News: Brooklyn, Jim Carrey, Asteroid, Jodi Rell, Subway Drama

RoadThis is how an American soldier is made.

Starlite RoadBrooklyn's oldest gay bar, The Starlite Lounge, in danger of closing: "The Starlite Lounge has been a Crown Heights fixture since the 1960s,
serving gays and non-gays. In recent years, the venue has become a
destination for neighborhood folks looking for a casual daytime
hangout, as well as revelers who frequent the dance parties and karaoke
nights, according to Leviticus."

RoadWATCH: Drunk Boston woman almost gets run over by subway.

RoadJim Carrey's new website is pretty fantastic.

RoadGay man running for Toronto mayor.

RoadRhode Island domestic partners bill awaits anti-gay governor Carcieri's signature: "An opponent of gay marriage, Carcieri has not yet stated whether, he
will sign, veto or allow to become law without his signature a bill to
provide domestic partners with the right to make funeral arrangements
for their partners."

RoadHow same-sex marriage has worked in The Netherlands.

RoadExcellent chart on same-sex marriage and age.

RoadGays are not welcome at Vatican City, but what about all the gays who are already there?

RoadMadonna is in Brazil to meet Jesus Luz's mother, who is 14 years her junior.

Seaver RoadAndy Warhol's "jock" Polaroids are on display in NYC.

Road A previously-undiscovered asteroid came within 14,000 km of Earth last week and it was only noticed 15 hours before its closest approach: "This is the third-closest known non-impacting Earth approach on record for a cataloged (sic) asteroid."

RoadDavid Beckham got a post-Halloween buzz.

RoadConnecticut Governor Jodi Rell says she's not running for reelection: "Rell choked up while listing her favorite memories while in office,
including meeting those affected by the passage of public health
insurance for the poor, updates to mass transit, and improvements to
the state's education system. She cited a gay couple who hugged her at
Stafford Motor Speedway after she signed the nation's first voluntarily
passed civil union bill."

RoadWestboro Baptist Church protests outside of Sasha and Malia Obama's school in D.C..

RoadJames Franco's General Hospital role: graffiti artist?

Vacant RoadParis Hilton threatening to sue for being made the spokesmodel for vacant space – literally.

RoadNew York Army specialist in Baghdad being discharged under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': "Nathanael Bodon of Marlboro is a specialist in the Army Reserve stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. He has been in the reserves for about a year-and-a-half and in Iraq for some four months. The Army found out about Bodon when a fellow soldier found his blog with a picture of him kissing a former boyfriend and tipped off the Army brass."

RoadSally Kern's husband to join religious groups for Monday rally in D.C. against marriage equality.

RoadBrazilian model Miro Moreira lowers his rate.

RoadN.Y. Posts' Andrea Peyser defends cabbie who kicked out gays for hugging: " Mohamed faces the indignity of having his cab license yanked by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. He's already lost his job.

But Medhat Mohamed is no bigot, and he's not a disgrace.

He's also not a prude, a gay basher, a homophobe or the more colorful invective that's been lobbed in his direction by a chorus of yuppies with a large bone to pick."


  1. MikeMick says

    What’s most pathetic about Peyser’s New York Post column? How badly it’s written? How lame Medhat Mohamed’s claims are? How predictable that reactionary rag is? Choices, choices …

  2. patrick nyc says

    Peyser’s column is by far the most offensive. She believes the bigot cabbie, who was fired by his boss who earlier agreed with him, but folded over the bad press.

    So much for those who said the only reason it was reported was Bruno working for that rag. Once again the bottom line is that the cabbie should be watching the road, not his back seat.

  3. says

    Does Andrea Peyser have any idea what that cabbie and his male muslim friends think of women? Especially educated working women journalists who don’t want to stay at home barefoot and pregnant? She should invite them over to her house when she’s alone and find out.

  4. Rodney Wollam says

    I went to Starlite once, when I was visiting Manhattan on vacation. The local gay guide said it was a gay bar, but I was the only homo in there. It was a weeknight, though.

  5. Dutchguytoo says

    Thank you for pointing out the NYT article on same-sex marriage in the Netherlands. This October (today is our one month anniversary!) I married my American boyfriend and was truly, truly, truly blown away by the love and support of all those present. Also those not present (co-workers, friends of friends, friends of our parents) have given us nothing but unreserved support. I hope everyone gets to experience that feeling at least once in their lives.

    Also, thank you for the photo spread on how an American soldier is made. Fascinating!

  6. Craig doc says

    Will not visit Jim Carrey’s website.

    Gay folks supporting him in any way have short memories.

    His movie “Ace Ventura, Pet Detective” was unforgivably homophobic.

    The TV show in which he got his start, “In Living Color,” was unforgivably homophobic.

    I doubt he’s bothered to denounce or apologize for this garbage.

    Screw ‘im.

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