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Vanity Fair Writer Brett Berk Issues Public Apology For Calling "GLEE" Characters "FAGS"

Last night I reported here about Vanity Fair writer Brett Brek, an openly gay man who reviewed  reviewed last week’s episode of Glee titled “Sexy“,  and refereed to two of the main teenage gay characters of Kurt Hummel and Blaine played by Chris Coffer and Darren Criss “foam-party fags”

Well word spread via the Internet and Twitter and lo and behold and not long after Berk issued an apology on his website:

Back2Stonewall.com would like to thank all of you out there that picked up on this and sent your complaints to Mr. Berk.
Despite the fact that Brett Berk states that he used the description in an “off handed way”.  Words DO have consequences especially when describing two teenage gay characters in a mainstream magazine in what could be seen by others as a derogatory manner.
Again THANKS to all who helped.

Vanity Fair Writer Brett Berk Describes Kurt & Blaine On GLEE As "Fags"

Vanity Fair writer Brett Berk just stepped into a whole lot of sheet (music)

While reviewing last week’s episode of Glee titled “Sexy“,  Berk referred to the two main gay characters of Kurt Hummel and Blaine played by Chris Coffer and Darren Criss doing a rendition of Neon Tree’s “Animal” as” foam-party fags”

It’s surprising that Vanity Fair would even print a review of this and whats even more surprising is that Berk who is gay himself and  who obviously received his writing degree from the Copacabana School of Journalism has no idea what a “foam party fag” is actually like.

Expect a Press Release from GLAAD in 2-4 days, more if Vanity Fair is a contributor.

Whats "Too Gay" Today? – Kylie Minogue’s Boyfriend Bares It All, Gay Dogs, Sarah Palin, and Gay Surfers. COWABUNGA!

*  Andrés Velencoso Seguara who is currently Kylie Minogue ‘s model/boyfriend is featured this month on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair España magazine in the buff. Andres is best known for ad campaigns such as Chanel Allure Homme, Sport fragrance and Louis Vuitton campaign with J-Lo in 2003 and ranked the number 6 male model in the world.  First Kylie gets to meet David Tennant and now this.  She’s one lucky bitch!

*Speaking of BITCHES (And not in a good way) Sarah Palin made an unsuccessful attempt at humor that made her come off as the cro-magnon knuckle dragger that she really is while making light of the fact she was in one of America’s liberal bastions Friday night, S Palin told attendees at an event in Eugene, Oregon she eats granola and organic food just like residents there do:  “I eat granola. I eat a lot of organic food. I have to shoot and catch a lot of my organic food before I eat it,”  Oh why can’t Dick Chaney take her out hunting before she inspires more nutcases to commit violence

*  In Woodville North Australia,  Ian Jolly, 57, was barred from dining at Grange restaurant Thai Spice in May last year after a staff member mistook his guide dog Nudge for a “gay dog”.  A statement given by restaurant owners Hong Hoa Thi To and Anh Hoang Le said one of the waiters had understood Mr Jolly’s partner Chris Lawrence “to be saying she wanted to bring a gay dog into the restaurant”.  “The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog,” the statement said.  At an Equal Opportunity Tribunal conciliation hearing on Friday, the restaurant agreed to provide Mr Jolly with a written apology and attend an Equal Opportunity education course, in addition to paying him $1500. 

*  Gay Surfers how have a place to hung 10 hang 10 on the Internet.  GaySurfers.net.  The website features details of gay-friendly surf spots in Australia, Costa Rica, France, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States, along with a discussion forum and interviews with out surfers. “It’s a tool for gay surfers to meet and find others that share the same passion and sometimes face similar issues,” its founder explains. “Most gay surfers live closeted with the fear of being rejected by their surfing community.

*Watch the “behind the scenes” video of the photoshoot featuring Andres Velencoso Segura for the May 2010 issue of Vanity Fair.