News: Diesel, Hayden Christensen, Indiana, Firefighters, Sam Adams

Jury out
in murder case against anti-gay killers of Liverpool teen Michael Causer.

RoadKanye West steps out with gaybot.

Hillary Clinton talks about
why she took job as Secretary of State: "It was not anything I had any reason to expect or had even thought about. I had to make a hard decision. We have so many of the same views of what we should do in the world." Gets Hardball award from Chris Matthews.

Porn producer Michael Lucas
sends letter to Barack Obama requesting aid after seizure of adult video titles by Canadian authorities.

Gay tease Hayden Christensen chooses women.

One of Buffalo Continental plane crash victims 
was long time HIV prevention and gay men's health advocate: "Gonzalez came to New Brunswick from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, where he was a National Urban Fellow. Previously, he was executive director of Alianza Latina, a nonprofit organization addressing HIV/AIDS in Buffalo, N.Y.; and also education services director and community educator of AIDS Community Services in New York. Gonzalez also volunteered at a fitness center in East Harlem, N.Y., where he led free exercise classes for the poor."

48% of New Jersey residents favor marriage equality, 43% oppose.

Madonna will not
be appearing in vampire sequel.

BrazilRoadGuess what day it is in Brazil?

New York Press takes a look at the East Village Boys. "The boys that we have on there, they sort of exist as the low-culture pin-up boys. It provides a good mix, having serious discussions without forgetting that we like to look at pictures of naked boys. When you read a newspaper, the most successful ones combine high and low culture. I don’t think most American newspapers do it well it all, but if you look at something like The Guardian, it’s serious but they also recognize that you want a little bit of everything and I think that’s kind of where we are…people come to the site for the cock, but they stay for the culture.” 

Anti-gay marriage amendment
stopped in Indiana legislature: "Indiana’s Senate Republican Caucus voted this week not to consider a resolution that would have proposed amending the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.  This vote means the amendment is unlikely to advance during this legislative session.  The resolution would require approval by the Senate and House in two consecutive legislative sessions, and, if approved, would then go before the voters."

Former Project Runway designer Jack Mackenroth, who
is interviewed this week by the San Francisco Bay Timesblogs fashion week in NYC.

SF Weekly:
Heads to butt at upcoming Prop 8 town hall. "Supervisors Bevan Dufty, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and Senator Mark Leno will all apparently be there, as will ball-busting gay blogger and activist Michael Petrelis, who has spent a whole lot of time castigating the architects of the No on 8 campaign. In January, Petrelis posted the names and phone numbers of the 16 members of the No on 8 executive committee. According to Petrelis's blog, Petrelis Files, he had to file a public records request with the Secretary of State to get the names. "Like practically everything [Equality California Executive Director Geoff] Kors and No on 8 touched, the closet and non-transparency ruled," Petralis wrote. Then said he hoped the executive committee, which included Kors, would spend the next year sweeping the streets of gay neighborhoods and participating in other acts of penance for wasting $45 million on losing gays the right to marry."

Stonewall, the FBU, the Local Government Association, the Chief Fire Officers' Association, Unison, the Asian Fire Service Association, the Fire Officers' Association, the GMB, the National Disabled Fire Association, Networking Women in the Fire Service and the Retained Firefighters Union
call for end of homophobic bullying among UK firefighters.

DieselRoadDiesel displays downtown denizens dining: "Around 9 p.m. the guests took their seats around a table in the window of the new store, which opens to the public on Thursday, in full view of confused passerby. They nibbled Olivier Cheng catering while a pack of photographers snapped their photos through the large glass window, and Diesel employees and some invited press roamed the store."

talks to Keir Gilchrist, the gay son on The United States of Tara.

Is GLASS the first LGBT non-profit
to fall victim to recession? "Wednesday night, eight days after its 25th anniversary, the board of directors of Gay and Lesbian  Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) voted 7-0 (with one abstention) to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this afternoon.  According to founder and executive director Terry DeCrescenzo, the staff is so "outraged" at the board's decision, they plan to ask a court to intervene and accept a reorganization plan instead."

Beaverton contractor
launches crusade against Portland Mayor Sam Adams: "He passed out pamphlets detailing why Adams should be kicked out of office and said he plans to file charges with the state Thursday. PJ Mulcahy rented a room at Portland City Hall for Wednesday's press conference. He and several other people said Adams is not only an embarrassment to the city but they think he violated election laws for lying about his affair with a teenager. Mulcahy also brought a replica of the Ten Commandments and said Adams not only lied to the public, he sinned."


  1. says

    I’ve never read Michael Petrelis before, but, I will now! Thanks Andy for bringing someone new to my (and our) attention! He sounds like my type of guy.

    Hmm, Kanye’s Gf is sorta fierce in a downtown sorta way. Sorta. Not sexy. Fierce.

  2. says

    GLASS isn’t a victim of the recession or substandard support of the L.A. gay community. They’re the victim of a board of unqualified, do-nothing board members who don’t know the first thing about running a business!

    Another bunch of GLBT board gadflies who run an uniquely important organization due to their incompetence (sound familiar NO ON 8??). These people don’t know when to step aside when their organization is drifting into unknown waters and bring people in that know what they’re doing. All so they can talk about how involved they are in the “community” while schmoozing at cocktail parties!

    They should have hired a skilled grant-writer a couple of years ago when state and county funds were drying up to focus on grants to corp. committees, foundations, and philanthropic agencies to offset the reductions for the vital work they do…

    Just another case of unaccountable dumbasses who, even when the ship is sinking do the stupidest thing possible – give up!

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    “I feel like I’ve missed a memo. We’re fascinated by Kanye because…?”

    Because he’s gay-friendly, darlin’…well, atleast black gay-friendly. Where were you the other day during the Monthly Towleroad Race Riots?

    Why, Kanye is the David Beckham of HipHop, honey! I think he’s sexy–not cute, but sexy…he’s South-Central gone Gay Pareee!

  4. daveynyc says

    NOW Chris Matthews like Hillary?? Did hell freeze over?

    Hayden Christensen is the hottest guy on the planet.

  5. Leland Frances says

    1. Chris Matthews: forget the Russ “Does This Swatzika Make My Ass Look Fat?” Limbaughs and Laura “Cross Burning Starts At Noon Sharp” Ingrahams of the world—evolution would most quickly be served by the death of the Chris Matthews of the world. Those “Mainstream Media” Spewing Heads play objective, moderates but are, in the depths of the cash registers that pass for their hearts, and the echo chambers that pass for their brains, racist, misogynistic, homophobic defenders of the Great Straight White Male status quo.

    2. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, so the occasional accuracy of the comments of Petrelis isn’t to be confused with genuine wisdom. In many ways, he’s the gay loony left equivalent to Limbaugh, ruthless and cruel. But, as far as I know, even Limbaugh has not had restraining orders imposed upon him as Mikey has.

  6. Chris in SF says

    Leland hits the nail on the head regarding Petrelis and his antics. There are reasons he’s had restraining orders, and it’s not because Mike is a nice guy. He’s a first class a**hole.

  7. ryan says

    Not to go all queerty on you Andy, but can we officially declare that that Michael Lucas has jumped the shark into utter idiocy with regard to his attempts at publicity stunts?