News: NYC Pride, Jill Abramson, Arkansas, Jonathan Groff

RoadMalik Bendjelloul, director of Searching for Sugar Man, commits suicide.

RoadCongressman who picked his ear and ate it explains himself. "Those damn hangnails..."

PrideguideRoadThe Next Generation of Stonewall: NYC Pride releases 37-page Pride Guide.

RoadJustin Bieber investigated for attempted robbery.

RoadPope Francis says he would baptize an alien from Mars if one ever showed up...

RoadJill Abramson replaced as Executive Editor at the NYT: "Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times, is unexpectedly leaving the position and will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the newspaper, the company said Wednesday."

RoadMore shocking photos of football players kissing their partners.

RoadDaily Beast: Gay marriage doesn't play in Arkansas. "...inside Arkansas—which features one of the most competitive Senate races in the country as well as a closely contested governor’s race—the political impact has been near minimal. After all, both the Democratic and the Republican candidates in this conservative southern state are opposed to gay marriage. In fact, the only statewide official to support same-sex marriage, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, is leading the legal fight in court to reinstate the ban.  But the fact that candidates from both parties are equally opposed to same-sex marriage isn’t the only reason that the issue has been blunted. It's also a double-edged sword that could hurt local Democrats and Republicans alike."

RoadBradley Cooper shows off his new massive size, in a suit.

RoadMatt Bomer and his husband Simon Halls take a stroll in NYC.

FassbenderRoadFirst look at Michael Fassbender as Macbeth.

ARoadrkansas Attorney General again seeks stay of ruling striking down gay marriage ban: "Confusion is pervasive, and this court should exercise its superintending authority over circuit courts to issue a stay," Assistant Attorney General Colin Jorgensen wrote in the brief.

RoadJonathan Groff says he would spoil a Broadway version of Frozen:  "I’m not as hot as my cartoon character," he said. "It would be a big letdown. I’m not blond or six-foot-five.”

RoadThis 'Frozen' is really happening.

RoadPentatonix signed to RCA Records: "Their musicality and special vocal abilities have enabled them to create innovative original songs as well as re-create some of today's biggest hits. Pentatonix is unique to our business and we look forward to working with them as we take their talents to new and exciting heights everywhere in the world."

RoadHarry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts to be released in 2016.

RoadDaniel Craig is shorn.

PomeranianRoadPomeranian walks on two legs after being angered by haircut.

RoadAnti-gay leaflets prompt hate crime investigation in UK: "Anonymous leaflets saying homosexuality is 'unnatural, corrupted, distorted and a sin', have been delivered to addresses in Cambridge and Ely. Police said they had been contacted by several people upset by the leaflets."

RoadKentucky ordered to pay $70,000 in attorney's fees to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that resulted in the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.

RoadU of South Carolina Upstate cuts center tied to gay event: "The University of South Carolina Upstate eliminated the center that sponsored a gay culture symposium this spring as part of $450,000 in cost cuts for next year. School leaders said that sponsorship did not lead to the 15-year-old center’s demise. Meanwhile, state senators voted Tuesday to require Upstate and the College of Charleston to spend nearly $70,000 to teach the Constitution and other U.S. founding documents. That is the same cost as the colleges paid for gay-themed books that they assigned to freshmen last fall."

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  1. Searching for Sugar Man was an excellent film, and certainly one of the best I've ever seen. I'm sad to learn that the film's director is not only dead, but from suicide.

    The world can be revolting sometimes, but it's the only one we get. Someone so young had a good chance to see better days, whatever the problem was.

    Posted by: Randy | May 14, 2014 4:28:41 PM


  2. That Pomeranian is evil. And HUNG.

    Put on some pants, buddy...

    Posted by: Jerry | May 14, 2014 4:51:05 PM


  3. If I was in a public place with my kid taking pictures and Justin Bieber confronted me (with or without his goon squad) and demanded to pick through my iPhone to delete pictures he'd have to retrieve it from down his throat . This guy needs a beatdown or date with a coroner yesterday.

    Posted by: Mike | May 14, 2014 4:51:16 PM


  4. That Pomenarian looks freaky!

    Posted by: jarago | May 14, 2014 5:41:39 PM


  5. Hey gays and lesbians, get your "Pride Guide" check out the cover with a dude who identifies as a straight woman who paid other dudes to cut off his wang. Cuz that really reflects your life, right?

    Posted by: Jess | May 14, 2014 5:49:55 PM


  6. @Jess You are not cute or clever, honey.

    Posted by: Kyle | May 14, 2014 5:53:14 PM


  7. The decision by the Univ of South Carolina to cut funding to a "gender studies" center actually promises to be a good thing for gay people in SC. The center in question is not an institution that actually helps gay people or solves any problems. Rather, it is a bastion of "queer" ideology, which is inherently anti-gay.

    These centers don't house homeless gay youth. They don't combat anti-gay violence. They don't work for marriage equality. They just spout jargon, moralize, and work to promote the idea that gay people are "queer" - inherently in conflict with society, their communities and families. Just what gays in South Carolina do not need. And they deliver these homophobic messages in our name.

    The conference that triggered the budget review is called “New Normals, Old Normals, Future Normals in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) Community.”
    The last thing we need is for "queer" academics with no moral authority to tell us what is normal or good. I am delighted that their funding was cut and I look forward to reading about how they put their queer theory to work in the Home and Garden department at Walmart. Hopefully, some future funding effort can be directed at a group or groups that actually help LGBs.

    Posted by: Thomas Martens | May 14, 2014 6:04:29 PM


  8. I'll be boycotting NY Pride. I don't want a woman's curves representing my homosexuality.

    Posted by: petey | May 14, 2014 7:39:47 PM


  9. I was looking through the "Pride Guide" thinking it's like a who's who of people gay-haters should boycott. Then I saw it - WALMART! Yes Walmart is supporting pride! This is really going to devistate the haters. I almost feel like going to Walmart now. Almost.

    Posted by: Craig | May 14, 2014 8:00:00 PM


  10. Jess/Petey/Rick (same person, so I'll address you as one person): you have no job, tons of hate and no life. Negative comments is apparently all you have. How pathetic.

    Posted by: Tyler | May 14, 2014 8:06:27 PM


  11. @Tyler
    Petey is not Rick, he is however Jim Bryant, Jason and his newest on Queerty, Michael Mellor. Yes, both have MAJOR issues but they are not one in the same. Rick has his own sock puppets here....

    Posted by: Derek | May 14, 2014 8:14:32 PM


  12. Tyler and Derek,

    If you like women's curves, you're not homosexual males.

    Posted by: petey | May 14, 2014 8:30:41 PM


  13. Listen Jimbo I can appreciate a woman's curves for what they are and they are beautiful. I can say this being a Kinsey 6 because I am well adjusted. However, what I cannot appreciate is an anti-woman, anti-trans, maladjusted, issued riddled hiv thruther troll who is a complete f@cking idiot.

    Posted by: Derek | May 14, 2014 10:06:16 PM


  14. Derek,

    I don't believe a word you said.

    Posted by: petey | May 15, 2014 4:24:17 AM


  15. The ads in the 'Pride Guide' seem overwhelmingly male centric.

    Do lesbians not go to NYC Pride... or are they just not seen as necessary ad targets days?
    I know the advertisers decisions aren't the event organizers responsibility - but. seriously, the one sidedness is pretty questionable for such an inclusive-promoting event.

    Posted by: lookyloo | May 15, 2014 7:36:09 AM


  16. Oh trust me Jimbo you are an idiot.

    Posted by: Derek | May 15, 2014 10:00:03 AM


  17. Mike: And is some random man was taking pictures of your son on the street you would not object? Especially if you knew he was going to sell them to a paper and make a lot of money off those shots of your child? I thought not. Its easy to take shots at Beeber because he is such an immature tool but taking pictures of someone you do not know is wrong wrong wrong. Just because someone is "famous" does not make it right.

    Posted by: Liam | May 15, 2014 11:10:08 AM


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