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 roadAllen Andrade gets life sentence plus 60 years for Angie Zapata murder.

Cher  roadCher turns back time to get back into black bodysuit.

 roadGay athletes to get 'Pride' safe house at 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

 roadJust Jared interviews Katy Perry.

 roadActor Steve Gideon dies at 52: "Gideon died May 1 at his West Hollywood home of complications from colon cancer, said Bernard Vyzga, his longtime companion...musical theater career included staging and starring in the first authorized gay version of Stephen Sondheim's 'Marry Me a Little'."

 roadMaine Catholic Bishop Richard Malone calls same-sex marriage "a dangerous sociological experiment."

 roadWhy so many marriage equality advances in New England? "Liberal politics clearly plays a part, but the reasons for the rapid transformation are more finely shaded than simple blue-state, red-state color coding, according to analysts. The distinctive thinking of religious New Englander... their view of religion as private and personal, and their separation of their own beliefs from politics - has enabled change, said Mark Silk, a professor of religion in public life at Trinity College in Hartford."

 roadFive years on: Same-sex marriage debate fades in Massachusetts.

 roadTennis pro Richard Gasquet tests positive for cocaine.

 roadMale model fix: David Gandy.

Shuttle  roadSpace Shuttle Arlantis reaches orbit on dangerous Hubble mission: "Five spacewalks will be needed to accomplish everything. The work is so tricky and intricate that two of the repairmen are Hubble veterans, John Grunsfeld and Michael Massimino. Grunsfeld, the chief repairman, is making an unprecedented third trip to the telescope. Altman, the commander, also has previously flown to the telescope.""

 roadTwo men sought in Madison, Wisconsin gay bashing, the second in as many weeks.

 roadHungary to allow domestic partnerships for gays and lesbians: "The official bulletin says a new law will allow the partnership if both partners are at least 18 years old. The law will prohibit same-sex couples from adopting children together, but will require partners to provide care for each other’s children from earlier relationships if the children are recognized as belonging to the partnership."

Hirst  roadDamien Hirst retrospective opens in Kiev.

 roadAustralian man describes escape after 4-meter shark attacked his dinghy.

 roadNew 'Montauk monster' washes up on Southhold, Long Island.

 roadCitizens gather in Grifton, North Carolina to discuss concerns about same-sex marriage.

 roadMegan Fox says High School Musical is really about a coach who molests his basketball team.

 roadStudents protest school's report to parents of student's same-sex kiss after it was captured on school surveillance video: "The controversy arose after the school's dean of students, Keith Nelson, saw the two kissing and holding hands and found video of it on the surveillance system. He showed it to the parents of one of the girls because they had asked to be kept apprised of her behavior. The parents moved the girl to a different school district after watching it."

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  1. Both the Gandy link and the girls-kissing-in-school link, are not working.

    Posted by: secretagentman | May 11, 2009 3:41:26 PM


  2. Damien Hirst retrospective opens in Kiev.

    Australian man describes escape after 4-meter shark attacked his dinghy.

    LOL loved that you posted these two together!! I don't know if anyone else got it....but we did!! You have a great blog.

    Posted by: K Lee | May 11, 2009 3:53:45 PM


  3. Lover her, but I'm still thinkin' I don't need to see Cher's business.

    Posted by: KJ | May 11, 2009 4:10:32 PM


  4. The Roman Catholic bishop of Maine thinks same-sex marriage is a "dangerous sociological experiment." Check it out, Rev: Same sex marriage has never killed anyone. The Roman Catholic church has killed and tortured thousands over its history and turned a blind eye to sexual assault against minors by clergy. So which sociological experiment is more dangerous?

    Posted by: MikeMick | May 11, 2009 4:28:57 PM


  5. No David Gandy :-(

    Posted by: Jeff | May 11, 2009 4:33:19 PM


  6. The writer of the "Same-Sex Marriage Debate Fades ..." AP article accepted without question Mineau's contention that the exit of Catholic Charities from the adoption business had something to do with gay marriage. It did not. Even before gay marriage, state law required Catholic Charities to consider gay couples as well as state couples. Indeed, Catholic Charities facilitated adoptions for 13 such gay couples. It was only when the Globe reported these adoptions, that Cardinal Sean O'Malley decided that it was better for these kids to have no parents at all than to have gay parents, and thus ordered Catholic Charities to cease doing adoptions rather than continuing to comply with state law. Gay marriage had nothing to do with this decision; the state anti-discrimination law was in place a decade before gay marriage. Reporters should be more skeptical before repeating this canard as if it were true. Unfortunately, this article ran all over the country and Canada without a correction.

    Posted by: Scott Pomfret | May 11, 2009 5:48:56 PM


  7. The 2010 Winter Olympics are in Vancouver-Whistler, in one of the most gay friendly regions in the world. What's with the gay athlete safe house? In the Olympic Village that has to mean the worry is other athletes.

    Rather than sequestering gay athletes, they should ID and ship out the backwater closet cases and rednecks that they seem worried about. And I mean ship them to all that space we have in the Arctic zone.

    Posted by: Clay | May 11, 2009 7:08:14 PM


  8. Sad about Steve Gideon. I saw that production of "Marry Me a Little"--it completely worked as a gay piece. Funny, I was just thinking about it a couple weeks ago when the weddings started in Iowa. Given how much the marriage landscape has changed in just a decade, it would be great to see another production authorized and mounted.

    Posted by: Gianpiero | May 11, 2009 7:44:57 PM


  9. I've been thinking this for some time, but now I'm sure: Cher is possessed by the spirit of Mae West - the voice, the stage moves, the delusional refusal to let go of the sex-bomb identity.. I'm not shittin' you... it's scary-tastic.

    Posted by: RandaPandax | May 11, 2009 8:25:58 PM


  10. Gay athletes don't need a "safe" place.

    The homophobes of the world need to meet and live with Gays and see that they train and work the same way they do. The Olympics are about people from all the cultures of the world meeting and learning about each other. Right?

    Since there are FAR fewer Black athletes at the Winter Olympics than Gays maybe they should be put in a "safe" place aka "cage" where the can be on display for the world's media to go for "human interest" stories during the games.

    Who thought this shit up, California Equality?

    Posted by: Derek Washington | May 12, 2009 4:43:49 PM


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