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RoadFootball players at a San Antonio high school lent their popularity and friendship to a bullied peer.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi Good education: "A New York group has won approval to organize what would be the only Parent Teacher Association unit in the country currently dedicated to the needs of gay and lesbian youths."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi Egglesfield Colin Egglesfield is oft shirtless on The Client List. Any why wouldn't he be?

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi A GOProud activist doubts the veracity of Hilary Rosen's Ann Romney apology, because "radical left-wing lesbians are just too stubborn to admit when they're wrong." I doubt the veracity of that statement.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi Sorry if this is too much Titanic coverage, but Daniel Mendelsohn has an interesting article about why we care so much about the ocean disaster in this week's New Yorker: "[The Only Way to Cross] winningly portrays the wireless boys of a hundred years ago as the computer geeks of their day, from their extreme youth to their strikingly familiar lingo. “WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH U?,” came one response to the Titanic’s distress call."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi What kind of car is President Obama?

AdamLambertSingle6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi Here is the cover for Adam Lambert's new single, "Never Close Our Eyes."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi Ready to read some post-Harry Potter JK Rowling? Here are some details on her forthcoming book, The Casual Vacancy: "The 480-page book, which is described as 'blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising', is about a parish council election in a small English town called Pagford."


6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi President Obama on Kanye West: "He is a jackass. But he's talented."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi This is totally true: "The United States would be a very different place if everyone cared this much about misogyny when there wasn't a presidential election in which appearing to care about misogyny could score a political point."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi The plaintiffs in McLaughlin v. United States, a suit demanding the government extend benefits to the spouses of gay soldiers, are asking the House of Representatives' Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to weigh in on the case on April 20, 8 days earlier than the previous deadline.

ExGayAd RoadTransport for London announced late Thursday that a contract for an "ex-gay" group's bus ads reading "Not gay! Post-gay, ex-gay and proud. Get over it!" has been scrapped

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi The Avengers premiered in Los Angeles last night. Those not lucky enough to attend will have to wait until May 4th.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi First Lady Michelle Obama came out in defense of Ann Romney today.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi Rumor has it that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel will tie the knot in Italy this summer. Maybe once that's over with he'll make another album?

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi Bikini waxes are for some reason increasingly popular among men.

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi Equality activism from across the religious rainbow for marriage rights in North Carolina: "Groundswell, a social action initiative of Auburn Seminary, will launch the Groundswell of Courage campaign, a multifaith, national, grassroots campaign that supports full LGBTQ equality and dignity this Saturday, April 14th, 2012, in North Carolina, just 24 days before North Carolina's May 8 ballot initiative that would change the state constitution and ban same-sex marriage and legal recognition for North Carolina's LGBTQ couples."

6a00d8341c730253ef0168e9f35c3e970c-800wi The U.S. Justice Department today issued its first hate crime indictment for an incident involving sexual orientation. From the DOJ: "The indictment charges the men with committing a hate crime in violation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which expanded federal jurisdiction to include certain assaults motivated by someone’s sexual orientation."

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  1. Funny, because a lot of gay men are letting their body hair grow out again--in reaction to all the obsession over "manscaping," some guys feel that body hair is a sign of masculinity. And so the pendulum swings back the other way.

    Posted by: atomic | Apr 12, 2012 5:08:59 PM

  2. Men who get bikini wax should have their heads examine...Mr Egglesfield should be naked as much as possible...

    Posted by: jaragon | Apr 12, 2012 5:26:39 PM

  3. re: First lady stands up for Ann Romney -

    Well done, Mrs. Obama. Nevermind the sickening war on mothers that the Democrats are waging. Very well played by the First Lady.

    Very impressed.

    Posted by: Alan | Apr 12, 2012 5:31:26 PM

  4. re: story on anti-bullying footballers-

    Amazing story. Leaves me (almost) speachless. I have to reevaluate my handle.

    Posted by: H8Str8s | Apr 12, 2012 5:35:25 PM

  5. More pics of Colin Egglesfield. What a stud.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 12, 2012 5:43:22 PM

  6. @alan. erm, what war on mothers?

    Posted by: gomez | Apr 12, 2012 5:44:41 PM

  7. This election is gonna get ugly...lets us the gay community try and stay above the fray.
    I saw Hillary in one of the Before or After Stonewall Documentaries made some years back she was great!

    Posted by: SOLUS | Apr 12, 2012 6:16:35 PM

  8. Alan, one pundit taking a swipe at Mrs. Romney' privilege is not a War, or even a Battle. It's barely a scratch. Though I agree that the First Lady was smart. The Democrats win with women on actual issues. They fail when they try FOX-style punditry.

    Posted by: Ernie | Apr 12, 2012 8:16:27 PM

  9. RE Groundswell: Any religious organization that claims to advocate "LGBTQ" rights cannot be taken seriously. The idea of human beings being "Q" is antithetical to the very concept of equality. Got no time for half-stepping!

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Apr 13, 2012 12:21:19 PM

  10. I'm a proud self-identifying Queer person :D I'm also Gay. Canadian, and Scottish.

    Queer - deviating from the expected norm. unconventional. eccentric. unusually different.

    i was never going to fit into the straight mainstream, nor do i particularly fit into any gay one - i've been incredibly empowered and in fact JOYOUS in my life after i found more self-identifying queer people who do indeed run the gamut from gay to lesbian to b to trans and even straight.
    Queer is not a slang term for "gay" - it's an elective identity, a statement. and we're very proud of it. we're not calling anyone else Queer , we're SELF-identifying.

    it shouldn't bother anyone else. that it does shows that some ninnies have their priorities utterly messed up.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 13, 2012 12:34:24 PM

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