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 road California Assembly Speaker-to-be John Perez talks with the L.A. Times: "This means there's one less barrier for people. When I grew up, there were only a handful of Latino state elected officials and there weren't any openly gay ones. So I never thought I would be in office. . . . It speaks to the fact that California has a sophisticated electorate that struggles with issues of gay rights but really is driven by an overwhelming sense of fairness."

Gaymp roadGay Canadian MP flooded with support over Christmas card controversy. "Letters and phone calls of support, including one from Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, have been pouring in for an openly gay Nova Scotia MP whose Christmas card ignited controversy this week because it showed him with his partner."

 roadMadonna and George Clooney went on a very unsuccessful date.

 roadRwandan Justice Minister denies plans to criminalize homosexuality.

 roadChemistry: Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

 roadHate crime assault reported in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

 roadDustin Lance Black vs. Hope College in Holland, Michigan.


 roadJames Franco does SNL: The skits.

Cores  roadArthur Cores, who founded Boston Market restaurant chain, dies of cancer at 52. "Arthur Richard Cores was born in Brookline, Mass., on Aug. 11, 1957, one of three children of Sidney and Rose Meister Cores. Besides his sister Michelle, of Brookline, he is survived by his spouse, John Yee, whom he married in a legal ceremony in Massachusetts in 2004; and his brother, Steven, of Bradenton, Fla."

 roadBritain's top footballers told to stay in closet: "Britain's foremost PR advisor, Max Clifford, told The Independent on Sunday last night that he has represented two high-profile gay Premier League footballers in the past five years and has advised them to stay in the closet because football 'remains in the dark ages, steeped in homophobia'."

 roadBaggy pants get revenge on killer.

 roadScientists: Earth on track for epic die-off." The study of the fossil and archaeological record over the past 30 million years by UC Berkeley and Penn State University researchers shows that between 15 and 42 percent of the mammals in North America disappeared after humans arrived. That means North American mammals are well on the way - perhaps as much as half way - to a level of extinction comparable to other epic die-offs, like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs."

Calazans  roadMale model fix: Rodrigo Calazans.

 roadPolitico: Left feels left out under Obama. "The disillusion has produced a growing tide of organizing energy — and money — among liberals aimed at dragging the White House back to where many supporters believe Obama’s heart really lies. Union presidents have discarded their talking points and are openly sparring with the White House, while gay rights activists threaten civil disobedience, the ACLU keeps litigating, and congressional Hispanic leaders work to force their issues into the debate. But while those actions may actually create politically useful space to the president’s left, the other consequence of disillusion is what polls have found to be deepening apathy among Democratic voters."

Worthington  roadAvatar stars get LIFE.

 roadCameron sci-fi flick has $232 million opening weekend worldwide.

 roadA photo retrospective of newly-out Wales rugby legend Gareth Thomas.

 roadJohn Amaechi on what's coming for Thomas: "When people learn you are gay, often that can squash your definition so all the good stuff goes and you just become 'some gay rugby player', which is quite difficult for many athletes to deal with."

 roadGay in Dubai — one man's experience: "Walking back to the hotel from the festival’s opening night party I was definitely cruised by a group of guys, not to mention there were a good dozen questionables at the party itself.  Anyway, friend of friend informed that Dubai is actually quite gay, but it’s all underground.  And underground in this unromantic, contemporary way: It’s all sex via the internet.  Apparently Dubaisexuals have also discovered the Hotspot Shield (which I’ve been using for a good year to watch NBC and Hulu in Canada), a device that gives you an anonymous IP address.  Via the Hotspot Shield, all the porn and gay social networking sites in the world are available. "

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  1. I'm still on the fence about Sam Worthington. Sometimes, he just looks sorta plain. Other times, like that Life magazine cover, he makes me stick to my seat.

    The movie was amazing, btw. I felt like an 8-year-old boy back when my parents took me to see Empire Strikes Back.

    Posted by: crispy | Dec 21, 2009 1:37:54 PM


  2. Madonna and George Clooney so did NOT go on a date.

    Posted by: Rami | Dec 21, 2009 1:59:06 PM


  3. Madonna is to George Clooney what old Naugahyde is to suede...and I don't mean aesthetically.

    Posted by: Michael | Dec 21, 2009 2:23:27 PM


  4. re: Max Clifford

    Dude, no matter your intentions, you have a HUGE conflict of interest. The people who employ you may be putting some (or all) of their earning potential at risk by coming out. True.
    However, since you directly benefit from their earnings you are not in an objective place to say or know if 2010 is a better or worse time for someone to tell the truth about themselves.

    Perhaps an unknown player w/no track record or fan base might not fare well, but I think Gareth Thomas proves that someone who has kept his head down, played hard and achieved objective results can come out successfully.

    Go away old man.

    Posted by: Ben | Dec 21, 2009 2:55:22 PM


  5. SNL has been better this season than in most of the past 15, but the Franco episode was awful. Really awful.

    The most interesting thing was a skit that included a gay couple, and nothing about their gayness was pronounced or ridiculed. The normalcy of it was refreshing, especially given that SNL has done a lot of juvenile gay jokes in recent years.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 21, 2009 3:37:59 PM


  6. Crispy, you are so totally right that LIFE cover with Worthington.

    O.M.G. I nearly fell out of my chair. What a hot guy.

    Posted by: Alex | Dec 21, 2009 3:44:56 PM


  7. I am wondering if Sam might be a vulcan. What' with the ears?

    Posted by: Doug | Dec 21, 2009 4:44:01 PM


  8. I have to disagree about Scott Brison's Christmas card. From the story linked to from this post, there was no "controversy," just a couple of lighthearted human interest fluff pieces.

    The only negative reaction was from some trollers who posted on the article comment's section. And those kind of pathetic comments aren't even worth acknowledging.

    Posted by: dizzy spins | Dec 21, 2009 10:28:17 PM


  9. Now that I see Mr. Worthington (my new Boo), I'm much more likely to see the movie.

    Posted by: David R. | Dec 22, 2009 12:28:52 AM


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