News: Cambodia, Chris Hughes, Immigration, Janet Jackson

 roadDubai hotel frees
whale shark

Buschbaum  roadHis name was Yvonne: German pole vaulter Balian Buschbaum.

Chuck Schumer signals commitment to
inclusion of LGBT provisions in comprehensive immigration reform
: "I
support [UAFA] and I am working on introducing a comprehensive package
that would address this issue along with a host of immigration issues . .
. At this time, I believe that the only way to pass meaningful and
effective immigration reform is through a comprehensive bill, not
through piecemeal legislation."

 roadJanet Jackson announces release date of new single, called "Nothing".

 roadBo Bice (remember him?) becomes 'Bob' Bice

 roadTom Brady grows it out.

knowing you, Bluefin
: "Global talks on the conservation of endangered species have
rejected calls to ban international trade in bluefin tuna, raising new
fears for the future of dwindling stocks.

Countries at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species (Cites) in Qatar voted down a proposal from Monaco to
grant the fish stronger protection. The plan drew little support, with
developing countries joining Japan in opposing a measure they feared
would hit fishing economies."

Mcginley  roadThe NYT 'T' magazine pays a visit to the studio of Ryan McGinley.

 roadChicago Mayor Daley appoints new chair to gay advisory council: "Elizabeth Kelly will serve a three-year term as chairperson of the Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues.
Kelly is a professor of women's and gender studies at DePaul University. She was a founding member of DePaul's interdisciplinary program in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies."

 roadGay Facebook founder Chris Hughes starts, a social platform for global volunteerism: "Think of the site as philanthropy, volunteerism and social networking all rolled into one. It's a platform that will connect people and organizations around the world, and Hughes is arguably the most well-known tech entrepreneur to enter the still evolving global space." Site.

 roadThe SF Chronicle discovers

 roadKiller of gay bar manager up soon for parole.

Vman  roadVman modeling search winners announced (site possibly nsfw).

 roadSiem Reap, Cambodia's gay haven: "Homosexual acts are not outlawed in Cambodia, as they are in a few Southeast Asian countries, but outward displays of affection and untraditional lifestyles are rare. Yet in Siem Reap, a small town that gets about a million tourists a year, gay visitors and locals are carving out a little haven. In the last few years, a small flurry of gay-friendly bars, restaurants and hotels has opened up in the city’s center and beyond, with wink-wink names like the Golden Banana and Cockatoo."

 roadFacebook deletes Seattle gay youth group.

 roadAtlanta Eagle lawsuit grows: "Thirty-one Atlanta police officers have been added to a federal lawsuit that complains patrons of a gay nightclub were ordered to lie on the Atlanta Eagle Bar floor, on spilled beer and broken glass, while enduring insults about their homosexuality. The suit, originally filed in November, was expanded Wednesday to include six more bar employees and contractors, bringing the total to 28 people who say they were victimized during the highly publicized raid on Sept. 10."