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Massive waterfall proposed for Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.
Senator Barbara Boxer introduces Equal Access to COBRA Act: "...would allow many domestic partners the same access married spouses currently have to COBRA health coverage if their partner loses a job."
In a random survey of 52 NHL players 42% said they believe there is a gay player in their locker room.
Meghan McCain talks marriage equality at George Washington University: "I am saying make room for all of the Republicans, and let's start evolving with the times. We must evolve or we'll die."
UK Eastenders soap opera storyline to feature gay bashing: "BBC chiefs are preparing for a barrage of complaints when, once the affair is exposed, Christian falls victim to an anti-gay attack."
Carrie Prejean sued by PR firm for $65,000.
Things that were legalized before same-sex marriage.
Why Ricky Martin coming out matters.
Boy George on his early years: "My parents had been very mystified by me for ages. They were quite despairing about it all. I was into the New Romantic style of the early Eighties, and even before Culture Club hit the big time I'd been DJ-ing and creating my image. I'd go home with clippings of myself in magazines – I was even on the cover of Stern, one of the best-known magazines in Germany – and my parents didn't know why. Finally, they dared to ask, 'What do you do?' and when I said, 'I've got a band', they were really relieved. At last they understood there was a good reason for my androgynous looks and flamboyant personality."
Lawyer walks out on Canadian lesbian heckling case.
Adult child of gay parents speaks about Boulder Catholic school's decision to expel two students because their parents are gay: "They are just as Catholic as my children, as any other baptized child in that school. I’m quite upset that the church has reneged on their baptismal promises."
Check out the new 'Jersey Shore' pad in South Beach.
James Franco's brother Dave scores himself some attention.
Retired Presbyterian minister again faces charges she violated church law by officiating at weddings of gay couples.
Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson on the court challenge to civil unions in New Jersey: "Representing the same committed loving couples it fought for in the last round, Lambda Legal reactivated its New Jersey marriage case, Lewis v. Harris, filing what's known as a 'motion in aid of litigants' rights.' That motion seeks to compel the state of New Jersey to follow the law and obey a high court order now more than three years old."
Aaron Eckhart has a mighty fine beard.
Demographic changes near Palm Springs may put gay man in Congress: "Pougnet represents the new face of Palm Springs. He’s openly gay and openly critical of Bono Mack for not holding more town hall meetings on health care reform. And he’s one of the backers of a petition demanding that Congress repeal the 'don’t ask, don’t tell' policy for gays and lesbians serving in the military."
New York transsexual nightlife icon Amanda Lepore works her bodacious curves (which Carrie Prejean was no doubt coveting in this photo) in the video for her new track "Cotton Candy" which guest stars gay rapper Cazwell (below). The video is directed by Bec Stupak.
Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...
Miss California Carrie Prejean and New York nightlife icon Amanda Lepore party it up, via US magazine.
Over the weekend, Prejean said that her state sponsors "urged her to apologize" for saying same-sex couples shouldn't be allowed to marry but she refused.
"Prejean, 21, said officials from the Miss California USA pageant were worried that her comments would cost their contest financial backing and tried to prepare her for a string of post-pageant media interviews by discouraging her from discussing her religious beliefs. ''You need to apologize to the gay community. You need to not talk about your faith. This has everything to do with you representing California and saving the brand,'' Prejean recalled being told. 'I was representing California. I was representing the majority of people in California.' She offered her version of the tense hours following the April 19 Miss USA pageant while appearing at the San Diego megachurch that has helped shape her views."
She received a hero's welcome there.
Keith Lewis, producer of the Miss USA Pageant, released a statement: "Given the fact that Carrie Prejean's first act upon returning to California was to headline five services at a church that promotes homosexuality as both unnatural and abnormal, we stand by our concern for her individual image and look forward to a time in the near future when she can put down her personal agenda and assume the responsibilities associated with being Miss California USA including promoting our official platform 'The Beauty of California' which sole purpose is to embrace diversity."
It should be noted that Lewis also served as executive producer on For the Bible Tells Me So, the award-winning documentary about the divide between gays and Christianity, about people of faith and their gay children.