News: Skylar Fein, Morrissey, Pepe Julian Onziema, Prince Harry

RoadBarbara Walters has the chicken pox.

RoadSecret Service dog falls to death from six-story New Orleans building.

Bottle_harryRoadHarry's hidden talents.

RoadMorrissey hospitalized in Michigan: "According to a rep for the singer, he was admitted to the William Beaumont hospital, 'where he is undergoing tests for a suspected bladder infection.'"

RoadTina Fey is working on Mean Girls: The Musical.

RoadTina Turner giving up U.S. passport, becoming Swiss citizen. "I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live."

RoadYes, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway (or the SAG awards writers) stole a meme review of Les Miserables.

Road2012 Recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award and Advocacy Officer of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) Pepe Julian Onziema writes for CNN about living out and proud in Uganda: "Existing out in the open is ordinary for most people, but visibility is magical for those of us who once roamed the land like ghosts. 'There are no homosexuals in Uganda,' our leaders said not too long ago. They cannot say that now. They say I am evil. They say my love is illegal. But in 2013, they can no longer say I am not here."

RoadChris and Liam Hemsworth: Bros surf together.

Femen_menRoadTwo men cheered by topless Femen activists at the pro-gay marriage rally in Paris over the weekend.

RoadVIDEO: Florida pastor Terry Jones burns Obama, Clinton in effigy.

RoadAfterElton talks to Carrie Bradshaw's eighties-era gay BFF Brendan Dooling. "Some people are privy to it. As I said, he’s not flamboyant, he’s not very effeminate, he does have that edge to him, but he can also carry himself like a young man and be attractive to young women. But I think everybody is going to know before him."

RoadObama and Clinton do 60 Minutes.

RoadUK Roman Catholic church distributes a million postcards opposing Government's plan for marriage equality: "The issue to due to come up for a vote in the Commons as early as February 5. It would open the way for the first same-sex weddings to take place as early as the beginning of next year."

RoadUK Defense Secretary Philip Hammond links incest with same-sex marriage: "When the students asked why the MP believed the government should retain a ban on same-sex marriages, he responded by likening the current ban on equal marriage to incest, where it is illegal for two siblings to enter into wedlock. Mr Hammond also said existing civil partnership legislation had removed discrimination."

RoadWanted: Fort Wayne mayor for equality.

RoadCelebrating Eddie Redmayne.

GastelierRoadMale model fix: Anthony Gastelier.

RoadNew Orleans Museum of Art acquires Skylar Fein's massive installation "Remember the Upstairs Lounge" which recalls the tragic 1973 fire in the crowded French Quarter gay bar. "Fein said that he sees the museum acquisition as an indication of how far society has come since the deliberately set fire, which remains an unsolved case. At the time, he said, the city had trouble acknowledging the existence of gay gathering spots."

RoadIt is now a crime to unlock your smartphone.

RoadObama cites 'DADT' repeal as example of why he's restrained on executive orders: "There were advocates in the LGBT community who were furious at me, saying, 'Why don't you just sign with a pen ordering the Pentagon to do this?' And my argument was that we could build a coalition to get this done, that having the Pentagon on our side and having them work through that process so that they felt confident they could continue to carry out their missions effectively would make it last and make it work for the brave men and women, gays and lesbians, who were serving not just now but in the future."

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  1. NSFW for that flickr page about the protest please. Looooots of boobs.

    Posted by: Fensox | Jan 28, 2013 3:46:54 PM


  2. Bad link to the Fort Wayne story. Really interested in reading it, too.

    Posted by: Jeff | Jan 28, 2013 4:20:52 PM


  3. RE Mr. Obama's statement about an executive order and DADT. First, he misrepresents what was being asked of him: NO ONE believed that ordering a freeze on discharges was ENOUGH. It was only to stop ANY MORE gay soldiers being kicked to the curb while the battle for legislative repeal continued. With his refusal, some 700 more were needlessly discharged on his watch.

    Second, DOES THE PRESIDENTIAL LEFT HAND NOT KNOW WHAT ITS RIGHT HAND HAS DONE???? His assertion that he ONLY wanted the legislation because, quote, emphasis mine, “it's NOT going to be reversed by a future president. It is something that will be long lasting and sturdier and more stable… for the brave men and women, gays and lesbians, who were serving not just now but in the future” contradicts the FACT that—even after repeal was implemented in September 2011—HIS Department of Justice continued to fight the lower court’s ruling in the Log Cabin case that such discrimination by the military was unconstitutional—and that they SUCCEEDED in getting the Circuit Court to reverse it such that the Court’s ruling ITSELF noted that the ban legally COULD be brought back in the future. By HIS Administration’s refusing to let the lower court’s ruling stand, NOTHING legally protects brave gays and lesbians from being discharged in the future.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Jan 28, 2013 4:38:10 PM


  4. "It is now a crime to unlock your [new] smartphone."

    That's worth repeating.

    What it will take for people to take back their own communication devices from corporations?

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 28, 2013 6:00:21 PM


  5. @ MICHAEL BEDWELL -- you manage to write hateful nonsense in a way that is so over-wrought that I can't even make enough sense of it to refute it.

    Posted by: Bob | Jan 28, 2013 6:02:50 PM


  6. @ Bob: I wrote historical facts not "nonsense." Feel free to try to prove them wrong. As for your histrionic translation of ANY dissent from the President's claims as "hateful," I'm sorry I'm not licensed to treat hallucinations.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Jan 28, 2013 7:21:13 PM


  7. Tina has good taste in countries.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Jan 28, 2013 7:43:18 PM


  8. MB - You're right, it's spin as usual; but there's no reasoning with people determined to delude themselves.

    Posted by: Buckie | Jan 28, 2013 9:35:12 PM


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