News: Kanye West, Israel, Harry Shum, Anglicans, Garrett Hedlund

Road Tasmania and Victoria racing to be first Australian states with marriage equality.

FishRoadResearcher: fish numbers triple after Gulf fishing closures.

RoadKanye West hijacks ears on Delta flight from Minneapolis to NYC .

RoadGenesio Oliveira, a Brazilian man who was reunited in June with the man he married in Massachusetts in 2005, may now be deported because "Attorney General Eric Holder has declined to reverse the immigration ruling that initially separated him from his 49-year-old husband, Tim Coco of Haverhill."

RoadTransgender youth leader charged in murder of boyfriend.

RoadDavid Beckham launching own line of underwear.

RoadAmerica's Next Top Model judge Nole Marin accused of inappropriate liaison with male model: "The meeting led to an October 2007 photo shoot at Marin's apartment where Hamman-Howe says he was subjected to crass come-ons and fondling after he stripped down to his underwear. Hamman-Howe "was shocked and repulsed and pushed defendant Nole Marin away, shouting, 'This is not what I want to do!'" says the suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. According to the complaint, Marin nonchalantly replied, "It's a very sexual industry" and told Hamman-Howe modeling is "all about who you know and what they'll do for you" just before he bolted."

RoadSomebody's a show off.

Shum RoadGlee's Harry Shum strips down.

RoadCanada considers refugee assistance for gay Ugandans.

RoadRhode Island educators to hold televised anti-bullying forum: "Elliot Krieger, a spokesman for state education commissioner Deborah Gist, says there have been no specific incidents in Rhode Island to prompt the forum. But he says Gist wants to make sure people are aware of the issue, and wants to examine policies and strategies to make sure schools continue to stay safe."

RoadCongressional redistricting: the GOP chart.

RoadHugh Jackman turns down a third Oscars hosting gig.

RoadGLSEN wants 'Safe Space kit' in every school: "The kits contain ‘Safe Space’ stickers, posters, and a how-to guide for school personnel looking to become allies. Anyone can buy a ‘Safe Space’ kit and send it to a school of their choice by going to the campaign’s website."

RoadIsraeli journalist and IDF veteran Yoav Sivan on DADT, the Israeli military, and the American right-wing's preoccupation with soldiers and showers: "Israelis have a different perspective. Avner Even-Zohar, a retired IDF captain who lectures extensively on LGBT issues, says that 'in officers' training in the Israeli army they told us that real soldiers hardly shower at all.'"

Hedlund RoadGarrett Hedlund brings his brooding gaze to 2 magazine.

RoadDrag version of Madonna's Sex book on the way.

RoadRaven Symone is not a lesbian.

RoadFive Anglican bishops defect to Catholic Church: 'the five bishops, in a joint statement, spoke of their distress caused by developments in the Anglican Church that they felt were "incompatible with the historic vocation of Anglicanism and the tradition of the church for nearly 2,000 years.'"

RoadAl Qaeda dog bomb plot? "But before the dogs were put aboard their plane, US soldiers working in the airport's cargo area noticed they had died — and soon discovered the bombs stitched inside them."

RoadJonathan Ross says George Michael a great role model for young gay men: "…it’s because the cherry on top of his remarkable talent is that he is a modern, gay man who refuses to act embarrassed, or even pay lip-service to dominant hetero-culture – instead offering himself up as a radical and yet much-needed alternative role model to young gay men who don’t embrace camp or feminised homosexual behaviour as their own. A strong, butch, unashamedly gay man who does what he wants, when he wants to."


  1. Ryan says

    Personally I think George Michael is an awful role model to gay people. I really wish we could get away from the stereotype of getting high and having sex with strangers in public toilets and parks.

  2. silverskreen says

    @James Lavoy: I’ve found that I can’t stomach reading any comments on yahoo because they’re generally filled with nutjobs like the ones who posted for this article. Every. Damn. Article. is filled with these people. It s disgusting.

    On the bright side…@Rontex: Yes!! More Shum, please!

  3. JT says


    That’s just because you don’t know how to read internet comments. You see a bunch of ignorant pieces of shit who think they’re clever and capable of making a good point.

    I see a silver lining to the nihilistic view of the inevitable extinction of the human race.

  4. patrick nyc says

    Jonathan ‘what lisp?’ Wothh, is one of the most annoying talk show hosts to come out of London ever, thank God for Graham Norton. Michaels is an embarrassment, was great in concert at the Garden, but he is a mess out of a dress.

  5. John says

    State elections are approaching in Victoria.

    If the Greens manage to win enough seats to force Labor into a coalition with them, then the race is on indeed. Prime Minister Julia Gillard will move to overrule any decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

    But, under the Australian constitution, overriding a state’s public policy is much more difficult than with a territory. Each state has their own governor (who can grant royal assent of his or her own accord). So, the federal Governor General can’t conspire with the Prime Minister to veto it outright. It has to go through the courts first. Thus, this has a better chance of success than the ACT civil partnership fiasco in 2006 and 2008.

  6. Dairyqueen says

    I agree the comments on the Immigration story are pure hateful. It you want your head to explode then read them

    George Michael a role model? Is he for realz?

  7. TANK says

    Going by the large number of scrubby skanks in this “community”, george michael is a role model.

    Woth is being sawcastic…and like most times he twies, it’s not funny.

  8. says

    No comments about the GOP, for the second straight decade, controlling the re-imagining of the U.S. House districts?
    In Ohio alone, they are set to make it difficult for a Democrat to be sent to the House- from ANY of the 16 districts.
    Along with their increasing control of the judicial branch, I’m truly afraid for our country’s future …

  9. says

    Israelis Don’t Ask. They Tell… As an openly gay Jewish man, I am proud of the progress made in Israel, concerning this sensitive subject. There are many Jewish religious zealots, just as there are in America… however the Israeli government did not bow down to them.I constantly read about Israel being condemned for human rights violations in the press and the U.N., yet how many of their Arab neighbors have Gay Pride Parades, and allow gay’s to serve in their armies? NONE! Maybe we need more Jewish Generals, in the Armed Forces!

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