News: Zaha Hadid, Marissa Mayer, Lana Del Rey, Rosie O’Donnell

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."

Posted July 17, 2012 at 3:51pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel