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road.jpg Suspect in murders of gay elderly men in Indianapolis arrested in California.

Androsenkoroad.jpg Leading gay activists in Belarus meet face-to-face with leaders of the far right in Minsk: "With the theme ‘Do radical organizations have the right to exist’, the seminar was organised by the Belarusian Helsinki Committee. 'It was very good that we and our opponents could see each other face to face and to talk,' commented Sergei Androsenko of the Belarusian Initiative for Sexual and Gender Equality."

road.jpg Who did People name its sexiest man alive?

road.jpg Seven gay officials named to Obama transition team: "Three of the seven gays named to the transition panels — businessman Fred P. Hochberg, former San Francisco Supervisor Roberta Achtenberg, and labor attorney Elaine Kaplan — held high-level positions in the Clinton administration. The Obama officials also named President Bush’s former ambassador to Romania, Michael Guest, to a transition panel assigned to review issues pertaining to the State Department. Guest became the nation’s second openly gay ambassador when Bush appointed him to the Romania post for a term lasting from 2001 to 2003." The others are Rick Stamberger, president and CEO of online publisher SmartBrief, Inc., Brad Kiley, of American Progress, and Thomas Soto, co-founder of Craton Equity Partners, a 'clean techonology' investment fund.

road.jpg Follow his lead: Justin Timberlake debuts new track.

Liloreillyroad.jpg The kid behind Lil O'Reilly. And if you missed the video, one of them is here.

road.jpg Dating site eHarmony to allow gay matchmaking in settlement deal: "The California-based company will begin providing same-sex matches under as part of a settlement with New Jersey's Civil Rights Division. Garden State resident Eric McKinley filed a complaint against the online matchmaker in 2005. Under terms of the settlement, the company can create a new or differently named Web site for same-sex singles. The company can also post a disclaimer saying its compatibility-based matching system was developed from research of married heterosexual couples. Neither the company nor its founder, Neil Clark Warren, admit any liability. In addition, eHarmony will pay the division $50,000 to cover administrative costs. It will pay McKinley $5,000 and give him a free one-year membership to its new service."

road.jpg Madge gets $10 million for Louis Vuitton campaign.

road.jpg "Meh" recognized as word by Collins English Dictionary. Meh.

Busroad.jpg Westboro Baptist Church planning bus campaign in D.C.?

road.jpg You'll never guess who's rockin' that pornstache now.

road.jpg There's more to the story of Friday's incident in San Francisco's Castro district, in which a group of Christians were chased out of the neighborhood for trying to convert gays. Those Christians were part of Joel's Army, a group that demands that the United States be ruled by strict Biblical principles.

road.jpg Boston radio station runs fake promo of anti-gay jokes mocking Gay Games potentially coming to Boston.

road.jpg Britney and The Beatles featured in a few new mash-ups from DJ Earworm.

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  1. LV? What an appropriate product tie-in for MARdonna since she's looked like an old leather bag for some time now. Maybe bedding next as she has to wear so much mascara her eyes resemble two burn holes in your blanky.

    But $10 million? Oh, well, just more of her money we WON'T be seeing donated to fight for the legal equality of her fan base.

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Nov 19, 2008 2:46:42 PM


  2. I second everything Leland Frances just said.

    Posted by: Paul C | Nov 19, 2008 3:44:44 PM


  3. I'm sure Justin had a great cause why you put him on your page? Until they come out AGAINST 8, don't put them on your site. Period. If you pander, i will never visit your site again.

    Posted by: Andy | Nov 19, 2008 4:12:00 PM


  4. I guess they both did-give a break, been in Greece

    Posted by: Andy | Nov 19, 2008 4:15:03 PM


  5. Great choice with Roberta Achtenberg, she is a class act and hard worker on progressive issues and used to be my Sup when I lived in SF.

    Posted by: Luke | Nov 19, 2008 5:34:09 PM


  6. Great about eHarmony and all but really how useful will the site be for gays, since as it says above: "its compatibility-based matching system was developed from research of married heterosexual couples."

    Posted by: Aman Chaudhary | Nov 19, 2008 5:44:17 PM


  7. No, terrible about e-harmony. Government sticking it's nose where it shouldn't be. It's a dumb law and it's an even dumber lawsuit by someone with too much time on their hands. This lawsuit doesn't help to protect us in the least. The business owners choose to focus on straight relationships. So what? Let them. Every business should not have to cater to every person. This is America. Free trade. We of the gay community are not losing out on anything because e-harmony doesn't want our business. So why are we wasting our time on it. Theer are battles to choose in this world. This stupid dating site is not one of them.

    Posted by: KB | Nov 20, 2008 12:14:30 AM


  8. Amen KB!

    Posted by: queendru | Nov 20, 2008 9:45:53 AM


  9. Gotta agree with KB on this eHarmony thing. They aren't denying us service, they are just selling a service we probably don't want.

    Posted by: ChicagoJimmy | Nov 20, 2008 2:13:57 PM


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