News: Warm May, Anderson Cooper, Nespresso, Wonder Woman

RoadAP: Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights.

VagmanRoadMan rescued after getting stuck inside large stone vagina artwork.

RoadConchita Wurst livens up the 2014 Christopher Street Day Stonewall Gala in Berlin.

RoadHundreds attend first gay pride event in Beaumont, Texas: "Hundreds of people from all over Southeast Texas and beyond marched down Broadway and Orleans streets Saturday for Beaumont Pride 2014. There were men dressed in drag, some wearing rainbow-colored outfits and some wearing very little clothing at all."

RoadGrunge is officially dead: Pearl Jam performs "Let It Go" from Frozen.

RoadDavid Sedaris is obsessed with the Fitbit: "I was travelling myself when I got my Fitbit, and because the tingle feels so good, not just as a sensation but also as a mark of accomplishment, I began pacing the airport rather than doing what I normally do, which is sit in the waiting area, wondering which of the many people around me will die first, and of what. I also started taking the stairs instead of the escalator, and avoiding the moving sidewalk."

RoadNew Wonder Woman to wear blue leather skirt rather than starred panties.

SantucciRoadMale model fix: Jeremy Santucci.

RoadAnderson Cooper buys historic Connecticut home: "Anderson Cooper and his partner, Benjamin Maisani, will be relaxing in historic splendor in Connecticut’s affluent Litchfield County this summer. Multiple sources tell us the CNN anchor has splashed out on a massive, 10,127-square-foot Tudor revival stone mansion, called Rye House, for the mid-to-high seven figures."

RoadZambian gay couples's verdict delayed: "A Zambian gay couple charged over homosexuality saw the verdict in their case postponed for a second time on Monday after a magistrate failed to turn up, sparking anger among foreign observers."

RoadNespresso working on machine for Soylent-like drinks: "Quaintly code-named "Iron Man," the product is still years away from the completion, but the basic idea is that the machine will use consumer-specific data to formulate and dispense Über-multivitamins, in yummy drink form."

RoadA white supremacist tried to make his message known at the World Cup.

RoadWho gagged the search for MH370?

CropcircleRoadA new crop circle of great beauty.

RoadDavid Barton says San Antonio's nondiscrimination ordinance has criminalized Christianity: "Barton falsely claimed Christians who oppose gay marriage or criticize homosexuality are now barred from running for office and, if already serving in office, would be removed from their position, charged with a crime, and fined $500 a day, while also asserting that Christian-owned companies are now prohibited from doing any business with the city."

RoadEarth just had its warmest May on record: "Last month broke a temperature record, averaging 59.93 degrees Fahrenheit — a degree and a third (1.33°F) above the 20th century baseline...May 2014 was the 39th consecutive May that was warmer than average."

RoadGOP frontrunner compares gay marriage to polygamy: "Marriage is something more for religion to decide," Republican front runner Pedro Celis said Thursday when asked about his stance on same-sex marriage at a GOP candidate forum, the Seattle Times reported. "Is this marriage or not? Polygamy—is it fine or not? It's a religion thing."

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  1. Anderson Cooper and his family have more money than some countries. He needs to let someone else have that CNN job so someone else can earn a living He is so greedy and selfish.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jun 23, 2014 5:14:36 PM

  2. Poor David Barton. He has lied so much that he longer even knows he's doing it.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Jun 23, 2014 5:20:16 PM

  3. Anderson Cooper's partner Benjamin is the luckiest guy in the world. He really hit the jackpot.

    Posted by: Frank | Jun 23, 2014 5:34:16 PM

  4. Yes, Daniel. "Fast 'n Loose with facts" Barton undoubtedly believes what he says.

    Posted by: gregorybrown | Jun 23, 2014 5:52:20 PM

  5. "Is this marriage or not? Polygamy—is it fine or not? It's a religion thing."

    No, it's a government thing. The (usual) equality argument for same-sex marriage is not applicable to polygamy, and equal rights for queer people isn't going to help polygamists.

    However, the freedom and privacy arguments continue to apply to polygamy, and it's my hope that these families (when not under religious duress) will be treated with humanity at some point.

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 23, 2014 6:03:19 PM

  6. Religion is so eager to be in power-they'll lie, steal and cheat to get there. They want total control of everything and because it's religion it can change to whoever is in control and their perspective of it. Religion is more dangerous than helpful.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jun 23, 2014 7:42:11 PM

  7. Can someone explain to me why all of the Male Model Fix guys are almost always white?

    Posted by: Asher | Jun 23, 2014 8:08:06 PM

  8. Leave Anderson alone. He gives huge amounts of money to progressive causes and LGBT projects. What have you given money to recently?

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Jun 23, 2014 9:00:44 PM

  9. I think tweaking Wonder Woman's costume is a good idea--Lynda Carter totally rocked it, but that was the 1970's. The faux trailer on YouTube--where she's wearing the cape and some vaguely Greek-style armor--is more appropriate for today:

    Posted by: Dback | Jun 23, 2014 9:15:39 PM

  10. @BrokebackBob:
    Which means what?

    Cooper has a place in New York and already had another place in Connecticut. Is he giving up one of his places to homeless LGBT teens or something?

    Posted by: Jerry | Jun 24, 2014 12:54:12 AM

  11. @Jerry, that would be an amazing thing for him to do and a great way to give back and help struggling LGBT youth, not that he's obligated to do it, but that's what I'd do if I had the means.

    Posted by: Red | Jun 24, 2014 7:09:19 AM

  12. Anderson Cooper earned his success, he wasn't just handed his job at CNN. He comes from a wealthy family but made millions through his own hard work and talent and that is very respectable when all he had to do was lay back and enjoy his inheritance. He is also an out and visible member of the gay community constantly spotlighting LGBT issues on his network. He's entitled to use and enjoy his wealth any damn way he pleases. Some of you are obviously bitter queens hiding behind your keyboards.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jun 24, 2014 12:23:31 PM

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