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road.jpg No joke: Larry Craig and David Vitter key sponsors of Marriage Protection Amendment.

Bowieroad.jpg Never-before-seen photos of David Bowie revealed.

road.jpg Guy "Richie" stands to gain $100 million:
No pre-nup in Madonna marriage.

road.jpg Al Sharpton told Gay City News that his statement about sin to Anderson Cooper earlier this week was not aimed at Anderson but was hypothetical: "I have no idea of his sexuality. I was not talking about him as an individual anyway. It could have been anybody...I support same-sex marriage and have been lambasted by the right for it."

road.jpg HIV cases "skyrocket" among young gay men: "A new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that between 2001 and 2006 gay male sex was the largest HIV transmission category in the U.S. and also the only one which recorded an increasing number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses. The most affected are gay boys and men between the ages of 13 and 24 years, with minorities even more. The findings were released in this week's issue of the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Other factors such as genital herpes could actually double a person’s risk for contracting HIV."

road.jpg Beckham blogs about bulge.

road.jpg NewNowNext covers New York's HX Awards.

Cowroad.jpg Prince Harry discovers source of global warming at County Fair.

road.jpg Miami lesbian suing South Florida hospital because she wasn't allowed to see her partner who had suffered a stroke. Her partner later died: "Janice Langbehn, Lisa Marie Pond and three of their four children planned a cruise in February 2007 to celebrate the couple's 18 years together. But Pond suffered a massive stroke before the ship left port and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Hospital workers refused to let Langbehn into Pond's hospital room - even after a power of attorney was faxed to the hospital -- because they were not legally related. Langbehn filed a federal lawsuit in Miami on Wednesday charging hospital employees with negligence and "intentional infliction of emotional distress." The suit seeks damages in excess of $75,000. Pond was pronounced dead of a brain aneurysm about 18 hours after being admitted to the trauma center. Langbehn said she was only allowed in to see her partner for a few minutes when a priest gave Pond the last rites."

road.jpg Bishop Gene Robinson and Sir Ian McKellen to make joint appearance at screening of For the Bible Tells Me So in London...

road.jpg Gay creator of Big Bird costume, Kermit Love, dies at 91.

Gg_2road.jpg More from the set of Gossip Girl...

road.jpg Log Cabin Republicans applaud Supreme Court gun ruling.

road.jpg Juice: The background on bigot Bolthouse and Bolthouse farms.

road.jpg London police hunt "thug" after homophobic attack: "Sahin Rahman is one of four thugs sentenced this week following the attack at Hackney-road, Bethnal Green, in London's East End, two years ago. Police say Rahman (pictured), who had been living in Mckenzie-road in Holloway, north London, is currently at large after failing to appear at Snaresbrook crown court on June 16 and remains wanted. His accomplices, all from Holloway, have appeared in court."

road.jpg Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi will reportedly be married at Palm Springs' Riviera Resort and Spa in October.

road.jpg Real Vogue interns tell New York magazine that their internships were nothing like New York Ranger Sean Avery's: "Sean Avery eats enormous lunches in the cafeteria and gets away with spilling them on people. Elizabeth: 'I never got lunch. I didn't get lunch breaks. We had to eat in the closet.' Ashley: 'I was able to get lunch. It was like, very quick, go down get your lunch, eat it, and come back up. There was a sense of having to get permission for a lot of things. I don't remember if we had to tell them we were going to the bathroom, but that could've been possible.'"

road.jpg Self-described YouTube superstar Tricia Walsh-Smith and estranged husband Phillip Smith meet in court: "I will cut your balls off and have them for breakfast."

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  1. I would also like to sue Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for "intentional infliction of emotional distress" as I've been following this story which sickens me to the core of my very being.

    The next time your clueless friend says, "Who cares about gay marriage? I don't want to be like straight people!" Tell them the tender story of how the sadistic pigs at Jackson Memorial Hospital treated Janice Langbehn and her children while "stranger" Lisa Marie Pond lay dying alone.

    Posted by: John in Manhattan | Jun 27, 2008 2:54:08 PM


  2. Man! Don’t tell me that about Bolthouse Farms. Their Mocha Cappuccino protein drink is what gets going before the gym in the morning.

    Well, mark another company off the list of brands I support.

    Please tell at least Lifeway Kefir is still “safe” to drink.

    Posted by: RP | Jun 27, 2008 3:24:47 PM


  3. Those attention-whore interns at Vague can't remember if they had to ask permission to go to the bathroom! If you had to get permission, I'm sure you'd remember!

    Posted by: Marc in Chicago | Jun 27, 2008 4:09:17 PM


  4. Andy, in the future could you please preface "Marriage Protection Amendment" with the words "so-called"? In the interest of accuracy.
    Thanks.

    Posted by: tjc | Jun 27, 2008 4:34:51 PM


  5. Andy, in the future could you please preface "Marriage Protection Amendment" with the words "so-called"? In the interest of accuracy.
    Thanks.

    Posted by: tjc | Jun 27, 2008 4:35:45 PM


  6. Andy, in the future could you please preface "Marriage Protection Amendment" with the words "so-called"? In the interest of accuracy.
    Thanks.

    Posted by: tjc | Jun 27, 2008 4:36:30 PM


  7. Jeez, I'm emphatic in my support of marriage rights, but apparently Safari is even more so. Sorry for the multiple posts.

    Posted by: tjc | Jun 27, 2008 4:41:32 PM


  8. Some of the discenting comments from the supreme court justices on gun control are beyond scary! How can you move past what the originators of the constitution had in mind and consider what their "intent" would have been if it were applied today? What do you think the "intent" of the founding fathers would have been for gays? Very slippery slope!

    Posted by: RB | Jun 27, 2008 6:27:38 PM


  9. AIDS/HIV infections among young gay men is on the rise AGAIN?! And especially among ethnic minorities?!

    Note to self: Masturbation and/or monogamy are your new best friends.

    Posted by: Chas | Jun 27, 2008 6:29:05 PM


  10. Note to everyone else: "is" should be "are".

    Posted by: Chas | Jun 27, 2008 6:33:07 PM


  11. I wonder if left-wing companies like Whole Foods will continue to sell Bolthouse Farms? It would be awesome if they did not since they are one of only two stores in my city that sell my once favorite and now boycotted juices and chai protein drinks. I switched to Odwalla and I like their stuff too so it's a no-brainer.

    Posted by: tom | Jun 28, 2008 6:52:36 AM


  12. Not surprised AIDS & HIV diagnoses are at an all time high, especially amongst youth. Ever been on Craigslist? Thousand bucks says you'll not only find your best friend on there, but your ex and most likely your current significant other. It's just "something to do" and since everyone's doing it and since 'hook ups' have become dehumanized within the youth in our community...anonymous sex with strangers whose names you don't know has become a hobby. Mean time, there's thousands of kids who are infected and are too fearful to get tested and face the music. It's a cycle and there's not a single person within the community to step up and say "Having sex with anyone with a pulse is NOT cute"...
    When you glamorize promiscuity, do you really expect a different end result?
    signed,
    21 year old who has 3 close (YOUNGER) friends with HIV do to careless judgment calls and never being exposed to anything different in our subculture.

    Posted by: Kyle | Jun 28, 2008 12:35:28 PM


  13. Interesting HIV/AIDS news. Seems like Kyle is right re the Craiglist phenomenon. A couple of weeks ago we read an article about the closure of bathhouses and leather bars and the fact that the gay youth are less "out there" than the 70's/80's generation of gay men. Yet we now learn that HIV is growing faster among the young gay crowd than any other group ... looks like the on-line hook up is new mode of transmission...

    Posted by: atheist | Jun 28, 2008 3:05:00 PM


  14. Jesus, Kyle...That's really sad about your friends. All this shit is ridiculous.

    I might as well take my cues from Morrissey and give celibacy a try. Dick and ass are NOT worth a death sentence. Sorry boys.

    Posted by: Chas | Jun 28, 2008 3:20:11 PM


  15. Regarding the statement that AIDS is "skyrocketing" amongst gay men, can I remind readers that this form of alarmist statement is quite misleading and plays right into the hands of homophobes. The simple fact is that AIDS is NOT skyrocketing amongst responsible gay men who practise sex with faithful partners. The CDC and the media need to stop condemning all gay men as if we're are all at high risk. We are NOT automatically at high risk on the basis of being gay or having male-male anal sex.

    The CDC and the media would have us believe that being gay or having male-male anal sex automatically puts us in the high risk category. Nothing could be further from the truth. Please challenge the CDC and the media when they make such assumptions.

    If we are automatically at risk because we engage in male-male anal sex, where does that leave all the heterosexual couples who engage in anal sex? Why aren't they automatically at high risk? The answer is that the CDC and the media are framing their statements in terms of the notion that being gay or engaging in male-male anal sex automatically puts you in a high risk category. This is flawed logic to say the least, as attested to by the millions of heterosexual couples who engage in anal sex on a daily basis without any health implications whatsoever.

    Please, please, please...do NOT let the CDC and the media get away with these all-encompassing statements which automatically demonize gay men, bisexual men, and the act of male-male anal sex.

    Posted by: jason | Jun 29, 2008 3:27:34 AM


  16. Venereal diseases do not spread depending on your orientation. They spread according to the degree of irresponsibility you show in your personal behavior. If you're out there having sex with 10 strangers in one night, mathematically you are at greater risk of catching something than someone who has sex at home with his faithful partner of two years.

    Posted by: jason | Jun 29, 2008 3:32:04 AM


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