News: Outgames, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Ford, Milk & HIV

road.jpg Montreal’s Outgames deep in the red. $3.5 million owed to the city of Montreal.

Jenniferhudsonroad.jpg Jennifer Hudson glams it up in Dreamgirls.

road.jpg Arizona recently became the first state to vote down a bigoted amendment banning gay marriage. Pam over at Pam’s House Blend has a demographic breakdown of how the voting went. According to exit polls, moderates, college grads, white men, white women, voters earning over $50K, younger voters, and city dwellers voted against it. Hispanics were split. And the majority of blacks, seniors, conservative Republicans, folks in rural areas voted for it.

road.jpg Six airlines — Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to allow passengers to charge iPods in flight and watch iPod content on seat back displays.

road.jpg Drag queen stalking Michael Jackson: “This person is plaguing his life and has sent some seriously dodgy letters. They are from a man who works as a drag queen in the seedy Kings Cross area of Sydney, Australia. The content is eerie to say the least and this person is seemingly obsessed with Michael.”

road.jpg Page Six hears that Tom Ford told execs at Estee Lauder that he wanted his new Black Orchid fragrance to smell like a man’s crotch

road.jpg Gays.com domain name sells for $500K.

road.jpg Study: Protein found in milk may hinder HIV.

Ozzyroad.jpg Ozzy from Survivor: Cook Islands has a porn (straight porn, that is…) past. OMG Blog has the NSFW goods.

road.jpg It’s not a nice day for a wax wedding. After complaints from Brad Pitt, Madame Tussaud’s has decided to hold off on holding a wedding for its wax figures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Said Pitt’s publicist: “I personally found it a little odd that they were re-creating a wedding that never really happened. As Brad’s representative, I found it disturbing.” Besides, Pitt has said, “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”

Comments

  1. KJ says

    Re: the Arizona amendment.

    Could someone who followed the different amendments recently voted on please provide some additional information? I heard that the Arizona amendment was the only one which also prevented the formation of civle unions. Is that true? If so, it’s likely significant.

  2. sam says

    The VA and SC amendments likely will prevent civil unions and will likely have negative impacts on straight, unmarried couples as well as gays. AZ was certainly not the only one with that issue.

  3. peterparker says

    KJ…I believe the difference between the Arizona marriage amendment and those of the other states is the Arizona amendment was worded in such a way that it would prevent the formation of domestic partnerships for gay AND straight couples. Analysts have speculated that this duality of discrimination is the reason why the Arizona amendment failed. In other words, it had little to do with support for the gay community and everything to do with the Arizona straights saying ‘Hey! It’s not fair to take away MY right for domestic partnerships.’

    As for the prevention of civil unions and domestic partnerships in other states, there are definitely other states that voted to disallow marriage and civil unions for same sex couples. One such state is Colorado. The difference is that the voters in Colorado voted to ban gay marriage in one proposition on the ballot and then voted to ban civil unions and the legal protection of civil unions in a totally different proposition on the ballot.

    You can find out more at marriageequality.org.

  4. Mark says

    Outgames managed to lose more money than the last five Gay Games combined. I find it amazing that the Outgames organizers refuse to take qany responsibilty to this loss.

  5. Jon says

    I’m surprised the Quebec government and the city of Montreal would roll out that much money for us gays and our games…
    then again, it’s Canada.

    Good luck paying it back though!

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