News: Johnny Depp, Nebraska, San Witwer, Chick-fil-A

RoadAustralian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe hospitalized in Sydney.

NewyorkerRoadNew Yorker: The Best Medicine.

RoadPuss in a box.

RoadTrail Life USA, the anti-gay Boy Scouts alternative, also bars Jewish adults. "To go beyond just the gay thing and add new levels of exclusion just kind of proves what we all thought about this organization and its reason for being."

RoadJimmy Kimmel kisses Johnny Depp again.

RoadAksarbent on the failure of Nebraska's LGBT non-discrimination bill: "After eight hours of debate over three days, supporters of Danielle Conrad's bill to outlaw anti-LGBT bias in employment in Nebraska lost, 26-22 (with 33 votes needed), a cloture vote to end a filibuster on the measure."

NRoadorrie May Welby is Australia's first recognized agender individual.

RoadLady Gaga closes the Roseland Ballroom: PHOTOS.

RoadCorvette Hunt on the destruction of Roseland and other legendary places. "I'm devastated about another ghost of Manhattan, but I also see that these are borrowed places, shape-shifting with the times."

WitwerRoadA towel-clad Sam Witwer from Being Human.

RoadAndrea James defends RuPaul from trans activists: "Respectability politics will always be in conflict with drag, an art form with countercultural subversion at its heart. When these parvenus create new taboos around language, they’re practically begging drag queens and kings to violate these taboos."

RoadVictoria Beckham to serve as UNAIDS Ambassador.

RoadChick-fil-A continues its "we have changed" PR blitz but does anyone believe them?

RoadNew book explores lives of gay Indiana steelworkers: “We have a picture of what it’s like to be gay in America and often perceive gay people as affluent, as white architects who live in Boystown. But there’s a growing body of scholarship that shows what it is like to be gay wherever you are, in rural areas or elsewhere. Not everybody moves to the city. They might be attached to the area or their family might all live there. It’s hard not to go to a city where it’s easier for gay people to live, but they should be able to figure out who they are wherever they are.”

RoadAustralia's Tony Abbott is engineering an environmental train wreck.

RoadKanye West to release Adidas shoe.

BristolRoadBristol, UK newspaper editor says a photo of two men kissing caused people to shun his paper.

RoadElaine Donnelly, leading anti-gay crusader against DADT repeal, now going after trans people: "What this amounts to really is a demand for access to the medical system of the armed forces. The kind of treatment that is involved in changing the sexuality of a person is very, very expensive."

RoadSalt Lake City police say a man was assaulted after sticking up for his gay friend.

RoadTransgender student denied housing at George Fox University,  a Christian university located in Newberg, Oregon: "In a letter obtained by PQ Monthly, Mark Pothoff, Dean of Community Life, who partnered with Brad Lau, Vice-President for Student Life, along with four members of the Board of Trustees before making the decision, outlined the institution’s denial–and their rationale. The school is in the process of adding to their housing policy that they will house students by his/her biological birth sex–which, according to college officials, needs more time to be developed, and to 'coincide with a theological and philosophical statement.'"

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  1. I love Sam Witwer's pecs and nipples. Perfect size and shape for both.

    Posted by: Håkon | Apr 8, 2014 3:44:16 PM

  2. Best New Yorker cover ever!

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 8, 2014 4:09:53 PM

  3. no surprise, really, the hate-scouts banned jewish leaders. which minority will they target next? watching them implode will be interesting.

    Posted by: northalabama | Apr 8, 2014 4:21:11 PM

  4. Words are nice, but I won't walk into a Chik-fil-a until I've seen a few actions that indicate a changed ethic. Silence is not enough.

    Posted by: Rikon Snow | Apr 8, 2014 4:27:48 PM

  5. And I thought the American brand of ultra conservatives were bad .... Wow.

    Posted by: Rodney | Apr 8, 2014 4:41:57 PM

  6. Very interesting article by Andrea James. It appears to give some credence to some of the anti-Trans folks UNTIL you understand that the journalist/activist (James) promoting acceptance and civility among us is also a Transwoman.

    You've got extremists in every minority group--in every human rights movement.

    But I never knew that Christine Jorgensen didn't like....oh, nevermind.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 8, 2014 4:57:30 PM

  7. That was nice of Andrea James.

    Posted by: Patrick | Apr 8, 2014 6:06:47 PM

  8. trail life the bigoted versions of the boy scouts apparently is the rights answer to Hitler youth

    Posted by: walter | Apr 8, 2014 6:24:42 PM

  9. "Chick-fil-A continues its "we have changed" PR blitz but does anyone believe them?"


    Posted by: Robert M. | Apr 8, 2014 6:59:08 PM

  10. Trail Life USA should change their name to Cohabiting Camping Christians.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 8, 2014 7:30:54 PM

  11. Sam Witwer is beYOND! Can't wait to see what he does next--although he's a good actor, he doesn't need to be for this "huge" fan. Sigh!

    Posted by: joe | Apr 8, 2014 8:00:43 PM

  12. Trans activists attack Ru Paul just like they attacked Ellen and just like they attacked NPH and just like they attacked Dan Savage. In the case of Dan Savage, the attacks were physical, as one trans activist threw a glass jar at his head.

    Trans activists are violent and anti-gay. They are misogynist. They are overwhelmed with mental illness. LGBs are complete and wonderful people. We don't need homophobic trans activists to complete us.

    Posted by: Andrew | Apr 8, 2014 8:44:23 PM

  13. Good for the school in Oregon that refused demands from a tranny to be housed in the girls dorms regardless of the feelings of anyone else. The real girls in that dorm have paid money to live in an all-girls dorm and they don't need to deal with transgenderism, gender theory or any of the other baggage that transgenders carry around. Next up would be demands from the neutrois - transgenders who think they have no gender and who want to get castrated - to live in tents halfway between the mens and womens dorms. Never underestimate the insanity of the transgenders.

    Posted by: Tyler | Apr 8, 2014 8:51:48 PM

  14. unless Chick-Fil-A starts donating money to pro-LGBT causes, there's no change. Ceasing promoting hate isn't enough - you must actively work to undo the harm you have inflicted.

    btw - Troll - nobody thinks that's really Tyler. That's, the trans-hating troll. Grow a pair of your own, btw.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 8, 2014 9:00:45 PM

  15. Kiwi, the way your "acting career" is going, you might be applying to work on the night shift at Chick Fil A.

    Posted by: Tyler | Apr 8, 2014 9:24:34 PM

  16. George Fox university and discrimination? He was the founder of Quakerism! The least discriminitory folks in the world! Rolling over in his grave!

    Posted by: Rob | Apr 8, 2014 10:48:29 PM

  17. We get it, Jimmy Kimmel. You're straight. You can stop now.

    Posted by: Cake | Apr 9, 2014 12:17:02 AM

  18. "Chick-fil-A continues its "we have changed" PR blitz but does anyone believe them?"

    About as much as a Log Cabin Republican.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Apr 9, 2014 2:00:58 AM

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