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 road Geoff Kors gives farewell speech at Equality California fete.

 roadNYT: Why does Obama continue to defend DOMA? "By now, such blatant discrimination should be presumed to be unconstitutional, and the Justice Department should finally say so. If conservatives in Congress want to enter the case to argue otherwise, so be it."

Barron  roadGOProud reportedly not welcome back at CPAC: "(New chair Al Cardenas)  said he wanted to make certain that longtime supporters of the conservative movement, such as those at the Heritage Foundation, are brought 'back into the fold.' Now a source has confirmed that a board vote has been taken that will realign plans for those who participate next year to exclude homosexual advocacy, although details had not been released." Barron flashback: Conservatives love gays.

 roadZac Efron, Joe Jonas, and Kellan Lutz beef up Calvin Klein's front row.

 roadTiger Woods apologizes for spitting on green.

 roadGerard Butler beams at the BAFTAs.

 roadU.S. professor Mark Blasius gay-bashed in Brazil: "I went into the hotel entrance; the security guy was right inside the front door. I tried to explain. Nobody there spoke English. They saw the bleeding. I wanted ice cubes to restrict the swelling. I sat in the blood. I started crying. I never thought this would happen. I asked them to call the police. Four came; none spoke English. They refused to make a report."

 roadJohn Mayer and Johnny Depp: separated at birth?

 roadFollowing allegations that Lady Gaga's new track "Born This Way" sounds a lot like "Express Yourself", Madonna quietly uploads 'EY' performance to her official YouTube account.

Unmarried  roadSupporters of marriage equality get 'unmarried' in Central Park protest.

 roadGay 20-something documents life after seroconversion on Twitter.

 roadLetter campaign underway for marginalized LGBT group 'Haven' at Seattle Pacific University. Website: "A group of Seattle Pacific alumni started this group to stand up for Haven, a group that the administration has chosen to marginalize, ignore, and attempt to dismantle for the past four years.  In February, 2011, the administration made its decision clear, 'Haven does not exist.'"

 roadMale model fix: Ryan Vigilant.

 roadJohnny Weir and Lady Gaga share "gorgeous New York moment."

Streisand  roadBarbra Streisand apologizes for Glee diss: "When asked if I would ever appear on 'Glee,' I should have said, 'You never know.' It was wrong to say, 'Not if I can help it.' What I meant was that I’ve been overwhelmed preparing for my performance on MusiCares, the Grammys, recording a new album, and starting a new movie. So I couldn’t take on any more work, and besides that, I wasn’t asked."

 roadGay waiter awarded £21,500 in harassment claim over customer who tweaked his nipple and boss who asked, 'Did you like it?' 

 roadMelbourne pastor says he'd marry a same-sex couple, but not in a church: "Not only do I have an administrative responsibility but I have also pastoral responsibility and pastoral care would be taking care of the two people involved and their friends and their associates."

 roadKTVU reporter spots full moon in Egypt.

 roadSophie B. Hawkins wasn't just building bridges at CPAC: "in this interview...she rails against President Obama for having 'all the same people as Bush' (? who ?), says she thinks we should drill for oil here to get rich THEN go green (how does this jibe with her previous environmentalism and anti-BP statements?) and admits to—gasp!—owning a gun."

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  1. The Melbourne pastor, Father Bob is a real character e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS40GsRXE9A

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 14, 2011 4:31:06 PM


  2. Barbra Streisand looked very good, and Evergreen sounded good, much better than any of her perfs in a long time. I seems she is working to get her golden voice belting again. But I still think there is lots to be done before she is able shine with Gypsy.

    Her voice works well when she sings 'softly' (on most of her latest cds), but I think her way to produce belting is actually making her voice hoarse. That's why she needs to take lots of singing lessons, otherwise she might damage her vocal chords. (Just listen to some of the songs on Guilty Pleasures, when she sings a longer song.)

    I have been her fan and I'd like to hear her wonderful voice belting again, so don't get me wrong. I just write as I hear it.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 14, 2011 4:50:08 PM


  3. Streisand should have stuck to her guns and not back tracked

    'Not if I can help it.'

    An appearance on Glee by her would cheapen her image

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Feb 14, 2011 5:51:08 PM


  4. La Streissand should make at least a cameo on "Glee" a show that celebrates he theater musical heritage.

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 14, 2011 5:53:44 PM


  5. what did Ryan Murphy send the hit squad after Barbra now?

    maybe she's in an undisclosed location with her eyelids taped open being forced to watch Glee episodes & issuing statements like this all Clockwork Orange-like


    i think they're tracking my ip address as i type these words now...

    Posted by: neverstops | Feb 14, 2011 7:22:02 PM


  6. I'm sorry that the US citizen was gay-bashed in Brazil, but if a Brazilian man was bashed in NYC, should he expect a Portuguese speaking officer to attend? I don't get the implied outrage.

    Posted by: Graham Anderson | Feb 14, 2011 8:08:23 PM


  7. I was quite disgusted to read the Twitter feed of our 20-something New Yorker.

    In this day, as we reach for equality, lifeasHIVpoz, feels "now I have a very effective excuse to get rid of annoying fatties at the bar, so that's a plus" and "my friends said, nothing has changed, we still love you...just don't get fat"

    How shallow can you be that you regard HIV higher than weight gain?

    Disgusting.

    Posted by: Paul M | Feb 14, 2011 8:37:53 PM


  8. Umm........Madonna copied HER beats from The Staples... BLACK GOSPLE GROUP!! LIKE ALMOST ALL WHITE PERFORMERS...THEY STOLE FROM BLACK PEOPLE AND NEVER GAVE CREDIT!!!

    Posted by: shannon | Feb 15, 2011 1:09:35 AM


  9. Shannon, it's called 'sampling'. It's been going on for a while now.

    Yes, white performers stole from black musicians quite frequently, but in Madonna's case the sample was credited.

    Posted by: cole | Feb 15, 2011 2:24:40 AM


  10. @Graham Anderson - The NYPD has a "Language Access Plan" to ensure that they are able to help all victims regardless of their ablility to speak English. They hire interpreters and they actively recruit multi-lingual employees. I am sure your hypothetical Brazilian victim would have received the help he needed and the Police officers would likely have atleast made a report on the incident.

    Posted by: travshad | Feb 15, 2011 9:07:30 AM


  11. "Seroconversion?" Wtf is that? Is that like calling rape "sexual misconduct?"

    Posted by: Shane | Feb 15, 2011 11:44:30 AM


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