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Pedro Zamora's life to be brought to the big screen: "Pedro learned he was HIV-Positive at age seventeen, and spent the rest of his life trying to educate young people about the disease. His appearance on MTV's The Real World: San Francisco in 1994 was groundbreaking, and when he died the day after the final episode aired, it was a shock to all of us who had become enamored of his sweet smile and gentle personality."
Madonna to arrive at Vanity Fair Oscar party with golden boy of her own.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams won't be distracted by Breedlove scandal: "There are things that have affected city business, there’s no question. But the work still needs to be done. There are issues that I care about."
Gays to rally in Frankfort, Kentucky over adoption bill.
North Dakota senate approves sexual orientation anti-discrimination bill: "North Dakota's Senate agreed on Wednesday, voting 27-19 to include sexual orientation in a list of categories protected by the state's human rights law. The bill now moves to the state House."
Buzzed Hartnett topples Champagne flutes at fashion week.
Panic ensues as questionable Oscar winner list leaks...
Peter Facinelli presents Costume Design Guild Awards in his undies.
Utah Showdown: Equality Utah faces off against conservative Sutherland Institute in debate. "Both sides rehashed arguments about whether being gay is a choice and whether gay and lesbian couples ought to be allowed to marry.But Will Carlson, Equality Utah's public policy manager, pushed for common ground: his group's campaign for rights -- short of same-sex marriage -- for gay and transgender Utahns.'Does disagreeing on one thing mean there's no agreeing on anything?' he asked. 'This is appealing to the better angels of our nature. ... Most people agree that basic protections involving health care, fair housing and employment, and basic security for all couples are places where we can find common ground.'Neither side was declared the winner, but the debaters lobbed a few barbs back and forth."
Six Banksy Kate Moss prints expected to fetch big bucks next week at auction.
Suburban Chicago high school sees first gay dance. Teacher: "This is the first time they've gotten to actually plan a dance explicitly for their interests. That seems like a small thing, and it's not."
Gay George Washington University student dismissed from ROTC over 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': "As a gay man, Belok said he understood how difficult it could be to conceal his homosexuality while serving in the armed forces. 'I had done a report on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ in 12th grade,' he explained in an interview with The Hoya. 'I knew what it meant to be gay in the military.' Nonetheless, he planned to keep his sexual orientation under wraps for the time being. Last fall, however, Belok’s boyfriend visited him at GWU and the two attended a fraternity party where other NROTC members saw them together...Belok was removed from the NROTC despite a GWU policy which protects students in school-sponsored clubs from discrimination based on sexual orientation."
Gyllenhaal goes green.
South Beach gears up for annual Winter Party.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey interviewed: "I feel that it's something new. I think it's a new way to communicate. It has a new take on the address book. It's a new way to interact with people. And at the same time, it does a very good job of exposing what's happening in the world right now: You can see what's trending globally, you can limit that locally and figure out what's trending within a five-mile radius of you, or you can use it socially and figure out what's trending within your own social network. That's where the newness is. I just haven't seen anything like that before."
Japan loves babyfaced gay adult movie remixes.
Boy Culture on Kathy Griffin's latest show.
British high court orders Home Secretary to find gay asylum seeker who was deported and bring him back, ruling his expulsion unlawful: "In a written statement, Mr X said that, last September, he was deceived into thinking he was being taken from Tinsley House immigration removal centre, on the perimeter of Gatwick airport, for an interview with an immigration officer. Instead, without warning, he was taken in a van by four security men to a plane. He said that, when he resisted leaving the van, he was handcuffed, and punched in his private parts to make him straighten his legs so they could be belted together. Crying, he was lifted on to the aeroplane and flown out of the country."