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road.jpg Four openly gay Texas candidates advanced in yesterday's primary.

Swayzeroad.jpg Patrick Swayze has FIVE weeks to live?!? Rep. confirms.

road.jpg Boyfriend of Toronto gay bar owner Janko Naglic acquitted in murder trial: "The jury returned with its not guilty verdict around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday following a three-week trial that heard from an array of witnesses who testified about the deteriorating relationship between the accused, Ivan Mendez-Romero, and Naglic. On Tuesday night after the verdict, defence lawyer Laurence Cohen said he was "relieved," adding he'd never seen a jury in a murder trial return with a verdict so quickly. The jury retired around 4 p.m. Tuesday after Justice Gladys Pardu finished her nearly all-day charge. 'We did our best for Janko but ultimately we put it into the hands of the jury and we have to respect their decision,' Homicide Det. Sgt. Wayne Banks, the lead investigator on the case, said late Tuesday night."

road.jpg Legally Blonde 3: Elle Woods goes to the United Nations.

road.jpg Us Weekly editor Janice Min acknowledges the gay love.

road.jpg Danny Noriega: Don't hate on my do-rag!

Jcchacezroad.jpg JC Chacez does Vegas.

road.jpg Alan Duncan, first conservative MP to register for a civil partnership, explains how it all went down: "This is not a 'wedding'," he says. "You really just go into the register office and sign. There will be no Elton John-style stuff: no white suits, no John Inman, no flouncing about. It was on the beach in Oman, two weeks ago, during the parliamentary break. We were walking back after dinner. I did the asking but I think I knew what the answer would be. I said we had had a really good year and should we make it permanent? That was it....It is love - and in no way a political statement. It was entirely personal and mutual. The chemistry is great - we are always laughing. We are very similar: always punctual, tidy, organised; and he's very considerate. We have not had so much as a tense word, let alone an argument. We don't do huffiness. Apart from being very good-looking, James is very socially adept. He says he's really shy going into big social events, but the next thing you know, he's charming the person he's talking to."

Osbourneroad.jpg Kelly Osbourne to release "camp" fitness DVD featuring drag queens...

road.jpg Boyband mogul Lou Pearlman pleads guilty to $300m fraud scheme: "In a plea agreement, the music mogul has admitted running scams that defrauded investors and major banks for more than 20 years. Mr Pearlman entered a not guilty plea last year, but is scheduled to reverse that in court in Florida on Thursday. The charges carry a maximum of 25 years in prison and a $1m (£506,000) fine. Mr Pearlman, 53, is expected to plead guilty to two charges of conspiracy, money laundering and making false statements during a bankruptcy proceeding."

road.jpg Heterosexual UK man files discrimination lawsuit citing years of anti-gay abuse: "Stephen English, 56, says he was called a 'faggot' even though he was happily married with three children. The harassment was so relentless, he claims, that he resigned after nine years as a salesman with a blinds company. He lost his claim for sexual discrimination at a tribunal and at an employment appeal tribunal but the state-funded Equality and Human Rights Commission has taken up his case and will pursue it to the Court of Appeal...The taunts started, he claims, when an area sales manager discovered that he had been to boarding school and lived in Brighton, which has a high proportion of gays in its population. 'He appeared to have assumed from these two facts that I had homosexual tendencies, despite the fact that I was happily married with three daughters,' he told the employment tribunal."

road.jpg REPORT: Leaked Madonna track "4 Minutes to Save the World" not the version being released. Real version "way better"...

road.jpg Testosterone level linked to depression in older men: "A study of about 4,000 men aged over 70 found those with lowest testosterone were three times more likely to be depressed than those with the most. Researchers suspect the hormone may affect levels of key brain chemicals."

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  1. Madonna track: I'm not sure what everyone else heard but all I could find was a really low quality version of the track with some French dude talking over a lot of it..I would hope the actual track is much better, i think it's pretty hot tho.

    Posted by: davey | Mar 5, 2008 1:22:41 PM

  2. To Patrick: My prayers are with you.

    "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"

    Posted by: banjiboi | Mar 5, 2008 1:40:00 PM

  3. I just got done listening to the "The American Life" podcast from NPR episode where they talked about Testosterone the entire ep.

    What was interesting is that they also talked to a F2M Transgendered person about his experiences while beginning testosterone treatments.

    Posted by: Chris M | Mar 5, 2008 1:43:10 PM

  4. Yeah, Patrick Swayze has weeks to live. Cause if the National Enquirer says it, it MUST be true!!

    I'm surprised they aren't also saying he's pregnant, gay, beating his spouse, dealing drugs and an alien.

    Posted by: Jon | Mar 5, 2008 1:47:51 PM

  5. I've had a huge crush on Patrick Swayze since North and South. I hope it's not true.

    Posted by: sam | Mar 5, 2008 1:52:52 PM

  6. Lets get this right.
    Fox news reports that according to the National Inquirer.A "very good source" told Perez Hilton ...yada yada yada.

    WTF....I have a bridge in Manhattan to sell.

    Posted by: griffin1573 | Mar 5, 2008 2:09:59 PM

  7. I really don't understand why MP Duncan is going so out of his way to downplay his partnership by repeating over and over that it "isn't a marriage" and their wasn't a "wedding". Is he just trying to save face with his fellow Conservative MP's by making it clear that he as a gay man doesn't believe that gay people should have "real" marriages?

    How romantic and thoughtful it was of him to go out of his way to describe what a non event his partnership was. And his cheap shot at Elton John and John Inman, and their respective partnership ceremonies, had more than a hint of homophobia in it.

    Can you imagine a straight man describing his marriage in a way that downplayed its significance and importance? Can you imagine how such flippance would make a wife feel? It seems that Mr. Duncan's conservative roots run deeper than his pride in himself or his partner or his partnership.

    Posted by: Zeke | Mar 5, 2008 3:16:06 PM

  8. Well if Jankos' lover didn't kill him, who did?

    Even though gays in Canada enjoy more freedoms and closer to equal rights than other parts of the world, if someone threatens to kill you in front of other people, and then you show up dead - the statements they made about killing you are circumstantial because you aren't around to confirm they actually took place.

    Furthermore, it would seem the press is free to make disparaging comments about you being "a drama queen" after you're gone.

    Nasty piece of "journalism":

    Posted by: Wade | Mar 5, 2008 3:55:30 PM

  9. Two points: Zeke is reading far too much into a very brief interview with Alan Duncan and incidentally, the civil partnership has not taken place yet.

    Maybe. like many older gay men, he is simply horrified at the idea of a fauxmosexual wedding - as I am.

    Secondly, I'm guessing that we will not be facing the usual 'is he or isn't he' scenario with Danny Noriega.

    Posted by: Peter Rivendell | Mar 5, 2008 4:03:22 PM

  10. JON.....OMG.....are you saying that all of those things aren't true about Patrick???? :)

    I sure hope this is just a rumor or one of piggly wiggly Perez's drug fantasy's.

    Posted by: Joshua | Mar 5, 2008 4:06:12 PM

  11. So, JC+Chace=Jace now, or what?

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Mar 5, 2008 5:01:30 PM

  12. Only one point: Zeke is NOT reading too much into the Duncan interview. It is very clear to me that Duncan is intentionally doing a little jig to demonstrate to his fellow backwards conservative folks that he may be gay, but he ain't no gawddamn queer.

    I think he's repulsive.

    Posted by: Rey | Mar 5, 2008 5:49:51 PM

  13. Apparently, Swayzes' publicist has issued a statement (from TMZ):

    Swayze's publicist issued the following statement to TMZ: "Actor Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and is currently undergoing treatment."

    The statement continues, "Patrick's physician Dr. George Fisher states, 'Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far. All of the reports stating the timeframe of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic.' Patrick is continuing his normal schedule during this time, which includes working on upcoming projects. The outpouring of support and concern he has already received from the public is deeply appreciated by Patrick and his family."

    Posted by: Wade | Mar 5, 2008 6:24:39 PM

  14. So between the National Enquirer and Swayze's "optimistic" rep, should we assume that the truth lies somewhere in the middle?

    Regardless, cancer is a horrible thing for ANYONE to endure... even those serious journalists at the Enquirer. I sincerely hope that Patrick is able to fight it successfully.

    Posted by: Jon | Mar 5, 2008 6:34:02 PM

  15. The problem with pancreatic cancer is that it is seldom detected until it has already spread, and once it has spread you don't have much time left. All treatments can do is prolong your life, but for not very long. Good luck to him.

    Posted by: Will | Mar 5, 2008 7:59:51 PM

  16. Agreed Will.
    As much as I hate to say it, the people I've known with this type of cancer did not have much time left after it was discovered.

    All cancer is horrible - and lets not dismiss the power of positive thought.

    I wish Mr. Swayze all the best.

    Posted by: Wade | Mar 5, 2008 8:08:04 PM

  17. Swayze has always seemed to be a good guy. When he was a hit & popular, he seemed grateful for the success. When he was the butt of jokes about his talent, or his roles, or that pop song he made, and his career thinned out, his attitude(to my knowledge) never turned angry or bitter about it publicly. I wouldn't pay $10 to see him in a movie, but when he shows up in something like Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights, or in Donnie Darko, he does a respectable job. Best wishes to him.

    Posted by: Daniel | Mar 5, 2008 8:11:10 PM

  18. Texas gay pols: I love the idea of a Lesbian Latina sheriff. And that Andres Pereira guy, forget the old rule that politics is show biz for homely people.

    Posted by: Emilio | Mar 5, 2008 9:03:16 PM

  19. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Swayze and his family.

    PETER RIVENDALE, Am I also reading too much into Mr. Duncan's statement that in his opinion gay people have no business raising children? As a gay man, a husband with a husband and a father of a PERFECTLY adjusted child that could not have had a better family life I find THAT comment to be the most offensive thing he said.

    Posted by: Zeke | Mar 5, 2008 10:19:01 PM

  20. Sorry PR, Zeke is correct, you are mistaken. Duncan's comments feed directly into the prejudice that gay relationships are less valid than hetero relationships. It is bad enough when straights belittle our relationships, and prevent us from having them legally validated so as to enjoy full rights and responsibilities; it is much worse for a gay man to belittle his own relationship. It is not merely the wedding ceremony that Duncan is demeaning, but gay relationships as a whole.

    We should stand together and denounce Duncan's attacks on relationships in our gay families. If one does not want to get married, then do not; however, do not denigrate those who are willing to make a commitment and expect society to respect our basic civil rights.

    Posted by: rudy | Mar 6, 2008 8:28:13 AM

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