News: Grease, Michael Alig, Jo Becker, SMU, Louisiana, Tom Daley

RoadTobias Wolff savages Jo Becker's Forcing the Spring: "And Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin—the moving force behind the Prop 8 lawsuit and Forcing the Spring’s main character—will only suffer from being cast as the redeemer of a lost and wandering movement, the righteous warrior vanquishing the sanctimonious Pharisees in Becker’s breathless messiah narrative. No one could survive being measured against such claims.

AligRoadWhat's next for Michael Alig?

RoadCameron Diaz: 'I have been with a lady'.

RoadGrease live musical coming to FOX: "The network is set to air a live three-hour broadcast of the hit musical Grease, Fox president Kevin Reilly announced on Monday. Grease Live is set to air in 2015 and will feature a young ensemble cast that will reintroduce viewers to the songs and characters from the 1971 Broadway musical and the hit 1978 film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John."

RoadStar Wars VII cast announced. No Zefron?

RoadU.S. and U.K. goverments advise computer users to avoid Internet Explorer: "The Internet Explorer bug, disclosed over the weekend, is the first high-profile computer threat to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month. That means PCs running the 13-year-old operating system will remain unprotected, even after Microsoft releases updates to defend against it."

'RoadThe Very Best of Adam Lambert' to be released.

RoadCable news ignoring HIV advancements.

KenyaRoadKenya might as well be Uganda for LGBT refugees...

RoadSMU students vote down LGBT senate seat: “The results were 1,107 votes in favor and 1,025 against — meaning it lost by an even larger margin than it did last time."

RoadMormon leaders omit 'gay' in survey asking students about their sexual orientation: "There are only three options and students must choose one: I am heterosexual, but I struggle with same-sex attraction. I am heterosexual and do not struggle with same-sex attraction. Other, please specify..."

RoadJames Baldwin fading in classrooms: "Now teachers, scholars and other Baldwin fans are seizing on the anniversary of his birth in Harlem to inspire what they hope will be a revival of a younger generation’s interest in the work of one of the country’s most gifted writers and major voices on race and morality."

RoadTom Daley shows off at the London Diving World Series.

RoadVIDEO: Emma Stone has lip-synch battle with Jimmy Fallon, wins.

TimecapsuleLRoadast Warhol time capsule to be sold.

LRoadouisiana lawmakers reject measure that would have made it illegal to refuse to sell or lease property to gay couples solely because they are gay: "Three Democrats joined nine Republicans on the House Commerce Committee in rejecting the measure Monday 12-3. None said specifically why they voted against the bill."

RoadMaggie Gallagher can't stop discussing our imminent victory on marriage.

RoadNYC settles false arrest lawsuit from Robert Pinter for $450,000.

RoadConservative Christians and trans rights activists unite against amendment to Hong Kong marriage ordinance: "The Security Bureau is asking lawmakers to approve the Marriage (Amendment) Bill after the Court of Final Appeal ruled that a transgender woman should be allowed to marry her boyfriend. The court gave the government until July to change the law. The bill has been condemned by rights activists for insisting a person undergo full gender reassignment surgery to be considered transgender. Religious groups fear the amendment is a step towards gay marriage and a threat to the traditional family."

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  1. since when does 1025 beat 1107

    checked the linked article and they definitely have a misprint

    Posted by: Moz's | Apr 29, 2014 3:55:12 PM

  2. Moz's: I thought you read the article. It takes a 2/3 majority to amend their constitution. So, unfortunately, 1025 does indeed beat 1107 in this case.

    Posted by: DLRnATL | Apr 29, 2014 4:30:18 PM

  3. Sorry Media Matters, but you only have one "major development" on your list: PrEP/Truvada. The rest are insignificant.

    Posted by: John | Apr 29, 2014 4:37:15 PM

  4. Dlrnatl

    ah, that makes sense

    I only checked the article to see if the numbers as printed here were the same

    Posted by: Moz's | Apr 29, 2014 4:37:40 PM

  5. "Star Wars VII cast announced. No Zefron?"

    Thank the gods! But I am disappointed there's no Lupita.

    Posted by: crispy | Apr 29, 2014 4:37:43 PM

  6. The Warhol time capsule is NOT being sold !

    The auction is just to be present at the opening of the capsule. The contents go to the Museum's archives.

    The OMG blog is incorrect, but it doesn't mean you should continue to report a wrong story. Please check your sources !!!

    Posted by: Patrick M | Apr 29, 2014 5:49:57 PM

  7. About the book flap -- the Empire State Pride Agenda pushed for marriage equality for a decade, joined effectively by the Marriage Equality organization that sponsored annual marches over the Brooklyn Bridge. HRC came in during the final months and was an effective and welcome ally. (Governor Cuomo's presidential ambitions put us over the line in NYS. He wanted a couple of liberal trophies to balance his right-wing financial policies.) My husband and I were ESPA footsoldiers -- he was Outstanding Marriage Ambassador for Downstate NY in 2008. I marched a lot.

    Posted by: Murdoch | Apr 29, 2014 5:51:20 PM

  8. The Very Best of Adam Lambert' of course is subjective.

    Greatest Hits would have been laughable.

    Posted by: don't a tell la | Apr 29, 2014 6:17:00 PM

  9. LOVE Emma Stone and also love All I Do Is Win. She did great.

    Posted by: Rob | Apr 30, 2014 1:34:13 PM

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