News: Optimus Prime, Grant Colfax, Nike, Uganda, Kate Winslet

RoadFormer fed official accused of wanting to 'ship out' gay workers to Detroit.

SantaRoadIan McKellen and Patrick Stewart enjoy Santa's lap.

RoadChristine Quinn says good-bye to NYC City Council: “I’ve seen [the Council] do remarkable things from [aiding] tenants to protecting a woman’s rights to choose to reducing corruption in government, bringing transparency, reducing the carbon footprint, leading the way in saving the planet, and I am humbled and extraordinarily grateful to have gotten to lead it for eight years."

RoadBillboard erected in honor of Nelson Mandela uses Morgan Freeman's photo instead. "The billboard was erected on the side of a road in the southern city of Coimbatore as part of memorials across India and the world to Mandela, who died on December 5."

RoadMan claims he was fired for being straight: "A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit. Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012."

RoadVIDEO: The Empire State Building's Christmas light show.

RoadMale model fix: Broderick Hunter.

ColfaxRoadGay national AIDS director to leave White House: "Grant Colfax, director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, will depart the White House on Jan. 13, a White House official said, after having been named to the position a year-and-a-half ago. At the Office of National AIDS Policy, a component of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Colfax was responsible for leading prevention efforts through education initiatives and helping to coordinate treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS — both within the United States and overseas."

RoadVin Diesel announces new Fast and Furious 7 release date.

RoadThe Family Research Council is upset the gays and lesbians are signing up for health insurance: "By funneling more money to the LGBT community, the administration is only making the system more unsustainable. To properly funding the system, healthy applicants -- not a high risk pool fed by even higher risk behavior. As taxpayers are about to find out, the system wasn't designed to withstand the volume of elderly, sick, and at-risk patients most likely to enroll. Either the exchanges will buckle under the weight or the government (i.e. taxpayers) will start shouldering even higher costs to compensate for the medical demand."

RoadBeyoncé hands out gift certificates to shoppers at Walmart.

RoadKate Winslet named her son 'Bear'.

OptimusprimeRoadHello, gingerbread Optimus Prime.

RoadNike PAC for marriage equality in Oregon reaches its $280,000 goal: "Nike reported Friday that $100,000 of the PAC's funding came from the company itself and another $180,000 from Nike executives and employees. A report filed with the Oregon Secretary of State's office shows founder Phil Knight and CEO Mark Parker each donated $10,000 to the fund."

RoadUgandan activist Frank Mugisha to fight anti-gay bill: "We are going to do a lot of campaigning in the media, in the press, with our allies, human rights organisations. When coming back from Christmas, we shall have a lot of support. We are also working with our legal team."

RoadA DJ once smashed a record on Simon Cowell's head at a gay club: "Ian, who was the resident DJ at the London gay club at the time in the mid-1980s, said: 'Simon brought Sinitta to the DJ booth at Heaven, because I banned the record. I told him I am not playing this shit, no way - I am not playing So Macho. He said 'Here is the record, just put it on' and I said no. I was cueing a record up to mix, he grabbed it off the record deck and put So Macho on the deck instead and he said 'Play it'.'"

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  1. About the Trinity School lawsuit: a search on Google shows that the story is being carried almost exclusively by right-wing outlets, and that there seems to be no actual record of a lawsuit within the New York courts.

    Gee, imagine my surprise.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Dec 23, 2013 5:05:55 PM


  2. "Nike PAC for marriage equality in Oregon reaches its $280,000 goal: "Nike reported Friday that $100,000 of the PAC's funding came from the company itself and another $180,000 from Nike executives and employees. A report filed with the Oregon Secretary of State's office shows founder Phil Knight and CEO Mark Parker each donated $10,000 to the fund.""

    As usual, the straight white males the Far Left hates on lead the way in funding gay rights initiatives while women and racial minorities sit around with their hands in their pockets and do nothing.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 23, 2013 5:30:08 PM


  3. Liberals sure do hate Warren Buffett and Bill Gates calling for higher taxes on the supr-rich. And eff those dudes for giving away their hard-earned money. WWARD (What would Ayn Rand do)? Bagger out.

    Posted by: Josh | Dec 23, 2013 5:34:02 PM


  4. I dare you to repeat that in a roomful of lesbians, Rick.

    We'll see how "masculine" you truly are, then.

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 23, 2013 6:09:23 PM


  5. "I dare you to repeat that in a roomful of lesbians, Rick.

    We'll see how "masculine" you truly are, then"

    Not sure what your point is. Could 30 women, working in concert with each other, beat up a man? Sure. As could 30 children or 30 cats or 30 mice.

    But one-on-one or even one-on-two or -three, regardless of how much they wish it otherwise, women--including lesbians with shaved heads and flannel shirts--are nothing but weak little women and are no match for even a reasonably fit 50-something male.

    As for the substance of the statement, it is undeniable. Go back and look at who the big-money donors were in the New York and Washington state campaigns for marriage equality--they were virtually all straight white men.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 23, 2013 6:26:25 PM


  6. It's amazing how the FRC and other right-wing groups seem to believe that people don't start being a "drain on the system" until they get health insurance. Do they think uninsured people never get sick?

    Posted by: shawnthesheep | Dec 23, 2013 7:06:48 PM


  7. Did I miss your 58th birthday, Rick?!?

    I feel awful! We could have celebrated by . . . um, smashing beer cans against our foreheads and . . . uh, scratching our crotches . . . and stuff.

    Posted by: FFS | Dec 23, 2013 7:10:51 PM


  8. G'nite, Rick.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Dec 23, 2013 7:14:04 PM


  9. Rick's entire perspective and baitingl rhetorical style are about as useful to him as Sarah Palin's education was to her. And his hate-based blathers is just as helpful to public discourse as hers.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Dec 23, 2013 7:16:42 PM


  10. Hey FRC, probably should deny it to anybody who ever rides in a car, after all that's more risky than sex. Oh and straight women, they have this tendency to have babies which will be a drain on our system. Oh and school children, there's always something going around in schools. And as long as we're generalizing we might as well get all men under 35, you ever see those Red Bull videos? Those dudes do some pretty crazy s#!t.

    The reality is FRC thinks ACA should just go away anyway.

    Posted by: Craig | Dec 23, 2013 8:13:03 PM


  11. Danny pretty much summed up Rick.

    Posted by: Tyler | Dec 23, 2013 8:46:21 PM


  12. How could you leave out that the "former federal official" is none other than Scott Bloch, head of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) under President George W. Bush from 2004-8? He's been fighting us since 2004, at least.

    I'm disappointed that the article about the guy who alleges he was fired for being a straight married man calls it "reverse discrimination". There is no "reverse". If true, it's simply "discrimination" like all the rest, and should be swiftly punished.

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 23, 2013 11:12:03 PM


  13. Colfax left pretty early....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Dec 23, 2013 11:41:11 PM


  14. F*** Nike and its moronic super PAC - it's simply PR bullsh*t.

    Nike continues to do business with and invest heavily in Russia and use child slave labor in Bangladesh to make its crappy sneakers.

    Corporations commitment to equality is skin deep.

    The second it damages the bottom line to support equality they are nowhere to be seen - like Nike in Russia.

    Posted by: MaryM | Dec 24, 2013 6:07:23 AM


  15. Regarding the guy who was 'fired for being straight'...

    Can you still legally be fired because of your sexual orientation in New York?
    Because 'straight' is a sexual orientation just like 'gay' is.

    And ENDA would've protected him from such actions federally.

    That's why I wish people would stop only talking about ENDA protecting gay people. It protects EVERYBODY from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.

    Because, again, STRAIGHT IS A SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Posted by: lookyloo | Dec 26, 2013 8:34:02 AM


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