1. The 2016 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, with lesbian drama “Carol” leading the pack with five nods. Also “The Danish Girl,” starring Eddie Redmayne as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, nabbed three nominations. Lily Tomlin was also nominated for her role as a lesbian poet in “Grandma” and for her role in Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.” Out singer Sam Smith made the cut for Best Original Song for “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre.” And “Orange Is The New Black” and “Transparent” got some love, as well bisexual actor Alan Cumming for his role in “The Good Wife.”
2. “There is no First Amendment angle to this. It’s misguided to favor this totally debunked junk science and claim that it is somehow protected as religious expression.” Cincinnati’s city council voted to ban gay “conversion therapy,” imposing a $200 a day fine on violators. The city follows four states – California, Oregon, Illinois and New Jersey – and the District of Columbia banning the therapy, becoming the first city outside of D.C. to do so.
3. “When I travel, I want to be able to discover the gay scene of a destination, be able to get a coffee with my partner without shame, meet like-minded new people, and learn more about the history of the local LGBT community.” Introducing Wimbify, the Airbnb for LGBT travelers.
4. A man who disrupted oral arguments during the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality case by yelling that the Bible says gay marriage supporters “could burn in hell” was sentenced to three weeks in jail. Aww puddin’…
5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Watch these three cast members from Broadway’s current production of “Fiddler On The Roof” entertain a crowd of gay Jewish men by singing a gender-bending version of “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”