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RoadNYT calls on New York legislature to pass GENDA.

RoadGossip Cop: Claims Ellen and Portia will renew vows in Australia untrue.

PhrostiesRoadNYC's Instagram-based bootleg booze delivery service Phrosties targeted by Senator Chuck Schumer.

RoadKanye West's delusional wedding speech: "They feel like it’s okay to put you on the tabloid covers to sell your image, to use you in an SNL spoof,” he said, per the observer. “We don’t negotiate. We’re not like that. We’re not stupid.” A little while later, he added, “The Kardashians are an industry!”

RoadAiding Turkey's gay inmates.

"RoadLonely" Facebook users more likely to overshare.

RoadPainting banned from Northern Ireland exhibition for featuring two men having sex. "The painting, by Ursula Burke, had been set to appear as part of the exhibition: ‘The Past is Unpredictable’, at the FE McWilliam Gallery from 31 May."

RoadMale model fix: Justin Hopwood.

RoadGerard Butler is back in his gladiator-ish gear.

Wedding_kimyeRoadHonest Kimye wedding announcement.

RoadThe Washington Post looks at the recent string of judicial victories on gay marriage: "But the federal judges who have supplied an unbroken wave of victories across the country to supporters of same-sex marriage are more diverse than their rulings would suggest: white and black, gay and straight, nominated by Democrats (most of them) and chosen by Republicans (a few of them)."

RoadMadonna remembers interior designer David Collins.

RoadReport calls for law enforcement reform policy dealing with LGBT people and people living with HIV: “Each year in the U.S., thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two Spirit, queer, questioning and gender non-conforming (LGBT) people and people living with HIV come in contact with the criminal justice system and fall victim to miscarriages of justice,” according to the new report, A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living with HIV.

Demolition crew unearths possible Underground Railroad tunnel in Pennsylvania: "Historians believe the 70-foot-long secret tunnel served as a stop on 19th century network, which helped slaves escape from slave states to free ones."

RoadGlenn Greenwald to publish list of U.S. citizens spied on by the NSA.

MilkRoadHarvey Milk musical to premiere in New York: "Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) will star alongside composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) in the New York premiere of Lippa's choral work I Am Harvey Milk on October 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, producers Bruce Cohen, Robb Nanus, Jessica Leventhal, Bruce Robert Harris, and Jack W. Batman have announced. Lippa, the songwriter behind the musicals Big Fish and The Wild Party, will play the title role, with Chenoweth as the soprano soloist."

RoadBeyoncé does braids.

RoadTegan and Sara will be performing at Toronto World Pride and say they won't have a new album out until 2016: “Our trajectory has been really slow and steady and each record there is a deliberate and strategic move up, shift upwards. We’re ready for this kind of success right now. It’s been fun for us and it’s not overwhelming. I don’t think we’ve had that response that a lot of people who have sort of unexpected success have. We’ve sort of moved in slow enough and small enough increments that this feels very natural to us right now.”

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  1. “Each year in the U.S., thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two Spirit, queer, questioning and gender non-conforming (LGBT) people and people living with HIV come in contact with the criminal justice system and fall victim to miscarriages of justice,”

    LOL! Do these people have any idea how they sound? It's like something out of The Onion.

    How many "questioning" people fell victim to a miscarriage of justice in 2013? Are there statistics on this? I certainly hope they break it down so that we can compare African American questioning people with Asian American queers!

    Posted by: Tyler | May 27, 2014 6:45:19 PM

  2. What's a 2 spirit? Is that a hermaphrodite or someone with a split personality? Why am I being lumped in with groups that I have never even heard of and told that I am a part of them?

    Posted by: Dave | May 27, 2014 6:52:15 PM

  3. gods of egypt looks horrible

    Butler is dressed more like a greek/ roman than an egyptian

    & checking IMDB the guy playing Ra is whiter than white northern european caucasian.

    Posted by: Moz's | May 27, 2014 7:59:43 PM

  4. Rick, stop posting transphobic stuff under my name!!!!

    I know you hate Trans people, but I do not. And your racist perspective is always right below the surface of your comments.

    Stay clasy, you pathetic eunuch. And stay away from my name.

    Posted by: Tyler | May 27, 2014 8:07:24 PM

  5. @MOZ'S:

    You do realize that Egypt was part of the Roman Empire, right? Cultural cross-pollination between those particular Europeans and the Egyptians was going on for centuries. Cleopatra was Egyptian, Marc Anthony was Roman. Caesarion was the child of Julius Caesar by Cleopatra as well. There were Greeks and Romans who were devotees of Isis and Osiris. Egypt was conquered by Alexander the Great (hence the city of Alexandria) some three hundred years BC, and Egypt was a Roman province during the time of Caesar, thirty years BC. There weren't clear lines of cultural demarcation; the countries aren't that far apart.

    Posted by: Jerry | May 28, 2014 5:04:15 AM

  6. Chenoweth is a political conservative. I think she's creating work for herself and is no great Milk lover.

    Posted by: Josh | May 28, 2014 8:46:41 PM

  7. The David Collins work is beautiful.

    Posted by: Gary | May 28, 2014 8:52:19 PM

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