News: Jason Collins, Jet, Selfie, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ricin, China

Road60th anniversary of the federal government's gay purge.

RoadNate Silver looks at Jason Collins' odds of being signed and playing next year.

SelfieRoadSports reporter has close call taking selfie.

RoadTaylor Swift bought this $17 million Rhode Island mansion with cash.

RoadLGBT teens a huge portion of Las Vegas homeless youth: "Chavez is among an estimated 15 percent of homeless youth in Clark County who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. That percentage is based on the 300 clients that the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth in Las Vegas served through its core programs last year, said Arash Ghafoori, executive director at the nonprofit."

RoadSorry FRC, but Peter, Paul, and Mary are not anti-gay bigots.

RoadMeet Todd Starnes, FOX's mouthpiece for anti-gay hate groups: "Fox News’ Todd Starnes has never shied away from aligning himself with some of the more extreme and fringe elements of right-wing politics. He’s flirted with “birtherism,” made inflammatory comments about Muslims and African-Americans, and accused the Obama administration of launching a war against Christianity. Over the past few months, it appears that Starnes has taken up a new cause – using his position as a Fox News Radio reporter to give a voice to some of the country’s worst anti-gay hate groups."

RoadA report on Kanye West's next album.

RoadMale model fix: Fabio Mancini.

Jet_nasaRoadThe supersonic jet of the future being tested by NASA.

RoadJake Gyllenhaal is causing a stir among the ladies at SoulCycle (the guys too I bet). "It was our lucky day. We walked in to the studio and there he was, in a black muscle tee, with a towel over his shoulder, getting ready to spin like a maniac. With us."

RoadA shirt that can be worn for 100 days without washing it?

RoadRicin letter case a tale of small-town intrigue: "James Everett Dutschke, 41, has been charged with possession and use of a biological agent as a weapon in connection with the investigation. He had denied the allegations."

RoadFour stabbed at Albuquerque Catholic church as mass was ending.

RoadLake County, Florida school board denies it blocked the Gay-Straight Alliance even though it did.

RoadBarry Diller says buying Newsweek was a mistake.

RoadColdplay's Chris Martin shows off his chesticles.

DonovanRoadTrevor Donovan lays back for Glamaholic.

RoadSenator Joe Manchin regrets his vote against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal: "That was the wrong vote," Manchin said at a Saturday breakfast hosted by National Journal and The Atlantic, which also featured MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. "Today I would vote the other way."

RoadWill China legalize same-sex marriage before the U.S.?

RoadWashington Post slams the Boy Scouts.

RoadAustralian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition leader Tony Abbot reject calls for gay marriage vote before election: "There is a growing international movement towards marriage equality, with New Zealand and France this month becoming the 13th and 14th countries to recognise same sex unions. In Australia, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell last week said the coalition should allow a conscience vote and yesterday Reverend Fred Nile added his support to the call for a referendum. The Federal Government is reportedly expected to announce in coming days a referendum on local government, and Mr Windsor said he wanted to add a question over gay marriage."

Posted April 29, 2013 at 3:33pm ETC by Andy Towle
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