News: James Franco, Navy Seal, Lions, Brahim Zaibat, The Pope

RoadU.S. a massive cyber-espionage target: "The National Intelligence Estimate identifies China as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of American businesses and institutions to gain access to data that could be used for economic gain."

Franco_detailsRoadJames Franco suits up for Details.

RoadIt's the cutest two-legged furball I've ever seen.

RoadThe Navy seal who killed Osama bin Laden speaks out: "I thought in that first instant how skinny he was, how tall and how short his beard was, all at once. He was wearing one of those white hats, but he had, like, an almost shaved head. Like a crew cut. I remember all that registering. I was amazed how tall he was, taller than all of us, and it didn't seem like he would be, because all those guys were always smaller than you think."

RoadDan Savage calls for firing of Indiana Special Ed. teacher who wanted a gay-free prom.

RoadBackscratching lions disrupt traffic in Kenya.

RoadCoalition of LGBTQ Asian American and Pacific Islander groups celebrates fourth year of marching in Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade: "As evidenced recently by the exclusion of LGBTQ Vietnamese group in Los Angeles’ Pret Parade, homophobia and discrimination of LGBTQ API folks in the API community continue to be an issue.  Although Lunar New Year for All won the right to be included in Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade since 2010, many LGBTQ API folks in the tri-state area still experience silence and isolation from their families and communities."

RoadBritney Spears teases her Scream & Shout remix video.

RoadWestboro Baptist Church is protesting at Vassar College.

RatzingerRoadWere the Pope (pictured) and James Franco separated at birth? By the way, here's how the home office responds to the Pope's resignation.

RoadMadonna's boyfriend Brahim Zaibat signs as a model: "Brahim is scheduled to hit the runway Wednesday at the show of Jeremy Scott, a designer who built his career on risky designs favored by celebrities such as Madonna frenemy Lady Gaga and Beyoncé."

RoadA list of celebrities who unwittingly married LGBT spouses. And it's not short.

RoadThe Olympics is dropping wrestling in 2020: "The IOC board acted after reviewing the 26 sports on the current Olympic program. Eliminating one sport allows the International Olympic Committee to add a new sport to the program later this year. Wrestling, which combines freestyle and Greco-Roman events, goes back to the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens in 1896."

RoadA Ukrainian prankster TV host almost crashed Adele's Grammy win.

RoadBeyoncé grabs the cover of Vogue.

WarriorsRoadGolden State Warrors debut first-ever modern uniforms...with sleeves.

RoadStraight ally physically removed from "ex-gay" Q&A: "She’s a straight evangelical Christian who works very hard to bridge the divide between the LGBT community and evangelical Christian churches. .."eca?

RoadThe blogger Accidental Bear has announced a summer queer music tour.

RoadProp 8 proponents make emergency call for donations.

RoadCanadian International Development Agency curtails funding to evangelical organization involved in Uganda, pending review: "The group was receiving funding from the government of Canada for its work in Uganda, where gays and lesbians face severe threats. The federal government has denounced virulent homophobia in that East African country and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has condemned plans for an anti-gay bill that could potentially include the death penalty for homosexuals. Nevertheless, the federal government has been providing $544,813 in funding for Crossroads Christian Communications — an Ontario-based evangelical group that produces television programming — to help dig wells, build latrines and promote hygiene awareness in Uganda through 2014."

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  1. the "straight ally" video needs to be seen and redistributed the world over.

    here's a woman whose words and message will save lives and put families back together, and the forces of bigotry throw her out because they'd much rather drive more young people to false lies of lives and eventual suicide.

    it's appalling.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Feb 12, 2013 4:00:12 PM

  2. The list of celebrities who married gays instantly reminded me of Star Jones, which instantly reminded me of the time she blocked me on Twitter for bringing up her gay husband and calling her a "fat sow". Good times.

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 12, 2013 4:25:39 PM

  3. So do you like if people insult you and comment on your appearance? Yep, really good times. Good for you.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 12, 2013 4:28:46 PM

  4. Wrestling goes back to the original Olympics 2500 years ago, so its removal is crazy, while they keep silly stuff like synchronized swimming. We also don't need over-saturated sports like tennis, golf, basketball and baseball in the Olympics either.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 12, 2013 4:31:19 PM

  5. It is widely assumed (among people with Marfan) that Bin Laden had Marfan Syndrome. Among the external signs for Marfan is extreme height. 6'6" is not tall for a man with Marfan.

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Feb 12, 2013 4:50:17 PM

  6. Kiwi, I'm doing just that. Going to contact Huffington, TYT, Gawker, and other sites where this will be picked up. What an outrage. Oppression is the name of the game with fundamentalists and ex-gay quacks.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 12, 2013 5:08:52 PM

  7. @Paul: Then perhaps she shouldn't have started in with my best friend and commented on her dp.

    As for my own appearance? I seldom receive complaints. So sure, why not? Have at it! :D

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 12, 2013 5:11:08 PM

  8. The traffic-stopping lions are pretty cool and endearing. A lot of people don't realize that most lion males wander alone or paired up with another lion male. Lions by virtue of being among the most social species of felines are also among the most homoerotic.

    On another note, dropping wrestling from the Olympics would be unfortunate. And I'm not feeling the sleeves on the NBA jerseys. I'd really like to see those short-shorts come back.

    Posted by: Kyle | Feb 12, 2013 5:21:31 PM

  9. "@Paul: Then perhaps she shouldn't have started in with my best friend and commented on her dp."


    Posted by: ?? | Feb 12, 2013 5:32:14 PM

  10. wrestling is one of the oldest sports pre-dating the olympics


    Though an argument could be made that if we base olympic sports on historical age then we would have to bring back skull tossing

    Posted by: Moz's | Feb 12, 2013 5:56:37 PM

  11. Sleeves in basketball? What's next, pants (the "shorts" are almost there already)? Head-socks?

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 12, 2013 8:25:08 PM

  12. "could potentially include"

    That's Canadian Conservative for "includes"

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 12, 2013 8:27:06 PM

  13. What is with the bloody basketball in this country? First the shorts going from mid-thigh to almost below the knee, now the sleeves. Is this another influence from urban/hip-hop culture, where the men always have to be covered (preferably by loose/baggy clothing), but the women are supposed to wear dental floss?

    This trickles down to the chain stores to create seriously warped ideas about boys vs. girls and fashion/power, and what society sees as "appropriate."

    Posted by: Dback | Feb 12, 2013 9:19:32 PM

  14. Wrestling is not only one of the oldest sports, included in the ancient Greek Olympics, but it is mentioned in the Bible, too! In Genesis 32, God himself wrestles with Jacob. Wrestling is the only sport we know of that God himself participates in. The IOC is clearly going against the Word of God, and they will be smited for it.

    Posted by: james | Feb 13, 2013 10:29:10 AM

  15. I stopped watching the Olympics years ago. It has gotten so boring that an ant race across the kitchen counter is more exciting.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Feb 13, 2013 12:05:18 PM

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