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RoadUkraine offers deal to Elton John in guardianship of HIV-positive boy?

Paulaabdul RoadPaula Abdul wants Ellen's job now.

RoadCourt: Male teen tried to stab, gas man to death after having sex with him. "Prosecuting counsel Jennifer Blewitt told the court the teenager had been communicating with the man for some time through text messages before he agreed to meet him. The pair then returned to the man’s home for sex and the younger man left afterwards, leaving the kitchen gas turned on and unlit. Soon afterwards, Ms Blewitt said, he returned with the knife and thrust it at the man as he opened the door."

RoadDivas: Kelly Clarkson duets with Melissa Etheridge.

RoadFour gay candidates advance in NYC elections.

RoadBritish school calls emergency assembly over sex change of 12-year-old boy: "What has really upset the parents is that the school didn't see fit to send us a letter first so we could explain it to children in our own way. Maybe we could have explained sexual politics and encouraged our kids to be more sensitive. They were simply told, 'You may notice one pupil is not present in this assembly – that is because the pupil is now a girl'. The girl, as she now is, will go through hell because of how this has been handled."

RoadObama anoints unicorn trend.

Ganymede RoadJupiter's moon Ganymede generates spectacular light shows at planet's poles.

RoadThousands line up for gay and lesbian job fair in NYC.

RoadGLB teens at higher risk for eating disorders: "Among males, the highest risks were seen among homosexuals -- who were seven times more likely to report bingeing and nearly 12 times more likely to report purging than heterosexual males."

RoadInside the secret rallies of Maine marriage equality foes: "The interesting revelation: That it was apparently the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins who requested the media shut-out. Weird, considering this is a man who has never met a camera lens to which he wouldn't lend a talking point."

RoadAmericablog: Who is Barney Frank, anyway?

Glee RoadMohawk lovers: Glee's Mark Salling.

RoadEuropean Parliament condemns homophobic legislation in Lithuania: “It is particularly alarming that the Lithuanian parliament succeeded in passing homophobic legislation under the pretence of child protection, when it is clearly in the best interests of young people to have as much information as possible on these issues. Open discussion among young people is the best way to tackle discriminatory attitudes and the high suicide rates of young people who come out as gay or lesbian."

RoadInsurance company ordered to pay $10 million for revoking policy of 17-year-old college student after he tested positive for HIV.

RoadShirley Tan and her family advocate for immigration in D.C.: "The Tan-Mercado family met with several members of Congress, the staff of numerous additional Congressional offices, and, in a West Wing meeting, White House staffers to press for new cosponsors for the Uniting American Families Act and the House Reuniting Families Act, as well as for inclusion of lesbian and gay binational families in comprehensive immigration reform."

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  1. Why the hell is a 12 yr old getting a sex change? Don't they have social services in the UK? That's just insane. 16 maybe, but 12?

    Posted by: secretagentman | Sep 18, 2009 4:06:00 PM

  2. For years, Barney Frank has said "America is not as homophobic as it thinks it is." Apparently, he's changed his mind.

    Posted by: Hank | Sep 18, 2009 4:15:58 PM

  3. I thought Paula was Amy Poehler in that pic.

    (P.S. What's wrong with the comments system? They haven't been showing up for me.)

    Posted by: Mike E. Perez | Sep 18, 2009 4:22:19 PM

  4. I'm really hoping that mohawked whiteboy becomes the gay-kid on Glee's love interest... :)

    Posted by: Cameronj | Sep 18, 2009 5:02:30 PM

  5. That "high school student" on glee looks like he is in his 30's. Glee is god-awful and homophobic.

    Posted by: KFLO | Sep 19, 2009 2:08:56 AM

  6. secretagentman:

    Most transgender people know they are transgender way before they hit puberty, and it is much easier to transition as a transexual before you hit puberty than it is after, especially for transwomen.

    I think it's great that people are being more open minded about this kind of thing.

    Posted by: Sparky | Sep 21, 2009 12:57:09 PM

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