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11/19/2012

News: Grace Coddington, Paralysis, Royal Oak, The Hobbit

RoadU.S. Military reverses course on HIV-positive people serving overseas.

RoadMitt and Ann Romney went to see a screening of Twilight over the weekend.

CoddingtonRoadGrace Coddington by Arthur Elgort for i-D. Talks "media training" with the NYT.

RoadDrag Race's Raven wants her look back from Christina Aguilera.

RoadTeen boys taking health risks to attain perfect bodies: "Pediatricians are starting to sound alarm bells about boys who take unhealthy measures to try to achieve Charles Atlas bodies that only genetics can truly confer. Whether it is long hours in the gym, allowances blown on expensive supplements or even risky experiments with illegal steroids, the price American boys are willing to pay for the perfect body appears to be on the rise."

RoadSuspect arrested in murder of South Beach trans woman: "Nine months ago, Rosita Hidalgo, a transgender Cuban woman living in South Beach, was found murdered in her apartment, the victim of 23 stab wounds."

RoadBruno Mars' "Moonshine" sounds a bit like early Seal.

RoadMale model fix: Brian Shimansky.

DaleyRoadVIDEO: Tom Daley demonstrates his trademark 'ghetto slut drop' move.

RoadTreatment reverses paralysis in dogs: "One previously crippled dachshund, Jasper, was described by its owner 'whizzing around the house' after undergoing the treatment. Earlier tests on paralysed rats showed they were able to move their hind legs just six weeks after being injected with these cells - known as olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC)."

RoadMatthew Rettenmund interview the Amazing Race Chippendale's team.

RoadRoyal Oak, Michigan to try for LGBT non-discrimination ordinance tonight: "Royal Oak City Commissioner Jim Rasor said residents of his city have shifted their attitudes toward gay people since 2001, when city voters trounced -- by a 2-1 margin -- a proposal for a human rights ordinance that would've banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."

RoadPublic nudity ban eyed in SF: "City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places, a blanket ban that represents an escalation of a two-year tiff between a devoted group of men who strut their stuff through the city's famously gay Castro District and the supervisor who represents the area."

RoadCharlize Theron buzzes her hair off for Mad Max.

Mdna_todRoadMadonna's about to unleash a new smell on the world.

Road14 foods you should never eat.

RoadVideo crew captures oil rig explosion in the Gulf.

RoadAn incident last Friday demonstrated why orchestra seats are not always the best: "Because last night a theatergoer vomited over the balcony and into the orchestra section during a performance of the new Paul Rudd play Grace. Still, the show must go on!"

RoadPETA: Up to 27 animals died working on The Hobbit.

RoadDear Secessionists, don't let the door hit you on the way out: "A lot of historians have argued that we would have been a whole lot better off going our separate ways in 1861. Sure, Abe Lincoln was a Republican then, but today he'd be as blue as the ocean. He tried. He thought we could transcend our differences and learn to live with one another. Even the Lincolns of the world make mistakes. It's time to move on. We wish you well, and let us know how it's working out."

Posted Nov. 19,2012 at 3:38 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (14)


They Only Serve Gay Republicans at This Watering Hole: VIDEO

Logjam

Nancy Reagan serves drinks at Chicago's premiere gay conservative bar, the Log Jam, in a new web series:

The Log Jam follows three lonelyhearts as they search for reasonable, fiscally responsible same-sex romance. Arnold is an unemployed former Blackwater contractor looking for Mr. Hard Right. Betsy is an investment banker/power lesbian hell-bent on getting the GOP to eventually come around to recognizing her choice of lovers. Phil is a powerful CEO with a passion for Family Values at odds with his lust for exotic fetish play.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Nov. 19,2012 at 2:49 PM EST by in Log Cabin Republicans, News, Republican Party, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (29)


ACLU Offers Update on State of Gay Adoption in Florida, Plaintiffs in Landmark Case: VIDEO

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Two years after a landmark adoption victory for gay couples, the ACLU of Florida offers an update on the plaintiffs.

This video includes interviews with Martin Gill with his two adoptive sons, Melanie and Vanessa Alenier who adopted their young son together, the former Director of the 11th Circuit Guardian Ad Litem program and child welfare advocate Joni Goodman, and family law attorney and activist Elizabeth Schwartz. Through their interviews, the speakers recounts the story of how and why Martin Gill and the ACLU challenged the law, it describes what the monumental change has meant for other gay men and lesbians who want to provide kids with loving homes, and the video celebrates the new opportunities for children to find forever families in the wake of the decision.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Nov. 19,2012 at 2:15 PM EST by in Florida, Gay Adoption, News | Permalink | Comments (5)


GOP Super PAC Plans to Spend $4 Million to Elect Gay Republican Kevin James as Mayor of Los Angeles

Kevin James, a gay Republican former prosecutor who is running for mayor of Los Angeles and has been struggling to get his messaging out may get some help from a wealthy GOP donor, the L.A. Times reports:

JamesFred Davis, a GOP advertising man who has worked on campaigns for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina and former President George W. Bush, said the Better Way LA committee has raised nearly $500,000 on behalf of James and plans to collect at least $3.5 million more.

The PAC is the first outside committee to form on behalf of a mayoral candidate in the March 5 election. Davis, who lives in Hollywood, said a victory for James, a former prosecutor who is both gay and Republican, could ignite a "rebirth" of the GOP in California, where Democrats hold two-thirds of the seats in the Legislature, and Republican voter registration has fallen below 30%.

L.A. campaign finance rules limit candidates from receiving more than $1,300 from a single donor but Super PACs can spend as much as they want.

Davis said he would even the playing field by putting the blame for the city's financial crisis on the other three leading candidates — City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry — and identifying James as "the only one capable" of fixing the city.

"He's the only one of the four who wasn't part of the problem," said Davis, chairman of Better Way LA, which filed formation papers with the city Ethics Commission last week.

Posted Nov. 19,2012 at 1:50 PM EST by in Kevin James - GOP politician, News, Republican Party | Permalink | Comments (24)


Gay Proposal Photo of the Day

Gayproposal

"The best dads I'll ever have getting engaged last night!"

Posted and viral from the photo-sharing site imgur and reddit.

Posted Nov. 19,2012 at 1:30 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, News, Washington | Permalink | Comments (6)


Ryan Gosling Busted

Gosling

For Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive follow-up, Only God Forgives.

Writes Collider:

Gosling stars as a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.”  Apparently, Mama’s no too concerned about her boy’s good looks.  In addition to showing off this image, The Film Stage reports that the M83 song “Sister” was played as part of a promo trailer, and that the movie is on track for a 2013 release.

Posted Nov. 19,2012 at 1:10 PM EST by in News, Ryan Gosling | Permalink | Comments (10)



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