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road.jpg Unhealthy. Nearly 40% of gay men do not disclose their sexual orientation to their doctors: "The survey found a striking distinction: While 78 percent of the men who had sex with men and identified themselves as homosexual said they had discussed their sexuality with their doctors, none of the men who had sex with men but identified themselves as bisexual had told their doctors."

Tws_2road.jpg Tricia Walsh-Smith: making a name for marriage.

road.jpg Drive to ban gays as adoptive or foster parents falls short of signatures, gets 30 day extension of deadline: "Supporters need 61,794 signatures to get the measure on the ballot. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels' office certified that 57,888 of the signatures the group submitted in were valid and came from registered voters. Cox said about 4.5 percent of the signatures the group turned in were disqualified because of errors by notaries. Of the remaining signatures, 91.3 percent were valid, he said."

road.jpg Trans man Thomas Beatie sold his baby photos to People for $300,000.

road.jpg Bahamas: Could teen charged with murder be linked to gay serial killings?

road.jpg Tribute: Lifetime to air 10-hour Estelle Getty marathon.

road.jpg Michigan to consider expanded hate crimes law: "Michigan’s hate crime law would expand to include intimidation of gays and lesbians and people with disabilities, and would make hanging a noose or burning a cross on someone else’s property specific crimes, under changes urged by civil rights groups today. Those changes will be put on a fast track in the House next month, said Rep. Paul Condino, D-Southfield, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He said he would introduce a bill today to strengthen the state’s ethnic intimidation law."

Scottroad.jpg Cape Cod Jury rules against Boston DJ Barry Scott in Provincetown police excessive force case: "Scott was arrested July 14 after police broke up a private birthday party he was DJ-ing after alleged noise complaints. In the process, Scott claims that officers smashed him against the side of a house and repeatedly kicked him. In the subsequent months, he and his supporters have been vocal critics of the actions of the Provincetown police department. Prior to today’s ruling, he has appeared in court 15 times on the charges." Scott plans to appeal.

road.jpg Indian Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil to be guest of honor at Stockholm Pride: "I am honoured to be invited as one of the opening speakers for StockholmPride. Especially since I live in a country where LGBT issues continue to be ridiculously taboo, no matter how universally practiced."

road.jpg Christopher Ciccone to the New York Observer on the publication of his Madonna tell-all: "...it was like a giant fucking orgasm. Therapy I already had; this was pure sex."

Toilethailroad.jpg Hailstones blast man off toilet in Austria.

road.jpg A look at Batman's gay past...

road.jpg Pump up the volume: Brangelina twins conceived in vitro.

road.jpg As session end looms, Massachusetts House has yet to take up repeal of 1913 marriage law.

road.jpg Hartlepool: Police appeal for witnesses after UK gay bash.

road.jpg Josh Brolin makes first appearance after bar brawl: "[I'm] sorry. I'm kind of in a bad predicament right now."

road.jpg British man awarded £22,000 in damages over Facebook profile that suggested he was gay: "Grant Raphael created a false profile of his former schoolfriend Matthew Firscht on the social networking site with his name and date of birth. He wrongly stated that Mr Firscht was signed up to gay groups, had lied to avoid paying loans and was 'looking for whatever I can get' in his relationship profile. Mr Raphael, a freelance cameraman, had said the entry had been created by party gate-crashers at his flat. Awarding Mr Firscht and his company £22,000 in damages, a High Court judge yesterday ruled that the defence had been 'built on lies'. It is believed to be the first successful defamation and privacy law case involving Facebook in the UK. Judge Richard Parkes QC said that Mr Raphael was liable for the internet entries and had lied about the posts."

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  1. how can you not tell your doctor you're gay?

    i was without a doctor for a year until i found a gay or gay-friendly doctor on my insurance. i wish there were better resources for this. there were things my doctor tested me for and got me vaccinated against because i'm a sexually active gay man. it's the most resposible thing you can do for your health and others' health to be on top of these things.

    Posted by: Alex | Jul 24, 2008 2:36:14 PM


  2. I would prefer the Mass legislature take up the 1913 law AFTER the november election. The last thing we need is to arm the right with more opportunity for hate-filled propaganda.

    It's far worth it to me for non-mass residents to have to wait a few months more before they can tie the knot on the vineyard.

    Posted by: Dan B | Jul 24, 2008 2:52:34 PM


  3. Wonder what the evangelists would say about that poor man chased off his toilet by the hail, "it's the good Lord throwing ice balls at the evil homosexual."

    And they just kept flying out of the toilet! LOL...oh, I hope he had time to use the toilet paper. They tell me toilet paper feels like sandpaper in Europe.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 24, 2008 2:54:16 PM


  4. What ALEX said. BE HONEST WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN, PEOPLE! There's no excuse not to be.

    In my perfect world, every Arkansan Asshole who signed that petition would be thoroughly ravaged by Child Protective Services to determine how fucking fit THEY ARE to be parents. I bet there'd be a lot of interesting findings.

    That said, bless Michigan for making a step to show Arkansas how it's done.

    Posted by: Chas | Jul 24, 2008 2:59:54 PM


  5. Tricia Walsh-Smith is exactly why we need to protect marriage. You just can't trust straight people with it.

    Posted by: kujhawker | Jul 24, 2008 3:19:02 PM


  6. Of course its the "bi" guys that conveniently don't mention their same-sex activity to their doctors.

    Often, these people simply want the best of both worlds. Acting out their homosexuality without having to live in the world with the 'gay' label.

    I'm not saying bisexuals don't truly exist, but in the realm of homosexuality, there are many "bi"s who are simply uncomfortable admitting they are actually gay. I can't tell you how many people I've known who came out as "bi" before finally as "gay" simply because they felt it was easier to deal with.

    Posted by: Wes | Jul 24, 2008 3:35:53 PM


  7. It should be noted that the Ptown Police APPEARED 3 times to the party for the SAME COMPLAINT, and each time Mr Scott was antagonistic and uncooperative, (as indicated by the 3 times they came to the house)! In any other town, city or whatever NO COP would come back a 2nd time without making an arrest LET ALONE 3 TIMES!!!!! I believe the police exhibited prudence and patience with Mr Scott - he was the one who escalated the situation NOT THE POLICE - by his failure to comply with their "reasonable requests" - ask yourselves in your communities would your police dept have responded 3 times or even 2 times for the same complaint?? Mr Scott is lucky to be "Scott Free" and not in jail!! Sure he appeared 15times in court over the past year and still a jury FROM OUTSIDE PTOWN found him guilty in less then 20 mins/......

    Posted by: BluelineBos | Jul 24, 2008 3:40:29 PM


  8. Andy,
    The link you have to Pink regarding the Tribute: Lifetime to air 10-hour Estelle Getty marathon states that it's a 10 episode tribute not 10-hours. 10 episodes would only be 5-hours
    But I'm sure they could do 10-hours on Mrs Getty. She really was a wonderful person!!♥

    Posted by: 1♥ | Jul 24, 2008 3:41:18 PM


  9. It should be noted that the Ptown Police APPEARED 3 times to the party for the SAME COMPLAINT, and each time Mr Scott was antagonistic and uncooperative, (as indicated by the 3 times they came to the house)! In any other town, city or whatever NO COP would come back a 2nd time without making an arrest LET ALONE 3 TIMES!!!!! I believe the police exhibited prudence and patience with Mr Scott - he was the one who escalated the situation NOT THE POLICE - by his failure to comply with their "reasonable requests" - ask yourselves in your communities would your police dept have responded 3 times or even 2 times for the same complaint?? Mr Scott is lucky to be "Scott Free" and not in jail!! Sure he appeared 15times in court over the past year and still a jury FROM OUTSIDE PTOWN found him guilty in less then 20 mins/......

    Posted by: BluelineBos | Jul 24, 2008 3:41:44 PM


  10. Its interesting to see how homophobic the P-Town police have become under the new police chief. I think he really wants to take back P-Town for the straight folk.
    Also, the Orleans district court jury, given the area around Orleans, was most likely comprised of people who are not particularly fond of the gays.

    Posted by: tom | Jul 24, 2008 6:55:54 PM


  11. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992
    Since than any doctor that saw my drug list figured out my sexual orientation

    Posted by: kuros | Jul 24, 2008 9:44:31 PM


  12. Kuros how does a doctor knowing your drug list for HIV medication, automatically mean the doctor knows your orientation?

    Posted by: kujhawker | Jul 25, 2008 12:05:38 AM


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