News: Justices, Aerosols, Gaza, ‘Impeach Obama’ Robo-Calls

1NewsIcon Did the 2012 election really mark the end of political homophobia and transphobia?

1NewsIcon WainwrightgapRufus Wainwright and husband Jörn Weisbrodt star as "married love" in Gap's new ad campaign, "Love Comes In Every Shade." "This campaign celebrates these diverse, optimistic views on family and the many forms love can take," said Gap CMO Seth Farbman.

1NewsIcon The Film Experience on the ins and outs Alexander Skarsgård starring as Tarzan: "Though I think the discovery themes of the Tarzan franchise warrant a more 'who is that?' choice, Skarsgård deserves more big screen opportunities (I was sad when he missed out on Thor since he's the closest thing that showbiz has to a Norse God) and his Swedishness and comfort with nudity are surely good signs for the exotic vine swinger."

1NewsIcon Mark Guenther, Executive Director of CAGLCC (Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce), was arrested and charged with unlawful entry earlier this month after a male neighbor woke up to find Guenther standing over him.

1NewsIcon Chris Geidner at BuzzFeed spoke with a number of Supreme Court experts, many of whom named the same four people as potential Supreme Court justice nominees: Kamala Harris, Pam Karlan, Goodwin Liu and Paul Watford, a judge who was named more than any other. Geidnder provides background on Watford: "A judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Watford was named by more
of the panel than anyone else — and is by far the least well-known
possibility of the four. Nominated to the appeals court by Obama in
2011, the Senate confirmed Watford in May — with support from nine
Republicans, including Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham."

1NewsIcon Three South African men have been arrested for at least one of eight seemingly connected anti-gay murders.

Gazarocket1NewsIcon Three people were killed and eleven were injured during a series of rocket attacks on Israel, including hits against Tel Aviv, from the Gaza Strip, which Israel has also been hitting with artillery as tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians flare up.

1NewsIcon Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and fiance Justin Mikita hosted friends, family and supporters at the launch of Tie the Knot, a charity which donates sales from bow ties to marriage equality causes.

1NewsIcon Robert DeNiro and Jay-Z are in a fight over phone etiquette.

1NewsIcon Gwyneth Paltrow, the writer.

1NewsIcon This is Sheldon Stephens, the man who claimed Elmo voice Kevin Clash had sex with him when he was only 16 and then took it back. [Update: link fixed!]

1NewsIcon The Conservative Majority Fund is running a robo-call calling for an "Impeach Obama" movement: "We suspect that Obama is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and that there may be grounds for impeachment as is laid out in the Constitution. Further, he may not even be a US citizen—because nobody, I mean no one, has seen an actual physical copy of his birth certificate! Impeachment is our only option."

Foxcoverage1NewsIcon Are you absolutely, positively shocked to hear that Fox News barely mentioned gay marriage wins and out Sen-elect Tammy Baldwin following this month's elections?

1NewsIcon Male model Rob Wilson got started on The Price Is Right.

1NewsIcon The City Council in Grand Island, Nebraska, overturned the mayor's veto of employment protections for the city's LGBT staffers, but not for the entire city itself.

1NewsIcon Would you let Lindsay Lohan play with your look?

1NewsIcon This Tumblr is devoted to exposing racist tweeters and their faces!

1NewsIcon An explanation for the incredible picture below: "This simulation shows the various types of aerosols – particles and liquid droplets – suspended in the Earth's atmosphere. It was created using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, a global atmospheric simulation designed at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The model aims to study the climate system."

NASA-AEROSOLS

Comments

  1. khan says

    the foto you’ve posted, apparently as an illustration of “hits against Tel Aviv” is a six-year old foto of an israeli strike against lebanon. what the hell do you think you are doing?

  2. Diogenes Arktos says

    Yes, I am absolutely, positively &c about Faux News. I thought they would seize on it like the Religious Right has and declare the destruction of western civilization.

  3. Dback says

    Thank you Peter, I was just going say: what is that devastatingly handsome European man doing with Nancy Kulp in a Gap ad?

    (And yes, I adore Rufus, but this pic….um, no.)

  4. BZ says

    Re: SCOTUS gossip. Obama will not put another woman on the Court in the next vacancy. Goodwin Liu would never get confirmed. And I’m skeptical that he’d put someone on that he himself nominated just last year for the 9th Circuit. Or anyone from the 9th Circuit (if he anticipates getting a confirmation through the Senate). I don’t buy any of it.

    That said, I totally agree with the snarky comments re Rufus. I stared at it for a good full minute before I realized that was not a woman and had no clue who it was until I saw the link.

  5. Darrell says

    Intersting on the participants on the GAP adverts that two are originally from Canada, Michael J. Fox born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Vancouver B.C and Rufus Wainwright from Eastern Canada speaks volumes to me in regards to which nation is more originally more progressive in regards to marriage equality…..

  6. Sydney says

    So you focus only on three people being killed in Israel, but ignore the fact that four times as many have been killed in Gaza, including the 11-month old son of a BBC reporter. Why the difference?
    And to make matters worse, you place a picture by the side without caption, leading the reader to believe that the picture represents an attack on Tel-Aviv. In fact, that picture is from an Israeli attack on the Lebanese city of Tyre in 2006. It is not related to the story, other than to say that it looks similar to what Gaza looks like today.
    Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/#ixzz2CNK3s2yv

  7. UFFDA says

    Andy, you’re getting into trouble over these photo posts and better pay attention. You’re losing credibility. Isn’t it possible to change the mentioned items once you have posted them. What’s the problm here?

  8. Paul R says

    I don’t understand the comment “Male model…got started…” He’s on the show right now and had jobs before.

    And yes, Rufus worse than awful. If that’s the best shot shot they could get, he’s presumably back to drug use, and not any good ones.

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