Oreo posted this rainbow-stuffed cookie on its Facebook page today with the caption "Proudly support love!"
A teen lesbian couple was found on Saturday in a public park near Corpus Christi on the Texas coast. Both had been shot in the head. One is now dead. No arrests have been made.
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Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area in Portland by a couple Saturday, said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright, who confirmed to msnbc.com details first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller Times. Olgin, originally from Ingleside but recently living in Corpus Christi, died; Chapa, of Sinton, was rushed to a hospital where she had surgery and was in serious but stable condition on Sunday, local NBC affiliate kristv.com reported. Wright said Chapa was still in the hospital on Monday...
...When asked if police had been able to determine if the girls' sexuality played any role in the shootings, Wright told msnbc.com: “That’s always something that we’re looking for, but as of this point, we have not been able to establish that that had anything to do with the attack.”
He said they had been in communication with Chapa. He noted all indications were that “third parties” were involved in the assault. “If we had a name, you know, we’d be having a different conversation right now. But we have not been able to gather enough information to identify a suspect yet,” he said. “It appears as if … this was not just a random attack but that’s something that we really have to develop over time.”
Police say bullet casings were found at the scene and neighbors heard loud noises that could have been the gun, late on Friday night. According to police, the girls were found part way down an embankment off a scenic overlook. Police estimate the girls were found approximately nine hours after the attack.
UPDATE: Flanary has been found SAFE.
Police and relatives are searching for 22-year-old Evan Flanary, who went missing almost a week ago on June 19th after meeting a stranger on an online dating app. Police have not disclosed which app Flanary was using though many people are assuming it was Grindr or something similar.
According to one commenter on SFAppeal who says she's Flanary's sister, Flanary was last seen on the 400 block of Harrison Street near Fremont Street in SoMa around 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday.
Flanary's mother has set up a website:
This is my son, Evan Flanary, 22, 6ft 1, 160 lbs, blonde/blue wearing blue jeans and gray hoody. Last seen on foot in the mission district in San Francisco on June 19 2012 meeting a stranger from a social phone app contact. This is not like him to disappear. He has no money and his phone has died.
According to reports he was also wearing a "Cal" hat.
Anyone with information should contact the San Francisco Police Missing Persons Department 415-734-3268 or J.D. Berlingeri 541-680-2616 or their local Police Dept. Share this website on Facebook or retweet on Twitter if you can assist. Your assistance is very much appreciated. Thank you.
Adam Lambert gives an interview to Billboard, telling them that when he was starting out in his career he didn't really understand how to fill the part in gay culture that people were asking him to play, but now he's beginning to understand:
"At the beginning I was a little bit like, 'I don't know what to say, I don't know how to be that role model,' even though all of a sudden people are telling me I am. One of the things I find very gratifying now is that I have grown a lot more comfortable with my position and I'm embracing the opportunity to be able to address this stuff through music..."In so many cases, I find myself saying, I wanna be the really nice down-to-earth guy who happens to be gay in order to set an example that it's not threatening. Then there's another part of me that's like, no I wanna be fierce and ... do whatever I want because I'm a rebel. I have that battle inside of me. I know a lot of people do."
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SUNNI TALK: Muslim scholar says that it is not recommended for boys to wear saffron/yellow because it is too feminine.
STARRY NIGHT: Van Gogh in dominoes.
ANTI-SEMITIC ELMO: Loose in Central Park.
SEATTLE PRIDE: Police pepper spray and arrest six people.
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LGBTs worst foe: The Closet Monster.
The human race: 20 years of Earthly destruction.
Cuomo recalls battle for marriage equality in New York: "The reaction to the law’s passage, Cuomo said, has been overwhelming. He recalled one instance when an older man saw him in the street and thanked him. 'As soon as he saw me, he started to cry. And he said, ‘You know, Mr. Governor. Thirty years ago, my son told me he was gay. He said I haven’t been able to deal with him since. I shouldn’t have needed you to tell me it was OK to love my boy. But I did.’'"
Kodi, the Human Whisperer.
Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff show some PDA in NYC.
Australian Senate panel recommends Federal Parliament pass legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry.
SF gay rights activist Larry Brinkin arrested on child porn charges: "Brinkin, a community icon who led the fight for the city to recognize same-sex partnerships, was arrested on Friday night and booked into San Francisco County Jail, police said. He posted bail and was released Saturday, according to a jail spokesman. Officer Albie Esparza would only say that the case was still under investigation, and would give us no more details at this time."
Step Up dancer Ryan Guzman goes shirtless for Bello mag.
Chuck Norris on WingNutDaily: Obama creating a pro-gay Boy Scouts.
Egypt tells UN that gays aren't real people: "Finally, concerning the highly controversial notion of sexual orientation, we can only reiterate that it is not part of the universally recognized human rights. We call on Mr. Kiai not to undermine the credibility and legitimacy of his important work in the eyes of real people who actually need it, especially in regions where such concepts are rejected by both its Christian and Muslim inhabitants like the Middle East."
Male model fix: Rodrigo Braga.
Four shot outside Minneapolis gay bar: "All three victims of the initial shooting and the suspect were taken to nearby hospitals. All four are believed to have suffered non-life threating gunshot wounds. The incident happened at the end of Minneapolis' gay pride weekend, along the route of the celebration's annual parade. But McCarty said police believe the initial shooting was unrelated to the festival."
Ed Westwick: runway model.
Looking back on Making Love, and the booing of homosexuality on The Tonight Show.
Gay author self-publishes marriage proposal.
Straight couple threatened after posing for anti-gay marriage campaign: "The Coalition for Marriage stunt, in which the 23-year-olds were dressed in wedding clothes and given a bouquet and buttonhole to hold while they delivered a petition aimed at barring gay people from the institution, received little mainstream media attention two weeks ago. However, the religious couple have spoken of messages telling them they should “rot in hell” and have told the Telegraph they are now being bullied after letting their marriage be used as collateral for a campaign seeking to deny others the same right."