News: Dancing Queen, LAPD, Kye Allums, Bermuda, Scott Weiland

Road Newt Gingrich's ringtone: "Dancing Queen" by ABBA.

RoadAnti-gay pastor Scott Lively writes open letter to the LGBT community.

Crump RoadJury awards openly gay LAPD Sgt. Ronald Crump $1.6 million in discrimination and retaliation case against his superiors.

RoadThe Palin family has a new member.

RoadNOAA predicts 12-18 named storms during this year's hurricane season.

Jersey Shore's Deena dangles from Italian bridge.

Road'Phallometric test' still in use for gay asylum seekers in Czech Republic?

RoadFather cancels Bermuda student's protest against homophobia: “I am organizing Home is Where the Hatred Is in order to raise awareness about discrimination against gay people on the island."

RoadConnecticut House approves transgender discrimination bill 77-62: "The bill, which now goes to the Senate, would prohibit discrimination on the basis of 'gender identity or expression' in employment, public accommodations, the sale or rental of housing, the granting of credit and other laws that fall under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities."

Allums RoadTransgender collegiate basketball player Kye Allums no longer playing for George Washington U. women's team: "I alone came to this conclusion," Allums said in a statement released by the university, "and I thank the athletic department for respecting my wishes."

RoadFormer Memphis police officer gets two years for beating transgender prisoner.

RoadAdam Lambert and his boyfriend get inked.

RoadIs the gay-for-pay past of Dustin Zito from The Real World: Las Vegas haunting him?

RoadAnti-bullying bill fails in Louisiana: "Despite last-minute revisions designed to mollify family-values conservatives, Rep. Austin Badon’s anti-bullying bill went down in flames today at a contentious session of the Louisiana House. HB 112, known as the “Safe Schools Bill,” was fiercely opposed by the Louisiana Family Forum and Louisiana Baptists; it failed in a 53-43 vote."

RoadUS Airways pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger to be aviation expert for CBS News.

Pettyfer RoadAlex Pettyfer says he is misunderstood, and that his crotch tattoo says "Alex", not "Thank You".

RoadScott Weiland says he was raped at 12: "A big muscular guy, a high school senior… [who] rode the bus with me every day to school… invited me to his house. The dude raped me. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. 'Tell anyone,' he warned, 'and you'll never have another friend in this school. I'll ruin your **ckin' reputation.' This is a memory I suppressed until only a few years ago when, in rehab, it came flooding back. Therapy will do that to you."

RoadThe American Theatre Wing interviews Joe Mantello about returning to the Broadway stage in The Normal Heart.

RoadTennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield has another homophobic bill in addition to his "Don't Say Gay" bill that would limit student access to Gay-Straight Alliances by allowing parents to pull them out of them. "No school shall permit a student to become a member or participate in any activities of a club or organization if the parent or legal guardian of such student has tendered a written communication prohibiting such student from such membership or participation. In order to be valid, the written communication shall be signed and dated by the parent or legal guardian."


  1. bobbyjoe says

    So the Tennessee Senate is making its goal to, one by one, shut off every available outlet for gay and lesbian teens to talk to anybody or get any clear idea what they should do, other than the condemning arms of organized religion, which will do its best to make them feel even more like evil freaks for what they’re feeling.

    Why doesn’t Tennessee just be honest and call these cumulative bills the “Pro-Suicide Act of 2011″?

  2. Mathew says

    It looks like the ACLU will soon have some serious work to do over in Tennessee.

  3. Dave says

    In a fair and just universe, Sarah Palin would be barred by law from referring to herself as “tickled” ever again.

  4. Biff says

    Tennessee might as well be called the God Hates Fags state. In other news looks like there is going to be a state referendum to allow Tennesseans to vote to ban abortion. The ban would only take effect should Roe v Wade ever be over turned. This is the first I’ve heard of a state working to pre-ban something.

  5. AJD says

    I used to think Scott Lively was evil. Now, I think he’s evil and delusional.

    This man has made an entire career out of defaming us in the most unspeakable ways, using blatant lies to stir up hatred and violence against innocent people. If he’s going to apologize, it should be for all the people who have been beaten and murdered by zealots whom he helped to inspire.

  6. anon says

    Repressed memory ‘recovery’ is so dicey that anything that comes of it needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Sorry, Scott.

  7. PLAINTOM says

    Scott Lively is hearing voices again. He needs to change his meds. Expect a Christmas Miracle for Grandma Palin, A “premature” baby grandchild (you do the math). Darwin was wrong, evolution does not occur in Tenn.

  8. Blake says

    “This is a memory I suppressed until only a few years ago when, in rehab, it came flooding back. Therapy will do that to you.”

    Yup, it sure will! In fact, ‘therapy’ will often confidently “recover” traumatic memories for you that were never there at all in the first place – because they never even happened!

  9. Paul R says

    I’d certainly feel proud of myself if I were a politician who voted against an anti-bullying bill. WTF?

  10. james Brown says

    This Tennessee bill is just an example of how hateful some of these Republicans can be. It will come back to haunt them. This HAVE changed: a majority of Americans now support Gay Marriage, the first time in history. Old ideas are dying out; new ideas (and voters) are coming of age. This bill is so obviously unconstitutional that it would never stand up in court. They will come to regret this hateful action.

  11. Eric26 says

    Nooo, Ronald Crump, you stole my sister’s drag king name that she uses to mock Donald Trump.

  12. kodiak says

    Isn’t Dollywood situated in Tenn.? I’d love Dolly Parton to tackle this scumbag politician. She was made to do this.

  13. says

    Zito is very annoying and certifiably the sort of ‘jock’ type guy that gives men a bad name, but I do sympathize for guys that have done porn, because it does seem like something that is impossible to walk away from in ‘normal’ society — particularly gay porn.

    I did follow the link and was pretty horrified that the other guy would suggest Zito somehow shouldn’t be allowed to volunteer at a school with the rest of the cast because he did porn in the past — consensual, adult porn — as if he were some kind of criminal or child predator. That is absurd.

    Clearly, Zito has many issues in life, anger management chief among them, but we should make an effort as a society not to ostracize those who have done things like porn in life, particularly when ostracizing them is so hypocritical given the volume of people who actually watch porn. How we can justify torturing the porn stars, but not the hundreds of millions of people in this country alone who have watched them, is beyond me.

    Are we really so puritanical that if we’ve seen someone’s pee-pee in pictures online we somehow can’t be decent human beings to them, never mind be willing to hire them or trust them as much as we’d trust other law-abiding citizens? How can seeing the naked body bother us so much when everyone has one?