News: Whales, Gilbert Gottfried, 4th Amendment, Keith Haring

Road Obama mum on death of Maryland marriage equality bill.

Anderson RoadMethodist pastor to risk de-frocking and bless same-sex unions.

RoadGilbert Gottfried fired as AFLAC duck after offensive Japan tweets: “Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac,” said Michael Zuna, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, in a statement today from the Columbus, Georgia-based insurer.

RoadIowa Republicans and wingnuts focus on ousting marriage equality's biggest legislative advocate, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal: "Chuck Hurley, head of the conservative Iowa Family Policy Center, agreed, calling Gronstal's election defeat 'a very, very high priority. It's our top issue.'"

RoadBeaked whales disturbed by Navy sonar: "Measuring their reactions to both simulated sonar calls and during actual naval exercises, researchers found the whales fell silent and moved away from the loud noises. The use of sonar for naval communication has been linked to beaked whales stranding in the past."

RoadLarry King to join The Daily Show? "The possibility has been discussed."

Haring RoadTyler Cassity, co-owner of the Hollywood Forever cemetery, donated 10-piece set of Keith Haring prints to the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. This is one of them.

RoadRyan Gosling and his best friend head to Ann Arbor.

RoadNew study: Cheerful optimists die younger than grumpy pessimists. "Part of the explanation lies in studying the health behaviors of the study subject — the cheerful, happy-go-lucky kids tended to take more risks with their health across the years, Friedman explained."

RoadKristin Chenoweth is ready to play a good Christian bitch.

RoadHarvard hosting anti-gay, anti-Islam leaders at April 1 conference.

RoadBlabbeando's Andrés Duque interviews Jennifer Lopez.

Tobey RoadCollege student Aaron Tobey sues U.S. government for violation of Fourth amendment following strip protest at airport: "The defendants listed in his legal filing are Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, the Richmond airport authority and several security officers there. He's seeking $250,000 in damages and reimbursement for legal fees."

RoadBullying may have been at root of Rittman, Ohio teen's suicide.

RoadJoe Jonas and companion shop with his humpy bodyguard.

RoadHey kids, lip-dubbing isn't anything new – there were all-stars doing Mariah Carey back in 1991.

RoadRobert Pattinson has a diaper-wearing stalker.

Road14-year-old Jersey City teen arrested for cyber-bullying 12-year-old boys on Facebook: "He sent Facebook messages to the victims that called them "gay," "fat," and "a punk," according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murphy. He also threatened to kill and hurt them, prosecutors said."


  1. Michael1026 says

    First, I can’t comment on Towleroad; today I can’t get to the article on Joe Jonas. What have I done to displease you, Andy?

  2. Brent says

    “Jonas and his humpy bodyguard”?

    Freudian slip? I think you mean HUNKY.

    Dictionary definition: A humpy is a small, temporary shelter made from bark and tree branches

  3. Mike in the Tundra says

    @Brent – us old guys used the expression “humpy”

    Speaking of the TSA searches, I went out of the Humphrey Terminal in the Twin Cities. They don’t have one of those strip search machines, so anyone setting off the alarm, got the pat down. The guy was in his late 20s and really good looking. It took all my willpower to not ask him to do it again.

  4. Paul R says

    I hope the college student continues to do strip protests. A whole lot of them. Because I, umm, want him to fight for our rights. (Did that sound believable?)

  5. jaragon says

    Mr Tobey should be made to strip more often! And if I could afford a hunky “bodyguard” I would get one too….

  6. CoMo'mo says

    Rittman OH is a terrible place. Forty years ago, I knew a sweet, bright young college student who was in the midst of coming out, slowly, cautiously. He’d told his parents but nobody else in Rittman. One Sunday morning, the pastor at his church preached on the sins of sodomy–and named my friend, and pointed him out as an example. The parents were berated for failing in their “duty” to cast him out of their home. I thought it unbelievable then that such cruelty could be done in church–I was young and inexperienced enough to think that way. Rittman has a long history of community bigotry, undisguised.