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Jane Lynch Cast as Maggie Gallagher in Prop. 8 Play

Posted on 21. Jan, 2012 by in Features, News

Who wouldn’t want to watch funny lady Jane Lynch rock the role of Maggie Gallagher? While there’s nothing particularly amusing about this anti-equality leader, seeing her portrayed by the much-loved Lynch ups the entertainment factor. Lynch will portray Gallagher in “8″, a new play by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.A staged reading of the play –which is a one-night-only affair –will occur on March 3, 2012 at Los Angeles’ Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Proceeds will go to the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Tickets for the one-night benefit reading can be purchased online. [Advocate]

George Clooney Joins L.A. Cast of ‘8’: While we’re ecstatic about the Jane Lynch news, we can’t help but give George props for signing on for the reading of “8”. 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:

“It 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.”

We couldn’t agree more. [LATimes]

Reflections On Five Years of Parenting and Progress: Dana Rudolph reflects on the growing number of children’s books featuring gay and lesbian parents and comments on the lack of books with transgender people in parenting roles. Rudolph writes:

“We 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, won’t be the last, and have a responsibility to pay it forward.” [BayWindows]

Desperate? Religious Right Going After Gay Wedding in ‘Archie’ Comics: Apparently, a right wing religious group called Christian Response has waged war on Archie character Kevin Keller for promoting “the gay agenda.” Rather hysterically, the organization was also offended by the 2010 “Life with Archie” series, in which Archie marries Betty in one plotline and Veronica in another. It should be noted that these were hypothetical, “what if” situations. However, Christian Response argued that it promoted “the idea of polygamy.” It’s too bad for this group that Kevin’s first comic had to go into a second printing because of its widespread popularity. Not that this would stop Christian Response from attacking fictional characters… [OpposingViews]

Diana Denza is the social media manager for a leading skincare company. She also blogs for BUST and BettyConfidential.

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