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road.jpg High school in South San Francisco celebrating 'Gay-Straight Alliance Week' and observing the national 'Day of Silence' this Wednesday is vandalized with anti-gay, racial epithets: "There was Nazi symbols on some teachers' doors, there was the Star of David circled and then crossed out. There were a couple Bible versus which I found personally offensive. On the side of the gym there was a big hand spray painted with the middle finger sticking up saying 'Day of Silence This."

Wegmanroad.jpg P-A-R-K - early William Wegman film online.

road.jpg You're on the air: Canada's first radio station for gays and lesbians, Proud FM, goes online, and over the airwaves in Toronto: "The people behind 103.9 Proud FM say they hope to add diversity to the radio dial by exploring issues and stories relevant to Canada's gay and lesbian community — voices they say are largely unheard elsewhere....Proponents of the new station have been working to get the project off the ground for about 10 years."

road.jpg Maxim names Sanjaya its "Girl of the Day".

road.jpg Musical theater reality show underway: 'Life is a Song' will give people who have major announcements to make or questions to ask the opportunity to do so via an elaborate song and dance number. It's based on the tuner tradition of characters breaking into song when emotions become too strong for words. Each half-hour seg will chronicle the backstory behind the person doing the singing, as well as show that person learning how to sing and dance. Scout's Metzler and Collins came up with the idea for 'Life' and then recruited Zadan and Meron because of their decades of experience with musical productions. Zadan and Meron in turn enlisted help from past collaborators, including 'Footloose' writer Dean Pitchford. Scout has brought on Evan Weinstein to serve as co-exec producer." Imagine coming out to your family like this! Now that's gay.

road.jpg 2007 Pulitzer Prize winners named.

Hugh_jackman_shirtlessroad.jpg Hugh Jackman hits the beach in Sydney, Australia.

road.jpg Great White Shark let loose in Northern California turns up in Cabo San Lucas.

road.jpg BBC to broadcast mass from predominantly gay Catholic church in San Francisco's Castro district: "In the service to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Fr. Donal Godfrey SJ of the University of San Francisco will preside. James Alison, Catholic theologian and author of 'Is it ethical to be Catholic? – Queer perspectives', will be preaching. 'It is the style of ministry and liturgy at places such as MHR that influenced many of us familiar with these parishes, and so inspired us to develop the kind of parish-set ministry with LGBT Catholics that we now celebrate in Central London' said a statement from the Roman Catholic caucus of the lesbian and Gay Christian Movement in the UK."

road.jpg John Amaechi to serve as Grand Marshall for Equality Utah Pride Festival.

road.jpg Work Out: New shots of the cast and of the late Doug Blasdell.

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  1. I love the Life Is A Song idea. Sounds really fun.

    Is Maxim written by 8th graders?

    Good for John Amaechi. I remember going to Gay Pride Day in SLC once--it was in a very secluded corner of Liberty park--there were, maybe, 50 people there.

    Posted by: Daniel | Apr 17, 2007 12:32:58 PM


  2. Is that a photo of Jackman or the shark?

    Posted by: anon | Apr 17, 2007 1:10:37 PM


  3. Even flabby and pasty white I love Hugh.

    Posted by: Daniel | Apr 17, 2007 1:21:11 PM


  4. Yeah...flabby. Total fatass. Are we looking at the same picture.

    Maxim, though not written by 8th graders, is written for them. Or at least the adolescent high school crowd that can only get their hands on soft-core porn.

    Posted by: scientitian | Apr 17, 2007 1:25:48 PM


  5. Hugh Jackman needs to make more movies wearing less clothing.
    Oh and what anorexic bizzaro world is Hugh Jackman "flabby" in those pics?
    I think he looks perfect.

    Posted by: Adam | Apr 17, 2007 1:28:11 PM


  6. Hugh doesn't look perfect. He looks amazing. What I wouldn't do for an afternoon with him. Followed by an evening, followed by a night, followed by a morning, followed by an afternoon, followed by an eveni...........

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Apr 17, 2007 2:04:34 PM


  7. The comments about Hugh Jackman looking flabby remind me of Paris Hilton calling Jessica Simpson fat. Only in the world of ana pride is Hugh fat. I think he's stunning.

    Posted by: sam | Apr 17, 2007 2:16:31 PM


  8. Mike + Adam...thank you for responding to the Hugh piece + not suffering fools gladly...yeah, what tight-assed neurotic picky picky would find fault w a man looking like Hugh...he has a totally natural man's man physique + is one of our handsomer leading men...guess some just like to critique for the sake of critiqueing

    Posted by: Scott | Apr 17, 2007 2:22:15 PM


  9. man, this ain't a shallow comment-thread.

    at all.

    Posted by: CF | Apr 17, 2007 2:39:17 PM


  10. I am still sad about Doug Blasdell. He seemed to be such a great guy.

    Posted by: Greg | Apr 17, 2007 2:52:50 PM


  11. CF, our comments probably are shallow. However, appreciating a handsome male is a unifying attribute among the posters here. After yesterday, it feels good to find a distraction. In fact, we all need counter balances to what happens in this world. My partner, my children, my pets, and my hobbies help keep me sane. My hobbies just happen to include looking at Hugh Jackman.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Apr 17, 2007 3:23:55 PM


  12. Hugh Jackman would be even hotter if he would just come out already.

    Posted by: the other jeff | Apr 17, 2007 4:28:31 PM


  13. They say his hands are deadly though.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 17, 2007 4:29:02 PM


  14. I was being sarcastic about the "flabby" in answer to the great white shark comment. However, if he were flabby I would still love him.

    Posted by: Daniel | Apr 17, 2007 4:45:33 PM


  15. Did anyone else actually catch the episode of WORKOUT when Jackie announces that Doug's in the hospital?

    It seemed as if he was committing some self-fulfilling prophesy so he wouldn't outlive his own parents. The whole thing was just weird. First he's helping his ex-partner regarding kidney failure, and talking about his depression regarding his upcoming birthday and then, WHAM! He's in the hospital with a deadly case of the flu, pneumonia and an induced coma? WTF?

    Posted by: FizzkiekruntNT | Apr 17, 2007 4:58:13 PM


  16. FIZZ,

    Not to mention KIDNEY FAILURE!!! Either the producers left half of the story on the editing room floor or Doug took empathy to a whole new level. The whole thing is unbelievably sad - his ex bf must be in agony. : (

    Posted by: Giovanni | Apr 17, 2007 6:08:48 PM


  17. I am also going to assume the show gives the tragic situation the weight it deserves though the promos would indicate otherwise.

    Posted by: Giovanni | Apr 17, 2007 6:14:40 PM


  18. You need to start checking out other websites. JustJared had those Hugh Jackman pics way before PitNB, yet they get the link? I call unfair!

    Hell, MY blog had them before PitNB

    Posted by: Glenn | Apr 18, 2007 1:30:21 AM


  19. andy's signed a deal with the devil. That contract involves PITNB.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 18, 2007 8:00:56 AM


  20. Fizz, Giovanni,

    I made the same observations about Doug. Tragic coincidence but it does sound like self fulfilling prophecy. Hate to get all pop psyche, but maybe losing his ex to kidney failure was just one more death Doug didn't want to endure. I never expected to be moved so much and think so much in regards to a reality show.

    And yeah, what's the deal with the promos???

    Posted by: mark m | Apr 18, 2007 11:25:55 AM


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