News: Super Bowl, Jack Frew, Germany, Christine Quinn, Bjork

RoadLGBT activists protest outside National Prayer Breakfast.

MonalisaRoadMona Lisa copy discovered at the Prado.

RoadOutsports gay guide to the Super Bowl. "Gay-friendly owners. Madonna. David Beckham in his underwear and 106 players in tight pants. Welcome to this year’s Super Bowl. Gay enough for you? For those who want to dazzle fellow Super Bowl partiers with obscure porn references and some insight to the game, I present my annual Super Bowl for the Clueless."

RoadBuzzfeed: Hotties of the Super Bowl.

RoadEbony: Four Black pastors at the forefront of LGBT equality.

RoadSarah Jessica Parker as feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

RoadMatt Bomer and Darren Criss to tackle Duran Duran on Glee: "A show source says the Duran Duran number will be 'very sexy and fun and big,' adding that Bomer is a 'big dancer,' and that Darren Criss, who plays Blaine, is a major Duran aficionado who 'has long hungered for some of these songs.'"

RoadJake Gyllenhaal reminds us it's actually winter somewhere.

Martin_curtisRoadMan enters plea in Santa Barbara hate crime murder: "The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office says Curtis Martin pled no contest to first degree attempted murder and admitted a hate crime allegation. In September 2010, Martin stabbed a male employee twice in the neck, telling detectives he did it 'because he's gay, I don't like gay people…I hope he dies.' Martin is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 8. He faces a 26 years to life sentence.

RoadLiza Minnelli talks to the HuffPo about her mother, Judy Garland: "The biggest misconception people have about my mother is that she was so unhappy. I think people enjoy thinking that — some of them, anyway. They see the tragedy as opposed to the fact that she understood how to play tragedy."

RoadVIDEO: Bjork interviewed by Stephen Colbert, performs "Cosmogony".

FrewRoadScottish teen gets mandatory life sentence for murder of gay classmate Jack Frew: "Roy's defence team said he was worried that Jack (pictured) would tell his boyfriend, Christopher Hannah, about their previous sexual contact."

RoadGerman dad wants daughter institutionalized because she is trangender: "The Berlin Youth Office apparently agrees, and according to IGLYO, Alexandra is about to be committed. Afterwards, the Youth Office allegedly recommends that Alexandra be forced to go through puberty as a man, and then plied with 'football and cars' to make her more masculine. It also wants her placed with a foster family.."

RoadNational LGBT Cancer Network conducting survey focusing on the experience of LGBT people at the moment of a cancer diagnosis. If you know an LGBT person who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, they can participate here.

RoadNYT studies the relationship between City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her lobbyist friend Emily Giske: "Over the two decades of their friendship, each woman has become powerful — Ms. Quinn is the speaker of the City Council, while Ms. Giske is one of the best-connected and most popular lobbyists at City Hall and in Albany. And now, as Ms. Quinn seeks to solidify her status as a leading contender in the 2013 campaign for New York mayor, their close but complex relationship poses a challenge to both women, in a contemporary twist on a perennial political story line that will test Ms. Quinn’s leadership abilities if she is elected mayor."

Posted February 2, 2012 at 2:39pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel