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RoadHuffPo asks readers, "who's got the tranny look?"

Road60 companies file brief opposing DOMA: "Participants included Microsoft, Google, Aetna, Nike, Levi Strauss, Starbucks, CBS and Time Warner Cable. The brief was also signed by several trade organizations and the city governments of Boston, New York and Cambridge, Mass."

WikleRoadFormer Big Brother contestant Will Wikle has taken up go-go dancing.

RoadLindsay Lohan spends less than 5 hours in jail.

RoadSexual harassment pervades grades 7 to 12: "In the survey, students were asked to identify what had the worst effect on them. For boys, it was being called gay — 'Everyone was saying I was gay, and I felt the need to have to run away and hide,'a ninth-grader said. For girls, the leading problem was having someone make 'unwelcome sexual comments, jokes or gestures to or about you.'"

RoadWake up: drink coffee then take a nap.

RoadNew York man to serve 18 months for hate crime in Provincetown on July 31: "The incident in Provincetown occurred just after midnight when two gay men were walking along Pleasant Street, and a car passed them headed in the wrong direction on the one-way street, court records show. One of the two men told the driver that the car was headed in the wrong direction, and that comment led to the car stopping and the two occupants getting out. A fight ensued, and a beer bottle was broken over one of the victim's heads."

RoadVIDEO: Streaker at MTV EMAs.

OttawaRoadCity of Ottawa endorses gay 'Village'.

RoadModesto City School Board candidate and self-proclaimed ultra-conservative activist Mylinda Mason says gays, liberals vandalized her signs with "homophobe", "she hates gays" tags. "Mason says she does not hate gays, her son is gay, but she believes the discussion is best left up to parents to have with their children. The incumbent and the gay and lesbian center in Modesto did not want to comment."

RoadVIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio visits Good Morning America to talk about J Edgar.

RoadNew laser procedure will allow people to change eye color.

RoadNPR on the fight for LGBT anti-discrimination lws in Holland, Michigan: "On Wednesday nights, Pastor Bill Freeman turns the podium of the city council meeting into a pulpit. He wants Holland to adopt local laws that would protect people from getting fired or kicked out of their homes because they are gay, bisexual or transgender. Federal and Michigan laws protect residents from discrimination in housing and employment, but not based on a person's sexuality or gender identity, and Holland's city council rejected modifying the local anti-discrimination law with those specifications. Freeman, married and a father of two, has appeared before the council several times since, urging the council to revisit that decision."

RoadCourt: Chile won't recognize same-sex marriages established in Argentina.

RoadMale model fix: Noah Ballou.

BirdsRoadMassive bug, bird flight seen on weather radar after Oklahoma earthquake.

RoadNathan Lane and Cheyenne Jackson to hit the small screen together: "The single-camera comedy, which Oscar nominee McGrath (Bullets Over Broadway) wrote and will direct, centers on Jasper (Lane), an unlucky actor whose Broadway aspirations must be put on hold when his father’s health takes a turn for worse, forcing him to return to his Texas hometown."

RoadBond 23 Skyfall starts shooting.

RoadGay candidate Daryl Justin Finizio runs for mayor of New London, Connecticut: "His opponents have labeled him an opportunist who moved to town to run for mayor. Finizio bluntly counters that he lives in New London because it is where his partner, Todd Ledbetter, is from. The two were joined in a civil union on July 4, 2008, and at first lived in Waterford. Finizio said they both always loved New London's diversity and finally bought a house on Ocean Avenue in June 2010, before the charter revision commission even began its work."

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  1. The gay community needs to get over its sensitivity

    Posted by: Alex | Nov 7, 2011 3:50:01 PM


  2. I've been saying it over and over lately; The Huffington Post has become very conservative and EXTREMELY anti-gay, particularly in the comment sections. Read the comments on any gay story at Huffington Post these days and you'll swear that you've somehow landed on Free Republic or World Net Daily.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Nov 7, 2011 3:52:05 PM


  3. The Male Model Fix link is wrong. Please correct this!

    Posted by: Alan E. | Nov 7, 2011 4:10:18 PM


  4. If you think Huffpo is conservative, than you're crazy. i always read the comments and they're overwhelmingly pro-gay. They're more gay friendly than most comments i read on actual gay-oriented sites.

    Posted by: john | Nov 7, 2011 4:14:51 PM


  5. It looks like your Noah Ballou link is wrong.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 7, 2011 5:11:53 PM


  6. As a female...I will make an uncomfortable generalization about the prevailing culture of "girl world"...one that makes me unhappy but is true nevertheless. Oh I may rail against the social conditioning of my sex, but...the reality is...

    We can be catty.

    We can (and are) catty because we are judged by our appearance. We can have a heart of gold but if that heart isn't wrapped in a flat tummy, perky boobage, and a face like a supermodel we're just "the best friend".


    Any male to female transexual will have to deal with being judged by their looks like every other female. Best get used to it now.

    Unless they are VERY young when receiving treatments and have feminine features they will be ostracized by men as dating partners and many women will be catty just because...it's our way.

    If you can be talked about because your outfit makes you look fat...you're going to be talked about if your body makes you look like a man.

    All the equality movements in the world won't change the fact that human beings prefer attractive people. The male (straight male) brain is hardwired to like certain features (medical science has proven this) and it is compounded by marketing and other socializations.

    I'm not saying this is right--I certainly try very hard to do my own thing and not spend 1-2 hours going through my closet before going out or a gazillion dollars on hair product...and yet...I do.

    Posted by: Rin | Nov 7, 2011 5:15:30 PM


  7. It's about as appropriate as asking which male actor has the more "faggy look". Offensive term that's occasionally used or reappropriated by the group it's intended to describe, used to propose a question that is inherently stupid and offensive in and of itself.

    But it is always amazing how sensitive some gay men are about terminology and the importance of words until it's words they use about a group they care less about.

    Posted by: luminum | Nov 7, 2011 6:59:21 PM


  8. Huffington Post staff is hella heterosexist (as well as sexist) and out to sensationalize the LGBT populace any way it can. The evidence:

    http://ignoranceisplentiful.blogspot.com/2011/10/re-inventing-lady-marmalade.html

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Nov 8, 2011 12:34:51 PM


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