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StreepRoadMiranda Priestley hits Vogue at last.

RoadNate 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.”

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RoadHawaii 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."

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GloriaRoadCalifornia 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."

RoadDev and Enrique Iglesias get "Naked".

RoadMitt 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."

RoadMale model fix: Arthur Kulkov.

FarrellRoadColin Farrell gives great face.

RoadColdplay 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."

RoadCourt hears challenge to gay and unmarried adoption laws in Northern Ireland.

RoadPolice in Reedswood, UK hunt five men in anti-gay attack.

RoadGay 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."

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  1. Chik-Fil-A: Racist and anti-gay. Glad I don't eat there.

    Posted by: luminum | Dec 12, 2011 4:37:18 PM

  2. Colin Farrell has aged beautifully.
    (My absolutely fav. is Sean Connery, so masculine even today.)

    Posted by: Matt26 | Dec 12, 2011 4:48:31 PM

  3. collin has a lot of grey for only 35

    BUT on him it looks very good

    Posted by: say what | Dec 12, 2011 4:53:15 PM

  4. How horribly sad for Mr & Mrs Clementi and sadder yet that Tyler felt so alone. When I read that about someone I want to reach out and say 'call me - email me - we CAN be friends and you'll always have someone to talk to' - but I can't because he isn't hear anymore. How odd that his mother had no clue that after telling her he was gay, he had felt abandoned by her. He must have felt very alone to have taken his own life.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Dec 12, 2011 5:01:17 PM

  5. Miranda Priestley?

    Posted by: topher | Dec 12, 2011 5:43:49 PM

  6. I feel bad for the Clementis but their son needed more support than they provided...why do all the male models you feature are so underfed?... Farrell is what a handsome man should look like.

    Posted by: jaragon | Dec 12, 2011 5:47:09 PM

  7. I have to agree with the decision of the Norwegian court. The West cannot start allowing people to immigrate from Third World countries for no other reason than claiming that their sexual orientation puts them "at risk" in their home countries. That can of worms, once opened, would be hard to close again.

    There may be an occasional exceptional case, but as a general rule, such requests should be denied.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 12, 2011 5:53:58 PM

  8. Never heard of Miranda Priestly, Tooher? Bad gay!

    Posted by: Jerry | Dec 12, 2011 5:57:22 PM

  9. But RICK, you live in America and yet your cowardly ass is still Closeted.

    There are LGBT people in other countries who are being killed for being gay, and your cowardly ass still hides in America and dimisses their plight?

    No wonder your dad was ashamed to call you his son.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 12, 2011 6:01:01 PM

  10. Rick, SHUT. UP.

    What would constitute an "occasional exceptional case" for you? Being murdered because you're gay? Having your anus filled with glue? Having your genitals cut off? Being beaten, doused with gas and set ablaze while passersby cheer on your attackers? Being hung at 15? Being beheaded?
    It's incredibly easy to find a wealth of horrifying accounts that would instantly assure amnesty in my books. All you have to do is look, you fool. Oh, and have one ounce of compassion.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Dec 12, 2011 6:35:50 PM

  11. The Chick Fil-A at which this happened is not at UC Irvine. It is in Irvine. We don't have a Chick Fil-A on campus. Thanks

    Posted by: Cathy Lawhon | Dec 12, 2011 7:23:46 PM

  12. @Jerry: I went "duh!" half way through your reply. ;). LOVE Miranda Prestley! Thanks for reminding me!

    Posted by: topher | Dec 12, 2011 7:36:35 PM

  13. Rick = Cowardly, uneducated, uncompassionate, trash.

    Posted by: Marc C | Dec 12, 2011 8:05:14 PM

  14. The "discrete" in the Gay Iraqi story should be spelled "discreet".

    Posted by: Fahd | Dec 12, 2011 8:22:15 PM

  15. Colin Farrell = sexiest man of the year, in my book.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Dec 12, 2011 8:38:03 PM

  16. I have to wonder if people like Rick just post on here to see how upset others will get or do they truly believe the crap that they post

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Dec 12, 2011 9:39:36 PM

  17. @Grover: most decidedly, the answer is yes.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 13, 2011 2:12:13 AM

  18. Rick puts out the bait and Little Kiwi rises every time. I laugh out loud - just amused, not derisive - at his froth of futile fuming fury spent so predictably. How he knows about Rick's father's opinion is pure chrystal ball, or supernatural Sherlock Holms. Go figure

    Posted by: uffda | Dec 13, 2011 7:21:31 AM

  19. Reading posts on this site makes me acutely aware of the poor education our students are getting. Almost every day I see "your" used instead of "you're". Today, there's "hear" vs. "here" and "discrete" vs. "discreet". If you didn't pass third grade English, please refrain from commenting.

    Posted by: John | Dec 13, 2011 8:22:44 AM

  20. There was a time not too long ago when gay people in the West faced many of the same challenges that gay people in the Third World do, today. The solution was to bring about change in our own societies through activism.....and that is also the solution for gays in other countries today, not to move 350 million people from the Third World to Europe and North America.

    And anybody who does not see it that way is just being unrealistic and unreasonable.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 13, 2011 11:44:37 AM

  21. Right. So 350 million people from "Third World" countries (which is a horribly outdated and pejorative term, FYI) are going to claim to be gay to gain asylum in the West. Gotcha.

    Of course, that's an entirely realistic and reasonable claim to make.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Dec 13, 2011 12:34:01 PM

  22. colin is 'aight'. i'm a lips guy and he ain't got none.

    Posted by: redball | Dec 13, 2011 3:55:56 PM

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