News: Guyana, Ian Ziering, HBO, Julia Gillard, Mr. Gay Namibia

RoadU.S. Ambassador to Guyana calls for action on behalf of LGBT human rights.

RoadOne year since top level meeting, White House continues to withhold workplace protections.

CampbellRoadSecond victim in Boston Marathon bombing identified as Krystle Campbell. Chinese student is third victim. Suspicious bag eyed in attack. Bomb fragments identified. "Investigators
believe the bombs were hidden in black nylon backpacks and housed
inside sealable metal pots called pressure cookers." Hundreds gather for vigil.

RoadVIDEO: Jon Hamm does Sesame Street.

RoadNew Hampshire lawmaker refers to women as "vaginas": “Representative Hansen’s comments are crude, offensive and have no place in public discourse. There is no excuse for anybody to use such disrespectful language — especially an elected official. I strongly condemn his disrespectful and shameful remarks.”

RoadPitch Perfect getting a sequel.

RoadObama says he doesn't believe North Korea has a nuclear missile: "Based on our current intelligence assessments, we do not think that they have that capacity."

Road90210's Ian Ziering joins Chippendale's.

RoadThis makes sense: Dexter to become comic book.

AmunjeraRoadMr. Gay Namibia to wed his business manager: "Hardly a week ago the whole world witnessed the first African black gay marriage in South Africa. Next Saturday will see the second gay marriage reception take place as a Francistown business manager Marc Omphemetse Themba and Mr Gay Namibia – Ricardo Raymond Amunjera celebrate with family and friends."

RoadCraig Zadan and Neil Meron sign on to produce Oscars again in 2014.

RoadVisit from lesbian Icelandic PM and wife gives gay Chinese hope: "Gay activists are hailing the visit by Iceland's premier and her wife as a rare chance to bring the issue into ordinary living rooms by means of television and state media. Scenes of Johanna Sigurdardottir thanking Chinese premier Li Keqiang for the 'friendly reception' her wife received on national broadcaster CCTV's notoriously stodgy evening news, and pictures with Sigurdardottir side-by-side with her playwright spouse Jonina Leosdottir, have virtually no precedent."

RoadSuper DILF powers, activate.

RoadMatt Damon's Boston Marathon essay.

GillardRoadAustralian Prime Minister Julia Gillard couldn't care less that New Zealand passed marriage equality.

RoadScott Lively links gay man's death from meningitis to divine judgment.

RoadHBO developing gay comedy: "The untitled project hails from Brothers and Sisters' David Marshall Grant and Bored to Death's Sarah Condon and revolves around the thirtysomething trio also grappling with the complexities of life and the modern gay experience."

RoadIowa elections official: Pass voter ID so the GOP can kill abortion rigghts and marriage equality.

RoadFrench marriage "defender" Frigide Barjot gets ripped by friend on Facebook: "Your last remarks gave me nausea. You have overstepped all bounds and you are from this point forward a public danger. With your call of blood … You opened Pandora's box of homophobia and I will never forgive you. I wish that the cart of s–t that you raised falls on you and masks the putrid odor of your words."

Posted April 17, 2013 at 3:55pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel