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 road Great Global Kiss-in takes place on May 14-17.

 roadLambda Literary Award finalists gather in NYC, read.

Phillippe  roadRyan Phillippe does not want to hear any jokes about bodily functions.

 roadJohnny Weir responds to Evan Lysacek attack by calling Evan a "slore".

 roadRumors of Portuguese gay marriage bill veto as Pope visit approaches: "Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva will veto a gay marriage bill approved by lawmakers in February, Radio Renascenca reported. Cavaco Silva will veto the bill soon after Pope Benedict’s arrival on May 11." Let's hope they're just rumors.

 roadHearing today in federal Prop 8 case. "The hearing is now expected to clear up unfinished case management business. Since Walker has pushed for a speedy trial, it is very possible that he could set a date for closing arguments that could bring the historic federal challenge to Prop 8 to a conclusion."

 roadGrindr iPhone app tied to sexual assault of minor.

 roadJeb Bush speaks out against Arizona immigration law: "I think it creates unintended consequences. It's difficult for me to imagine how you're going to enforce this law. It places a significant burden on local law enforcement and you have civil liberties issues that are significant as well."

 roadPlease do not feed the shapeshifters!

Kurt_finn   roadKurt's crush on Finn: Creepy, or sad?

 roadControversial M.I.A. video banned from YouTube.

 roadJamaica Observer reports on life on the DL. "He said he wished he could tell his wife about the other side of his life but is fearful that she will be devastated. He loves her. He does not want others to know. He loves his children and does not want to lose them. All his male partners know about his wife and have had to respect that. He would also like to live with a man but cannot decide how he could live with both a man and woman."

 roadColombia touted as new South American gay hotspot.

 roadLance Bass and Kyan Douglas?

 roadTufts University students join National Marriage Boycott.

 roadFour schools in St. George, Utah approve Gay-Straight Alliances.

Mustache  roadMustache tattoo fail.

 roadShould baby boys be singing Beyonce? "...it's also attracted the internet's unique brand of drive-by bigotry, with anonymous commenters hurling slurs about the kids' perceived sexuality, raising difficult questions for socially progressive parents who would ordinarily encourage the idea of a child playing around with unconventional gender roles."

 roadGavin Rossdale engages in a round of shirtless tennis.

 roadEver thought about renouncing your U.S. citizenship? "Many same-sex couples who decide to leave the United States head for countries that recognize their unions. In fact, when we wrote a story about the extra costs same-sex couples face here in America, we learned that many leave because of immigration obstacles. Several readers left comments stating that they could not sponsor their same-sex partners for American citizenship — so they decided to migrate to places like Canada, where it’s easier to gain permanent resident status for couples since only one partner has to qualify. Besides, gay marriage is recognized there."

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  1. Evan is such a wet blanket.

    Posted by: BD | Apr 28, 2010 3:55:04 PM


  2. Kyan = Reichen Part II

    Posted by: Bryan | Apr 28, 2010 3:57:16 PM


  3. Lance Bass and Kyan Douglas?

    Lame and lamer.
    So sad blogs continue to care about Lance.
    A very worthless celebrity.

    Posted by: Toni | Apr 28, 2010 4:19:38 PM


  4. Uhm, that Lance Bass-Kyan Douglas picture looks (badly) photoshopped. Look at the size of Kyan's head (no joke) in related to the body, the way it is angled, and the color difference between the face and body. I took once glance and this rather untrained eye saw it right away. Lame!

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 28, 2010 4:42:36 PM


  5. I'm just waiting for Evan's first ex lover to leak photos or dirt on him. He is such a queen.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Apr 28, 2010 4:44:15 PM


  6. Sorry, but I had a crush on the hot, high school football player. I even took his notes in our American Gov't. class. Nothing wrong with portraying this on Glee. Besides this story crosses all gender and racial lines.

    Posted by: Piper | Apr 28, 2010 7:56:54 PM


  7. The Kurt-Finn storyline from "Glee" is actually inspired (at least partly, one would assume) by Ryan Murphy's life--he had sex with a high school football player at a very, very young age. He talked about it in the Glee Rolling Stone cover story.

    Posted by: Feral | Apr 28, 2010 8:25:50 PM


  8. As someone who was once desperately in love with a str8 man, I completely understand and sympathize with Kurt's dilemma. If the storyline is handled properly, it could turn out to be a good life-lesson for Kurt (as it was for me). I may lust after the occasional str8 man now, but I know better than to pursue one.

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 28, 2010 9:58:43 PM


  9. Kurt's storyline deserves kudos for realness. I thought it was a given that the majority (even vast majority) of gay guys go through some unrequited bigtime crushing on straight guys in high school, or even uni.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Apr 29, 2010 1:18:10 AM


  10. There's a much better pic of Ryan in Men's Health:

    http://www.menshealth.com/men/best-life/life-lessons/ryan-phillippe-life-lessons/article/1fa5d519584e7210vgnvcm10000030281eac

    Posted by: P | Apr 29, 2010 7:42:57 AM


  11. Emigrating to Canada is not that easy. You can't just show up and get the party started. You need to have a job in certain sectors and an education and be self sufficient. Of course, after the 3 years of temporary status there's the pesky Canadian history test and a knowledge of French if you plan to live in Quebec. Also, don't forgot that oath to the Queen to be one of her loyal subjects....totally optional of course.

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Apr 29, 2010 8:48:53 AM


  12. Portuguese gay marriage bill veto ..... hahaha... reported by Radio Renascenca, there's a good one!
    Radio Renascenca is wholly owned by the Catholic Church in Portugal .. what else would they come up with...

    Posted by: John Scrimgeour | Apr 29, 2010 11:00:40 AM


  13. Kurt's crush is both creepy and sad, but perhaps all too common. I totally sympathize with him and know where he's coming, from having been there myself when I was younger. I managed to creep myself out, which wasn't very helpful to my coming out. I hope Glee introduces an attractive (in all ways, not just physical)student who falls for Kurt, who really needs an ego boost.

    Posted by: Michaelj | Apr 29, 2010 2:27:53 PM


  14. Kurt's crush is pretty universal, especially for a gay kid who is sort-of friends with a masculine but sensitive guy. It's sad only in that the emotions only run one way, but it's realistic.

    Wow, really surprising that Grindr led to the assault of a minor. Oh wait, that's exactly what I predicted when they changed their rules a couple weeks ago and everyone bitched about how unfair it was.

    Posted by: Paul R | Apr 29, 2010 5:56:45 PM


  15. In my experience, most of those unattainable straight guys are gay themselves, they just hide it well. The few who are not are the ones that are too uptight, dull, or both/

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Apr 30, 2010 10:19:07 AM


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