News: Roger Ebert, Kevin Tachman, Ben Carson, Bradley Cooper
Brutal mugging in NYC subway caught on video.
Gay and lesbian candidates win elections in Maryland, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Chris Kluwe on gay marriage, video games, and his favorite writers: "One book that everyone should read from the science fiction genre is Neuromancer by William Gibson. He wrote it back in, I think 1987 or ’88, and he basically predicted the Internet and kind of the rise of Internet culture and also what he called the sprawl — which is the growing sprawl of suburbia and cities kind of morphing into each other — and it’s a really fascinating read in that he predicts a lot of what we take for granted now."
Jon Hamm takes his Hammaconda for a walk.
Adam Lambert narrowly escaped a parking ticket!
Gay marriage hasn't won, but its opponents have lost. "It’s a defeat for 'a social norm that holds out opposite-sex marriage as the right and best way to form a family.'"
Roger Ebert says his cancer has returned.
The Ticket previews the legal maze if DOMA is struck down: "If DOMA is struck down, then same-sex couples residing in states that allow gay marriage will suddenly be included in the more than 1,100 federal laws that give benefits to married couples. Gay couples, for instance, could file jointly on their tax returns, apply for Social Security survivor benefits if their spouse dies, and take up to 12 weeks off to care for a sick family member without fear of losing their job under the Family and Medical Leave Act. But what about a gay couple that get married in New York and then move back to North Carolina, or any other of the 38 states that have explicitly banned gay marriage?"
Beyoncé releases five seconds of new music.
Kevin Tachman goes backstage at Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2013.
Scientists identify body's anti-HIV 'training manual'.
Madonna returns to Malawi with her two adopted children: "Madonna initially planned to build a $15 million 500-bed Raising Malawi Academy for girls, before changing plans to help fund several community schools to benefit more Malawians. She arrived in Malawi Monday to tour the 10 school wings she has helped to build."
Author of Arizona's anti-trans "bathroom bill" defends it to Michelangelo Signorile: "First of all, the bathroom wasn’t the major issue. The real purpose of my bill was for showers..."
High School: Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne put out a new video.
NYT on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Roe v. Wade remarks during the Prop. 8 arguments: "How Justice Ginsburg will vote on same-sex marriage is unknown. But her comments misread the legal and political landscape at the time of the Roe decision and have been used to bolster the inaccurate notion that the court’s ruling on abortion rights somehow short-circuited a political process that was moving in the states to end criminalization of abortion"
Bradley Cooper's new perm is amazing.
Ken Cuccinelli fights to keep Virginia's sodomy law on the books.
Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury comes out on Instagram.
Pat Robertson says miracles don't happen in America because people are too educated: "Well, we are so sophisticated, we think we've got everything figured out, we know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn't real, we know about all this stuff. in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism."
Hundreds pack church in Asheville, North Carolina for marriage equality vigil.
Dr. Ben Carson cozying up to the virulently anti-gay Illinois Family Institute: "IFI is one of the few state anti-gay groups labeled as a 'hate group' by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for its extreme views on LGBT people."