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road.jpg Gays and lesbians in Washington state ask for divorce rights: "Supporters of the legislation unveiled Tuesday say it seeks to provide financial security for same-sex couples by establishing community property rights, probate protections and joint responsibility for debts. Murray, who is one of a handful of openly gay lawmakers in Olympia, say gays and lesbians seek not only the protections, 'but we are also asking for the responsibilities that go to marriage.' Senate Bill 6716 and House Bill 3104 also would provide domestic partners end-of-life rights, nursing-home visitation, veterans benefits and spousal testimonial privileges that married couples enjoy."

Bestbuyroad.jpg Best Buy quickly takes advantage of Heath Ledger's death: "A small sign, created by the company’s finest 1998-era laser printer, informs its customers that they should 'Remember a Great Actor Through Great Performances', tastefully suggesting that customers — who may not have even been aware of his passing — grieve the only way they know how: By reliving the romantic hijinx that is 10 Things I Hate About You."

road.jpg Tina Turner and Béyonce to duet at the Grammys.

road.jpg Matt Foreman to resign from National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, to lead Gay & Lesbian Program at the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund: "I will always love the Task Force, our work, our board, and our staff. Having served for 18 years as the executive director at three LGBT organizations, I’m incredibly privileged to be able to continue to work in and for the movement in a new role at the Haas, Jr. Fund. I have no doubt that the Task Force will continue to be the uncompromising progressive voice of the LGBT movement and to thrive and help lead our community to complete equality.”

road.jpg Republican Fred Thompson drops presidential bid: "Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort. Jeri and I will always be grateful for the encouragement and friendship of so many wonderful people."

Trueblueroad.jpg Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, and Shakira team up for Super Bowl commercial.

road.jpg In new online game, user assumes role of presidential candidates and then shoots his or her opponents in the halls of the White House: ". While the ammo is paintball, the game on the highly trafficked site allows kids to train a rifle scope on six presidential aspirants and squeeze off a hail of shots (which are accompanied with a rat-a-tat sound). The game, 'Presidential Paintball,' features six candidates in the crosshairs: Barack Obama; Hillary Clinton; John Edwards; Mitt Romney; John McCain; and Rudy Giuliani (it seems the game was developed before the ascension of Mike Huckabee). If a candidate wins a head-to-head confrontation, he/she advances to a new shootout, which occurs in various White House settings, including outside the Oval Office."

road.jpg Brad Renfro had a son nobody knew about.

road.jpg Galveston, Texas opens LGBT visitors center.

Beckhamroad.jpg David Beckham makes UNICEF trip to Sierra Leone.

road.jpg New poll reveals attitudes toward gay people and sex in Britain: "18 percent of those surveyed consider gay relationships are always wrong, while 32 percent see homosexual sex as always or mostly wrong. Moreover, four in 10 people (42 percent) think gay male couples are not as capable of being good parents as heterosexual ones -- although three in 10 (31 percent) believe they are."

road.jpg Sydney lawmakers begin dealing with the homophobic violence issue that plagues their city: “We’re not blaming any specific person for this, but violence is obviously a complex issue and we need to be using all opportunities to raise it. It’s got to be policies on the ground. Clearly the local council needs to work with police, but there’s a real role for it in changing what that entertainment precinct is used for. It’s quite a different place during the evening than during the day time. We support the measures to bring back the shops people need – fruit and veg, butcher, etc."

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  1. ahhh david beckham...

    Posted by: Davey | Jan 23, 2008 1:30:19 PM

  2. Heath Ledger is a legend, here's your chance to own a piece of history:

    Posted by: Heath Legend! | Jan 23, 2008 1:46:24 PM

  3. You know, in regards to the Best Buy sign, i am sure that they meant well. It was probably done by a fan who works there, too young and overcome to really think about what they were doing. Just me, giving a complete stranger the benefit of the doubt... i still can't quite believe this has happened though. What a shame...

    Posted by: virgoboy | Jan 23, 2008 1:57:43 PM

  4. the new poll pretty much backs up what i've always believed, that at least half the world is fuckin stupid, tho the percentages go much higher at certain times in our world's history...

    Posted by: the queen | Jan 23, 2008 2:11:46 PM

  5. The Heath Legend! posts need to stop. It's a crap painting at an insane price. At first I thought it was a joke, but apparently someone thinks they've found a bunch of gay men with zero taste and unlimited funds, dying to put something horrendous on their walls.

    Boy, exploiting someone's death is really cool!

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 23, 2008 2:38:23 PM

  6. Galveston is the crotch of Texas. Yuck!

    Posted by: Texan | Jan 23, 2008 4:26:02 PM

  7. i could suck on that english boy's uncut cock till the cows come home.

    Posted by: nic | Jan 23, 2008 5:07:57 PM

  8. Yeah, the Best Buy sign was put up far, far too early. But it was probably done with good intentions.

    Gotta admire Beckham for knowing his trip to Sierra Leone would be publicized around the world and back again because he took off his shirt.

    Posted by: Turtle | Jan 23, 2008 5:48:00 PM

  9. Paul R you are horrendous, stereotypical San Fran cunt rag:

    Just because you can't write don't go around being a hag to a real artist who put his heart into his art and is able to make a living off of it.

    Posted by: Paul Can't Write | Jan 23, 2008 9:39:22 PM

  10. Just so others are aware, Paul Can't Write is attacking me because I don't appreciate his "art." His ammunition is a photo of me from Halloween 2000 on a site I've forgotten. Enjoy, and marvel at the time he has on his hands.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 23, 2008 11:13:06 PM

  11. Matt Foreman is to be congratulated for helping lead and strengthen resistance to the efforts of Pelosi, Frank and their Republican cousins to gut ENDA and for his willingness to call an ass an ass.

    He'll be missed at the helm of NGLTF as GLBT folk campaign to have a real ENDA passed, DADT and DOMA repealed and push for the Mathew Sheppard Hate Crimes Act.

    Posted by: Bill Perdue | Jan 24, 2008 2:39:22 AM

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