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12/04/2012

News: Ashley Judd, ENDA, Damien Hirst, You Can Play, Gaga

RoadAmerican Psychiatric Association: Gender dysphoria to replace gender identity disorder.

RoadAmerica East is the first Division I athletic conference to partner with You Can Play Project.

VoyagerRoadVoyager spacecraft at edge of interstellar space.

RoadBizarre collaboration of the Day: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Damien Hirst.

RoadSlow movement seen on ENDA: "Continued Republican control of the House means the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will again face an uphill battle in the 113th Congress. The choice of whether to push the Democratic Senate leadership for a full Senate vote on the legislation will be one of the key strategy decisions fought out among LGBT advocates in the coming months."

RoadMadonna's shirtlesss boytoy Brahim Zaibat rolls with her son Rocco.

RoadThe Hobbit is making moviegoers sick.

RoadSignorile: AP ban on 'homophobia' plays into anti-gay agenda: "Those who are anti-gay have been railing against the use of the word by journalists and others for years and are cheering the AP for banning it. This comes at a critical juncture in the gay rights movement, when anti-gay forces appear to be losing ground and are grasping for ways to gain it back."

RoadVIDEO: The teaser for Beyonce's HBO documentary.

RoadGeorge Zimmerman's defense team releases bloody nose photo.

JuddRoadAshley Judd considering a run against Mitch McConnell.

RoadJohn Travolta sued by alleged gay lover: "The man behind the lawsuit is Doug Gotterba -- who claims he served as Travolta's pilot from 1981 to 1987. Gotterba made headlines recently when he reportedly spoke to the National Enquirer about his 'steamy affair' with the actor."

RoadKaren Ocamb reports from the Victory Fund’s 2012 LGBT Leadership Conference: "From accessible star US Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin to Wyoming House of Representatives Cathy Connolly, the conference celebrated the extraordinary victories of out candidates on Nov. 6  and discussed the difficult roadblocks ahead – including the struggle for global equality in a plenary keynoted by US Ambassador David Huebner."

RoadThe hottest TV actors of all time?

RoadRyan Gosling is getting ready to blow the roof off.

UkraineRoadBuzzfeed: 45 most powerful images of 2012.

RoadVicious homophobe to head National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

RoadReza Farahan says rumors Ryan Seacrest is gay are nonsense: "He's such an accomplished human being. He's so positive and he's motivating. When you are around him, you don't focus on what he's wearing or whom he's with, it's kind of like, wow, this young entrepreneur has built this huge empire. You get caught up in what this person has done in the world rather than who he has done. The rumors are stupid."

RoadLady Gaga buys 55 items from Michael Jackson auction: "Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien's Auctions and said she plans to keep the items 'archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery and fans worldwide.'"

Posted Dec. 4,2012 at 3:42 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (2)


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform 'Same Love' in NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: VIDEO

Macklemore

"Same Love", the song that sounds as sublime at a tiny desk as it does in a big concert hall.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Dec. 4,2012 at 2:57 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Macklemore, News, Ryan Lewis | Permalink | Comments (8)


Neil Patrick Harris's Trouser Weasel is a Medical Marvel: VIDEO

Nph

And today is your lucky day because you get to meet it.

Watch the latest ep of Neil's Puppet Dreams, AFTER THE JUMP...

And if you missed the first, it's here.

Posted Dec. 4,2012 at 2:18 PM EST by in Neil Patrick Harris, News | Permalink | Comments (7)


Anderson Cooper Went Blind for 36 Hours in Portugal: VIDEO

Cooper

Anderson Cooper says he was on the water for two hours in Portugal last week shooting a story for 60 Minutes and his eyeballs got sunburned so badly that he was blind for 36 hours.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Dec. 4,2012 at 1:56 PM EST by in Anderson Cooper, News | Permalink | Comments (33)


Atlanta City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality While Mayor Refuses to Do the Same

The Atlanta City Council has passed a resolution supporting marriage equality, Project Q Atlanta reports:

WanGay Atlanta City Council member Alex Wan quietly introduced a resolution supporting gay marriage on Monday. It passed. Crack open the cheap wine! But don’t tell marriage equality wet blanket Mayor Kasim Reed.

Wan developed the resolution out of the public eye, consulting with Georgia Equality and other activists to develop it and present it to the council. But after the vote, Wan announced its passage on Facebook:

Proud to share with everyone that the Atlanta City Council just passed a resolution supporting marriage equality!!!

Reed refuses to publicly back marriage equality, though he will support the right of the Council to pass a resolution.

His office issued a brief statement to the GA Voice after the vote on Monday. “Mayor Reed respects the decision of the Atlanta City Council in passing a resolution supporting marriage equality.”

Posted Dec. 4,2012 at 1:46 PM EST by in Atlanta, Gay Marriage, News | Permalink | Comments (17)


Out Gay Man Elected San Diego City Council President

Todd Gloria is the new president of the San Diego City Council, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News reports:

GloriaGloria, who is openly gay, represents District 3 that includes the LGBT-dominated areas of Hillcrest and North Park. The redrawing of council districts also means that Gloria represents Downtown.

“I am incredibly honored to have the support of my colleagues today. It is an honor to know that these eight people – who are leaders, who love their communities, and who LOVE San Diego – are trusting me to be the Council President,” Gloria said after the vote.

Gloria immediately acknowledged his predecessor, Tony Young, who held the position for the last two years until he resigned from his seat to take a job to head the local Red Cross.

“I have big shoes to fill. Mr. Young elevated the rote of Council President greatly, and the entire City has benefited,” Gloria said.

Gloria was elected unanimously. San Diego's first Democratic mayor in 20 years, Bob Filner, was also sworn in yesterday.

(photo by rex wockner)

Posted Dec. 4,2012 at 1:15 PM EST by in News, San Diego | Permalink | Comments (5)



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