TIME magazine released the April 8, 2013 issue today in two editions. One cover featuring a gay couple, and the other a lesbian couple, locking lips. The portraits are by photographer Peter Hapak, and outtakes of the couples, including additional duos that didn’t make the cover, can be seen here. The kissing men are real-life couple, film and television set designer Eric LaBonté & his domestic partner Russell Hart, a hair salon owner. Living in Los Angeles, the two have been together for 7 years and engaged since 2010. Says LaBonté (right):
“My parents have been married for 45 years and I always knew that was something that I wanted. I want our children to say, ‘My daddies are married.’ We wanted to feel like a complete package.”
See the second cover, which features Sarah and Kristen Ellis-Henderson of Sea Cliff, N.Y., after the jump.
These three license plates above won’t be placed on any cars in Georgia anytime soon. James Cyrus Gilbert, a resident of Atlanta, is suing the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services for rejecting three different requests for gay-themed vanity license plates. Gilbert believes the decision is political, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “If I want I could get a tag that said straight man, but because it had gay on it, it’s not available.”
GALA, Yale’s LGBT Alumni group, plans to hold its second reunion in February of 2013, and have released this compilation music video as an invitation of sorts. The performers sing and dance in a production that includes songs like “Over the Rainbow,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Born This Way,” and “Love on Top,” just to name a few. Check it out for yourself below:
There’s been reports that republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had a reputation for being quite the prankster and bully in his formative years. Taking this idea, and running with it (very very creatively), Vanity Fair depicts those years in a slideshow imagining eight faux photos from his high school yearbook. The above image has a young and jokingly effeminate Romney limp-wristed and clearly mocking gay classmates. Vanity Fair’s caption reads “Uproarious old Mitt does his best Liberace!”
What would your caption say?