News: Morrissey, Insects, Calvin Klein, Guam, Hannah Montana

road.jpg Rasmussen poll: Hillary Clinton’s national lead collapsing

Mozroad.jpg Morrissey negotiating concert date in Tehran?

road.jpg One half of millionaire gay couple who started major chicken restaurant franchise in Western Australia is found dead in a luxury penthouse and his partner has been charged with the murder.

road.jpg British Christian registrar makes first legal challenge to the UK’s civil partnership laws, refusing to perform the ceremonies: “The woman, a devout Christian, is taking action against Islington Council, saying the civil partnership ceremonies she has been asked to perform are against her religious beliefs…Her stance has escalated into a full-scale dispute with her employers, who she is now taking to an employment tribunal, in the first case of its kind…Last night Islington Council, which is now Lib Dem-dominated, confirmed the tribunal was pending but refused to give any further information. In a statement, it said: ‘A claim has been made to an employment tribunal which Islington Council is defending robustly. The council does not intend to comment further.'”

road.jpg Mrs. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Tabs have field day as Britney Spears checks out of hospital after Dr. Phil forces himself on her. Shacks up with paparazzi.

Hannahroad.jpg Drag queen attempts to fool crowd, taking over for Hannah Montana in concert stage swap.

road.jpg Gay Black leader of MassEquality reaches out to African-American community in Massachusetts. David Wilson: “Having grown up in Boston and experiencing all of the discrimination as a young boy growing up in the ’60s, and now as a gay man, it was a high priority for me to reach out to my own community.”

road.jpg Gay candidate B.J. Cruz victorious in Guam, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund reports: “Victory-endorsee B.J. Cruz won a special senatorial election on Saturday, capturing 41 percent of the vote. Cruz, a Democrat, beat Republican Telo Taitague and fellow Democrat Tom Ada, who won 30 and 28 percent of the vote respectively. According to the Pacific News Center, Cruz wants to get to work immediately by taking part in legislative proceedings and confer with other legislators on matters pertaining to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. The election gives the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund its first win this year. The organization has endorsed 34 candidates so far for 2008.”

Bugroad.jpg New theory places blame on insects, not meteors, for death of dinosaurs.

road.jpg WALES: Gay man found lying in pool of blood…

road.jpg Calvin Klein and friend dish the dirt in Miami.

Shiaroad.jpg Shia LaBeouf is smokin’.

road.jpg In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a lawsuit over being called drama queen: “An academic is suing a columnist who called him a “drama queen”, claiming that in Malaysia’s version of English known as ‘Manglish’ the term is a homosexual slur, a report said on Thursday. Retired lecturer Edward Dorall told a court in Penang state that columnist Thor Kah Hoong had libelled him by calling him a ‘drama queen lecturer’ in a 2004 article, the New Straits Times reported. Thor said he had no malicious intent and that Dorall had deliberately misinterpreted the word “queen”, which on its own is a slang reference to a homosexual man, particularly one who acts in a flamboyant manner.”

road.jpg The One and Only: Graham Norton launches reality competition show based on tribute acts.

road.jpg Gay rights governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus mourned at Wisconsin vigil.