Gay fraternity at University of Arizona receives national charter: “Delta Lambda Phi, which completed rush this month, is not exclusively for gays. Membership is also open to men who are bisexual. ‘We were one of the fastest charters in history because we were dedicated to this,’ said Christopher Newman, 23, a senior education major and founding member. UA is now one of a few schools in the nation with Greek letter organizations geared toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.”
AfterElton’s review of the homoerotic Jackass: Number Two notes that though gay jokes are in, gay slurs are definitely out: “In it, viewers will see the Jackass cast–often naked or almost naked–getting into every possible position with one another and delighting in all sorts of bodily fluids. But not once will viewers hear the cast utter the word ‘fag.’ It’s no secret that the word is regularly thrown around by homophobic men when justifying and denying their own clearly homoerotic behavior with one another. So one would almost expect to hear “fag” or other such slurs bandied about when, in the film, the rest of the guys watch Steve-O consume a beer via a beer bong—and not with his mouth.”
Macy’s back to its homophobic tricks? After asking San Francisco’s Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC) to design and operate three HIV prevention games for youth at the Passport Teen Night, Macy’s officials rejected the games developed by LYRIC because they had too much gay content.
Michael Jackson planning Leprechaun theme park in Ireland?
Madonna’s dancer, Daniel “Cloud” Campos, sends a video birthday card to his employer.
The Trocks, a group of drag ballerinas, making ripples around the world: “They are expert at lampooning the flashy self-marketing techniques of ballerinas – the shameless way they will upstage their put-upon Princes, the fake “What, all this for me?” coyness with which they will milk an audience’s applause. And the Trocks make wicked comedy out of the competitive manoeuvres of the corps, spiking each other’s steps, messing with their costumes and angling to make eye contact with the audience.”
Newark, Ohio is adopting a new approach to sex in its public parks: film it.