News: 2010, Julian Assange, Macedonia, Snooki, Hottest Brazilian
NYT: Drag queens, DJs, and performance artists offer New Years Eve advice.
Christmas with Wikleaks founder Julian Assange.
WATCH: A real stick-up.
White House photographer Pete Souza: the year in photos.
Queens College Gay-Straight Alliance hit by homophobic vandals: "The slurs — fag, dike, dyke and tranny — were written, painted, and hole-punched into different works of art the club had completed. Club president Deborah Lolai has said she was devastated that someone could have done this."
Inside Take That's private Barbados party.
An ABBA reunion in 2011?
Questionable Ghanaian study: 1% are gay.
David Mixner on the aging LGBT population: "The few gay men that are still alive after the AIDS onslaught have few or no peers to share their senior years since the disease wiped out so many of their friends. Like it or not, what remains from the pandemic is an epidemic of loneliness among our seniors."
Snooki NYE ball drop moves to Jersey shore.
Man strips to underwear at Richmond Airport in TSA protest.
Jane Lynch promises crazy Sue Sylvester for Super Bowl: "I have a hissy fit the likes of which no one has seen before, where I try to destroy the locker room and principal’s office. I try to shoot one of my cheerleaders from a cannon.”
Arjan's top 25 songs of 2010.
MBE: Gay footballer Aslie Pitter gets royal British honor. "Being black and being gay I thought I might come in for a lot of stick. In our first game we were sharing a communal shower with seven other teams and I was pretty nervous. But it has never really been a problem."
Macedonian faiths unite against same-sex marriage: "The heads of the five dominant religions in Macedonia want the constitution changed to define marriage strictly as a union of one man and one woman and to prevent same-sex couples and single parents from adopting children."
Mateus Verdelho: Hottest Brazilian of 2010.
The new Four Loko?
Elton John explains why he named his son Zachary.
Hate crime numbers up in New York: "Racism and homophobia in 2010, as it was in 2009, and as it was 10 years ago or 20 years ago, is still real."
Baby girl becomes first child registered to gay couple in Argentina, in Latin America first.
Australian court: gay bar must stop discriminating against straight people.
Born that way: Wingnuttiness. "A study to be published next year at University College London suggests that conservative brains are structured differently than the brains of other people...Specifically, the research shows that people with conservative tendencies have a larger amygdala and a smaller anterior cingulate than other people. The amygdala—typically thought of as the 'primitive brain'—is responsible for reflexive impulses, like fear. The anterior cingulate is thought to be responsible for courage and optimism. This one-two punch could be responsible for many of the anecdotal claims that conservatives 'think differently' from others."