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RoadThousands of people are Instagramming their Powerball tickets.

OnoRoadYoko Ono, fashion designer.

RoadObama to lunch with Romney: "On Thursday, Governor Romney will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room. It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting."

RoadHarvey Milk, George Moscone remembered at SF City Hall 34 years after their assassinations: "But as Assemblyman Tom Ammiano stood on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Tuesday to commemorate the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk inside the building in 1978, his was ultimately a message of victory."

RoadKeep the Lights On, How to Survive a Plague among nominees for this year's Independent Spirit Awards.

RoadChris Colfer and Zachary Quinto are 'Mavericks' in Details magazine.

RoadACLU files brief in City of Philadelphia's lawsuit against the Boy Scouts: "The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the city of Philadelphia's appeal from a jury verdict that it was "unreasonable" for the city to require the Boy Scouts of America's Cradle of Liberty affiliate to certify that it would not discriminate against gay scout members and leaders as a condition of continuing its rent-free use of city property for its headquarters building at 21st and Spring Streets."

RoadDemi Moore's new 26-year-old boyfriend.

CrawfordRoadUK gay man fights to clear criminal record from the 50's: "Mr Crawford received a year's conditional discharge at Winchester Crown Court in 1959 after he was convicted of a sexual offence. 'It was something that gays had to go through in those days. If you were gay you were in trouble with the police. Gay guys don't realise how lucky they are to be able to kiss in the street. In my time in the '50s you'd be arrested instantly. I came into this world without a criminal record and I don't want to die with a criminal record.'"

RoadZERO women will lead the major House committees in the 113th Congress.

RoadVIDEO: Huge tornado filmed in Italy.

RoadABC News covers the opening of a gay mosque in Paris: "The Unity" mosque will initially operate in a Buddhist temple in a neighborhood in eastern Paris, and will emphasize "accepting everyone as equally God's creation....I hope straight men will pray together with gay men and women, everyone," said Zahed who declines to make public the address of the venue, due to security concerns.

RoadLambda Legal's Jon Davidson: What is DOMA and why is it bad? American Constitution Society: Edie Windsor case may be Supreme Court's best contender.

ChristoRoadChristo plans 490-foot 'Mastaba', taller than the Great Pyramid, in the Abu Dhabi desert, made from 400,000 multi-colored oil barrels.

RoadThis dude is 'Down 2 Boink'.

RoadHispanic caucus seeks UAFA-inclusive immigration reform: 'The Congressional Hispanic Caucus made public on Wednesday a nine-item list of principles for comprehensive legislation titled, “One Nation: Principles on Immigration Reform & Our Commitment to the American Dream.' The second item on the list makes a direct reference to same-sex couples, saying the caucus is committed to reform that."

RoadThe Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission has sided with the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization in discrimination complaint against t-shrit company.

RoadNew information on HIV: "Health officials say 1 in 5 new HIV infections occur in a tiny segment of the population — young men who are gay or bisexual. The government on Tuesday released new numbers that spotlight how the spread of the AIDS virus is heavily concentrated in young males who have sex with other males. Only about a quarter of new infections in the 13-to-24 age group are from injecting drugs or heterosexual sex."

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  1. "ZERO women will lead the major House committees in the 113th Congress."

    The GOP is still the old white boys club I see. So much for all that talk after the election of making an effort to widen the tent.

    Posted by: BETTY | Nov 28, 2012 4:26:29 PM


  2. "would love to be a fly on the wall" as the old cliche goes

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Nov 28, 2012 5:47:54 PM


  3. Yoko Ono is a fashion designer now? So if Dolce and Gabbana break up we will know who to blame.

    Posted by: Azgaard | Nov 28, 2012 6:00:34 PM


  4. "accepting everyone as equally God's creation"

    Accepting everyone as "God's creation" really doesn't say much, particularly in light of Quran 5:33-34.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 28, 2012 6:13:29 PM


  5. The ACLU thing wasn't clear to me, so I looked it up, and their position is "taxpayers of Philadelphia are not obligated to subsidize that discrimination".

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 28, 2012 6:16:19 PM


  6. Not to be a size queen, but "huge" tornado didn't seem that big. And even size doesn't determine power. Curious to see how they rate it.

    Posted by: Ronny | Nov 28, 2012 6:42:22 PM


  7. And yet, Randy, there are plenty of discriminatory verses in the Christian and Jewish texts as well, yet they get a free pass on being "accepting?" Seems your own personal bigotry is showing.

    Posted by: LiamB | Nov 28, 2012 6:52:58 PM


  8. Well of course young gay men are seeing the highest new HIV infections, 30+ years after the beginning of the AIDS era. We aren't encouraging safe sex anymore! Schools don't teach sex ed. The boomer and Gen X gays who survived, even the poz ones, are xtubing and tumblring themselves having bareback sex all over the web. No one is having an honest conversation about what it is like to live with HIV. It is not as simple as taking a pill or two and living normally! Lord have mercy those who forget or ignore the past are DOOMED to repeat it.

    Posted by: Ben | Nov 28, 2012 9:07:13 PM


  9. A $ 340,000,000.00 art project counter-proposal for Christo: Buy food and water for the world's starving masses; photograph, film and document the effort; sell the resulting artifacts to gullible 'culturati' then re-invest the proceeds on sustainable business projects in the world's poorest countries.

    Posted by: The Inveterate Lurker | Nov 28, 2012 10:18:44 PM


  10. Christo isn't funding that project, the UAE government is doing most of it.

    It's still obscene, of course.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 29, 2012 2:06:30 AM


  11. 1 out of 5? okay, but i'm a little concerned about the other 4 out of 5 too! That's a much larger percentage of infected individuals.

    Posted by: WaitASecond | Nov 29, 2012 2:55:39 PM


  12. "Do it yourself" does not just apply to shining shoes, and cleaning the basement. It may not be quite as satisfying, but a lot safer. (Wash your hands - before and after.)

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 29, 2012 3:38:20 PM


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