Family Week in Provincetown, other LGBT family events coast to coast, casual neighborhood get-togethers, or online-only friendships. We know we are not the first, wonât be the last, and have a responsibility to pay it forward.â [BayWindows]
Desperate? Religious Right Going After Gay Wedding in âArchieâ Comics: Apparently, a right wing religious group called Christian Response has waged war on Archie character Kevin Keller for promoting âthe gay agenda.â Rather hysterically, the organization was also offended by the 2010 âLife with Archieâ series, in which Archie marries Betty in one plotline and Veronica in another. It should be noted that these were hypothetical, âwhat ifâ situations. However, Christian Response argued that it promoted âthe idea of polygamy.â Itâs too bad for this group that Kevinâs first comic had to go into a second printing because of its widespread popularity. Not that this would stop Christian Response from attacking fictional charactersâŚ [OpposingViews]