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road.jpg Religious right mounting opposition to NY marriage equality: "The Rev. Duane Motley of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the Democratic governor is circumventing the Legislature and courts and slapping New Yorkers in the face. Motley says granting government benefits to gay couples will come at a cost to the state even as Paterson calls for cuts in spending because of looming deficits. Motley says Paterson shouldn't force the state to recognize gay marriages when they remain illegal in New York."

Tyraroad.jpg The New York Times takes on Tyra and her smiling eyes.

road.jpg Britney Spears to join Grease as Sandy on Broadway?

road.jpg Turkish court shuts down LGBT organization: "The court ordered the closure of the group for not eliminating words describing sexual identities of its members in its official name, Ergenc said. 'If we take out the words of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transvestites then it is not an association for them,' Ergenc said. The court found the association's name in violation of public morality."

road.jpg Does David Beckham have jock itch?

road.jpg Dina Matos McGreevey takes stand, talks about all the money she needs: "Matos McGreevey said she paid for her own car, insurance and clothes out of her salary as a hospital executive, estimated at $55,000 a year. She said being on the arm of a politician sometimes required three changes of clothes a day. Matos McGreevey's accountant, Kalman Barson, placed the value of their so-called gubernatorial lifestyle at $51,000 a month but acknowledged under cross-examination that he relied mostly on guesswork to derive the estimate. McGreevey's accountant puts the value of maintaining that lifestyle at a far more modest $16,000 a month."

road.jpg NYPD captain accused of flashing man in the subway.

Nutroad.jpg This dude supposedly has video of (real live!) 4-foot blinking alien that he'll show on Friday in Denver: "As impressive as it is, it's still one tiny portion in the context of a vast amount of peripheral evidence. It's really the final visual confirmation of what you already know to be true having seen all the other evidence...It shows an extraterrestrial's head popping up outside of a window at night, looking in the window, that's visible through an infrared camera." And, you know, it's definitely real because "an instructor at the Colorado Film School in Denver scrutinized the video 'very carefully' and determined it was authentic." Mmm hmm.

road.jpg She bangs: Hillary Clinton gets endorsement from Ricky Martin.

Cliveroad.jpg Clive Owen gets shirtless on balcony, world watches.

road.jpg Stephen Colbert grillls Family Research Council Pres Tony Perkins over same-sex marriage: "Many are shocked and outraged. I get the outrage, but shocked? That California is pro-gay? I assume these are the same people who were shocked when Elton John finally came out, even though he'd been wearing fuchsia sun goggles with windshield wipers for years."

road.jpg Supreme Court to hear case on Christian doctor who refused to perform artificial insemination on a lesbian.

road.jpg Al Gore's The Inconvenient Truth to become an opera: "La Scala officials say the Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli has been commissioned to produce an opera on the international multiformat hit for the 2011 season at the Milan opera house. The composer is currently artistic director of the Arena in Verona." Who's going to play the CO2?

road.jpg Glaceau, makers of Vitamin Water, to remove Red Bull-bashing slogan "Wings are for fairies" from its ad vehicles: "The slogan was a direct reference to a winged cartoon character in a competitive campaign, We apologize if our attempt at humor offended anyone in any way and we plan to remove this slogan from all vehicles as soon as possible."

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  1. Colbert was awesome as usual in his interview with the homo-hating Tony Perkins. I just wish rather than pointing out that the Apostle Paul was "also for adult circumcision" when Perkins said that even though Christ never took a position on homosexuality Paul did, he had pointed out that Paul was also for slavery and the subjegation of women.

    Posted by: Zeke | May 29, 2008 2:07:42 PM


  2. Turkey is starting to head down the path of not being a democracy and more of an Islamic state. The changes that the new government is instituting is not good for the glbt community there at all.

    Not a Tyra Banks fan at all, too much an airhead for me, but, that's a fantastic photo.

    Posted by: Sebastian | May 29, 2008 2:40:34 PM


  3. Re: Tony Perkins on Colbert
    I am not a Christian but here’s and interesting site I came across regarding why christian fundamentalists & many other conservatives prefer Paul's teaching to Jesus Christ's.
    http://liberalslikechrist.org/LLC_JavaMenu.htm

    Posted by: 1♥ | May 29, 2008 2:55:13 PM


  4. Sebastian,

    Very disappointing about Turkey, but having a couple of friends who come from there it's not surprising. The Turkish GLBT community is one that's hidden in plain site. There's an unspoken acknowledgement that it exists, but is kept under wraps because of the deep roots of Islam in the country. A friend told me how many of the gay youths there would get ready on a Friday, be gone the whole weekend at gay clubs, etc., and return home one Monday and their parents wouldn't ask a question.

    Posted by: Tread | May 29, 2008 3:17:25 PM


  5. Britney Spears in Grease? If they could only book Charlene Tilton as Rizzo...I might just have to book a flight for this once-in-a-lifetime paring.

    Posted by: vampirehours | May 29, 2008 3:51:28 PM


  6. Zeke: don't forget that Paul also wanted married couples to refrain from sex...oooh, bad sex...Apparently Paul didn't get the "religious" right's memo that marriage is for the propogation of children.

    Posted by: JT | May 29, 2008 4:17:40 PM


  7. @ VAMPIREHOURS

    My little pneumatic (Where's Her Neck??!) Charlene - Perfect!

    Clive - Let's meet and have a baby now.

    And how could any red-blooded man not drop trou after being flashed by a police captain. Who was ON DUTY!!!! The man had to have been in uniform! Too hot.

    Posted by: banjiboi | May 29, 2008 4:29:38 PM


  8. Yeah, Colbert should have informed Perkins that Paul was most likely the first Ted Haggard of the Christian faith and we ALL know what ole Ted's "thorn in the flesh" was.

    Posted by: Zeke | May 29, 2008 4:31:51 PM


  9. Turkey can kiss the EU good bye then!!

    Ricky Martin should endorse me instead! I need some serious "banging", I tell ya!

    Posted by: Shabaka | May 29, 2008 4:38:35 PM


  10. In regards to Turkey, the courts are actually controlled by the secularists, who are in major opposition to the the ruling Islamic party the AKP. Not that the AKP is any better on LGBT issues. This just shows that the community in Turkey has no allies anywhere in the political spectrum.

    Posted by: Sami | May 29, 2008 5:17:52 PM


  11. Booooo! How come I never get flashed on the subway? Is it my scowl?

    Posted by: Shane | May 30, 2008 8:13:57 AM


  12. ZEKE, thank you for pointing out the disparity between "pauline christianity" and jesus' christianity. it is no wonder that the religious right clings to the falsity of paul's "gospel"; paul is their cash cow. what will happen to their coffers when homophopia is no longer acceptable?

    poor paul. imagine the abnegation, the self-flagelation (mental or physical), the delusional changing of his name from saul to paul. (on the road to damascus, he fell on his head and went blind for three days, right? can we conclude concussion and/or brain damage?)

    thanx for keeping christianity real, ZEKE.

    Posted by: nic | May 30, 2008 8:19:02 AM


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