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DNC Chair Tim Kaine issues LGBT Pride month statement.

Millionfag

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Second 'Million Fag March' held near Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church: "Love, who organized the march, said he picked the Gage Park location because it is the same place Westboro leader and anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps began staging his protests in 1991."

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Guess which celebrity turned down the offer Eminem accepted to be the butt of Bruno's MTV Movie Awards joke.

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Obama names new Army Secretary, Rep. John McHugh: few clues as to position on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

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Zachary Quinto grows a John Waters pornstache.

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Washington Post on the Robert Wone murder case: "So began a real-life parlor mystery -- an unsolved killing and alleged coverup in the guest room of an elegant home in the heart of Washington's gay community, with a trio of seemingly unlikely suspects: a self-described "polyamorous family" of three men. The bizarre murder that evening of a young Ivy League lawyer named Robert Wone, still grist for gossip and conjecture on the city's gay blogosphere, has vexed police and prosecutors since the 911 call just before midnight Aug. 2, 2006." 

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THIS was a laugh-and-a-half last night for its pure pathetic-ness.

Jesus

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Madonna boytoy Jesus Luz gets a dedicated spread in L'Officiel Hommes.

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UGLY: The mindset behind Maine's anti-marriage equality petition drive.

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Scotland Yard alarmed at rise in homophobic crimes: "Campaigners say anti-gay violence has surged, and Scotland Yard statistics reveal a 9% rise in homophobic and transphobic offences to 1,372 in the year to April...Acting Detective Superintendent Gerry Campbell, of the Metropolitan police, who headed a recent operation against hate crime that led to 292 arrests, said: 'Homophobia cannot be considered a thing of the past, it's on the increase.'"

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L.A.'s Outfest film festival announces 2009 line-up: "The impressive list of films and filmmakers involved with this year’s festival include writer-director Peter Bratt’s powerful drama 'La Mission' starring Benjamin Bratt, as the Opening Night Gala; Adam Salky returns to Outfest with his stunning debut feature 'Dare' starring Emmy Rossum, Alan Cumming and Zach Gilford, as the Closing Night Gala."

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Johnny Depp does Vanity Fair.

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Tel Aviv welcomes Mideast's first gay clinic?

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Blue whales heard singing off New York coast for first time.

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55 Pilot whales die in mass stranding in South Africa: "Authorities shot dozens of exhausted whales that beached on a shore near South Africa's storm-lashed southern tip Saturday amid scenes of grief and despair from volunteers who had tried to save them."

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Nadine Smith: No excuses. No delays. Do we really mean it?

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TIME: How to come out on Facebook...

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Band of Thebes looks at the new exhibition at the New York Public Library: 1969: The Year of Gay Liberation. "Fifteen years ago, in honor of Stonewall 25, the library held a huge lgbt show in the premiere gallery on the first floor, complete with giant pink triangle banner outside, emblazoned with 'Becoming Visible.' Now for the 40th anniversary, we get half the hallway on the third floor."

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Gay Ugandan immigrant deported from Britain and then returned is now suing the Home Office: "The 38-year-old originally fled to Britain in 2001, fearing that being gay - which in Uganda can result in life imprisonment or even death - put his life in danger. He had an outstanding application for a judicial review on his case when he was taken by four security men and bundled on to a flight to Kampala on September 18, 2008."

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  1. "How to come out on Facebook" was a good article but it was originally written by Chicago's RedEye writer Jason Steele for Boy on Boystown back in January.
    http://redeye.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/

    Posted by: fernlaplante | Jun 2, 2009 3:17:24 PM


  2. Andy - Where are the questions about the new nominee for Secretary of the Army's sexuality. John is my local rep, and it is pretty common knowledge among many that he is not a heterosexual. I was a little surprised that he was not profiled in "Outrage". Thom

    Posted by: ThomD | Jun 2, 2009 4:09:52 PM


  3. I'm sure the new Secretary of the Army will defend DADT. Obama wouldn't have appointed him otherwise.

    Posted by: Roscoe | Jun 2, 2009 4:48:10 PM


  4. We have a little hypocrisy here - Million "Fag" March?

    We condemn others for using the word 'faggot' but then we use the word 'fag' (a derivative of faggot). When we use it, is it considered a term of endearment, where if straights use it, it's derogatory?

    Posted by: CB | Jun 2, 2009 7:43:29 PM


  5. CB, this isn't exactly the first time that a minority group has gotten away with using terms for each other that people outside that group would be castigated for.

    The Robert Wone murder is really disturbing and odd. Thanks for the updates. I have to wonder if the truth will ever come out. I hate to say it, but there are more than a few doubts about the three accused gay men, or at least one or two of them. The motive isn't 100% clear (but it could be pretty clear), but the opportunity and means are. Then again, that three such bright men would advertise their proclivities online and not expect those to be raised in a murder case is also bizarre.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 2, 2009 7:51:25 PM


  6. Forget my comments about the Wone case. There are more holes in that story than in cheesecloth. Could be just as likely that someone left the house after the murder, but it seems like the investigators screwed this case up every way possible.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 2, 2009 8:10:29 PM


  7. Baron Cohen, Eminem and MTV have yet to comment on it.

    Posted by: Eminem Bruno Stunt Video | Jun 3, 2009 12:06:01 AM


  8. is it just me or does it look like Jesus has two penises? No wonder he's with her.

    Posted by: cd | Jun 3, 2009 8:20:42 AM


  9. Hey guys. I was on scene at the beaching of the 55 pilot whales in South Africa. It was madness. Any whales that we were able to return to the water and guide back out invariably swam back into the beach. It was very sad.

    I did a blog post about it, if anyone wants to see photos or hear more detail about what happened: http://www.shaunaukland.com/2009/06/fifty-pilot-whales-beach-themselves-in.html

    Posted by: shaun | Jun 3, 2009 8:22:44 AM


  10. re Facebook; While it may solve some social gaffs it is still grounds for firing to be gay openly in many places here in the gay old US of A. If you think HR people don't check these social networking sites before offering you a job you are very much mistaken.I would be personally very uncomfortable to post my stats so openly. You may never know why you didn't get that job you needed.

    Posted by: richard s | Jun 3, 2009 9:08:09 AM


  11. I hope they fry those three fuckers in the Wone case. Can you make up any more of a pathetic story? And don't even get me started on that fake-ass 911 dialogue.

    Posted by: shane | Jun 3, 2009 1:33:21 PM


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