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RoadColorado civil union bill gets first hearing today. "The proposal is likely to be among the most emotionally charged this year, with supporters pleading for equal rights and opponents saying civil unions undermine traditional marriages."

BeckhamRoadLast month, briefs. This month, long johns.

RoadJean Claude Van Damme would like you to ride his mustache.

RoadAndrew Sullivan on contraception and the Catholic church: "I'm sorry but I find the protectors of child rapists preaching to women about contraception to be a moral obscenity. When all the implicated bishops and the Pope resign, ther replacements will have standing to preach."

RoadIllinois courts gays and lesbian tourists. "A new portion of the state’s tourism website has collected information about gay-friendly lodging and attractions, as well as links to information about pride festivals and other LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) resources."

RoadOhio Dems initiate push for marriage equality in the state: "Columbus City Council President Andrew J. Ginther and Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady are two of the three chairmen of Ohio Leaders for Freedom to Marry. The third leader is former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Tim Hagan."

RoadJake Gyllenhaal introduces Meryl Streep tribute at Berlinale Film Festival.

Rhea_titanRoadSaturn moons: Rhea (foreground) and Titan captured in new image.

RoadFormer Victorian premier and Hawthorn Football Club president Jeff Kennett says 5 percent of Australian Football League players are gay: "'I'm also quite sure within the AFL there are a number of young men who are gay, who keep that fact to themselves, worried about how they're going to be treated by their colleagues,' Mr Kennett told Adelaide radio station 5AA. Mr Kennett said out of a playing group of 800, he would be 'very surprised' if 40 or less weren't gay."

RoadWashington radio host Bobby D gets death threat for making deal with Fred Phelps. "Yeah, someone threatened to blow us up."

RoadFormer Cher and Joan Rivers manager Billy Sammeth speaks out to Kevin Sessums about being fired by both of them.

RoadChris Brown's post-Grammy tweet: “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY. Now! That's the ultimate F-CK OFF”

RoadShawn Pyfrom returning to Desperate Housewives for final season.

RoadKellan Lutz flashes a big smile in Vegas.

BullterrierRoadPet owners protest Romney dog abuse at Westminster Kennel Club show.

RoadLesbian rapper Syd the Kid: “...a lot of people take things out of context, and you’ve got to understand that there is a difference between saying, ‘Hey, you faggot’ and 'Hey, faggot.' When Tyler says 'faggot,' he's not referring to gays, he's referring to lame people. And in our vocabulary, that's what the word 'faggot' means. I'm not offended by the word 'faggot' -- and I am one."

RoadViolence Against Women Act becomes partisan issue after Chuck Grassley objects to inclusion of gays, immigrants: "The objections, led by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and a few conservative organizations, are not over the VAWA as a whole, but over a few new provisions in the reauthorization -- specifically, protections for LGBT individuals, undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic abuse and the authority of Native American tribes to prosecute crimes. The Leahy bill enumerates protections for LGBT victims of domestic violence, forbidding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by VAWA grantees.

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  1. I have never heard a lesbian called "faggot" before. In fact, I've never heard it used in reference to a woman. so spare me the stupidity. If he's referring to lame, how about calling them lame. So sick of our own making excuses for homophobia.

    Posted by: gaylib | Feb 15, 2012 3:34:03 PM

  2. re: "Syd the Kyd" b!tch please. The next time you get beaten up for being a fa99ot, you give me a call and we'll discuss your use of the word. Until then, Shut the f%k up, b!tch.

    Posted by: wtf | Feb 15, 2012 3:54:02 PM

  3. It's usually the young,ignorant who defend the use of the word "faggot".And secondly,since when is a lesbian referred to as "faggot"? I know the "urban" community is ignorant to alot of things but let's cut the crap shall we?

    Posted by: Rocky | Feb 15, 2012 4:04:43 PM

  4. Sinc when does a female rapper have the right to judge the use of the word "fag" in music? You're a woman, honey. You have it much easier than men when it comes to acceptance of homosexuality. You therefore have no right to judge its use.

    Posted by: jason | Feb 15, 2012 4:19:17 PM

  5. Does Syd the Kid realize that using faggot to mean lame is still degrating and wrong? The reason faggot has evolved to lame is because most people used to think gay people were lame or something to openly mock(the same reason people use gay to mean lame). She is not a positive role model at all. She is just ignorant - and I hope one day someone sits her down and explains to her why.

    Posted by: KP | Feb 15, 2012 4:19:21 PM

  6. I am asking ONCE AGAIN for there to be a warning before I am directed to D-Listed. That site is beyond repulsive and offensive. Whoever runs it is sick, twisted and not funny at all.

    Posted by: AJ | Feb 15, 2012 4:47:14 PM

  7. It's too soon to forgive Chris Brown.

    Posted by: DiatribesAndOvationsTo | Feb 15, 2012 5:19:12 PM

  8. Then she really won't be offended by being called an idiot, which she obviously is.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Feb 15, 2012 6:00:59 PM

  9. Classy Chris Brown. Real classy. Thanks for proving all your detractors right.

    Posted by: Jase | Feb 15, 2012 8:10:02 PM

  10. Syd the Who?

    Posted by: Max | Feb 15, 2012 8:52:09 PM

  11. I love David Beckham but I think it's time for him to hire a model for his line. The face is kinda rough and the photo looks like he's sucking it in. Far cry from his Calvin Klein days.

    Posted by: Justin | Feb 15, 2012 8:56:43 PM

  12. Poor AJ and D-Listed. It's says right at the top of their page "Be Very Afraid", booboo. Can't leave and have to read Michael K all the way through every time?

    (It's my homepage).

    Posted by: MarkUs | Feb 15, 2012 9:27:37 PM

  13. John O'Grady's my uncle! Awesome!

    Posted by: Michael Tyznik | Feb 15, 2012 9:47:48 PM

  14. @Jase and Justin: you beat me to the same comments.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 15, 2012 10:21:43 PM

  15. No, Syd, you are not a f-g (and I'm not saying this to be nice, but because like some bigots you have no idea what the word even means). But you are a fool.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 15, 2012 10:46:31 PM

  16. Be like a gay man saying its ok to call a lesbian a dyke

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Feb 16, 2012 5:11:26 AM

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