News: Tim Gill, Cholesterol, Satan, Queen Latifah, Smith College

RoadNational GiveOUTDay is May 15.

RoadCharleston City Paper reflects on homophobia and the fired Latta police chief.

RoadFrench lesbian couple barred from adopting child conceived via artificial insemination in Belgium.

GillRoadPhilanthropist Tim Gill putting $25 million into LGBT rights causes in handful of conservative-leaning states. Politico profiles Gill and his Outgiving conference which takes place this week in Los Angeles: "Gill’s funneling of more than $300 million between his philanthropic and political giving into different groups focused on gay rights issues has led to a string of victories, including flipping the state legislature to Democrats in Colorado in 2005. That win involved a strategy of inspiring respect and fear in lawmakers, who were made keenly aware they’d be held accountable in the next election."

RoadPage Six attempts to start a Ronan Farrow contact lens scandal.

RoadEx-Tennessee basketball star Michelle Marciniak marries ex-Purdue basketball player Beth Brooke.

RoadIs cholesterol key to why some people can withstand the HIV virus for years? "Among the slowly progressing patients, called 'nonprogressors,' the researchers found low levels of cholesterol in immune system cells called dendritic cells. They believe that the cholesterol-deprived dendritic cells, which transfer HIV to T-cells, may not be able to do their job. If HIV cannot get to the body's T-cells, also known as CD4 helper cells, the virus has no way to replicate, the scientists hypothesize."

RoadYou're going to want to see this shirtless shot of Nick Zano.

RoadWhere have all the popular politicians gone?

RoadBradley Cooper put on 40 pounds of muscle.

3dsandRoadCool 3-D sand art just in time for summer.

RoadQueen Latifah to play Blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO biopic: "HBO, The Zanuck Company, Shelby Stone Productions and Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment are all listed as backers of the project, with a mid-June 2014 production start date in Atlanta eyed. Casting is underway to fill other roles, including that of Ma Rainey, the 'Mother Of The Blues.'"

RoadSmith College students protest school's refusal to admit transgender women: "Activists in the Smith Q&A student organization are frustrated after a year’s worth of talks with administrators that recently came to a halt. These discussions were sparked by the rejection of then-high schooler Calliope Wong, a transgender woman, was rejected from Smith last spring because a federal student aid form identified her as male."

RoadUK government confirms opposition to gay conversion therapy: "We have made no estimate of the extent of the use of reparative or conversion therapies on gay people. This Government does not believe that being lesbian, gay or bisexual is an illness to be treated or cured. We are therefore strongly against the practice of so called ‘reparative’ or ‘conversion’ therapy.”

RoadAmerica is on Harry-watch.

RoadSimpsons goes 3D with LEGO-themed episode.

SatanicmonumentRoadHere's the first look at the new Satanic monument being built for Oklahoma's statehouse. Read our backstory HERE.

RoadTransgender inmate in Ohio sues to force state to allow hormone treatments: "Whitney Lee, whose legal name is still Antione Lee, had undergone continuous hormone therapy since 1999 until the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction abruptly halted the treatments in February 2012. "Parr married Dawn Malega in California last December. Shortly after, she changed her name with the federal government, getting a new Social Security card with her new name. Yet, when she took the card and her marriage certificate to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Lantana, they told her the name change would not be allowed.

RoadGay bride can't take her wife's name in Florida: "Parr married Dawn Malega in California last December. Shortly after, she changed her name with the federal government, getting a new Social Security card with her new name. Yet, when she took the card and her marriage certificate to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Lantana, they told her the name change would not be allowed."

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  1. Re: Bradley Cooper - LOL, that is NOT 40 lbs of muscle...

    Posted by: Tre | May 2, 2014 5:00:04 PM


  2. Thank you for highlighting the Charleston City Paper story on the firing of the openly gay police chief. They did a great job with the story and I have no doubt that anti-gay bigotry is at the heart of this firing. I hope this town can return to order once again with a passionate and loyal Police Chief back on the job and a Mayor out of one.

    Posted by: Martin | May 2, 2014 5:07:48 PM


  3. I guess it's a good thing that Queen Latifa is doing the Bessie Smith bio. I just get kinda' annoyed when modern day singers try to sing the songs the of greats from the past--even if they are not attempting to imitate.

    I would have preferred Jennifer Hudson--she has the vocal power that The Empress Bessie had. And Latifa has a bigger name.

    I'm just an old fuddie duddie, I guess. I can't stand it when somebody tries to do a Billie Holiday song...unless it's Ella Fitzgerald, of course.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 2, 2014 5:38:13 PM


  4. Let me modify my statement: Jennifer Hudson comes close to having the vocal power of the Empress Bessie.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 2, 2014 5:40:05 PM


  5. Take your shirt off Bradley. Quick work on the removal of David Geffen as potential towel boy for Clippers. No Rowan Farrow scandal. He's a prisoner of his genetics--really just a big old girl.
    YOU are on Harry watch, Andy. No one else cares. We've seen him naked remember?

    Posted by: Arrow | May 2, 2014 5:58:56 PM


  6. Take your shirt off Bradley. Quick work on the removal of David Geffen as potential towel boy for Clippers. No Rowan Farrow scandal. He's a prisoner of his genetics--really just a big old girl.
    YOU are on Harry watch, Andy. No one else cares. We've seen him naked remember?

    Posted by: Arrow | May 2, 2014 5:58:56 PM


  7. There is no doubt Bradley Cooper beefed up, not sure it's all muscle. Whatever, he is a spitting image of the real guy, just today i saw him on the gun show Red Jacket,

    Posted by: Jason B. | May 2, 2014 6:17:26 PM


  8. Oh please, let Sharon Needles be the queen to present the Baphomet statue to the OK statehouse!!! HAIL SATAN!!! They deserve it after that 10 commandments kerfuffle.

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | May 2, 2014 6:23:23 PM


  9. No one can just gain 40 pounds of muscle. Please don't quote stupid websites.

    Posted by: emjayay | May 3, 2014 2:33:29 AM


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