When Franny Met Norah

Pope Francis recently sat down with 60 Minutes.  Let that sink in – the pope is doing primetime.  Not only that, but he spoke to a female journalist.  This ain’t your parents’ pope, that’s for sure.  During his chat with Norah O’Donnell, she reminded him that he previously said, “Homosexuality is not a crime.”  He agreed, adding, “No, it is a human condition.”  He also reiterated that while he was in favor of priests blessing people in same-sex marriages, he does not endorse priests blessing same-sex marriages – it’s a fine line makes much more sense in Latin!  He clarified his stance by saying, “To bless a homosexual-type union, however, goes against the given right, against the law of the church.  But to bless each person?  Why not?  The blessing is for all.”  That pope – he’s being awfully careful with his words.  And that’s because he doesn’t want to be referred to as The Late Pope!


On May 29th, Still Working 9 to 5 will have a long-delayed Hollywood premiere at the Renberg Theatre at The LGBT Center and be presented under the aegis of the ERA Coalition Forward.  This documentary shines a spotlight on the plight of women in the workplace at the time of the film 9 to 5, as well as where things stand today with the long-gestating Equal Rights Amendment.  The film was directed and produced by Camille Hardman and Gary Lane (who, with his brother Larry Lane, are the official twins of BillyMasters.com).  At the premiere, the ERA Coalition Trailblazer Award will be presented to stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in person – Dolly Parton will accept via video.  Also expected to attend are Rosie O’Donnell, Kathy Griffin, Alyssa Milano, Donna Mills, Maxine Waters and, oh yes, CHER!  Get tix and details at ERACoalition.org.


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