News: Kevin Spacey, Pope AIDS, Tattoo, Baz Luhrmann, Denmark

 roadTireless self-promoters Ted Haggard and wife Gayle to appear on Divorce Court. Gayle: "This is part of Ted's journey. It's made him a better man. I see what has happened as a divine rescue."

Spacey
 roadCompanion can't pull Kevin Spacey away from  Big Penis Book  in London.

 roadDetails on that book here.

 roadACLU files suit against high school in Corona del Mar, California for cultivating homophobic environment, charging violations of state and federal equal protection laws and citing cancelation of Rent musical as evidence.

 roadNathaniel Frank's investigation into the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, Unfriendly Fire, reviewed by the NYT.

 roadFuror erupts over seminar on sexuality in Morocco: "Moroccan observers said it was unlikely that Moroccan authorities would
allow the association to hold such activities and blamed foreign
support. Moroccan sex researcher Hassan Serrat said Moroccan homosexuals are a
small group and cannot organize such activities on their own. 'They are definitely getting foreign support especially from British
and Spanish gay rights associations,' he told AlArabiya.net."

Poofters
 roadAnger after UK tattoo parlor advertises numbing cream "exclusively for poofters".

 roadProject Runway contestant arrested for assaulting boyfriend with a laptop (and possibly apples, water, and a cat as well).

 roadAre you jealous of RuPaul's boogie (possibley NSFW)?

 roadHuman rights groups demand investigation into murder of Colombian LGBT activist Alvaro Miguel Rivera, who was killed by unknown men in Cali, Colombia on March 6.

 roadMore gay book awards announced. Publishing Triangle lists its nominees. Main fiction selections have zero overlap with this year's nominees in the Lambda Literary Awards.

Pope
 roadVatican revises Pope's statement on condoms and AIDS: "According to journalists present, he originally said the AIDS problem 'cannot be overcome with the distribution of condoms which, on the
contrary, increase the problem'. But in the Vatican's version, his
words became: 'The scourge cannot be resolved with the distribution of
prophylactics; on the contrary, the risk is of increasing the problem.'"

 roadBaz Luhrmann struts his beefcake.

 roadAnti-gay hate crime on University of Cincinnati campus: "Cincinnati Police have reported two felonious assaults that occurred on March 6, 2009, at 4:20a.m. in the 2500 block of Clifton Avenue. The victims were walking home when one
of the victims stopped to talk to the suspects, who were friends from
high school.  Upon hearing that the other victim was a homosexual, the
suspects became aggressive and attacked both individuals." Student protest today.

 roadDenmark gives adoption rights to same-sex couples.

 roadMassachusetts anti-gay group brags about halting civil unions in Hawaii.

 roadThe latest from Aussiebum.

 roadJake Gyllenhaal may have put a ring on it.

 roadNYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has avoided New York on past St. Patrick's Days because of the parade organizers' discriminatory policies toward gays and lesbians, writes about her holiday this year, at the White House:
"I told him and Mrs. Obama that I was the first Irish, first woman, and
first openly gay Speaker of the New York City Council. I told the
President how grateful the Irish-American Community is
for his strong and continued support of the peace in the North of
Ireland. I then expressed my desire that he support issues of full LGBT
equality, and suggested that a good early action would be to support a
recent federal court ruling in San Francisco, requiring benefits to be
extended to the same sex partners of court employees."

Comments

  1. peterparker says

    Andy, I was so hoping your headline, “Jake Gyllenhaal puts a ring on it” would be breaking news that Jakey got a PA (accompanied by a pic of course). How you disappoint me!

    😉

  2. K says

    How does the Vatican’s revision of the pope’s statement reduce its negative impact? How is “the risk is of increasing the problem” less likely to cause an increase in unprotective sex than “which, on the contrary, increase the problem”?

  3. patrick nyc says

    What intelligent person listens to anything the Pope has to say.

    Kevin Spacey obviously mistook the The Big Penis book for his new biography, The Big Dick Book.

    Ted Haggard? Who gives a shit, aren’t his 15 minutes up?

  4. Turtle says

    Awfully considerate of Reese’s camp to wait and leak the engagement rumor until the week before “Monster vs. Aliens” is released. That way we mention the movie AND the fake engagment at the same time! How thoughtful.

  5. TANK says

    Fuck nyc st. pat’s parade. Bunch of fat disgusting people wearing green ambling down the street.

    Baz Luhrman looks seventy, not 46.

    The Pope looks like a goblin.

    CDM HS is under fire for antigay bias…what a surprise. And to all of you defenders of CDM: nah nah nah nah nah nah nah. Wrong again. Self hating self haters hating themselves.

  6. Thorir says

    Ok, I know Denmark is a small place, I should know, I live there! But shouldn’t that piece of news get a bit more attention here and not get grouped up with Ru Paul, Jake Gyllenhaal and beefcake of the moment? Seriously!
    I was outraged by the gay media in Denmark too though. They handled it like an everyday news item and thought that a “news” item about a gay bar closing or not was more important! Us gays sometimes…ugh.

    ps. turns out the gay bar wasn’t closing, it was only having it’s floors re-done to make them more soundproof for neighbours. Sigh.

  7. Daniel says

    re: the gay activist murdered in Cali, Colombia.

    It may interest readers to know that both Cali’s mayor is gay & the governor of Valle de Cauca department where Cali is located is also gay.

    The linked article mentions that the police haven’t shown much interest in pursuing the crime, and the mayor admits they (police) may be insensitive to LGBT issues. But about 90% of crime goes unsolved in Colombia, it’s not specific to LGBT crimes & police indifference is endemic regardless of whether the victim of a crime is gay or not.

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