News: Natasha Richardson, Subway Hero, AIDS, Cape Cod, iPhone 3.0
Minnesota Family Council warns world will end if gays are allowed to marry. Muslim Community Center director: "If everyone is a gay, this world will cease to exist in 10 years."
Poor George Clooney doesn't have a heated toilet seat to sit on while he does his business in Chad.
A woman was pierced by an arrow in NYC.
Merriam Webster redefines marriage.
Boston, Washington, or Cleveland to get 2014 Gay Games.
Marc Jacobs to host party at "trashy" gay Brazilian nightclub.
D.C. AIDS rate hits 3%.
Search for solution to AIDS vaccine takes new turn: " Back at square one, a group of researchers at Rockefeller University in New York City have some new ideas — and no shortage of optimism — about how to find the holy grail of AIDS research. Their approach to vaccine development is to abandon the as yet fruitless search for a magic bullet — which zeros in on just a single target to halt the virus — and instead try to mimic the body's natural, if rare and more diffuse, defense against the virus"
New Warhol exhibit opens at the newly remodeled Grand Palais in Paris.
Judge orders case of Lawrence King's teen killer to move forward.
Citations for public sex acts in Cape Cod dunes drop in 2008: "The drop in tickets is due to a public education campaign waged by Seashore staff and a shortage of rangers, a park official said. Federal rangers gave out 49 disorderly conduct citations last summer in the Seashore's northern district. That's down from at least a two-decade high of 132 citations issued in the summer before, federal records indicated. The Seashore's 44,000 acres are divided into two districts. The northern territory covers part of Provincetown and Truro, with about 20 miles of coastline."
Justin Timberlake to launch his own brand of tequila.
First-ever humpback whale spotted in waters of Hong Kong.
Toronto University Ryerson sees spike in hate crimes.
Gizmodo's Guide to iPhone 3.0.
Birds of a feather...
SF: The Rise and Fall of a Polk Street Hustler. "I came to San Francisco because I wanted to be an artist. When I first got here, there were a lot more people. We used to play guitars and drink beers or smoke a joint and just hang out and stay out of trouble. I've been trying to protect my little self and my little brother and I'm about 500 homicides behind and I don't know how to bump and grind to pick up the little morsels and the pieces of the people I liked and loved the way I used to know how to. So I just keep on."
Dave Annable loses his shorts.
Only openly gay member of Brazil's legislature dies: "The Victory Fund has learned that Clodovil Hernandes, the openly gay member of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, has died. He was the only openly gay elected official in the country. Hernandes was admitted to a Brasilia hospital yesterday after suffering a stroke. Known for his colorful career as a fashion designer and television gossip show host, Hernandes represented Sao Paolo in the country’s national legislature."
Newport Beach, California police officer receives $1.2 million in damages after suing department for anti-gay harassment and refusal of promotion over sexuality: "Neil Harvey, a 27-year department veteran, alleged that he was passed over for lieutenant despite having more experience and formal education than other candidates and that former Police Chief Bob McDonell never promoted anyone perceived to be gay. Harvey's attorney, Jack Girardi, said he and his client were pleased that the jury believed Harvey was mistreated. Girardi said Harvey was looking forward to returning to his job today."