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04/19/2007


Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish Speak Out Against Homophobia in Sports

Tennis pros Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish have signed on with Athlete Ally to fight homophobia in sports.

2_roddickRoddick released a statement signing on his support to the organization:

"Yesterday was an incredible day for athletes everywhere. Jason Collins' courage and leadership in coming out reminds me of how important it is for an athlete to be able to be true to him or herself.  As an Athlete Ally, I want to support every athlete to feel comfortable and confident being themselves and to make sure that all people - players and fans alike - are  welcome and included in tennis."

Fish released a statement as well:

"Everybody deserves a shot at playing sports. It shouldn't matter in the least if that person is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Building community through healthy and inclusive activities should be one of the main focuses behind athletics, and that isn't possible if you exclude LGBT individuals, especially our youth."


Andy Roddick Says Good-bye to Tennis: VIDEO

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Andy Roddick fought back tears yesterday as he retired from tennis following a loss to Juan Martin del Potro in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

Watch his speech to the crowd, AFTER THE JUMP...

And if you're anxious to view a retrospective of Roddick's (physical) hotness, you can do so here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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Andy Roddick Show Off Ginger Faux-Hawk

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Andy Roddick has debuted a ginger fauxhawk for the Australian Open. Said Roddick, at the press conference for his 40th Grand Slam tournament: "I only have a few more years of hair anyway, so I might as well have fun with it."

Video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Andy Roddick Shaved Head in 'Britney Spears Moment'

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Apparently Andy Roddick took his fourth round loss at Wimbledon pretty hard.

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It's not clear if he attacked any SUVs with an umbrella.

(via down the line)

 

News: Simon Curtis, Salt Lake City, The English Patient, Wisconsin

 road  Salt Lake City's landmark LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances take effect.

Simoncurtis road Who is Simon Curtis and why should you care?

 roadEnough is Enough: J Lo like you've never wanted to hear her before.

 roadFederal court in Wisconsin says transgender people can receive medical care while incarcerated: "This decision recognizes that many transgender prisoners require individualized medical treatment. While the court’s ruling does not require any particular treatment, it does mean that doctors are the ones who make these medical decisions."

 roadSpy who inspired The Engish Patient was gay: "Letters have surfaced in Germany proving that the World War Two spy who inspired the hero the the Oscar-winning film The English Patient was no womaniser but a gay man in love with a young soldier called Hans Entholt."

 roadJake Gyllenhaal looking good at Wondercon.

 roadNAACP President Benjamin Jealous blames LGBT community for lack of support of the gay rights movement from African-Americans.

 road  Andy Roddick wins one!

Alcide   roadFirst look: True Blood werewolf Alcide.

 roadThe Asian version of Jersey Shore now casting.

 roadFormer homophobe looks back on his religion-inspired bigotry: "My hatred of homosexuality finally subsided when I began questioning the Bible — the ultimate source of my hatred. Without the Bible, there was no reason to hate homosexuality. It was a natural desire, and though I didn’t have that desire myself, I wouldn’t want to be persecuted if I did. It didn’t hurt anyone and in fact made people happy. It was not rational to oppose it. Now both my friend and I are both vocal supporters of gay rights — and that means other people just as crazy as us can turn around too."

 roadMeg Whitman: Blinded by H8.

 roadGays protest Pope at NYC's St. Patrick's Cathedral.

 roadArrest made in Christmas Day murder at Houma, Louisiana gay bar: "A 23-year-old former employee of a gay bar has been booked with murdering the bar's manager, 39-year-old Robert LeCompte. Jorell Young was held in lieu of $2 million bond after being booked Friday with first-degree murder and armed robbery. Young was among the last people seen at the Drama Club before it closed Christmas morning, said Maj. Malcolm Wolfe, a spokesman for the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office."

Miguel   roadMale model fix: Miguel Iglesias.

 roadStudents urged to submit entries for Harvey Milk Day essay/art contest.

 roadRoyal sex tape blackmailer Ian Strachan paints horrific pictures of the Queen from his prison cell.

 roadSperm depicted with skulls in French AIDS-prevention ad.

 road'Ticked Off Trannies' protest tomorrow in NYC.

 roadGay blood donation: A pro-gay liberal woman with AIDS, whose husband is a hemophiliac who died of AIDS finds herself at conflict with the policy: "Today, Gerus-Darbison is caught in a trap set by history -- forced by terrible experiences into taking a position that challenges some of her core beliefs. Her plight and the public policy question at the heart of it have attracted little public notice. But the issue has turned Gerus-Darbison and others in the hemophilia community into an army of Davids standing in the path of political Goliaths -- America's highly organized gay rights community, the Red Cross, the American Medical Assn. and others."


News: Caresse Henry, iPad, Scott Roeder, Iran, Steve Hildebrand

 road Former Madonna manager Caresse Henry dead in apparent suicide.

Freeze  roadResearcher: Hailstorm of ice and dust plunged Earth into thousand-year deep freeze.

 roadCarrot Top's seldom-seen brother, Salad Bottom.

 roadThe Modern Family iPad episode wasn't paid product placement.

 roadScott Roeder, who killed abortion doctor George Tiller, gets life in prison: "A former airport shuttle driver who was once arrested with bomb-making materials in his car, Roeder, 52, was convicted Jan. 29 of premeditated murder for shooting Tiller point-blank in the forehead during a Sunday service on May 31 as the doctor stood in the vestibule of his Wichita church."

 roadJerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref to include first gay couple.

 roadParents: Knife brandishing was a bullied student's last ditch cry for help.

 roadFederal judge rules calling someone gay not defamatory: "U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano predicted the state Supreme Court, which insisted on equal protection for same-sex couples in 2006, would be unlikely to 'legitimize discrimination against gays and lesbians' by treating a homosexual reference as a slur. The ruling, in Murphy v. Millenium Radio Group, 08-cv-1743, is a loss for freelance photographer Peter Murphy, who complained that Craig Carton and Ray Rossi, hosts of the 'Jersey Guys' show on WKXW 101.5 FM, 'derogatorily inferred' he was a homosexual during a 45-minute segment."

 roadWaPo: More than 300 gays have fled Iran since the rise of Ahmadinejad.

 roadMore Glee pix.

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 roadWashington Post profiles Steve Hildebrand, gay former deputy campaign manager for Obama, his career, and his history of depression. White House paints him as mad: "Obama officials -- mindful that the Hildebrand Strategies Web site promotes the consultant's connection to the president -- see Hildebrand's new phase differently and dismiss his admonishments as the ravings of a sick man. 'You get the good Steve and the bad Steve. When Steve is healthy, he's a world-class operative. And when he's not, things get pretty crazy,' says a White House official, who would only speak about a former colleague anonymously. The official, who acknowledges that Hildebrand has never requested to join the White House, adds that given his behavior, 'it's tough to see a role internally for Steve.'"

 roadDonations pour in for slain Marine's father in battle against Westboro Baptist Church.

 roadYup. Jennifer Hudson looks amazing.

 roadNYC transgender woman's death ruled a homicide.

 roadOlivia Newton-John's missing ex-boyfriend found alive.

Roddick   roadAndy Roddick challenges you to wear a scent.

 road  Nicholas Sparks thinks a lot of himself.

 roadConservative Czech leader Mirek Topolanek quits position over remarks about gays, Jews, and the Catholic Church: "He said that Transport Minister Gustav Slamecka is a homosexual who 'gives in' when he faces a serious problem. About Prime Minister Jan Fischer, he said, 'he's simply a Jew; he's not gay and he gives in even sooner.' Fischer is Jewish. Slamecka has not publicly commented on his sexual orientation. Topolanek also accused the Roman Catholic church of 'brainwashing' believers."

 road  Urologist won't touch Obama voters.

 roadBradley Cooper's hairy pecs feature in new A-Team trailer.

 roadNova Scotia man beaten walking home from gay dance.

 roadTwo armed militia groups to march on D.C. on domestic terrorism anniversary: "At what point does this all become very worrisome? In less than three weeks the 2nd Amendment March will take place Washington D.C. on April 19th to be exact, which also happens to land on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Terrible, thoughtless, possibly inciting, coincidence? Maybe. April 19th also happens to be the day Patriots’ Day falls on this year (third Monday in April) and according to the March’s website that is the motivation for the date choice."


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