After a year that brought so much bad news, we’re pleased to warm things up for this holiday Truthdigger installment by celebrating two women who put a fine point on the end of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and made headlines—not to mention an iconic photo—with a simple and moving show of love.
Italian clothing company Benetton’s latest foray into multiculturalism, this time with interfaith overtones, has landed the retailer in hot holy water with the Vatican. In a blatant bid to stay relevant while broadcasting a shock-inducing message of love in the time of globalization, Benetton launched an ad campaign ... (more)
You’d think the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would be cool with Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin’s stolen Oscar kiss, as it involved two demonstrably straight men locking lips for the sake of filmed entertainment, but audiences at home ...
An interesting confluence of apparent homo- and terror-phobia: A gay couple flying on an JFK-bound AA flight out of Paris were told that their air kissing was impermissible; when the couple inquired further, the captain threatened to divert the plane.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s kiss with Heath Ledger beat out real-life couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s kiss for the “Best Kiss” award at the MTV Movie Awards. Gyllenhaal also won best actor on the awards program, where viewers vote for winners. The program airs on June 8th.