News: Jack Layton, Cairns, Will Smith, Ecstasy, Jon Huntsman
Canadian opposition leader Jack Layton to get state funeral. His last letter to Canadians... NDP queer caucus honors his LGBT advocacy: “It’s like his absolute joy with being with people and his capacity to go beyond himself and reach out, to go to people. That’s why I think people felt so comfortable with him and what he stood for, and they believed him.”
Big Brother UK contestant shows off set of fake abs.
Scientologist split: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith separate.
NOM links homosexuality to pedophilia for second time in a week.
Jon Huntsman's desire to show gay people "a little more equality and respect" doesn't make any sense: "Huntsman has given this answer for months and it usually gets an “okay” and move on from political journalists who understand that Obama’s former ambassador to China is hoping to appeal to the moderate middle and possibly lay the groundwork for a successful run for the nomination in 2016. But that doesn’t mean that the policy makes any sense. If anything Huntsman’s reply is as nonsensical as when the Democrats deployed it back in 2007."
First look at Henry Cavill dressed as Superman on set of Man of Steel.
David Beckham goes surfing.
Nicola Formichetti's NYC fashion week pop-up shop is all mirrors and mirrors.
Ecstasy (MDMA) seen as possible cancer cure.
Rhinos driven to brink of extinction over poaching for bogus Far East medicinal cancer cure.
No doubt John McCain, who once bowed to Gaddafi, would have something to say about Libya. Obama didn't fight hard enough: "Americans can be proud of the role our country has played in helping to defeat Qaddafi, but we regret that this success was so long in coming due to the failure of the United States to employ the full weight of our airpower."
Houston judge limits rights of gay father: "A Houston judge entered an order on June 24 which prohibits a father from leaving his children alone with any man they aren’t related to 'by blood or adoption.' Because there was no allegation of abuse in the case, family law practitioners say the order is an unheard of infringement on the rights of parents and a judicial condemnation of the fact that the man, William Flowers, is not only gay but married to his partner, Jim Evans."
Male model fix: Johan Akan.
Half-brother of Australian MP Bob Katter slams his relative's position opposing same-sex marriage:"It's hurtful, its dangerous, it's damaging, and it's really inappropriate."
Cairns, Australia plans registry for same-sex couples: "The move coincides with a call by Federal Labor powerbroker Anthony Albanese yesterday for the party to hold a conscience vote on same-sex marriage at the national conference later this year.
The national conference in Sydney in December will debate whether to change the ALP platform to support laws allowing same-sex marriages."
Police seek second suspect in Provincetown hate crime.
Shawn Loftis (aka Collin O'Neal) returns to adult films after being fired by Miami Dade School District as a substitute teacher, because of those films: "The school district cited Rule 6Gx13-4A-1.21, which demands -- mighty subjectively -- that school faculty 'conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system.'"