• If you work in theater, then this item is probably old news. But if you're outside the industry, you might be interested in the strange saga of Scott Eckern, Artistic Director of Sacramento Musical Theatre. When his support of Proposition 8 (which banned gay marriage) became public, he came under fire by many in the theater community and eventually resigned. Read "Prop. 8 Becomes Theatrical." Did things unfold as they should have? A contrarian view can be read here: "Exit Stage Right." [Thanks to Isaac Butler at Parabasis for posting the latter link.]
• A perceptive reader pointed out in the comments section that my post, "Boy Band Gets Gayer; or: How Is It That My Dreams Keep Coming True?!," contained a somewhat egregious error. Boyzone hails from Ireland and not the UK. Due to my American naivete, I incorrectly thought that Ireland is a part of the UK. The reader clarifies my misunderstanding:
For 800 years the British did indeed colonise the entire island, and it is pretty stomach-churning to see anything Irish referred to as British. The Republic of Ireland (from whence Boyzone hail) has been an independent nation for nearly 90 years; Northern Ireland accounts for about a fifth of the island of Ireland and is still part of the UK.Learning is good.