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RoadFormer Idaho senator Larry Craig opens consulting firm.

RoadPolice surround Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray's house in Las Vegas. Murray administered Jackson Propofol the night before his death. Home raided.

Transit RoadDocked Space Shuttle and ISS transit sun. FLASHBACK: Space Shuttle and Hubble transit sun.

RoadAspray: The cure for stank ass.

RoadHalo vs. Already Gone: Did Ryan Tedder sell Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson the same song with different lyrics?

RoadBill in Uganda would ban free speech on behalf of LGBT people: "Recently, [Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity James Nsaba] Buturo said that once the two bills are passed into law, it will be an offence to publish and distribute literature on homosexuality.

He also said it would become impossible for homosexuals to address press conferences and attract people to support their cause."

RoadNearly-extinct Galapagos tortoise may become father at the age of 90.

RoadWhitney Houston moves up date of album release, offers free track on website.

RoadGay cruise to visit Cayman Islands again: "Three years ago, Atlantis Events brought 3,200 gay tourists to
Cayman. A small number turned out to protest when the passengers came
ashore in 2006, but the visit passed off without much disturbance. Mr. Yuan said he believed people’s attitudes had changed since 1998,
and that the tourism industry in Cayman had extended a welcome to
Atlantis and its customers."

RoadACT UP veteran and film and music critic Robert Hilferty takes own life.

Gyllenhaal_namath RoadConfirmed: Jake Gyllenhaal to play Joe Namath.

RoadJosh & Josh visit World Outgames for Passport magazine.

RoadProtect Marriage chairman Ron Prentice holds secret meeting, tells followers to pray for LGBT divisiveness in repeal of Proposition 8.

RoadBoy George says Elton John helped him through prison experience: "Elton offered me love and support from both himself and David
[Furnish]. He also sent me a lovely music player…Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Antony Hegarty and Holly Johnson wrote to
me too. The only time I got emotional in prison was when I got letters
from friends. People that beforehand I wouldn’t have thought I could
rely on."

Fwbartender RoadFort Worth Rainbow Lounge bartender killed in car wreck.

RoadTired of vampires yet?

RoadGrace Jones plays Hollywood Bowl.

RoadACLU of Florida gets $150,000 in funding from Tides Foundation to help end Florida's gay adoption ban.

Road500 protest Gay Pride in Charlotte, North Carolina: “We are not here to have a confrontation…We
are here to send the message that God has a better way.”

Road$294K: Proponents of Vermont's marriage equality bill outspent opponents by a margin of 7 to 1. "Meanwhile, same-sex marriage opponents spent only $41,769 on
their campaign, according to final disclosure forms filed Monday."

RoadUN grants official status to LGBT Brazilian organization: "The victory for the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians and
Transsexuals marks the third consecutive year the U.N. Economic and
Social Council has overturned a decision by a 19-country committee
blocking gay groups from participating in the global body's debates."

RoadWilliam Shatner makes poetry of Sarah Palin speech.


  1. jash says

    good god, grace jones was amazing at the hollywood bowl.

    if she is otherwordly, i def want more return visits–because at 61 years old, she DEFINITELY brought it.

  2. Daniel says

    re: Uganda, I’m currently reading Polish writer Ryszard Kapuscinski’s memoir of his journalistic journeys through Africa, “Shadow of the Sun” and it seems pretty clear that many African nations have been a mess for generation upon generation. Whether it’s reading in this book how it was decades ago, or today on this site about their current situation, it’s almost mind-bending to learn how insane Uganda was, is, and will be for some time to come. What an awful place to be!

    re: Grace Jones. Thanks for the link to the video clip! I hope she puts out a DVD of this tour. In a perfect world HBO or some cable outfit would broadcast it, but i guess her fan base isn’t so broad.

    re: the Project Marriage and Charlotte, NC stories aggravate me. “pray for divisiveness” and “send the message God has a better way.” What cretins!

  3. peterparker says

    Andy…there is something Matthew Rettemund did with this section of the blog that I thought made it much more understandable. He inserted “(pictured)” into the line referring to each pic he had posted. It made it much clearer which picture went with which item. Just a thought.

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