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1NewsIcon A gay man in Boynton Beach, Florida, is being accused of trying to start abstract "trouble" after his neighborhood association nixed his pride flag. The man, Dave Armstrong, says his neighbors are just homophobic. "I said, 'Listen, everybody else has an American flag on the front of their property, so why can't I have my pride flag right out here?'"

GayPlates1NewsIcon An Atlanta man is suing Georgia after state rejects his three gay-themed vanity license plates, "4GayLib," "GayPwr" and "GayGuy:" "All three were denied because they were already on a list of more than 10,000 banned tags, the state's 'bad tag list'. 'There are some limits that are proper but none of this makes any sense,' [Attorney Cynthia] Counts said. 'It's completely contrary to any first amendment principals.'"

1NewsIcon The Connecticut Senate approved the state's first openly gay Supreme Court justice.

1NewsIcon MSNBC panels says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "at her very best" during yesterday's Benghazi hearings.

1NewsIcon New rules from the Kremlin demand military officers inspect recruits' bodies, including their genitals, for tattoos that may indicate gang or gay affiliation. "The reason for getting tattoos could indicate a low cultural or educational level," the directive reads. "If an influence by external factors is determined, for example, persuasion or direct coercion, this indicates the malleability of the young man, his disposition to submit to another's will."

1NewsIcon Scotland Yard says it has arrested three people suspected of being involved in a "Muslim street patrol" that recently assaulted a gay man in London.

MotherJonesGraph1NewsIcon More about corporations turning on the Boy Scouts for the Scouts' tenacious homophobia, including a chart on who's giving how much to the organization. (Click on image to expand.)

1NewsIcon David Hall, the former Air Force sergeant booted under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, discusses his experience as a "citizen co-chair" during President Obama's second inauguration. "I think he tried to put us all at ease and talk to us as normal people," he said of the commander-in-chief's demeanor.

1NewsIcon Rather than joining the momentum that will most likely usher in marriage equality in Rhode Island, and simultaneously going against his party peer, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Democratic State Sen. Frank A. Ciccone III plans on introducing a bill that will put same-sex unions to a popular vote, rather than allowing lawmakers to decide.

1NewsIcon Despite outcry from LGBT students, Chick-fil-A will stay put at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The school, however, agreed to give them $1,500 to see if they can start an anti-bullying and general awareness campaign on such a small budget.

SDorff1NewsIcon Stephen Dorff found some relief in the Roosevelt Hotel's bushes.

1NewsIcon Here are the president's remarks on the Pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat: "Today, by moving to open more military positions—including ground combat units—to women, our armed forces have taken another historic step toward harnessing the talents and skills of all our citizens..."

1NewsIcon Polish lawmakers begin debating civil unions.

1NewsIcon Why didn't Sheryl Crow tell the world that former lover Lance Armstrong was doping?

1NewsIcon David Beckham in a "fashionable dressing gown."

1NewsIcon Is JJ Abrams going to direct the next Star Wars flick?

1NewsIcon "Does lightning cause migraines?"

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  1. The Sheryl Crow/Lance Armstrong post links to the Polish civil unions story...

    Posted by: Adam | Jan 24, 2013 6:10:16 PM

  2. I have had a mini crush on Stephen Dorff since Blade

    Posted by: Marky | Jan 24, 2013 8:23:23 PM

  3. uptil I saw the paycheck for $4895, I didn't believe that my friends brother could realey earning money part time on their apple labtop.. there uncle has done this for less than 7 months and at present repaid the mortgage on there cottage and got Cadillac. go to,...... BIT40.ℂOℳ

    Posted by: zacherieshavell | Jan 24, 2013 8:50:39 PM

  4. MSNBC saying something positive about Clinton has about as much weight as Fox "news" saying something negative about her.

    Posted by: Craig | Jan 24, 2013 10:00:39 PM

  5. Andrew, you didn't read that Rhode Island article very well, did you.

    What you said: "Democratic State Sen. Frank A. Ciccone III plans on introducing a bill that will put same-sex unions to a popular vote, rather than allowing lawmakers to decide."

    What the article said: "Rather, [the bill] would ask voters if they want it to amend the state Constitution so that it defines marriage as 'the lawful union of one man and one woman.'"

    See the difference?

    Also, Lincoln Chafee is a former Republican turned Independent, so he is not a party peer.

    Posted by: Sol Muser | Jan 24, 2013 10:12:44 PM

  6. The link in the story about the muslims arrested for the assault goes to this on 'Gay Politics'- Conn. Senate confirms first gay justice to Supreme Court

    Posted by: Urmensch | Jan 24, 2013 10:43:23 PM

  7. The gays should team up with Scientology because the same people who are suppressing them are the anti-gay Christians and Catholics.
    The anti-gay Christians and Catholics turn the gays against Scientology so they waste their money and time attacking Scientology. It is a trick to get the gays to waste their time and money that they could be using to fight the anti-gay Christian and Catholic agenda to stop gay marriage and LGBT people. Everybody knows that it is the anti-gay Catholics and Christians who are spending millions of dollars to stop gay marriage and the "gay agenda", the anti-gay Christians and Catholics give their money to the anti-gay Christian hate groups like NOM and FRC to stop and suppress LGBT people.

    Posted by: Ronnie | Jan 24, 2013 11:34:33 PM

  8. Does lightning cause migraines? I would think you'd get a whale of a headache if struck by lightning, particularly if struck in the head. I think that's fairly obvious.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 25, 2013 10:55:35 AM

  9. The quickest way to get beat up in the South... add one of these plates to your car.

    Posted by: BL | Jan 27, 2013 11:06:04 AM

  10. bu kadar gey bir araya gelmemistir :D

    Posted by: sohbet | May 4, 2013 3:33:18 AM

  11. Those vanity plates should have read "Target Practice." What an idiotic thing to do. That's why cars in LA are pretty void of stickers and vanity plates have gone out of favor. Don't wear your politics on your car. It could be dangerous.

    Posted by: GB | May 12, 2013 1:03:59 AM

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