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Road  Does the gay media have a sex addiction?

RoadSame-sex couples in California sue over state insurance: "California granted spousal benefits to same-sex domestic partners in 2005 with a law that contained one major exemption - the long-term care coverage authorized by federal law."

Banksy RoadBanksy security guard fails to deter robbers, which steal it.

RoadDesperate Housewives choose paycheck over Nicolette Sheridan.

RoadSix NYC officials ask FCC to look into homophobic remarks directed at Ricky Martin on Puerto Rican television.

RoadSenator John Cornyn (R-TX) says openly gay SCOTUS Justice might be ok: "As long as it doesn't interfere with their job, it's not a particular issue."

RoadWicked Summer: MTV now casting Irish-Massachusetts version of Jersey Shore.

Road100 British MPs sign letter condemning Uganda's "kill the gays" bill.

RoadFlorida equestrian faces HIV charge: "He was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after a former sexual partner accused Mr. Chiacchia of exposing him to H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. Mr. Chiacchia, who pleaded not guilty in February, faces up to 30 years in prison under a Florida law passed in 1997 that makes it a felony for people with H.I.V. to have sexual intercourse without informing their partners of their condition."

RoadDavid Mixner's list of the 20 most powerful lesbians in American politics.

Kemp RoadRihanna's main squeeze.

RoadRestoration of Fassbinder's World on a Wire to screen at NYC MoMA.

RoadBiggest queer climbing convention ever set to take place at West Virginia gorge: "How many people are coming? We don’t know yet, but last year there were more than 30 queer climbers, and we expect many more this year."

RoadSouthern Oregon University hit by anti-gay graffiti. Police chief: "We have no reason to believe there's any greater risk. I understand that whenever we get that sort of thing it makes people nervous — and it should — but for someone who likes to write stupid things on walls to actually go out and physically hurt someone would be very rare, especially in Ashland."

RoadCSU students go dumpster diving, dig up Palin speaking contracts. Discovery Channel insider calls Palin's reality show "a new all-time low for Discovery."

RoadOUT magazine: The 50 Most Powerful Gays in America.

RoadMichelle Bachmann wants America to fail.

RoadArson destroys gay-friendly church near Houston: "Investigators have classified it as 'incendiary,' meaning it was not accidental. The intense blaze was spotted a little after 11 p.m. last night. The church, a small wooden building near Beltway 8 and I-45 South, was immediately engulfed. The remnants have since been torn down. The church's website says 'We welcome people of any nationality, race, sexual orientation, or religious affilitation. As a More Light Church, we see diversity as one of God's many blessings to the community and we choose to further this understanding through our presence and actions in the world.'"

RoadTwitter has 105 million registered users, adding 300,000 a day.

RoadBritney Spears not perfect.

Pregnantman Road"Pregnant Man #2" Scott Moore had his baby, and TMZ has photos.

RoadRoger Waters to perform The Wall in its entirety.

RoadOn coming around.

RoadLaramie Project production to go on in Tyler, Texas despite objections.

RoadGay Huntington Beach ex-cop writes tell-all police chief claims is inaccurate: "Bereki's 160-page paperback released in March details alleged harassment by law enforcement peers from 2006 to 2007. He said the book is factually based except for names he changed because of legal concerns."

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  1. That's horrible news about Southern Oregon University. That's my alma mater. Very surprising for Ashland, which is typically a very progressive theatre community. Probably done by some redneck student from Medford or Klamath Falls. ;)

    Posted by: David Holt | Apr 14, 2010 3:47:15 PM


  2. Andy,

    I have been visiting this site on a regular basis for about 4 years now. I have to admit, after reading about flags and churches being burned, "kill the gays" bills, and violence toward our community, its nice to see a picture or two of a *gasp* shirtless man and take your mind off the bad stuff; if only for a quick second. So thank you for defending the mix of news/sex on the site.

    Posted by: Fat Queer | Apr 14, 2010 7:06:39 PM


  3. Neither Scott Moore or Thomas Beatty are the first or second trans guys to have had babies after transitioning.

    More than one have had kids years before the Tom Beatty suddenly came up with the idea that he was the "first".

    Posted by: Missanthrope | Apr 15, 2010 1:44:49 AM


  4. great roundup! Thnx!

    Posted by: NativeNYker | Apr 15, 2010 9:26:41 AM


  5. Missanthrope - they have not transitioned. They are transitioning. And regressing some.

    "Pregnant man #2" should read "pregnant woman #2" since men can't bear a child.

    Posted by: Shane | Apr 15, 2010 12:15:53 PM


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