News: Rosie O'Donnell, Halliburton, ENDA, Peter Facinelli, Gigolos

RoadNo movement seen from White House on ENDA executive order.

RoadLGBT communities of color gather for BOLD Minnesota gathering.

ManningRoadBradley Manning legal defense "paints a picture of Manning as a disturbed and lonely person" as he worked in Iraq: "Other witnesses will testify, Coombs writes, that Manning was struggling with being gay under the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy that existed at the time he was serving in Iraq. A fellow soldier will testify that 'he was having gender identify (sic) issues' and that he was being teased by other soldiers over his sexuality and his short stature."

RoadWe'll soon see if there is a market for nude Shaun White photos.

RoadRosie O'Donnell is engaged to Michelle Rounds: "After breaking up with her previous girlfriend Tracy Kachtick-Anders back in February, Rosie met and fell in love with a woman named Michelle Rounds. Today we learn that Rosie broke the happy news of the couple’s engagement on her new TV show."

RoadGay grandson of Rita Hayworth found dead in Chelsea, NYC apartment.

SpillBP: RoadHalliburton destroyed Gulf spill evidence.

RoadAustralian gay and lesbian couples to get access to Certificates of Non-Impediment (CNIs) to wed overseas: "Many gay and lesbian Australians travel overseas to marry because they can’t marry here, but when they discover the Australian Government won’t give them the required paperwork, weddings plans have to be cancelled and the partners concerned continue to experience the legal and social disadvantages of not being able to marry."

RoadBradley Cooper: Ryan Gosling should have been 'Sexiest Man Alive'.

RoadWest Village's longstanding gay bar Pieces has survived its lease battle. "When Pieces first opened in 1992, the original owner Bob Etsey decided he wanted to do something different.  He made the bar’s interior a bit theatrical with décor that was over-the-top, and he featured a lineup of new talent and unusual shows.  In fact, they claim to have had the first Karaoke night at a gay bar starting way back in 1993."

RoadSpringfield, Oregon approves LGBT non-discrimination ordinance.

FacinelliRoadPeter Facinelli covers Da Man.

RoadStraight hustler for gay men talks about why he did it, getting sober.

RoadWorld Health Organization comes to obvious conclusion about stopping spread of AIDS: "'If you want to achieve zero new infections, you have to address the human rights issues,' WHO official Ying-Ru Lo said after a meeting about infection rates among gay men at the International Conference for AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Africa (ICASA). She said stigmatisation and high levels of discrimination blocked access to AIDS treatment, boosting infection rates among gay men in developing countries. 'We must ensure the well-being of the most marginalised groups,' she added."

RoadShowtime's Gigolos to get gay element: "A source at the network confirmed to us that a gigolo who has both male and female clients will make an appearance during next week’s season two finale, airing Thursday, December 8th, at 11 pm. ‘Gigolos’ follows the lives of five straight male escorts in Las Vegas and shows them interacting with clients as well as their own personal relationships. The sexually ambiguous gigolo has a conversation with Vin and the two exchange notes on their industry. Perhaps a gay gigolo will be added to the mix if the show gets picked up for a third season?"

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  1. You realize how lost a society has become when Shaun White's crotch hair becomes a topic of discussion.....

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 6, 2011 4:24:48 PM


  2. I don't care about discussing his crotch hair; I'd rather just bury my face in it.

    Posted by: Jeff K. | Dec 6, 2011 5:09:52 PM


  3. I don't know who Peter Facinelli is, but damn he's wearing a ton of makeup on that cover. Not a criticism, but it could have been more subtle.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 6, 2011 5:42:51 PM


  4. The defense being laid out for Bradley Manning sounds an awful like the Twinkie defense used by Dan White in the Milk / Moscone murders. "I was being bullied and it troubled me, so I released classified information and, wow, I feel better now." Manning is not a gay martyr or hero. Quite the opposite. He is an argument for restoring DADT (not that I favor that.)

    Posted by: james | Dec 6, 2011 5:52:47 PM


  5. @james you may be right about manning, but it's got nothing to do with DADT so don't even joke about it

    Posted by: Jerry | Dec 6, 2011 6:47:07 PM


  6. Oh, please! If pieces started Karaoke in '93, they were at least 5 years behind "The Stage Door" in Buffalo. I remember meeting friends there one night and having to fight them off trying to drag me up there to sing.

    Posted by: Mother | Dec 6, 2011 8:24:31 PM


  7. When it comes to Hallaburton, I would not expect anything less then protecting themselves by any other means. Since day one, they have cheated their way into lucrative contracts, with very little government over site. They even changed their name, and moved their Headquarters out of the country to save from paying taxes. I hope some day our former President Bush(43) and his Vice President are sent to prison for all their illegal actions.
    They make Nixon look like a Saint!

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin aka The Bleacher Preacherj | Dec 7, 2011 2:57:01 AM


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