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04/19/2007


News: James Yeager, Illinois, Manhattan, Princess

1NewsIcon Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee vowed to veto any legislation that tries to put marriage equality up to a popular vote. He wants to see state lawmakers pass a bill, instead.

Burke21NewsIcon The Toronto Maple Leafs fired their coach, the very LGBT-friendly Brian Burke, because the hockey team hasn't made the Stanley Cup playoffs since his tenure began in 2008.

1NewsIcon Hateful anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera from Americans for Truth About Homosexuality tells a mother who refused to let her gay son's boyfriend spend the night that she's doing the right thing because being gay is like being an alcoholic and shouldn't be enabled: "We don't give an alcoholic, we don't say, 'I love you so much I’m going to give you a bottle of scotch every month.' That's not true love. True love is what you’re talking about, it's defending godly values and praying for your son to be delivered out of that lifestyle."

1NewsIcon Alexander McQueen, Autumn/Winter 2013.

1NewsIcon Matt Bomer, Eddie Redmayne and other dashing men strutted their stuff at the People's Choice Awards last night.

1NewsIcon Britney Spears and The X-Factor have parted ways.

1NewsIcon Robert Downey Jr. wants to see Naomi Watts win best actress at this year's Oscars.

1NewsIcon Those of you who enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield will be excited to hear that the sequel starts shooting soon.

Yeager1NewsIcon James Yeager, the CEO of a Tennessee-based gun company, said he will start killing people if President Obama tries to limit arms ownership: "I'm not fucking putting up with this. I am not letting my country be ruled by a dictator. I'm not letting anybody take my guns. If it goes one inch further, I'm gonna start killing people."

1NewsIcon Vice President Joe Biden said today that he and his gun task force will have policy recommendations to President Obama by next Tuesday. The admittedly insane NRA, meanwhile, is "disappointed" by their talks with Biden.

1NewsIcon A new generation of activists continues to expand the queer spectrum: "If the gay-rights movement today seems to revolve around same-sex marriage, this generation is seeking something more radical: an upending of gender roles beyond the binary of male/female. The core question isn’t whom they love, but who they are — that is, identity as distinct from sexual orientation." Love it.

1NewsIcon If Prince William and Duchess Kate have a girl, she will not have to suffer the indignity of being a simple "Lady," like any old Crawley. No, Queen Elizabeth announced the child will be a "Princess." A boy would be a prince automatically, because, you know, sexism.

1NewsIcon Pat Brady, the Illinois GOP party chairman who supports marriage equality, refuses to give into conservative pressure and step down. "If people want to throw me out because I took a stand on an issue of discrimination [as] the chairman of the Republican Party, the party founded by Abraham Lincoln, then that's – that’s up to them and they’re free to do it," he said. "But I'm not backing down."

1NewsIcon President Obama has nominated Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary.

1NewsIcon Finally, enjoy Russian photographer Sergey Semenov's stunning new view of Manhattan. (Click to enlarge.)

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Met's Alexander McQueen Exhibit Closes, Breaks Records: VIDEO

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Eric Wilson at the NYT reports that the Met's Alexander McQueen exhibit Savage Beauty broke records before it closed last night:

When all was said and done at the close of “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” on Sunday night, the final attendance count reached 661,509 visitors since the show opened on May 4, making it the eighth biggest show on record at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Of course, some of us saw it five or six times, so that helped.)

The exhibition broke the attendance record for the Met’s Costume Institute a week ago, surpassing the 2008 show “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy,” which had 576,000. Nearly 80,000 people saw the McQueen show during its final week, as the museum stayed open until midnight for its final two nights.

A few more numbers on the show over at the NYT.

And if you missed it, you can see the incredible show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: A "No" To Marriage Equality For Argentina, Black Gay Pride, Barack's Revenge

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Road "Breakfast" is served; art break from Downeyes's Blog.

Road Out publicist Howard Bragman and actress Meredith Baxter will join a panel of Hollywood "industry insiders" to tackle the topic "Coming Out in Hollywood" at Outfest in L.A. on July 17.

GuapoTeam-Homotography-6Road Guapo Magazine celebrates its third issue. In magazine publishing, each issue is a special anniversary these days.

Road DO CRY FOR ME: Another marriage setback, this time in Latin America. The Senate General Legislation Committee of Argentina has voted 9 to 6 to recommend that a marriage equality bill be rejected by the Senate. The Senate will continue debating it.

Road Chicago's South Side holds black gay pride parade. Charlotte, North Carolina, is next.

Road Republican Presidential hopeful Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has signed into law a bill that allows guns to be carried into churches. No, Hammer, that's why we pray.

RoadVisionaire 58 is a(n expensive) tribute to the late Alexander McQueen.

Road Three-year legal battle ends positively for Tennessee lesbian fighting for the right to have her own teenage children stay legally with her in the home she now shares with her partner.

Road "Are y'all gay...we should whoop your ass for that!" Arrests made in gay couple's mugging in Atlanta; Atlanta Police Department Officer Patricia Powell, LGBT liaison, says, "I don't know if gay people are being targeted."

HorriblepersonImage9Road Rush Limbaugh thinks President Obama created the recession on purpose as a payback for racism.

Road Retiring Reform Jewish Rabbi Peter Knobel of Evanston, Ill., reflects on his change from being homophobic to officiating at gay weddings.

Road Principal photography (with a tony cast including Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy and James & Laurence Fox) began this week on W.E., Madonna's directorial feature debut, co-written with Truth or Dare director Alek Keshishian. The film is, in a nutshell, Julie & Julia except with Wallis Simpson instead of Julia Child.

Road Tipper Gore doesn't believe masseuse's allegations that soon-to-be-ex Al groped and assaulted her.


Alexander McQueen Felt He Had 'Nothing to Live For', Court Hears

An inquest has revealed sad details about the final months and hours of Alexander McQueen's life:

Mcqueen "His inquest at Westminster coroner’s court on Wednesday heard he had twice tried to commit suicide last year, in a 'cry for help', that were brought about by a history of depression, anxiety attacks, insomnia and 'substance misuse'. His success in fashion had left him increasingly pressured as he felt his work was the only area of his life where he achieved, the court heard. The designer, born Lee Alexander McQueen, led a lonely private life after abandoning his friends who he felt were taking advantage of his celebrity. He also shunned the glitzy fashion world The court heard McQueen, the son of an east London cab driver, had started his career on Saville Row before 'climbing to the pinnacle of his profession'. He died the day before his mother’s funeral in February after her death left him with 'with nothing to live for', the inquest heard. He hanged himself with his 'favourite brown belt' after taking a cocktail of cocaine, sleeping pills and tranquillisers."

And a final note: "Scrawled on the back of a book called The Descent of Man by London artist, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, he wrote: 'Look after my dogs. Sorry, I love you, Lee. P.S. Bury me at the church.'"


News: Wolverine, Alexander McQueen, Bullying, Evan Lysacek, Salt

 roadSF LGBT Center makes $1 million SOS request to city.

 roadUganda "kill the gays" bill to be featured on Nightline tonight.

Wolverine roadThe first wolverine caught on camera in California in 90 years was caught humping a tree.

 roadNYC to prohibit use of salt by restaurants?

 roadRep. Stephen Lynch praised for "hands-off" approach to oversight of D.C. marriage equality: “Stephen Lynch is a wonderful example of a legislator who has evolved,’’ said Arline Isaacson, cochairwoman of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus, which endorsed one of Lynch’s opponents in his first campaign. “It makes a huge difference to have a legislator who comes from such a conservative background be on our side.’’

 roadThe Montana brothers, Nick and Nate, hit the beach.

 roadWho had the "first same-sex marriage" in D.C. (and does it matter?): "But while the three weddings at the HRC building drew most of the media spotlight, two other same-sex weddings Tuesday morning held at the D.C. Superior Court building are believed to have been the first such marriages to take place under the city’s Religious Freedom & Marriage Equality Amendment Act."

 roadEvan Lysacek discusses his lightning bolt shoulder pads.

Bully  roadTen-year-old UK boy put on "hate register" at school for calling fellow student "gay boy". Mum: “He doesn’t even understand about the birds and the bees, so how can he be homophobic?”

 roadMassachusetts Senate to debate broad anti-bullying bill.

 roadAnti-gay City Council candidate in San Diego Lorie Zapf poses threat.

 roadObama and Chief Justice John Roberts in war of words.

 roadGrindr competitor West Fourth launches. Co-founder Eric Silverberg: "Let's face it -- every other gay social site, mobile or not, is trashy. West Fourth is the first site that I wouldn't be embarrassed to admit I'd met my boyfriend on."

 roadReichen Lehmkuhl to act off-Broadway in My Big Gay Italian Wedding.

 roadOUT magazine a finalist in 2010 ASME National Magazine Awards for 'Out 100' portfolio.

Mcqueen roadAlexander McQueen's final collection.

 roadSpartacus star suffering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

 roadChristian radio station in Mombasa, Kenya continuing to broadcast threats against gays.

 roadGay couples find surrogate mothers in India.

 roadYes Men: Group plays anti-gay hoax on Utah. "A phantom blog posting and Facebook page announced that a group called "Patriots for a Moral Utah" were holding a press conference to unveil a resolution that would call for the removal or relocation of all gay people in Utah."

 roadGay powerlifter Chris Morgan wins British Deadlift Championships.

 roadPope's brother abused kids.

 roadUtah's second-largest city to consider LGBT discrimination protections? "On Tuesday, the West Valley City Council plans to discuss whether it ought to adopt ordinances similar to those passed with unanimous support -- and a rare LDS Church endorsement -- in Salt Lake City last fall. Freshman Mayor Mike Winder urged the council, during a planning retreat in January, to take up the issue in 2010."


News: Celine Dion, Top Dog, Pete Wentz, China, Sylvia Pressler

 road Shameless hypocrites.

 roadVirginia Governor strips protections for gays and lesbians from anti-bias order.

Sadie  roadScottish Terrier named Sadie is country's top dog. PETA protests.

 roadPete Wentz wheeled out at fashion show in strait-jacket and Hannibal Lecter mask.

 roadGardasil seen to prevent anal cancer in men.

 roadInquest: Alexander McQueen died of asphyxiation, hanging.

 roadWhataya want from me? To turn off your damn phone.

 roadStudy: Half a million Brits only wash their sheets three times a year. "One in six people also owned up to waiting at least four weeks before washing their bed sheets. Londoners are the worst culprits with a quarter of those polled leaving it at least a month before washing their bed linen, the insurance firm survey found. Under-25s tended to have the dirtiest sheets, with one in 10 admitting to washing theirs only six times a year, and half of all people surveyed admitted to eating in bed."

 roadVideo: Wired's tablet app heading for the iPad.

 roadChinese contestant Xiao Dai, who competed in "Worldwide Mr. Gay" competition, afraid to return home: "I’m scared to go back to Urumqi, not for myself but I’m scared that it will impact my organisation. If the organisation can’t continue its work, that will be no good." Dai works for an AIDS prevention organization.

Leto3  roadLeto finished.

 roadGeorge Michael down under for Australian tour.

 roadProtest: Straight couple applies for gay civil partnership in Austria.

 roadMarc Jacobs partner Robert Duffy Tweets all: "Duffy (who has amassed 6,700 followers on the social networking site) has spilled the beans the past week about almost everything relating to Marc's highly anticipated show Monday, including pictures of some of the collection and the set, and specific instances of 'model drama.' But the prez of Jacobs' company may have crossed the line when he snapped a pic of a very naked man who looked like he was pole dancing at Jacobs' after-party on the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel Monday night."

 roadDeer starving to death in bitter UK cold.

 roadOctober Country: Gay couple turns the camera on one of their families.

 roadTwilight man pillows will keep you warm and don't bite.

 roadUtah House condemns "climate alarmists."

Celine  roadWatch: New Celine Dion movie opens this weekend.

 roadJudge Sylvia Pressler dies at 75: "In 1995, she extended the legal rights of gay couples in a ruling that allowed a woman to adopt her partner’s 3-year-old twins. 'They function together as a family,' Judge Pressler wrote of the two women, who had lived together for 14 years. 'The twins are, by reason of upbringing, daily lives and ties of mutual affection, the children of both Mary and Hannah, and no court order granting or denying the adoption will change that.'"


 roadUgly Betty's Mark Indelicato wants his own reality show.

 roadPlease Rob Me: New website highlights the dangers of location-based apps which tell thieves you're not at home.

 roadStraight, 23-year-old, soon-to-be-soldier speaks out in favor of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal: "I know that the president doesn't want to upset the Pentagon, which is admirable, but I also know that every single person in the Pentagon has "President of the United States - The Honorable Barack Obama" at the very tip-top of their chain of command. So it seems to me that President Obama is the most important in the entire nation when it comes to setting policy for the military, and that includes the repeal or continuation of DADT. And unless he receives pressure from advocacy groups, he ain't gonna stick his neck out for you guys."


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