News: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, VMAs, Maine, Adam Lambert

 road FEC: John Edwards must pay back $2.3 million that exceeded matching funds.

 roadTransgender woman shot and killed in D.C.: "The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Lashai Mclean of Northeast. The homicide took place on the 6100 block of Dix Street NE, in the same neighborhood as the Wanda Alston House, the home for LGBT youth that is a project of Transgender Health Empowerment (THE)."

Mcinerney Prosecutor seeks to quash 'gay panic' defense in trial of Brandon McInerney: "Attorneys for Brandon McInerney argue that their client, who was 14 when he gunned down Larry King in an Oxnard junior high school computer lab, was so humiliated by King's flirtation that it provoked him to kill his classmate."

 roadJesse Metcalfe shows off his moobs.

 roadCleveland to offer city employees domestic partner benefits: "City officials estimate that 15 couples qualify for the new benefits, potentially costing the city more than $101,000."

 roadMTV VMA nominees announced.

 roadNASA's Hubble telescope discovers new moon around Pluto. "The new moon is the smallest discovered around Pluto. It has an estimated diameter of 8 to 21 miles (13 to 34 km). By comparison, Charon, Pluto's largest moon, is 648 miles (1,043 km) across, and the other moons, Nix and Hydra, are in the range of 20 to 70 miles in diameter (32 to 113 km)."

 roadWhitney Houston surfaces, looking good

Lambert  roadAdam Lambert "Behind the Music" to air.

 roadAustralian man sentenced to jail for 22 years for killing lover in sex act he claimed was consensual.

 roadSecond suspect arrested in Asheville, NC gay bashing case: "The 15-year-old was charged Wednesday with assault and damage to property. The teen and three others are accused of taunting a man as gay, then assaulting him in the parking lot of an Asheville grocery store Feb. 14. He was treated for broken facial bones. 

 roadMore than 19,000 sign petition asking Apple to remove store from Christian Values Network: "CVN is used as a fundraising tool by several anti-gay, anti-women organizations like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council."

Doubchebags  roadDouchebags of Grindr.

 roadCensus: Homes with same-sex couples in Maine have grown 60 percent over the last decade. "All told, same-sex households account for about 1 in 100 of Maine's 557,219 homes, similar to data previously released in Vermont and released Thursday in New Hampshire."

 roadNYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg buys $20 million beach cottage.

 roadMaryland archbishop speaks out against same-sex marriage: “Maryland is not New York. During the 2011 session, Maryland lawmakers chose not to redefine marriage because they listened to their Maryland constituents and stood by their deeply-held moral convictions.”

 roadSantorum tries to raise funds off his "frothy mix".

 roadDNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz demands apology from Florida Republican over email. The email said: "Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up." West says apology "not happening".

Posted July 21, 2011 at 3:45pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel