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04/19/2007


News: Wisconsin, Grey Gardens, Rainbow Flag, Quebec, Stevie Nicks

 roadDomestic partnership bill advances in Nevada...

 roadWisconsin Supreme Court asked to review 2006 civil union, same-sex marriage ban vote.

Quebecaids  roadQuebec HIV prevention campaign asphyxiates Chihuahua: "The campaign focuses on objects highly appreciated by homosexuals, using evocative symbols to offer the target audience a different take on the issue."

 roadWill Lindsay Lohan play Stevie Nicks on film? "Over my dead body."

 roadMeghan McCain gets six-figure book deal: "on an as-yet-unknown subject..."

 roadJust Jared interviews Southland's Benjamin McKenzie: "To be completely honest, they’re hinting about a few things, but before the seven episode run, you’ll see a romantic, um, sexual interaction."

 roadManchester University in UK caught filing Homo Britannicus, a book on the history of man, in the gay section of the library.

 roadHarlow Cuadra appeals guilty verdict in murder of rival porn producer.

 roadFirst impression: Ab not looking too Fab.

Hand  roadThe hand of God? (via sticky - nsfw)

 roadW talks with Sally Quinn, who bought Grey Gardens from Little Edie in 1979. What was the stench like? "You can imagine. 20-30 years of cats. There was no kitty litter in that house."

 roadFormer student files lawsuit against Indian River High School in upstate New York over harassment, anti-gay bias: "The lawsuit claims that district employees wouldn't allow former student Charles P. Pratt, 20, to start a Gay-Straight Alliance in 2004 and that Superintendent James Kettrick, who was the high school principal at the time, 'displayed utter and willful indifference' to the harassment Mr. Pratt said he was subjected to at school."

 roadGay former manager of the Bay City Rollers and ex-con, Tam Paton, dies at 70.

 roadAfterElton launches its Hot 100.

 roadMichael Jackson creates chaos in Beverly Hills.

 roadAnd they're telling you, they're young and they're not going...

Mozcake  roadThe Mozcake of dreams...

 roadFlorida teen spends night in jail for saggy pants, blames David Beckham and Prince Harry.

 roadNeptune, New Jersey Township Committee to take up question of whether or not residents should be allowed to display rainbow flags: "Ref: Display of sexual orientation flags. More and more, we are noticing flags being displayed on (Shark River Hills) properties declaring the occupants' sexual orientation or proclivity — not just the multicolored "gay' striped flags, but also banners indicating fetishes and or other "lifestyle' choices. While this type of display may be acceptable in certain gay enclaves, there is simply no justification for it in a family oriented neighborhood..."

 roadPolice to investigate gay pizza party in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens.

 roadFarrah Fawcett released from hospital: "The 62-year-old actress, who was first diagnosed in 2006, was hospitalized in Los Angeles after a routine treatment for anal cancer, which has spread to her liver. The procedure caused bleeding inside her abdominal wall."


Southland's Gay Beat [SPOILER]

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Viewers who tuned in to the premiere of NBC's cop drama Southland last night were treated to a reveal at the end of the show that shed light some extra light on one of its characters.

[SPOILER], AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Southland's Gay Beat [SPOILER]" »


News: Jesus Luz, Hawaii, T.R. Knight, Kansas, Suze Orman, Mexico

 roadAppointment of John Berry, the openly gay Obama nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management, to be swift because of the waning morality wars?

John_joel  roadElton John and Billy Joel hit the road together.

 roadLuz Out: Madonna dumps Jesus.

 roadGay Wichita man gives huge collection of LGBT historical materials to the University of Kansas: "Library officials say the collection, documenting the history of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals in the Midwest, gives insight into the experiences of the gays in the Midwest. 'This addition could potentially put us on the map for GLBT materials in the Midwest,' said Tami Albin, undergraduate instruction and outreach librarian at KU. McKinney's collection of more than 160 boxes strengthens the holdings the library already maintains, Williams said."

 roadMtm Mary Tyler Moore a right-winger? “Maybe more of a libertarian centrist. If McCain had asked me to campaign for him, I would have...I do watch a lot of Fox News. I like Charles Krauthammer and Bill O’Reilly.”

 roadStudy on LGBT poor released.

 roadThat dude from the OC makes a pretty hot cop.

Carrey_mcgregor  roadJim Carrey - Ewan McGregor gay prison romance to go straight to DVD?

 roadAn update on the status of civil unions in Hawaii: "Right now the bill is waiting for Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, with the support of her colleagues, to pull it from the JGO Committee and bring it to the Senate floor for a full vote. We are working hard on the legislators. We have the support of the majority of Senators. But our opposition, made up of the Hawaii Family Forum and the christian hate groups, are, as always, very well bankrolled...

 roadT.R. Knight in car accident on Hollywood Boulevard.

 roadGay Republicans seeking alternative to Log Cabin: "Jimmy LaSalvia, a former Log Cabin policy director, said he’s had discussions with gay Republicans at GOP events and concluded that Log Cabin is 'missing a lot of opportunities to provide a voice for gay conservatives...We’re looking at a political landscape where gay Republicans aren’t represented,' he said. 'Log Cabin’s absence has left a void on the political landscape.' Log Cabin, which didn’t respond to the Blade’s request for comment, is operating at minimal capacity even as it prepares for its annual national convention, which will take place in April this year in D.C."

 roadSix years ago Shrub lied to the world.

 roadIrish MP Iris Robinson avoids prosecution for calling gays an abomination: "The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland confirmed today it was not proceeding with an investigation into the MP's comments. Robinson, who is married to Northern Ireland's first minister, Peter Robinson, also said gay people could be 'cured' of their homosexuality by psychotherapy.

 roadTori Amos debuts new music at SXSW.

Galan  roadMexico's Social Democratic Party nominates gay man and 31-year-old helicopter pilot as mayoral candidate in Guadalajara, Mexico: "The party earned about 2.6 percent support nationwide in a December poll. Galan acknowledges that winning 'is not the most likely scenario' in Guadalajara, which has been in the hands of the right-wing National Action Party for more than a decade. But he said Tuesday he hopes to raise proposals to 'improve the situation for the majority by addressing the needs of minorities.'"

 roadStill around: The attention whore of the GOP is horny for conservatives.

 roadWWD profiles Suze Orman: "One New Year’s Eve, at the age of 12 or 13 ('I can’t remember which'), Orman went to a party and hung out with a girl named Susie Kaplan, whom Orman had a crush on. 'It was late and Susie had fallen asleep with her head on my lap and my best friend Laurie Brown looked at us, got it, and started a rumor that I was a lesbian. Of course, I denied it. During my freshman year of college, I came back and said, ‘Laurie, remember that rumor you started about me years ago? Well, that was true.’'"


News: Chile, Gavin Newsom, Connecticut, Marcia Brady, Sharks

road.jpg Majority in Connecticut support same-sex marriage ruling: "Fifty-three percent of Connecticut residents support Friday's historic ruling by the state Supreme Court that legalizes gay marriage, while 42 percent of residents polled said they do not."

Onearchivesroad.jpg ONE Archives to open first museum dedicated to LGBT history in West Hollywood: "The museum -- really a micro-museum at 600 square feet -- has set a macro goal for itself: to bring little-known aspects of gay history out of the library closet and into the public sphere. The museum is an offshoot of the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, which is affiliated with USC. The old magazine covers dedicated to gay marriage come from ONE magazine, the first gay publication in the country."

road.jpg Marcia Brady's tell-all confession: I was addicted to coke and quaaludes, had sex for drugs, dated Michael Jackson, had two abortions, bulimia, and almost lost my virginity to Greg Brady.

road.jpg Karl Lagerfeld just bought a six-bedroom, 1840 landmark house on an island on Lake Champlain, Vermont.

road.jpg Bush supporter Dennis Hopper: I pray Obama wins.

road.jpg MEAT: Gerard Butler opens BBQ in Hollywood.

Hirstroad.jpg Damien Hirst tops list of powerful people in the art world: "Hirst is also a good example of how contemporary art reflects modern life. Like our shopping centres, our art world is dominated by superbrands: Hirst in Europe, Jeff Koons in America and the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (whose recent American retrospective included a Louis Vuitton boutique selling Murakami-designed fashionwear)." [LIST]

road.jpg Shark blood offers hope for cancer.

road.jpg Kenya's elephants now text message conservationists before raiding villages: "Kenya is the first country to try elephant texting as a way to protect both a growing human population and the wild animals that now have less room to roam. Elephants are ranked as 'near threatened' in the Red List, an index of vulnerable species published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature."

road.jpg Australia debates the merits of mantyhose.

road.jpg SF Mayor Gavin Newsom has become the single-best tool for same-sex marriage ban backers: "His pictures have become the rallying cry for Prop. 8. It's unfortunate for him, and it's unfortunate for the anti-Prop. 8 campaign. I don't know that I would change his behavior, because he's representing his constituency, and he's been totally consistent in his position. But he's become everyone's worst nightmare."

road.jpg L.A.: Stars come out to Skybar to defeat Prop 8. "Chad Allen, Eric McCormack, Dana Delaney, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Thomas Roberts, Katherine Joosten, Loni Anderson, Heather Tom, and Eduardo Xol who were among the celebrities there to raise money for 'No on 8 - Equality California.'"

road.jpg TOUR: Britney Spears will take her show on the road this spring.

Chileroad.jpg Chilean gay rights group steps up against Catholic bishop and Evangelicals: "MOVILH strongly criticized Bishop Juan Ignacio González Errázuriz, whose San Bernardo Diocese is located just south of Santiago, for writing a public letter urging Chileans not to vote in this month's city elections for candidates who support granting certain rights to gay and lesbian couples...MOVILH also is up in arms about a Saturday conference held by the Isacar Movement, a network of Evangelical professionals. Isacar called the conference to address the so-called Anti-Discrimination Law currently under consideration in Chile's congress."

road.jpg The least attractive photo of The O.C.'s Benjamin McKenzie you'll likely ever see.

road.jpg SPOILER: Meet Mad Men's new gay character.

road.jpg Producing duo acquire rights to French-Canadian comedy Taxi 0-22: "The two will be shopping an American version of the series, which centers on Rogatien Dubois, an outspoken and politically incorrect taxi driver. A modern-day Archie Bunker type, Dubois wrestles with his many prejudices and the fact that his 20-year-old son is gay."


Benjamin McKenzie on South Beach

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The OC's Benjamin McKenzie spent some time frolicking in the waters off South Beach, Miami recently. Now that his show has been cancelled, he may have plenty more time for that.

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