News: Charlie Hunnam, Russia, Anthony Kennedy, Spain

RoadDavid Mixner: Ten reasons to vote no on action in Syria.

RoadHeavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison dies in Nebraska hospital.

HunnamRoadCharlie Hunnam nabs 50 Shades of Grey role.

RoadAssistant Commissioner of Police Devon Watkis says there's no anti-gay violence problem in Jamaica: "I think there is a lot of loose talk in just lumping up all victimisation of people who happen to be gay as victimisation against gays. Truth is, I have encountered cases of murder where it is evident that it is as a result of one being gay, but those are few."

RoadThe new American Idol "dream team" of judges may be the final nail in the show's coffin.

RoadJustice Anthony Kennedy showered with praise by gay rights advocates: "Justice Kennedy has emerged as the most important judicial champion of gay rights in the nation’s history, having written three landmark opinions on the subject, including this summer’s Windsor decision, which overturned a ban on federal benefits for married same-sex couples. Those rulings collectively represent a new chapter in the nation’s civil rights law, and they have cemented his legacy as a hero to the gay rights movement."

RoadMale model fix: Josh Upshaw.

404RoadThe Washington Post takes a closer look at Russian teens and the newly-formed Deti-404 support group which we've posted about here before: "Deti means children and 404 refers to “page not found” on Internet searches."

RoadSix U.S. conservative groups sign statement supporting Russia's anti-gay law: "We affirm that the natural family created through the marriage of a man and a woman is the foundation of any human society and is entitled to protection by society and the State as stated in the international Human Rights norms, including Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Art. 16 (3))."

RoadSpanish doctor tells man he can be cured of his homosexuality: "Allegedly the doctor blamed all of Cámara’s physical symptoms on this 'disorder'. 'Haven’t you realized that you are too masculine to get it into your head that you are gay?' the doctor is also alleged to have asked the young man. At that point, Cámara says he told the female doctor she "wasn't professional enough". He said the woman was offended and recommended that he see another doctor, but that she was also reticent to refer him on when he tried to take her up on her offer."

RoadTom Hardy looking dapper in Venice for Locke.

RoadLady Gaga digs up her old hairbow to head back to America.

JonesRoadWho's taking a gay marriage leave from the Pentagon? "Starting Tuesday, the Pentagon is allowing gay troops to take travel leaves for up to seven days — or as many 10 days for those stationed abroad — as long as those service members live 100-plus miles away from a state that allows same-sex marriages...Scores of service members are draining their savings just to pay for airfare, hotels and rental cars — common, logistical necessities for obtaining a marriage certificate in one of the 13 states where same-sex marriage is legal, advocates say."

RoadFOX News radio reporte Todd Starnes: Businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gays.

RoadOntario restaurant under fire over "not Adam and Steve" newspaper clipping: "The situation began to escalate when members of the gay and lesbian community found out about a newspaper clipping posted on the wall of the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant and Bakery that read: “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” with an image of an anti-gay protest. The controversial posting had been on the wall for more than a decade until it was taken down recently under public pressure. The word started to spread after two women new to the area happened upon it while dining at the restaurant Aug. 11."

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  1. Hunman's body is so easy to eye, joy to watch.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Sep 3, 2013 3:53:18 PM

  2. Who here remembers Charlie Hunnam as Nathan in the original Queer as Folk? *raises hand* Yeah, that's what I picture every time I see his name and when I watch him as Jax on Sons of Anarchy.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Sep 3, 2013 4:07:18 PM

  3. No violence against homos in Jamaica?
    I read there is no poverty or racism or starvation either. It MUST be true if they say it's true?
    Don't worry Jamaica nobody wants to visit your backwards 'country' anyways so no need to pretend it's safe on any level. Thanks.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Sep 3, 2013 4:58:44 PM

  4. "Who's taking a gay marriage leave from the Pentagon?"

    Nobody at the Pentagon will be eligible for the leave. You have to be 100 miles from somewhere you can legally marry. They just have to go to DC.

    Some of the states that allow same sex marriage also have a significant waiting period, so speaking practically, some of them are logistically even more difficult than others.

    Posted by: Lymis | Sep 3, 2013 5:23:17 PM

  5. I don't care how bad the "50 Shades" movie turns out, if Charlie does a full frontal, I'm there!

    PS: I remember UK QAF too. It was far better than the HBO remake. Charlie's BF was Littlefinger. They've come a long way.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Sep 3, 2013 5:26:36 PM

  6. I don't care how bad the "50 Shades" movie turns out, if Charlie does a full frontal, I'm there!

    PS: I remember UK QAF too. It was far better than the HBO remake. Charlie's BF was Littlefinger. They've come a long way.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Sep 3, 2013 5:26:36 PM

  7. Re: 10 reasons to vote no on action in Syria

    He forgot one of--if not THE--most important reason: the international community (via the UN) does NOT see intervention as something that should be done. This should be an international community effort, and if the US goes it alone without support of the international community, it is ethically wrong and in fact it is a war crime.

    Chomsky and others have been speaking out about this over the last few days.

    Posted by: redball | Sep 3, 2013 5:27:15 PM

  8. Edit: If** anything is done, it should be done as an international community effort....

    Posted by: redball | Sep 3, 2013 5:28:03 PM

  9. No sane gay person would want to set foot on Jamaica...businesses have a right to discriminate against gay customer will end loosing money...any movie in which Mr Hunnan can display his hot body is worth a look (but I don't see how they can make an R rated porn)

    Posted by: jarago | Sep 3, 2013 5:31:22 PM

  10. Although this section is labeled 'News', at most 10 of these 15 posts are news-related. The others are boring and pointless celebrity puff trash.

    Posted by: DB | Sep 3, 2013 6:20:17 PM

  11. In the first place if God made Adam and Eve he most certainly DID make Adam and Steve as well. So then Adam and Steve fell in love just like Adam and Eve.
    Who's fault it that and what difference does it make?

    Posted by: UFFDA | Sep 3, 2013 6:45:25 PM

  12. So all the signers supporting the Russian anti-gay laws should put their money where their collective pie holes are and defect. Move the fu*k over to your Russian paradise. This country no longer welcomes you. Your ideas are antithetical to the founding principles of this nation. Get thee gone and enjoy those lovely Russian winters.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Sep 3, 2013 10:40:54 PM

  13. Charlie Hunnam is an excellent choice. That boy can act and more importantly, have you seen him with his shirt off? WOW!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 4, 2013 2:30:46 AM

  14. There's a lot more love for Charlie Hunnam here than between the female fans of the book (who clearly preferer Ian Somerhalder or Matt Bomer, i doubt any of them were interested in the film anyway).
    Charlie is a versatile actor, but the movie will be a comercial disaster. The material is mediocre (and that, being generous) and what make the book a hit has no translation to the screen (at least if they want to avoid censorship).
    So it's a lose lose situation, for a role without any depth. I understand an unknown actor could be interested in the role (at least it will give him publicity) but someone who is working would avoid the role if he has a brain

    Posted by: jjose712 | Sep 4, 2013 6:17:11 AM

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