News: Burj Khalifa, Avatar, Seoul, Peter Corren, Casey Spooner

 road When Love Takes Over: Write your local newspaper.

 roadCanadian gay activist Peter Corren dies after long illness.

Burj  roadBurj Dubai Khalifa, world's tallest building, opens.

 roadPhotos of every celeb dude nipple that hit the beach over the holidays: Gerard Butler, Jason Statham, Matthew Morrison, more…

 roadD.C. gay bar Halo changes its name, goes green, commits to community pursuits: "The event is the beginning of a year-long process for Logan Circle
Spectrum to institute a philosophical shift in corporate culture and
set the foundation for national expansion of a new entertainment
concept. The LGBT community today has evolved and we want to create a place
where people can have fun while having the opportunity to make a more
direct impact in our local communities."

 roadMatthew Broderick misses being Bueller.

 roadWashington Post blasts homophobic Virginia state senate candidate Stephen Hunt: "Although he was hardworking, his tenure is remembered mainly for his
being unanimously censured by his colleagues after he sent a letter to
high school principals denouncing homosexuality as a 'very destructive
lifestyle' and urging them to expose students to former gays and
lesbians who had rejected homosexuality."

 roadRosie O'Donnell and her new girlfriend, Texas-based artist Tracy Kachtick-Anders.

 roadCasey Spooner (of Fischerspooner) wants you to hear his new track, "Faye Dunaway".

Jg  roadJake Gyllenhaal receives a hot cop escort any time he wants one.

 roadMale model fix: Noah Mills.

 roadSeoul court rules in favor of Pakistani man seeking refugee status because he is gay: "
The individual had petitioned the government for refugee status in February of last year. The Justice Ministry rejected his application four months later, however, saying his petition did not meet the criteria of a 'well-founded fear of being persecuted' as stipulated by the U.N. convention on refugees.

The Seoul Administrative Court reversed the ministry's decision, saying that should he be repatriated 'there is a high likelihood that the plaintiff will be subject to persecution by the Pakistani government and Muslim society simply because he is gay.'"

 roadNorth Dakota Lutheran church to leave ELCA over gay policies.

 roadMan with world's largest recorded penis can't find work.

 roadBBC presenter Jane Hill: I'm a lesbian.

Avatar  roadAvatar is Pocahontas in space.

 roadRick Warren's urgent plea for $900K inspires windfall: "To no one's surprise, the congregation came through big time, even
as Warren took a clubbing in the national media for the 'sky-is-falling' tone of his missive and his surprise that it made
news. A spokesman for the church later said Warren also made clear that
the ministry 'never asks — or expects — outsiders to give.' Saturday
night, in the first round of weekend services, Warren announced more
than $2.4 million rolled in through online offerings and envelopes
delivered to the church's Lake Forest campus, south of Los Angeles."

 roadChanges we can applaud.

 roadThe Oscar contenders as gay porn variants?

 roadSteve Kornell, St. Petersburg, Florida's first openly gay elected official, sworn in.

 roadNew Jersey judge rules surrogate is legal mother: "In the New Jersey case, the surrogate, Angelia G. Robinson, agreed
to have the children in 2006 for her brother, Donald Robinson
Hollingsworth, an accountant in Manhattan, and his spouse, Sean
Hollingsworth. The embryos were created from anonymous donor eggs and
fertilized with sperm from Sean Hollingsworth. The girls were
born in October 2006 and went to live with the Hollingsworths at their
home in Jersey City. But in March 2007 Ms. Robinson filed a lawsuit
seeking custody, alleging that she had been coerced into the


  1. crispy says

    Avatar is Pocahontas in space? Really? Because I don’t recall the part when John Smith stuck his penis into a horse’s ear to form a psychic bond.

  2. TANK says

    I repeat that the dubai tower is a hideous eyesore. Great thing for the local economy…

    And of course Rick Warren exceeded expectations. Religion’s a booming biz. I wonder how many little old ladies will do without as a result.

  3. stephen says

    That New Jersey judge item tucked into the bottom is very SCARY!!! She’s the last person that should have any claim on that child (barring the brother having taken no legal steps)… the decision had better be challenged! YIKES!

  4. Lou says

    I agree with Stephen. That decision is scary and nothing but completely HOMOPHOBIC…from NJ no less.

    Keep following this story Andy.

  5. Rob says

    Fenrox is right. Avatar is totally Ferngully In Space! I’m so sick of hearing about that movie.

  6. Clem HK says

    re: NJ custody ruling

    This is a terrible ruling. The twins have no relation, by birth, to the lady. They did not come from her body, their cells are their own, from their father and their egg donor. She sheltered, nourished and protected them, which is wonderful and amazing, but they are not “of her”. There is a material difference when answering that question, and its based on DNA.

    However, if subsequent to the birth, she helped raise them, then she could make a claim to being a parent/mother. But the ruling should have been based on that, not on giving birth.

    Also, does this mean now in NJ, that someone can change their mind after an adoption is long since done, that they should be the mother?