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Road NYC Mayor Bloomberg taps Giffords intern Daniel Hernandez for anti-gun campaign.

RoadUgandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde faces deportation from UK, threat from "kill the gays" bill author. Brenda: “I’ll be tortured, or killed, if I’m sent back to Uganda. They’ve put people like me to death there.”

RoadGlee creator Ryan Murphy and Kings of Leon at each other's throats.

RoadPoint Foundation to honor Margarethe Cammermeyer, Johnson & Johnson, and Andy Cohen at Point Honors benefit.

RoadRise in some head and neck cancers tied to oral sex.

RoadMilitary can't link Army Private Bradley Manning to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange: "The officials say that while investigators have determined that Manning had allegedly unlawfully downloaded tens of thousands of documents onto his own computer and passed them to an unauthorized person, there is apparently no evidence he passed the files directly to Assange, or had any direct contact with the controversial WikiLeaks figure."

RoadJason Statham mans up for Men's Journal.

RoadSan Diego police investigate series of paintball attacks at potential hate crimes: "I can't say the words they used on television, but it was pretty clear they were specific to sexual orientation."

Shiloh RoadShiloh Fernandez: big bad wolf?

RoadAnti-gay graffiti investigated at Western New England College: "It happened over the weekend in a residence hall. Students say this isn't the first incident of its kind since the beginning of the school year."

RoadFrito-Lay distances itself from gay Doritos contest entries.

RoadRussia's lost Space Shuttle clone.  

RoadTwo Halifax, Nova Scotia men face charges for targeting, robbing gay men after meeting them on a dating website.

RoadGLAAD President Jarrett Barrios criticizes Jay Leno for ongoing use of gays as punchlines.

RoadAlan Cumming on gay actors playing straight: “It’s not about your work… It’s about how you exist as a person in the world, and the idea that your work is more important than you as a person is a horrible, horrible message. I always think about a little gay boy in Wisconsin or a little lesbian in Arkansas seeing someone like me, and if I cannot be open in my life, how on earth can they? Anyway, it’s an academic question: how can you know [that coming out affects your career]? Some people get less work than others, and it has nothing to do with sexuality.”

RoadHIR: A spoken-word performance about the dualities of being transgender.

Rahmen RoadThe Rahmen Emanuel tumblr.

RoadCher not happy about being snubbed for an Oscar: “We didn’t get a nomination 4 best song ! That sucks ! Diane’s song Is so beautiful ! It’s hard to understand how u win … The Golden Globe 4 BEST SONG & not even get nominated by the OSCARS? Oh well it is..what it is ,,,,the sun is still shining !”

RoadOne-fifth of Anglican leaders are protesting international conference over Episcopal Church's ordination of gay and lesbian bishops and blessings for same-sex couples.

RoadDennis Kucinich sues House cafeteria for selling him a sandwich wrap with an olive pit in it. "The Cleveland Democratic congressman's lawsuit seeks $150,000 in damages from companies that operate the Longworth House Office Building's cafeteria."

RoadPride Toronto nearly bankrupt: "Last year wasn’t one of the best on record for Toronto Pride. It had the controversy around Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QUAIA), which split the city’s gay community and 'threatened to bankrupt' the organization. Pride Toronto also had its federal funding pulled, even though Canadian Press reports that it had qualified for federal cash. This year doesn’t seem to be treating the organization any better, with the revelation that it will have to tell its annual general meeting it’s effectively bankrupt."

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  1. I hope they grant her stay so she does not have to go and face any harm....

    Posted by: shannon | Jan 26, 2011 4:24:27 PM


  2. Cher shouldnt worry. The Oscars 'Best Song' list is even worse than the Grammys idea of whats good. Its a compliment that you dont get nominated.

    Posted by: Rovex | Jan 26, 2011 6:07:11 PM


  3. Oh, Cher. Yes, this years nominees are pretty dismal, but they are masterworks compared to your heinous Diane Warren debacle. I'm just grateful that I don't have to see/hear you neigh your way through the number on Oscar night.

    Posted by: jeffreychrist | Jan 26, 2011 6:38:49 PM


  4. That Toronto Life report on Pride Toronto is sensationalistic and totally inaccurate.

    The most thorough analysis, I think, can be found in Toronto's Xtra, which highlights the MAJOR conflict of interest that took place last year when Tracey Sandilands, the Executive Director, contracted her wife (or, rather, her wife's "company") to update the organization's website and manage its newsletters!

    http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/Pride_Toronto_financial_statements_show_big_losses-9689.aspx

    And, as most of Toronto has just learned, the Executive Director resigned from the organization in response to the uproar this has caused.

    http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/Pride_Torontos_Tracey_Sandilands_resigns-9690.aspx

    Or, rather, the Board of Directors won't say why she resigned because that was part of her resignation contract. But one can definitely make informed guesses.

    Actually, you can't if you're a Pride Toronto employee -- not even via social media -- because the Co-Chairs are ordering you not to:

    http://www.xtra.ca/blog/national/post/2011/01/26/Pride-Toronto-instructs-coordinators-not-to-speculate-on-social-media.aspx

    Posted by: Smokey | Jan 26, 2011 7:17:00 PM


  5. Ryan Murphy is such a pompous ass. Saying Glee is about "arts education" is like saying Jersey Shore is about "Italian-American history."

    Posted by: finkles2000 | Jan 27, 2011 12:41:40 AM


  6. I actually heard about the 20-year-old mentioned in the Halifax gay robbery case. He picked someone up just across the campus of the university I go to. Thank god they got captured.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jan 27, 2011 10:54:34 AM


  7. being from Halifax i have noticed a significant amount of nova scotia centric stories or links that go to through local new sources...how odd...andy do you share perez's secret?

    Posted by: epic | Jan 28, 2011 5:55:47 PM


  8. I like amount of nova scotia centric stories.
    I'm just grateful that I don't have to see hear you neigh your way through the number on Oscar night.

    Posted by: cars for sale | Mar 30, 2011 6:48:41 AM


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