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News: Mellencamp Takes On NOM, Stonewall Attack And Larry Flynt

Stonewall_Inn_yosoynuts_v2_460x285-1 Towlesmall Two men have been arrested Sunday for attacking a man in the bathroom of the Stonewall Inn, the site of the legendary rebellion that helped spark the gay rights movement. The suspects reportedly told the man, "We don't like gay bars, and we don't piss next to faggots" before the assault began; they clearly don't know their New York geography.

Towlesmall A new survey out of Indiana University suggests that 8% of the male population and 7% of the ladies are gay or bisexual.

Towlesmall A not-so-love letter to Bill Donohue.

Towlesmall Singer John Mellencamp blasted the National Organization for Marriage for using his song "Pink Houses" as part of their anti-equality campaign: "Please be aware that Mr. Mellencamp’s views on same sex marriage and equal rights for people of all sexual orientations are at odds with NOM’s stated agenda," wrote his publicist. "We would encourage you to find music from a source more in harmony with your views than Mr. Mellencamp in the future." 

Gillibrand-1 Towlesmall Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mark Udall, of New York and Colorado, respectively, are currently circulating a petition urging the Justice Department not to appeal Judge Virginia Phillips' forthcoming, and second, Don't Ask, Don't Tell decision: "Too many brave men and women have been hurt by ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’” they write. ”We must not lose one more service member because of this nonsensical law. As the judge ruled, ['Don't Ask, Don't Tell'] actually hurts our national security — and that is unacceptable at a time of two wars.

Towlesmall The world premiere of singer Brittani Senser's new music video starring Levi Johnston. Global press wonders whether to stop presses.

Towlesmall Hustler publisher and free speech hero Larry Flynt claims to have proof that a high-profile Senator has been hiding in the closet: "We just like to see him come out of the closet. And I think we'll be exposing that in the next few months if he doesn't." He also wants any dirt you have on conservative politicians.

Towlesmall Twitter co-founder Ev Williams stepped down as the company's CEO today to focus on "product strategy." COO Dick Costolo will take his place.

Reichen Towlesmall Reichen Lehmkuhl discusses his work on Bravo's Logo's new gay 'Housewives' show, The A-List, which is Lehmkuhl's fourth reality show.

Towlesmall A gay skydiving instructor named Donald Zarda has been fired after allegedly groping a female jumper. "I'm 100 percent gay," remarked Zarda, who's suing for wrongful discrimination. "So, you're accusing me -- the gay guy -- of touching the girl inappropriately? The situation is so bizarre."

Towlesmall Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono joined forces to celebrate the late John Lennon's birthday.

Towlesmall An estimated 18,000 marched in Johannesburg's gay pride over the weekend.

Towlesmall A pair of Canadian brothers pleaded "not guilty" to an anti-gay assault.

Towlesmall Most Iowan voters would like to see at least one of the state's Supreme Court Justices who legalized gay marriage out of work.

Towlesmall The Minnesota Family Council claims that efforts to subdue anti-gay bullying amount to nothing more than "homosexual indoctrination." And these are the people who claim to care about children...

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  1. John Mellencamp seems like an all around good person - nice that he's taking a stand on equality


    that Gay Housewives bullshit is offensive on so many levels... really not watching that

    Posted by: neverstops | Oct 4, 2010 4:29:09 PM


  2. I applaud Mellencamp! He's from the heartland (Indiana) and I'm happy to see that he supports same-sex marriage and equal rights for GLBT people. I'll be he's in fact in the majority in Indiana, but people there tend to be reticent to speak up. I'm glad he did!

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 4, 2010 4:29:09 PM


  3. You can still be inappropriately groped by a person who is not sexually attracted to you. But I would give my skydiving instructor a lot more leeway in that department. If he needed to latch onto my taint for 20 minutes in an effort to save my life, I'd say, go ahead.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Oct 4, 2010 5:28:31 PM


  4. Levi might still have a career - he was the most effective performer in that video.

    Posted by: jaragon | Oct 4, 2010 5:57:39 PM


  5. wasn't gold digger living in LA ca like a month ago? How did he become NY A-list? Logo said hey we have this fake reality TOTALLY SCRIPTED and contrived thingy so fly to NY


    The thing about those on an A-list and or have power, they dont have to nor try to advertise the fact. They just r and and never would be on such a show

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Oct 4, 2010 6:23:14 PM


  6. ...proof that a high-profile Senator has been hiding in the closet: "We just like to see him come out of the closet...."

    Lindsey, Linsey, come out, come out wherever you are!

    Posted by: david026257 | Oct 4, 2010 6:28:53 PM


  7. I can personally verify that over 10% of the males in my ivy league college class are gay.

    Posted by: 11 | Oct 4, 2010 7:08:01 PM


  8. Weren't the "A-Gays" already skewered by Armistead Maupin in "Tales of the City?" They were a joke then and they are a joke now. And Reichen, the fame whore, is still never going to be famous, except in her own mind!

    Posted by: mad1026 | Oct 4, 2010 8:48:49 PM


  9. The attackers were from Staten Island. blech. The West Village is overrun with bridge and tunnel turds on the weekends.

    Posted by: Ty | Oct 4, 2010 11:12:30 PM


  10. When Resume Lehmkuhl is your star, you know you are in trouble. I mean, I love his hair, but really? The world is not yet ready for such contemptible, superficial trash. When children stop killing themselves for feeling worthless, we might be able to afford a series that lauds the vain, shallow, and worthless as "A-list."

    Geez. Even Straight people cringe at the likes of Housewives and Jersey Shore. Can't we do better? Can we afford to do less?

    Posted by: TJ | Oct 5, 2010 2:28:43 AM


  11. There were TWO gay hate crimes Friday night, not just the one at Stonewall!!
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/nyregion/05stonewall.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

    Posted by: Jack | Oct 5, 2010 6:52:31 AM


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