News: Dinosaur, Ted Koppel, Atlantis, Marina Abramovic, Sweden


The Rise of GetEQUAL.

 roadPolitico's Ben Smith profiles SLDN executive director Aubrey Sarvis, 'Don't Ask Deal's Unlikely Activist'

Horns  roadRecently-discovered dinosaur was extremely horny

 roadJeremy Piven is a waxing fanatic.

 roadTexans hold "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" protest outside Fort Hood: "More than two dozen people from all over Central Texas held up signs that read 'Gay or straight, all are heroes' and 'Stop unjust discharge of gays and lesbians.'

Organizers say they gathered there not only to honor gay and lesbian soldiers who have served and died, but to show their support for gay and lesbian soldiers who are currently serving as well.

'They can't reach out to us. They can't be out to tell us. We have to reach out to them,' organizer Irene Andrews said."

 roadTed Koppel's son found dead after daylong drinking binge.

 roadSenate confirms Laura Duffy as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California in San Diego: "Duffy, an out lesbian, is known for her successful efforts fighting drug cartels that operate on the U.S.-Mexican border. Her prosecution of Tijuana’s Arellano Felix cartel resulted in a life sentence for its leader, a notorious drug kingpin."

 roadPuerto Rican activist Pedro Julio Serrano has cancer biopsy.

Burtka  roadNeil Patrick Harris threw a surprise party for David Burtka in NYC.

 roadThe artist is no longer present: Performance Marina Abramovic finishes sitting at the MOMA.

 roadIs the real Atlantis beneath the isle of Santorini in Greece?

 roadNew Hampshire to celebrate first anniversary of marriage equality: "New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Gov. John Lynch signing gay marriage into law.

The group and other supporters will celebrate Tuesday in Concord. Lynch signed the law a year ago this coming Thursday… Senate President Sylvia Larsen, House Speaker Terie Norelli and other legislative leaders are expected to attend as is Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes.

The celebration will be a 105 N. State St. at 6 p.m."

 roadBackpacker shoots Grizzly with handgun in Denali National Park.

 roadEllen and Portia spend Memorial Day in Mexico.

Cooper   roadBradley Cooper does Details.

 roadThe NYT looks at the vetting of priests by the Catholic Church: "Beyond his assertion that 'I know it when I see it,' no one interviewed for this article was able to describe exactly how screeners or seminary directors determine whether someone’s sexual orientation defines him. Some Catholics have expressed fear that such vagueness leads to bias and arbitrariness. .. 'And not the least irony here,” he added, 'is that these new regulations are being enforced in many cases by seminary directors who are themselves gay.'"

 roadA League of Their Own inspiration dies.

 roadMale model fix: Bruno Rosendo.

 roadDavid Silver is looking good.

 roadSweden named Europe's most pro-gay country.

 roadBritain's youngest mayor is a gay man: "Apart from their red robes and gold bling, mayors are known primarily for their venerable age. But Retford, in Nottinghamshire, has taken the radical step of appointing the youngest mayor in the country, 23-year-old Ian Campbell.

Campbell was this month elected as a Labour district councillor for Bassetlaw, beating his Conservative rival by just 15 votes. Surprisingly, the Conservative-controlled council then nominated and voted Campbell to be mayor for the year…Campbell rose to prominence as a gay rights activist after being thrown out of his family home for coming out. In 2009, he was named Nottinghamshire's young person of the year for his work visiting schools and colleges nationwide, and running workshops to counter homophobic bullying. His sexuality was not an issue during his campaign to be elected a councillor, which pleased him.