News: Rick Warren, Hung, Ecuador, PETA, Mickey Rourke, Tangier
Activists launch Rick-a-Thon to raise money for LGBT Equality during Rick Warren's inauguration invocation: "Driving Equality is hosting a Rick-A-Thon to turn Rick Warren’s anti-equality stance into positive change for LGBT people. Every second that Warren stands at the podium, he will be raising money to advance LGBT civil rights."
Hung: HBO series about man who uses massive piece to get ahead gets the go-ahead.
Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa vows to fight homophobia in wake of NYC anti-gay murder: We will fight together ... to forever uproot these aberrations of certain maladjusted [individuals], uproot them from the face of the earth, from humanity: Xenophobia, homophobia and all kinds of discrimination, all kinds of violence."
Portia de Rossi loves her wife.
Arizona marriage equality activists look to 2010: "A man who champions equality for gays in the United Kingdom has traveled here to launch a drive for a ballot initiative that would establish civil partnerships, which since 2005 have allowed British same-sex couples to legally register their relationships."
Mickey Rourke's face: a history.
Queen guitarist Brian May says he didn't know Freddie Mercury was gay: "No, I didn't know. I don't think even he was fully cognizant in the beginning. You're talking to someone who shared rooms with Fred on the first couple of tours, so I knew him pretty well. I knew a lot of his girlfriends and he certainly didn't have boyfriends, that's for sure. I think there was a slight suspicion, but it never occurred to me that he was gay."
Britain's Christmas drag-fest.
Religious right wing stirred up over Campbell's Soup ads in the Advocate.
70's New York art figure John Perrault marries longtime partner Jeff Weinstein in Provincetown.
Red and black rolled out for Beckham in Milan.
Edilson Nascimento is the hottest Brazilian of 2008.
A massive Kerry Degman fix.
PETA signs Tim Gunn: "The animal-rights group has enlisted none other than Tim Gunn to be its new spokesman in a video decrying using rabbit fur from China. China has no laws that prevent animal cruelty and, as such, you can imagine how things are on the animal farms. Gunn gives kudos to companies who have changed suppliers after viewing PETA's videos."
The resurrection of Tangier: "In the heady years after World War II, when Tangier was still in diplomatic limbo as an International Zone, its craggy shores became a gay-friendly haven for spies, globe-trotting businessmen, beatniks in exile and eccentric foreigners. This is where William S. Burroughs wrote the bulk of 'Naked Lunch,' which marks its 50th anniversary next year, and where Paul Bowles completed his haunting and existential cult classic, 'The Sheltering Sky.' As recently as the last decade, Tangier was still considered a down-on-its-luck town riddled with drugs and hustlers. But while sleazy dives, decayed buildings and dark alleys can still be found, a stylish new Tangier has emerged, fueled by royal investments and a thriving arts community."