News: Hitchcock, Luke Campbell, AZT, Kanye West, Bay Buchanan

RoadHow to Survive a Plague opens today in NY, Chicago, LA, SF.

RoadAZT creator Jerome Horwitz dies at 93: "AZT was not a cure for cancer. But two decades later, it emerged as a treatment for a disease that had not yet been named when Dr. Horwitz was toiling in his Detroit laboratory. The disease was HIV/AIDS. In 1987, AZT became the first treatment for the virus approved by the Food and Drug Administration."

CampbellRoadBritish boxer Luke Campbell being groomed as model will step in front of Bruce Weber's lens.

RoadA glimpse at Kanye's sex tape.

RoadMarriage equality bill defeated in Australian Senate: "The Senate has rejected a bill to legalise same-sex marriage, mirroring the result in the lower house earlier this week. Senators on Thursday voted against the private members bill sponsored by Labor backbenchers Trish Crossin, Carol Brown and Gavin Marshall by 41 votes to 26. It followed a lower house vote on Wednesday on a separate private members bill put up by Labor's Stephen Jones, which was defeated 98 votes to 42. Labor had allowed its members a conscience vote on the issue – meaning they did not have to all vote in the same way – but the coalition did not."

RoadListen to the Pitch Perfect soundtrack.

RoadSurveillance video from Lindsay Lohan's alleged hit and run.

RoadWill Arnett flaunts his six pack.

HitchcockRoadAnthony Hopkins, Hitchcock arriving early.

RoadNYC's High Line breaks ground on $90 million extension: "Part of the new section — from W. 30th to W. 34th Sts. — will mimic the style of the open sections of the park, a grasslands grove, an elevated 'catwalk' promenade, and a play area where the High Line’s original beams and girders will be covered in safety coating for kids to explore."

RoadGroupon: concealed-weapons permit course being offered in Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon Martin was murdered.

RoadTrans woman comes out to Molly Ringwald: "Molly read part of a story from her book about a single mother's flamboyant six-year-old son who wishes only to wear dresses and be addressed as Olivia. I was floored. I didn't know what I was expecting her story to be about, but this was definitely not what I expected."

RoadMitt gets "tan" for Univision.

RoadCyndi Lauper talks to TIME magazine. "'When “Girls Just Want To Have Fun' came out, I was 30. They were saying, 'How old are you?' and even then I was like, 'Why? You think I’m a car? You need to check under the hood and kick the tires?' I had a mindset to contribute to music and make an effective change that would help women in the world."

RoadMaggie Rizer: United Airlines killed our golden retriever.

RoadCurtain call: Jake Gyllenhaal makes his American stage debut.

ContextRoadVIDEO: Mitt Romney out of context.

RoadBay Buchanan to headline GOProud event: "Senior Romney campaign advisor Bay Buchanan — the conservative Reagan administration official who went on to back the failed presidential campaigns of her brother, Pat, and Tom Tancredo — will be the featured guest at GOProud's Unity 2012 Event, scheduled for Oct. 8, BuzzFeed has learned."

RoadObama 'DADT' remarks overstate current reality: trans soldiers not allowed to serve.

RoadManchester, UK lesbian police officer gunned down on duty.

RoadMinnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe shares some thoughts on a recent event he attended opposing MN's anti-gay amendment: "Gay people are not treated as American citizens. The amount of individuals who came up and thanked me and Brendon for taking a stand was staggering, and frankly depressing. I use the word depressing because for that many people to thank us for showing basic empathy, to thank us for recognizing that they are human beings just like everyone else, means that so many other people have not. What that says about our society makes me ill just to think about, and it means that we are failing the American dream. America is the land where people go to escape oppression, to escape persecution, to escape tyranny; sure we haven’t always gotten it right throughout the years but we should always strive for that elusive goal of equality. Right now we’re just not getting it done."


  1. says

    Cris Kluwe just gets more and more distinguished in his humanity.
    He seems to speak pure common sense and treats the bigotry as the putrid corruption of human values that it is.

  2. Michael Bedwell says

    The President’s inaccurate remarks asserting that EVERYONE can now serve their country openly are one thing [and there is also the fact that LGB service members are still not equal IN the military]. Another is the unbiquitous careless use of “LGBT” by LGBT media itself as a synonym for “gay” alone—most inexcusable and insulting in mulitple stories from all corners about how the repeal of DADT “ended discrimination against LGBTs in the military.”

  3. Mike says

    Yesterday Kluwe even kicked it up a notch:

    “Every time you propagate the message that being gay is to be less than human, that same sex marriage cannot be as filled with love and laughter and tears as heterosexual marriage, that gays don’t deserve to pass a legacy on to their family, you quicken that howling storm and sweep away a tiny bit more humanity from the world, drive one more child to contemplating the cold razor’s bite, or the yawning abyss of the overdose because they simply cannot deal with the unceasing assault upon their psyche.
    Well I, for one, will not stand for it.

    “I will not stand for a world that demeans those it finds ‘different’ or ‘gross’. I will not stand for an ideology that promotes slavish adherence to a single arbitrary standard, that sacrifices children on the altar of oppression and control. I will not stand for one more RED TINGED MUSHROOM CLOUD second of people thinking that they have the right to live someone else’s life for them, for the complete lack of empathy so often shown in our society. I stand for gay marriage. I stand for the end of segregation. I stand for a woman’s right to vote. I stand for equality under the law, for treating others how I want to be treated, for the fundamental human right to live a happy life free of tyranny. I stand for my children.” – Minnesota Vikings kicker Chris Kluwe, writing for the Pioneer Press.

  4. bobbyjoe says

    Bay Buchanan at GOProud?

    It’s just too bad for them that Jesse Helms isn’t still alive, so they could invite him to their next function and lick his boots.

  5. ratbastard says

    British police should of course be armed. This is 2012. If that was an American, Canadian, German or French cop they at least would have the opportunity to defend themselves. It’s ridiculous.

  6. Mike says


    The attackers in the Fione Bone case had grenades— guns wouldn’t have mattered— it would appear that the smartest thing to do is to make it harder to get grenades.

  7. Andrew says

    Bay Buchanan, the sister of the evil Pat Buchanan, is a conservatine Roman Catholic. I wonder if she will be honest with the Goproud homosexuals, and tell them that according to her beliefs they are committing mortal sin whenever they engage in gay sex and are destined to burn in hell for ETERNITY?

  8. Freddie says

    The reason British police officers don’t carry guns is because generally they don’t need them. Britain has the tightest gun laws in the world and so there is hardly any gun crime at all. The fact that officers don’t carry guns is a testament to the UK’s relative safety. And, as has been pointed out, both officers were killed by GRENADES, not bullets, so guns wouldn’t have helped anyway.

  9. ratbastard says


    I’m well aware that the UK has extremely restrictive firearms laws. My mom was English born and raised, I had an uncle who was a cop with the met in London. I still think cops should be armed, all of them. They should be armed with the best defensive and offensive technology that’s available, and of course that’s firearms and has been for a LONG time now. And RELAX British, English,Scottish,Irish,Welsh people! You aren’t going to ‘turn into America’ *GASP! Clutch the pearls!* : Canadian, Australian, and all major European nations have of course armed police. Are you afraid you’ll turn into Germany? You could do a lot WORSE.

  10. jamal49 says

    Bay Buchanan will be appearing at the GoProud shindig with her own strap-on. The GP Girls will pick numbers out of a rhinestone studded fedora for a chance to be Banged by Bay. Later, there will be a round-table discussion of correct bend-over-grab-your-ankles techniques and the correct way to lick the soles of Pope Benedict’s Prada plushies.

  11. ratbastard says

    Guess what, Mike? The U.S. has rigid firearms laws, and some places pretty much ban them outright. Grenades [live] are absolutely illegal to own in the U.S. Does it stop people from getting firearms and explosive devices? No, not people who are intent on getting them and using them.

    Assuming you’re American, Mike, and don’t live like a hermit, you know that most Americans live in perfectly safe places and have little fear of being shot by someone with a firearm. Most gun crimes in the U.S. are absolutely committed in pretty well defined areas, and most are committed by people who know their victims and/or are gang/criminal related. The spree shooting and serial killings [I could be wrong, but I don’t think firearms are the preferred method of murder by most serial killers] are sensational and headline grabbing, but statistically account for a very, very small percentage of violent crime in the U.S.

    There are first world places like Switzerland and places in the U.S. [for example] where most people have firearms, like Vermont [a ‘progressive’ state] that don’t have a violent crime and ‘gun crime’ problem. So, I always find the especially British fear of ‘turning into America’ if police are armed, amusing. Hell, you see French police in Paris with fully automatic assault rifles, and their police are all armed like American. Is France uncivilized?

  12. says

    GOProud were originally going to invite their own family members to join them, but they received a collective response of “Hell, no. We can’t stand you f@ggots”


  13. Diogenes Arktos says

    “We think this event is an important opportunity to show that the conservative movement is united in our efforts to defeat Barack Obama – and that gay conservatives are an important part of that effort.”

    I guess this is just more of the typical delusional gay Republican thinking. Since when does the conservative movement accept gays?

  14. sosadaboutewan says

    Thank you ratbastard for your concern for our Bobbies but arming the police would make the job more dangerous not less (American police officers are far more likely to be killed on the job than British ones); the fact that you don’t understand this is because you are clueless about British cultural and attitudes.

    I suggest you put your energies into protecting your own police because, compared to the British, they’re the ones that need it.

  15. Gordon says

    @weber, pictorialist by photography, did you get the meme on Paralympics – some fit dudes there too… Mebe too obvious but why not, pic people for strength & vitality…

  16. Gordon says

    @weber, pictorialist by photography, did you get the meme on Paralympics – some fit dudes there too… Mebe too obvious but why not, pic people for strength & vitality…