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RoadMatt Barber: Everyone knows that gays are the real bullies.

RoadInteractive MAP: Occupy Wall Street protest locations around the nation.

StanfordRoadSilicon Valley leaders, politicians, and actors gather at Stanford for Steve Jobs memorial service: "Ninety minutes before the 6:30 p.m. service, black-clad Secret Service Guards cleared out the Main Quad, walled off the rear entrance of the church and guarded the Cantor Arts Center, which hosted a post-service reception and dinner. Palm Drive was closed to unauthorized traffic, and a fleet of shuttle buses, dark stretch SUVs and golf carts transported mourners to the center of campus"

RoadName something a pastor's wife puts in her mouth but doesn't swallow.

RoadNYT endorses Elizabeth Warren's approach: "She is both knowledgeable and accessible when she explains the destructive credit-swap and subprime mortgage games that created the financial crisis. She draws a detailed map back to the early deregulation of the 1980s that began to rip the nation’s economic fabric — the same deregulatory fervor the Republicans are preaching today. Her larger appeal, though, comes from her ability to shred Republican arguments that rebalancing the tax burden constitutes class warfare."

RoadWATCH: Beyonce's New Edition-inspired video for "Love on Top".

CoyoteRoadScientists clone coyote for first time.

RoadMore on Iowa's special election and its grave threat to marriage equality in the state.

RoadMatthew Rettenmund looks at the new documentary about Celluloid Closet author Vito Russo.

RoadFedde Le Grand offers up a remix of Coldplay's "Paradise".

RoadJUDGE: Dan Choi cannot use "vindictive prosecution" argument in trial. "Lamberth’s decision, among other things, granted a petition by prosecutors for a Writ of Mandamus, a formal and unusual request challenging a ruling of a trial judge by appealing to a higher court or to another judge with greater authority. Under Lamberth’s decision, Facciola is prohibited from 'considering selective or vindictive prosecution as a defense to the merits of the prosecution,' prohibited from  'allowing evidence as to either claim' and barred from entertaining any motion filed by Choi to dismiss the case based on selective or vindictive prosecution."

RoadJoe Manganiello and Pee Wee Herman, together at last.

RoadMale model fix: Harvey Newton Haydon.

RichardRoadBritish music legend Cliff Richard supports marriage equality: ‘I don’t see why gay people shouldn’t be married.
‘I have got friends, same-sex couples, who have been together for decades. So for them it’s marriage even though they can’t call it marriage. It probably isn’t marriage as such because we recognise it as a man and woman and having babies. That’s neither here nor there for me.’

RoadSesame Street website hit by pornographic hackers: "It is understood that the Sesame Street account was taken offline within 20 minutes of the problem being spotted. In a statement, Google - which owns YouTube - said: 'YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit graphic content. As always, we remove inappropriate material as soon as we are made aware of it.'"

RoadBelarus bans Gay Pride: "Organizers are still waiting for an official response from the Minsk city executive committee. However sources tell them that the ban is confirmed. Last year's 'Slavic Pride' in Minsk was also banned by the Belorussian authorities but went ahead anyway and activists managed a very brief unfurling of the rainbow flag - now also banned in Belarus - before they were arrested."

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  1. i wonder how many christians have fallen into a deep depression and have been pushed to committing suicide because they just can't take the bullying anymore.

    Posted by: raphinou | Oct 17, 2011 3:45:23 PM


  2. Well stated, RAPHINOU

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Oct 17, 2011 4:09:46 PM


  3. Sesame streets youtube channel was up for about an hour or so(definitely not 20 minutes)...with porn from the Bang Bros...it was actually pretty entertaining...

    sad but entertaing

    Posted by: Kerry | Oct 17, 2011 4:20:57 PM


  4. re: Joe Manganiello and Pee Wee Herman. I guess we don't need to guess who's the bottom and who's the top. Or do we?

    Posted by: ynot | Oct 17, 2011 4:30:09 PM


  5. What else could one call Assistant US Attorney Angela George but a LIAR when she claims that the only reason Dan Choi was charged "under a more stringent law in the November case [was] because it was the third time in less than a year that he had been arrested for the same illegal conduct"?

    ALL of the 12 arrested with him, including myself and SEVEN others who had NOT been arrested before as Dan had, were ALSO extraordinarily charged with violating the same federal law rather than given the standard "Post & Forfeit" option.

    Hers is the kind of lying intimidation of peaceful dissent, the kind of vindictive prosecution [which the judge did NOT say wasn't happening], that one would only expect from someone working for Bush or Nixon.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Oct 17, 2011 4:41:17 PM


  6. THANK YOU, Matthew, for the coverage of the event on the film on Vito Russo! I knew him casually long, long ago, even before the book came out, having hosted him at a gay conference at Indiana University when he was still schlepping his presentation in a canister of 16mm film of spliced together clips, Bette Midler's code name was "Marla," and he was still trying to convince Lily Tomlin to come out, which, sadly, she didn't until after he died.

    "Celluloid Closet" alone would guarantee him a golden shrine in our history, but his civil rights activism [he was one-half of one of the gay couples demanding a license from NYC's marriage bureau during a 1971 zap by GAA] and AIDS activism make it platinum.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Oct 17, 2011 4:58:44 PM


  7. That coyote is beautiful.

    Posted by: James | Oct 18, 2011 3:21:28 PM


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