This post and video sums up the joy we are feeling today. OK, now I’m crying.
Via Right Wing Watch:
On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer once again contributed some of his typically well-reasoned and insightful thoughts on the controversy over the Confederate flag by demanding that if this flag is going to be removed, so too should the rainbow flag, which is the symbol of “the Gay Reich.”
“If we are going to remove symbols of oppression from our culture,” Fischer said, “if we come to the point where we say any flag that represents bigotry, any flag that represents hatred, any flag that represents slavery or oppression needs to be removed, then I want to suggest to you that the next flag to go ought to be the rainbow flag of the Gay Reich.”
“The rainbow flag represents the gay lobby, it represents Big Gay, it represents what I'm calling for the first time today, I'm introducing a new term: the Gay Reich,” he continued. “They've got a flag just like the Nazis had their flag.”
“That flag is a symbol of slavery and oppression and bigotry and prejudice and bias,” Fischer said. “So if we're going to go after symbols of oppression, we ought to make the rainbow flag the next target for removal in our culture.”
Watch the video here.
Other anti-gay activists are echoing this sentiment.
As we prepare for SCOTUS' ruling on same-sex marriage (which could come as early as tomorrow), it is entertaining to watch the right fall apart.
Scissor Sisters’ out front man Jake Shears will appear in an upcoming revival of ‘Bent’ in Los Angeles:
The Scissor Sisters frontman will join the production in Los Angeles, which starts next month.
Shears joins Hugo Armstrong, Ray Baker and Matthew Carlson in the revival of the 1979 drama.
The story, by Martin Sherman, follows a group of gay men attempting to escape persecution in Nazi Germany.
Writing on Instagram, Shears said: “I’m so happy to be a part of this incredible revival of Bent directed by Moises Kaufman. Previews start July 15th @ the Mark Taper Forum.”
‘Bent’ opens on 26 July, running until 23 August.
The show preimiered in London’s West End in 1979, featuring Sir Ian McKellen.
Broadway actor and ‘Smash’ cast member Andy Mientus also posted to Instagram about his involvement in the project:
If you haven’t seen the play or the film version of ‘Bent,’ I highly recommend it. As I huge Jake Shears fan, I would love to see this production but probably will not make it south to do so.
Via Pink News
Broadway vet Diggs will assume the role of Hedwig on July 22 for a 12-week run, succeeding current star, Darren Criss, who plays his final performance on July 19.
“Hedwig is the role of a lifetime,” Diggs told PEOPLE. “I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications. I also like wearing nail polish.”