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RoadAri Fleischer believes Obama will endorse marriage equality after the election.

RoadMaltese government to propose civil partnerships: “The government’s position is that the relationship between gay couples should be regulated by the law regulating cohabitation, including the institute of civil partnerships.”

KramerRoadPictures from a battlefield: How to Survive a Plague director David France looks at portraits of activists who started ACT UP as the group marks its 25th anniversary. Larry Kramer reflects in the HuffPost: "It's difficult to be grateful when the AIDS plague is worse than ever all over the world and the two organizations I helped found to stop it are, if not no more, then in such pathetic shape as to almost be no more."

RoadLindsay Lohan on Glee?

RoadLana and Andy Wachowski drop development of hard-R drama about gay relationship between U.S. soldier and Iraqi.

RoadWatch: Madonna's Truth or Dare fragrance commercial.

RoadAfrican countries create largest international wildlife conservation area: "Spanning an area of Africa almost the size of Italy, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, or KAZA, will encompass 36 national parks, game reserves, wildlife-management areas, and tourism areas, according to WWF, a conservation organization offering both technical and financial support to the initiative. In 2011 presidents of five African nations—Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—signed a treaty establishing the huge protected region, which has been in the works for several years."

RoadJake Gyllenhaal looking more lumberjack-y than ever.

TachmanRoadPhotographer Kevin Tachman hits Jeffrey's Fashion Cares event at the USS Intrepid in NYC.

RoadScientists discover planets born at the dawn of the Universe: "Two huge Jupiter-sized planets found orbiting a star 375 light-years away, that will soon transform into a red giant, are the oldest alien worlds yet discovered, reported scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany."

RoadThe world's first all-diamond ring.

RoadWhen Fiona Apple was 16, she wrote a letter for a fan's Gay-Straight Alliance: "A person who loves is a righteous person, and if someone has the ability and desire to show love another — to someone willing to receive it, then for goodness’ sake, let them do it. Hate has no place in the equation; there is no function for it to perform. Love is love, and there will never be too much."

RoadNotre Dame High School, a Catholic school in Lawrenceville, N.J. bans production of The Laramie Project.

RoadMore gangsta photos of Federline Franco.

Pit_francoRoadThe other Franco.

RoadPuffins are really cool birds.

RoadOne of my former obsessions, SimCity returns!

RoadVictim of D.C. anti-gay attack speaks out: “Physically, I’m about 50 percent, emotionally, I’m about the same,’’ the victim told the Post. He is not being identified to preserve his safety. “I just try not to think about the fact that the person who did this to me is still out there.”

RoadRobert Mapplethorpe turns up at Urban Outfitters.

RoadKentucky Equality Federation condemns Clear Channel radio host for comparing gays to the KKK in story about printing company that denied request to make t-shirts for Lexington Pride.

RoadCruise ship passengers discuss gay couple arrested in Dominica: "We had left the ship and were on the port side there waiting for our excursion buses and so forth. All of a sudden behind us we heard a commotion of a lot of the locals waiting in the area. We saw these people pointing and you could look up and see the profile of two naked people standing on their deck and doing something. If you’re a gay man and you see that kind of a profile, it’s pretty easy to identify what they were doing."

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  1. That wasn't when Fiona Apple was 16 it was a 16 year old fan who asked her to write it. Very beautiful letter though

    Posted by: Andrew | Mar 28, 2012 4:07:08 PM


  2. Good job African countries, now if you could learn to treat humans with as much dignity as you are giving your animals.

    Posted by: Craig | Mar 28, 2012 4:27:48 PM


  3. Of course President Obama will endorse it after the election. The man is intelligent enough to know the course of history and how to cement his side on the right side of it. Duh.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 28, 2012 4:49:03 PM


  4. Ari, Oliar will endorse it AFTER we have life on Mars.

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Mar 28, 2012 6:08:36 PM


  5. Those Franco brothers have some damn nice pits.

    Posted by: Astro Boy | Mar 28, 2012 6:46:10 PM


  6. M. Scoot that he made a promise to do so, as you lame Oliar joke suggests, but it would still be closer than any other candidate in sight at the moment. So stop with the petulance.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Mar 28, 2012 6:49:55 PM


  7. Just an FYI, I don't know of a single person who actually takes the Kentucky Equalty Federation seriously. It seems to be little more than a vanity project for one guy and his mom that exists to send out press releases.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Mar 28, 2012 8:04:11 PM


  8. It should be noted that Notre Dame HS did NOT cancel the production of "The Laramie Project." That order came from the Archdiocese of Trenton, which runs the school. I am on the board of an LGBT-centric theatre company in the area and we are actively working with the dhow's director to find an alternate venue for the production.

    Posted by: Brian | Mar 28, 2012 10:31:20 PM


  9. I have a crush on Dave Franco AND I have an armpit fetish. That photo almost made me explode.

    Also, it was strange reading about the African wildlife preservation. Just this morning my friend I were talking about where we'd vacation if we had $5000 and two weeks off from work. I said Africa, to see the wildlife and she said Italy (which was also mentioned).

    Posted by: James | Mar 29, 2012 8:21:52 PM


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