News: Mars, Venus, Gay Web Series, Dexter, Pony, Mumbai

RoadTyler Clementi's family wants an apology from NOM.

RoadBoston Globe highlights the inequalities faced by same-sex military couples.

CometRoadComet headed toward Mars could hit it: "It would be an event on the same sort of scale as the impact that drove the dinosaurs extinct 65m years ago."

RoadThis is one fierce pony.

RoadIllinois LGBT advocate Dawn Clark Netsch dies: "Former Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch, a longtime state senator and the first woman to win the Democratic nomination for governor, has died. She was 86...Netsch was a professor emeritus at Northwestern University School of Law and was known for her support of the gay and lesbian community. She was married to the late architect Walter Netsch, who died in 2008."

RoadHere's what Venus looks like from Saturn.

RoadMumbai police officers assault, extort gay man: "The victim, a pharma firm employee from Vasai, was travelling home late on February 22. He boarded a Virar-bound local from Dadar station around 10.45pm and reached Vasai an hour later. He then went to a lavatory on platform 2 to relieve himself where two men accosted him. They taunted him over his homosexuality and thrashed him. Later they took the victim to an ATM outside the station and forced him to withdraw Rs 25,000 in cash. The victim did as he was told, withdrawing the amount in three transactions."

RoadSB Nation acquires Outsports.com.

RoadAre Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus having a baby?

OutsRoadBelonsky in the Guardian: Gay web dramas flourishing.

RoadTom Cruise was a Catholic before he was a Scientologist: "Tom Cruise was a blank slate when he took Hollywood by storm in 1981 — but his success came despite an abusive father, troubled teen years and all-consuming infatuation with the Catholic Church that ended when he was apparently asked to leave for stealing booze."

RoadPress, fans discovering Justin Bieber is a brat?

RoadTransgender woman gang-raped in midtown NYC hotel: "The attack occurred about 2:15 a.m. in a hotel on 57th Street, in the Midtown North Precinct, according to the NYPD. The woman, 27, was in the hotel room with one of the men, but she kicked him out after an argument, cops said. The man returned moments later, carrying a gun, and he brought two other men with him. The three men then sexually assaulted the victim as one brandished the firearm and threatened to shoot the woman if she did not stop screaming, police said."

RoadCall Me a Hole: Carly Rae Jepsen meets nine Inch Nails.

AmmianoRoadCalifornia Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduces transgender bathroom rights legislation: "Discriminating against transgender people already is illegal in California, but the bill's supporters say AB1266 is necessary to ensure that school districts do not deny students opportunities to participate in activities or to feel welcome on campus."

RoadNext season will be Dexter's last.

RoadAndrew Harmon on the disturbing Lisa Miller abduction case: "This afternoon, [Ken] Miller is scheduled to be sentenced for his role in the parental kidnapping of a young girl who disappeared more than three years ago. Her name is Isabella Miller-Jenkins, known in court documents simply as "IMJ," and for most of her life, she's had the misfortune of being at the center of a custody fight that has played out on the national stage. Isabella is now 10 years old and believed to be hiding in Nicaragua with her biological mother, Lisa A. Miller, a woman who fled the United States penniless and arguably delusional, having renounced her former homosexual life and having blocked custody visits between Isabella and her other parent -- Miller's lesbian ex-partner of many years."

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  1. Yeah, well. Dexter should have ended after season six, but (as we knew at that point in time) Showtime and the producers were determined to drain every last penny out of the thing, so they set out to wrap everything up in TWO more seasons instead of just one.

    Posted by: Jerry | Mar 5, 2013 4:15:17 PM


  2. I really, really, really can't stand D-Listed. He is a bully, worse than Perez, who lives to abuse other people. And I hate when a story is linked to his site from here as I don't want to inadvertently give him any more attention or traffic. How can we (and this site) stand up against bullying and then condone Michael K and his immaturity?

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Mar 5, 2013 4:47:06 PM


  3. Cruise may have been asked to leave the seminary, but he was not asked to leave the church.

    Posted by: Fester | Mar 5, 2013 4:52:56 PM


  4. Completely agree about Dlisted and Perez.
    Speaking of bullying, I'm tired of people picking on Bieber - which seems to be in style right now. The fact he's a somewhat fem guy is behind 90% of the hate imo. People like Lainey are just giving the crowd what they want.

    Posted by: Canadian | Mar 5, 2013 5:00:34 PM


  5. Midtown transgender sexual assault update, suspects identified:

    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130304/midtown/police-identify-four-suspects-assault-on-transgender-woman-midtown

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 5, 2013 5:00:43 PM


  6. P.S. The reason Bieber was late is probably because he's stressed from all the bad press he's been getting while in London, where he's been mobbed constantly by fans and press alike, and accused of trying to bring Jaden Smith to a nightclub. All the comments under these articles insist he's a brat, gay, refer to him as "she" or "it", hope for his ruin and/or death. No wonder he's trying to butch it up with that kind of hate.

    Posted by: Canadian | Mar 5, 2013 5:06:58 PM


  7. The day NOM apologies for anything is the same day they will release who their donors are, which despite being ordered by several courts to do, they haven't done. These guck wads think they are above the law and above reproach. But their three-to-five fat cow donors will die eventually, and then where will they be? It's clear that they are funded by rich old farts, but no one lives forever...

    Posted by: Graphicjack | Mar 5, 2013 5:16:51 PM


  8. @Canadian,

    The British media and Paparazzi are brutal. They make American and certainly Canadian seem like pussycats.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 5, 2013 5:30:46 PM


  9. Who's the hottie in the blue sweater?

    Posted by: Lazycrockett | Mar 5, 2013 6:50:45 PM


  10. "I really, really, really can't stand D-Listed. He is a bully, worse than Perez"

    You're nuts. I don't visit D-Listed often, but I don't believe he's ever drawn a crude penis on someone's face with Microsoft Paint or attacked someone's children as Perez Hilton has done. Get over yourself.

    Posted by: ripper | Mar 5, 2013 7:58:31 PM


  11. Ammiano really needs to stop with the botox, he's starting to look like a burn victim.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Mar 5, 2013 8:49:33 PM


  12. @Lazycrockett ... That's the adorable character called "Scruffy" in the web series The Outs. He first appears in episode 2 and is played by Tommy Heleringer. www.facebook.com/tommyactor

    Posted by: RJ | Mar 6, 2013 2:56:57 AM


  13. As for the hottie in the blue sweater: http://theouts.squarespace.com/ I hope that helps, as I wondered too! ;)

    Posted by: millerbeach | Mar 6, 2013 4:15:55 AM


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