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.'"

Posted October 16, 2012 at 3:55pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel