News: Frank Ocean, Edie Windsor, Paula Deen, Bono, Africa

RoadFreedom to Marry's 'Life After DOMA' fact sheet.

RoadHRC's new goal: Marriage equality within all 50 states in 5 years.

PrideRoadEdie Windsor covers InterPride's official magazine.

RoadVIDEO: Paula Deen brings her sob story to the Today show.

RoadLambda Legal issues FAQ for couples readying to marry in Delaware.

RoadChik-fil-A keeping its mouth shut about the SCOTUS ruling: "Chick-fil-A says it’s not taking a position on the SCOTUS rulings. 'We believe in providing great-tasting food and genuine hospitality to everyone — so our focus is on running an exceptional restaurant company. Therefore, we are leaving political decisions and discussions to others and focusing only on what we do best,” a spokeswoman said today in a written statement.'"

RoadFrank Ocean performs three new songs in Munich.

RoadIllinois reacts to marriage ruling.

RoadNJ makes plans after SCOTUS ruling: "Lambda Legal lawyer Hayley Gorenberg said she planned have a conference call Wednesday afternoon with a judge and lawyers for the state government to discuss the next filing. It was not clear before the conference exactly when or where the filing will be made, Gorenberg said. She said the court should recognize that Wednesday's federal ruling changes the landscape in New Jersey."

RoadDoes anyone on Teen Wolf own a shirt?

EqualRoadDid this symbol sway the Supreme Court?

RoadAmnesty: Africa's anti-gay attacks at "dangerous" levels. "In too many cases these attacks on individuals and groups are being fueled by key politicians and religious leaders who should be using their position to fight discrimination and promote equality."

Road70% of Facebook users in America have a gay friend: "It’s a notable statistic, because gay-rights groups say some of their recent successes at the ballot — after years of losing there — can be tied with a kind of tipping point Americans have reached in being comfortable with gay and lesbian friends and family."

RoadThom Evans has a case of extreme Photoshop in his new swimwear campaign.

RoadRoland Emmerich has created a gay character for the Independence Day sequel.

CherRoadCher generates huge sales for New York Pride: "The concert sold 2,000 tickets on the day of the June 18 announcement, Frederick said. As of Monday morning, all 1,600 of the $125 VIP tickets had been snapped up, and general admission entries (up to $75) had passed the 5,000 mark."

RoadU2's Bono sits down with Focus on the Family.

RoadGay rights activist asks Jamaica's Supreme Court to overturn ban on sodomy: "Javed Jaghai argued the 1864 anti-sodomy law violates a constitutional amendment adopted in 2011, that guarantees the right to privacy. He said that must include the right of consenting adults to make fundamental decisions about their intimate relationships. The law against anal sex permits is punishable with a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment."

RoadProsecutors: Gay Chicago man killed wife for insurance money.

RoadSupreme Court of British Columbia upholds right of bar patron to receive damages from comedian who targeted her during show: "In 2011, Toronto comedian Guy Earle was ordered by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to pay $15,000 to Lorna Pardy, a homosexual woman who said she suffered “lasting physical and psychological effect” after Mr. Earle directed a string of lesbian slurs at her during a 2007 Vancouver open mic night. On Wednesday, the B.C. court ruled against Mr. Earle’s assertion that comedy clubs should remain special places devoted to the 'fearless pursuit of free speech' and that the Tribunal’s decision would have a 'chilling effect on performances and artists in British Columbia.'"

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  1. Bono is the Paula Deen of Rock n" Roll.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jun 26, 2013 5:49:01 PM


  2. Yikes. I mean Cher. She's gotta be pushing like 70-something now?

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 26, 2013 5:56:55 PM


  3. Bono is just caught up in his own 'hugeness'; he doesn't even see the damage he is doing to GLBT or the comfort he is giving to the extremists on the right.
    Bono is still "religious" in a vague self absorbed pseudo-mystical way.
    "Why can't we all be friends?"

    Yeah, and why doesn't he grow a pair ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 26, 2013 6:30:50 PM


  4. How is "a gay character in the sequel to Independence Day" significant.

    There already was a gay character in Independence Day, and in keeping with the long tradition of token gay characters, he was killed off early on. Marty Gilbert, we hardly knew ya...

    Posted by: Vint | Jun 26, 2013 6:31:01 PM


  5. Who cares about the sequel? The original gay character in Independence Day was Harvey Fierstein's. I was actually thinking about him the other day and I hope they manage to revive him for the sequel!

    Posted by: stranded | Jun 26, 2013 8:58:12 PM


  6. Come on guys. It is wrong to criticize an artist (Bono) just because he sat and talk with closed minded people. Please let us NOT become as intolerant as some of the extreme rights organizations are.

    Posted by: ElCid | Jun 26, 2013 10:16:26 PM


  7. I knew the gay community needed to be wary of Bono when ten years ago, the Eminem controversy happened. Reporters were asking celebrities how they felt about Eminem's homophobic lyrics and Bono defended Eminem. DEFENDED HIM!!! Bono is not our friend.

    Posted by: Forget Bono | Jun 26, 2013 10:27:53 PM


  8. @ ElCid If Bono sat and talked with "closed-minded people" and genuinely attempted to steer then away from their bigotry, you might have a point. But that's not what he did here. At all.

    Bono didn't even mention bigotry against gays (or gays at all) to a group who have spent a huge percentage of their money and time promoting the most heinous anti-gay attitudes and initiatives. Instead, Bono played all "nicey-nice" with them and didn't say a word.

    There's absolutely no difference whatsoever here between Bono and, say, a politician who sits down and sucks up to the Ku Klux Klan, never saying a word about their racism because he liked how they contributed money to road improvement in his district.

    Screw Bono and the horse he rode in on. If you lie down with bigots without challenging them, then you support bigotry. End of story.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jun 26, 2013 10:56:24 PM


  9. Bono knows what Focus on the Family stands for. Bono never mentioned gay people and AIDS during his ONE campaign for AIDS relief in Africa. Gay people are actively discriminated in care and denied treatment.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Jun 27, 2013 4:01:30 AM


  10. Danny on teen wolf is one of the best looking ppl ever.

    Posted by: me | Jun 27, 2013 7:58:45 AM


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