A lesbian actress and a gay pop star are both in the top five NYT nonfiction bestsellers on the list that will be printed on Sunday. Only Keith Richards and Glenn Beck are more popular than Portia de Rossi's anorexic memoir Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain. And only Jon Stewart separates that book from Ricky Martin's Me at #5.
Far bigger than books: The all-male, gay rendition of Teenage Dream that Blaine used to serenade Kurt is a record-breaker for Glee. It's the first time a song from the show debuted at #1 on Billboard's digital downloads chart. Even more important, because it's more public and inescapable, the gay version of Teenage Dream is already in the top 10 in radio airplay, the Hot 100, and Pop Songs.
Radio airplay! Americans nationwide are humming along with a cute boy singing to another boy: "Let's go all the way tonight, No regrets, Just love." And, "Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight!" Thank you, Fox Network.
For comparison, Katy Perry's original version is below. To anticpate your question: Josh Kloss.
Speaking of singalongs, and how the world has changed, straight writer Dan Chiasson has an appreciation of The Magnetic Fields' gay braintrust Stephin Merritt on the New York Review of Books blog. He writes: "My children, ages 4 and 6, often ask to hear these songs in the car. (Until you have heard a four-year old boy sing the lines, “Should pretty boys in discos / Distract you from your novel / Remember I’m awful in love with you,” you haven’t approached the full depths of this band’s appeal.)"