News: Jared Leto, Bisexual, Alan Turning, Parke and Ronen, Kluwe

RoadPresidential race narrows to a core of nine states.

RoadBletchley Park Trust to release special Monopoly edition based around Alan Turing.

TachmanRoadKevin Tachman goes backstage at the Parke & Ronen show.

RoadVIDEO: Britney Spears impersonator hits Britain's X-Factor.

RoadThe Maine Sunday Telegram profiles the pro-equality warriors in Maine and the bigots they are fighting: "Most of them will be anonymous, operating behind the scenes. But they'll play influential roles in shaping strategy and managing the day-to-day execution of a battle that will draw national attention and millions of dollars in contributions on both sides of the issue."

RoadRyan Lochte, shirtless in his 30 Rock cameo.

Road'Get a Kluwe' T-shirt.

RoadGuerilla Gay Bar launching in NYC.

RoadNYC gay bar Eastern Bloc hosts Obama fundraiser: "Mickey Boardman, editorial director for New York’s independent Paper Magazine, helped to organize the Eastern Bloc fundraiser, which had a modest goal of raising $20,000. By midnight, when the dancers took to the poles, they’d collected more than $10,000. The host committee included Karen Elson, the model and ex-wife of White Stripes frontman Jack White; Derek Blasberg, Harper’s Bazaar editor-at-large, and Sean Avery, the retired professional ice hockey player. Blasberg’s own Harper’s Bazaar wrote that the fundraiser would show 'D.C. how it’s done.'"

RoadRyan Reynolds and Blake Lively marry in South Carolina.

Pizza_obamaRoadPizza shop owner lifts Obama.

RoadMale model fix: Adam Cowie.

RoadSeattle landlord fights marriage equality: "A property company that owns a slew of condo and apartment buildings on gay-friendly Capitol Hill has donated thousands of dollars to Preserve Marriage Washington—the campaign battling gay marriage in our state—after allegedly trying to prevent two tenants from hosting a pro-gay-marriage fundraiser in the courtyard of one of its apartment buildings."

RoadBirdwatching with Jon Hamm.

RoadDemocrats advance transgender rights but don't talk about it at Convention: "The progress on trans issues, though significant, has happened under the radar for the most part. And, unlike steps taken by the administration on marriage and the military, movement on trans issues — including coverage in the party's platform — rarely is trumpeted as a success outside of LGBT-specific (or even trans-specific) forums and media."

RoadHubble spots ancient galaxy that shouldn't exist: "This galaxy is so large, so fully-formed, astronomers say it shouldn't exist at all. It's called a 'grand-design' spiral galaxy, and unlike most galaxies of its kind, this one is old. Like, really, really old. According to a new study conducted by researchers using NASA's Hubble Telescope, it dates back roughly 10.7-billion years — and that makes it the most ancient spiral galaxy we've ever discovered."

LetoRoadJared Leto rocked a bushy beard at the DNC.

RoadMoscow court sides with government, upholds ban on gay rights rally: "The court has dismissed the appeal filed by Nikolai Alexyev, who organizes gay rights parades and had asked the court to order the Moscow City Hall not to hinder the legal right to hold rallies. The rally was planned to be held on the downtown Moscow avenue of Novy Arbat on Civil Aviation Day (December 7). Its purpose was to condemn Aeroflot's discriminatory policies toward homosexual employees."

RoadGoogle unblocks the word "bisexual" from its search algortihm: "It's not every day one of the biggest companies in the world changes its mind, but we are thankful that Google now sees bisexual people just like everyone else," said BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham. "It will take time for bisexual search terms to be ranked as they were before the ban, but now bisexual people and their allies have a fighting chance to be seen, heard, and understood."

Posted September 10, 2012 at 3:45pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel