News: Apple iPhone, Heath Ledger, Transgender Fish…

road.jpg The Indian government’s AIDS/HIV body is pushing to change a law set in 1861 by British Colonial rulers that criminalizes homosexuality. Under the current law, anyone found practicing gay sex may be punished with up to 10 years of prison time. The outdated law has made it difficult for health officials to reach those at risk because of fears of imprisonment and harassment.

Fishroad.jpg Here’s a somewhat shocking statistic: “A third of male fish in English rivers are changing sex due to ‘gender-bending’ pollution, alarming research shows…Tests showed the males developed female sex organs and were producing eggs. “

road.jpg Twelve million American adults keep a blog.

road.jpg As they should: Provincetown residents slam media, particularly The Boston Globe, which published a front page story on the town’s “new intolerance”, for making a mountain out of a molehill.

Ledger_1road.jpg Heath Ledger to play The Joker in Batman Begins sequel?

road.jpg Apple on rumored iPhone: “We’re not sitting around doing nothing.”

road.jpg Barry Manilow being used as loitering-prevention method.

road.jpg A British Radio 1 DJ has caused outrage after he said he wouldn’t buy a certain car because it was too gay. “No, it’s a bit gay. A bit gay, yes very ginger beer,” were the words used by Jeremy Clarkson on the Top Gear car review show. Said a BBC spokesperson: “The Top Gear team’s irreverent sense of humour in their car reviews and exchanges with the studio audience is familiar to the programme’s regular audience. The intention is to be cheeky and sometimes provocative, but not malicious.”