Monday Kickstarter: Cher’s TV Comeback

Plus: Whitney's mom talks to Oprah, a nasty Twitter feud and more!

I trolled the web for news all weekend so you wouldn’t have to.


  • Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin graces the cover of The Advocate as their Person of the Year. A great choice, considering she was sworn in last week as the country’s first openly gay senator. —The Advocate
  • Speaking of gay politicians, John Boner Boehner swears in two openly gay congressmen — democratic representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (hubba, hubba!) and Mark Pocan — while their partners and, in Maloney’s case, gaybies are in attendance. —Gay Star News
  • In Chicago, over 100 LGBTQ activists kick off a rally to garner support for a same-sex marriage bill that passed in the Illinois Senate Committee last week. If passed in the full Senate, the measure would make Illinois the 10th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage. I’m thinking we should beat them to it, Pennsylvania. —Windy City Media Group


  • I’m sure you’ve heard all about the nasty Twitter feud between rapper/singer Azealia Banks and gossip blogger Perez Hilton, in which Banks called Hilton a “messy faggot,” but have you heard her excuse? Evidently she gets a pass because she’s bisexual. Girl, please! —Gay Star News
  • The beat goes on: Cher signs a deal with Logo to create a 1960s-Hollywood-themed sitcom with her one-time boy toy Ron Zimmerman. No word yet on whether or not she’ll be starring in it, but I’ve already sent several “Please! Please! Please!” requests to the diva gods. Fingers crossed! —Queerty
  • Every gay has his fairy god diva, and mine is unquestionably Whitney, so I’m super excited about Oprah’s upcoming interview with Nippy’s mom, Cissy, which will air sometime near the one-year anno of Whitney’s passing. Let’s hope it shines a better light on her than that mess of a reality show with Bobbi Kristina. Wasn’t Being Bobby Brown enough, people?! —The Hollywood Reporter


  • Fourteen members of the Philadelphia Freedom Band will play with 28 other LGBTQ-outfitted bands at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony on Jan. 21. —Philadelphia Gay News
  • Philly boy Bradley Cooper turned 38 on Saturday. He may not be gay, but he still looks hot with his shirt off. You’re welcome! —DListed
  • There’s a new G Philly Instagram account! Be sure to follow @gphilly_gay. Happy Monday!