News: IKEA, Katherine Miller, Chernobyl, Kylie Minogue, Tibet

RoadWest Point rejects readmission of lesbian cadet Katherine Miller, who left last year because she said she could no longer lie about her sexuality.

Carlphilip RoadRoyal alternative.

RoadCheck out the trailer for the UK's adaptation of Jersey Shore!

RoadTwenty-year-old gay Utah man attacked outside of Club Pure in Salt Lake City: "The assault is being treated as a hate crime. Jordan Corona said he left the club on Saturday morning at 2 a.m. and was walking to his car, which was parked near the back of the building, when several people attacked him from behind. He said all he could remember after that was waking up with police surrounding him. He did not get a view of his attackers."

RoadKylie Minogue releasing digital EP.

RoadFight Back NY, the LGBT organization that has been going after anti-gay senators, is up for a Webby award.

RoadLGBT community divided over Pride March in Northampton, Massachusetts: "It's gotten extremely conservative," said Gerry Scoppettuolo, a gay man who helped organize the first Northampton march in 1982. "There's no political messaging. It's a virtually all-white enterprise. I find it a radical departure from what Pride is supposed to be."

Road Rosie O'Donnell cancels stay in Trump Chicago property.

RoadA Socialite's Life chats with the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race!

Ikea RoadItalian minister rips gay IKEA ad: "I find it serious and in bad taste that a Swedish multinational comes to Italy to tell Italians what they should think," Secretary of State for family policy Carlo Giovanardi said in a television interview.

RoadUK Catholic charity's appeal for exemption from equality laws rejected: "Catholic Care, which is based in the Diocese of Leeds, has spent more than two years arguing it will have to give up its work finding homes for children if it has to comply with recent equality regulations which prohibit discrimination against same-sex couples wanting to adopt."

RoadJames Franco accepted into University of Houston's creative writing doctoral program.

RoadFederal judge rules in favor of gay Ohio worker: "The ruling involves Shari Hutchinson, a lesbian who works for the county child support enforcement agency. Hutchinson sued the county in 2008, claiming she was denied promotions based on her sexual orientation, and that administrators retaliated against her when she complained."

RoadThe cast of Moulin Rouge is reuniting for an MTV special.

ChernobylRoad A chilling look at the horrific legacy of the Chernobyl disaster.

RoadJohnson & Johnson turning its back on AIDS patients: "Johnson & Johnson, which holds patents on three key new HIV drugs desperately needed throughout the developing world, has so far refused to license these patents to the Medicines Patent Pool."

RoadAP on the new Thai lesbian chic: "Thai newsstands now carry 'Tom Act,' the countryÔÇÖs first lesbian lifestyles magazine. A popular new clothing store in Bangkok touts itself as the first for 'Tomboys,' the Thai term for the more conspicuous members of the lesbian community who act and dress like men."

RoadLobsang Sangay elected exiled Tibetan leader: "A Harvard University academic has been elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile and will take on the political role previously played by the Dalai Lama."


  1. hugo says

    Crispy – that looks like he’s Levi Johnstons hunkier brother…

    I always preferred Swedish Meatballs to those short English sausages….

  2. RONTEX says

    @ Crispy, you beat me to it! I was just about to post it. He looks like he was cast for the next Disney princess movie as the handsome prince. I kind of get a JFK, Jr. vibe from him, wish he was playing for out team.

  3. Matt26 says

    Carl Philip is hot prince, but also straight dating a woman his family doesn’t totally accept.

  4. jpeckjr says

    That suit doesn’t look all that good on Carl Philip . . . I volunteer to take it off of him.

  5. Adam says

    The difference between Carl Philip and William is William will one day be a king. Carl will have to settle for watching his sister take the throne.

  6. says


    Prince Philip is HOT! ­čśŤ

    never heard of him before and now after way too much time googling him….I now know more about him, his family, & sweden

    wiki said he was the crown prine/heir for 7 months after his birth till sweden changed the law of succession so his older sister would be the heir

    That sucks for him

  7. sigh says

    In other news… Katie Miller was just tapped by Skull and Bones – Yale’s most famous secret society.

  8. redball says

    Bet he’ll still be rich as hell though. If that’s the case, then it’s all the money with none of the stress. I bet that lil suit ensemble wasn’t no $139 Burlington Coat special ­čśŤ

  9. EXPEDITcase says

    proud/prided IKEA co-worker here… although it was not mentioned in our internal site, the story treaded lightly in our co-worker blog feed via Google Alerts. Sure, the aim was to raise eyes and top-of-mind status but in the end, just like our company’s way of thinking, it comes down to providing for the many people. now, pick up some extra anchor locks and allen wrenches on your way out. enjoy the $0.50 hot dogs, too.

  10. says

    Why did J&J not license aids medicines? What is their side of it? They created the damned things. Where would we be without them? Just greed? Is that your inference?

  11. vwdavy says

    if this mini-doc doesn’t change anyone’s mind about the dangers involved in nuclear power generation, i can’t imagine what would. it is a perfect metaphor of what we’re doing to mother earth, and to ourselves, and future generations, with our lack of planning for that very future in all so many ways. it shouldn’t be the price paid for progress. it’s time to change, to advocate for change, and to help others in need everywhere, unapologetically so.

  12. Randy says

    That Chernobyl film was very hard to watch.
    I had no idea this was happening.
    Shame on all of us.