Bernie Sanders, Pet Shop Boys, Ahlamalik Williams, Madonna, Dry January, the Mondayest Thursday Ever, and MORE: #GAYNRD #DAILY

PHOTO OF THE DAY above by Tommaso Fornoni@tommytop on Unsplash.

MOOD Today was the Mondayest Thursday ever.

EERIE 2020 PREDICTION from Superman, issue 354 1980, Curt Swan artist. “Set in 2020, this tale featured Superman’s young rookie grandson Kalel Kent fighing a xenophobic hate group …upset at alien immigrants , breeding with earth people. We see a swastika like symbol and a hand gesture similar to “white power” groups today.”

RAISING DION is coming back for a second season at Netflix. According to Shadow and Act, “Raising Dion has been renewed for a second season at Netflix. The news was announced by the streaming giant on Thursday. While it is unclear if the new season will air in 2020, production on the new season will begin this year. The series, produced by Michael B. Jordan, stars Ja’Siah Young, Alisha Wainwright, Jason Ritter and Jazmyn Simon. Based on Dennis Liu’s comic book and viral short film of the same name, which revolves around a Black mother who discovers her young son has multiple and continually changing abilities, Raising Dion follows the story of Nicole Reese who raises her son, Dion, after the death of her husband, Mark (Jordan). The usual dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion manifests several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend, Pat (Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.”

BERNIE BROS are rolling in it. Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders appears to lead the pack in fundraising, with a $34.5 million 4th quarter haul. Two other campaigns have also formally declared their 4th quarter amounts. Pete Buttigieg raised an impressive $24.7 million, and Andrew Yang came in at $16.5 million. Earlier reports saw a drop in fundraising for Elizabeth Warren though final numbers have not been announced. Biden’s campaign said this would be his largest fundraising quarter yet.

TONY HAWK is still lit.

PET SHOP BOYS dropped the their newest video, “Monkey Business.” Check it out below.

 

“Monkey Business” from the forthcoming studio album Hotspot.  Hotspot, out January 24, is the third in a trilogy of Pet Shop Boys records produced by Price that includes Super and Electric.

DANK ILLINOIS Governor pardons 11,000 ahead of recreational marijuana legalization.

LUKE SKYWALKER wore eye liner.

 

COLIN SPACETWINK’S Top video game picks for 2019.

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS are expanding as more states require schools to teach LGBTQ history. Time says, “Countless American students and teachers searching for material on the historical roles of people with diverse gender and sexual identities. And increasingly, that material is moving into the classroom, with five states having announced in 2019 that LGBTQ history must be taught in public schools. California became the first state to require schools to teach LGBTQ history in 2011, with the first K-8 textbooks approved to meet new state standards emerging six years later. Even so, mechanisms for enforcement, funding and teacher training are often unclear.”

DOING DRY JANUARY? There’s an app for that! In 2019, 1 in 5 Americans participated in Dry January as a way to start the New Year fresh. Now that 2020 is finally here, there are NEW ways to make the sober month easier and more enjoyable for those participating. Loosid is an app designed for the sober and sober-curious communities that strives to bring those in recovery and those living sober, healthy lives together by building a strong community of support through sober dating, events, vacations, and more.

MADONNA made her relationship with 24 year-old Ahlamalik Williams Instagram official. “Saying Good-bye to 2019! 🎉🎉🎉 We Continue to Swim with Sharks! And Take the Road Less Traveled by!!” 🦈 🦈🦈 #fun”#healing#davidbanda @ahla_malik

GRAPHIC NOVELS ARE JUST GENTRIFIED COMIC BOOKS or are they? Jacobin says, “The rise of graphic novels is a case of aesthetic gentrification — the transformation of comic books into a glossier product marked by high prices and middle-class values.”

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL GAYNRD’S own Robert O’Brien posts on Instagram: “Reading is fundamental, and sexy. Make it a thing in 2020 and stay woke.” 😎 #hotdudesreading

 

 

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