News: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Chord Overstreet, Australia

 road Saint Patrick Day parade organizers in Boston banned gays and veterans from the event today. A second, more inclusive parade will follow the street sweepers who clean up as the first one winds down.

Chors  road Chord Overstreet goes for a dip.

 road Openly gay man to head the Federal Insurance Office. Michael McRaith, formerly the director of the Illinois Department of Insurance will also be the first person to lead the office which was created last year.

 road Bullet grazes Wyclef Jean in Haiti.

 road New Zealand gay community upset over the early release from prison of a man who brutally murdered a 14-year-old boy in an ant-gay attack in Wellington 11 years ago.

 road This is the kind of headline I enjoy reading: "Japanese Woman, Grandson Rescued After 9 Days Trapped In Rubble." Not this: "Japan Food Faces Radiation Hit."

 road Boeing's first 747-8 Intercontinental takes flight in Washington state.

 road Approval likely for top-level domain ".gay."

Julia  road Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her opposition to marriage equality: "If I was in a different walk of life, if I'd continued in the law and was partner of a law firm now, I would express the same view, that I think for our culture, for our heritage, the Marriage Act and marriage being between a man and a woman has a special status. Now, I know people might look at me and think that's something that they wouldn't necessarily expect me to say, but that is what I believe."

 road Click here for photos from last night's GLAAD Media Awards. I published a list of winners earlier today.

 road Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordgren splurges on a 17,000 square foot mansion in Palm Beach.

 road Joseph Gordon-Levitt cast as The Holiday Killer in upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises.

 road Wilmer Valderrama does his best Guys With iPhones impression.