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RoadWill red wine headaches soon be a thing of the past?

RoadLongtime Google exec Marissa Mayer named Yahoo! CEO. She's also pregnant.

HadidRoadZaha Hadid designing boat of the future: “The idea is to think of vessels or vehicles as highly individualistic expressions of art, architecture and design, reflecting the edge of what is possible using the most advanced means, including materials, software systems, and methods of fabrication.”

RoadMan nipples galore.

RoadPhillippines mourns Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., an actor who shot to fame playing gay roles.

RoadLana del Rey is the new face of H&M.

RoadWhy Mitt Romney won't get involved in the dust-up over the "made in China" Olympic uniforms: "For the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who has repeatedly promised on the trail to 'get tough' on China, opposing the manufacturing seemed a likely stance, except that while at the helm of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Romney outsourced the production of torchbearer uniforms to Burma."

RoadTwitter reacts to Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll's remark that "black women that look like me don't engage in" lesbian relationships.

RoadRafael Nadal gets Spain's flag for London Olympics.

HeavenRoadWith Magic Mike in mind, Nathaniel Rogers revisits the 1983 male stripper flick A Night in Heaven.

RoadGOProud calls on George Lopez to apologize for calling Mitt Romney "puto". Jimmy LaSalvia: "This is just the latest in a long line of liberals who get a free pass for using gay slurs. ‘If a conservative had said that about a liberal politician, the gay left would be chaining themselves to a nearby fence! He should apologize, but like other liberals who say such stuff like that he won’t be under any pressure to."

RoadDemocrats link Batman villain Bane to Romney's Bain.

RoadRosie O'Donnell buys $8 million Manhattan pad at St. Vincent's condos.

RoadABC News: Same-sex families at risk over patchwork of state laws. "Between 2 million and 2.8 million children are being raised by LGBT parents, and because of a patchwork of state laws and no federal protections, many of these children are at risk, according to the report by the Movement Advancement Project, Family Equality Council, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and the Equality Foundation."

RoadViral video boosts sales of Scissor Sisters "Let's Have a Kiki".

RoadPink reveals album artwork for The Truth About Love, along with 30-second song snippet.

IrvingRoadJohn Irving: "Growing up in the '50s and '60s, I spent more time imagining sex than actually having it. There was a period in that time where I was frightened of half of my sexual fantasises. I was attracted to my friend’s mothers, and I did have an occasional crush on a boy in the wrestling team. [But] I liked girls in my life, and it proceeded in a normal, unchallenged course."

RoadMemorial held for gay AP intern Armando Montano, found dead in elevator shaft in Mexico City on June 30.

RoadMickey Rourke says it's been difficult raisiing money for his Gareth Thomas biopic: "...it’s not a comic book, it’s not a romantic comedy. It doesn’t fall in that category to raise money for. Really, it’s been difficult but two years to get a movie up and going isn’t bad so I’ve got nothing to complain about."

RoadHoward Bragman on "casual" outing: "No, do not let the casualness fool you.  Most of the public figures that have come out have taken decades to reach that decision.  And even if you think you already knew and their pronouncements are no big deal, I'm here to tell you it is a big deal.  It's an incredibly courageous act -- the single most important thing every LGBT American can do to advance the cause of our civil rights.   While we can take a moment to celebrate what we have achieved, it's important we recommit our efforts to this cause because we have miles to go before we sleep."

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  1. Oh GOProud....

    you mean like when your leader Chris Barron called the 'gay left' the "american taliban?"

    or at CPAC when your representative Matt Hissey (LOVE the name..) decided that the best way to represent gay people to conservative was to make statements about "not liking stereotypical gay people" (despite being one unicorn away from being a self-contained float in a pride parade himself?)

    http://youtu.be/2R6jqMysHaA

    but hey, we know how gay republicans work. ignore the bigotry in your own party and desperately look for someone BROWN to get angry at.

    Jimmy LaSalvia, you're a sad excuse for a man.

    And Romney is a whore, so what's the issue?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jul 17, 2012 4:22:07 PM


  2. @Howard Bragman
    "We have miles to go before we sleep"... well said!

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Jul 17, 2012 4:24:02 PM


  3. @ Howard Bergman ;

    Yes, I too liked the use of the adapted quote :
    "We have miles to go before we sleep."

    How apt.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 17, 2012 4:29:13 PM


  4. In "A Night in Heaven", did Ricky drown in the rowboat...or just get scared-off and wet? I can't remember.

    ...I may be confusing it with the scene in "White Lightning" were Burt Reynolds' character's younger brother is taken into the swamp, handcuffed to a pile of cement-blocks in the bottom of a rowboat, and one of the villains shoots holes in the rowboat and leaves as the boy slowly-dragged-under and drowns. The point being so he can swear he didn't shoot the boy, and the gators would dispose of the body afterwards.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Jul 17, 2012 4:30:19 PM


  5. "I've just about had it with faggots who line their pockets with checks from anti-gay homophobes while throwing the rest of us under the bus." - Jimmy LaSalvia 12/8/11. Tell ya what, we'll apologize just as soon as you do, house faggot.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jul 17, 2012 4:43:59 PM


  6. Jeez, you'd think the boys at GOLoud would check their dictionaries before pointing the accusing finger. Or maybe they need new glasses. Even a dumb white guy like me knows the difference between 'puto' and 'joto'.

    Posted by: Piet | Jul 17, 2012 5:05:00 PM


  7. since when Puto means anything gay? Puto means male whore which can be use for both gay or straight ppl...

    Why is GOProud so worked up over this...I guess they need someone to almost called Mitt a Fag so they can say liberals are gay haters? confused here...

    but the comments on the link very entertaining.

    Posted by: Derek | Jul 17, 2012 5:08:16 PM


  8. Maybe Mickey Rourke is having trouble raising money because no one wants to see him portray Gareth Thomas? Several younger actors come to mind, particularly Tom Hardy.

    Posted by: Jon | Jul 17, 2012 5:09:59 PM


  9. I don't think Mickey Rourke will be playing GT; it has been hinted and Rourke himself almost let it slip in a recent interview. I believe they will cast someone else. That's if it ever gets made.

    Posted by: atheist | Jul 17, 2012 5:16:40 PM


  10. is there a stiff wind in here -- no it's only Howard Bragman pontificating again ... so tired of being told what to think by white men older than me with bigger bank accounts... yawn!

    Posted by: David B. | Jul 17, 2012 5:35:18 PM


  11. @David
    You think?

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Jul 17, 2012 6:16:57 PM


  12. George Lopez is a liberal?

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 17, 2012 6:30:12 PM


  13. So David B, did I miss the memo that said white men of a certain age are no longer allowed to express an opinion? Is it now OK to be ageist? How about racist as long as it is against white men? If a young black, hispanic or Asian man expressed the exact same view would that make it OK?

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Jul 17, 2012 7:26:42 PM


  14. I find it funny that all these politicians are outraged by Ralph Lauren making the opening ceremony outfits in China. Almost all the competition wear is also made overseas and many of the companies are foreign. Speedo is an Australian company, Adidas is German, Turbo (M&W water polo) is Spanish. And Nike while American, we know it's all made overseas. Official USOC sponsors include BMW, BP and Budweiser - all foreign owned companies.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 17, 2012 7:50:32 PM


  15. As a native Spanish speaker, I've never heard anyone use or even describe "puto" as an anti-gay slur. At least in Mexican Spanish it doesn't refer to gays. So it is extremely unlikely that George Lopez used the word in such a manner. But of course leave it to GOProud to completely ignore the cultural differences among Latin American nations.

    Posted by: John | Jul 17, 2012 8:09:50 PM


  16. THIS KIKI WILL RULE THE WORLD! THANKS ANDY FOR LINKING TO THIS AGAIN.

    I'VE LOCKED THE DOORS, LOWERED THE BLINDS, FIRED UP THE FOG MACHINE, AND GOT MY HEELS ON. COME OVAH!

    Posted by: HOMO U DINT | Jul 17, 2012 8:56:48 PM


  17. "Puto" is the male "Puta" in other words a "whore".

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 17, 2012 9:03:30 PM


  18. Charging Rhino, Ricky just got scared off and wet. But the cuckolded husband making him strip at gunpoint remains one of the most unintentionally(?) homoerotic/hilarious moments in trashy '80s movies.

    Posted by: Lance | Jul 18, 2012 11:28:16 AM


  19. Rosie? Really? Haven't we had enough of that no talent has been?

    Posted by: contragenicc | Jul 18, 2012 9:09:06 PM


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