News: Rhode Island, Neil Patrick Harris, Bombay, Audrina Patridge
Rhode Island passes Domestic Partner rights — for the dead.
Jason Mraz shares his tips for squatting in the woods.
Dixie Carter's 'Exorcise' Video.
Setting the Gay Wedding Table: the birth of a new California campaign? "...a little-known gay-rights group based in politically savvy Sacramento has suddenly become a major power broker — by very cleverly and very quietly filing the first official ballot language for a pro–gay marriage measure for 2010. 'We really see ourselves as moderators of the situation,' says Chaz Lowe of Sacramento, co-founder of a brash new group that is taking action without waiting for the old guard — Yes on Equality. 'That way, there doesn’t have to be infighting between Equality California and the Courage Campaign.'"
'Loving Day' is coming up.
What to expect from Neil Patrick Harris this Sunday at the Tony Awards: "Maybe no shirt. Maybe just the tux and the tie. Maybe not."
Conan O'Brien stole his set from Super Mario Brothers.
New Zealand's first Gay History book is a finalist for the country's major literary prize.
Ricky Martin's Miami mansion is for sale: $11 million.
Original Land of the Lost actor Wesley Eure: I'm gay.
Hills airhead and PETA spokesperson Audrina Patridge chows down on burgers in Carl's Jr. T&A ad: "I had an absolute blast shooting. It was my first experience shooting a spot with food, and when I pulled up, I was literally salivating looking at all the rows and rows of perfect burgers waiting for me!"
20 years ago yesterday.
Stem cell contact lens cures blindness for some.
Catfight between Real Housewives of New York and New Jersey.
Bombay Dost, India's first and only LGBT magazine, relaunches: "The original Dost, which printed from 1990 to 2002, was available mostly through roadside vendors and often wrapped in plain brown paper. 'There is a sense that certain sections of Indian society are now much more liberal and tolerant, something that would be unheard of back in 1990,' editor Vikram Phukan told Advocate.com via e-mail. Six weeks into the relaunch, Bombay Dost has sold two thirds of its initial print run -- nearly 1,000 copies."
Blake Lewis returns.
Former candidate names South Carolina lawmakers who are closeted: “We have more gay people serving in South Carolina than probably in anyplace in the United States; they’re just not out of the closet. We have an awful lot of people in the closet — Lindsey Graham, Glenn McConnell who’s our Senate president pro tem, our Lt Governor [André Bauer].”
Alberta, Canada passes legislation allowing parents to pull their kids out of school when classes are being taught on sex, religion or sexual orientation. Lawmaker: "People of Alberta are better off for it and we had the courage to actually bring it forward."