News: Joaquin Phoenix, Utah, Rachel Maddow, True Blood, LCR

 road George W. Bush won't comment on the "Ground Zero mosque".

Phoenix  roadJoaquin Phoenix's cryptic documentary gets a trailer.

 roadTrue Blood fans, here's the magazine cover you don't want to miss (possibly nsfw).

 roadSafe schools chief and GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings on last year's right-wing attacks against him: "As the leading proponent of stopping bullying in America, I was not allowed to be bullied out of my job. I've been preaching for 25 years that bullying is not OK. There was no way I could then say, 'OK, you can bully me.' "

 roadMore reactions on the Ninth Circuit Court's stay of the Prop 8 ruling: Jerry Brown, California Assembly Speaker John Perez, NOM, Courage Campaign's Rick Jacobs, Maggie Gallagher.

 roadLog Cabin Republicans rarely delve into gay rights issues at chapter meetings.

Road MoveOn steps up boycott of Target.

 roadFacebook location set to face off with Foursquare: "As we’ve been saying for months, it seems highly likely the Facebook is going to take a platform approach to location. That is, they’re more likely to federate other location streams (such as Foursquare’s) while they themselves remain fairly cautious with their own location services."

 roadJoe Manganiello promises more nudity on True Blood.

Slater_bragman  roadSteven Slater hires gay PR honcho Howard Bragman.

 roadJonbenet Ramsey at 20?

 roadHere's a spreadsheet of every member of the House of Representatives and their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, addresses and RSS feeds.

 roadRachel Maddow and the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell to receive Walter Cronkite award from Interfaith Alliance: "The Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, established by Interfaith Alliance in 1998, recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation. The award recognizes individuals whose actions have embodied the values of civility, tolerance, diversity and cooperation in the advancement of public dialogue and public policy on traditionally controversial and divisive issues. Mr. Cronkite served as Honorary Chairman of Interfaith Alliance until his death in 2009."

Lebron  roadLeBron James flexes for GQ.

 roadSuspect in murder of D.C. gay man claims self defense. "'Defendant McLean alleged that the decedent was forcing him to be a male prostitute,' says the affidavit. 'According to defendant McLean, the decedent held a knife to the throat of defendant McLean in the early morning hours of August 8, 2010 and threatened to kill him. Defendant McLean claimed that he began to stab the decedent in the chest and then he (defendant McLean) blacked out and does not remember the remainder of the stabbing."

 roadGay activist launches campaign to oust gay executive director of the Utah AIDS Foundation Stan Penfold, who is also Salt Lake City's first openly gay city councilmember. "Matthews, a former UAF volunteer, complains that Penfold has eliminated HIV/ AIDS prevention and support programs even as Utah’s infection rates continue to climb — tripling from 2000 to 2009. Matthews also charges that Penfold’s role as a part-time City Council member has short-changed his full-time job.

'It has been detrimental, during skyrocketing HIV infections, to have the executive director of the Utah AIDS Foundation now have his attention split with the also very pressing business of the City Council,' Matthews said."


  1. says

    Here’s the page with Facebook links, etc., for Senators, too:

    They seem to be all easy to join “Like” pages rather than those requiring “Friend” confirmation.

    Why not go to, e.g., Repug John McShame’s and Dim Dems Sen. Jim Webb’s and Cong. Ike Skeletor’s Facebook pages and tell them what bigot dinosaurs they are for fighting an end to the ban on gays in the military. Or Repug Cong. John Boehner’s and Sen. Mitch McConnell’s just to tell them what All Purpose Religo Fascist Asshats they are. Of course, you’ll quickly get blocked, but why not have some fun….and Speak some Truth to Power….until then?

  2. Mr. E says

    Andy, please stop calling it the Ground Zero Mosque. It’s neither at ‘Ground Zero” nor a Mosque. It’s simply an Islamic community center with a prayer room on the top floors, BLOCKS from GZ. Did you not listen to the your own post of Keith Olbermann?

  3. Bill says

    Haterosexuals always use implied sex as an excuse to kill a gay person because no matter the evidence or lack there of haterosexual juries and judges will believe the haterosexual killer. Delado King was killed because he was gay and the haterosexual killer HATED gay people. Haterosexual juries and judges have the exact prejudices as the haterosexual killers in that they believe gay people’s lives are worth less than haterosexuals and therefore haterosexual killers should not be punished to the full extent of the law.

  4. Zinc Alloy says

    OK, the whole Steven Slater/JetBlue incident was fun for a day, and he got his 15 minutes, but it’s time to let it go. Do not make a movie about him, do not give him a reality show, do not write the book.

    Mr. Slater needs to go back into the wallpaper, now.

  5. Cory says

    re: Joaquin Phoenix:

    Guys c’mon, it’s a MOCK-umentary. He’s poking fun at Hollywood, the recent trends in celebrity meltdowns and self indulgence. The beard and over the top appearances such as the one on David Letterman are dead give aways, even Letterman admitted the appearance was a staged farce :).