News: Serbia, Caster Semenya, China, Tim Hardaway, Cleveland

RoadObama appoints law professor, ENDA expert, and former legislative counsel to the AIDS Project of the ACLU Chai R. Feldblum as Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Gaga_madonna RoadHamburglar chic at Marc Jacobs show.

RoadOrbitz, Bertolli, Cadillac, Subaru, Lifelube, Allstate, Coors Light among nominees for GLAAD  Media Awards in Advertising.

RoadDavid Beckham looks like a fool trying to golf.

RoadAmnesty International: Serbian gay rights activists under attack. Serbian authorities expect Gay Pride clashes

RoadTeen sentenced to up to 9 months in juvenile detention for gay bashing of Steven Harmon in Portage, Michigan, after pleading guilty to aggravated assault. More on the crime here. "The 16-year-old was also ordered to obtain anger management counseling,
victim restitution and write a letter of apology to the victim, Steven
Harmon, said Karen Hayter, division leader for assistant prosecuting
attorneys in the Family Court division of Kalamazoo County Circuit

RoadSouth African runner at center of gender debate,Caster Semenya, on suicide watch: "She is like a raped person. She is afraid of herself and does not want
anyone near her. If she commits suicide, it will be on all our heads.
The best we can do is protect her and look out for her during this
trying time."

Guanghzou RoadGays take a stand (and a seat) in a public park in Guangzhou, China: "When the police descend on People's Park and shoo away the gay men
gathered there, the men usually scatter to avoid trouble. But recently,
about 50 or so confronted five officers who began a sweep and finally forced a police retreat after a heated but nonviolent standoff."

RoadStraight spouses stung by closeted exes speak up for same-sex marriage: "If gays and lesbians were more accepted, I wouldn't have married a closeted lesbian."

RoadTim Hardaway foundation to hold Miami benefit for gay suicide hotline The Trevor Project.

RoadPopular gay radio show Fernando & Greg booted from the air in San Francisco

RoadJake Gyllenhaal takes in the Del Potro knockdown at the U.S. Open.

Badgeley RoadPenn Badgley on Gossip Girl cast: "In certain circles we're treated like royalty. We're treated like the Kennedys."

RoadMayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland City Council lift city's Gay Games bid to the tune of $700,000: "The money would help defray the costs of holding the games here and would not be spent unless Cleveland is the winning bidder. The city is one of three finalists for the 2014 Gay Olympics. Boston and Washington D.C. are the other contenders."

RoadFormer Bush speechwriter reveals how Bush dissed everyone in Washington.

RoadReport cards issued to pharmaceutical companies with HIV drugs on the market.

RoadFinish line: "on Sunday, September 13, 2009, 113 riders and a team of 50 volunteer crew members of Braking the Cycle ended their three-day cycling journey from Boston to New York, at the footsteps of the LGBT Community Center…Together, this small group of dedicated individuals raised $274,682 (Net) for the HIV/AIDS services of the Center."

RoadPeoria, Illinois holds first Gay Pride event.

RoadCalifornia Bar Association annual meeting split by protest over Prop 8 supporter Doug Manchester's Grand Hyatt in San Diego: "Most nights there is a noisy picket line in front of the hotel.
Whether the State Bar should or could move its annual meeting was a
great controversy in legal circles earlier this year. In the end, the
State Bar decided that it was not prudent or possible to move their
convention. However, the now truly independent Conference of Delegates
found itself not bound by the State Bar decision. The Conference
of Delegates moved more than a mile away to the new Hilton Bayfront,
near Petco Park. Attorneys or judges who want to attend both are left
to chose between their walking shoes or taking a pedicab or taxi."