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road.jpg My Gayest Look: A site for Jay Leno. Submit yours!

Elephantroad.jpg A view of the jungle shot by an elephant who carries around a hidden camera in a log.

road.jpg Britney Spears may soon have her own sitcom!

road.jpg Straight cops at University of New Mexico claim discrimination by gay superiors: "The two complaining officers, with a combined 24 years of experience with the UNM police department, filed a complaint with the state Department of Workforce Solutions arguing that they are being treated unfairly because they are straight and their superiors are gay. Lieutenant Michael Young contends that his job as administrative lieutenant was taken from him by Police Chief Kathy Guimond, whom Young claims is gay, and given to Lieutenant Patrick Davis, who is also gay. Young also claims another gay superior, Commander Debbie Kuidis, with Davis were given higher evaluation ratings by Chief Guimond and greater pay raises."

road.jpg Karl Lagerfeld bodyguard smacks down paparazzo: "A paparazzo lurked from out of the shadows and started snapping away at them, and out of nowhere, one of Lagerfeld's guys just threw him to the ground." I wonder if it was Sebastian?

road.jpg Scott Heim talks to the SF Chronicle about his latest novel, We Disappear: "What's true and what isn't - that's such an obsession with so many readers. If you say it's totally fictional, or you don't fess up to things, they tend to feel like they've been cheated or something. But if you say, 'Oh yeah, it's from experience,' then they kind of have this idea that you don't have an imagination."

Bootsroad.jpg David Beckham earns his 100th cap in a pair of golden booties.

road.jpg The booties so impressed Beckham's son Romeo, that he dug for some gold of his own.

road.jpg Keith Richards discusses Mick Jagger's sexuality: "It was camp. Yeah. It was all… I really have no idea if anyone ever shoved it up the shitter."

road.jpg Kids coming out earlier than ever: "We're working not for tolerance, but for acceptance. I don't care if it's race, gender or sexual orientation. We need to accept the uniqueness of each and every one."

road.jpg Student ambassadors train against school violence: "The training session was dedicated to Lawrence King, the Oxnard junior high school boy who last month was shot and killed, allegedly by a classmate, purportedly for admitting he was gay. The Oak Park ambassadors, who maintain anonymity for safety reasons, wrote their comments on a poster in memory of the 15-year-old victim: 'Lawrence, what happened to you is extremely unfair. Everyone deserves a chance in life no matter what sex, religion, sexual preference, anything. Your story will teach many people to be better people.' And, 'You are told to forgive and forget but the reality is you don't do either.'"

Jacobsroad.jpg Marc Jacobs hits L.A. with new man.

road.jpg Melbourne, Australia teacher fined $3,000 for blackmailing former lover with a sex video: "Hicks became aware that the victim was a 'closet homosexual' who had a wife and daughter who were not aware of his activities, Judge Michael McInerney told the court. 'He was discreet, or discreet as one can be if you pick up someone in a public toilet,' he said. The court was told that during one of their liaisons, Hicks - who also was married, had a child and was bisexual - recorded them on his mobile phone participating in a sex act. Hicks later approached the victim and told him he had a video of them and that he wanted $3,000 or he would show it to the victim's wife and put it on YouTube, the court heard."

road.jpg Project Runway winner Christian Siriano designed the dress that Kimberley Locke performed in on last night's American Idol.

road.jpg Leona Lewis is the first UK female artist to top the U.S. charts in more than 20 years, since Kim Wilde's 1987 cover "You Keep Me Hangin On".

road.jpg Anti-gay domestic partner bill dies in Kentucky senate: "The Kentucky Senate’s Health and Welfare Committee voted to defeat a bill yesterday that would have barred state universities and other public agencies from providing health coverage to employees’ domestic partners. Furthermore, committee member David Watkins (right) scolded the bill’s sponsor, Vernie McGaha, for introducing it, calling the legislation divisive and ignoring the state’s biggest health problems like smoking and obesity, according to The Courier Journal."

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  1. Re:Kids coming out earlier than ever: "We're working not for tolerance, but for acceptance. I don't care if it's race, gender or sexual orientation. We need to accept the uniqueness of each and every one."

    I ♥ this. It's not about tolerance it's about acceptance.

    Posted by: 1♥ | Mar 27, 2008 1:59:07 PM


  2. Didn't Amy Winehouse top the charts?

    Posted by: Pugzz | Mar 27, 2008 2:03:19 PM


  3. Just submitted mine. Thanks for the heads up Andy.

    Posted by: Butter | Mar 27, 2008 2:12:57 PM


  4. re marc jacobs: JP is soooo much hotter

    Posted by: daveynyc | Mar 27, 2008 2:14:49 PM


  5. Am I the only one who finds Marc Jacobs repulsive? He seems to be very pleased with himself.

    Posted by: Pete | Mar 27, 2008 2:21:12 PM


  6. I will never post "my gayest look" on that site.

    How can the gay community expect tolerance from people when this is what we give right back? How immature.

    Posted by: Jared W | Mar 27, 2008 2:49:16 PM


  7. To Jared:

    You mean, because civil rights movements have historically only advanced trough the use of polite conversation? Bitch, please... You just can't reason with bigots, they need to be brought down.

    Posted by: Butter | Mar 27, 2008 3:08:18 PM


  8. Puggz -- Amy surprisingly only made it to #9 on the Hot 100 with "Rehab"

    Posted by: RD | Mar 27, 2008 3:09:56 PM


  9. Those elephants are a worrying example. The next time I see a guy in the shower carrying wood, I'll suspect he's actually filming me.

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 27, 2008 6:02:25 PM


  10. "How can the gay community expect tolerance from people when this is what we give right back? How immature."

    The only appropriate response to juvenile shtick like Leno's is creative immaturity. "Please be tolerant, you mean straight people" doesn't get attention. Tons of people offering a singular FU does. Not that this is the most pressing civil rights issue of our times, but politeness is rarely an effective form of demonstration.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 27, 2008 6:06:48 PM


  11. The "My Gayest Look" website seems to have been closed. :o(

    Posted by: Patrick | Mar 27, 2008 6:11:24 PM


  12. Nope, up and running as of 6:58CST, Patrick :)

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Mar 27, 2008 7:59:13 PM


  13. Some "good" news does come out of Kentucky sometimes. We are not all inbred, barefoot hillbillies.

    Posted by: Jake | Mar 27, 2008 10:45:20 PM


  14. "The booties so impressed Beckham's son Romeo, that he dug for some gold of his own"

    - who'da thunk that Romeo might have some gold-digging genes...

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 28, 2008 4:34:44 AM


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