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road.jpg Remember the controversy a few weeks back about a scientist working to change the sexuality of sheep? Well, it turns out that when PETA began a campaign against the scientist's fairly innocuous reasearch, it began a chain of media coverage that turned out like a bad game of telephone. The scientist wasn't really trying to do that at all. We stand corrected.

Tyler_chase_harperroad.jpg Judge sides with school officials in homophobic high school T-shirt case: "U.S. District Judge John A. Houston ruled that the case became moot when Tyler Chase Harper graduated from Poway High School last year, but agreed to consider the issues as they affected his sister, Kelsie Harper, still a student. Houston then relied on an earlier appeals court decision in the case to find that the school's actions didn't infringe on students' rights of free speech, free exercise of religion, nor were they hostile to a particular religious viewpoint. He cited that decision, which found that schools have a responsibility to stop harassment on the basis of sexual orientation because it 'adversely affects the rights of public high school students.'"

road.jpg Hypocrite hunt: An Indiana blogger has sent the call out for those with information on closeted Indiana legislators to come forward...

road.jpg Gay Southern California athlete who came out to his high school wrestling team dies in car crash.

road.jpg REPORT: AT&T to give away free service for a year and a half to new customers who buy Apple's iPhone.

Fashionbotsroad.jpg Fashion-bots descend on Paris.

road.jpg Ryan Reynolds goes for plastic surgery after passing out in the bathroom.

road.jpg The Web Celeb 25: Forbes lists what it considers the biggest stars of the internet.

road.jpg Researcher: Earth's moon to disintegrate in 5 billion years. "The Moon will be torn to pieces and every crater, mountain, valley, footprint and flag will be scattered to form a spectacular 23,000-mile-diameter (37,000-kilometer) Saturn-like ring of debris above Earth's equator. The new rings will be short-lived. Theory dictates they'll eventually rain down onto Earth's surface."

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  1. The story about the gay athlete who died in the car wreck is so sad...the kid was beautiful and must have been truly cool to have come out where/when he did.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jan 25, 2007 1:28:21 PM


  2. Wow, my heart goes out to Anthony Castro and the loved ones he left behind. I'm forwarding that story to everyone I know. The difficulties Anthony experienced in his life and the strength and courage he possessed are a testament to his wonderful spirit. A lesson for us all, that no matter how bad things get, think of Anthony Castro and the strength he possessed and the joy he had in his short life. Tragic.

    Posted by: Cory | Jan 25, 2007 1:41:43 PM


  3. That is really sad to die at such a young age. :-(

    But it is wonderful that he was able to enjoy affection and love from another guy his age.

    Posted by: FunMe | Jan 25, 2007 1:51:43 PM


  4. The media got the gay sheep story wrong? Color me surprised.

    Posted by: KJ | Jan 25, 2007 2:06:04 PM



  5. What a contrast here.

    On one hand we have gay high-school student comes out and stands up for his right to live openly and dies tragically. On the other hand, we have a high-school aged douchebag fighting for bigotry and hate. He goes on.

    Not saying I wish death on this kid at all. Just so unfair he wasn't able to run into Anthony.

    Posted by: Marco | Jan 25, 2007 2:15:56 PM


  6. First I must say RIP to Mr. Castro.

    Secondly, haven't we all seen blondie (Tyler Chase Harper), in every fucking 'straight/gay' vid?

    Shit

    Posted by: Andrew | Jan 25, 2007 2:28:21 PM


  7. Such a tragedy about Anthony Castro. Am I reading right that his boyfriend Cody was driving the truck and was under the influence? A "Cody" is mentioned in the Outsports piece, and in the local paper for Banning (Press Enterprise), it mentions a "Shawn Cody Mariscal" as the driver of the vehicle.

    Posted by: mike | Jan 25, 2007 2:40:24 PM


  8. Mike,

    Yes and yes.

    Tragic.

    Posted by: Andrew | Jan 25, 2007 2:52:22 PM


  9. Looks like people are posting well wishes about Anthony the high school student here... From what it looks like his bf was driving the car, which makes it all the more tragic. I wish them all the support they need at this time... http://www.outsports.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37322&hl=

    Posted by: chris | Jan 25, 2007 2:56:22 PM


  10. and know he will be charged with vehicular homocide. Tragedy anyway you look at it.

    Damn.

    Posted by: Andrew | Jan 25, 2007 2:57:34 PM


  11. Anthony sounded liked an awesome kid - I can only imagine the level of hell Cody must be living in - sometimes life sucks but hopefully reading this story will prevent someone else from driving under the influence this weekend.

    Posted by: Giovanni | Jan 25, 2007 3:06:51 PM


  12. Thank you Giovanni. This a tragic story. However you are correct-please do not drink/party and drive. Not good. Call me, I'll wire you cab money.

    Posted by: Andrew | Jan 25, 2007 3:14:43 PM


  13. That story is so sad.

    RIP Anthony Castro.

    Posted by: Da | Jan 25, 2007 3:15:20 PM


  14. Was he number 10 on LA Motion?
    http://outsports.com/joomla/gallery/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=6409

    Posted by: Je | Jan 25, 2007 3:20:57 PM


  15. Hmmm, I wonder what they were all doing "in an off highway area"...

    Posted by: anony | Jan 25, 2007 3:27:31 PM


  16. Anony...who knows what they were doing "in an off highway area"? And really, who cares?! Two young men are dead because of a tragic accident. It seems terrible to me that anyone would speculate on why they were off-road...it seems even worse that someone might try to imply that something that might be seen by some to be unseemly was going on prior to the accident. Have a little respect.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jan 25, 2007 4:30:12 PM


  17. ANONY....it's young guys who live in an area that has places where you can go off road and have fun. I live in an area like that in Arizona and do it all the time with gay and str8 friends. It's what we country boys do.

    Posted by: Joshua | Jan 25, 2007 5:04:05 PM


  18. First, let me express my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Anthony. What a tragic and untimely conclusion to such a wonderful and promising life. If half of the gay community had half of the guts of this kid, what a different world we would live in today.

    And secondly, ANONY, I seldom resort to this level of discourse but you, my friend, are an ASS of the lowest order. Do you have NO shame?

    I sincerely hope that other commenters here will give this young man's memory the respect that it, and he, deserves.

    Posted by: Zeke | Jan 25, 2007 5:12:13 PM


  19. I thought the sun was supposed to blow up in 5 billion years... so why are we concerned about the moon?

    Posted by: Rob | Jan 25, 2007 5:35:33 PM


  20. The whole story with Anthony is sad.

    Posted by: Jack! | Jan 25, 2007 6:38:10 PM


  21. I have the sense anony is also 00000 and some other guy that's been giving people a hard time. wish the ass hat would go away already.

    Posted by: Jace | Jan 25, 2007 6:39:41 PM


  22. Is it just me, or isn't Karl Lagerfeld one scary-looking MF? Talented? yes, Chic? no doubt, Scary? Hell yes!

    Posted by: patrick | Jan 25, 2007 8:14:51 PM


  23. It was painful to hear about such a promising kid getting killed. I should think a YouTube/MySpace tribute is in order, and it might do some good.

    Posted by: Anon | Jan 25, 2007 10:49:41 PM


  24. ^^That's such a brill idea.

    You know, this is the type of everyday heroes from the community I'd love to hear more of while they're still alive as well.

    Posted by: Da | Jan 26, 2007 8:09:43 AM


  25. About the gay sheep thing-- While the press and PETA may have gone a little overboard while reporting this, it wasn't without provocation. According to an article that appeared yesterday in the NY times the scientist behind the research at OHSU is quoted as saying that this research “also has broader implications for understanding the development and control of sexual motivation and mate selection across mammalian species, including humans”. Something tells me this won't be the last we hear on this study...

    Posted by: colin | Jan 26, 2007 1:52:09 PM


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