News: Iran, John Barrowman, Mexico City, Scott Roeder, Brazil

 roadMexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard promises to defend city’s marriage equality law.

Twin  roadBruce Weber gets twincestuous.

 roadMatthew McConaughey dresses up for the beach.

 roadHillary Clinton does not see herself serving a second term with Obama.

 roadForthcoming 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.”

 roadCorporation announces run for Congress.

 roadFirst gay school in Brazil to teach course in drag.

 roadThe 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.”

 roadSex and the City 3 rushed into production because everybody’s getting old.

 roadThe celebrity weeklies never fail to miss a note (so to speak).

Barrowman  roadJohn 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.”

 roadTulsa 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.”

 roadMeghan McCain: Dad “coming along” on marriage equality.

 roadProvincetown 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.”

Roeder  roadScott 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.”

 roadSean Faris joins the vampire crowd.

 road17-year-old charged with first degree murder in D.C. shooting of Maryland gay man.

 roadHuman 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.”