News: Barbary Lions, Mel Gibson, Kids Are Alright, Landon Donovan

Road I am going to be interviewed on Austin, TX radio show OUTCAST tonight sometime between 7 pm and 8pm EDT for those of you interested in listening. I believe it also streams live here.

Trevor RoadTrevor Donovan cleans up for Cosmo.

RoadBrad Pitt shaves his Billy Goat beard

RoadNYC City Council declares July 13 'Day Against Homophobia'.

RoadMargaret Cho: "I very consciously dated many, many gay men."

RoadObama outlines HIV/AIDS strategy: "While acknowledging that 'increased investments in certain key areas are warranted,' the report does not propose a major increase in federal spending. It says the administration will redirect money to areas with the greatest need and population groups at greatest risk, including gay and bisexual men and African-Americans. The federal government now spends more than $19 billion a year on domestic AIDS programs." Strategy, Plan.

RoadThe Kids Are All Right blows up limited box office: "According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon, the critically acclaimed “Kids” grossed a massive $504,888 from just 7 theaters in 5 markets (New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and San Francisco), averaging a quite staggering $72,127."

RoadAnderson Cooper awarded medal by Haitian government.

Road"Whore, wetback": Yet another Mel Gibson tape released.

RoadWhoopi Goldberg: Mel Gibson is not racist.

CubsRoadRare Barbary lion cubs born at Pennsylvania animal park: "The reason these cubs are so special, is Barbary Lions actually are extinct in the wild since 1921. They were basically hunted to extinction. They were sought after because they had a big thick mane that was impressive to the hunters and that's just what did them in."

RoadThe NOM hate bus got vandalized. Joe thinks they did it. Wouldn't be surprised.

RoadDrunk man survives ride on back of 5-meter long Saltwater Crocodile.

RoadNYC pays out $300K to officers in sexual harassment suit: "The city has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim against Lt. Kieran Crowe, who blamed his behavior on jock itch, the Daily News has learned.

Sgt. Dominic Coppola will receive $175,000 and Sgt. Sean Gallagher $125,000 in the agreement hammered out Monday in Manhattan Federal Court, according to their lawyer, Eric Sanders.
Crowe retired from the NYPD in 2008 after he was found guilty in a department trial of rubbing his crotch, simulating masturbation and wiggling his tongue at the sergeants."

RoadLandon Donovan hits the pool in Vegas.

Bradbury RoadLesbian couple jailed in UK, charged with attacking a straight man who made a sexual advance.

RoadThe gay porn clips used in The Kids Are All Right were from COLT, the company confirms (site nsfw).

RoadMIXNER: Obama's Justice Department is not required to appeal the DOMA ruling. "The administration can just get rid of DOMA in one single decision by not appealing. No act of legislation is needed, the President can blame the courts if he wants to and we are one step closer to freedom. This is a brilliant no-brainer! Yet, so far, we haven't even received from the White House an acknowledgement that it was an important victory for LGBT freedom and the President hopes that the courts will continue to uphold our struggle. Nothing but silence from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."

RoadSmall Nebraska town in uproar over half-naked mannequin in store window.

RoadBritain's tabloids warn Lindsay Lohan of lesbian gang attacks in jail: "Everyone will want a piece of her. It will make them famous if they hurt Lindsay Lohan…Or if you get her to cry, the whole ward will laugh and people will love it – even the guards."