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road.jpg Russian gay activists to picket Iranian Embassy in Moscow. Nikolai Alexeyev: "We need to continuously remind the state authorities that the death penalty must be abolished."

Iphoneroad.jpg Line forms a week early for 3G iPhone...

road.jpg Ryan Gosling makes an excellent case for the white T-shirt.

road.jpg Larry Craig's bathroom stall to return to spotlight: "Thousands of members of the international media will have to walk past it when they land at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for the Republican National Convention in St. Paul at the end of the summer. Many will feel obligated to stop and file a story. For the party that bills itself as stronger on family values than the Democrats, it likely will prove an unwelcome distraction."

road.jpg UK Study: employees who are "out" at work perform better.

road.jpg Half Blood Prince: First look at new Harry Potter film.

Beardroad.jpg Lance Armstrong gets a beard.

road.jpg Signorile on Arthur Finkelstein, the gay Republican behind Jesse Helms: "Conservative, then-closeted, Republican political operative Arthur Finkelstein helped engineer Helms' racist campaign against African-American Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt in 1990, as Helms was vilifying gay sexuality, blocking AIDS funding, stalling prevention and attacking queer artists. (See the ad below that was aired at the height of the campaign and which resulted in Gantt going from a a lead in the polls to defeat on Election Day). Had Jesse Helms not had the handiwork of Finkelstein, who worked for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and various right-wing senators, he might have lost that race. Instead, we had another decade of his antigay grip on the Republican Party, as he blocked HIV prevention measures and thousands more died."

road.jpg SALON: Transgender man delivered a baby, but failed to deliver respect.

road.jpg Nicole Kidman gives birth to a Sunday on a Monday.

Obamaplaneroad.jpg Obama campaign plane makes emergency stop due to mechanical problems.

road.jpg "No Homo" the latest catchphrase to sweep NFL locker rooms: "LenDale White says to Vince Young: 'Vince, you’ve got great nips. No homo.' Did you catch the subtle twist there? LenDale has said something that on any other day might be considered gay, but, and this is key, he’s inoculated his heterosexuality by appending, no homo at the end. No homo also works at the front of the phrase but then it’s much less enjoyable because the other party has been keyed into the homosexuality of the statement that’s to follow. Hence, 'No homo. Vince you’ve got great nips.' No dice there."

road.jpg Reggae music label plans "Straight Pride Parade" in Brooklyn to protest ban of gay murder music artist Stapler.

Deanroad.jpg Howard Dean holds holiday fundraiser in Provincetown: "From a small podium Dean spoke of the enormous progress that has been made in terms of civil rights — for instance, the number of states that have had referendums on gay marriage — despite eight years under 'one of most oppressive presidents' the country has ever known and a Supreme Court he characterized as 'a disgrace. It’s interesting,' he said. 'Sometimes you have to just sit back and look. The grassroots have changed dramatically.'"

Bertharoad.jpg NBC to buy The Weather Channel for $3.5 billion. Hurricane Bertha forms in the Atlantic...

road.jpg Matt Damon checks into the Green Zone.

road.jpg Michael Ausiello: Hit TV show planning big gay twist.

road.jpg Getting away with it: Kylie Minogue breaks royal protocol as she is bestowed with the Order of the British Empire...

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  1. We already have straight pride parade in NYC, it's held on March 17th.

    Posted by: Qjersey | Jul 7, 2008 2:50:20 PM

  2. 'No homo' is annoying, juvenile and homophobic. Just another trendy way for heterosexuals to disrespect and mock gay people.

    Posted by: Wes | Jul 7, 2008 2:52:27 PM

  3. The opening paragraph of the article:

    "Professional sports locker rooms are one of the last bastions for gay humor. That’s because there’s never been any gay athletes. So, you see, the very idea of anyone being gay is always funny."

    Aside from the fact that he's completely mistaken about the existence of gay athletes, I suppose the idea of being gay is always funny. Hurr hurr

    Posted by: Wes | Jul 7, 2008 2:55:46 PM

  4. The first people waiting in line for a 3G iPhone are a man and a woman WITH A BABY!

    Straight people are silly.

    Posted by: crispy | Jul 7, 2008 3:00:56 PM

  5. It is sad and dangerous that some elements within the Caribbean-American community in New York want to celebrate bigotry. Some of their dancehall music is being criticized because it promotes the killing of gay people--for no other reason. Hopefully, the majority of Caribbean born and Caribbean descended Americans don't want to kill gay people. In some neighborhoods the violence against young gay people seems to be increasing. The messages from Reggae performers, Rappers & preachers & right-wing religious bigots is fueling this anti-gay violence. Really unfortunate and frightening.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 7, 2008 3:03:45 PM

  6. Lendale White, what an awesome name... no nigger. HA HA HA

    Posted by: Tintin Malfoy | Jul 7, 2008 3:07:05 PM


    Do you think that only white people can be gay? Black homophobes anti-gay statements are usually meant to hurt black gay peole. You let black homos handle black homophobes 'cause your response may make white gays look like a bunch of trashy, racist bitches. And you know and I know you're not all like that, don't we?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 7, 2008 3:13:23 PM

  8. Welcome back Andy! No homo.

    I can't even type that with a straight face, so to speak.

    Posted by: Malibu Boy | Jul 7, 2008 3:24:22 PM

  9. Oh poor poor straight people...Straight pride?

    Posted by: Shabaka | Jul 7, 2008 3:24:24 PM

  10. They use the "no homo" phrase on the forums, too. It annoys the hell out of me.

    Posted by: Toby | Jul 7, 2008 3:25:52 PM

  11. Is it just me, or is it extremely sad and depressing that people line up and wait for a phone like they are waiting in line for milk and bread?

    Posted by: Philip | Jul 7, 2008 3:50:26 PM

  12. Yes homo, yes Ryan Gosling in a tight white tee, yes Lance Armstrong, and yes iphone! (But no waiting in line.)

    Posted by: JeffRob | Jul 7, 2008 3:54:38 PM

  13. Why HELLLLO Mr. Armstrong! He doesn't usually do it for me, but damn if he isn't looking scrumptious in that pic.

    If McCain wins the election and goes ahead with his idea to "bomb bomb Iran", I'd like to suggest we drop the NFL, the organizers and attendees of the "Straight Pride Parade", anti-gay closeted politicians, and anyone taking time off work to be the first schmucks to buy the new iPhone in the middle of Tehran before principle bombing begins.

    Posted by: Chas | Jul 7, 2008 3:57:37 PM

  14. Oh, and if you have to append anything you say with "no homo"--BIG, BIG HOMO! MASSIVE, ASS-RIMMING HOMO.

    Posted by: Chas | Jul 7, 2008 4:00:12 PM

  15. . . . that isn't Lance Armstrong.

    Posted by: farfromhome | Jul 7, 2008 4:24:37 PM

  16. EVERY day is Straight Pride Day in NYC and beyond.

    LenDale White: "Vince, your cock is stretching my mouth. No homo."

    Glad to see murder music is tanking.

    Posted by: John in Manhattan | Jul 7, 2008 5:01:25 PM

  17. "No homo" == no brain.

    Posted by: John C | Jul 7, 2008 5:28:42 PM

  18. the "no homo" came from a hiphop, i think the "dip set" cam'ron, jim jones, started using it in slang.
    also "pause" is used along the same lines. it has been used for a few years now.

    Posted by: . | Jul 7, 2008 6:16:56 PM

  19. Many Jamaican dancehall musicians not only advocate hurting gay people ("Hit Them Hard") and murdering gay people with guns ("Boom Boom Bye Bye") or burning gay people to death ("Chi Chi Man"), but the musicians ACTUALLY ASSAULT GAY PEOPLE! People have been beaten and murdered in Jamaica, one of the most homophobic places on Earth. This fool "parade" casts a shadow on the whole West Indian Carnival -- please any New York West Indians, COMPLAIN to the police -- get the "parade" stopped! These "straight pride" Jamaicans are NO DIFFERENT THAN THE KKK having a rally!

    Posted by: Strepsi | Jul 7, 2008 9:18:22 PM

  20. Ding, Dong, the witch is dead... oh... actually it's just Jesse Helms. No-one near as colorful as a witch but 10000 more evil vicious and disgusting. I don't dance on anyone's grave, but I have NO sympathy for THIS passing. Helms, you were the weakest link... Goodbye!

    Posted by: CK | Jul 7, 2008 9:29:56 PM

  21. If you think the Caribbean isn't incredibly homophobic you've obviously never set foot there. It's incredibly homophobic and not just Jamaica.

    Brooklyn would never allow a white pride parade but gay bashers are welcome to parade their bigotry all over the place. Let's all sing The National Anthem.

    Posted by: dezboy | Jul 7, 2008 10:21:21 PM

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