News: Microsoft, Shawn Pyfrom, France, Christine Quinn

RoadSatya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft.

RoadWhy saying something about Madonna usually says something about yourself.

Hollywood_vfRoadVanity Fair releases Hollywood issue cover.

RoadGay Norwegian minister to take husband to Sochi paralympics: "I cannot wait to watch and support all the Norwegian athletes. These are athletes with disabilities who perform at a very high level. Having said that, everyone understands what two married men think about gay rights."

RoadFormer NYC City Council speaker Christine Quinn joins Athlete Ally as a board member: “The Olympics being held in Sochi shows how necessary this mission is,” Quinn told the Daily News. “We want to support our LGBT athletes and use this as an opportunity to show that we need to be hands-on fighting homophobia in sports.”

RoadAdam Lambert celebrated his 32nd birthday in style.

RoadElizabeth Warren: "Full time work should not be rewarded with full time poverty. Hardworking men and women who are busting their tails in full-time jobs should have a chance to support themselves and their families and build a little economic security. It is time for Congress to act and raise the minimum wage."

RoadNeil Patrick Harris honored at Drama League's Broadway Musical Celebration.

PyfromRoadShawn Pyfrom opens up after Philip Seymour Hoffman death: "I'm an alcoholic and a drug addict."

RoadThousands protest against gay marriage in France: "Over 100,000 conservative French marched through Paris and Lyon on Sunday accusing the government of 'family-phobia' for legalizing gay marriage and other planned policies they say will harm traditional families."

RoadFrank Bruni: Love, Death and Sochi. "On Thursday the Olympics begin. Worldwide attention will turn to Sochi, Russia, and there will be a spike in commentary about Russia’s dangerously homophobic climate, which has already prompted discussion and protest. But while this will be an important reminder of the kind of persecution that L.G.B.T. people endure in a country openly hostile to them, it will also be an incomplete one. Russia’s hardly the worst."

RoadZac Efron in talks for role in Star Wars: Episode VII: "I just went and met with them," said Efron. "So I don't know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], I love them, but… who knows?"

RoadJesse Eisenberg cast as Lex Luthor.

SisterRoadSister of same-sex couple whose Home Depot proposal went viral speaks out on faith, family, and freedom.

RoadA Beyoncé anthem for cold season.

RoadThousands of anti-Putin protesters march in Moscow: "Some of them face up to 10 years in prison if convicted for the protest, held on Bolotnaya Square on the eve of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to a third term as Russia's president."

RoadHigh school bully apologizes after seeing classmate's viral gay marriage proposal. Here's the proposal if you missed it.

RoadGQ: Inside the Iron Closet - gay in Putin's Russia.

RoadMore than 50 religious leaders in Scotland are expressing "deep concern" over the marriage equality law. "Will people working in the public sector who express the view that marriage can only ever be between a man and a woman be disciplined, or even have their suitability for employment questioned, on the basis that their views are deemed incompatible with their employer's commitment to equality and diversity?"

 

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  1. So stoked about new CEO of Microsoft, thanks for reporting on the news :)

    Posted by: bernard | Feb 4, 2014 3:02:40 PM


  2. From the BBC article; "Will young Christians seeking employment in professions such as teaching or the police, find themselves at a disadvantage in the recruitment process should they express their opposition to same-sex marriage?”

    There jobs are not to be opposed to anyone's marriage or anyone's religious beliefs. Their jobs are to do their jobs and to serve the public.

    Posted by: Ben in Oakland | Feb 4, 2014 3:08:30 PM


  3. "Will people working in the public sector who express the view that marriage can only ever be between a man and a woman be disciplined, or even have their suitability for employment questioned, on the basis that their views are deemed incompatible with their employer's commitment to equality and diversity?"

    Welcome to progress, it would probably help you if your small mind caught up with larger concept of modern equality in society.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Feb 4, 2014 3:08:58 PM


  4. Just read the article about being gay in Russia. I will not watch one second of the Olympics and I will not buy any product from any of the sponsors.

    Posted by: pete | Feb 4, 2014 3:33:15 PM


  5. Ah, their bigotry is coming back to haunt them. After centuries of shunning, ostracizing, and murder, they're now afraid their chickens are coming home to roost. Had they been kind, accepting and loving no one would have to worry about their cankerous beliefs being mitigated. It's called karma and religion has a bad case of it.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Feb 4, 2014 3:39:38 PM


  6. please tell me where all the concern of these church leaders where the cardinal was accused of abusing priest under his leadership or for all the abused boys but priest all over the country

    Posted by: walter | Feb 4, 2014 3:58:17 PM


  7. "Will people working in the public sector who express the view that marriage can only ever be between a man and a woman be disciplined, or even have their suitability for employment questioned, on the basis that their views are deemed incompatible with their employer's commitment to equality and diversity?"

    Let's hope so, if by "express" you mean shirk their duties.

    Posted by: JJ | Feb 4, 2014 4:36:39 PM


  8. I'm just waiting for a future Olympics to be held in North Korea with all the venues built by convict and slave labor. Won't our US sponsors be proud! The IOC will of course go to any length to accommodate the North Koreans.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 4, 2014 4:43:55 PM


  9. Meanwhile, when did Adam Lambert become HOT? Me likie.

    Posted by: jj | Feb 4, 2014 4:51:25 PM


  10. Perhaps the UK will expect a uniform attention to promoting the law but as Obama collapses in the face of the "conscience clause" movement, America will not.

    Posted by: mikeflower | Feb 4, 2014 5:57:22 PM


  11. It took me over an hour to get through that GQ article about Russia. I had to stop so many times to cry.

    Posted by: Zlick | Feb 4, 2014 6:57:05 PM


  12. The GQ article was excellent. I feel for all the LGBT in Russia, and similar oppressive countries. I guess I hit the jackpot being born in the U.S. I won't take it for granted.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 4, 2014 9:14:55 PM


  13. Warren is big on rhetoric but small on facts. She uses adult workers with families as her basis for screaming about raising the minimum wage. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that only about 1% of adult workers over the age of 25 earn the minimum and of those most are not the "bread winner" in the family put a second or third income.

    This really means she is going to raise the wages of mostly younger workers, teens and people just starting out, and that most of them are in the food industry. How fast will be before the kiosks that take your order are up and running and employees lose their jobs.

    I watched this happen in South Africa where parking attendants got a new minimum wage and then most of them lost their jobs. Instead of having manned booths where payments were paid, they went to automated payment systems. At the local mall 8 attendants were on duty at any one time, they were replaced by four machines and with one attendant on call if something went wrong. If you are going to raise the wage to the point that makes it likely that people will be replaced with labor savings devices you may as well be unemployed at $100 an hour as $10.

    Posted by: James Peron | Feb 4, 2014 11:53:07 PM


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