News: Lance Bass, Mr. Brazil, Joanna Russ, IGLTA, Tony Kushner

Road Google launches music service.

RoadCUNY approves honorary degree for Tony Kushner.

Ac RoadAnderson Cooper's younger, purple-headed, bear-training self.

RoadNaked man freaks out on NYC subway.

RoadWest Bend, Wisconsin school board refuses to sanction Gay-Straight Alliance: "Before the new policy, Fincke said student groups were informally recognized and that, as far as he could tell, every other group that had requested recognition by the school had received it."

RoadFamily: El Paso attack was anti-gay hate crime.

RoadChelsea Handler probes Will Ferrell-John C. Reilly kiss.

RoadScience fiction author Joanna Russ dies at 74: "The science fiction writer has the privilege of remaking the world. Because of this, the genre, especially in the hands of disenfranchised writers, has become a powerful vehicle for political commentary. In the America in which she came of age, Ms. Russ was triply disenfranchised: as a woman, a lesbian and an author of genre fiction who earned her living amid the pomp of university English departments."

RoadCam Gigandet goes shirtless for GQ.

Bass RoadLance Bass helps Tuscaloosa tornado victims.

RoadInternational Gay & Lesbian Travel Association holds annual convention in Fort Lauderdale: "Five-hundred business are participating in the conference and 3,000 locals are expected at a Friday night street fair in Wilton Manors. "It’s going to be the Super Bowl of gay travel opportunities."

RoadMadonna's childhood home on the market for $48,600.

RoadDust settling for Lutheran church in Montana following gay clergy rift?

RoadOh, look, it's the Gleefcake collection.

RoadGay Nigerian man kills slashes partner's throat with bottle.

RoadGay man in Cameroon gets 36-month prison sentence after entrapment: "The man, Roger Jean-Claude Mbede, had sent a text to a man he believed to be gay but when he went to meet him the appointment 'has proven to be an ambush', the group's statement said, and he was arrested 2 March by 'elements' of the SED (Secretary of State for defense)."

RoadWatch: Rihanna's "California King Bed" video.

Brazil RoadThe new Mr. Brazil has been crowned.

RoadLib Dem MP David Laws lied about expenses to stay in the closet: "Mr Laws resigned from the cabinet in May last year after just days in the job. It was revealed that he had claimed more than £40,000 in expenses to rent paid to his boyfriend, the lobbyist James Lundie. The MP said that he did not declare that Mr Lundie, his landlord, was also his partner because he was not out and did not want to reveal the relationship."

RoadBritish Columbia parents plan to protest school's anti-bullying curriculum.

RoadRock Hill, SC man who was beaten by gang last month says he was attacked again: "Joshua Esskew told police he was walking into a BiLo grocery store early Sunday morning when someone yelled a gay slur at him and he was shoved to the ground. Police are hoping a security camera from a nearby bank caught the incident on tape."

RoadStudent: Gay slurs at Harvard. "Several months ago, as a late night party was raging in the upper floors of Pforzheimer House, a gay male friend and I were waiting for the Quad shuttle from Currier. Suddenly, a partygoer stuck his head from the window and yelled down at us: 'Faggots!' in a menacing voice so loud that it was heard throughout the quadrangle. We weren’t kissing, holding hands, or even standing next to each other, but this individual chose to affirm his deep-seated fear of queerness by attempting to torment two fellow students."

Posted May 10, 2011 at 2:15pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel