News: Rick Santorum, Thin Mints, Susana Martinez, Santigold

RoadSantorum robocalls Michigan Democrats urging them to vote for him. Explains: "We're going to get voters that we need to be able to win this election. And we're going to do that here in Michigan today."

CandybarRoadGirl Scout Candygasm.

RoadHarvard group to demand degrees for students expelled in 1920 for being gay: "The students plan to rally Wednesday during a campus visit by Lady Gaga, who will be at Harvard to launch her Born This Way anti-bullying foundation. The singer has been a strong activist for the gay community. The group says it wants Harvard to formally abolish its so-called 'secret court,' a tribunal of administrators that investigated charges of homosexual activity among students in 1920."

RoadLady Gaga to play alien in Men in Black III.

RoadNYT T Magazine spring men's fashion must-haves.

RoadFollowing news that he dumped her over her views opposing same-sex marriage, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez says she never liked her gay hair stylist anyway: "First of all, if reporters would ask me the first question, which would be 'Is he my hair stylist?' The answer is no," Martinez said, after having left a meeting of the nation's governors at the White House. "He did my hair three times when I first moved to Santa Fe. But frankly he talked too much … I just went, 'You know, I go here to relax."

RoadTommy Haas has a shirtless tennis practice.

BurnettRoadFirst man gets eight years in prison for October gay bashing of Texan Burke Burnett.

RoadEquality NC calls on legislature to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's already existing hate crime law after attack on two lesbians in Boone. Friends of the victims are also trying to raise money to pay for their medical expenses.

RoadPlane dumps lavatory waste on NY couple: “Some black liquid, black oil came off on her face, and I walked around and I looked and said ‘Oh my God.’ There was quarter-sized, nickel-sized, dime-sized drops all over my deck, my barbecue, my table…"

RoadSlog's Bethany Jane Clement interviews Fran Lebowitz, who is having a public talk in Seattle with Dan Savage this Friday.

RoadJohn Mayer's new track "Shadow Days".

SantigoldRoadSantigold takes on three personas on new album cover.

RoadGay man found dead, bound in Johannesburg apartment: "He was reportedly found tied up and is now the eighth man to be discovered like this in the Joburg and Pretoria areas over the past 24 months. Several of these victims had met their killers online, according to reports, although there is no evidence yet to suggest that this was the case with Senekal's death."

RoadIrish transgender woman is first in that country to enter into a civil partnership with another woman: "The woman, known as Maria in media reports, has got around Irish laws which prohibit transgender women from the civil partnership process."

RoadVideo game makers BioWare discuss why their games now allow players to be gay: "We got feedback from players that they wanted more choice," Ray Muzyka co-founder of Mass Effect studio BioWare told me during a recent interview. "We respond to that feedback and try to make our games better based on what our players are asking for."

Posted February 28, 2012 at 3:01pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel