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Birther Orly Taitz isn't giving up.
Iowa House Speaker: Gay marriage and abortion "largely off the table" in next session.
92 authors pick their favorite LGBT books of the year.
Mickey Rourke training with gay rugby team for Gareth Thomas biopic: "The 59-year-old has since been training with an amateur gay rugby team in Los Angeles for the past six months. Meanwhile, speculation remains on whether Rourke will be able to play a convincing Thomas. The actor – who is 22 years older than Thomas – says he finds it 'depressing' to think that he’s lost his looks."
NY Magazine: Will Occupy Wall Street consume Obama?
Former MLS player David Testo talks about coming out: "It’s almost 2012. It’s not normal that all these guys are playing and not one person is out. I think it speaks volumes for someone to say, 'I’m a person who lived it and suffered through it, and it sucks.' But it shouldn’t have to be like that."
Two non-blondes: Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry an item?
Mr. Gay Namibia crowned. Norman Tjombe, a local human rights lawyer, said: “The recent Mr Gay event in Namibia is testimony to the fact that people of different sexual orientations can live alongside each other in complete harmony and be tolerated in the differences. People of different sexual orientations other than what is considered the mainstream are increasingly being tolerated to express themselves in a manner they choose.”
UFOs - "unidentified falling objects" inhibiting discovery of "God particle": "However, since last year, something has been fluttering in the way of the proton beams and dampening the force of their blows, the physicists say. These "UFOs" aren't from outer space — they're probably microscopic dust particles of unknown origin — but they're still mysterious, and while they're around, the prize goodies will likely remain stashed."
I Am Steven Michael wraps up Palm Springs Leather Pride 2011.
Matt Bomer fuels DILF fantasies.
Lady Gaga covers Vanity Fair.
Researchers: HP printers vulnerable to hackers who can set them on fire remotely. " Once compromised, the access can be used to steal personal information, attack networks, and even set printers on fire by feeding them a continuous stream of instructions designed to heat them up."
Illinois to allow gays and lesbians in civil unions to file joint tax returns: "This victory is not about financial gain for same-sex civil union couples, but it's about making sure that they get all the benefits, protections, rights, and responsibilities that married couples get," said Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois.
Scottish government same-sex marriage consultation underway.
Guy Ritchie says he's glad he made money divorcing Madonna.
Focus on the Family asks applicants to youth-focused program to sign anti-gay pledge: "The Focus on the Family recruitment plan asks gays to halt their truths, straights to frown on constitution fairness, and religion to exalt anti-discrimination at the expense of goodwill. And groups like Focus are asking America's children to go with that flow or hurt their minds, their bodies, their values, and their country. That is recruitment. That is indoctrination."