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road.jpg Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama exchange nasty radio ads here and here.

Romoroad.jpg Tony Romo can't shake off the albatross that brought down the Dallas Cowboys.

road.jpg Underground movement underway by lesbians who don't want to be called 'lesbian' anymore. Their replacement name: Gayelle.

road.jpg Washington state legislature has largest gay caucus in the U.S.: "Marko Liias, a 26-year-old Democrat from Mukilteo, started the legislative session earlier this month, replacing former Rep. Brian Sullivan, who left the Legislature for the Snohomish County Council. Liias' arrival gives Washington six openly gay lawmakers, ahead of California's five. That makes Washington the state with the largest Capitol gay caucus, according to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based political action committee. 'Anything that we can do, me as an individual, or us as a state, to be leaders on this issue and be role models is excellent,' Liias told The Associated Press Wednesday. 'The message really is, everyone deserves a stake in Washington, and everyone has a stake in Washington's future.' Liias joins Reps. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver and Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines, and Sens. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, and Joe McDermott, D-Seattle." (CORRECTION: Victory Fund issues - statement: NH has most out legislators)

road.jpg CLICK HERE if you're interested in knowing the funky name for the new James Bond film.

road.jpg And guess who else has a new name? P Diddy.

Craigroad.jpg Publisher Sandra Brant and editor-in-chief Ingrid Sischy leave Interview magazine.

road.jpg Ceremony to be held on Monday in Westminster will remember Holocaust victims, including gays: "Groups such as the Roma, gay people and people with disabilities who also suffered under Nazi rule will be commemorated through song and imagery along with victims of other genocides.The event is part of a wider programme of education in Westminster's youth centres to explore the issues of racism, homophobia and sexism."

road.jpg A closer look at finger lengths.

road.jpg John Travolta had an obsession with Heath Ledger: "I wanted to meet him because I was very impressed with him from the very beginning. His agent introduced me to him at a party, and I just fell — I used every accolade. Actors need other actors to be inspired by, and he was 'my' actor....My feeling on Heath is I don't want to lose him at any age, 28 or 88, like Marlon Brando. I didn't like his passing, he was special to me, and he was a friend. At any age you don't want to lose someone like that — he was a valuable guy. I am truly sorry and my heart goes out to everyone who knew him and loved him, and actually, my heart goes out to me, I really don't like it. I don't like it…"

road.jpg New South Wales police fight back against accusations of homophobia related to the recent surge of anti-gay violence in and around Sydney: "It should be pointed out that it can be very difficult for police officers to ask a victim whether they believe a crime was motivated by homophobia, or if it is a hate-related crime, especially if the victim has not voluntarily stated their sexuality. It is a sensitive topic that can lead to allegations of police either making inappropriate assumptions about someone’s sexuality or, or on the other hand, not treating a crime as a hate crime."

Lawroad.jpg Jude Law spends a day at the beach.

road.jpg Queerty talks to author Tom Dolby about his new book The Sixth Form.

road.jpg Berlin film fesitval Panorama arthouse sidebar featuring a bunch of gay films: "Discrimination against gays and lesbians is one of this year’s hot topics in Dokumente and the subject of several films, including 'Das andere Istanbul,' by Doendue Kilic; 'East/West — Sex & Politics,' by Jochen Hick; 'Suddenly, Last Winter,' by Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, as well as Rosa von Praunheim’s 'Tote Schwule — lebende Lesben.'"

road.jpg Maryland marriage bill gets new sponsors.

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  1. i'm so disappointed with hilary and obama fighting instead of joining forces for the greater good, acting like children with no sense at all.

    Posted by: the queen | Jan 24, 2008 1:47:33 PM

  2. According to the Victory Fund and a correction on Pam's House Blend it's actually Vermont, with seven openly gay legislators, that has the largest contingent of openly gay elected state legislators.;jsessionid=4CD594C161167FF5074251B9DB17D55A?diaryId=4261

    Posted by: ZEKE | Jan 24, 2008 1:50:23 PM

  3. Gayelle sounds way too much like gazelle. Like "Look there's a herd of gayelles being chased by a bear!" What's wrong with lesbian anyways? I think its kind of a beautiful word myself.

    Posted by: Wes | Jan 24, 2008 1:53:52 PM

  4. I can so see a homophobe twisting the term Gayelle into Guyelle. But then, what does it matter. I don't have much faith that the term Gayelle will stick to begin with. Sorta sounds like it refers to a fem butch queen.

    Posted by: Banjiboi | Jan 24, 2008 1:55:34 PM

  5. Love the new font, btw!

    Posted by: Banjiboi | Jan 24, 2008 1:58:11 PM

  6. Love the new font, btw!

    Posted by: Banjiboi | Jan 24, 2008 1:58:49 PM

  7. Hey, California Dreamin' Gal, or more officially known as, THE QUEEN,

    Sis, I with you all the way. As a Democrat-- a black, gay, leftist Democrat with feminist sympathies; this is my worst nightmare: a black man and a white woman at war over the nomination. My worst frickin' nightmare. I'm tellin' y'all: Carl Rove, Ed Rolllins, Pat Buchanan, Bill O'Reilly, Bob Novak, Lee Atwater(from the grave) and Rudolf Hess(from Hell) are all laughing their flat asses off.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 24, 2008 2:01:14 PM

  8. "I with you..." should have been "Ahs wit'chu'"

    Posted by: Derrick from Proof Reading for Dummies | Jan 24, 2008 2:04:30 PM

  9. Apparently, John Travolta has no idea that he sounds like a total assclown, otherwise he'd shut the fuck up.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jan 24, 2008 2:22:10 PM

  10. Aside from the "I really don't like it," John actually summed up how a lot of people felt about Heath. However, like most actors, John made it all about him...

    Posted by: junior | Jan 24, 2008 2:44:22 PM

  11. I too am extremely disappointed in both H. Clinton and Obama. That they don't know how to play nice (or at least respectfully) with one another tells me that they have no capacity for leadership.

    Mr. Edwards, you're looking more and more to be MY candidate.

    Posted by: Rey | Jan 24, 2008 2:45:09 PM

  12. Travolta earned his Revolta title with that one. He would have given up awards everybody. AWARDS!!


    And puke on Ingrid Sischy leaving Interview. I loved her editorials and the magazine in general under her helm.

    Posted by: Marco | Jan 24, 2008 2:57:50 PM

  13. I'm pretty sure that "gayelle" thing is joke, as in, satire. Looks at the usages, including, "a galaxy of gayelles". While that idea may be pleasing to some of our Sapphic sisters, I don't think it's meant to be taken seriously.

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 24, 2008 4:16:32 PM

  14. gayelle is no different from g0y (with a zero). And by no different, I mean an equally unusual movement. for more info.

    Posted by: DN | Jan 24, 2008 7:14:18 PM

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