Musical theater was honored at tonight's Oscars with a medley performance of "All That Jazz" by Catherine Zeta-Jones, "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Hudson, and "One Day More" by the cast of Les Miserables.
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Here's the opening number of Seth MacFarlane's Oscars, which lasted nearly 18 minutes, and featured William Shatner, dance numbers from Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe, and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in a tribute to boobs.
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Earlier this month Andy reported that Zeus Comics and Collectibles has decided to not carry the upcoming DC comic 'Adventures of Superman' comic book due to writer Orson Scott Card's extreme anti-gay views. The Whatever store in San Francisco quickly followed suit as did Maryland's Gorilla King Comics.
Now even more stores are joining the boycott. A Canadian store, the Comic Book Shoppe, has announced it will pull all of Card's previous books from their two locations and encourage their customers to boycott the Superman comic when it is published in May.
The CBC interviewed the owner of the store who explained why he felt he needed to take action:
"This is a man who wants to criminalize homosexuality," said Rob Spittall, the owner of The Comic Book Shoppe 2 location on Bank Street, not far from Ottawa's gay village.
"Superman is a very iconic character to a lot of the gay community. He's a character that stands for truth, justice and freedom for all, and to see and learn, like I had, about Orson Scott Card … I was astounded to find out that everything there was true," Spittall said.
He made the decision to make Card's work available by special order because some customers take collecting too seriously to stop because of someone's personal beliefs.
"I'm telling my customers I want to boycott this book. You have the freedom of choice whether you want to buy it or not, but we're saying, please don't," Spittall said.
An online petition demanding DC Comics fire Card is fast approaching 16,000 signatures. Click here to sign it yourself.
A British national named Jason Peter Marshall has been arrested for the torture of one gay man and the murder of another. Marshall, was arrested Friday for the torture of a gay tour guide he had met on a gay chat room. The suspect pretended to be a British intelligence officer and also robbed the man, before fleeing the victim's home.
The Telegraph reports:
Marshall is suspected in the murder of another man last month in a town just outside of Rome. It is believed he also met that man on an online gay chat room.
"They ate dinner, watched TV and kissed but did not have sex," said a Rome police officer connected to the investigation. "Then the victim noticed that Marshall was carrying a gun and demanded to know why," he said. "Marshall claimed to be working for MI5 and involved in security at the British embassy in Rome. When the victim did not believe him, Marshall flew into a violent rage."
The victim alleged Marshall then punched him repeatedly and suffocated him with cushions. "He tortured him for hours to get him to reveal his bank card code," said the officer. Four hundred euros (£348) was also stolen from the apartment.
The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada opens its new $4 million building in Las Vegas.
Picnic ended its run on Broadway today. If you didn't see the show, this is what you missed.
An anti-gay group is criticizing the mayor of London for refusing to run ads that say “Not Gay! Ex-Gay, Post-Gay and Proud. Get over it!”
Gay men accuse London hotel of homophobia.
The future of the Catholic Church might lie in Africa: "The Catholic population in Africa grew nearly 21 percent between 2005 and 2010, far outstripping other parts of the world."
New York transgender rights bill moves forward: "Gender identity would be added to law the prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, age, sexual orientation and more in areas including housing, credit and employment."
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 sweeps the Razzies.
Liz Carmouche, UFC's first and only openly gay fighter, was defeated in that organization's first female match.
New findings in mysterious meteor shower from 1913.
Lesbian sues popular Hollywood restaurant Cleo for harassment: "The complaint also states Wilson was referred to as 'ho' and a negative word commonly used against gay people. Wilson says heterosexual employees were not subjected to such conduct."
The anti-gay Chairwoman of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s local Tory association has resigned in protest of his support for marriage equality: “I left after 34 years because of David Cameron’s support for gay marriage. I have no choice but to feel strongly about it as a Christian believer.
During this morning's edition of Meet the Press, David Gregory asked GOP Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal if he would adopt Jon Huntsman's newfound support of marriage equality. He won't.
The likely 2016 presidential candidate responded: “Look, I believe in the traditional definition of marriage.” Watch the clip (and Gregory chime saying "sounds like he's running (for president)," AFTER THE JUMP.