News: Murray Bartlett, St. Patrick's Day, Tim Gunn, Jared Leto

RoadPutin says Russia's Olympics "risk" paid off: "It was important to show that we are a country with goodwill which knows how to meet guests and create a celebration not just for itself but all sports fans in the world."

WhackaputinRoadWhack-a-Putin game smashes Vlad: "You control the righteous hammer of human rights and are in charge of knocking down the person who wants to destroy what it stands for. React too late and he takes it from you. Keep him down and you are rewarded! Try not to knock the Russian people, as they have the right to be heard."

RoadDaniel Radcliffe has a very bushy mane.

RoadJake Gyllenhaal has a very bushy beard.

RoadTexas school district pays $77,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a lesbian student who said her coaches outed her to her mother: “The agreement puts into place important protections for students and their privacy rights, and the school district’s official policy will prohibit exclusion by sexual orientation."

RoadGuess which music video has been viewed a record-breaking 1 billion times?

RoadVictory Fund to back two gay Republican candidates for Congress: "The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund on Tuesday will announce that it is backing former Massachusetts state senator Richard Tisei and former University of New Hampshire dean Dan Innis, according to an announcement shared early with The Washington Post...A third openly gay Republican running in a top race, former San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio, will not receive the group's endorsement Tuesday. DeMaio has perhaps the best chance at winning a seat in Congress, among the three."

Flaunt_letoRoadJared Leto talks Dallas Buyers Club with Flaunt magazine.

RoadPatricia Heaton accepts interview with AFA's Bryan Fischer, then pulls out.

RoadSome in San Diego's LGBT community don't embrace Carl DeMaio: "LGBT activist Will Rodriguez-Kennedy is a Republican-turned-Democrat and former president of the local chapter of Log Cabin Republicans, a Republican gay rights advocacy group (he resigned after making a purchasing mistake with the group's debit card). Rodriguez-Kennedy views the ad as political opportunism and said DeMaio does not have a track record of advocating for gay rights."

RoadA GOP Idaho lawmaker has wisely withdrawn an Arizona-style 'license to discriminate' bill from consideration.

RoadAs has a lawmaker in Indiana.

RoadTim Gunn on trans fashion models: "The fact that fashion designers would put basically adolescent-shaped boys or men in women's clothes is head-scratching for me because, anatomically, women and men have different shapes...So, to be looking at women's fashion on a tall, skinny guy with no hips, there's no way you can project yourself into those clothes."

RoadKylie Minogue discusses her new album Kiss Me Once.

BartlettRoadAn interview with Looking's Murray Bartlett (warning: link is work-friendly but site is not) on roast chicken and faking orgasms.

RoadWill the West's outcry over Uganda's anti-gay law do more harm than good? "In an interview earlier this month, prominent Ugandan gay rights activist Frank Mugisha told Think Africa Press that he appreciates outside support but fears further scapegoating if aid is suspended. Western rhetoric and actions could help promote a further backlash against the LGBTQ community."

RoadJesuit editors condemn anti-gay laws, attacks in Africa.

RoadNYC City Council boycotts St. Patrick's Day parade: "St. Patrick's Day has traditionally been a day when everyone can be Irish. Unfortunately, in New York City the Hibernians seem to have disavowed that old Irish tradition and have not allow LGBT people to march in the 5th Avenue St. Patrick's Day parade under their own banner for more than 20 years. In Ireland, not only do gay groups march but they often win awards for the best contingent. The Hibernians must return to their Irish roots and heritage, become hospitable and allow LGBT groups to fully participate. Enough is enough. I am extremely proud that the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has taken a strong stand against bigotry and will not participate in the parade until LGBT people are treated equally."

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  1. The New York City Hibernians should relocate to Arizona.

    Posted by: trees | Feb 25, 2014 4:34:46 PM

  2. "I didn't quite understand the firestorm it would create," Rep. Eric Turner
    on Indiana's 'discrimination as religious tenet' legislation he sponsored.

    We hear this excuse almost daily now. Are our state lawmakers really that insular and out of touch that they honestly don't know how despised this type legislation is to 80% of the public? Or that this type legislation fuels oppression and fate? Is it ignorance or disconnect?

    Posted by: BOOM! | Feb 25, 2014 4:42:10 PM

  3. Judging from the ridiculous nonsense most designers expect their models to wear, the gender status of the model is hardly the problem if something isn't working.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 25, 2014 4:44:20 PM

  4. If the VICTORY FUND is bankrolling gay Republicans, they're empowering a party that hates us.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Feb 25, 2014 4:50:50 PM

  5. Is Murray Bartlett taken? That looks like a wedding ring.

    Posted by: Fox | Feb 25, 2014 4:52:57 PM

  6. Patricia Heaton did NOT pull out of the interview with Bryan Fischer at AFA. She did the interview and then tried to excuse herself by tweeting that she didn't know who Bryan Fischer was. Strangely, the video of the interview has now been removed from AFA's You Tube site.

    Posted by: Sammy | Feb 25, 2014 5:41:31 PM

  7. Leave it to the Victory Fund to throw good money after bad.

    Their concept of "victory" is more than a little off.

    Posted by: FFS | Feb 25, 2014 6:35:27 PM

  8. The Hibernians of New York disgrace the Irish......they are unreconstructed bigots and show everything that has been eliminated in Irish culture for twenty years.
    They are right wing Catholics.
    And yes the Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin has a huge Gay Float and march, and has a hundred US marching bands attending....and yes the gay float is always one of the best.

    And three successive Presidents of Ireland have refused to march in the New your Parade because of its ongoing unrepentant bigotry.
    N. Y Hibernians = Bigots.


    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 25, 2014 6:46:53 PM

  9. Tim Gunn is proof that gay men are not automatically smart or sensitive to the issues of gender.

    Posted by: Bellah | Feb 25, 2014 7:23:20 PM

  10. Love Tim Gunn!

    Posted by: Brian W. | Feb 25, 2014 7:31:28 PM

  11. @JONNYNYNY2FLFL ... I think the Victory Fund strategy is to elect Republicans who presumably will not be dependant on teabaggers and religious conservatives to stay in office, so less vulnerable to primary challenges. But are there sufficients numbers of that type of Republican voter in existence?

    Posted by: RJ | Feb 25, 2014 9:09:00 PM

  12. Patricia Heaton is mega-Catholic... I got no use for her.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Feb 26, 2014 12:49:06 AM

  13. Tim Gunn is amazing.

    Posted by: MaryM | Feb 26, 2014 4:04:23 AM

  14. Victory Fund is making a huge mistake by supporting any Republican at this time. They are all involved in propping up the hate machine that is the GOP. I repeat they are all bad and disgusting people, every one.

    Posted by: freak | Feb 26, 2014 6:37:49 AM

  15. I think maybe Tim Gunn was referring to skinny bio-females with no hips or breasts, not trans models per se.

    Posted by: dizzyspins | Feb 26, 2014 9:00:56 AM

  16. I have to agree on the Victory Fund criticism here. They seem to prefer to pick an openly gay Republican, who will only add to a Republican majority in legislatures, often over a very liberal, progressive, LGBT friendly heterosexual Democrat. Mostly because they care more about victory than they do about the cause, and much like the Log Cabin, think more openly gay Republicans means a nicer Republican party, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.

    I stopped giving them my money the first time they endorsed Richard Tisei in Massachusetts over a liberal Democrat.

    Posted by: Samish | Feb 26, 2014 9:48:48 AM

  17. Daniel Radcliffe looks HIDEOUS.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Feb 26, 2014 11:01:51 AM

  18. And, by the way, Heaton is far more to the right than almost all of her colleagues. I doubt it was a mistake made by an assistant.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Feb 26, 2014 11:05:16 AM

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