George Clooney begs UN for end to genocide in Darfur: “Now, my job is to come here today and to beg you, on behalf of the millions of people who will die — and make no mistake they will die — for you to take real and effective measures to put an end to this. Of course it’s complex, but when you see entire villages raped and killed, wells poisoned and then filled with the bodies of its villagers, then all complexities disappear and it comes down to simply right and wrong.”
British Pop Idol Will Young has onstage wardrobe malfunction.
Brazilian Brokeback: Muscular gay gauchos meet Gloria Gaynor…
CNN Anchor Thomas Roberts, who recently came out at the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association Conference in Miami, told AfterElton that his coming out had nothing to do with the reshuffling of anchor positions at CNN, and offered some advice for young journalists (and others) struggling with the process of coming out: “There are all kinds of fears we accumulate through high school, college, even going back as far as grade school, that are carried into the adult years. That fear can really hold you back. It (coming out) has to be when people feel… they are ready for it. It’s hard to live afraid…. Hopefully, everyone, gay or straight, journalists or doctors or otherwise, can overcome that obstacle, because it stands in the way of you being the best you can be, with your job, with your family, with everything, and not have to be afraid anymore.”
Campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in India is rapidly gaining momentum.