News: Irving Penn, Blood Donation, Jesus Luz, Moon Impact, Poe
Photographer Irving Penn dies at 92.
Madonna buying posh Upper East Side apartment for Jesus Luz.
Gay travel agents converge on Tel Aviv.
Tracklist for Susan Boyle album includes Madonna and The Monkees.
Teen talk: My parents don't know my boyfriend's parents are gay. "My mom is asking to meet Robby's 'mom and dad.' She has spoken with one of Robby's dads on the phone but she doesn't know another dad exists. I don't want this to come between my parents and Robby. Should I just break up with him now and avoid doing this or lie and tell my mom that his parents don't want to meet?"
Levi Johnston workout photos.
Self-assessment, right of gays to donate blood at issue in Canadian court case: "Kyle Freeman, 36, relied on his own self-assessment that he wasn't infected with any sexually transmitted diseases when he lied about having sex with men on a donor-screening questionnaire...Freeman is suing the agency, claiming he didn't answer the question truthfully because Canadian Blood Services violated his Charter right to equality regardless of his sexual orientation when it asked him whether he had ever had sex with other men, even once, since 1977. The discovery Freeman had syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease that can damage the heart, brain and eyes if left untreated, was made only after Canadian Blood Services screened his donated blood."
Mika plays with puppets on Spanish TV.
Dozens join lawsuit against Chicago police officer Richard Fiorito.
15 gay TV characters who never came out of the closet but should have.
Edgar Allen Poe to get funeral he never had: "On Sunday, Poe's funeral will get an elaborate do-over, with two services expected to draw about 350 people each - the most a former church next to his grave can hold. Actors portraying Poe's contemporaries and other long-dead writers and artists will pay their respects, reading eulogies adapted from their writings about Poe."
The superheroes of your dreams.
Several prominent Twin Cities religious leaders speak out for marriage equality: "Retired Bishop Lowell Erdahl of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Rabbi Jared Saks of Temple Israel in Minneapolis are among those speaking at a Capitol news conference."
Romanian-born German novelist Herta Müller wins Nobel Prize for Literature: "Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy described Ms.
Müller, 'who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of
prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.' Her award comes on
the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Europe."