News: Illinois Civil Unions, Syria, Trevor Donovan, Chaz Bono
Illinois governor Pat Quinn to be one of the witnesses to the first 30 same-sex civil unions in that state.
Trevor Donovan on the lack of gay acceptance from some: “I think that’s why the bullying does happen, and the teasing. People bully and tease about things they don’t understand, that they’re scared of. So this is enlightening people and bringing it into the mainstream… I think it’s important to educate people, and I’m proud to be part of it.”
A lesbian Syrian blogger is getting attention for bravely writing a blog in her country where homosexuality is illegal.
Madonna is a single lady once again.
The US government has released five videos of Osama Bin Laden found in his Pakistani compound.
Lady Gaga is a foot taller in Mexico City.
Not that a large "birther"-like movement had grown asking for it, but possible presidential candidate Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has released his birth certificate.
Chaz Bono speaks about his acceptance of being transgender: “Until I really accepted this about myself and got over any of my own transphobia that I had, I really felt like I wouldn’t be accepted. I thought I would ruin my life. I thought it was, ‘Be yourself but become a pariah and put your family through hell,’ or, ‘Don’t be yourself and live a horribly uncomfortable existence where everybody relates to you in a way that’s not you.’"
Since the the Navy SEALS who captured Bin Laden didn't bring a tape measure with them, they were forced to come up with a creative way: "According to reports, a Navy SEAL of about 6-feet laid out next to bin Laden's corpse to gauge the Al Qaeda leader's height. The corpse was several inches taller."
Mark Salling steps out in Hollywood.
Take the elevator to the Jersey Floor.
Adele on Rihanna: "If Rihanna wanted me, I'd do it with her. She's hot."