News: ‘True Blood,’ Monogamy, Military Marriage, Volcano

LafayetteJesusTB  road Census figures show that about 1,600 gay male couples and 1,860 lesbian couples are raising adopted children in Oklahoma.

 road The New York Post keeps it predictably classy while reporting on a transgender sex workers' death: "Fire Kills Tranny in Dairy Den."

 road Kevin Alejandro, who plays Jesus Velasquez on True Blood, explains why his fictional relationship with Nelson Ellis' Lafayette Reynolds works so well: "What makes Jesus and Lafayette work is just how opposite of each other they are… It's a nice balance."

 road Sears revoked an accidental $69 iPad deal, disappointing dozens of customers, including a mother whose son has Asperger's Syndrome and uses an iPad for school.

 road Michele Bachmann's political philosophy in a nutshell? "Same-sex marriage was not much of an issue here when Mrs. Bachmann..arrived at the Statehouse as a new senator in January 2001… Then, in November 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court declared that state’s law banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Mrs. Bachmann sprang into action."

IndonesiaVolcano  road Once considered Rupert Murdoch's protege, former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was arrested for her role in the phone hacking scandal that threatens Murdoch's media world.

 road Top London cop Paul Stephenson has resigned as commissioner after hiring a former News of the World editor accused in the phone hacking scandal.

 road Casey Anthony was released from prison this morning, and an angry mob was there to greet her.

 road Movie magic: the final Harry Potter flick breaks records with $476 million worldwide gross during its opening weekend.

 road Indonesia's Mount Lokon continues to erupt, and today let loose its largest ash and smoke cloud yet.

 road The Batmobilie prepares for filming in Pittsburgh.

 road At least 700 hundred New York religious leaders backed the state's marriage equality legislation.

 road Monogamy's many faces: "What we find is that the idea that it takes a village to raise a child is absolutely true. Humans are what we call cooperative breeders. It takes multiple people to raise offspring, and that's the mechanism by which we're socially monogamous. People commonly mistake sexual monogamy and social monogamy. Few animals on the planet are sexually monogamous."

GingrichDebt road The next LGBT military battle: "With the military’s ban on openly gay troops expected to end this fall, advocates for gay and lesbian service members are already looking ahead to the next battle: winning equal benefits for same-sex married couples."

 road Zac Efron makes a great looking race car driver.

 road Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is $1 million in debt. Can the anti-gay Republican hang on through primary season?

 road Gay and lesbian prison guards in the Philippines are prohibited from frisking inmates of the same sex.