News: Ivri Lider, Provincetown, Anderson Cooper, Aurora Borealis

road.jpg Provincetown police to receive civil rights training following negligence over several hate crimes that have occurred at the tip of Cape Cod. Police Chief Warren Tobias reportedly remains unwilling or unable to communicate with victims and LGBT anti-violence advocates: “At a committee meeting last week, Provincetown acting Police Chief Warren Tobias said he would not seek input from those who complained this summer, such as the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project in Boston and off-Cape resident Richard Hall.” Here’s a refresher

Liderroad.jpg Hunk du Jour offers up a lengthy interview with out Israeli singer Ivri Lider. Lider: “I think famous people coming out is an extremely important thing that helps to change lots of peoples’ views. It also helps a lot of young people who are dealing with their sexuality and the feelings of being isolated and alone in the world. With regard to Israel, or at least Tel Aviv, you could probably call it one of the gayest cities in the world. For most people here, it’s just not an issue.”

road.jpg John Kerry urges military working on investigation into slain Arghanistan lesbian soldier Ciara Durkin’s death to work faster: “The Durkin family has waited patiently for more than two months for a final report on Ciara’s death. This incredible family deserves answers, without delay, so that they can begin to find some closure.”

road.jpg Minneapolis church and others take stand: No heterosexual marriages until same-sex marriage is legal. Reverend: “If you feel that gay and lesbian people are loved and credited by God, then how can we continue to discriminate against our brothers and sisters?”

Auroraborealisroad.jpg Scientists discover energy source of Aurora Borealis: ” New data from NASA’s Themis mission, a quintet of satellites launched this winter, found the energy comes from a stream of charged particles from the sun flowing like a current through twisted bundles of magnetic fields connecting Earth’s upper atmosphere to the sun. The energy is then abruptly released in the form of a shimmering display of lights, said principal investigator Vassilis Angelopoulos of the University of California at Los Angeles.”

road.jpg Suck it Jesus, Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List just got renewed: “Official word from Team Kathy, EMMY award winning My Life on the D-List has been renewed for a forth season. But this just isn’t any renewal. Instead of six episodes, try ten on for size.”

road.jpg Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams refuses to allow Bishop Gene Robinson or “turn-coat” Martyn Minns to attend next year’s Anglican Lambeth Conference.

Andersonroad.jpg The harrowing career of Anderson Cooper: the newsman must evade both chest-beating gorillas and Kelly Ripa.

road.jpg Christian video site GodTube bans the word gay, yet allows ‘fag’ and ‘dyke’.

road.jpg Madonna to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Leonard Cohen, the Ventures and the Dave Clark Five.

road.jpg Gay British Stonewall volunteer receives prestigious Diana award: “I’m so proud to receive the Diana Award. When I was bullied for being gay there was no one I could talk to and when other young people told me about their experiences of homophobic bullying, I knew I wasn’t alone. I was determined to set up a youth group where people like me in my local community could share their experiences and offer each other support in dealing with the bullying we faced.”

road.jpg Bring Jack back: Project Runway fan starts campaign to bring back Jack Mackenroth, who left the show this week after developing a staph infection. If you missed his Flashdance parody, don’t.


  1. virgoboy says

    I’ve mentioned this before here on Towleroad, in regards to Ivri Lider- if you have the chance to see the Israeli film “The Bubble” (which may be on DVD, now) in which Mr. Lider performs as himself and also contributes music, See It and you will not be dissapointed. Definitely worth checking-out!

  2. Zeke says

    God, I am so proud to be a member of the United Church of Christ.

    Every single day this denomination, or congregations within it, take a courageous stand for social justice, inclusion and affirmation of GLBT people.

    My congregation in Tampa has the same policy as the one in Minneapolis. We decided not to get involved in an institution that discriminates against some of our members. We perform religious blessings of unions, gay and straight, but do not get involved in the licensing or state aspects of civil marriage; just as it should be. We REALLY believe in separation of church and state.

    Contrary to popular belief, there are some Christians, and some churches (like the UCC) that believe that ALL people are created equal and should be accepted and affirmed, legally, socially and spiritually as full members of the human family deserving of ALL the rights and responsibilities that the state, society and house of worships offer.

    The UCC Rocks!!

  3. nic says


    gotta luv u babe.

    regarding ivri lider: he is so hot, even if it’s a given that he’s cut — he’s jewish after all (oy vey, what a loss of yummy man skin).

  4. rjp3 says

    PROVINCETOWN continues to treat the vicitim of a near fatal GAY BASHING as less then human and insignificant – I WONT BE VISTING this Summer.

    These straights and lesbians and town need feel some financial pain…. after all it is nothing but Gayish Chatham (think rich white pretentious elitist) now.

    “Provincetown acting Police Chief Warren Tobias said he would not seek input from those who complained this summer, such as the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project in Boston and off-Cape resident Richard Hall.

    (Gay Bashing victim) Hall has said his condition after an alleged assault on Sept. 9 warranted more attention from officials.

    The committee may have been formed because of the summer’s incidents “but I don’t want it to stay focused on that,” said member Cathy Reno Brouillet.”

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