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road.jpg Italian man wins $157,700 in damages in driving test lawsuit: "When 26 year-old Danilo Giuffrida told doctors he was gay at his medical examination for military service, they passed the information to the transport ministry, who told him he must repeat his driving test or have his license withdrawn due to his 'sexual identity disturbance.' Giuffrida agreed to re-take his test, passed it for a second time, but the ministry renewed his license for just one year rather than the usual 10 years because of his homosexuality."

Mormon_2road.jpg Man who created 'Men on a Mission' Mormon beefcake calendar faces excommunication from the Church of Latter Day Saints by council of elders...

road.jpg Mayor of Nice, France holds press conference to show off birth certificates of the latest members of the Brangelina Bunch, Knox and Vivienne.

road.jpg Carry on: The new season of Project Runway has eight out gay men.

road.jpg Report: Retailers shunning Victoria Beckham's men's jeans line. "The delay comes just months after the denim range was relegated to the bargain basement bins of several US boutiques while many announced they would no longer carry it because of poor sales."

road.jpg Gay Atlanta upholstery/design store owners targeted by vandals: "Beginning late last month, someone has returned to the couple's upholstery and design business in Buckhead over and over, using spray paint or permanent markers to write anti-gay messages on their windows, according to an Atlanta police report."

Southcarolinaroad.jpg South Carolina has pulled a gay tourism campaign created by an overseas contractor unaware of the state government's homophobia. Agency investigating ways to discipline employees who signed off on it. Greenville County GOP State Sen. David Thomas: "From my own perspective, it's bad for the state to make such statements about the state, to assert that South Carolina has gay beaches. . "I think that sends a cross message when we're saying, 'Come to South Carolina for its family-friendly beaches.'"

road.jpg The L.A. Times takes a look at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's HIV/AIDS web soap meant to educate young men about prevention.

road.jpg Apple claims sales of one million iPhone 3Gs in first weekend, 10 million downloads from App Store.

road.jpg Australia: Pope to apologize for sex abuse by priests.

road.jpg Rafael Nadal: buff on the beach.

Verdugoroad.jpg HGTV Design Star host Mikey Verdugo is an out gay police officer with a gay bondage porn past. Here are the photos (very NSFW)...

road.jpg Prince Harry following in the footsteps of Diana...

road.jpg 120,000 take to the streets for Gay Pride in Vienna: " Thirty-degree heat and sunny weather ensured record attendance for the 13th edition of the march, which like almost all other events this year in Austria had a football theme, even two weeks after the end of Euro 2008. 'No more offsides!' organisers urged, calling for legalised gay marriage and an end to discrimination, although daring high heels, rather than soccer boots, were the choice of footwear on the Ring boulevard where the Fan Mile recently stood."

road.jpg Ewan McGregor out of Africa.

road.jpg The world's oldest known blogger, 108-year-old Olive Riley, died on Saturday: "An Australian woman described as the world's oldest Internet blogger has died at the age of 108 after posting a final message about singing "a happy song" in her nursing home. Olive Riley 'passed away peacefully on July 12 and will be mourned by thousands of Internet friends and hundreds of descendants and other relatives,' a note on her website said. Riley had posted more than 70 entries on her blog from Woy Woy on the east coast since February last year, sharing her thoughts on modern life and her experiences living through the entire 20th century." Watch a video of Riley here.

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  1. Won't it be nice when "family friendly" also means gay families or families that include gay members? So odd that it is always used as the opposite of gay.

    Southern GOP politicians are way out of touch with what is going on in today's enlightened world.

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 14, 2008 3:14:02 PM


  2. Ewan MacGregor rides a motor bike across Africa ... impressive ... even more impressive is the annual Tour d'Afrique ... participants ride bicylces across Africa from Cairo to Cape Town (www.tourdafrique.com). I participated in this fantastic experience in 2004, I only did half the journey (Nairobi - Cape Town) and it was hard enough, emotionally and physically. As a person living with HIV for 22 years the slower form of transportation and camping in the wild was particularly challenging. The journey really opened my eyes to the experiences of African people whose access to treatment, clean water and food are so differnt from our own. If you ever get a chance to visit Africa, no matter what your form of transportaion, you will be changed for life.

    Posted by: Joseph | Jul 14, 2008 3:28:06 PM


  3. Well that explains why Mikey Verdugo was kicked off the show last night. I assume his cop job will also be over now.

    Posted by: dezboy | Jul 14, 2008 3:35:08 PM


  4. Maybe South Carolina should have told them to use the lyrics of that old disco song as a guideline, "no blacks, no Jews and no gays" to be featured so as to not interfere with your South Carolina fun holiday in the sun.

    And, Project Runway, lets go Wesley, don't know if he has any talent, but, he sure is cute!

    Posted by: Luke | Jul 14, 2008 3:56:29 PM


  5. The gaypornblog.com site is coming across as malicious.

    The gay-driving lawsuit is bizarre to say the least.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 14, 2008 4:19:43 PM


  6. “bondage videos for Tom ‘Ropes’ McGurk! McGurk is the pre-eminent king of really hardcore bondage videos,”

    Uhm, NO

    Tom Ropes is kind of really tame soft core B/D, S/m, D/s

    spanking, bondage, wax play, clothes pins are tame.

    The person who wrote that has no clue what "Hard core" really is like maybe play piercing , breath control play, and such

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Jul 14, 2008 4:44:40 PM


  7. There are seven gay contestants this season on Project Runway, not eight.

    Posted by: sue flay | Jul 14, 2008 4:59:00 PM


  8. Dezboy, Mikey might be really hot (and he is), but his hosting skills are awful. He would be better as the token hunky carpenter on an HGTV than as the host.

    He also showed a bit of a temper on the program which is a big no-no. They always get rid of anyone who might offend middle-America's "delicate sensibilities".

    Posted by: paul | Jul 14, 2008 6:35:04 PM


  9. It's not all bad news in SC ... for the first time, the Columbia City Council voted to grant funds from the hospitality tax to the Pride Festival. See http://www.free-times.com

    Posted by: Jeff in Cola | Jul 14, 2008 7:15:26 PM


  10. Gay cop is either really high or the worst/best porn actor ever. That was a weird bit of "acting". It was very Weho hardcore. Really strange. But what a body!

    Posted by: thevegasstyleguy | Jul 15, 2008 4:04:11 AM


  11. Uh, so how does this season of Project Runway differ from the others except that these guys are out? ;-)

    Posted by: Shane | Jul 15, 2008 8:21:49 AM


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