News: Grinnell, Capleton, Poland, Tom Hardy, Space Shuttle

 road Organizing for America (OFA) planning major phonebank push for DADT on Thursday.

Kington  roadGrinnell, Iowa embraces college's new Black, gay President Raynard Kington.

 roadDavid Mixner: 'King of the faggots.': "This holiday I was walking on West 47th Street just off Times Square when two guys came walking toward me. My guess is that they were in their late 20's but maybe a little older. They were well-dressed and seemed clean-cut and, frankly, harmless. As they approached me, they spat at me"

 roadStreet fight: If there was ever doubt that crows are evil.

 roadIntrepid Air and Space museum in NYC still in the running for a retired space shuttle.

 roadObama wants two-year pay freeze for federal workers.

 roadSenator Mark Pryor (D-AR) speaks out against DADT repeal: "Pryor, who dodged my question entirely, now tells the Democrat-Gazette that he opposes repeal; that he thinks homosexuality is a sin and that he has reservations about housing gay troops with straight troops (as if this hasn't occurred forever). He's been fully indoctrinated by the Religious Right's false arguments — that military chaplains won't be able to continue to preach morally justifiable discrimination; that gays are just lying in wait to assault straight soldiers if only given the cover of open service."

 roadJared Leto music video banned in the U.S.

Map  roadMAP: "What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area?"

 roadMale model fix: Jared Koronkiewicz.

 roadMary Bonauto, lead attorney in GLAD DOMA case, to give lecture at Yale on Wednesday: on "Perry, Gill and the Right-Wing Challenges To Defeat Us." 

 roadJupiter's vanishing brown stripe returns.

 roadWatch: CBC's Documentary The Legacy of Brendan Burke.

 road Nigerian women protest gay church: "The women chanting war songs marched through villages in Umunze and particularly Lomu , location of the alleged gay church carrying leaves, sticks and palm fronds. The leader of the protesting women, Madam Agnes Mgboyibo said women in the community were against the activities of the church as according to her , the church is satanic and not from God."

 road Vancouverites be on the lookout for Tom Hardy.

Poland  roadPoland gets first openly gay elected official: "Gay activist and club owner Krystian Legierski was elected to the Warsaw City Council from the city’s Mokotow district in the Nov. 21 election."

 roadNicole La Porte at The Daily Beast talks to Steven Russell, the real-life con-man played by Jim Carrey in I Love you Phillip Morris: "art of what is so disarming about Russell is that he has never physically hurt anybody, in or out of prison, so he is not scary in a Jack the Ripper kind of way. All of his arrests, which began with insurance fraud back in 1992, stem from white-collar crimes, which generally involved Russell—who has an IQ of 163—outwitting the kind of person whom he would describe as a moron."

 roadA-Rod cooks his beef, not turkey, for Thanksgiving.

 roadMichael Lavers on his high school reunion: It indeed gets better.

 roadAnti-gay Reggae artist Capleton performs at Sacramento venue despite protests. Owner: "We've never censored anyone else; any other artist before. I don't see a reason to do so now. Never in the history of booking the shows have we censored anyone because of their lyrics and what not. So, we're sticking to our guns on this."


  1. Matt26 says

    This Polish Krystian Legierski is good looking. All the best for his new position in a conservative and Catholic Poland.

  2. says

    Unfortunately, yes, Pryor is a Democrat; this means we’ll need at least 3 (right?) Republicans to overcome the filibuster, unless he goes against the filibuster but also against the repeal. Really bad news!

  3. JJ says

    Im gay, met Mixner (briefly), and I still dont know if Id recognize him on the street. So your going to tell me 2 straight guys recognized him, spat on him, and called him “King of the Faggots?” I call major BS here

  4. Paul R says

    The revised map of the world is questionable.

    I also find the Mixner story hard to comprehend.

    Apparently Obama wants to be a one-term president. Civil servant pay raises? WTF? How many more votes does he want to lose?

  5. Chris says

    @Paul R:
    It’s a pay freeze, but that will cost him more votes in the end. (He probably never had the votes of people loving the idea.) A cut for “high-earners” might work, but a general freeze?

    The map is indeed strange and would transfer a lot of people into either hot or icy deserts or other unsuitable land.

  6. Paul R says

    @Chris, I meant to say “freezes,” not raises. That buys him no votes with pretty much anyone.

    The map is also odd in terms of population and land area, with the proportions looking off.

  7. Zlick says

    I’m pretty skeptical of the Mixner story as well, but I think one of the comments there is very instructive. Why *don’t* we have a nasty, derogatory and insulting name for the homophobes that we can reply with, as needed?

  8. says

    RE: Street Fight
    Something tells me the white (ceiling) cat is carrying a scent that is making the other animals react aggressively.
    That, or she is dying.

  9. Sam Kestu says

    About Capleton: Apparently the owners and managers of Harlow’s Nightclub in Sacramento have no problem presenting a performer who has a history of calling for LGBT people to be killed. For information about Capleton, see

    Harlow’s canceled Capleton in 2004

    They also canceled him in 2009.

    Harlow’s did the right thing by canceling Capleton in 2004 and 2009.

    Harlow’s was planning to cancel him for 11/28/10, but Capleton fans called and emailed the club, so the club restored Capleton to their schedule

  10. mboaz says

    Yup, I’m on board with the Mixner story not jiving with me. Did he get spit on? Maybe. But upon a careful review of his account, he doesn’t actually say whether or not he believed they were straight. But if the weren’t straight, why would two gay men spit on another gay man, and call him an epithet, unless a disgust for him and his legacy were at play instead of homophobia. It’s just hard for me to believe that two relatively young, well-dressed (white? – he would have mentioned otherwise, I’m sure) straight guys, even ones who are on a campaign to bully gay men, would recognize him as a leader in our community and brand him with the moniker “King of the Faggots”. Doesn’t that go to Madonna? Hmmm…