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Some of you may have heard about the guy in North Carolina that was beaten and set on fire in a hotel last Saturday night after leaving a club with a guy. The Advocate and the Q Notes has been posting about it. His name was Stephen White and I remember seeing him at the clubs through out the years. I never met him or knew him personally.
I was shocked to learn of the attack on Tuesday when my partner texted me about it. I had heard about the fire at the hotel on the news over the weekend but never put two and two together.
A teacher and photographer in Sweden was fired immediately after calling a student “fag”. The teacher from Helsingborg was asked to take pictures of the new classes earlier this month. “Fag number one, you can stand over here” he said. The principal took immediate action and fired the man on the spot. “He did not respect our values and offended a student. As an adult, you must think about what you say to students.” said the principal.
Good job principal, let’s not tolerate this kind of words in our society!
(photo: Danielle Levitt)
Neil Patrick Harris is a married man!
The Tony winner, 41, and his 10 years partner David Burtka, 39, tied the knot on Saturday in Italy. The couple are parents to twins Gideon and Harper, 4 years old.
Both grooms wore custom Tom Ford tuxedos for the wedding. Their friend and mentor, How I Met Your Mother producer and director Pam Fryman, officiated the ceremony.
And talk about a wedding singer, no other than Elton John performed at the reception!
Congratulations to both actors and long live to the new couple!!
Comedian Joan Rivers died in a New York hospital Thursday afternoon, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure.
“She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends,” Melissa Rivers said in a written statement.
The funeral for Rivers will be at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan on Sunday, according to temple spokeswoman Elizabeth Fezrine. Details, including the time and if the public will be allowed to attend, are not yet known, she said.
Beloved actor Robin Williams dies yesterday, at age 63.
The apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, authorities said. The actor was found around noon by the Police in his house in California. His publicist and his wife reported that Williams has been battling with depression and spent some time at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center, a rehab center.
Williams was best known for his starring roles in classic comedies like “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Morning, Vietnam” and “Jumanji,” but also in acclaimed dramas such as “Dead Poets Society.” He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Sean Maguire in “Good Will Hunting.” He rose to fame while playing Mork the alien in the TV show “Mork & Mindy,” a “Happy Days” spinoff.
If you are in the US and need help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.