News: O.J. Simpson, Michael Mukasey, Alan Keyes, New Zealand

road.jpg Human Rights Campaign releases 2008 Corporate Equality Index: “195 major U.S. businesses earned the top rating of 100 percent, up from 138 last year – a 41 percent increase.” (PDF)

road.jpg Bush nominates retired judge Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy: “The next attorney general needs to be someone who can begin the process of restoring the Department of Justice to its proper mission.”

Smgroad.jpg Some gamers see coded message in Super Mario Galaxy packaging.

road.jpg Anti-gay Republican wingnut Alan Keyes announces 3rd bid for Presidency. Keyes: “The one thing I’ve always been called to do is to raise the standard . . . of our allegiance to God and His authority that has been the foundation stone of our nation’s life…We’re putting together an effort that’s not going to be like anything before, because it’s going to be entirely based on citizen action. We’re going to be challenging people to take a pledge for America’s revival.”

road.jpg What has Helmut Lang been up to lately? “Lang remains as allergic to publicity as ever — he politely refused to be interviewed for this story — and spends most of his time at the East Hampton property he shares with his longtime companion. He is working on a number of art projects, including “Long Island Diaries” (a chronicle he began in 2005) and “Selective Memory Series” (a constantly updated scrapbook of his A-list life, parts of which were released earlier this year in conjunction with Purple magazine).”

road.jpg Rex Wockner offers a few thoughts about GLAAD and the reclamation of the F-word.

road.jpg Are you a closeted Republican looking for the perfect romantic liaison? Give GOP-Harmony a try.

road.jpg Madonna in Rosh Hashana summit with Israeli leader Shimon Peres. Spokeswoman: “The president and Madonna discussed how to advance the peace process, and conciliation and tolerance throughout the world. Madonna told the president she wants to promote those messages in her songs and books, and how important it was to educate children with those ideas. She also said that meeting President Peres and welcoming in the new Jewish year together with him was the fulfillment of a dream.”

Simpsonroad.jpg O.J. Simpson adds “two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary with a firearm” to his resume.

road.jpg Air New Zealand announces drag queen-staffed “Pink Flight” to Sydney Mardi Gras: “The flight will be modeled after an Auckland-to-Sydney trip Air New Zealand made this year for the gay Mardi Gras, according to Williams. Before that full flight, the crew put on pink feather boas and sang for its couple hundreds passengers, she said. ‘Even the pilot was wearing fairy wings and got into it,’ [marketing director Jodi]Williams said.”

road.jpg Lost Without Careless Whisper: George Michael meets Robin Thicke.

road.jpg Promoter Jeffrey Sanker invites Britney Spears to redeem herself at Las Vegas White Party: “I would love to offer Britney the chance to return to…the Palms Hotel, her own ‘ground zero,’ where all those are saying she so ‘imploded,’ and redeem herself with her very loyal gay community.” Will invite Chris Crocker if Brit signs on… PLUS: Britney recreates VMAs disaster in The Sims.

road.jpg Gay banker Peter Lewis loses long-running discrimination suit against HSBC: “The case was one of the first high-profile legal actions to be heard at an employment tribunal after sex discrimination laws were extended to gay and lesbian people. It raised a number of novel legal issues, including what comparisons should be used when trying to decide whether the treatment of a gay employee was discriminatory. In the past fortnight a London employment tribunal reheard evidence surrounding four specific allegations of bias against the former head of equity trading during internal disciplinary proceedings at HSBC. On Friday it said: ‘The judgment of the tribunal is that the claimant’s complaints are not well-founded and are accordingly dismissed.'”


  1. Jordan says

    Ahahahaha! Subliminal homophobic messages on Nintendo box-art? Give me a break. And, surely, if that was the intention, they could’ve come up with something less nonsensical than “U R MR GAY”. What a crock of shit.

  2. Mitch says

    Sanker’s also giving away 3 day passes if you book a room at the host hotel. I have a feeling WP Las Vegas isn’t selling well and he’s trying a little PR stunt.

  3. Leland Frances says

    Wockner should try swallowing less hair at the next bear convention—they’re clogging up his brain. “Marriage is for fags” is NOT acceptable, on a T-shirt or anything else. I bow to none in my disrespect for GLAAD but when they’re right they’re right and Wockner is wrong. In a big way. Fuck you, Rexy, and not in the good way. And the same kind of fuck for Megan Daum, the stupid cunt from the LA Times he quotes who pitied poor Jerry Lewis for being criticized for starting to call someone “faggot” on live television before millions.

  4. Leland Frances says

    Would there be a gay meth crisis if it weren’t for queens who’ve grown rich off of the circuit party culture [as in Petri dish]? At least profits from the unrelated White Party in Miami go to fight AIDS. I see no indication of Sanker sharing as much as a queer three dollar bill with any charity. I do see that, like the Human Rights Champagne fund, he whores for Coors.

    Their latest report proves that, for the 4th year in a row, HRC has bent over and taken it up the ass from Coors, ignoring that some of their profits go to try to DESTROY GAY EQUALITY, so that COORS WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE HRC MONEY. It’s a large family. HRC head cheese Joe Solmonese must need a colostomy bag by now.

    Back in 2005, they still gave them a 100% rating despite this tiny print footnote in their report:
    “It appears that a significant shareholder of Molson Coors Brewing Co. stock may have supported an institution whose primary mission includes undermining the goal of GLBT equality. To HRC’s knowledge, such support has not affected the company’s policies or practices related to GLBT employees.” That latter parsing qualifies them to replace Tony Snow as George Bush’s piss boy.

    Even that footnote was gone by last year, and now as then they continue to rate Coors as harmless. Oh, they PRETEND to care what companies they rate do with their profits, claiming that “HRC Foundation employs several methods to rate businesses. A team of researchers investigates and cross-checks the policies and practices of the rated businesses and the implications of those policies and practices for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, including any connections with organizations that engage in anti-GLBT activities. Employers are not rated until all appropriate information has been gathered and verified to the extent possible.” They are either LIARS or RETARDED.

    Mary Cheney is no longer on Coors payroll to pimp for them among gays, so maybe it was HRC Business Council member Scott COORS waving shiny objects in front of their eyes so that they wouldn’t think to simply check current information on the Coors family’s hobbies which have been PUBLIC knowledge for years. Such as checking the Heritage Foundation’s site where ANYONE can easily find:

    “Hon. Holland H. “Holly” Coors, Heritage Trustee Since 1998, Golden, Colorado. Ambassador Holland H. Coors … serves on the Board of Trustees of the Adolph Coors Foundation and the Castle Rock Foundation … The Coors family of Golden, Colo., has been active in Heritage’s leadership since its founding.”

    Liberals and conservatives agree that the Heritage Foundation is THE MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL RIGHT WING “think tank”—READ PROPAGANDA MILL. It was BEGUN WITH MONEY from the COORS patriarch, and VIRULENT OPPOSITION TO LGBT EQUALITY is among their many fascist priorities.

    Or could they have looked of the Website of the RABIDLY ANTIGAY Castle Rock Foundation started by the COORS, where anyone can see that SIX of their 7 trustees are still members of the COORS family, including Pete Coors who ran for US Senate in 2004 WHILE CALLING FOR A US CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING GAY MARRIAGE EQUALITY.

    So, NO, it is NOT just “AN institution whose primary mission includes undermining the goal of GLBT equality” nor just “A” significant stockholder but at least six. In fact, it is not just two institutions but SEVERAL RIGHT WING ORGANIZATIONS WHO BENEFIT FROM THE PARTICIPATION AND FINANCIAL DONATIONS OF COORS FAMILY MEMBERS. In addition to Heritage and Castle Rock, these other PILLARS OF THE ANTIGAY INDUSTRY include the Free Congress Foundation, the secretive Council on National Policy, the American Enterprise Institute, Young America’s Foundation, the Leadership Institute, Media Research Center, Center for the Study of Popular Culture Institute for American Values, Independence Institute
    While some of the information at the link below detailing the history of the Right Wing sentiments and funding by members of the Coors family is outdated, its overall message remains the same:


    WHY IS HRC STILL IN BED WITH THEM? And why are any of you still sending money to support HRC supporting our enemies by supporting COORS????????

  5. Paul says

    Re the HSBC banker – the ‘harassment’ charge against him was in reality a single glance at the complainant in the locker room at the gym. I hope the accuser doesn’t dare look at any female colleagues otherwise they’ll presumably be within their rights to call for his dismissal due to harassment.

  6. Juan-Pablo says

    Por favor, no mas Orenthal James Simpson “news” here, PLEASE!!!!!!! No one in the real world cares, well, he does have a following who are jumping through hoops at this arrest when all he is some low life who seeks media attention, played the system and got off with something the public seems to deplore, but, does not care about the thousands of others who have died in a violent crime. and the same ones who love him love Paris and Brit, Brit, Nancy Grace and Gerlado and Faux News which now has 24/7 coverage of the “case,” none of whom have anything to do with gay men and women.

  7. alfredo says

    Ah, did someone miss the mini phallus artwork in the upper left corner of the box with what looks like something spurting out the “head”. Yes, I do have too much time on my hands 😉

  8. Zeke says

    Oh, and RUN Alan RUN.

    The more air time you get the more that religious right homophobes are exposed as the batsh*t crazy and hateful freaks they truly are.

    Demand that you be included in EVERY debate!

  9. soulbrotha says

    So let me get this straight: The Jena Six story gets a mention only because Anderson Cooper reported on it and has not been updated since; the Black woman who was tortured by 6 racist psychos gets NO mention; but O.J. Simpson, who nobody gives a damn about, gets coverage?

  10. Turn On the Light says

    Soulbrotha when are you going to realize that these white guys on this thread (Towle included)could give two shits about the plight of black people. black people are only relevant when they want to drag out that tired ol’ comparison (which only they believe) about civil rights and gay rights.

    Personally, I feel gays of color should not lift a finger to help white gays nor should they put themselves at risk whatsoever.

    As a rule, keep the chatter simple and light, but don’t expect them to give a damn about anyone but themselves. peace out Bro.

    ps, but if you see a cute white boy (under 35), then by all means hit it.

  11. Jordan says

    omigod. I can’t believe your above comment ‘turn on the light’.

    As a pretty white boy very much under 35 I take exception to your comments. I take special concern as to the plight of black and ethnic people, as many of my friends are and especially a lot of my boyfriends have been older HOT black guys.

    Black people have really been the only ones who’ve ever treated me decently, since white people tend to be vicious toward me. All my best friends have always been black, and I love them. Please don’t categorize ALL of us on here.

  12. BeeDee says

    I don’t agree with Rex Wockner that the t-shirts are the most deep form of subversive comedy – – BUT, how typical of GLAAD to 1) hire a straight guy to represent them (is he a Vanguard award winner?) and 2)care more about what straight people think about a gay message than gay folks do!!

    Just when you think OJ can’t do anything more stupid or insane… was he secretly a really bad boxer for most of his life, ’cause somethings just not right…

  13. Luke says

    Good for you Jordan,keep it real not all of us gay white men are the goof balls that troll sites and jump into a fray over some twit like OJ because he is black, I could care less about anything he does, if he is convicted, throw him in jail, but, fall the rule of law. He was a rich man, who happened to be black and beat the system that was set up against him and most people of color, and many just can’t stomach that. There are victims of brutal crimes all over the country every day, many are gay bashing’s, and yet, little to no out rage. How man “armed” robberies allegedly happened in Vegas last week, I would assume more than just this one.

    The HRC has joined up in a real issue, the plight of the Jena 6, of which, I doubt you can’t find 5% of gays who know or care about that 2007 injustice and civil rights violations.

    Oj, is a uncouth, narcissistic jerk, and a waste of time, although with the 24/7 coverage of the so called mainstream media, one would never know it, I guess there aren’t real issues for the news outlets :rolling my eyes:.

    I hope this site will turn a no Oj zone, he isn’t worth the space.

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