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Road Michele Bachmann spent House money on her Tea Party rally.

RoadBam Margera takes offense at Ryan Dunn drunk driving tweet from Roger Ebert.

Jonas RoadJoe Jonas, your summer Paper boy.

RoadAlcide beefs up the pages of GQ.

RoadVictory Fund President Chuck Wolfe on a gay President: "I think we may see a candidate in 5 cycles, that’s 20 years. [...] You have too build the bench here. So we’re spending a lot of time on the trainings, and getting people elected as mayors. We have a few state-wide elected officials today. Often somebody has a better chance if they’re a governor or U.S. senator, having been elected statewide to have an existing base to run for president of the United States."

RoadGet your gay card. I only scored a 40.

RoadBoston Globe reports on the exit of GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.

RoadMatthew Rettenmund of Boy Culture does a big wrap-up of this year's Broadway Bares, which raised a record-breaking $1.1 million for Broadway Cares.

RoadInterview: Arjan chats with Toronto pop musician Diamond Rings.

Cevans RoadMore Chris Evans in GQ.

RoadGay adult film director Chi Chi LaRue takes Chris Crocker under his wing, will make full-length feature this summer.

Road50 Cent to write book for teens on bullying.

RoadDetails of John Galliano's drunken, anti-Semitic tirade are emerging.

RoadPhiladelphia Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALaEI) announces 'Pleasure Rush' HIV-prevention campaign: "The campaign kicked off with it’s fist 'What If' encounter video series that looks at a Craiglist-type hookup and the decision to use or not to use a condom."

RoadMichigan Court of Appeals says "gay panic" is not self defense

RoadRihanna, Madonna, Mariah, Gaga, Britney, Christina at their worst.

RoadArt and design site 'The Fox is Black' launches series on LGBT creatives.

Cigarette RoadNew cigarette warning labels released.

RoadNew video released of Mars moon Phobos.

RoadSaugatuck school board rejects LGBT sex ed video: "A video about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students coming out was put back on the shelf by the Saugatuck school board by a 5-2 vote Monday night, June 20...'It’s about sexuality. We got sold on it as something more about bullying,' said Treasurer Jason Myers, who voted against adopting the video."

RoadSorry, more bad news from Fukushima.

RoadNearly half of college-educated gay Americans are in the closet at work.

RoadStudy: The context of your coming out is very important in terms of your happiness. "By teasing out the effects of different contexts, this study shows that 'environment plays a huge role in determining when coming out actually makes you happier,' says Nicole Legate, a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, who led the study with Ryan and Netta Weinstein from the University of Essex in England. Among accepting groups, individuals experience significant psychological payback from being open about their sexual identity. But among hostile groups, the costs and stigma of identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual cancel out these benefits. In judgmental contexts, 'those who come out may actually feel no better than those who conceal,' says Legate.

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  1. Ug, I scored a 36 - a Gay In Training.

    Posted by: Steve | Jun 21, 2011 3:05:29 PM


  2. Oh sh*t! I scored a big 68. I am adorably gay! :-)

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jun 21, 2011 3:13:25 PM


  3. Got a 48! Gay in Training as well, even so, still proud :P

    Posted by: DaNi | Jun 21, 2011 3:13:37 PM


  4. I scored a 12.. "closet warmer"?? What does that even mean? Damn I don't even know many gay men, but damn those who scored high must be an interesting bunch lol

    Posted by: Alex | Jun 21, 2011 3:17:12 PM


  5. I got an 84' GAY GAY GAY. Not sure if I should be proud that I am such a cliche.

    Posted by: Chris | Jun 21, 2011 3:19:55 PM


  6. I got a 23. WTF? I went to Pride this year.

    Posted by: Erich | Jun 21, 2011 3:24:00 PM


  7. I scored in the mid-60s. Thing is, though, there's no way I could have scored any better because I'm over 40, and I couldn't care less about Gaga.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jun 21, 2011 3:31:15 PM


  8. How do you determine whether someone is gay or not without asking at least one question about whether the subject is attracted to members of the same sex?

    Posted by: Tim NC | Jun 21, 2011 3:40:15 PM


  9. The Gay Card Quiz itself gets it's card revokes. The gay destination is PROVINCETOWN, not Providence. Trust me, I've spent ample time in both and believe me you'd choose ProvinceTOWN over Providence anyday...

    Posted by: David | Jun 21, 2011 3:42:18 PM


  10. I got 16 and probably should have gotten worse. Question 18 - "You like sports, but have trouble naming a player or team." Yes or no. I answered no because I like (more like love) sports but I have no trouble naming teams or players. I'm got sure what the "gayer" answer is.

    Posted by: Craig | Jun 21, 2011 3:46:44 PM


  11. Funny I didn't even notice the "PROVINCETOWN, not Providence" thing. I've been to both but thought Providence was pretty gay too (Brown is the gayest in the Ivy League). I should probably be deducted even more.

    Posted by: Craig | Jun 21, 2011 3:51:10 PM


  12. Seriously, no one wants to talk about Chris Crocker?

    Holy transformation, Batman! Just don't let her talk.

    Posted by: nodnarb | Jun 21, 2011 3:58:25 PM


  13. @Tim NC, I bet you're a lot of fun at parties.

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | Jun 21, 2011 4:03:43 PM


  14. Diamond Rings has put out an excellent album, and he's really sweet (and gay). I've seen him twice and he always waits afterward and will meet with anyone who wants to, sign autographs, etc. Highly recommended.

    He signed the frigging brace I'm wearing from a car accident.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 21, 2011 4:10:02 PM


  15. So I got 8, probably the lowest. lol
    guess I've been reading the wrong blog for past couple of years!

    Posted by: mio | Jun 21, 2011 4:12:02 PM


  16. Well, it must be possible to be a fabulous queen but not a very good Gay guy. I got a 48. Stupid Quiz: how many Black Gays no anything about some damn Provicetown?


    "So I got 8, probably the lowest. lol"

    An EIGHT? EIGHT? Oh MIO myo, you're not even gay, straight or bi...hell, child, you don't even exist.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 21, 2011 4:20:39 PM


  17. I scored a 32 - also "Gay in training"; way too many stereotypes in the survey, but you won't find anyone with a stronger same sex attraction than me..

    Posted by: DAVE | Jun 21, 2011 4:20:57 PM


  18. Good Heavens I got 80! Gay Gay Gay! Do I get a discount at A and F?

    Posted by: Castlewoof | Jun 21, 2011 4:28:16 PM


  19. @Nodnarb: Yes, Crocker's transformation is quite amazing, and I suggest a ball gag or something similar to render him mute. The boy should not be allowed to speak. Also, not sure I'm sold on him as a "top"...

    Posted by: searunner | Jun 21, 2011 4:31:21 PM


  20. @Jerry - Nice try, but there was one question that mentioned Gaga and it was:

    You have at least one of these divas on your iPod: Gaga, Madonna, Britney, Cher, Kylie.

    And I scored a 72. Though I don't know why there were two questions on The Golden Girls? To identify with Blanche you need to know who Blanche is, which means you know who all the Girls are. Anyways it was fun, if meaningless. Loved that there was a Sondheim shout out, too.

    Posted by: SKOC211 | Jun 21, 2011 4:33:53 PM


  21. Acceptably gay. Nice to know.
    @Skoc211, The Golden Girls has/had Blanche Devereaux, but Blanche DuBois is form a movie called a Streetcar Named Desire starring Vivien Leigh as BDB and Marlon Brando. Just one question from the wonderful GG. (Knowing this must be a gay thing.)

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 21, 2011 4:49:11 PM


  22. 64. Got hung up on the Golden Girls (Sophia was the only one who ever had my heart) and I definately identified more with Stanley than Blanche.

    Posted by: Roger | Jun 21, 2011 4:57:07 PM


  23. I've known I like men since I was about five, but only got 24? What the heck is this?

    Posted by: Tobal | Jun 21, 2011 5:08:26 PM


  24. I guess I not only share Andy's birthday but his gay card score: 40, "my flame is dim." Ah, well, I'll aim to flame brighter before I'm dead.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 21, 2011 5:13:30 PM


  25. Seriously, is the gay card test ONLY for white gays, because i didn't know what they where talking about 70% of the time, could not relate to the questions.

    They have for divas no-singing women like gaga, madonna and cher? where is Patti, Whitney, Carey, heck put Aguilera there or something.

    Anyways i scored 24.

    Posted by: johnosahon | Jun 21, 2011 5:42:55 PM


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