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RoadQueer Nation to flyer NYCLU fundraiser.

RoadSome handsome shots of Michael Sam and his boyfriend Vito at the ESPYs.

NestleRoadSeeing things in Nestle's Milkybar.

RoadCouples ask judge to strike Arkansas gay marriage ban: "ttorneys for the couples filed a motion Wednesday for summary judgment, asking U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to issue an order striking down the state constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage and any related laws as unconstitutional. The couples filed the lawsuit last year against the state over the ban."

RoadAll of the dinosaurs that will appear in Jurassic World.

RoadCNN testing new show with Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon: "On Wednesday, the three anchors taped a pilot dubbed 'The 10 o’clock Show,' based out of New York, network sources said. It's not clear whether it would be a potential primetime 10 p.m. show. Segments included one on the border crisis with 'Crossfire' host S.E. Cupp and Democratic consultant Fernando Amandi and one called 'Mean Tweets,' where the three anchors read mean tweets about themselves."

RoadRicky Martin readies for Australian tour.

RoadAnd gives his Australian fans a treat.

S_cordileoneRoadSF Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: "Instead of protecting persons, ENDA uses the force of the law to coerce everyone to accept a deeply problematic understanding of human sexuality and sexual behavior and to condone such behavior."

RoadPeter Staley warns of "anti PReP scare tactics": "How about the next plague that's coming, or could even be spreading now (right now!) by all those condomless PrEP users? This particular scare tactic is appearing online with increasing frequency. It's based on an unavoidable truth -- mankind will indeed encounter new pathogens that cause disease, even widespread death.

RoadAdvocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union on blood bans: "Permanent exclusion of men having sex with men from blood donation is not justifiable..."

RoadWho voted for your marriage?

RoadAlabama to review sex ed policy after sodomy ban overturned: "Passed in 1992, the sex education law provides the foundation for the Alabama Department of Education's health curriculum, one that critics allege is destructive to gay students. It states that homosexuality is 'not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state.'"

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  1. That Nestlé Milkybar link goes to a Kickstarter page for a human rights documentary.

    Posted by: Matt | Jul 18, 2014 5:19:35 PM


  2. "SF Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: 'Instead of protecting persons, ENDA uses the force of the law to coerce everyone to accept a deeply problematic understanding of human sexuality and sexual behavior and to condone such behavior.'"

    In other words, Cordileone believes that threatening someone's livelihood up to and including firing them is the appropriate, legal, and moral way to show that you disapprove of their private behavior.

    Guess what, Archbishop. It's possible for most of us to hold disapproving ideas about other people's personal lives without, you know, requiring that they be fired or unable to find employment.

    Posted by: Thom Watson | Jul 18, 2014 5:20:47 PM


  3. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone knows that celibacy is both abnormal and unnatural. I cannot understand why these people are allowed to promote their freakish lifestyle.

    Posted by: Charlie | Jul 18, 2014 5:22:39 PM


  4. a virologist would be a better person to comment on such instead of peter staley.....I would also like to take a look at his stock portfolio to make sure he doesn't own stock in gilead sciences who make truvada (up $4 today)

    Posted by: Moz's | Jul 18, 2014 5:28:29 PM


  5. Where Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone got his "knowledge" or "understanding" about sexuality?
    A book that was written two thousand years ago. It was based on pre-scientific superstition. It is ironic that an ignoramus lectures others on things he knows nothing about while keeping a "straight" face.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 18, 2014 5:40:52 PM


  6. "mankind will indeed encounter new pathogens that cause disease, even widespread death"

    Sure, but we have a choice to be smart or stupid about it.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 18, 2014 5:53:29 PM


  7. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is just like the previous Archbishop of Scotland, who made anti-gay pronouncements and turned out to be a gay self-loathing hater and serial sex abuser.

    He fools non of us in San Francisco!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Jul 18, 2014 6:10:44 PM


  8. And by-the-way what happened to that eleven year old in his car when he was stopped for drink-driving?

    Your days are numbered!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Jul 18, 2014 6:12:31 PM


  9. Hey, there is at least two dinosaurs missing from that list from Jurassic World. The Popeasaurus and the Cordeleoneasaurus.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Jul 18, 2014 7:04:24 PM


  10. @BRAINS and others in San Francisco: You are foolish to expect that scandals about this arch-hater will be proven anytime soon. Too many catholics think it hurts the church, and they cover it all up or brush it off. And his 88 yr old mother was in the car -- stop the petty rumors, they do not help.

    PICKET! PICKET! PICKET! DISRUPT MASS, YELL, SCREAM, CARRY SIGNS -- FORCE HIM OUT!
    --- that is what Harvey would have done.

    Posted by: Bob K | Jul 18, 2014 7:27:46 PM


  11. >That Nestlé Milkybar link goes to a Kickstarter page for a human rights documentary.

    Happens a lot around here.

    Posted by: nola fred | Jul 18, 2014 7:32:26 PM


  12. Here's a link for the penis bar.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/16/penis-chocolate-nestle-milky-bar-pictures_n_5591300.html

    Posted by: nola fred | Jul 18, 2014 7:37:01 PM


  13. That's good, Archbishop Cordileone, but it would be _even_ funnier if in the next sentence you go on to explain how God was Mary's lover and her son.

    Posted by: JJ | Jul 18, 2014 8:54:39 PM


  14. I wonder if that illy-educated Archbishop understand that he's also talking about heterosexuality--even though he thinks his comments are directly about gays and anyone who hates us. If he's all that "straight" why doesn't he go after how straights do all kinds of kinky things and only go to church to feel good about themselves while condemning everyone else.

    He lives in a bubble both socially, metaphysically, and spiritually.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jul 18, 2014 9:15:32 PM


  15. PreP sounds good but there's a recognized risk to taking powerful HIV medications by healthy people: the tolerance of the person for the medication and the long-term effects, which we are now beginning to discover.

    Still, as an older gay man who lived through the AIDS days and is still HIV-, it surprises and saddens me to learn about young people turning seropositive.

    Posted by: Topol | Jul 18, 2014 9:46:18 PM


  16. Antibiotic resistant strains of gonorrhea and syphilis exist. They are not a scare tactic.

    It's all well and good to support pRep, but ignoring the failing efficacy of antibiotics to treat common STD's is downright stupid.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jul 18, 2014 9:52:50 PM


  17. @Polyboy : one odd thing about the PreP discussion is that hardly anyone seems to realize that PreP and condom use are not mutually exclusive.

    If you are as sexually active as a significant number of people in their early 20s, using both might not be a bad idea until getting into a long term, monogamous relationship, particularly if anal sex is involved.

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 19, 2014 12:36:54 AM


  18. jj:
    The early Church was also puzzled by your question. That's why there have been church councils to settle the question of Trinity. The source of the confusion was due to the apparent contradiction among the four Gospels. Mark doesn't have the story of Jesus' miraculus birth. He was "adopted" by God at baptism. It was in John that Jesus boasted "The Father and I are one". But it never occurred to the faithful that all this is just hogwash. The fact is the anonymous authors of the Gospels invented a Jesus and gave him a biography. It is just too embarrassing for them to admit the truth.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 19, 2014 1:44:22 AM


  19. That quote by Cordileone makes more sense when you replace the term "ENDA" with "religion" or "Catholicism" or "Christianity", etc.

    Posted by: Lexis | Jul 19, 2014 3:12:21 AM


  20. Dang, @SIMON, I didn't mean it as a question. My English was just sloppy. I wrote "how" when I meant "that."

    Posted by: JJ | Jul 19, 2014 5:19:10 AM


  21. Herpes still exist but no one uses a condom when giving a blowjob. There are risks to sex. Every has their own risk tolerance...but they should be informed and have available to them all options.

    Posted by: Chrislam | Jul 19, 2014 9:00:11 AM


  22. None of the articles I have read on PReP have addressed drug resistant strains of HIV. I am surprised at Peter Staley. I would have thought someone of his background would have recognized the very real possibility that PReP without condoms can lead to infection with a Truvada resistant strain of HIV thereby eliminating one of the components of what my DR refers to as the gold standard of treatment for HIV (my Dr has been on the frontlines but not the head lines of he battle against HIV since the mid-80's so I trust his judgment).

    Posted by: NwYrkr | Jul 19, 2014 9:56:29 AM


  23. "...a deeply problematic understanding of human sexuality and sexual behavior..."
    It's ironic that as the generations have become more educated and thoughtful about these issues, more people in the developed and educated world probably would be more likely to use those words to describe Catholicism than homosexuality. So, Archbishop of the condom-denouncing, overpopulation-promoting, molester-protecting cult: Why should YOUR religion be protected under the same types of non-discrimination laws that you're not willing to extend to others?

    Posted by: GregV | Jul 19, 2014 1:46:14 PM


  24. "Peter Staley warns of "anti PReP scare tactics": "How about the next plague that's coming, or could even be spreading now (right now!) by all those condomless PrEP users? This particular scare tactic is appearing online with increasing frequency. It's based on an unavoidable truth -- mankind will indeed encounter new pathogens that cause disease, even widespread death."

    What about the Pro-PrEP scare-tactics he and all the PrEP-pushers indulge in, every day ?

    Peter Staley's article dismisses condom use, based on the idea that transmission of "the next bug" may not be preventable or reducible by condom use.

    Can there possibly be a more obviously pro-drug, anti-community health stand ? The sheer idiocy of his argument, the remarkable pro-PrEP promotion - and at the blatant expense of promoting condom use - could it possibly be anymore clear what lengths the drug companies and tehir weasels will go to in the viral marketing of their products on-line ?

    Disgusting idiocy.

    Posted by: Pookie | Jul 20, 2014 4:43:55 AM


  25. Actually, Simon, the Church puts a lot of stock in Catholic tradition since the Bible and Jesus. Mostly the stuff from Thomas Aquinas, only eight hundred years ago, and some by Augustine, from just 1600 years ago.

    Posted by: emjayay | Jul 20, 2014 7:20:41 PM


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