News: Nick Jonas, Overeating, Hans Christian Andersen, Chaz Bono

RoadSTUDY: Overeating causes your brain to age.

RoadSignorile: How gay media helped sink the AT&T - T-Mobile merger.

KardashianRoadLumps of coal: The Kardashian Khristmas Kard.

RoadChaz Bono calls off engagement to Jennifer Elia: "They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection toward one another," the rep said. "No further amplification will be forthcoming and they ask that you respect their privacy at this time."

RoadKellan Lutz: where's his Aspen?

RoadSurprise, Rick Perryhas a fondness for beards: “I like your beard,” Perry said as he greeted one voter and expressed a touch of jealousy that he can’t grow one of his own. “I’d grow one but I’ve got too many — I’d look like an old mangy dog.”

RoadProposal for Hans Christian Andersen Gay Pride festival divides Danish town: "Finn Wagner, a pensioner on the island, described the proposal as 'distasteful' in comments on the website of Fyens Stiftstidende, the island’s newspaper. 'This great Dane has been enjoyed by millions of children and adults worldwide,' he wrote. 'Denmark has not deserved this. Funen has not deserved this.'"

RoadMeryl Streep covers Newsweek as The Iron Lady.

JonasRoadNick Jonas cleans up for 'How to Succeed'.

RoadKalamazoo, Michigan pushes back on legislation that would void its LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance: "Kalamazoo is not alone either, the cities of Flint, Ann Arbor, Lansing and others have also passed similar resolutions. 'There's a big push back in communities that don't have protections enacted already, saying, 'you know what, we do not want Lansing's hand to come in and dictate how we run our community,' said Hunter."

RoadGuess how many approve of how Congress is doing?

RoadMatthew Long, son of the head of the New York State Conservative Party, which opposed New York's marriage equality law, marries divorcee.

RoadThe Fabulous Beekman Boys got engaged.

RoadJonathan Capehart: GOP = Gay-Obsessed Party.

MessengerRoadAustralian MP announces proposal to repeal Civil Partnerships. Rob Messenger: "Research, both historical and sociological, has revealed that one-man-one-woman marriage provides the most stable foundation for a society and the best possible environment for the rearing of children. Anything that weakens the institution of one-man-one-woman marriage is, in fact, bad for society and detrimental to the wellbeing of children."

RoadRyan Gosling's long drunk winter's nap.

RoadHas a page turned for homophobia in Hip-Hop? "...in the last few months, seemingly unprompted by anything more than some new wellspring of compassion, major hip-hop artists have been speaking out in vehement condemnation of old homophobic tropes, calling for greater tolerance toward gay people, urging closeted gays to come out, and expressing admiration for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in ways that would have been unimaginable a generation ago."

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  1. thank goodness that research, historical and sociological, also proves that LGBT couples marrying has no averse effects on how heterosexuals raise their own children.

    gay couples will have children whether they can legally marry or get a civil union or not. denying them those rights only puts their children in jeopardy, therefore these conservatives hate gays more than they actually care about children.

    but we already knew that.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 20, 2011 2:28:38 PM


  2. Hey, if the gay community was able to shut down the AT&T-T-Mobile merger then we can stop the GOP, the Tea-Party and re-elect Obama. We are POWER! BTW, the failure of that merger cost AT&T 4 Billion dollars - that's what they have to pay T-Mobile. AT&T needs Dish Network so they will go after them next. SHUT 'EM DOWN!

    So happy for Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of The Fabulous Beekman Boys on their engagement. 13 years together is never too late.

    and GOP = Gay-Obsessed Party. Keep it up. We are POWER!

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Dec 20, 2011 2:58:01 PM


  3. "'This great Dane has been enjoyed by millions of children and adults worldwide'"

    I started giggling at the spontaneous mental image of Hans Christian Anderson as Marmaduke.

    Posted by: Kevin_BGFH | Dec 20, 2011 3:05:21 PM


  4. Imagine having "Chaz" sit on your face.....Mmmmmmm, sexy (LOL!)

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 20, 2011 3:14:22 PM


  5. The whole AT&T/GLAAD clusterf**k was a great moment for LGBT bloggers and a wake up call to LGBT groups that had gotten too cozy with corporate sponsors. I'm not sure I agree with Signorile's opinion that it helped scuttle the deal. During the whole brouhaha, we never heard from AT&T. It didn't seem like they were fazed at all. It think the Justice Department played the largest part in sinking the merger.

    Posted by: KP | Dec 20, 2011 3:30:04 PM


  6. It's always annoying to hear bigots who know nothing about the social sciences citing this elusive and non-existent "research" that proves kids fare better with opposite-sex parents and that equal marriage rights are a detriment to anyone at all.
    The leading professional organizations in every related social science from pediatrics to psychology, psychiatry and the medical profession have ALL made policy statements that their research shows exactly the opposite, that kids of same-sex parents tend to do very well and that marriage rights for the parents of those children are beneficial.
    (I can easily post numerous links to policy statements, but it's cumbersome to do on an I-phone).

    Posted by: Gregv | Dec 20, 2011 4:06:55 PM


  7. rick, you are a sad and hateful individual

    Posted by: gomez | Dec 20, 2011 4:49:36 PM


  8. Rick Perry - 'I’d grow one but I’ve got too many — I’d look like an old mangy dog.' ”

    ok! he has too many beards - now who is going to explain to Perry what he really just said?

    not me...

    Posted by: mike/ | Dec 20, 2011 5:41:23 PM


  9. The Kardashian photo looks like a poster for Satan worshipers convention...Jonas seems to young for that part.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 20, 2011 5:59:18 PM


  10. Becoming Chaz; Being Chaz; rounds of talk show appearances, in the limelight on Dancing With The Stars...you chose a lot of amplification...shameless self-promotion with no respect for your own privacy and now you are expecting that from others? Seriously?

    Posted by: Mitch | Dec 21, 2011 12:52:12 AM


  11. If restricting marriage to heterosexuals is so gdm good, how come that institution has been collapsing for the last five decades without our help? Where, Mr Australian MP, is the evidence that the one-man-one-woman model is such a success?

    Posted by: Danny | Dec 21, 2011 8:38:28 AM


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