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Parents: Tyler Clementi had no close friends.
UC Irvine Chick-Fil-A labels Asian customers 'Ching' and 'Chong'.
Nate Berkus show canceled: “After careful consideration, we have decided that The Nate Berkus Show will not return for a third season in the fall," Harpo Studios and Sony Pictures Television said in a joint statement. "We are grateful for the hard work and heart that Nate, [executive producer] Corin Nelson and their entire team have poured into the show, and we’re very proud of what they’ve delivered.”
Five initiatives are in play hoping to take down California's LGBT History law.
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Hawaii Gay Straight Alliance wins Out in the Silence youth activism award: "The award competition was announced this past June in partnership with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. In no time, more than 100 student, youth and ally groups, coast-to-coast and beyond, registered to participate by holding free public events throughout the month of October, which marks LGBT History Month, Ally Week and National Coming Out Day."
California mother speaks out against DOMA: "There is such ignorance and fear driving this terrible prejudice. In this difficult world, we find ourselves torn apart by small differences instead of embracing the common bonds we all share. Love is the supreme bond. We need it for our spiritual survival. We crave it for our happiness and fulfillment. And when any adult couple is lucky enough to find love together and they are willing to make a lifelong commitment, I believe that courageous act should be encouraged."
Dev and Enrique Iglesias get "Naked".
Mitt Romney recalls how he once pooped in a bucket: "A number of the apartments that I lived in when I was there didn't have toilets – we had instead the little pads on the ground – OK, you know how that works, pull – there was a chain behind you with kind of a bucket, bucket affair. I had not experienced one of those in the United States."
Male model fix: Arthur Kulkov.
Colin Farrell gives great face.
Coldplay announces North American tour dates: "Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto tour kicks off April 17 with a show in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They’ll perform a few more shows in Canada before hitting the States with shows in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, DC, Boston, and more."
Court hears challenge to gay and unmarried adoption laws in Northern Ireland.
Police in Reedswood, UK hunt five men in anti-gay attack.
Gay Iraqi refused asylum in Norway, told to "go home and be discrete": "The High Court accepted that Azad Hassan Rasol was gay and that gay men in Iraq are at risk, including at risk of being killed, but it ruled that Rasol 'must comply with Iraq's socio-cultural norms'. Rasol is a Kurd and the Immigration authorities claimed that risks to gay men in the Kurdish region "differs greatly" from the rest of Iraq and that he can seek protection from the Kurdish autonomous region's authorities."