A Missouri reverend's council presentation on gay rights goes exactly how you'd imagine until...oh, just wait for it.
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe made headlines in September when he penned the most perfect letter ever to a Maryland politician who opposes gay marriage.
Now Kluwe, who is straight and married, has gone even further in his support of gay marriage.
In addition to posing for the latest cover of leading gay lifestyle magazine Out, tonight Kluwe will debate against Minnesota's proposed marriage amendment (which defines marriage as between one man and woman).
Unfortunately, it looks as though Kluwe will debate an empty chair -- amendment supporters Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Viking Matt Birk both declined his debate invites.
Sally Field accepted the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality award over the weekend.
Her acceptance speech, in praise of her youngest son Sam, who is gay, is the most moving thing you'll hear all week:
Nature made Sam, it wasn't a choice.
Sam was different and his journey to allow himself to be what nature intended him to be was not an easy one. As his mother I consider it one of the great privileges of my life to be allowed to be part of it.
So -- happy National Coming Out Day. Just in case, here are 6 Bits of Unconventional Advice to help you mark the occasion.
(Not Safe For Work -- Sally Field F-bomb.)
Ryan Andresen has been a Boy Scout for 12 years. Even after coming out as gay at 16, he stayed with the Scouts.
The Boy Scouts of America says its decision reflects its "Youth Leadership" policy statement:
In the unlikely event that an older boy were to hold himself out as homosexual, he would not be able to continue in a youth leadership position.
Andresen is in shock, especially since he thought his Scoutmaster had his back:
He had been telling me all along that we'd get by the gay thing. It was by far the biggest goal of my life. It's totally devastating.
Andresen and his mom have started an online petition to convince the Boy Scouts to change their mind. But it would need to happen quickly -- he turns 18 in three days, which means his Eagle Scout eligibility is just about up.