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No one has diaried this yet? I can't believe it. John Aravosis has all the details with pictures and video, and a recap of his comments on Nate Silver coming out and why it matters. Yes, pictures.

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell. On CBS. With the host looking on with absolute delight. Not edited out.
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You may know these guys from their blog, The Fabulous Beekman Boys. They have a show on the Cooking Channel. They said that the fact they won was supposed to show all the underdogs everywhere not to hesitate to do ANYTHING because they might lose, They really didn't do much to explain that intelligence has something to do with it too. I was flicking between The Next Iron Chef and the finale, and when I switched off they were in second. When I switched back on they were making the traditional run to the finish line and I wasn't sure where they would be. When the host told them they had won I almost fell out of my seat. THEN I remembered what always happens in the last episode. The three teams that are still in the race have to do something that makes them remember details of all the stops.

This time, they were asked to name the eight languages that they were greeted at each pit stop in. Their closest competitors at this point were James and Jaymes, two very decorative (but thick as bricks) Chippendale dancers. It seems Josh and Brent just breezed through the languages (at the web site, they said thank you in the eight languages) and that's what propelled them to the finish line first, even though they spent the entire show in close to last place.

Okay, so this isn't the first gay couple to win The Amazing Race, but I don't think we're going to get the post-win spectacle of Reichen Lehmkuhl dating Lance Bass or anything like that from Josh and Brent. This is yet another example of how we're really the new normal now.

Good for us!

Tue Dec 11, 2012 at  5:06 AM PT: I'm sorry I spoiled this for some of you. I don't have any video recording equipment and, aside from the on-demand service my cable system has, I have to watch stuff when it runs. This was a big deal as far as I'm concerned. It was not done out of insensitivity.


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