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 roadMort Zuckerman rises following Harold Ford Jr. exit.

Monserrate  roadExpelled NY Senator Hiram Monserrate's Hail Mary: "Today, Monserrate announced he's being supported by a bunch of clergy who are praising him for his support on one particular issue: same-sex marriage. Specifically, his opposition to it.

The clergy members announced their support of Monserrate in response to a a pro same-sex marriage P.A.C. that is trying to oust Monserrate."

 roadWow. Just wow.

 roadCA GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Campbell is pro-marriage equality, against Prop 8 court challenge: “I believe the people of California should be allowed to decide this decision – make this decision. I believe people should be allowed to be married –whether they’re gay or straight but I do not believe that the courts should find this somehow when the Constitution is obviously silent on it.”

 roadA beard speaks: how to know if your boyfriend is gay.

 roadCan you tell the Oscars are being produced by a gay man? "Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper, Tom Ford, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Pine, Keanu Reeves, Ryan Reynolds and Sam Worthington will present on the 82nd Academy Awards, telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced today.

This in addition to previously announced Zac Efron, Taylor Launter and Channing Tatum.

 road400 students pack town hall meeting over anti-gay hate graffiti at University of California Davis.

 roadWatch: Johnny Weir on Regis & Kelly.

Gummichandelier  roadGummi Bear chandelier: What every home sweet home needs.

 roadGay nurse loses job over drag show from the 70's: "For the past 15 years, Fetcho has been an acclaimed and honored employee at Victoria Villa, an assisted living facility in Davie, recognized for his 'compassionate service to the elderly.' On March 31, 1976, Fetcho, performing as ‘Tiny Tina’ at the Copa in Dania Beach, was charged and convicted of promoting ‘lewd and lascivious’ behavior by throwing small buckets of water on boys’ briefs while hosting the irreverent ‘Wet Jockey Shorts’ contest."

 roadPainkillers double risk of deafness in men?

 roadLesbians get busy on Wisteria Lane.

Verbalscience  roadRapper Verbal Science gives his first interview since coming out of the closet.

 roadCosmo celebrates "fun and fearless" men.

 roadJesus seen in bucket of pizza sauce.

 roadDustin Lance Black to pen biopic of J. Edgar Hoover: "The story will follow the career of Hoover from his founding of the F.B.I. in 1935 where he remained as director until his death in 1972. It's expected to be a warts-and-all look at the man from his success efforts in the gangland wars of the 30's, his paranoid concern about "subversives", his links with the Mafia and Freemasons, rumors of him being a deeply repressed gay man, and the often dirty and illegal methods he sanctioned to bring down people and organisations he considered threats.

 roadThe best James Franco story ever?

 roadAtlanta City Council subpoenas officers over Atlanta Eagle gay bar raid: "The Atlanta City Council will issue subpoenas to force 18 police officers to answer questions from the Citizen Review Board about a raid last September at a gay bar where patrons said they were verbally abused and forced to lie face down on the floor, some for more than an hour."


  1. Rodney says

    Replace ‘James Franco’ with ‘Tom Cruise’ in that story and it’s much more believable. Either way, can you say “Eww”?

  2. titbug says

    Correction: Tom Campbell moved to the Senate race a few weeks ago. So he is not CA GOP Senatorial candidate against Chuck DeVore and Carly Fiorina.

  3. silverkjk says

    It seems to me that Campbell’s stance is anti-equality (unless he is advocating that all Californians civil rights be put up to a vote). I interpret this as a less obvious way for a Republican to express homophobia.

  4. rafi says

    It’s great to see Republicans ostensibly supporting marriage equality, but if you’re advocating for popular referendums, you’ve still got it way, way wrong.

  5. Jon says

    FYI, the “paracetamol” referred to in the article about deafness is what we in the U.S. call acetaminophen (a.k.a. Tylenol).

  6. SammySeattle says

    The constitution isn’t exactly screaming that opposite sex marriages should be valid. Should we vote on them?

  7. alguien says

    so basically, for the catholic church this is the message:

    beating up/slashing women-ok
    gays getting married – no fucking way.

  8. TANK says

    Yikes. I don’t take tylenol (not strong enough), but I take a lot of over the counter painkillers for headaches weekly…daily. Oh well, I’d rather be deaf than in pain.

  9. Paul R says

    I’m getting kind of tired of James Franco playing the “Is he gay or just artsy?” card. He seems like a nice enough guy, but it’s getting a bit grating.

    And from what I’ve seen of his movie, it would never have won awards had it not been his. It looks like a film student’s project, which it precisely what it is. But it shows naked men! Goodness gracious!

  10. Brian says

    I have no doubt the Franco story is true, after having seen several clips from his film.

  11. stdslove says

    Gay marriage

    My concern is that more and more gay men get STD. It seems that gay men is easier to get an STD.
    According to the report from the largest STD dating site == ==(if I spell the site correctly), the gay subscribers
    increased continually. Most of them are sexy.

  12. Adam T says

    Marriage should be stated as a relathionship between a man and a woman I peronely dont have nothing against gay couples if they do whathever they do in their own house/room/apartment/etc… But Marriage is a certain cell of sociaiety it has not only certain privliges but also some obligations one of them is that they should be a couple of man and woman. Now i think that more interesting however then this all is my bike i have upgraded it right now at it looks great so isnt this more interesting yes i think it is