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road.jpg NYT declares city's real estate boom over.

road.jpg REPORT: Palin used another private email account.

Aldrin_2road.jpg 50 years ago today, the U.S. created NASA. They've put up a gallery of images to celebrate.

road.jpg This might be the most degrading job ever.

road.jpg Washington Blade interview with John McCain holds few to no surprises.

road.jpg Entrepreneur and political activist Jonathan Lewis pledges $500,000 to fight Prop. 8 if the entertainment industry will match it: "My family and I are issuing a $500,000 challenge to the entertainment industry. We will match the next half-million dollars that entertainment industry leaders contribute. This is an urgent time in the campaign, and we have to act now."

road.jpg Keith Haring's universe explored in new film.

road.jpg Grouchy old UK man charged in court for harassment of gay couple.

road.jpg Boy George reality show Living with Boy George begins tonight in the UK: "The show follows George as he returns to the UK after four years in America, where he was arrested for possesion of cocaine and subsequently sentenced to do community service. George also finally comes clean on his addiction to heroin and his battles with other drugs. He also speaks openly and frankly about his sexuality and his controversial former relationship with Culture Club drummer, John Moss."

road.jpg Eminem returning.

Deerroad.jpg Cutest deer ever.

road.jpg Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Peter Pace appointment meeting resistance at Indiana University: "Pace, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 2005 to 2007, publicly likened homosexuality to adultery in March 2007, calling it immoral. He later said he should have not expressed his personal views."

road.jpg Gay Ugandan given refugee status in Canada. Ugandan paper calls homosexuality a moral disease. And anti-gay Christian bishops from around the world are meeting in Uganda this week to discuss their homophobia: "About 40 bishops from Africa, Australia, the United States, India, Canada and Britain are taking part in the conference, which began on Monday near the Ugandan capital Kampala."

road.jpg School board in New Mexico takes control of yearbook to avoid last year's lesbian horror show.

Etheridgeroad.jpg Melissa Etheridge to marry partner Tammy Lynn Michaels: "Yes, we have four children and we're trying to find the right time. We are so grateful for the blessings from our friends and family as we commence our vows, and begin the rest of our lives together."

road.jpg Gianni Versace's mansion, where he was gunned down in 1997, now a restaurant called 1116 Ocean. The mansion also rents rooms for $5,000 a night.

road.jpg Prison Break's Dominic Purcell checks himself out.

road.jpg Mad Men's Bryan Batt talks to CNN about being gay in Hollywood: "There are always going to be people who look at people who are different and who disapprove [of them] either through fear or through ignorance. We have to work toward acceptance on all levels. How long ago were the civil rights movement and the women's movement? And, still today, women don't make the same amount of money as men do for doing the same job."

road.jpg Paris Hilton makes gay bar visit.

Antroad.jpg The first documented case of a suicidal ant.

road.jpg Liberty University to allow Soulforce Equality Ride activists on campus: "This year's visit will mark the group's first visit to Liberty since Jerry Falwell Jr. assumed leadership after the death of his father. Riders say they hope the campus' zeal for politics will allow open conversation about 'faith and fairness,' they said. 'We are in contact with Liberty students who have been waiting for the Equality Ride to return,' said Katie Higgins, Equality Ride's co-director."

road.jpg Gay editor of Lapland's largest newspaper fired because of her sexuality: "Ms. Korhonen told reporters from the Finnish media today that the real reason for her sudden dismissal was because 'I live in a registered partnership – in other words my spouse is a woman'."

road.jpg ACLU: Gay rights groups may have been spied on by Maryland State Police.

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  1. Mazel Tov Melissa and Tammy Lynn! Now how about a sizeable donation to the fight to defeat Prop 8? Reading the comments in the cited article should give you (and all of us) a wake-up call that your right to marry is one that could be taken away. Please join us and do your financial part to fight for your rights while they still exist.

    Posted by: rudy | Oct 1, 2008 3:09:31 PM


  2. They better hide baby Rupert from Sarah Palin. She may get a hankering for some Bambi-burgers

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Oct 1, 2008 3:13:30 PM


  3. I respect Ms. Etheridge immensely. Her having risked her career by coming out, her campaigning for many gay rights related issues, and her courageous fight against cancer culminating in her killer bald-but-beautiful performance of "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart" on the Grammys are awe-inspiring, both collectively and individually.

    However, we need both the substance and the symbolism of financial donations by gay celebs such as she more than we need more pictures of already-known gay couples making it legal. Where is the kind of team major fundraiser/call to arms effort against Prop 8 that Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin headlined at the Hollywood Bowl in 1977 when Anita Bryant was just trying to take away the job protection of gays in one city.

    Yes, it, too had much larger symbolism for the entire country, but the battle for marriage equality in our biggest state, and Florida and Arizona—even for those of us who might be unpartnered or uninterested—is THE ultimate issue for gay people!!! For it speaks to what it REALLY means to be gay which is less who you want to fuck than whom you want to love.

    Each day that passes, each day closer to the election, when I don't hear about such a mega event happening, when I don't hear any update on the missing in action donations of Etheridge and the much richer Ellen, Rosie, and Elton, and the likes of Greg "Brothers & Sisters" Berlanti and Gus "Milk" Van Sant is a day that makes me feel I'm living in Upside Down World.

    Yes, applause for Ellen's statements against 8 last night on Leno, but we need something much more CA-centric, much bigger, and much more focused than a soft sell squeezed between Leno's lame jokes. She threw a fundraiser Sunday night at her and Portia's Bel Air mansion that raised a million dollars so that farm animals won't be so cramped in their quarters. Free range eggs anyone?

    Well, I'd like to feel truly free myself, like a first class citizen before I die, even if it's alone.

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Oct 1, 2008 3:35:57 PM


  4. Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital. Tiggywinkles!

    Rupert the Deer! Rupert!!!

    I think my head is about to explode. God how I love the sensibilities of English people, truly. They makes this world an almost-unbearably adorable place sometimes.

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | Oct 1, 2008 3:36:35 PM


  5. ANDY, why should we give a rat's ass about n@m? no, really?

    Posted by: nic | Oct 1, 2008 3:48:39 PM


  6. sorry, m@m or Eminem (i had to force myself to type it).

    no, but really, ANDY, or anyone... anyone... anyone...? why is he remotely important? isn't he a gay basher? didn't he call Mobey a fag on tv?

    Posted by: nic | Oct 1, 2008 3:57:57 PM


  7. sorry, m@m or Eminem (i had to force myself to type it).

    no, but really, ANDY, or anyone... anyone... anyone...? why is he remotely important? isn't he a gay basher? didn't he call Mobey a fag on tv?

    Posted by: nic | Oct 1, 2008 4:01:12 PM


  8. I'm thrilled for the gay Ugandan granted assylum here in Canada. Now his next step is to urge his MP to put pressure on our government regarding its laissez faire-ish attitude towards corrupt and abusive regimes such as Museveni's.

    Dominic Purcell? Really?

    That "monkey watcher", if one can call him that, should ask for a raise...

    Posted by: Shabaka | Oct 1, 2008 4:52:06 PM


  9. NIC:

    Forgive Andy if he does not fulfill all of your wants & whims but it's really his blog, after all, and it's not all about you you pathetic douche bag.

    Posted by: 24PLAYSWITHHIMSELF | Oct 1, 2008 5:18:13 PM


  10. Amen to LELAND:

    Thank you, Jonathan Lewis (of Progressive Insurance, whom I will be re-upping with for sure now) for challenging Hollywood to action!

    Ellen: human rights before chickens' rights!

    (There is room for both, of course, but unfortunately the base of chicken supporters appears to be more generous than that of gay rights supporters.)

    I hereby volunteer to spend one day crammed in a chicken coop for every $1 million Ellen donates to No on Prop 8.

    Congrats to Melissa as well!

    I'm writing a letter to the editor of the Hollywood trades and the LA Times asking them to shame/cover the gay celebs who aren't taking the lead on public fundraising here.

    Fucking chickens!

    Posted by: SHOWMETHEMONEY | Oct 1, 2008 6:10:02 PM


  11. How exciting! Looks like Hate-filled Obsessive Gay Bore has a new screen name. Add 24PLAYSWITHHIMSELF (I'm flattered!) to HOGB, THATSRICH, ANOTHERDEMOCRATICIDIOT, and God knows how many others.

    But isn't it strange that he'd be bitching at Nic for complaining about the content of the blog, when just a couple weeks ago he was posting this dreck:

    "Andy:

    You've got a great site which I have enjoyed for a couple of years but could you please be less of a shill for the DNC and provide more objective and fact-based political news? [...] how about a little critical examination of Barack Obama for a change unless you are abandoning all efforts to provide even a modicum of objectivity news gathering and reporting for your readers.

    I love your site -- always have and always will -- but it's certainly not one I rely upon for objective political coverage.

    Posted by: HOGB | Sep 17, 2008 9:34:56 PM"


    Hypocrite much?
    Chickenshit much?
    Troll much?

    Posted by: 24play | Oct 1, 2008 7:04:11 PM


  12. someone didn't get enough hugs as a child.

    Posted by: tofer david | Oct 1, 2008 7:18:33 PM


  13. To Leland ... thank you ... perfectly stated!

    Posted by: Michael | Oct 2, 2008 6:18:12 PM


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