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Ale  road Check out a new promo of True Blood (as well as a shirtless Alexander Skarsgard) during the Lost finale on ABC this weekend. 

 road Madonna is encouraging everyone to add their names to her new statement about the sentencing of two men in Malawi for homosexuality.  

 road David Beckham entertains the troops.

 road 158 dead in Indian plane crash in which the jet overshot the runway.

 road Howard Bragman on the motivation of some celebrities to come out of the closet for profit: “That doesn’t make someone’s coming out less sincere. Celebrities profit all the time from getting married and selling their pictures to magazines and telling their love stories in song and in book. Yeah, we’d like a little piece of the pie, too.”

 road Potato, potahto: Kelly Bensimon of the Real Housewives of New York didn't have a breakdown, she had a breakthrough.

 road Transgender Republican candidate Donna E. Milo, who Andy wrote about earlier this week, believes that marriage should only be between "a man and a woman."

 road Rand Paul doesn't need Rachel Maddow to vilify him. He's doing a good enough job of it himself.

 road Ricky Martin hits the streets of the Big Apple. YSOFTBALL2-popup

 road NY Times profiles openly gay Oregon State softball coach Kirk Walker: “It’s probably not as sexy as if he were coaching a men’s team — that’s a different dynamic because people always freak out about the locker room,” Buzinski said. “But Kirk’s value is in putting a name to the concept that ‘Oh, we know there’s gay coaches and gay players.’ Here’s one you can identify with. By being himself, he is trail-blazing.”

 road 350 participate in Romania's gay pride parade under very tight security.

 road I guess this means that Michael Barrymore is an "ex-gay?"

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  1. I didn't listen to the show. But I wonder did Donna E. Milo get asked who she should be allowed to marry? Apparently it would not be "anyone I want because marriage is about creating a stable family unit". Since as a transexual she cannot bear children I wonder if she agrees that she should be prevented from marrying anyone? After all, that is one of the main criteria that bigots use to oppose marriage equality. Despite the fact that studies show that 25% of lesbian couples are raising children under 18 and need family stability.

    Posted by: Charlie | May 22, 2010 7:05:22 PM


  2. The Advocate is reporting that the "two men in Malawi" are actually a man and a self-identified transgender woman. Just thought I would clarify.

    Posted by: RoRo | May 22, 2010 7:42:17 PM


  3. There was another parade this saturday -

    http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4105374

    Posted by: Matty | May 22, 2010 7:58:20 PM


  4. Matty: Yes, the press makes it look like the Romanians did better than the Slovaks, but I'm not so sure.
    http://tinyurl.com/39qwdlx

    A friend of mine took lots of pictures at the rally before the march, and she says it was peaceful and fun and the police mostly kept the thugs away. I guess parties went on as planned, even if the march through the center was canceled. She'll send photos to the Queer Leaders forum -- I hope they get up and covered!

    500 participants vs 80 or so neonazis is not so bad! But the police should have been able to protect people along the route.

    Posted by: KevinVT | May 22, 2010 8:33:32 PM


  5. I'd never heard of michael barrymore aside from the punchline of one of ricky gervais's jokes. He's the kind of gay that gives us all a bad. Comes out of the closet late in life while drunk, full of self loathing that he never quite gets a handle on, parties to excess while taking as many drugs and drinking as much as he can without a care in the world for anyone but himself...and then, when he sobers up and realizes he doesn't have a career anymore, finds another woman to settle down with. We don't need people like that, and I hope he goes back in the closet forever and ever.

    Posted by: TANK | May 22, 2010 9:16:00 PM


  6. Alexander Skarsgard: so nice you can tell us twice?

    Posted by: kybarsfang | May 22, 2010 11:24:24 PM


  7. WHAT..???? Are you serious. Those are actually Donna E. Milo's views?
    I'm really curious if she feels she is a woman now, and so it's legit for her to get married, but not us Gays, and her household would hold top rank over a Gay household for adoption, but the kids can go to the Gays only if there isn't a suitable Het-household...?

    But dammit, she's happy for ENDA. Only because it just might include her..?
    Newsflash Honey: I doubt it's going to include you! You're a political negotiation tool, and it took this long just to add the Gays!

    I have no issues with our T friends. We're all in the same boat, and want the same things. I love all of our community, it's the same struggle.
    But I do have an issue with this particular T. She's as dangerous to the LGBT community as any other Religious Conservative. She may not be as vile, but her views are still just as parrallel. I hope this womans "political career" is a total FAIL! She's not the representation any LGBT person needs in any capacity.

    Posted by: Joey | May 23, 2010 10:18:20 AM


  8. Whoever Michael Barrymore is, from the sound of the comments from people familiar with his fame over there, it sounds like he's just grabbing at straws for a little more publicity. He doesn't sound like he amounts to much anyway.

    Posted by: romeo | May 23, 2010 12:24:09 PM


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