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RoadStay hungry, stay foolish: Virgin America names jet for Steve Jobs.

ZuluRoadZulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini accused of slurring gays: "'There was nothing like that and if you do it you must know that you are rotten. I don't care how you feel about it ... same sex is not acceptable,' King Goodwill said. But yesterday, the Zulu Royal Household criticised what it called a "reckless translation" of the king's speech, saying he had merely expressed concern at the moral decay reflected in the prevailing rampant sexual abuse, including the rape of men by other men."

RoadYes, it is possible to sneeze with your eyes open and not have your eyeballs pop out.

RoadHenry Cavill makes a young Superfan's dream come true.

RoadMichelangelo Signorile interviews GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson: "Currently seeking the Libertarian Party nomination, Johnson dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination back in December, after appearing in two of the televised national debates in 2011. He came out for marriage equality in the fall, after first supporting civil unions."

RoadAn all-male Wet Hot American Summer reunion.

RoadJean Dujardin spiffs up the pages of GQ.

G_thomasRoadOddsmakers tip Gareth Thomas to win UK's Celebrity Big Brother.

RoadLove Honor Cherish is looking for volunteers to help gather one million signatures from registered voters before April 20, 2012, to get the repeal of Proposition 8 on the ballot.

RoadAuthor Benoit Denizet-Lewis to travel the country in an RV and work on book about dogs.

RoadExperts: Sumatran elephants 'critically endangered'.

RoadGay man seeks Hudson Valley House seat in NY: "A crowd of many dozens were on hand in Tribeca on January 19 to meet and support Matt Alexander, the openly gay mayor of upstate Wappingers Falls, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth in the November election."

RoadPHOTOS: Madonna and Brahim at W.E.'s New York premiere.

MarinaRoadMarina Abramovic throws a silent party at Sundance. Documentary premieres. Watch trailer!

RoadNewt Gingrich demands applause or he won't debate.

RoadProbe finds Earth-like dunes on Saturn's moon Titan.

RoadDana Miller on L.A. Gay Pride: It's the packaging, stupid!

RoadSolar eruption triggers massive radiation storm. "A huge eruption on the Sun has caused the strongest radiation storm since 2005, which is due to hit Earth on Tuesday, Jan 24, possibly causing widespread communications interference."

RoadAndy Rourke and Mike Joyce on The Smiths' first gig: "Morrissey was this very quiet, unassuming person, but as soon as he went on he became something different. It took your breath away. He had a pocket full of confetti and threw it over the audience, which none of us expected. James Maker introduced the band in French and danced wearing stilettos and playing maracas. He was the gay Bez. But I think we realised it was gilding the lily a bit; we already had a frontman who was this strange, exotic creature no one could understand."

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  1. I once had brunch with Mike Joyce and didn't realize it was him. Probably a good thing because I would have been nervous.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 24, 2012 4:20:56 PM


  2. I completely understand the desire to a repeal of Prop8 on the CA ballot... and I do think that it would pass... the problem is we're already committed to the legal battle and it is just about a foregone conclusion that the case will shortly be heard by SCOTUS. Yes, it's not a sure thing that SCOTUS will side for marriage equality, but I believe the odds are in our favor. Fundamentally rights should not be up to majority vote at the ballot box. If we were to lose at SCOTUS, that would be the time to go back to the ballot. We're so close, and we should be patient and wait...

    Posted by: MikeH | Jan 24, 2012 4:22:59 PM


  3. Ugh, as a South African taxpayer my tax rands are going to support this ridiculous Zulu "king". Bleah.

    Posted by: aj | Jan 24, 2012 5:39:44 PM


  4. Yep, we can always go back to the ballot for California alone if SCOTUS rules in favor of Prop 8. Why the hurry when there's a decent shot at nationwide Marriage Equality that would, btw, provide the only path real financial benefits to affected Californians?

    I hate to say this about an organization I once belonged to and have nothing but fondness for - but LHC is way off base here, and seems willing to sacrifice the forest for the sake of the trees.

    Posted by: Zlick | Jan 24, 2012 5:54:47 PM


  5. LHC is not about repealing Prop 8. They are simply about changing it from a ban on same-sex marriage, to a ban on polygamy. I wish reporting on this would be more honest.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 24, 2012 8:19:49 PM


  6. I had no idea that the Zulu king was Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jan 25, 2012 8:00:10 AM


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