News: Jesus Christ, Football, Susan Boyle, 100 Days, Sean Penn
Obama's 100 day Gay Report Card. Emma Ruby Sachs in HuffPost: "And when it comes to actual change in the lives of LGBT people, nothing has been done. Obama has failed to hand in any of his assignments."
Brian Sims: a gay college football story.
Guess who wants to play Susan Boyle in the movie?
Sean Penn files for divorce.
Guido Westerwelle hopes to be Germany's first openly gay foreign minister: "I am convinced that today one’s private life is no longer an obstacle. Some other countries may have had a problem with the fact that Angela Merkel became the first female chancellor of Germany. Of course she does not wear a veil on the red carpet when she visits certain Arab states. The American secretary of state (Hillary Clinton) must also hold talks in countries in which women are systematically oppressed. The decision as to who we send as a government representative rests solely with us Germans based on our political and moral standards.”
BUTT magazine holding open call for submissions of gay-themed video art.
Estranged wife of Nevada governor wants veto override of domestic partnership legislation.
Gay man forced out of dying partner's room at Oregon Health and Science University hospital: "The nurse said, 'Christopher is very ill. There are some life and death decisions that have to be made and now is not the time for friends to be in the room.' I'm like, 'we don't have any friends in the room'."
Florida to get Jesus vanity plate.
Amsterdam park notifies visitors that they are approaching a 'gay cruising area': "The signs 'clearly indicate what is happening in each zone; also those where gay men are known to practice 'cruising',' municipal spokeswoman Manon Koffijberg said...'If you don't want to be confronted by a vision of that sort, the signs allow you to avoid specific areas,' said Ms Koffijberg."
Australian curry company denies homophobic attack at Sydney fair.
Channing Tatum courted for Twilight role.
Astronomers snap the most distant object they've ever seen.
A look at Trouble the Water, the documentary about Hurricane Katrina.
Washington man pleads guilty in gay immigration fraud case: "A man accused of advising straight immigrants to claim homosexuality - and potential persecution in their home countries - when they applied for asylum has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit immigration fraud."
Senior Thai monk plans to offer "manners course" for monks who wear make-up and carry pink purses.
Alberta, Canada adds sexual orientation to human rights laws: "But the move to expand protections under the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act was accompanied by a provision allowing parents to pull their kids from school discussions of religion, sexuality or sexual orientation — a move that could let parents yank students from classes on such topics as evolution."