News: David Obey, Denmark, Kylie Minogue, DOMA, Chaz Bono

Road GLAD: Federal court hears arguments on DOMA challenge.

Magazine RoadExhibition on French underground gay zine "Magazine" opens at gallery 12mail in Paris.

RoadDangerous pecker on the loose in West Palm Beach.

RoadOpenly gay John Laird announces run for California state senate.

RoadRep. David Obey (D-WI) to retire: "'I’m ready to turn the page,' said Mr. Obey, 71. He told lawmakers and reporters crammed into the committee room where he has held sway for so long that he was “bone tired,' before adding, '“And frankly, I think that my district is ready for somebody new, to make a fresh start.'"

RoadWhy Kylie Minogue is like Joan Crawford.

RoadNJ school bans gay book: "School officials formed a study committee and ultimately decided to keep two of the books.

But they voted to remove 'Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology,' which includes graphic language and an etching of Boy Scouts watching two men have sex.

The school board unanimously approved the action Tuesday.

Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality, says he doesn't have a problem with removing a book over graphic content."

RoadHas the iPad killed the Netbook? Perhaps.

RoadMP3: Kristen Wiig sings "Champion" for the Macgruber soundtrack.

Paquita RoadPaquita La Del Barrio begs media to leave her alone over her remarks on gay adoption.

RoadGays given equal adoption rights in Denmark: "Danish parliament passed a vote giving equal adoption rights to couples in registered partnerships yesterday, but without the support of the government.

The opposition, together with breakaway members of the government’s Liberal Party, voted in favour of the legislation which will allow all same sex couples in registered partnerships the same adoption rights as married couples from 1 July.

Danish homosexuals could previously adopt as individuals or adopt the children of their partner under the step-child adoption laws."

RoadTaylor Lautner action figure comes already dressed down.

RoadMichael Jackson's alleged boyfriend Jason Pfeiffer is reportedly on the run because of so many death threats.

RoadGordon Brown answers questions for Pink News.

RoadDavid Sedaris short story "C.O.G." to be adapted into feature film.

RoadAdam Lambert has a hair-off with Jedward.

RoadJon Hamm is back behind the wheel of Mad Men.

River RoadMajor players.

RoadMichael Musto: Ticked Off Trannies with Knives should get a GLAAD Award. "For one thing, GLAAD found it demeaning that the characters seem more like drag queens who could easily be considered 'ridiculous caricatures' of femininity—I guess to them, the only good transsexuals are the ones trying to blend quietly into society—but I found the women funny, tart-tongued, and caring. (So shoot me if they were also breasty and well-accessorized.) I adored them! And they even use condoms!"

RoadThe Lord is versatile.

RoadChaz Bono secures official name and gender change: “Today the Transgender Law Center represented Chaz Bono in a petition for change of name and gender. The court granted the petition and Chaz now has a court name change and a court order recognizing him as male. Chaz couldn’t be happier. This is an important step in his transition and will allow him to change a variety of his identity documents to show who he truly is.”


  1. BobN says

    “which includes graphic language and an etching of Boy Scouts watching two men have sex.”

    It does not! The illustration is by an artist who juxtaposes images, in this case an iconic boy scout image and an image of two men. The scout leader is not pointing AT the two men — the images are just next to each other.

  2. JLS says

    Michael Musto is right. I’m so sick of GLAAD always picking fights with the people who are actually on our side. And don’t get me started on their silly, pointless “Media Awards” joke they run every year. Something about giving people awards for painting attractive portraits of gay people has always seemed weird to me.

  3. scientitian says

    Regarding netbook vs ipad – the graph linked displays market GROWTH. That is to say, netbook sales are still up, just not as dramatically as they were in previous months. A more accurate graph would display total sales, showing the curve leveling off at the top (suggesting market saturation) instead of being shown as is, seemingly shrinking exponentially. Maybe someone at Fortune with a few shares in Apple got to plot the data?

    So the right conclusion to draw from this graph is that the market has actually reached saturation and is not actually nosebombing, like the author is trying to say?

  4. Steve says

    Chaz Bono – why do we care? As a gay man, I have no interest in individuals who have a desire to change their gender identify.

    I mean, yeah, we can include every Tom, Dick and Shari on the Gay Bus – but what does Chaz bring to the party, really?

  5. says

    What a clown Michael Musto is. Take him to a three ring circus and mount his ass on an elephant! He’ll adore the attention. Whoring for attention is what this uncalled-for endorsement of the Ticked-Off Trannies film was all about.

  6. Paul R says

    @Scientitian: To say nothing of the fact that netbook sales (like sales of most electronics) peaked during the holiday season, then naturally fell.

    @BobN: Are you really trying to defend this, or are you being sarcastic? I’m all for graphic representations of sex, but I’d agree that public school libraries aren’t the best destination for them.

  7. TANK says

    Michael Musto’s the personification of VD. Each time I walk into a public restroom (rare, because they’re fuckin’ filthy), I keep on expecting to see him there, toe tapping for trade.

  8. Derek says

    TANK’s the personification of a douce bag fucktard and why birth control is so very, very important.