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road.jpg Conservative Orange County Register says high court's decision on marriage was justified.

Obama_rollingstone_2road.jpg MAG: What's on Obama's iPod.

road.jpg Matt Damon's summer look: flab with pornstache.

road.jpg Rea Carey to succeed Matt Foreman as executive director of Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

road.jpg REPORT: Justice Dept. politicized hiring practices to favor Republican candidates: "'Many qualified candidates' were rejected for the department’s honors program because of what was perceived as a liberal bias, the report found. Those practices, the report concluded, 'constituted misconduct and also violated the department’s policies and civil service law that prohibit discrimination in hiring based on political or ideological affiliations.'" FLASHBACK: DOJ Looking into Possible Firing of Atty Over Sexual Orientation...

road.jpg Ad campaign for Dexter in Portugal features severed limbs in butcher cases and knifed corpses on the street!

Uforoad.jpg British soldiers see 13 UFOs in sky above barracks: "I was on duty in the guard room when the other boys outside began shouting. I went out to see what the commotion was about and could see thirteen craft in the skies. They were zig-zagging, but I filmed two before they disappeared. They were like rotating cubes with multiple colours. I made a full report to my commanding officers and gave them my footage. The other lads were as amazed by it as I was."

road.jpg Monet water lily painting goes for $80.5 million at Christie's, doubling previous record for the artist.

road.jpg Washington D.C. city councilman and former mayor Marion Barry says he would support a bill legalizing same-sex marriage there.

road.jpg Bill Clinton offers support to Obama; Obama asks donors to raise money for Clinton.

road.jpg Orlando Bloom reveals his back end in the Canary Islands.

road.jpg Justin Timberlake's 'Play' fragrance may smell clean but his feet are filthy.

Langenfeldroad.jpg Out swimmer Andrew Langenfeld to compete for a spot on the Olympic team in the 100-meter butterfly.

road.jpg NYC Chelsea nightclub 1 Oak reacts to reports yesterday that they covered up a gay bashing at the venue. Page Six: "Club sources say the night was not promoted as a 'gay night' and that the attacker was re strained by security but broke away. The victim said 1Oak owner Scott Sartiano insisted on giving him a car to the hospital instead of calling an ambulance. A rep for the club said, '1Oak is committed to providing an environment of safety and security to patrons every night. This incident was handled by security and staff immediately and this type of inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated at 1Oak.'"

road.jpg Art Fag City talks to Nayland Blake about who they'd all like to fuck.

road.jpg Anti-gay assault suspect under arrest in Minneapolis: "A gay Twin Cities man, the apparent victim of a hate crime, was badly beaten last Saturday. He claims a stranger approached him near 6th and Cedar Ave. South in Minneapolis, and asked if he was gay. The victim answered yes proudly, and the suspect hit the man in the face, yelling that he hated homosexuals. Abdirizak Mohamed has been charged with assault in the fourth degree with bias—a hate crime with enhanced penalties."

road.jpg Michelle Obama to give keynote address at Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council Gala DNC fundraiser on Thursday in New York.

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  1. Even though its a lot of money it is still 'Monet', sorry for being an asshat.

    Posted by: Killjoy | Jun 25, 2008 2:52:49 PM


  2. You're not a asshat Killjoy. I always look forward to the typos in this blog as it makes for a challenging read---everyday.

    Posted by: Victor | Jun 25, 2008 3:02:01 PM


  3. Oh Victor, then you would LOVE Queerty.

    Posted by: 24play | Jun 25, 2008 3:16:37 PM


  4. Re: OCR: I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the Orange Cty. Register should be so mis-informed about marriage. Forget the past history (e.g., women as chattel), but today the state has a vested interest in the modern institution: more stable family units; married people are less likely to need public funds; clear rules on decision-making and responsibilities, etc. Religion should stay out of marriage! Let them have "spiritual unions."

    Posted by: David R. | Jun 25, 2008 4:05:17 PM


  5. Wow...gay swimmers look just as stupid as everyone else when throwing up faux gang signs.

    Posted by: Scott | Jun 25, 2008 4:22:12 PM


  6. I loves me some Obama, but then he had to go and use the e-word. Everyone thinks their taste is so fucking ECLECTIC. Oh well. Nobody's perfect.

    Posted by: Michael | Jun 25, 2008 4:24:46 PM


  7. I agree on the faux gangster signs, but still say great for him for being so open.

    I guess the outsports article did say that he is seeded 80th, so it doesn't paint a huge hope for him to qualify for the games. It could have been more informative on how Ian Crocker and Michael Phelps dominate. It is outsports, but some focus on the dominating straight Americans in the same race would be ok.

    Posted by: Dan B | Jun 25, 2008 4:26:21 PM


  8. Thanks for the notes on the typos guys. I count on you to point them out to me, since unfortunately I don't have a copy editor on hand.

    Posted by: andy | Jun 25, 2008 4:51:18 PM


  9. Give the swimmer kid a break. Taking the time to leave an insipid, put-down in the comments section of a blog is at least as asinine.

    Posted by: bruno | Jun 25, 2008 5:01:36 PM


  10. That swimmer can throw faux gang igns at me all day.

    Note to those who say they have a swimmer's build in the Facebook/Gay.com/whatever profiles. That is what one looks like. Wading in a pool does not equate to a swimmer's build.

    Posted by: Marco | Jun 25, 2008 5:54:09 PM


  11. > Wading in a pool does not equate to a swimmer's build.

    Shamu is a swimmer. :-P

    Posted by: Scott | Jun 25, 2008 6:16:44 PM


  12. Why do leaders always send their wives to speak at these kind of events.

    Posted by: john | Jun 25, 2008 9:27:49 PM


  13. Andrew Langenfeld's most interesting comment in the article in Outsports was the revelation that several other swimmers at the trials are gay but closeted. The new Facebook group he mentioned merits watching Mr. Towle.

    Posted by: Brett | Jun 25, 2008 10:29:41 PM


  14. Regarding the 1 Oak nighclub bashing, it's interesting that the nightlub is reported to have said that it "wasn't a gay night". Well, what's that supposed to mean? Just because it isn't a "gay night", does that mean that we gay and bi men aren't supposed to be there? Give me a break....

    I've noticed a lot of this in America recently. Gay and bi men - unlike gay and bi women - are being frozen out of the mainstream by the entertainment industry (eg MTV) and by nightclub operators. It's a mass mainstream shunning of gay and bi men.

    Welcome to the world of phony acceptance based on segregation. It's the result of liberalism. It's also the result of your failure to challenge the mainstream and of your obsession with self-segregation.

    Posted by: jason | Jun 26, 2008 12:17:17 AM


  15. I loved how Outsports worded it, that out swimmer Andrew Langenfeld, "says he’s seeded 80th out of about 150 competitors; the top two finishers in the event make the Olympic team."

    I'll bet he has.

    Posted by: Backstroke | Jun 26, 2008 1:47:55 AM


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