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road.jpg STUDY: Same-sex marriage would benefit Maryland's coffers to the tune of $3.2 million dollars annually.

Winehouseroad.jpg Amy Winehouse cancels entire tour because something is missing.

road.jpg Delete, delete, delete. Scott Bloch, the head of the federal agency investigating Karl Rove's political operation and its perhaps improperly deleted computer files, is now in the "hot seat" himself, for the same activity: "Recently, investigators learned that Mr. Bloch erased all the files on his office personal computer late last year. They are now trying to determine whether the deletions were improper or part of a cover-up, lawyers close to the case said. Bypassing his agency's computer technicians, Mr. Bloch phoned 1-800-905-GEEKS for Geeks on Call, the mobile PC-help service. It dispatched a technician in one of its signature PT Cruiser wagons. In an interview, the 49-year-old former labor-law litigator from Lawrence, Kan., confirmed that he contacted Geeks on Call but said he was trying to eradicate a virus that had seized control of his computer."

road.jpg Lesbian novelist Jane Rule dies of liver cancer at 76: "She was the first Canadian woman writer to write about being gay as if it was part of the normal life."

road.jpg Did Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon join the mile-high club?

Venusroad.jpg Separated at birth? Venus much more like Earth than previously thought.

road.jpg Seattle groups hold forum on anti-gay attacks.

road.jpg Judge rules case challenging Wisconsin's gay marriage ban can proceed.

road.jpg Giuliani under fire for secret Hamptons trips funded by taxpayers. Anderson sticks it to him last night -

road.jpg Rhode Island Assembly gets second gay lawmaker: "Democrat Frank Ferri rolled to victory in yesterday’s special election for the District 22 House seat, defeating Republican Jonathan Wheeler and independent Carlo Pisaturo Jr. to win the seat formerly held by fellow Democrat Peter T. Ginaitt. Ferri took 53 percent of the vote, 896 in total. Wheeler was second with 33 percent, and Pisaturo a distant third."

road.jpg North Carolina POLL: Does a candidate's sexual orientation matter?

Brannanroad.jpg Shortbus actor and musician Jay Brannan in concert in London.

road.jpg Gay man jailed in Hong Kong for blackmailing his lover: "A gay blackmailer who threatened to tell a Hong Kong primary school teacher's employers about their one-night stand was Thursday beginning a three-year jail term. Alex Lo Man-nam, 21, extorted nearly 4,000 US dollars from his 34-year-old victim with threats to tell his school they had sex when Lo was under 21, the age for gay legal consent in Hong Kong. He also got his victim to buy him presents including a pressure cooker, a computer, printer and clothes after targeting the teacher in June after their one-night stand."

road.jpg Wingnuts accuse Alaska Airlines of offering deals unavailable to those who are "sexually normal".

road.jpg According to a new Hunter College national poll, Hillary Clinton is winning the gay vote: "In the first public, political survey ever conducted by a university-based team of scholars with a nationally representative sample of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGBs) Americans, results released today show that Senator Hillary Clinton has the support of 63 percent of LGB likely voters in the Democratic primaries, followed by Senator Barack Obama with 22 percent and John Edwards with 7 percent. The Hunter College Poll also finds that during the process of 'coming out,' LGBs become more liberal and more engaged in the political process than the general population."

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  1. It's a sad, sad day when Jake Gyllenhaal is actually having sex with a woman. Yug~! But I will believe it when I see it!

    Posted by: whatever | Nov 29, 2007 2:26:09 PM


  2. Interesting how this blog points out Anderson sticking it to Rudy and not mentioning the fact that they messed up last night having a question on Don't Ask Don't Tell from someone on Hilary's GLBT steering committee. There was some major backpedalling going on my Anderson and today ever other netowrk has been riding CNN about this.

    Posted by: Matt | Nov 29, 2007 3:50:45 PM


  3. Jay Brannan rocks! Well, in a folk-y, dreamboat-y, introspective-y way...

    I've seen him in concert a few times (Joe's Pub/Mo Pitkins) and he's just terrific - beautiful voice, songs that get more haunting the more you hear them, and a laid-back personality that makes you want to get up and hug him. Talked to him after his shows, and he's just as delightful as you could imagine. Hopefully some smart producer will finally sign him for a major release... if you haven't seem him live, GO!!

    Posted by: Roy | Nov 29, 2007 3:53:50 PM


  4. Why is Hillary winning overwhelming gay support? She still supports "don't ask, don't tell" and does not support the right to gay marriage. She was wrong on Iraq & wrong again on Iran. What does this say about us then, that this poll shows her receiving such strong support?

    Posted by: thegaygardener | Nov 29, 2007 3:57:44 PM


  5. Matt,

    If you scroll down on the blog, you'll notice that there is mention of it.
    Thanks Andy.

    Posted by: silverskreen | Nov 29, 2007 5:13:48 PM


  6. Amen GayGardener!

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Nov 29, 2007 5:38:08 PM


  7. Jake's new romance is spoiling my memories of BBM now. Ugh. I didn't even know who he was when I saw it.

    Posted by: anon (gmail.com) | Nov 29, 2007 11:16:32 PM


  8. GayGardener, to represent Senator Clinton's political stance on gay marriage in a black-or-white, all-or-nothing way like that is totally acceptable; however to claim that Senator Clinton "supports 'don't ask, don't tell'" is just untruthful.

    Posted by: Rey | Nov 29, 2007 11:36:36 PM


  9. GAYGARDENER - this poll was funded by the Human Rights Campaign which has been pushing Hillary all along, so I wouldn't accept it as an accurate representation of gay people.

    I'm gay and I absolutely do not support her. I think if she gets the nomination, the Repugs will win due to the backlash against her. We need a real non-Repug candidate who can actually win the election.

    Posted by: Gregg | Nov 30, 2007 12:51:51 AM


  10. Hey Roy, glad there's another Jay fan here. I love going to his shows. Such a fun live show. He's got a show in NY coming up on the 12th:

    Wed 12/12 8pm
    The Zipper Factory (ALL AGES!!)
    336 W 37th St (b/w 8th & 9th Aves)
    New York, NY 10001
    Cost: $12adv/$15door
    For tickets, please go to www.thezipperfactory.com or call 212.352.3101. For dinner reservations at The Zipper Factory Tavern, please call 212.695.4600.

    Highly recommended! His lyrics are so brilliant, and I never fail to laugh and cry at his shows.

    http://jaybrannan.com/index.html

    Posted by: So Left I'm Right | Nov 30, 2007 1:04:05 AM


  11. I hear that Pat Robertson is worried about planets these days too. God told him that we used to live on Venus, but we moved to another like-planet (Earth) when Venus became too hawt. He worries, in particular, that we will all end up living on uranus at the end.... LOL

    OK: well you were all thinking it, weren't ya?

    Posted by: SeanR | Nov 30, 2007 8:38:56 AM


  12. Jay Brannan's songs are annoying.

    Posted by: Bill W | Nov 30, 2007 10:09:40 AM


  13. Rhode Island General Assembly gets Second "out" gay lawmaker. The distinction is important, and we hope that Frank's win will help some of his closeted colleagues see that it is safe to come out.

    Posted by: woneffe | Dec 2, 2007 6:43:14 PM


  14. pardon him. a bisexual friends from findbilover.com said that sexual orientation may changed by age, surroundings.

    Posted by: John | Dec 3, 2007 4:55:16 AM


  15. I think it would be nice if hillary was for our rights and was the first woman pres.-She could do us alot of good.

    Posted by: Lisa | Dec 16, 2007 8:31:09 PM


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