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This week’s cover story looks at the surprisingly challenging environment gay figure skaters face as competitors in what many consider to be the Olympics’ ‘gayest’ sport. Abigail Jones has the story.
Related: Many of the athletes selected for the 2014 Sochi Olympic delegation by President Obama are openly members of the LGBT community.
A reader asks Andrew Sullivan, an openly gay Catholic, what he’d like to see changed in the church. His response above/to the left. The video’s a part of our “Ask Andrew Anything” series in which he responds daily to reader Q’s. If you’ve got one, head over to The Dish and email the contact listed in the right rail. Or hey, tell us here: What would YOU like to see changed?
Miss Piggy, on her relationship with Kermit, in an interview with The Daily Beast’s Ramin Setoodeh. She also dishes on those gay — er, wait, best friend — cousins of hers, Bert and Ernie. Miss Piggy will return to the big screen tomorrow after a 12 year hiatus.
Today (and every day, in fact) would be so much better if we were at a famous gay party.
Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon. On Saturday, the Senate cleared the way for repealing the Pentagon’s ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military.
From left: Bleu Copas, an Arabic linguist; Joseph Rocha, an IED expert; Hebrew linguist Jason Knight; and helicopter pilot Lissa Young. All were all kicked out of the military under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but hope to re-enlist when the law is abolished. (Photo by Charles Ommanney/Getty Images for Newsweek.)
Lady Gaga, explaining on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she wasn’t making a statement about vegetarians with her meat dress at the VMAs, but that it was about … gay rights in the military… or something.