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6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Netflix's increasingly valuable stock has made the company's CEO, Reed Hastings, a very, very rich man.

Bradley-manning6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d LGBT activist Michael Petrelis is one of those who is calling for a protest in San Francisco tomorrow over the SF Pride/Bradley Manning controversy: "'Our message to SF Pride is that they should make Manning a grand marshal of this year's Pride march and celebration because of his brave act of whistleblowing against the military industrial complex,' said Petrelis. 'We are fed up with marriage and military concerns sucking the oxygen out of what used to be a queer movement and Pride march and celebration about social justice for queers.'"

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Kickstarter pays off for Zack Braff.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Mark Wahlberg's Pain & Gain muscles a box office win.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d First gay wedding fair held in France.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Compelling story about a popular gay ex-mayor of a small Texas town who gave up his rising career for love: "He followed a path blazed by hundreds of gay Americans each year, who have found that U.S. immigration law offers no easy way for them to live legally with foreign-born partners."

Bestf6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Vietnamese series My Best Gay Friends is a big hit. Says creator: "I thought it would only interest Vietnam's gay community -- but we're hearing that parents, grandparents, whole families watch and love the shows and long for new episodes."

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d The Associated Press asks if lesbians are more accepted than gay men.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Unsurprisngly, Sarah Palin finds the time to complain about last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d Ashton Kutcher involved in altercation at the Stagecoach music festival.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d RIP: Alan Wood, the man who owned the U.S. flag in Joe Rosenthal's photo of the famous flag-rising over Iwo Jima.

6a00d8341c730253ef014e86b06427970d  Jake Gyllenhaal and Jude Law hang out together in the East Village.

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  1. Refreshing talk from Michael Petrelis. He's right about marriage, military -and The Boy Scouts- sucking the oxygen out of the "queer" movement. And don't they cringe when they hear themselves called queers. Remember "Queer As Folk?"

    Posted by: GB | Apr 28, 2013 8:21:21 PM

  2. During the Calvin Klein days, Mark Wahlberg was visual viagra.

    Posted by: Ed | Apr 28, 2013 8:29:16 PM

  3. I'm sure Sarah was complaining because she wasn't invited this year ... she certainly had no problem attending the dinner before.

    Posted by: wds | Apr 28, 2013 8:48:31 PM

  4. Give it up on Manning. He's completely inappropriate.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 28, 2013 8:55:19 PM

  5. Michael Petrelis can f8ck off. Another entitled assh0le trying to shanghai SF Pride and gay rights for his own f'ed up causes that HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH GAY RIGHTS.

    Posted by: Jesse | Apr 28, 2013 9:16:12 PM

  6. Sorry, but Michael Petrelis can bite me. While I personally think what Manning did was a good thing (done in the wrong way), I don't think he should be an SF Pride Grand Marshal.

    Marriage equality IS a big f---ing deal to me and to a lot of other men and women here in SF, so to denigrate it as an important issue is beneath contempt. (But then again, I'm a queer dad with a mortgage and a partner who served in the Gulf, so we come from very different places.)

    Posted by: SF | Apr 28, 2013 9:33:04 PM

  7. It's just mind-boggling that many gay people do not want to be associated with an accused traitor currently in jail. And how dare they want to serve in the military or get married? After all, they are nothing but a "bunch of queers".

    Posted by: Tyler | Apr 28, 2013 9:49:44 PM

  8. SF: You make your life sound so dreary. What are you fighting for?
    You left off the "ironing" like the drag queen in "Hairspray"

    Posted by: Ed | Apr 28, 2013 11:20:26 PM

  9. So glad so many of you feel the same; that manning is not a hero. He is an angry, bullied kid who did something reckless to get back at a system he felt did not support him. His action was not a political protest, it was a cry for help. And this action, put innocent men and women in danger.

    I really hate it when the people, right or left, say things without really using their minds.

    To say manning is a hero is no different than the far right saying gays are causing hurricanes. It's ignorance and "seeing facts" just so they will fit your political agenda. I won't tolerate it from either extreme.

    Posted by: dms | Apr 29, 2013 12:41:38 AM

  10. I sure like Steve Pep.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Apr 29, 2013 2:32:07 AM

  11. As a 10 year veteran of the military who is Openly gay, I am against manning becaus he is an anti-American traitor.

    I can't specifically say why, and I'm not even sure what information he leaked that is traitorous, and I also can't prove that I'm a military veteran. But I'm going to say I am anyway so it seems like I have a valid point of view, even though I'm not really sure what I'm talking about. And I'm pretty much lying.

    Whistleblowers are not heroes. Heroes are people who do what they're told and keep silent when they disocever wrongdoings. Just like good parents are the ones that let their children run around like conscience-free bullies

    Posted by: Matthew | Apr 29, 2013 8:46:36 AM

  12. @Matthew,

    Good morning Mr. Miller. Are you in Toronto or NYC? How's the weather in Toronto today?

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 29, 2013 8:54:40 AM

  13. Manning is a guy with some serious psychological problems. He did what he did to get back at the world and gain attention for himself. He should never have been put in the position where he was allowed to have done what he did, in fact he should have been drummed out of the service after a few previous incidents. Who was responsible for this higher up? Who are responsible for the kind of polices that not only didn't discharge Manning but actually put him in a sensitive position? Names? Were they punished at the highest level? Anyone lose their job at the highest level? We all know the answers.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 29, 2013 8:58:36 AM

  14. I am also a military veteran and I am also against Manning being seen as a hero.
    And I too will not prove or verify that I'm actually a military veteran because this is America and I believe in the freedom a s liberty to say whatever I want, without checking facts, and also my freedom to say it anonymously so I don't have to take ownership of my words.

    Because that's what true American Patriots do. We don't blow whistles. We type on computer screens.

    Manning is a traitor who put innocent Americans at risk. Can I back that statement up with citations, specifics and facts? No. But that wont stop me from typing it anyway. Who needs facts? Those are things for liberals, not patriots like me.

    Posted by: David Hernia | Apr 29, 2013 9:13:33 AM

  15. Michael Petrelis can suck it. A "queer rights" movement? Since when? I certainly was never involved in such a thing. I've had it up to here with these self-described radicals who think it's the responsibility of LGBT activists to serve every Left Wing cause.

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Apr 29, 2013 9:15:03 AM

  16. But Stuffed Animal, I've read your blog. Of course you're not part of a queer rights movement. You're one more slave to Christianity. You're too busy sucking on Jesus pole and hoping the Gospel Brunch crowd tolerates you to be of any use to LGBT people.

    Posted by: Fellatia Rashad | Apr 29, 2013 9:20:25 AM

  17. My dad is dead because black liberals broke his anus with their gigantic dark meat. At least he died happy.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 29, 2013 9:25:17 AM

  18. @Mr. Miller,

    You would never say what you post on here about my father to my face. You know you wouldn't. You're a coward and an obnoxious pr*ck.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 29, 2013 12:06:07 PM

  19. Come to NYC. I'd love to. I'd put it on YouTube.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 29, 2013 12:13:08 PM

  20. I love how rat thinks by advertising LittleKiwi's last name, that will somehow intimidate him. Last I check, Kiwi's all about being open and honest on the internet. Revealing his name simply adds to that open honesty. And yet Rat still hides behind his online anonymity. What a sad and pathetic troll.

    Posted by: MateoM | Apr 29, 2013 2:30:24 PM

  21. "Whistleblowers are not heroes."

    Sometimes they are, but Manning wasn't one of them. He was just a stupid, insecure kid who shouldn't have gotten a security clearance. (Which is the real scandal here, but of course the military could never admit that. They are using him as a scapegoat for their own mismanagement, but that doesn't alter the fact he broke the law.)

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 29, 2013 4:45:56 PM

  22. San Angelo has a population of around 100,000 people, so it isn't a 'small town'. I really wish people would stop making it like Lown came from somewhere with a pop of around 2,000.

    Posted by: PoliVamp | Apr 29, 2013 6:21:13 PM

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