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 road The five candidates for governor of Maine are split on their views of marriage equality.

A  road New wheelchair-bound muslim superhero to be introduced: "The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Initiative."

 road Another look at the upcoming creepy sequel to Paranormal Activity.

 road CDC: "The rate of new HIV infection in the U.S. is increasing among only one risk group: gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men." The news comes just in time for tomorrow's National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

 road Paper claims it has photos of Lindsay Lohan injecting heroin into her arms.

Bb  road For the seventh straight year, throngs of people crossed the Brooklyn Brodge today in support of marriage equality.

 road Joe McElderry on his coming out earlier this summer: "I'm glad I did it,. It wasn't necessarily a hard decision, because once I realised who I was as a person and how I wanted to talk about it, I managed to deal with it okay and it was pretty plain sailing."

 road This is the fruit equivalent of bear mace.

 road Brad Pitt and his daughter get mobbed at the Grove in LA.

 road Katy Perry will get Simpson-ized on the show this Christmas.

 road A new biography claims that even though Humphrey Bogart slept with 1,000 women, he still suspected he himself might be gay.

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  1. Attention existence,

    Superheroes with causes never work and never will.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 27, 2010 11:18:52 AM


  2. "A new biography claims that even though Humphrey Bogart slept with 1,000 women, he still suspected he himself might be gay."

    Can we please, please, please stop using the word "suspect" when questioning a person's sexual orientation. The subliminal message it conveys is dangerous. We might question a person's sexual orientation, but we do not "suspect it. I read the linked article and its author carefully worded their article and never used the loaded word, "suspect" so I'm rather disappointed that our gay blog here chose to framed the article with such a word.

    While I'm on my lexicon soapbox, let's also stop using "admit". A person acknowledges their sexual orientation, they never "admit" to it.

    Even when discussing the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell law, let's avoid the usage of these loaded terms. "Suspect" and "admit" are the terms our detractors want to taint us with. Let's not use the terminology of our detractors.

    Okay, stepping down from my soapbox and ducking now.

    Posted by: Brix | Sep 27, 2010 1:13:17 PM


  3. Brix, Your "lexicon soapbox" is very solid footing! On one hand, "acknowledging" is dignified and "questioning" is reasonable, these words are for dignified and reasonable people. On the other hand, "admitting" and "suspecting" are still appropriate in regards to nefarious persons, cowards on attack. If we can just make sure to not blur lines between someone's right to privacy and let them come out and acknowledge on their own terms with those in governing, law making and enforcing, as well as those in positions like Eddie Long.

    I agree with your post entirely and thank you for pointing it out, except for the cases where I can have no respect for a person.

    Posted by: Miaulement | Sep 27, 2010 2:49:19 PM


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