News: Barack Obama, Jonathan Ross, Alabama, Provincetown
Helpful: "U.S. border security officials learned of the alleged extremist links of the suspect in the Christmas Day jetliner bombing attempt as he was airborne from Amsterdam to Detroit and had decided to question him when he landed, officials disclosed Wednesday." White House denies.
Someone didn't order the Happy Meal.
It's that cold: "Freeze warnings covered nearly all of Florida with temperatures expected to drop into the 20s. Freezing iguanas were seen falling out of trees in Florida; experts say the cold-blooded reptiles become immobilized when the temperature falls into the 40s and they lose their grip on the tree."
Madonna wears bizarre mask to movies.
Resolution proposed by city council member to apologize to gays targeted in the raid on the Atlanta Eagle.
Nova Scotia town of Truro to vote on gay cruising area.
Survivor: Heroes and Villains revealed.
Host Jonathan Ross leaves the BBC.
Gay-baiting flier enters Birmingham mayoral race: "Birmingham, Alabama mayoral candidate Patrick Cooper, a straight progressive who finished first in a non-partisan primary in December, is being attacked for his past support of Howard Bayless, the first openly gay man elected in the state. A flier distributed by a group called Faith in Birmingham shows a picture of the two together, along with a headline dated October 9, 2007 about the election of Bayless to the Birmingham Board of Education.' Patrick Cooper…Wrong Values! Wrong Choice!' screams a headline atop the flier.
Sarah Palin and Wingnut Daily founder Joseph Farah to headline First National Tea Party convention in early February in Nashville.
Canterbury, UK's only gay bar, CO2, closes.
Axel hotels to bring gay hotel chain to NYC.
The moral and constitutional case for a right to gay marriage.
Provincetown invites Obama to 100th anniversary of Pilgrim Monument celebration: "In 1910, President William H. Taft arrived in town on the presidential yacht to dedicate the Pilgrim Monument. He called the 252-foot tower of granite "magnificent," a reminder of those "whose spirit of liberty was to persist for centuries."Now, monument officials want to see whether they can entice President Obama to come to the 100th anniversary of the dedication on Aug. 5. They've sent him an invitation and asked the board of selectmen to do the same."
Gilles Marini gets his own beefcake calendar.
HIV/AIDS rates in Minnesota are like the "bad old days" of the early 1990's all over again.
Court orders return of abducted child in Lisa Miller lesbian custody case: "'We expect Virginia law enforcement to take whatever actions they can to locate the child and make sure the custody order is complied with,' Glenberg said Wednesday. Miller’s whereabouts are unknown and her lawyer, Mathew Staver, of Lynchburg-based Liberty Counsel, has been unavailable for comment on the case. Liberty Counsel has appealed the Vermont order, arguing that Virginia is not required to enforce it. That appeal is pending."