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RoadWoman burned alive in Brooklyn elevator.

RoadPOLITICO: Will Obama galvanize gay voters by finally endorsing marriage equality?

CaseRoadGay Republican Lucas Case is sick of the hypocrites in his party: "The 24-year-old Branson man, who until recently was U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman's political director, is very unhappy about how his party treats gays and lesbians. Like so many people like him — and there are many in the Republican Party — he has heard the slurs, sat through meetings in which gays were bashed, and watched the party develop more and more anti-gay positions."

RoadLindsay Lohan's finally in something that everyone's going to see.

RoadNorman Reedus hits the beach in Florida.

RoadGays in Harlem say change happening slowly: “A lot of men don’t flip out on us the way we used to get flipped out on or bashed,” said Ruperto. “Like five years ago, it was such a bad thing. You couldn’t even be friends with gay people. It was like we were aliens living on Earth."

RoadAdele is not feeling the London smog.

RoadPrince Albert takes the plunge in Monaco.

TornadoRoadRare waterspout spotted on the Mediterranean Sea.

RoadGays at center of Zimbabwe constitutional debate: "MDC members have threatened to name names of closeted gays in Mugabe's party. Member of parliament Amos Chibaya, referring to the late general and national hero, Solomon Mujuru, pointed out that: 'There was no single day Mujuru got lost and started talking about gays, yet in Zanu-PF we have people who continuously preach anti-gay gospels yet they are champions in practicing it.'"

RoadSperm donor or intimate partner? "Gardner said that her Free Sperm Donor Registry — whose clients she believes are 70 percent lesbians — is aware of the potential ripples. Although she believes Arsenault made a critical error in registering with the FDA, a move that distinguished him from many other donors who escape regulators' notice, his case may still draw negative attention to an option that allows lesbians to conceive, like most heterosexual couples, in the privacy of their own home."

RoadMale model fix: Domenique Melchior.

JacobsRoadMarc Jacobs and gay porn actor Harry Louis rumored to be an item.

Appeals court rules against RoadChristian student Jennifer Keeton, who sued Augusta State University to stop it from expelling her from its school-counseling program over her views on homosexuality: "But in an August 2010 ruling, a federal district court disagreed with Ms. Keeton, finding that the university had sought only to have her learn to not let her personal views affect the counseling she would provide to gay and lesbian clients, a part of the practical training in the school-counseling program. In its ruling on Friday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit agreed with the district court, ruling that because Ms. Keeton was unlikely to prevail in her lawsuit, a court order for her at this stage was unwarranted."

RoadFormer head of Boston AIDS charity pleads guilty to embezzlement: "The former head of a Boston AIDS charity will serve five years of probation for embezzling more than $120,000 from the group, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office. Valerie Tebbetts, 54, formerly of Dorchester, pleaded guilty yesterday to three counts of embezzlement and one charge of making false entries in corporate books while running the Boston Living Center from September 2008 to November 2010."


  1. T says

    Beyond serving as a good example of the GOP’s absurd anti-gay stance, Lucas Case’s experience is yet another example of why we need to go to a different system. Our current system really only allows for two effective main parties. My hunch is that Lucas would best fit into the Libertarian Party yet everyone knows that there is no advancement or success to be found there. Nations with parliamentary forms of government can handle multiple parties that receive more than the measly 1% that third parties often get in the US. Whether a person is an environmentalist, socialist, or what have you, being able to vote for someone who actually comes relatively close to your own views and know that they have a chance must certainly be nice.

  2. Joel says

    “The former head of a Boston AIDS charity will serve five years of probation for embezzling more than $120,000 from the group, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office.”

    There should have been years of prison for this. The white collar people get off so easily. Taking advantage of AIDS patients is really despicable.

  3. KP says

    I kinda feel bad for Lucas Case: his party won’t change until at least two generations die off (crude to say but the truth). I hope he spoke out against those saying slurs and putdowns against gays during party meetings. If not, he is part of the problem, not the solution.

  4. says

    @ T: Parliamentary systems don’t necessarily produce better results. Too often, no party has a majority and must align with a potentially radical minor party to form a government. This is why the Israeli Knesset is virtually held hostage by the far right religionist Haredi and can’t make any progress towards peace.

    If Mr. Case thinks that only republicans care about personal responsibility (so that’s why he is one), then he really doesn’t understand most democrats. Unless he’s just hoping to be rich and less taxed.

  5. says

    Hey Lucas, what will it take for you to stop supporting the GOP?

    Did you vote for McCain/Palin? If so, how can you claim to want to change the party from the inside when you give them no reason to?

    You can’t vote for anti-gay candidates who promote anti-gay politicies and then complain that your chosen party is anti-gay.

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