News: Robert Novak, Guam, Celine Dion, Comet, GLSEN
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak dies at 78...
David Mixner scolds Bill Clinton on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" explanation: "President Clinton blaming us for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is simply wrong, insensitive and outrageous. He should step up to the plate, accept responsibility for this huge mistake and then he can lead with dignity the battle to repeal it."
GLSEN launches new 'Think B4 You Speak' campaign to battle "That's so gay" slurs.
A round-up of links on the health care debate.
Fort Worth changes bar inspection policy following Rainbow Lounge raid: "The report says [Police chief Jeff] Halstead has told the department to add specific guidelines for officers and supervisors to follow during bar checks. He said the policy will be implemented by Sept. 1. 'Under the new policy there will be three distinct differences between an actual bar check, bar inspection, and bar investigation,' he writes."
SALON: 'Fag hags' dying out.
Celine Dion pregnant.
Brian Austin Green gets a kryptonite heart.
Derek Barrett, former consultant to Australia's Labour government, jailed for two and a half years for attempted rape of man: "In evidence, Barrett's victim told prosecutor Andrew Miller that he and Barrett had been at a social evening along with a number of others. During the night bottles of Veuve Clicqueot and Bollinger had been drunk and the 25-year-old had fallen asleep fully clothed in a bed. He told the jury he woke up naked with Barrett was touching him on the chest and kissing him."
Eric McCormack, Timothy Olyphant, Dan Futterman, Zachary Quinto and Robert Gant join all-star staged reading of Celebration: The Gay Marriage Plays, in L.A.
Thank you for being a friend: NYC homeless shelter for LGBT youth to be named for Bea Arthur.
Twilight: New Moon gets a new trailer.
Glycine, building block of life, found in comet: "The latest findings add credence to the notion that extraterrestrial objects such as meteorites and comets may have seeded ancient Earth, and other planets, with the raw materials of life that formed elsewhere in the cosmos."
Bowling Green, Ohio bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sweden called on to halt deportations of gay Iraqis seeking asylum.
Swedish version of iTunes censors "gay", allows "fag".
Signature check of Washington state anti-gay Referendum 71 is half-finished: "David Ammons, secretary of state spokesman, said the latest tally shows 58,306 signatures accepted...'They need 120,577 valid Washington voter signatures to qualify,' Ammons said. 'Overall, the error rate is currently 11.03 percent, considerably lower than the 20-year average of about 18.5 percent, and still below the maximum error rate the sponsors can absorb, about 12.4 percent.'"