Gary Morton
American comedian
Gary Morton
Gary Morton was the second husband of Lucille Ball. He was a stand-up comedian, whose primary venues were the hotels and resorts of the Borscht Belt in upstate New York.
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Gay Mormon church members say new rules are devastating
Yahoo News - over 1 year
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the past two years, Nathan Kitchen has revealed to his five children that he's gay, gone through a divorce with his wife and grappled with how to stay in a religion that doesn't condone his lifestyle.
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Mitch Mayne: Why Mormon Support of the BSA Decision Is a Good Thing for Gay Mormon Youth
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When I was in first grade, I wasn't so different from all the other Mormon boys in my class. Like them, I couldn't wait for the bell signaling the end of the school day to ring. But unlike them, I didn't run to the playground to toss the ball or head to a friend's house to hang out. I got home as quickly as I could, because right after school the local television station aired reruns of the original Star Trek series -- and I had a great, big, school-boy crush on Captain James T. Kirk. At 6 years old, I lacked the vocabulary to be able to explain to anyone that I was gay, but my identity was formed nonetheless. All I knew was I liked the way my heart beat a little faster when Captain Kirk was in my life for that hour each day after school -- and that Captain Kirk was the guy I wanted to give my first-grade Valentine to. My story isn't unique. As kids, straight or gay, each of us had someone who made our heart skip a beat. If you ask any adult, they can almost without fai ...
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Brynn Tannehill: Why the Boy Scouts' New Gay Policy Is Not a Win
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Usually compromise in the realm of politics means the ball is moving forward. President Clinton's strategy of triangulation was the epitome of it. Most people who work on LGBT issues also have to live with solutions that are far from ideal. They often embrace a philosophy of "half a loaf is better than none, and we will get the other half later." Frequently they're right. Sometimes they're wrong. As a trans person, I tend to cast a rather jaundiced eye on opportunities for that philosophy to fail. For example, when I was meeting with a group of LGBT activists in Ohio, the question of why a push for an employment nondiscrimination bill should come before a push for marriage equality was raised. "Employment equality is easier to convince people of than marriage equality and has come first in every state with marriage equality," noted one (cisgender) woman. I couldn't hold back at that point. "No, not really," I replied. "New York passed marriage equality last year, a ...
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New York to seek release of sealed Attica riot documents
Fox News - almost 4 years
New York plans to seek the release of sealed court documents pertaining to the bloody retaking of Attica state prison after inmates rioted in 1971, an episode that remains the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he'll ask a state court in Wyoming County to unseal previously secret documents containing details about the four days in September 1971 when inmates took control of the maximum-security prison in rural western New York before state troopers stormed the facility to end the takeover. Schneiderman said the time has come to bring transparency to what he referred to as one of New York state government's "darkest chapters." "We are in the process of evaluating what mode, timing and mechanics of release will best balance a number of imperatives: the public's right to a full airing of available, relevant information; our obligation to treat all subjects of the report fairly and to put its findings in their proper context when released; ...
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Gay Mormon Comes Out To Family, Records Their Reactions
Huffington Post - about 4 years
An openly gay Mormon used to be something of a unicorn, but one young man's proud coming out video is a statement to the contrary. Jimmy Lee Hales, a Mormon student at Brigham Young University, came out to his family and friends in a touching, five-minute YouTube video that has already been watched more than 100,000 times. Gay Mormons exist, Hales says in the video, but it can be a lonely existence. "It doesn't help that people pretend or act like we're not here," Hales narrates. "Coming out to people has been difficult. In fact, the hardest person to come out was myself." Some people in the video seem unsurprised by the news, while others think he's joking. His sister, Christy, even asks whether he could be bisexual. "Not even boobs?" she asks. "I don't like boobs," he responds, laughing. However, the best reaction is that of his mother, Tracy, who gives new meaning to the expression "jaw dropping." While most people in the video are shocked and surpris ...
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George Bradt: Three Steps to Managing Executive Onboarding as the Crucible of Leadership It Is
Huffington Post - about 4 years
How people manage executive onboarding leaves a lasting impact on all involved. It is a crucible of leadership -- a transformational experience that helps shape all involved. During the first 100 days of a new job, the journey and the relationships built are just as important as the end point. Whether you are a new leader yourself or are helping a new leader transition into a new job or assignment, give executive onboarding the attention it deserves by thinking in terms of destination, context and communication. Step One: Destination "After two months, we reached the very top of Everest. It was pitch black. I was hypoxic. At -50 degrees Fahrenheit, my camera froze after two shots. We needed to get down quickly... It was not about the experience on the top of the world. It was about the journey and the relationships... the lasting, enduring memories, experiences and moments we suffered through and enjoyed together." This story was told to me by Michael Moniz, a ...
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Gay, Mormon and Happily Married
ABC News - over 4 years
Josh and Laurel "Lolly" Weed seem to have it all -- three beautiful kids, a wonderful home and a deep and unflinching devotion to their Mormon faith -- but Josh had a secret.
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WATCH: Gay Mormon Father On His 'Real, Vibrant' Marriage To A Woman
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A decade after tying the knot and starting a family, one devout Mormon father of three is opening up about his sexuality in a sure-to-be-controversial "Nightline" interview. As ABC is reporting, Josh Weed came out publicly as gay in a 6,000-word blog posting on his website -- with his wife (and childhood sweetheart) Laurel "Lolly" Weed's blessing. "I am Mormon," wrote Josh. "I am married to a woman. I am happy every single day. My life is filled with joy. I have a wonderful sex life. And I’ve been married for ten years, and plan to be married for decades more to come to the woman of my dreams." In both the interview and their blog, the couple offer seemingly frank answers to the countless questions Josh's admission generates. Calling himself a "traditionalist at heart," Josh -- who says he first came out to his parents at age 13 -- explains in the blog, "I wanted to raise children that were biologically the product of me and the one I love. Thankfully, Lolly was willing ...
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Gay Mormon with a wife and three children outs himself on his blog
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Josh Weed and his wife Lolly from Auburn, Washington have a 'healthy and robust' sex life according to the blog post.
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Vigil Planned in Wake of Suicide by Seventeen-Year-Old Gay Mormon
rd Magazine - almost 5 years
Will Mormonism find a way to take care of its LGBT youth?
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Two Taken to Hospital after Car Crashes into House
Cuyahoga Falls Patch - almost 5 years
A car crashed into a house on Issaquah Street at Frederich Drive this morning, sending two people to the hospital. Cuyahoga Falls Sgt. Gary Merton said a car careened into the house at 2374 Issaquah St. at about 11:35 a.m. One woman inside the house was taken to a local hospital, as was the woman driving the car. Information on their conditions was not yet available. Merton said no other details were available. He said the crash is under investigation.
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Digest
Berwick Advertiser - almost 5 years
ATHLETICS WOOLER RUNNING CLUB IT’S been a busy and successful fortnight for members of Wooler Running Club. On Sunday, April 15 Nick Johnson completed the Paris Marathon in 3hr 49mins. Even though it wasn’t a PB Nick had a great run and enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere all around the route. Continuing the marathon trend, last Sunday, Pauline Aitchison completed the London Marathon with a superb personal best of 3hr 20mins, knocking eight minutes off last year’s London time and finishing as 330th lady overall. Both had put in many hours of training in all conditions so it’s great to see their efforts have paid off. On a different theme, Claire Bagness demonstrated the diverse talents of the club when she took part in the Newlands Duathlon in the Lake District, also on Sunday. It involved an 8km trail run, 44km road bike then a 4km trail run, taking in Cat Bells above Derwent Water and Whinlatter and Honister passes along the way. She finished fourth lady with an overall time ...
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Gay Mormon students at BYU come out in Web video
The Sacramento Bee - almost 5 years
Students from a strict Mormon college that prohibits "homosexual behavior" have launched a Web video aimed at reassuring other gay and lesbian youth struggling with their faith and sexual orientation.
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Gay Mormon students come out in web video - Kansas City Star
Google News - almost 5 years
Gay Mormon students come out in web video Kansas City Star By CRISTINA SILVA AP Gay students from a strict Mormon college that prohibits sexual activity are coming out in a series of web videos aimed at reassuring other young gay and lesbian students. The video recently posted to YouTube by several Brigham ... and more »
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Victory is just grand for all-rounder Riley - Cambridge News
Google News - over 5 years
Safiya Khan earned a first in forms and second in sparring, while Huntingdon clubmates Shezan Amin and Gary Morton were both first in sparring and third in forms in their respective classes. Khan, Amin and Zhane Lister, who was third in both forms and
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SPORT DIGEST - Berwick Today
Google News - over 5 years
The Fenwick Bohills Trophy for men was won by Gary Morton (4 up) from Peter and Robert Turnbull (both 1 down). Entries for the Open Texas Scramble on September 4 are still being taken with plenty of spaces available - any further information from
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Golf pro specializes in pet portraits - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
For celebrity events, she was paired-up with the likes of Peter Falk, Gary Morton and Sammy Davis Jr. Burfeindt, a long-time Rancho Mirage resident, smiles as she remembers her time on the course with Sammy. “He looked at me and said, 'I'll teach you
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Fans Celebrate Lucille Ball's 100th Birthday (PHOTOS) - International Business Times
Google News - over 5 years
First to Desi Armaz and then to Gary Morton. Her marriage with Gary Morton lasted 27 years till her death in 1989. This weekend people all over America celebrated her 100 th birthday. More than 900 men and women dressed like Lucille gathered in her ... - -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gary Morton
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 74
    On March 30, 1999, he died of lung cancer at the age of 74 in Palm Springs, California.
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  • 1996
    Age 71
    In 1996, Morton married Susan McAllister, beginning his third marriage.
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  • 1986
    Age 61
    Morton served as executive producer of Ball's third series Here's Lucy (1968–1974), and was a co-executive producer of her ill-fated 1986 series Life With Lucy.
    More Details Hide Details Aside from producing tasks, he warmed up Ball's audiences before her entrance. He also played bit parts in Ball's various series and acted occasionally in films.
  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 42
    After the sale of Desilu to Gulf+Western in 1967, Morton helped Ball form Lucille Ball Productions to allow her to have more of a free hand in television production.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 36
    Morton became closely involved in the management of his wife's career, from the time of their marriage in 1961 throughout the remainder of her career.
    More Details Hide Details During Ball's solo years as the titular head of Desilu Productions, Morton and his brother-in-law, Fred Ball, served on the studio's board of directors in various capacities. Morton's effectiveness in his duties has, in recent years, come under some scrutiny and criticism. Most notable of these denouncements are those of Herbert F. Solow and Robert H. Justman, whose dealings with Morton during the production of the original Star Trek television series were documented in their 1996 book, Inside Star Trek: The Real Story. Others, including Grant Tinker, have since come forward with their own recollections of Morton's tenure at Desilu, and most cite Morton's construction of a "European Street" – a 3/4 scale replica of a European-styled business district street – as being arguably the most wasteful use of studio funds at a time when frugality was a necessity. According to Desilu and Paramount financial records, and as reported by Solow and Justman, not one television or theatrical production was filmed on this set before it was demolished in 1977.
  • 1960
    Age 35
    In 1960, Morton met Lucille Ball in New York City a few months before she opened on Broadway in the musical Wildcat. Morton claimed he was always busy working nights, so had not seen the beloved series I Love Lucy. They were married on November 19, 1961 at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Morton signed a prenuptial agreement to stifle rumors that he was a gold digger. Morton was 13 years younger than Lucille Ball.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 29
    In August 1954 they separated and finally on July 11, 1957, his marriage to Morrow was annulled in Los Angeles.
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  • 1953
    Age 28
    Morton married American actress Susan Morrow on December 17, 1953, obtaining their marriage license under their real names: Gary Goldaper and Jacqueline Immoor.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on December 19, 1924.
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