News: Iran, John Barrowman, Mexico City, Scott Roeder, Brazil
Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard promises to defend city's marriage equality law.
Bruce Weber gets twincestuous.
Matthew McConaughey dresses up for the beach.
Hillary Clinton does not see herself serving a second term with Obama.
Forthcoming gay social networking site Fabulis announces $625K in initial round of financing: “Is it too cute to say that this is ‘fabulis news?’ So be it. This is fabulis news! We’re one step closer towards fulfilling our long term vision of being the lifestyle brand that gay men around the world rely on to help them celebrate life.”
Corporation announces run for Congress.
First gay school in Brazil to teach course in drag.
The Afghan struggle with sexual identity: "The study, obtained by Fox News, found that Pashtun men commonly have sex with other men, admire other men physically, have sexual relationships with boys and shun women both socially and sexually -- yet they completely reject the label of 'homosexual.' The research was conducted as part of a longstanding effort to better understand Afghan culture and improve Western interaction with the local people."
Sex and the City 3 rushed into production because everybody's getting old.
The celebrity weeklies never fail to miss a note (so to speak).
John Barrowman cast in Desperate Housewives: "Creator Marc Cherry is keeping the plotlines involving Barrowman secret. However, The Daily Mail can reveal that he will be the show's main villain in the last section of the current season, series six."
Tulsa school board votes to keep gay book on shelves: "book that was challenged as inappropriate by the parents of a Union Public Schools elementary school student will remain on library shelves, the district's Board of Education ruled Wednesday night. The board voted 3-1 to keep the book, 'Buster's Sugartime,' which the parents said was inappropriate because it alluded to a same-sex relationship."
Meghan McCain: Dad "coming along" on marriage equality.
Provincetown man found guilty of beating gay tourist: "Aaron Caldwell-Rose, 18, of Provincetown, was found guilty in Orleans District Court last week in connection with an attack on Mark Perry, 51, of Miami. According to the police report, Perry was attacked around 1 a.m. on July 25 in the alley next to Marine Specialties after he left the Atlantic House bar. He suffered lacerations to his face, hand, arm and shoulder. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by rescue personnel where he was treated and released."
Scott Roeder convicted of murder in death of abortion doctor George Tiller: "The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder in the May 31 shooting death. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years when he is sentenced March 9."
Sean Faris joins the vampire crowd.
17-year-old charged with first degree murder in D.C. shooting of Maryland gay man.
Human rights advocacy groups in five countries launch campaign to pressure Iran over gay executions: "The five participating groups in the '346 No Executions' campaign, including the Iranian Homosexual Human Rights Council, are based in the United States, Canada, Britain, Italy and Germany. The campaign’s name refers to the number of executions carried out in Iran in 2008, according to the latest Amnesty International report. The campaign is asking citizens in each member nation to submit letters of petition to their foreign ministries requesting that diplomatic pressure be applied to the government of Iran to abolish the death penalty."