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Thursday so far

A. called around midnight my time (Eastern U.S. Time).  We talked some about the Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8.  Yesterday was a good day for marriage equality.  A. is writing articles about the Stonewall Riots and what happened before and after them.  I told him about some history I'd read and said that I'd seen the documentary "Before Stonewall."  His first article in that series has a good bit about the groups that existed before the time of the Stonewall Riots.

Mom and I ran a couple of errands, including going to a grocery store.  I prefer shopping by myself or with someone other than Mom, but since she can't drive, Dad and I are both on taking-Mom-to-grocery-stores duty.

I saw that The Backlot had finally put up the whole 2013 Hot 100 list (http://www.thebacklot.com/announcing-2013-hot-100-51/06/2013/).  It took a couple of weeks.  There were immediate reactions to 51-100, which was on The Backlot right away, but the Hot 100 Logo list mixed men and women, and you could only tweet about it in reaction.  I do not have a Twitter account.  It was very frustrating.  The 1-50 list stayed only on Logo for quite some time.

I'll quote some of the Backlot introduction to the whole Hot 100 list.  "Some statistics you might be interested in.  First, over a third of the men on this year's list are brand new to the Hot 100.  Second, while people define 'person of color' in different ways, we count 16 men of color on the list.  Finally, by our count there are 22 out gay men on the list this year."  AfterElton had several years of scolding readers because there were very few men of color on the list, but got told by readers last year and I think the year before that they were missing some men of color in their count, including guys who were mixed race.  So there wasn't a scold from them this year.  Presumably they counted men who were mixed race on the 2013 list.  Jacob Artist was new to the list this year.  I must have been among many people who nominated him.  I don't remember all 10 guys I nominated, but I remember some.

Some years they have a little "Out!" label by the names of the guys who are out, but not this year.  I knew of several.  I know I don't know them all.  I would have liked a little "Out!" sign for indication.  I'll have to count and see who I know of.  Slightly later: I counted 19.  I guess I'd read enough AfterElton articles to know some.  I think it usually runs about a fifth of the list being guys who are out.  From the lists I've seen, there's also a high representation of actors who play gay characters.

A. and I texted back and forth some, partly about the articles he's writing and I'm editing.  We'll probably talk again tonight.

Later: I watched "Dynamic Duets."  It was one of my favorite episodes of the season.  I used to read a lot of comic books.  I liked that it had a good bit of Blaine, and the Blaine and Sam friendship developed more.  "Dynamic Duets" is the episode being discussed next Wednesday in the season four rewatch podcast.

Later still: I talked with A. for about an hour and a half.  Some was about the article he's writing now, which is about the Stonewall Riots themselves.  He said he'd send it to me to look at, so I'll look for that in the morning.  I talked about Sylvia Rivera.  I'll see what he puts in the article.
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