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News: Collegiate Gays, Ivri Lider, Brangelina, Raleigh, Joe Jonas

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Reporters ejected from Meet in the Middle 4 Equality leadership summit.

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STUDY: Gay male college students get better grades, study harder, party less than straight men. "According to the research, which is apparently the first of its kind, gay male undergraduates appear to be doing quite well: Their grade point average is about 2 percent higher than that of straight males at the same institution."

Jonas

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Jonas Brother is a Single Lady.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie SPLIT!?!

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History is on Portland Mayor Sam Adams' side in recall attempt.

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Immigration reform in trouble over gay partner language. Catholic bishops protest...

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WhoSigned71: Washington state group to publicize names of people who sign Referendum 71, which would put the state's "Everything but Marriage" Domestic Partners bill on the fall ballot.

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Björk is back.

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Dan Savage's book The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant to premiere as musical.

Fetzer

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Former mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina Tom Fetzer sues radio host for forwarding email insinuating he is gay: "The suit comes in the middle of Fetzer's campaign against three other men to lead the state's Republican party, which will be decided at the state GOP convention June 12 - 14. The suit seeks damages of $10,000 or more from Curtis Wright...Wright is accused of forwarding an email that included allegations that Fetzer is gay, though Wright is not thought to be the author of the anonymous email, according to the lawsuit."

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Project Natal: A first look at Microsoft's Wii killer?

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New York Law Professor Arthur Leonard's research on Judge Sonia Sotomayor and gay rights.

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Head of new gay Republican group GOProud Jimmy LaSalvia signs on to support filibuster of Sotomayor.

Lider

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Gay Israeli pop star Ivri Lider hits NYC.

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Chicago HIV study released: "A first-of-its-kind study looking at HIV infection rates found that half of gay men in Chicago who have HIV did not know they were infected, and two-thirds of infected black men were unaware. In addition, infection rates for black men were more than twice the rates for whites and Hispanics. The results of the Chicago Department of Public Health survey are sobering, officials say, but not unexpected."

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Young Iranians looking for the change they can believe in?

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Sequel to Heathers in the works.

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Most homophobic hate crimes in Northern Ireland go unreported: "The survey of more than 1,000 people compiled by the Rainbow Project found that 64% of homophobic incidents in the last three years were not reported. The study was commissioned by the police and while gay rights campaigners recognised the efforts of officers to reach out to the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) community, they said more work needed to be done."

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  1. Joe Jonas? WTF?!?

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 3, 2009 4:34:05 PM


  2. joe jonas is awesome. and those thighs make me sigh. good on him! this is further proof that the young uns don't give a shit.

    Posted by: nic | Jun 3, 2009 4:54:05 PM


  3. Well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw.

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 3, 2009 5:52:18 PM


  4. I always thought the kid was hot, made me feel like a dirty old man. This does not help.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jun 3, 2009 6:16:44 PM


  5. Maybe gay college boys don't study harder. Maybe they're just smarter.

    Though there was nothing to indicate that this study controlled for the types of courses gay v. straight students take. I didn't know many gays in college in the engineering school, aside from my boyfriend. Most were in liberal arts courses (including me), which tended to be less demanding. That could easily account for the 2 percent difference in GPA---which, by the way, isn't even statistically significant.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 3, 2009 8:03:14 PM


  6. That Time article sucks. The reason why Wii scores with the casual gamers is not just because they have the wiimote. Hello, Nintendo DS/Gameboy/etc. They make great casual games -- and price their stuff to sell. The Wii makes a profit for Nintendo at $250 a pop -- and Nintendo can't keep them on the shelf, even to this day.

    Simple, cheap, innovative and addictive has made Nintendo billions. Microsoft can't keep up. XBox360 costs more than twice that and Microsoft *loses* money on each console, hoping to make it back selling games. Now, they want to add an expensive, complicated peripheral - this late in the life of these platforms? Yeah, right.

    Not many parents are willing to dish out $500-600 bucks to pay for a system that requires buying an add-on for another $100 and then games at $50+ a pop -- all to play connect the ooze dots, bowling and tennis. Not going to happen.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jun 3, 2009 8:48:22 PM


  7. “The business of a journalist now is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, fall at the feet of Mammon and sell himself for his daily bread. We are tools, vessels of rich men behind the scenes, we are jumping jacks. They pull the strings; we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are the properties of these men. We are intellectual prostitutes.

    The bigger true story is Chad Adams affair with a woman convicted of fraud and sentenced 7 years in prison.

    Posted by: Ruth Lord | Jun 3, 2009 10:35:25 PM


  8. WTF? Joe JOnas?...Ha ha jk . Actually if didnt see the youtube video from a few onth ago they made, anybody that wanted could vote on what they wanted joe to do in the next video. it was that, wrestle big rob(their bodygyard), or sometghin else?But i voted "Dnce to Single Ladies by Beyonce" so he had to an no hes not gay no matter what so whatever!So Ha, but anybody can message me at www.myspace.com/lalajennalala

    Posted by: Jenna | Jun 4, 2009 12:55:24 AM


  9. Talk about shower nozzle masturbation material!

    Posted by: zeddy | Jun 4, 2009 7:33:51 AM


  10. The Joe Jonas dance was great... 3 months ago when it was done by JT and Andy Samburg on SNL!

    Posted by: Wayne | Jun 4, 2009 9:18:56 AM


  11. i wonder what it's like to be the poster boy for a corporate giant like Disney...

    Posted by: grasshopper | Jun 9, 2009 4:16:23 PM


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