News: Bingham Cup, Constance McMillen, Asteroids, Tel Aviv

 roadStrip-o-Poly: Dancers bare all on Broadway.

Bingham roadNYC's Gotham Knights win Bingham Cup rugby tournament: "The New York City squad beat two-time defending champion Sydney Convicts, 18-15, to win the fifth Bingham Cup, held in Minneapolis."

 roadLady Gaga, nearly naked with automatic weapon, for cover of Rolling Stone.

 roadConstance McMillen to attend White House LGBT reception.

 roadWatch: Jonathan Groff's first headlining concert ever, at Joe's Pub.

 roadAsteroid-hunting telescope facility put into service in Hawaii: "The Pan-STARRS 1 telescope will map large portions of the sky each night to track not only close space objects, but also exploding stars (supernovae). The telescope has been taking science data for six months but is now operating from dusk-dawn each night. Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) is expected to map one-sixth of the sky every month. The facility boasts a huge digital camera: a 1,400 megapixel (1.4 gigapixel) device that can photograph an area of the sky as large as 36 full Moons in a single exposure."

Hercules  roadHercules and Love Affair announce summer tour dates.

 roadHundreds come out for second Gay Pride in Beijing.

 roadPolice in Tel Aviv to summon 1,000 people for questioning following discovery of clue in 2009 Gay Center shooting: "The investigation of the attack, in which a gunman killed two people, was placed under a gag order since its occurrence almost a year ago. But it appears that new evidence has emerged from laboratory tests, which uncovered an element shared by thousands of Israelis. Police mapped out the population, and filtered out a thousand people with whom they intend to speak personally and test."

 roadOusted Boy Scout testifies in Philadelphia trial.

 roadJustin Timberlake goes white for Givenchy.

 roadFlorida sees growing number of openly gay elected officials, candidates: "Gay activists and political analysts think their ranks could swell with this year's elections. By the time candidates finished qualifying for office Friday, there were openly gay candidates in South Florida running for the state House, state Senate and Congress. There's also a transgender congressional candidate."

 roadIs this a proper use of Twitter? Utah's Attorney General Mark Shurtleff tweeted that he gave the go-ahead for firing squad execution of death row inmate.

Ian  roadGay rugby icon Ian Roberts begins shooting outlaw adventure film.

 roadRuPaul's Drag U to premiere on July 19.

 roadSavannah gay beating victim denies he used racial slur in previous incident: "Kieran Daly, 26, said in a prepared statement Saturday night the allegations 'are entirely false.' A Port Wentworth police report released Saturday stated Daly was charged in the January incident with aggressive driving, battery and affray. He uttered the slurs toward another driver, which led to an exchange of punches, the report stated."

 roadMale model fix: David Jensen.

 road Beenie Man replaces Snoop Dogg at Dutch festival...

 roadGay former Polish Prime Minister and twin of the late President, Jaroslaw Kaczynski in presidential run-off with opponent: "Results show the interim president and parliament speaker, Bronislaw Komorowski, is leading Kaczynski's identical twin, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. But Komorowski appeared to fall short of the 50 percent needed for outright victory. The two leaders must now go head-to-head in a runoff vote on July 4, without eight other candidates who ran Sunday."

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  1. Polish acting president & former Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski is nowhere CLOSE to gay. In fact, he's on record as a notorious homophobe. The two brothers shaped their party's moralistic platform as something to reinforce Catholic morals--what we'd call Family Values this side of the pond. Ref, The Guardian:

    Posted by: Jason | Jun 21, 2010 4:38:16 PM

  2. Uh-oh, Andy. You said "Israel." That's going to induce some rabid, obsessive-compulsive, frothing at the mouth hysteria from leftists. Count on it.

    Posted by: Max | Jun 21, 2010 4:48:40 PM

  3. In the news today, Israel has revived plans to raze 22 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem to build an Israeli tourist center.

    Posted by: Fahd | Jun 21, 2010 5:02:34 PM

  4. I think we only keep track of about 4,000 dangerous asteroids that have a high probability of hitting earth, when there are about 100,000 of them (and more)... The last impact of significance occurred in the early twentieth century in had the impact of a 14 megaton blast (it was the size of a football field), and cleared thousands of acres of land in an instant. For perspective, I think the atomic bomb that leveled nagasaki was only 15 kilotons. Hopefully this will increase the number of asteroids that are being monitored. I think in 2026, or 7...we'll be able to see the naked eye an asteroid narrowly miss us the size of two football fields. Then in 2036 it's expected to get a lot closer, and we don't know if it will hit (it could destroy NYC completely in a insant).

    It's a matter of when. Unless we start taking it seriously, and investing in gravity tractors and other ideas to deflect astroid impact, it will happen again...and we're due.

    Posted by: TANK | Jun 21, 2010 5:10:11 PM

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