News: Brian Burke, Iran, Dean Kamen, Uganda, Mr. Gay UK, Dione
Iran rejects U.S. call for return of spy drone.
Segway inventor Dean Kamen joins fight against NH marriage equality repeal.
Mother Jones goes inside gay Uganda.
Yoga cat will not be ignored.
Toronto Maple Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke demonstrates why he's continuing to be a hero in the fight against homophobia.
Paul Rudnick updates the Kinsey Scale.
Mom disowns son after she comes out to him: the IM trail.
'Stop Online Privacy Act' essentially a government "kill switch" for the internet: "Proposed federal legislation purporting to protect online intellectual property would also impose sweeping new government mandates on internet service providers – a positively Orwellian power grab that would permit the U.S. Justice Department to shut down any internet site it doesn’t like (and cut off its sources of income) on nothing more than a whim."
Mr. Gay UK crowned. "Samuel Kneen, from Cardiff, was voted the winner at Club Mission in Leeds on Saturday. It comes after weeks of competing with several other men from across the United Kingdom. in the long-running contest."
Record number of California students attend statewide Gay-Straight Alliance conference "which educators and students say reflects a growing interest in advocacy clubs for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their allies."
Researchers: Ecstasy use causes lasting changes in brain. “Our study provides some of the strongest evidence to date that the drug causes chronic loss of serotonin in humans.”
According to Obama strategist David Axelrod, we're all about to see Newt's ass.
STUDY: Life possible on large areas of Mars. "The low-pressure environment of Mars means water cannot exist as a liquid and will vaporise on the surface, but Lineweaver said the conditions are right underground, where the weight of the soil gives the added pressure required. It would also be warm enough, at certain depths, for bacteria and other micro-organisms to thrive due to heat from the planet's core."
Chris Colfer makes a pretty good elf.
A new look at Saturn's moon Dione.
Obamas condemned for celebrating Christmas too enthusiastically.
John Katehis gets maximum '25 years to life' sentence for murder of gay NYC newsman George Weber.
Survivor winner and tax evader Richard Hatch finishes nine-month stay in Rhode Island prison: "The Newport resident had spent more than three years in prison for not paying taxes on his $1 million "Survivor" winnings. He was released in 2009 and ordered to refile his 2000 and 2001 taxes and pay what he owed. He went back to prison in March for violating the terms of his supervised release by failing to settle his tax bill. He had claimed he was 'financially destitute.' Hatch said Monday night he was 'happy' to have been released but didn't know where he would be staying." Plans sperm donor reality show...