News: Brunei, Armistead Maupin, Rob Ford, Prince William, Whale
Kylie Minogue does Reddit AMA.
Signorile: Brunei's Sharia Law will be rewarded by Obama's fast-track trade deal. "Rewarding Brunei, the first East Asian nation to follow in the footsteps of Taliban-era Afghanistan by stoning gays to death, will send a grotesque message to the world."
Prince William flies coach.
Catholic blowhard Bill Donohue angling to be named head of NYC St. Patrick's Day parade?
Dead whale in New York harbor likely hit by cruise ship: "A 45-foot whale found belly-up Monday in New York Harbor suffered blunt-force trauma likely caused by a collision with a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, officials said Tuesday."
Neil Patrick Harris wears a top hat and bow tie, and ONLY that, for Rolling Stone cover.
Orange is the New Black renewed for third season.
Billy Eichner to create and star in scripted comedy for USA Network: "In Difficult People, which Eichner and Klausner created, the duo star as frustrated comedians and pop culture-loving best friends living in New York City who hate everyone -- except each other."
Robbie Rogers says his decision to come out was "selfish".
Charlize Theron's SNL promo videos.
Rick Santorum says he was psychic about the gay future: “if you go back and look at the interviews I did when the Lawrence v. Texas case was decided and I said here are the consequences of what’s going to happen here, I said it in the next ten years and it was the next eight years or nine years.”
Newly-elected North Carolina county official Mark Chilton vows to issue marriage licenses: "Chilton announced earlier this year that, if elected, he would violate state law and the Register of Deeds’ oath of office by issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Doing so could bring misdemeanor charges and removal from office. "
Prince Harry look-alike mobbed by crowds in Memphis. "He was trapped in a mob of hundreds of people," the onlooker says. "It got to the point that Memphis police had to provide him an escort into the restaurant he was headed to. Even one of the police officers was convinced Matt was really Prince Harry."
Ryan Gosling makes an appearance at the San Francisco Film Festival.
Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is in rehab and says he loves it: “I feel great,” he said. “Rehab is amazing. It reminds me of football camp. Kind of like the Washington Redskins camp I went to as a kid....I am working out every day and I am learning about myself, my past and things like that.”
LGBT Arab-Americans find room of their own in NYC: "Madame Tayoush is a man in drag, performing at a Tarab NYC event, at which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arab-Americans can celebrate without judgment both their sexual orientation and Arab culture.."
The latest in the battle for .gay and .lgbt: "The .gay domain is taking much longer to assign, due to the complex process and delays from ICANN, in particular with regard to the puzzling yet pertinent evaluation of whether there is gay community, and who can claim to represent it."
Meanwhile, in Oklahoma: "Ed Cuyler spent years serving his country in the US Army and as a civil servant, receiving the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross in the process. Now retired, he's fighting another battle -- to get Oklahoma to recognize the legitimacy of gay marriages."