News: Sylvester, Tax Cuts, Marc Jacobs, AmFAR, Ricky Martin

Road "Emergency summit" on LGBT rights next week.

RoadJudge Vaughn Walker sets today as final deadline for final appeals on discovery motions in Prop 8 challenge.

Noahmills RoadVman looks at Hollywood's new hunks.

RoadRebirth? Ricky Martin tweets nude video.

Right-wingers try to argue that by granting hospital visitation rights Obama has destroyed the fundamental argument for legalizing same-sex marriage.

RoadMighty Real: SF AIDS groups split $140K check from the estate of Sylvester.

RoadKiefer Sutherland ejected shirtless from London club.

RoadDraft congressional ethics rules would recognize same-sex marriages: "The ethics committee’s draft instruction manual offended both gay rights activists and their opponents.

For gay rights activists, the disclosure requirement is an attempt to saddle gay couples with some of the obligations of marriage without providing the full benefits of marriage, such as the right to file joint federal tax returns…On the other side, Tom McClusky, vice president of Family Research Council Action, the legislative arm of the FRC, said the Defense of Marriage Act is explicit in prohibiting federal entities from equating gay partners with opposite-sex married couples."

Batwoman  RoadBatwoman lesbian superhero comic set to make debut?

RoadDaniel Radcliffe heads back to Broadway: "[Radcliffe] will play the ambitious window washer J. Pierrepont Finch in a revival of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' that is planned for Broadway in the spring of 2011, its producers announced on Thursday."

RoadMan used homophobic slurs in Seattle hospital attack.

RoadUgly Betty headed to the big screen? Ana Ortiz: “There may be a movie. It’s something that we’ve been talking about and it’s something that [Ugly Betty star] America Ferrera would really love to do. That woman has so much determination that I can’t imagine anything she puts her mind to not getting done.”

RoadCheck out Kellan Lutz's Interview shower video.

RoadWATCH: New footage of Madonna during shooting of "Vogue" video.

Bookmarc RoadMarc Jacobs to open bookstore in New York's West Village.

Should gay book editors have the right to edit books for anti-gay authors?

RoadThe other 95% say "thanks for the tax cuts".

RoadClaim: Drunk police officer ran over woman in parking lot of gay bar, then was allowed to supervise the investigation.

RoadAmFAR: Homophobia threatening HIV/AIDS work in Africa. "Providing HIV services has become nearly impossible. 'We were referring our clients to doctors who had agreed to help us, but they’re finding it difficult to continue because they are afraid something will happen to their jobs. One doctor still manages to get us condoms, which we are able to distribute to MSM through our men’s organization. But we are limited in the number of people we are able to reach.'"


  1. Luminum says

    Contrary to what the NYC article about Batwoman claims, she is NOT the first openly lesbian superhero.

    She’s preceded by DC/Vertigo’s Silhouette (Ursula Zandt) from The Watchmen, The Question (Renee Montoya), Catwoman (Holly Robinson), Marvel’s X-Women Karma (Xi’an Coy Manh), Bling! (Roxanne Washington), Captain Marvel (Phyla-Vell), Runaway’s Karolina Dean, and Squadron Supreme’s Inertia (Edith Frieberg). And that just names the lesbians who appeared before her. There are other bisexual superheroines that have existed in comics long before Kate Kane.

  2. Daniel says

    @ lumium: i think the Batwoman story is that she’s the 1st lesbian superhero to have her own title. A lot of your examples were part of a group, not carrying their own book.

  3. Steve says

    To Ricky Martin: with or without all your bad ink, I’d still bang you in a minute, bud.

  4. Henry E Scott says

    Re: Should gay book editors have the right to edit books for anti-gay authors? Of course they should! And black editors should have the right to edit books for racist authors. And Jewish editors should have the right to edit books for Nazi authors. That’s really not the question. The question is why would a gay book editor work to promote an author (such as Jason Mattera, Glenn Beck, et al) whose career is built on inflaming and encouraging those on the far right who want to deny gay people their rights. Only Mitchell Ivers and Tom Spain can answer that question. And they aren’t talking!

  5. Gary JOhnson says

    It is so nice to read the post about Sylvester. What an incredibly talented performer he was and a true gay icon. It is so great to see that after all these years, his royalties are doing great work in the Bay Area.