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04/19/2007


News: Swimming Gays, Spidey's Cash Flow, Lou Engle, Female Veep?

JaredLeto 1NewsIcon Jordan Catalano wears his geography on his chest.

1NewsIcon Six members of Britain's Out to Swim group are within sight of France's shore after embarking on a journey across the British Channel.

1NewsIcon Pro-equality group Freedom to Marry is reaching out to young conservatives who want to fight for same-sex couples' rights.

1NewsIcon Sure, The Amazing Spider-Man broke box office records, but Bruce Wayne is still far richer than Peter Parker.

1NewsIcon Today in ridiculous right-wing delusions: Evangelist Lou Engle claims he and 100,000 can pray HIV/AIDS away.

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1NewsIcon Where were the bells and whistles for Michael Musto, the journalist who came out long, long ago? "Openly gay was the only way to go, and it did cause problems along the way, but I still wouldn't have even considered being in the closet... I stood my ground, but the gay groups paid it no notice, preferring to reward either closet cases or the types of gay who are tastefully out--i.e., they mention it once in an interview, then never again, certainly not while on camera."

1NewsIcon Listen to rapper Nas and the late Amy Winehouse's collaboration, "Cherry Wine."

1NewsIcon Congrats to Chloe Sevigny, again the face Miu Miu after 16 years.

1NewsIcon According to Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, her husband is looking for a female running mate, because that worked out so well in 2008.

1NewsIcon On a related note: Romney reportedly broke GOP records by bringing in $100 million in donations last month.

1NewsIcon 56% of the continental United States is now officially in a drought.

1NewsIcon A Florida judge reset George Zimmerman's bond at $1 million after calling Trayvon Martin's alleged killer back to jail over he and his wife lied about their finances.

1NewsIcon Just a few months after asking for forgiveness for consistently bashing gay people in his music, Reggae artist Beenie Man offers this comment homosexuality: "I cannot, I do not support a gay lifestyle, because it’s not wholesome to mines. But I don’t have the right fi tell a man say, 'Your decision is wrong.' I don’t have the right if tell a man say, 'Who you love is the wrong person.' It’s not my right. None at all whatsoever."

1NewsIcon Following their success with the movie Game Change, about John McCain and Sarah Palin's doomed 2008 White House run, HBO is reportedly looking to produce a biopic about Fox News overlord Roger Ailes.

Cuulong1NewsIcon "The fish with its genitals on its head." 'Nuff said.

1NewsIcon And congratulations to Prince William, who just became Knight of Thistle. Quick, let's get into distress and let him save us!

1NewsIcon Anti-Gay from the Family Research Council Tony Perkins offers his freedom-loving thoughts on 4th of July: "The Laws of Nature that our Founders invoked also compel us to recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman."


Jamaican Reggae Star Beenie Man Begs for Forgiveness for Years of Singing Gays Should Be Killed: VIDEO

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In a new video, Jamaican dancehall singer Beenie Man is begging for forgiveness for lyrics he has performed throughtout his career calling for violent deaths to gays and lesbians.

Says Beenie Man in the video, in part:

"Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no one. I respect each and every human being, regardless of which race or creed, regardless of which religious belief you believe in, and regardless of which sexual preference you are, including gays and lesbian people. I respect all human...Please I am begging you do not have me up for some songs I wrote a long time ago. I love each and every one and am just begging each and everyone to do the same."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Beenie's lyrics have called for death to gay people. The Guardian wrote, about the words on a 2004 album:

They include lyrics such as "Hang chi chi gal wid a long piece of rope" [Hang lesbians with a long piece of rope] and "Tek a bazooka and kill batty-f**ker" [Take a bazooka and kill gay men].

Beenie Man has been subject to protests for years for the lyrics, as have other Jamaican "murder music" singers like Buju Banton.

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News: Dominick Dunne, Elephants, Waterworld, James Duke Mason

 road Domestic Partner benefits for federal employees advances through Senate committee in 8-1 vote. "On Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee favorably reported the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations Act out of committee on an 8-1 vote. The mark-up, which took less than a half hour, stood in stark contrast to the several hours of debate that the bill faced before being reported out of the relevant House committee in November."

Mason_carlisle road Some pretty adorable photos of Belinda Carlisle and her gay son James Duke Mason from the new issue of Attitude.

 road Jake Gyllenhaal is A Single Man.

 roadExperts weigh in on Ron Livingston's lawsuit against Wikipedia over frequently reappearing claims on his page that he is gay.

 roadBeenie Man: Anatomy of a Facebook protest.

 roadNYDN: DNC Treasurer Andrew Tobias was behind Jon Cooper's endorsement of Kirsten Gillibrand.

 roadBuju Banton being transferred to Tampa.

 roadIf you've watched the documentary Food Inc, you've heard of Monsanto, the evil seed company forcing smaller farmers out of business. The AP has just finished an investigation on them: "We now believe that Monsanto has control over as much as 90 percent of (seed genetics). This level of control is almost unbelievable. The upshot of that is that it's tightening Monsanto's control, and makes it possible for them to increase their prices long term. And we've seen this happening the last five years, and the end is not in sight."

 roadWATCH: the much better director's cut of Britney Spears' "3" video.

Dunne  roadDominick Dunne: confirmed bisexual. "His son said on the TV news show that it was just like his dad to 'finally come out and then leave. It was hardly a big deal either way. He was was closeted about heterosexuality as much as bisexuality as he was about celibacy. He didn't have boyfriends or lovers, they were never part of our lives.'"

 roadRingling Brothers' elephant training method: break 'em young.

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 roadGay couple living in lockdown fear in Tasmania: "Tasmania Police also has been advised of the couple's situation after their clothes were slashed on the clothes line and bricks and rocks were thrown through their windows on several occasions. But because their lives are not considered at risk by police, they must remain locked inside, limit their movements outside their tiny apartment and wait for another property to become available for them to move into."

 roadJohn Mayer tells Ellen he's tired of thinking with his penis.

Waterworld road Astronomers discover massive waterworld orbiting nearby star more "earthlike" than any seen before.

 roadNJ Governor-elect Chris Christie on Bruce Springsteen's announcement endorsing marriage equality and The Boss's decision not to play his inauguration: "Obviously, two bad decisions on his part...Bruce and I don't agree on certain things politically -- big shock. But it doesn't diminish at all my enjoyment of him as an artist and a performer."

 roadAndy Murray and his team have a shirtless training session.

 roadDisgusting: Italian student arrested in UK while filming for fun.

 roadTruro, Nova Scotia mayor gets hate crime complaint after remarks he made about a local gay cruising area.

 roadFantastic new image from the Hubble.

 roadAT&T calls 'Operation Chokehold' "pointless" and "irresponsible".

 roadMeet the designers for Project Runway: Season 7.

 roadThe L.A. Times looks at the Autry museum's current exhibition about gays and transgender people in the American West: "So far, the Autry hasn't received any complaints about the series either from the public or internally, according to museum leaders. One trustee they wouldn't name voiced concern that the program might portray conservatives as bigots in the vein of the character played by Randy Quaid in 'Brokeback Mountain.'"


PepsiCo: 'We are Appalled' by Beenie Man's 'Repugnant' Lyrics

Beenie Towleroad received the following statement regarding Beenie Man from Dave DeCecco of PepsiCo's Media Bureau following news that the company had sponsored a concert by the singer in Uganda:

"Regarding Beenie Man's performance in Uganda, we just wanted you to know that we are appalled by his lyrics and find them repugnant.  We are not associated with him in any way.  Our bottling partner in Uganda was not aware of his views and never would have sponsored the concert with this knowledge.  Moving forward, we will work closely with our bottling partners to be more vigilant about the events associated with our brands."


Pepsi Sponsors Murder Music Singer Beenie Man in Uganda

In Uganda, where the "kill gays" bill is pending, Pepsi recently sponsored a concert by murder music singer Beenie Man, Box Turtle Bulletin reports:

Beenie "The King of Dancehall stuck a sword of words into gay people through singing and talking. 'In my family, we don’t have any gay person but if you’re gay, my brother that’s not my fault,' he said as he performed his song Mi Nah Wallah, in which he says he would like to cut the throats of all gay men. George Bush and Bin Laden were also at the receiving end of the Jamaican’s wrath calling on the audience to say 'murderer' as he sang about the pair’s warfare."

The Pepsi-sponsored concert also had a promotional tie-in with Toyota.

In related news, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has condemned a recent Grammy nomination for murder music singer Buju Banton. Said public affairs officer Jim Key: "We’re shocked that Buju Banton, a singer with a long record of performing a song that glorifies the murder of gay people, would be honored with a Grammy nomination, regardless of the artistic merit of any of his work...Throughout his career, Banton has performed music that promotes a culture of violence against lesbian and gay people; he sings in ‘Boom, Bye Bye’ that ‘faggots get up and run’ when he comes, that ‘they have to die,’ and that he will shoot them in the head or ‘burn them up bad.’ He is completely unrepentant, refuses to stop performing the song.”

Watch Rachel Maddow's recent segment on the Uganda "kill gays" bill, AFTER THE JUMP...

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