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RoadFOX News, CNN underreport anti-gay hate crime while obsessing over Jodi Arias.

AffeldtRoadSan Francisco Giants Jeremy Affeldt says SF transformed his negative feelings toward gays: ''There's a chapter in there of me coming to San Francisco and being hesitant because I had homophobia, and now I don't,'' he said. ''I see more San Francisco as a city of love and a city of passion and compassion. It's unbelievable this city. To see that and to have my heart change as a city I didn't ever want to come to, to a city that I'm so thankful I'm going to be part of for a long time, it talks about that. For me, it was an awesome deal.''

RoadAmanda Bynes arrested after throwing bong out of her window at NYC's Biltmore.

RoadJon Stewart cast Gael Garcia Bernal as the lead in his directorial debut Rosewater: "Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" in order to make the movie. 'Daily Show' correspondent John Oliver will take over hosting duties for eight weeks during Stewart's absence."

RoadAn interview with Harvey Milk's nephew Stuart. "There are many wonderful leaders who have stood on my uncle's shoulders and through their leadership moved equality forward, but my uncle is still my highest inspiration. I remember one of my last conversations with him, in which he said the upsurge in death threats he was getting every day was evidence to him that he was making a difference in the world. The courage he had, knowing he would be killed, to carry on and to record a message that would be used to hurdle LGBT rights forward after that violent result happened is still a benchmark of courage rarely matched."

GeorgiaRoadWhat was behind the anti-gay violence in Georgia?

RoadThe Pope: Atheists are not monsters.

RoadamfAR guest pays $1.5 million to go to space with Leonardo DiCaprio.

RoadPortugal allows gay co-adoption: "The move allows gay men and women the right to co-adopt their partner’s children if the other parent dies. In fact, the approval of gay co-adoption – with 99 votes in favour, 94 against and nine abstentions – was considered by many as a surprise, making Portugal the fifth country in the world to allow same-sex co-adoption, alongside Finland, Austria, Germany and Israel."

RoadMake sure you don't miss the 'dance of the planets'.

RoadWell, hello Jesse.

RoadScott Thorson on Liberace: "There have been rumors that Lee had an affair with Rock Hudson early in their careers. But Rock wasn't any more Lee's type than Lee was Rock's. The supposed affair never happened. In the years we were together, Lee never mentioned knowing Rock. Although hundreds of celebrities came to Lee's shows, Rock never made an appearance. The two men moved in completely different circles, socially and professionally."

RoadStephen King wrote a non-horror novel and now he's talking about it.

RoadAndrew Garfield and Tom Sturridge are a happy hipster couple.

GallagherRoadMaggie Gallagher: Saying heterosexuality is better isn't anti-gay.

RoadBrown bears released after 10 years in captivity. "Ari and Arina, both 10 years old, were taken to their new, much larger home, by the international animal charity group Four Paws, which helped sedate and transport them."

RoadMichael Douglas gets emotional about Behind the Candelabra.

RoadCockroaches' sense of taste has evolved so they can beat traps.

RoadENDA won't see action until July. “It would have been the preference of many LGBT advocates to hold the markup in May or June, but the committee has a very busy schedule, and I do think that some policy makers in Washington, D.C., have a philosophy that nothing should be done on any gay rights issue until after the Supreme Court rules in the marriage equality cases,” he said. Almeida said he disagrees with that philosophy, but, “[M]any people in this town have decided to put all LGBT issues on hold until the Supreme Court rules.”

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  1. Behind the anti-gay violence in Georgia:

    Mob attack of gay equality marchers in the Republic of Georgian led by Orthodox Priests yelling 'Kill them! Don’t let them leave alive'.

    We don't hate you, it's just our deeply, deeply, held religious views.

    Where's the outrage from the religious communities against this behavior? Anyone stepping forward to decry a call for murder?

    Posted by: JONES | May 24, 2013 4:40:54 PM


  2. The Pope: Atheists are not monsters.

    Vatican spokesperson Thomas Rosica: But don't get us wrong; they're still going to Hell.

    Posted by: Randy | May 24, 2013 5:16:58 PM


  3. That Maggie Gallagher simply cannot take a bad picture. What a blessed woman!

    Yay SF.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 24, 2013 5:26:45 PM


  4. La Nephew needs to know/acknowledge that his Uncle Harvey stood on the shoulders of many others who came before him. Just a few:

    Jose Sarria who ran as an out gay man for SF Supervisor in 1961.

    Frank Kameny who ran for Congress in 1971.

    Kathy Kozachenko, elected to Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council, April 1, 1974.

    Elaine Noble, elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives, November 5, 1974.

    Allan Spear, reelected to Minnesota State Senate, November 1976 after coming out publicly in 1974. In all, he was there 28 years, and led the successful fight to pass the 1993 Minnesota Human Rights Act, the first state law to include both sexual orientation and gender identity in protection from discrimination employment, education, public accommodation, and housing.

    Jim Yeadon, elected to Madison, Wis., City Council, April 1977.


    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | May 24, 2013 6:16:13 PM


  5. While I appreciate Jeremy Affeldt's acceptance of the LGBT community it still smacks of "love the sinner, hate the sin.". We will get nowhere on full acceptance with this kind of attitude. Fine we get gay marriage but there will still be people who approach homosexuality as something that is a sin and it is what fictitious Jesus would want and that is not good enough and it never will be. Full acceptance or no acceptance.

    Posted by: Arkark | May 24, 2013 6:35:53 PM


  6. Ark: It takes some people a while longer to come to "full acceptance" than others - family attitudes, religious teachings, cultural prejudices. Not everybody can evolve on your timetable. Your "full acceptance or no acceptance" is reckless amd undermines our gains. Help ameliorate our cause instead of acting like a brat.

    Posted by: will | May 24, 2013 6:51:18 PM


  7. will, you seem to think every heterosexual will someday totally believe gay people should be on an equal playing field with heterosexuals. I don't think that will happen. Few heterosexuals truely believe that. The rest have adopted the language of acceptance in some form and others outright don't believe it.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | May 24, 2013 11:22:36 PM


  8. @Will - Your timetable is wreckless because you are willing to accept that these religious bigots and fools will STILL think you are less than THEM because you are gay. That is not progress. You are still going to fictitious hell and you are an inch away from being compared to a pedophile or someone who has sex with animals all because of your precious timetable and your acceptance of religion, the greatest lie ever told. Good luck with that.

    Posted by: Arkark | May 25, 2013 8:48:00 AM


  9. Of course Faux News is going to ignore the gay hate crimes in NYC... they're too busy inciting the violence subtly by giving NOM, Tony Perkins, etc. airtime instead... airtime that says we're second class citizens, not deserving of full human rights, not "morally straight" and therefore are targets for homophobes to think that "it's okay to kill a gay" because we're not fully human anyway.

    Posted by: graphicjack | May 25, 2013 12:38:55 PM


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