News: Nepal, Sharon Needles, Beyonce, South Africa, Pizza Hut

RoadMoscow's witch hunt against gays.

RoadGlenn Beck thinks Romney "could be Abraham Lincoln".

BottcherRoadWSJ profiles gay Cuomo aide Erik Bottcher.

RoadNepal holds first LGBT sports festival: "About 1,500 spectators cheered as the athletes, waving rainbow colored flags, marched at the Dasharath Stadium in the heart of Kathmandu in the opening ceremony of the three-day event that showed how attitudes are changing, albeit slowly, in the conservative, Hindu-majority nation."

RoadGirls Season 2 is coming on January 13.

RoadRomney administration would immediately face DOMA.

RoadThe pros and cons of testing for your HIV status at home.

RoadZac Efron in his tightie-whities for The Paperboy.

RoadPennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to ban "ex-gay" therapy for minors: "Josephs’ bill comes less than two weeks after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first-ever law prohibiting licensed mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts of any kind for a minor patient, regardless of a parent’s willingness or desire to authorize participation in such programs."

RoadReport: Beyoncé to be Super Bowl XLVII halftime performer.

RoadAmy Poehler and Tina Fey to host Golden Globe awards.

NeedlesRoadSharon Needles' PETA ad. Plus, Needles talks Drag Race All Stars.

RoadSouth Africa officially recognizes gay flag: "This makes South Africa the first country in the world to officially recognize a gay flag and probably any official LGBTI symbol."

RoadDepressing: Check out all the anti-gay slurs used against A-Rod.

RoadLeona Lewis has a case of sour grapes over "We Found Love": “I didn’t commit to it because I wanted “Trouble” to be my first single so I think that was another reason they went with Rihanna. It was the same version and production but mine’s better.”

RoadPaul Krugman not mincing words about the dangers of the romney-Ryan health care plan.

RoadGallaudet University diversity official suspended for signing petition to put marriage equality on Maryland ballot is not anti-gay, attorney claims: "J. Wyndal Gordan, an attorney for Angela McCaskill, said Monday that McCaskill is not 'anti-gay,' and he notes that she has not expressed her personal view on the matter. He says she will do that in the voting booth."

RoadBoy Scouts grouped gays with child molesters and perverts.

RoadPizza Hut nixes presidential debate stunt.

AhsRoad'Zombie Boy' model Rick Genest settles legal spat with American Horror Story over tattoo design.

RoadL-U-V Obama.

RoadHorses that cure you of 'teh gay'.

RoadJared Polis urges regulators to drop Google antitrust case.

RoadFreedom to Marry's National Engagement Party raised $500K for ballot battles in Maryland, Maine, Washington, and Minnesota.

RoadVibe hosts youth roundtable on the growing presence of gays in hip-hop: "Hip-hop owes much of its progression to the brash 25-and-under generation. Those who loathe being labeled, embrace androgynous swag and unabashedly gripe with society’s old guards. In a move many considered his 'coming out,'Odd Future’s 24-year-old singer/songwriter Frank Ocean published a letter on his Tumblr page on July 4 telling the world his first love was a man. He prefaced his show-and-tell feat with a tweet, expressing 'hope that the babies born these days will inherit less of the bullshit than we did.' Frank’s act caused ripples. But for some from Gen-Old, it’s a brave new world. Snoop Dogg said in a recent interview: 'When I was growing up, you could never do that and announce that. There would be so much scrutiny and hate and negativity, and no one would step [forward] to support you because that’s what we were brainwashed and trained to know.'"

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  1. I don't understand why you post links to the WSJ, for 2 reasons:
    1, each link leads directly to the paywall and is useless for most of your readers, unlike the NYT or other paywall sites that give x articles for free, and
    2. the WSJ is a fascist Murdoch-owned rag whose editorial policy re: homosexuality was fashioned in the stone age. Why do you think we want to read that (or any) crap from the WSJ? Might as well send us to the AFA site.

    Posted by: antb | Oct 16, 2012 4:05:07 PM


  2. because Bottcher is a freakin' amazing man. :)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 16, 2012 4:09:06 PM


  3. Even speaking as someone with a dozen tattoos, I gotta say I see laser surgery in the future for zombie boy. Yikes.

    Posted by: Butch | Oct 16, 2012 4:12:06 PM


  4. Zombie Boy conjurs up one word; "Ick."

    Posted by: 99% | Oct 16, 2012 4:17:03 PM


  5. @ANTB:

    1) You have a point there.

    2) Relax and quit clutching your pearls and getting all worked up. They did a profile on a fellow gay person. Some people might be interested in the article. You obviously are one of those that wants hide from others that may have a different view from you and pretend they don't exist. Ignore them and they go away is the mantra. Guess what honey? That's not how the world works. If the WSJ is, as you suggest anti-gay, that peeks my interest even more since I would like to see if this was a fair and even profile. Chill out.

    Posted by: UGH | Oct 16, 2012 5:28:01 PM


  6. A lot of the homophobes who once dominated hip-hop have now moved to the dance music scene, sad to say. Dance music has become extremely homophobic, especially towards male homosexuality.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 16, 2012 5:37:27 PM


  7. @ANTB While the WSJ's editorial board is as very right-wing (and has been for many years, way before Murdoch bought the paper), there are many decent reporters and articles that are not slanted politically.

    PS Kuddos to South Africa, the first country to outlaw discrimination against gays in its constitution and the fifth to legalize gay marriage, for becoming the first to official recognize the gay flag.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Oct 16, 2012 5:43:34 PM


  8. OMG JASON aka RICK! REALLY, and how do you know this? What are you basing this on? Are you in the industry or just pulling crap out of the air? You seem to think you are an expert on these matters, but you really have nothing to back your so-called facts up with.

    Posted by: UGH | Oct 16, 2012 5:46:58 PM


  9. I have no doubt that the homophobes of hip-hop have moved on to the dance music scene. They bring their sexism towards women along with them too. Note how there are no openly gay or bisexual male singers in any of the dance acts charting at the moment. None - not one.

    As for Beyonce at the Superbowl, thumbs down. She reportedly accepted money to appear at a function for the Gaddafi family barely two years ago. I don't think she is very gay-friendly, either. The image she portrays is sleazy and designed to prop up the sleazy straight guy fantasy.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 16, 2012 6:35:55 PM


  10. Does Glenda Beck mean that Romney, like Lincoln, would suspend habeas corpus, stifle free reporting, impose new income taxes, inflate the currency, and become the target of a murderer? Not to mention grow a beard and leave a deranged widow?

    Posted by: gregory brown | Oct 16, 2012 6:42:36 PM


  11. And I think Glenn Beck could be better used as landfill.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 16, 2012 7:13:38 PM


  12. "They bring their sexism towards women along with them too."

    That's rich coming from you Jason/Rick.

    So, you are saying because there are no openly gay or bisexual male singers on the charts as of right now that means that industry is homophobic? THAT is your scientific barometer to guage the homophobia in the dance music genre?? HA HA HA HA HA. Seriously, you are a misinformed fool. HA HA HA HA HA

    Posted by: BETTY | Oct 16, 2012 7:19:06 PM


  13. Betty, Jason/Rick/Ratbastard is not a tool. He's a troll. And trolls purposely post inflammatory things to rile up fellow commenters. Don't feed it and it will die.

    Posted by: MateoM | Oct 16, 2012 7:24:22 PM


  14. I completely agree with Sharon Needles. RuPaul's Drag Race is my favorite show right now and probably of all time. It's such a fun show. I'm super excited for All-Stars.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Oct 16, 2012 7:48:34 PM


  15. The music industry is very homophobic overall, especially when it comes to the male side of homosexuality. It also has a double standard which allows women to get away with things that men can't. If Katy Perry had been a male and had released a single called I Kissed A Boy, it would never have charted.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 16, 2012 8:22:35 PM


  16. Jason: have you ever worked a day in the music industry? What is your knowledge based upon to say the music industry is VERY homophobic? Seems to me there are a lot of gay and lesbian singers who have done quite well. There are many gay friendly performers who all also chart very well. There are also many succesful gay songwriters, producers, musicians, back-up singers, etc.

    An act's chart performance is not a indicator of the amount of homophobia amongst those working in the industry. Chart performance is based on sales by the music-buying public. Please learn the difference and get a clue.

    Posted by: HOLLYWOODANDVINE | Oct 16, 2012 8:34:28 PM


  17. Hollywoodandvine,

    Chart performance is based on who gets a recording contract. The music-buying public follows but there's no denying that much of this public consists of homophobic teenage girls who won't purchase a song from an openly gay or bisexual male. Look at how Adam Lambert's career has tanked.

    And don't deny that women are allowed to be much more successful than men when it comes to same-sex issues. I've lost count of the number of women who have been allowed to have chart success after they came out or who claimed to be bisexual as part of their marketing strategy. There are no male parallels, and that's because the music industry has a homophobic double standard.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 16, 2012 9:11:47 PM


  18. "Chart performance is based on who gets a recording contract."

    No, chart performance is based on the artistic strength of the album and whether the public buys it.

    Posted by: HOLLYWOODANDVINE | Oct 16, 2012 9:23:19 PM


  19. The music industry is aware of artist's sexuality and yet they still get contracts.

    Posted by: HOLLYWOODANDVINE | Oct 16, 2012 9:25:29 PM


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