News: Natchez, Barbara Walters, Stem Cells, Gay Panic, Pete Wentz
Student's lawsuit against L.A. City College over speech in support of Proposition 8 prompts anti-gay protests, formation of "gay unity" club, and death threats to a man who had nothing to do with it.
Life in the Castro of Natchez, Mississippi: "Though it’s seen, and not often discussed in proper company, there’s a grand gay scene in Natchez. Thom Miller and Shawyn Mars have been together nearly 18 years and have had Natchez as part of their dual residency since the 1990s. Miller said he and Mars make up one of just many gay couples that call Franklin Street home." (via box turtle bulletin)
Barbara Walters: people want to be on my face?
Nancy Pelosi promises passage of inclusive ENDA.
The origin of eight high-tech names: Tivo, Hulu, Bluetooth, BlackBerry, Wii Wikipedia, Asus, and Prius.
Scientists no longer need embryos for stem cells: "In a breakthrough that could have huge implications, British and Canadian scientists have found a way of reprogramming skin cells taken from adults, effectively winding the clock back on the cells until they were in an embryonic form. The work has been hailed as a major step forward by scientists and welcomed by pro-life organisations, who called on researchers to halt other experiments which use stem cells collected from embryos made at IVF clinics."
Are all these men fun and fearless?
Only Pete Wentz's hairdresser knows for sure.
Matthew Mitcham takes four diving titles at weekend's Australian Diving Championships.
Barry Manilow music employed to drive out mall rats.
Tahoe board rescinds domestic partner benefits: "The Incline Village General Improvement District board has decided to rescind health care insurance benefits to domestic partners of district employees. Board Chairman Ted Fuller says he voted to rescind the benefits because of the need to cut costs and the potential for abuse. Board member John Bohn says he again voted against the benefits because he doesn't think the north Lake Tahoe community supports them."
Gay panic defense emerges in eight year old Fresno murder.
Greek teen gets love interest in the form of Gregory Michael from Dante's Cove.
The reviews are in for Jimmy Fallon's first night as host of Late Night.
A very trippy ad for MAC cosmetics.
Arizona teens leaning left, survey says: "There's greater exposure to different media and different ideas, and you would have more acceptance of abortion, you would certainly have more acceptance of a gay American, and you'd also be raised in an atmosphere that was more ethnically diverse than one your parents came from."