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 road  ABC News picks up story about outdated quotes in DOJ defense of DADT brief.

 roadMan dies in suicide plunge from Empire State Building: "A 21-year-old man leapt to his death from an observation deck of the Empire State Building on Tuesday, the police said. The man, whose name was not released, got a running start and cleared a barrier on the observation deck, on the 86th floor, about 6:15 p.m., the police said." Update: Man ID'ed as Cameron Dabaghi, a student at Yale.

Toad roadToads: earthquake detectors?

 roadHollywood to butcher Goldie Hawn, one film at a time.

 road  Couple becomes Buffalo, New York's first domestic partnership: "Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were outside the City Clerk's office when it opened this morning to fill out the Sworn Statement of Domestic Partnership."

 roadCelebrating Ewan McGregor!

 roadQueering the Census sticker campaign goes viral. "We want all these stickers to just be a resounding push. We're out here; we expect you to take on this responsibility. We've had a huge response. It's been totally thrilling."  

 roadSad: Adrian Grenier found someone's dead dog by the side of the road.

 roadAnger rises over court order for father of slain Marine to pay court costs of Westboro Baptist Church: "As news of the order to pay some of the court costs spread through the news media and online, strangers were moved to send money and set up funds to support Snyder's court battle. And during his television program Tuesday night, commentator Bill O'Reilly of Fox News Channel offered to pay Snyder's legal fees, according to WBAL Radio."

Gagaipad   roadGetting an iPad? Want to pimp it out with Lady Gaga?

 roadBrutal anti-gay gang attack reported near Manchester, UK: "The 17-year-old smashed his head on the kerb and blacked out during the attack as a gang of 10 men shouted homophobic insults and laughed as they stamped on his head and kicked and punched him in the face. A 19-year-old friend, who was also attacked but uninjured, managed to break free from the gang and ran for help."

 roadCalgary, Canada police hold meeting with gay community regarding homophobic violence.

 roadOne Iowa ads pressure Mitt Romney on same-sex marriage.

 roadMan who was fired for his drag queen past gets his job back.

 roadMichelle Bachmann accuses civil rights icon John Lewis of lying about being called the N-word.

 roadDrill Baby Drill? "The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday." Republicans unmoved.

 roadSome of the Glee cast get gleeful on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Gerardbutler   roadGerard Butler and his little piggies cover Architectural Digest.

 roadInterview with out actor Gerald McCullouch.

 roadNine teens charged after bullying causes girl's suicide.

 roadNO HOMO: Gay Gainesville mayoral candidate Craig Lowe facing homophobic attacks. Check out this video, and this one. Ugly.

 roadVancouver gay basher Michael Kandola to plead guilty, try to fight hate crime charge: "Kandola, 22, is charged with aggravated assault in connection with the September 2008 attack on Jordan Smith, 27, on Davie Street in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood. Smith was walking hand in hand with a male companion when he was allegedly confronted by five men, including Kandola. Words were exchanged, with Kandola allegedly screaming obscenities before sucker-punching Smith, who suffered a broken jaw which had to be wired shut for a month."

 roadNJ Housewife Dina Manzo to co-produce My Big Gay Italian Wedding off-Broadway with Reichen Lehmkuhl.

 roadTatchell  UK gay activist Peter Tatchell speaks out for homophobe's freedom of speech: "American Baptist Shawn Holes was arrested in Glasgow earlier this month and fined £1,000 after declaring that homosexuals deserve 'the wrath of god'. But Tatchell, of gay rights group OutRage! has commented: 'I urge the police and prosecuting authorities to concentrate on tackling serious homophobic hate crimes, instead of wasting public money on petty, distasteful homophobic ranters. The price of freedom of speech is that we sometimes have to put up with opinions that are objectionable and offensive. Just as people should have the right to criticise religion, people of faith should have the right to criticise homosexuality. Only incitements to violence should be illegal.'"

News: Cat Cora, Prop 8, Adrian Grenier, Divorce, Cheyenne Jackson

RoadSan Francisco wants in on Prop 8 lawsuit: "The city would add "a unique local government perspective" to the case, along with its extensive legal experience in defending gay and lesbian rights, if allowed to intervene, City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office said in court papers."

GiantbubbleRoadSoap bubble in space?

RoadAdrian Grenier shows off his furry coin slot in Miami.

RoadD.C. enacts Domestic Partnership Judicial Determination Parentage Act of 2009: "Lesbians in the District no longer will need the written consent of their partners to adopt children born to their partners through artificial insemination...The name of a consenting spouse or unmarried partner will appear on the child's birth certificate as the legal parent, a status that previously had to be obtained by same-sex parents through a complicated adoption process."

RoadKatie Holmes tries to do Judy Garland on So You Think You Can Dance.

RoadThe once-thought-doomed Boatslip Resort in Provincetown isn't going anywhere.

RoadIron Chef Cat Cora gave birth to a boy this week. She was carrying a baby conceived with her partner Jennifer's egg. Jennifer, meanwhile, gave birth to a boy in April, conceived with Cat's egg.

RoadI wonder if Tom Cruise got a matching one too?

Lakehouse RoadGay divorce: After the break-up, what about the lake house?

RoadMissouri's Claire McCaskill makes gay marriage gaffe: "GOProud, a conservative gay group, is attacking Democratic senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri for using “antigay scare tactics” to justify her vote Wednesday on a controversial gun amendment."

RoadGays force removal of stalls in men's room at Washington Square Park, says Parks and Rec dude.

RoadIs heteroflexible the new gay?

Gayrightscivilrights RoadGatesville, Texas pastor rents town sign: Gay is not the new Black.

RoadCheyenne Jackson to star in Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow.

RoadSimon Karlinsky, Berkeley professor and authority on homosexuality in pre-Soviet Russia, has died.

RoadAnti-gay Wisconsin group Wisconsin Family Action has filed a lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of domestic partnerships because the state has a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions.

RoadIt's nice to see Jake Gyllenhaal looking happy for a change.

Colton RoadColton Ford talks about his new album Under the Covers: "One of the things that I didn’t figure in doing porn was that people were going to have such vehemently negative feelings about it. I’ve gotten emails from people saying that it’s abhorrent and that it goes against what’s right and normal...You know, I still think we’re dealing with a lot of shame in our community. There are people who really get into porn and then lash out against guys who do the films. I guess they don’t feel entitled to enjoy that sexual part of themselves. I will say, however, that there are plenty of people who are more than able to look beyond that part of my career to see what else I have to offer."

RoadTDK shot Andy Warhol.

RoadIs Gwyneth Paltrow the new Julia Child?

News: Kelly Rowland, Sundance, Vermont, Johnny Weir, Florent

road.jpg L.A. Times columnist asks why The Kite Runner, and its controversial boy-rape scene wasn't included in the GLAAD awards. Maybe because sexual orientation had nothing to do with it.

Tatumroad.jpg Channing Tatum recruited for GI Joe film: "The 27-year-old modern-turned-actor will play Duke, a field commander and second-in-command of the G.I. Joe Team after Hawk. Other actors signed on: Sienna Miller as The Baroness, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaj (Lost) as Heavy Duty, Rachel Nichols (Alias) as Shana ‘Scarlett’ O’Hara and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock From the Sun) is also in negotiations to join the project."

road.jpg Randy Lovely promoted to editor of The Arizona Republic, making him the nation's only openly gay editor of a major U.S. newspaper: "Lovely says he has never hidden his sexual preference, but is not among the most outspoken gay rights activists. 'There are many others who are much more involved. I support them, but I am not on the leadership,' he says of his NLGJA membership. 'I have not had to be anything other than what I am. I can't be the one to tell anyone they have to be out. But it is not something I am afraid of.'"

road.jpg New York meatpacking staple Florent, which I did a long photo piece on two years ago, may be closing...

Weirroad.jpg Johnny Weir ties with Evan Lysacek at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships but Lysacek wins for skating better in the free skate: "First place, second place, last place, I'm just happy with the way I skated. I was so nervous, and it's fantastic vindication to know I came back and didn't completely fall apart. I feel like a winner."

road.jpg Keith Olbermann would trade personal success for a decent president: "I think this has been a disastrous presidential administration. I would have given what I have, in terms of broadcasting success in the nature of this newscast, I would have easily said…if I were given the choice of this or some responsible presidency in the last four years or eight years? I would have taken a responsible presidency."

road.jpg Gay ordained Presbyterian minister Brian Webb-Mitchell shares tips for gay parents in new book: "I wrote the book because there was nothing out there that was pro-gay, pro-child, pro-family and pro-Christian. The books that dealt with gay parenting and Christianity were not very pro-Christian. If anything, they steered people toward the United Church of Christ and away from Catholic and Evangelical churches."

road.jpg Adrian Grenier brings along his own little entourage.

Ddtsroad.jpg New board game created by son of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius set inside a prison is called "Don't Drop the Soap": "Fight your way through 6 different exciting locations in hopes of being granted parole. Escape prison riots in The Yard, slip glass into a mob boss' lasagna in the Cafeteria, steal painkillers from the nurse's desk in the Infirmary." And whatever you do, avoid those gays in the shower room!

road.jpg "Pro-family" conservatives in Arkansas launch drive to stop unmarried couples from adopting or becoming foster parents. Jerry Cox, president of the Arkansas Family Council Action Committee: "Anyone who tells you that this initiated act is only about gay adoption is not telling you the whole story. Anyone who will tell you, though, that gay adoption has nothing to do with this act wouldn’t be telling you the whole story, either."

road.jpg Sundance Film Festival winners announced...

Rowleandroad.jpg Work: Kelly Rowland is proud as a peacock at G-A-Y.

road.jpg Gay Miller Brewing executive Vic Milford shot and killed in Milwaukee robbery: "'At this time, this is a company grieving the tragic loss of one of its dearest employees,' [a Miller spokesman] said, in a statement. 'The immediate impact of this loss is being felt most by the family and friends of Vic Milford. And out of respect for the Milford family, we believe our attention is best served by caring for those most affected by this horrible tragedy.' Milford, a citizen of South Africa, had lived in Milwaukee since taking the Miller Brewing job in February 2005, Green said, and previously worked for SABMiller since 2002. Milford is survived his parents, who are residents of Zimbabwe, a sister in Australia and a man described as Milford's life partner, who lives in South Africa, according to a Miller statement."

road.jpg Carol Channing is a robber magnet!

road.jpg Gay Vermont legislator Jason Lorber moonlights as a stand-up comic: "When I first came here, people said 'You're the first comedian to come to the Statehouse.' I say 'I'm the first PROFESSIONAL comedian to come to the Statehouse'...Politics is about changing society and trying to make the world a better place. And performing makes me feel so alive. I love the creative aspect of it...Growing up, I never pictured myself being with a gay guy. Now, I've come to realize that I could never be happy being with a straight guy."

road.jpg L.A. Times columnist: FOX News host John Gibson should lose his platform over Heath Ledger remarks.


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