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UNC student Quinn Matney charged with filing false police report on anti-gay attack.
Michele Bachmann's son won't be posing for Playgirl: "As you can certainly understand. One must have a certain degree of anonymity when treating patients in the mental health community."
Pete Burns puckers up.
Cuban LGBTs join annual celebration of failed Bay of Pigs invasion: "Mariela Castro, was...there as the director of the National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX) and led an unofficial LGBT contingent who proudly carried the rainbow flag next to the Cuban flag."
Andy Cohen: South Beach beefcake.
Rosie O'Donnell to live in penthouse of the Trump Chicago.
Former Palin aide releasing tell-all: "The upcoming book, by former aide Frank Bailey, will be released May 24 and promises to be a 'chilling expose,' according to Howard Books, the imprint of Simon & Schuster that is publishing the book. Called 'Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin,' the book will detail Bailey's observations of the governor from the time he joined her political team in 2006 until she resigned her governorship three years later."
Sometimes wax figures are very realistic, sometimes they are scary. Robert Pattinson's is the latter.
T Magazine interviews James Rasin, the filmmaker behind a new documentary of Warhol superstar Candy Darling.
Last gay Holocaust survivor celebrated in book, documentary.
Denis O'Hare speaks about acting.
Two new songs featuring Roisin Murphy.
UK illusionist Derron Brown exposes "ex-gay" ministry in new Channel 4 program: "'It's genuinely dangerous. First of all, people don't get better. Not only do they not get better, they're told to throw their medicine away. Of course, it doesn't work, so the blame is put on the victim for not believing enough."
Vladimir Putin's latest demonstration that he's macho: ice hockey.
Country singer Chely Wrights says the Grand Ole Opry has snubbed her since she came out: "My first performance on the Grand Ole Opry was in 1989, and I was kind of an Opry darling," she says. "I'd be called to perform at least every 10 weeks, until my coming out. Since then, I've not heard a peep."
Facebook removes, then puts back gay kiss photo: "The photo in question does not violate our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and was removed in error."
Transgender woman wins $50,000 in discrimination lawsuit in Ireland: "The 50-year-old, from Arbour Hill in Dublin’s north inner city, took the precedent-setting case to the Equality Tribunal after she was told to work from home as a ‘man’ after she had changed her name by deed poll to Louise."
NYT: Gay students at Christian colleges face suppression. "Many of the newly assertive students grew up as Christians and developed a sense of their sexual identities only after starting college, and after years of inner torment. They spring from a new generation of evangelical youths that, over all, holds far less harsh views of homosexuality than its elders."