News: Andrew Sullivan, Realty, Cindy Crawford, Cuba, Mad Men

RoadLog Cabin Republicans insist Romney comfortable around gays.

RoadThe National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is sponsoring tonight's GOP debate in SC.

SullivanRoadFOX News blurs out Andrew Sullivan's name on cover of Newsweek. Sullivan: "Fox News has Mark Levin on to trash my article but they are far too afraid to have me on to defend it. I've been on the blacklist for years. Like Ron Paul, too dangerous for Fox. You might notice that they have actually blurred out my name on the cover. Heh."

RoadCindy Crawford's daughter is a model now.

RoadGay White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard has been named one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington D.C. by GQ magazine.

RoadNational Association of Realtors files arbitration case with World Intellectual Property Organization over the domain name "[Its owner] says that gay buyers and sellers are sometimes discriminated against and 'this can drastically reduce your chance of proper representation and getting the best deal on real estate'."

RoadJake Gyllenhaal finds a new agent, drinks juice.

RoadChris Hemsworth and Matt Damon slip and slide off a yacht on St. Barts.

CrissRoadGay-on-gay Slushie crime targets Darren Criss.

RoadFather of 19 Jim Bob Duggar comes out against transgender Girl Scouts: "Our family loves Girl Scout cookies and I don't think allowing a boy in the Girl Scouts is a good thing...If they're wanting to create a new scout program where girls and boys would join together, that might be an option. But whether somebody declares they're a boy or girl and can join either one -- it isn't even logical and it goes against the core principles the group was founded on."

RoadComing trend in menswear: animals.

RoadGay couple battles to be recognized as 'family' by Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio gym. Petition.

RoadReport: Trans woman beaten, killed by Cuban police. "Eighteen-year-old Leidel Luis, who was known as Jessica, originally from the province of Santiago de Cuba and who lived with her partner named Yariel in Las Tunas, died after receiving a brutal beating in Guáimaro in Camaguey, southern Cuba."

RoadPHOTO: Katniss and Peeta about to be lit on fire in The Hunger Games.

MadmenRoadMad Men has a new teaser poster out. Bet you can guess why it's causing some controversy.

RoadUnited Passenger Brad Lamm sues, claims flight attendant made "fag" jokes.

RoadHudson Taylor says LGBT athletic coaches need to be free to come out of the closet: "If college athletics is ever to be free of the obstacles keeping coaches closeted, we must first acknowledge the presence of LGBT coaches among college teams. Currently, the college athletic community devotes little time and few resources to identifying this population and assessing the challenges they face."

RoadStephen Colbert runs ads against himself, urges vote for Herman Cain.

RoadIndiana to offer first-in-the-nation LGBT license plate.

RoadBook of Mormon star Andrew Rannels signs deal to star in Ryan Murphy comedy: "The single-camera project, co-written by Murphy and Adler and to be directed by Murphy, is described as a heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family. It has not been greenlighted to pilot yet but is fully expected to."

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  1. OMG Sebastion blows a load on Blaine!!!

    Posted by: ggreen | Jan 19, 2012 4:07:48 PM

  2. I don't watch Mad Men, but that poster is amazing! It reminds me of Saul Bass's work.

    Posted by: endo | Jan 19, 2012 4:09:11 PM

  3. Who cares about Glee or Mad Men when this will happen Mayor Rahm Emanuel to support gay marriage at D.C. mayors' meeting, per today's Chicago Tribune.

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Jan 19, 2012 4:15:00 PM

  4. If you look at the negative space (the white area on the page) as positive space (for example the facade of a large, tall building), the analogy to 9/11 is unmistakeable.

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Jan 19, 2012 4:15:56 PM

  5. ewwww....the Duggar family. you have 19 kids, dude. They're not all straight. understand this.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 19, 2012 4:23:09 PM

  6. The Mad Men poster is a sleazy plagiarism of Richard Drew's photograph titled "Falling Man" taken at the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11. An iconic and sobering photo documenting one individual's agony in the face of sheer horror does not deserve to be reappropriated into cheap commercial promotion. Two thumbs down on Mad Men for bad taste and absolute disrespect for the victims and their families. This alone is reason enough for me to never watch their show now.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jan 19, 2012 4:39:43 PM

  7. Memo to LCR's: Who cares if Romney is comfortable (or uncomfortable) around gays? The policies he's currently running on are extremely anti-gay. It's the policies, stupids.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jan 19, 2012 4:41:13 PM

  8. The Mad Men image is taken from the series' opening credits, which have been on for years. Yes, people fell from buildings on 9/11. But does that mean images of people in free fall are forever verboten? No, and it shouldn't.

    Posted by: Wil | Jan 19, 2012 4:46:23 PM

  9. Thank you Wil, has no one seen Mad Men? The entire credit sequence is a man falling from a building. Get educated people, not everything has to do with 9/11.

    Posted by: BEAHBEAH | Jan 19, 2012 4:56:04 PM

  10. Give me a break! That poster looks absolutely nothing like the Ricard Drew photo.

    Posted by: endo | Jan 19, 2012 4:57:08 PM

  11. When will everything stop being compared to 9/11? It's been 10 years. Stop already.

    Posted by: Zlick | Jan 19, 2012 5:12:50 PM

  12. Oh, please. The Mad Men poster-- like the show's opening credits-- are more a play on Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" imagery than they are on anything else. The "falling man" has been part of Mad Men's iconography from the start. To try and make this about 911 strikes me as slightly insane.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jan 19, 2012 5:13:29 PM

  13. I would rather have a politician be uncomfortable around me as long as he ensured equaliy under the law

    Posted by: r | Jan 19, 2012 5:21:17 PM

  14. In regards to the Mad Men poster, everyone who has seen the show will recognize the image from the opening credits. For those who have not seen the show, their minds will probably go first to 9/11. Probably not the best move to get people who have never seen the show interested in watching.

    Posted by: KP | Jan 19, 2012 5:21:28 PM

  15. Not to mention early Warhol and plenty of falling people (suicides.) That Drew photo is plagiarism if you want to go that far.

    This has nothing to do with 9/11 and everything to do with the opening credits.

    Posted by: unruly | Jan 19, 2012 5:27:04 PM

  16. Thanks for including the link to the Cuyahoga Falls story & our petition! I hope readers will consider signing us: More than 1,300 signatures already, & each signature sending an email to the city's entire city council. They're paying attention!

    Posted by: Kate B. | Jan 19, 2012 6:18:41 PM

  17. Bobby, The Mad Men poster has NOTHING to do with that photo. Stop trying to make everything about 9/11.

    Posted by: David | Jan 19, 2012 6:36:37 PM

  18. I'm with KP on the Mad Men poster. To my eye, it is tactless.

    As for United, I didn't really need ANOTHER reason not to lay that POS airline.

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 19, 2012 6:52:55 PM

  19. Sorry, I have never seen Mad men, and didn't make any connection to 9/11 looking at the poster. Just looked like a throwback to 60's movie stylings. I'd have to say anyone that jumped to 9/11 seeing that has their own issues to work out, and need to stop projecting them onto everyone, and everything around them.

    Posted by: LiamB | Jan 19, 2012 7:09:43 PM

  20. Wow, I'm truly impressed at how dumb the critics of the Mad Men poster are behaving. The man falls during the opening credits as everything around him falls apart. Like a metaphor. It has nothing to do with 9/11, reading into it like that is psychotic.

    Posted by: Wes | Jan 19, 2012 7:27:27 PM

  21. [The man falls during the opening credits as everything around him falls apart. Like a metaphor. It has nothing to do with 9/11.]

    Why isn't the show itself and the opening credits -- things falling apart -- a reference to our current world (which is not quite yet "so 10 years ago")?

    Posted by: Morning Tundra | Jan 19, 2012 9:09:18 PM

  22. That's a long stretch from 9/11 to the Saul Bass inspired opening credits of "Mad Men"... Hemsworth looks very nice...glad you are posting a about the real Cuba not the liberal state fantasy the government tries to project.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jan 19, 2012 9:33:11 PM

  23. When MAD MEN first premiered, it's opening credits were acknowledged as an homage to Hitchcock's Vertigo. There's an excellent commentary on MAD MEN's opening credits at As for the new poster, there's a whole lot of world out there that doesn't associate 9/11 with everything they see. How about when you see an London Underground sign... do you immediately think of bombing?

    Moving on... great to have the LGBT license plates, but talk about opening yourself up for auto vandalism... Methinks we're not ready yet.

    Posted by: Paul M | Jan 20, 2012 11:51:12 AM

  24. Once again, the Log Cabin Republicans show why we really can't take them seriously. Mitt Romney is "comfortable" around gay people? So What? I don't care if he is comfortable, I care that he is opposed to us having equal rights.

    Posted by: db | Jan 20, 2012 12:01:12 PM

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