News: Lance Armstrong, Facebook Graph, Lena Dunham, Beards

RoadNYPD to track prescription pill bottles with GPS devices.

RoadFacebook introduces tool that filters its social graph, dubbed Graph Search.

ArmstrongRoadLance tells Oprah: I doped.

RoadFocus on the Family President Jim Daly: Homosexuality not a "super sin". "It's one of many, including adultery — other things — lying, cheating, gossiping; it's right there in the list."

RoadLady Gaga unveils 'Born Brave Bus' in Tacoma: "Gaga personally attended a pre-concert tailgate to christen the bus, which was covered in artwork by her Little Monsters, and is part of her Born This Way Foundation's larger campaign to build a sense of community and promote self-acceptance amongst her fans, including providing them with access to mental health services, school psychologists, volunteer opportunities and bullying and suicide prevention resources."

Road…Causes outrage with machine gun bra.

RoadZack Snyder to make new Star Wars film outside of the new trilogy?

RoadYouTube prankster arrested for giving people wedgies.

DerbyRoadGay-bashing Texas woman dies: "Wanda Derby, the 72-year-old Richland Hills woman charged with assaulting her gay neighbor, has died…Derby was indicted Sept. 14 for beating and choking her gay neighbor Lloyd Guerrero with a cane while yelling 'faggot' in March. The case was presented as a felony, but the grand jury returned the case as a class-A misdemeanor. She was also charged with another assault for hitting Guerrero's mother when she tried to intervene."

RoadUK: Lesbian murders lover with ornamental swan.

RoadHoward Kurtz, the Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast, helped kill story on out news anchors reportedly because it contained information about then-closeted Anderson Cooper.

RoadResearchers: Healthy diets don't matter if you're over 75.

RoadLena Dunham unloads in Interview magazine.

RoadVIDEO: Nicki Minaj talks to Ellen about her feud with Mariah Carey.

BeardRoadGirly beards.

RoadOut lesbian sworn in as Oregon House Speaker: "Tina Kotek (D-Portland) today became the first out lesbian to lead a state legislative chamber in U.S. history when she was sworn in as speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.  Former Governor Barbara Roberts, Oregon's only female governor, presided over the swearing-in ceremony."

RoadUtah library returns book about gay moms to shelf:
"The ACLU filed suit in November, and now the school has come to its
senses and returned the book to general circulation. In a letter
explaining the decision, the district's assistant superintendent, Pamela
Park, explains that a committee actually had positive things to say
about In Our Mothers' House, including that it will help prevent

RoadHuffPost interviews out Alabama lawmaker Patricia Todd about the challenges of LGBT rights in her state: "Todd, a Democrat who joined the legislature in 2006, is Alabama's first out lawmaker. Nearly all of the bills she has worked on have had nothing to do with her sexual orientation. But earlier this month, she introduced a bill she said she hopes will be the first of many that could change life for gay, lesbian and bisexual Alabamans. The bill would invalidate the state's sex-education policy, which requires teachers to emphasize that 'homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state.'"

Posted January 15, 2013 at 3:10pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel