Category Archives: No Duh

Seattle Named As LGBT-Friendliest City In America!

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Seattle, y’all!!

See? It’s not always about The City By The BayThe Sparkling Emerald City (read: Friends of Dorothy!) is finally getting some respect. Seattle has been named The Number 1 LGBT-Friendliest City in America!

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To honor this year’s Pride, personal finance website NerdWallet compiled a list of the top-20 LGBT-friendly cities. They considered three factors for their rankings:

1.    Presence of gay community, based on U.S. Census data on the percentage of households with same-sex partners in each city.

2.    LGBT-friendly laws and opportunities, based on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index.

3.    LGBT safety and tolerance, based on FBI data on the number of sexual orientation-related hate crimes per 100,000 residents in each city.

Seattle aced all three categories. No city has a higher percentage of same-sex partner households (we broke that news last year here on FYI Guy). Seattle also had a perfect score of 100 on the HRC equality index, and a relatively low rate of sexual orientation-related hate crimes at 0.95 per 100,000 residents.

With a final score of 96.8, Seattle easily beat out No. 2 San Francisco.

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Live Long And Prosper in Seattle!!

Oh, hey. Did I mention that the Grand Marshall for the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade is EVERYONE’S Facebook friend, the iconic George Takei? 

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George Takei, best known as Sulu from the original “Star Trek” series, will take the helm at the big event, according to a news release on the Seattle Pride website.

Takei, who is openly gay, has become an outspoken supporter of human rights issues. He has also became an internet celebrity, with more than six million Facebook likes and more than one million followers on Twitter.

Takei and his husband Brad married in 2008 and have been together 27 years. They live in Los Angeles.

The Seattle Pride Parade will take place at 11 AM Sunday, June 29, on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle.

You read that correctly, my friends. Sulu is comin’ to town. Oh, MY!

Remember Deryck Whibley from Sum 41? His Organs Are Failing Due To ‘Hard Boozing’

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Deryck Whibley receiving medical treatment for substance abuse

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Sadly, the news of 90’s band Sum 41’s frontman (and Avril Lavignes’s ex-husband), Deryck Whibley’s health issues are not terribly surprising. The Canadian rocker has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, and apparently now some of his organs are shutting down. After a long stay in intensive care, Deryck took to his own website to inform fans of his dire situation:

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Deryck in intensive care.

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hey everyone, it’s deryck here. sorry i’ve been so m.i.a. lately, but i’ve been very sick in the hospital for a month and was pretty sick for a few weeks leading up to my trip to the hospital. the reason i got so sick is from all the hard boozing i’ve been doing over the years. it finally caught up to me. i was drinking hard every day. until one night. i was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around mid night and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden i didn’t feel so good. i then collapsed to the ground unconscious. my fiancé got me rushed to the hospital where they put me into the intensive care unit. i was stuck with needles and i.v.’s all over. i was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK. when i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was. my mum and step dad were standing over me. i was so freaked out. my liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i can’t drink anymore. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die. i’m not preaching or anything but just always drink responsibly. i didn’t, and look where that got me. (i never thought i would ever say that! haha) anyway i have my passion and inspiration back for writing music. i already have a few song ideas for new songs. soon it will be time to start making an album and getting back to touring again. see you all sometime! there will be more posts again so say up to date friends.

DERYCK WHIBLEY

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Deryck is 34 years old. And let me mention again what he said up there:  “If I have one drink the docs say I will die”. I wonder if he will actually heed his doctors’ advice and not take that one drink. Or one snort or puff? It’s up to Deryck, isn’t it? 

We’re certainly sending good thoughts your way, Deryck. One more thing? You might want to change the name of your diary entries. Red Wine Chronicles sounds a bit triggery-y, if you will.

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton SPLIT

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Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

 

I think I need to add a new Category called “No Duh“.  People Magazine is reporting that Robin Thicke and his beautiful wife, actress Paula Patton have separated. The couple have a son, Julian Fuego Thicke, born April 6, 2010.

“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the couple tell PEOPLE on Monday in an exclusive statement.”

Oh, okaaaaaay. Considering all of the rumors about Thicke cheating on Paula, no one is surprised. No blurred lines here, y’all. Paula? Get it, girl. You deserve better.

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I say, gotdaaaayuuum. What kind of dumbass would cheat on THIS talented, intelligent beauty?? I think we’re pretty clear on the answer to that question.