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04/19/2007


News: Bareback Sex, Gay Dogs, Sarah Palin, Apple, Aliens

 road Kylie Minogue's boyfriend's Andrés Velencoso is stripped bare for the cover of Vanity Fair Espana.

Boom  road Boom Boom Room Update: "Some residents in Laguna Beach are pushing for historic status for a building that for decades housed an iconic gay bar that they consider central to the city's history. The Boom Boom Room, they argue, is an important element of gay life that requires memorializing, a place where Rock Hudson for decades held court.

 road Study by the New York City Department of Health: "Only 23 per cent of women required their male partners to use condoms during anal sex, compared with 61 per cent of gay or bisexual men."

 road Not "gay enough" to work in an adult sex shop

 road Gay dog, guide dog: What's the difference?

 road Jake Gyllenhaal is looking a little pasty these days.

Daniel-craig-2xist-underwear-05 road Sarah Palin makes an unsuccessful attempt at humor during a speech in liberal Eugene, Oregon: “I eat granola. I eat a lot of organic food. I have to shoot and catch a lot of my organic food before I eat it."

 road Gawker might be in trouble with the law for possession of a prototype of the new iPhone.

 road Daniel Craig's underwear plays a game of peak-a-boo.

 road Stephen Hawking thinks that aliens might be smarter than us: “I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can’t conceive. Just as a chimpanzee can’t understand quantum theory, it could be there are aspects of reality that are beyond the capacity of our brains.”

 road Gay surfers can stop surfing the net for a place "to meet and socialise online:" That place now exists.

 road Tragic: Tornado rips through Mississippi killing 10.

 road This is how Bobby Trendy dresses for an afternoon stroll in Beverly Hills.


News: China, Jet Blue, Madonna, Tony Ward, Greg Gutfeld

 road HRC: Miss Indiana supports repeal of DADT.

Madonna  roadMadonna and child.

 roadMadonna man child.

 roadReuters: Obama backers show signs of disappointment. "Gay rights supporters, abortion rights activists, environmentalists and backers of immigration reform all have seen their agendas stalled, with watered-down healthcare the main accomplishment of Obama's once-ambitious agenda."

 roadNew mini-episodes of True Blood to begin airing.

 road Leaping whale blamed for drowning death off Provincetown.

 roadFOX News' Greg Gutfeld: Gay Obama hecklers did it because they are racist. "But I wonder, couldn't this heckling be a precursor to violent extremism? And could this agitation toward our president, said to be based on policy, really be thinly veiled racism? I mean, the president did say he agreed with this gay group and yet they still heckled."

 roadBobby Trendy pumps gas.

 roadJude Law is very, very happy.

Lennox   roadAnnie Lennox: HIV-positive for Idol Gives Back. Video.

 roadWalter “Bud” Pidgeon, president of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, demands Bluewater Productions withdraw the new comic book featuring Ellen Degeneres because she is gay and supports animal rights: "As emails flooded Bluewater's server from USSA's members castigating him for 'elevating' gays, supporting 'less than acceptable lifestyles', and for honoring Ellen's request that issue proceeds go the to U.S. Humane Society he quickly discovered Pidgeon was a real person and had in fact called upon his 3 million members to take action against Bluewater."

 roadCongress to hold hearing on gay aging.

 roadChina to drop ban on HIV-positive tourists: "'The ban was imposed in the 1980s because of a lack of knowledge and is now obsolete and discriminatory,' said He Xiong, deputy head of the Beijing centre for disease prevention and control. 'HIV/Aids cases have been seen in all of China's provinces and a travel ban on foreigners will not help improve local public health,' he said. China has 740,000 people who are HIV-positive and is one of 60 countries that denies entry to sufferers of the disease."

 roadJake Gyllenhaal buff in new 'Prince of Persia' featurette.

Ward  roadNice pornstache, Tony Ward.

 roadJet Blue to fly "Pink Flight" from San Francisco to Long Beach with Pam Ann as hostess. 

 roadThis was my favorite magazine too.

 roadBoy George on prison fashion: "You have to wear these really horrible denim trousers and a stripy shirt tucked in. I looked like a lesbian. You wear your own clothes in the daytime - nothing too fancy - you're not allowed hoods. Hoodies are banned. It wasn't anything like the new Lady Gaga video: it was not like that at all."

 roadUK travel show reality stars gay bashed even though they're not gay: "The two men, Romane Hole and Nathan Evans, are both straight and are just friends, but they jokingly held hands when they boarded the bus at the start of the journey, which commenced in Athens. 'We had no idea how gay we were going to look by holding hands,' said Evans. 'Then all the way through the series, the [episodes] seem to have been edited to make us look as if we are a homosexual couple, rather than a pair of straight friends.' ... Some viewers not only have gotten the wrong idea about the men, but have allegedly acted in violently homophobic ways based on that impression.


News: Snooki, Avatar, Spencer Tunick, Dictionary, Mary Landrieu

 roadManifest Equality is holding a big gay rights art contest for you creative types.

Pillar  roadAvatar Hallelujah Mountain: Chinese city renaming mountain said to inspire floating mountains in Avatar.

 roadPoltergeist psychic goes into the light.

 roadAnderson Cooper's new firehouse comes complete with brass poles.

 roadEx-lover stalks D.C. lesbian judge: "Days after D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Janet Albert broke up with her girlfriend, the judge found her former companion unconscious in her attic, above her bedroom, with some food and an ice bucket fashioned into a makeshift toilet, authorities say."

 roadSnooki to work red carpet for Grammys?

 roadAmerican Prayer Hour organized to counter National Prayer Breakfast.

 roadeHarmony to settle lawsuit claiming the service discriminates against gays: "Under a proposed settlement filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, eHarmony will link its straight and gay Web sites and allow people to use both without paying double fees. Plaintiff's attorney Todd Schneider says the company also agreed to pay about $500,000 to an estimated 150 Californians to settle the class-action suit, plus around $1.5 million in court and attorney's fees."

 roadMatt Bomer lends his fierce face to Men's Health.

 roadWin a copy of Whitney Houston's 25th Anniversary edition.

Daigle  roadBobby Trendy and Big Brother cowboy-turned-porn actor Steven Daigle dress down for RuPaul Drag Race party.

 roadSpencer Tunick to create naked human base for Sydney Opera House.

 roadTell them to suck it: Parents in Menifee, California are working to ban the Merriam-Webster dictionary from school shelves because a student found the phrase "oral sex" in it. UPDATE: "The dictionary will go back to the classroom but the parents will be given the option to determine if they want their kids to have access to that dictionary."

 roadConservative journalists busted trying to bug Senator Mary Landrieu's offices: "According to the news release Tuesday and an affidavit by FBI Special Agent Steven Rayes, who is based in New Orleans, Basel and Flanagan attempted to gain access to Landrieu's office Monday while posing as telephone repairmen. The two men were 'each dressed in blue denim pants, a blue work shirt, a light green fluorescent vest, a tool belt and a construction-style hard hat when they entered the Hale Boggs Federal Building,' the release noted."

Utada  roadJapanese American artist Utada is pitching marriage equality baseballs into her audience at shows.

 roadRosie O'Donnell returning to stand-up in Palm Springs.

 road1977 gay documentary "Word is Out" re-released in NY. Michelangelo Signorile will be on Leonard Lopate tomorrow to talk about it.

 roadGays mock Yale admissions video.

 roadZsa Zsa Gabor's husband Frederic von Anhalt is running for governor of California.

 roadBoy Culture heads to the Lady Gaga concert.

 roadConservative UK leader David Cameron says schoolchildren should be taught respect for gays and lesbians: "The Conservative leader said that equal treatment for homosexual people should be “embedded” in teaching. Mr Cameron’s remarks, made in a recent meeting with party activists which emerged yesterday, follow a campaign by equal rights groups on the way faith schools teach children about sexuality."


News: Frank Kameny, North Dakota, Tom Brady, Playboy, Tony Dungy

 roadIn 1971 pioneering gay rights activist received a letter condemning homosexuality as "sexual perversion" from the White House Office of Personnel Management after protesting the firing of a gay employee there. Last week, Kameny was invited to the swearing in of John Berry, the openly gay man recently confirmed to head that office. How times have changed.

Trendy  roadAretha Franklin thought she had the biggest bow hat of the year.

 roadGay man appointed interim ambassador to India: "Peter Burleigh, a seasoned foreign service officer with deep expertise in South Asian affairs, will serve as America’s top diplomat in India until a permanent ambassador is named."

 roadSan Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom makes swing through South Florida, addresses LGBT community at Miami Beach's Halo Lounge.

 roadIn an unusual defeat, Madonna returns to London.

 roadNorth Dakota House rejects legislation (54-34) banning discrimination in housing, employment and credit based on a person's sexual orientation: "Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks, one of the six sponsors of the bill, noted that 20 other states already have laws barring discrimination against gays and lesbians. In those places, he said, the laws do not grant special rights, privileges or legal immunity for sexual deviants, as some bill opponents have claimed would happen here. 'There is not a person in this chamber that is not related to or friends with someone that would be affected by Senate Bill 2278,' he said. 'That means people we know and love may be evicted, denied services or terminated because they are gay, straight, bisexual or transgendered with no regard or consideration of merit.'"

 roadAshton Kutcher spends more time running around shirtless for his new movie.

Pizza  roadHere comes the gayborhood: Pizza parlor emerges as gay bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

 roadHelp: Censorship in focus in Lebanon as a film is banned just days before scheduled release. "In Lebanon, a censoring body of security officers influenced by the Muslim and Christian clergies continues to review all plays and films before they are shown, cutting all scenes that might 'offend public morals.' Although the contentious sex scenes in 'Help' are far from explicit, the film features a threesome of a woman and two men. That may explain the controversy: Homosexual acts are illegal in Lebanon."

 roadNPR on Tony Dungy's invitation to join Obama's advisory council for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Playboy  roadFormer Playboy fashion director Joseph DeAcetis sues magazine: "In a $4 million Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, Joseph DeAcetis (pictured), 45, says his boss often 'made fun' of him because he was gay and his hair was gray. The suit says editorial director Christopher Napolitano called him and other gay men 'girls.' A Playboy Enterprises spokeswoman, Elizabeth Austin, said the company 'takes these allegations very seriously' and was conducting its 'own investigation.'"

 roadShotgun wedding: Paparazzi fired upon at Tom Brady-Gisele Bundchen nuptials in Costa Rica.

 roadIntegral ice bridge holding Antarctic shelf in place collapses...

 roadJimmy Carter's former Secretary of the Army, Clifford Alexander slams "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and Elaine Donnelly's crusade against its repeal: "Alexander called the officers' statement 'nonsense' and said the officers were 'like lemmings to the sea' and "those who would sign a petition like this without evidence are acting without facts."

 road100 attend same-sex marriage rally at Drew University in New Jersey.

 roadSan Francisco activists to protest executions of gay men in Iraq at 5 pm today, Harvey Milk Plaza.


News: Gay Sikhs, Shia LaBeouf, GLAAD Awards, Chernobyl

road.jpg Gays join march for Chernobyl victims in Minsk: "When Sergey Androsenko, the 19 year-old leader of the Gay Youth Association in Belarus, paraded the gay “Rainbow Flag” through the streets of Minsk this afternoon, a little piece of LGBT history was made. It was the very first time that the flag had been seen on a political event in Belarus."

Becks_wolverineroad.jpg Is David Beckham planning to join the cast of X-Men Origins: Wolverine?

road.jpg Norman Mailer's gay sexual fantasies detailed in new book by his mistress Carole Mallory: "At one point in April 1990, when Mailer was 67 and married to his sixth wife, Norris Church, Mallory worried that her lover of the previous seven years 'could get AIDS'. Three weeks later, she wrote that Mailer had asked her what other men she would like to sleep with. When she mentioned a man named Paul, Mailer is said to have replied: 'He’s gay. Why don’t we all three f***?' At another point she writes: 'He asked me to wash his bottom. So SAD. He is so ashamed of what he likes.' On October 24, 1990, Mallory scribbled in a black spiral notebook: 'I think Rick Stratton is his lover. One of them.'"

road.jpg GLAAD media awards held in Los Angeles. Coverage here, here, and here.

road.jpg The White House Correspondent's Dinner was definitely not A-Listy enough.

road.jpg Bobby Trendy unmasked.

Airbusroad.jpg $500 million private Airbus A380 features conference room, grand lounge, master bedroom.

road.jpg Air traffic controllers sound yet another alarm over working conditions, fatigue.

road.jpg Gay gossip columnist Ben Widdicombe of the New York Daily News puts down his pen: "I have been a gossip columnist for all my 10 years in New York—first with the online fashion column 'Chic Happens,' and six years full-time with the Daily News. But for a writer New York is like a fairground, and I think it’s time to go on some of the other rides. Also lately I’ve developed a peculiar attitude towards scandal—with some of the items that have crossed my desk I’ve thought, 'This really isn’t any of my business.' Which is problematic for a professional gossip columnist."

road.jpg Gay men and lesbians in St. Petersburg, Russia have started their own "Day of Silence".

Shiaroad.jpg The beef is roasting.

road.jpg Gay gossip columnist Ted Casablanca getting married.

road.jpg Parents of Florida hate crime victim Ryan Keith Skipper fight for anti-bullying legislation on what would have been Skipper's 27th birthday.

road.jpg Police storm gay rights group meeting in Kyrgyzstan: "Police forced their way into the premises of the LGBT group Labrys, which was in the midst of hosting a dinner for 30 domestic and international advocates. Members of the Kyrgyz Anti-AIDS Association and other local groups were joined by international partners from organizations including COC, the Dutch LGBT association that is the world's oldest gay groups and Gender Doc-M, an LGBT group in Moldova. Police threatened to arrest anyone who did not produce identification papers."

Mentosroad.jpg The biggest Mentos-Coke explosion of all time.

road.jpg A father speaks out about having a gay son.

road.jpg Gay Vancouver man forms support group for LGBT Sikhs: "Since launching the group April 6, Amar has signed up 33 members – mostly men, but a few women as well. He says the quick response is proof of the need. Citing the 'one in 10 rule,' in which some researchers estimate that 10 per cent of the general population is homosexual, Amar believes there are thousands of gay Sikhs in the Surrey-North Delta area. He knows of some who have been forced into marriages and lead a secret double life – dancing in gay clubs at night, and sadly, sometimes bringing sexually-transmitted diseases home. 'This should not be happening,' he says."


News: Coral, Indiana, Rufus Wainwright, Berlin, Neil Patrick Harris

road.jpg Indiana Senate votes 39-9 to ban same-sex marriage: "The amendment now goes to the House, where it died last year and where it's stalled again this year. State Rep. Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, the chairman of the House Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee, which was assigned the bill, has already said he will not give it a hearing because this session's focus is on property taxes."

Trendyroad.jpg Someone commit him: Ambulance-chasing Bobby Trendy holds Britney vigil outside UCLA medical center.

road.jpg Elton John holds fundraiser for gay London mayoral candidate and former top cop Brian Paddick.

road.jpg California same-sex marriage foes relaunch drive for constitutional amendment: "Signature gatherers have been spotted by people out in the field, [Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California] told the Bay Area Reporter Tuesday, January 29. He said the measure's supporters have raised over $350,000 so far, and he said signatures are being collected in the Sacramento and Central Valley areas, as well as in Southern California. Kors said there isn't "extensive visibility" yet and that he wasn't aware of signatures being gathered in the Bay Area. Kors said the anti-gay groups need about 1.1 million signatures by April 21 in order to collect the nearly 700,000 valid signatures needed to put the measure before voters. Kors said he and others just learned of the group's efforts last week, and are working to develop plans of their own."

road.jpg Gray January: NYC gets no snow for first time in 75 years.

road.jpg Carson Kressley on Carson Kressley: "I can't say what people are thinking, but I'm never going to defend my actions as being one way or another. I defend them as me being me. If I say I was being stereotypical and I do what "shouldn't" be stereotypical, then I'm living my life for somebody else and I'm marching to the beat of somebody else's drummer, and that, I think, is a worse thing."

road.jpg The case for Katie Holmes faking the NY Marathon.

Sunscreenroad.jpg Researchers: Human sunscreen killing off coral reefs around the world. "Four commonly found sunscreen ingredients can awaken dormant viruses in the symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae that live inside reef-building coral species. The chemicals cause the viruses to replicate until their algae hosts explode, spilling viruses into the surrounding seawater, where they can infect neighboring coral communities. Zooxanthellae provide coral with food energy through photosynthesis and contribute to the organisms' vibrant color. Without them, the coral "bleaches"—turns white—and dies...The researchers estimate that 4,000 to 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers annually in oceans worldwide, and that up to 10 percent of coral reefs are threatened by sunscreen-induced bleaching."

Becksbeachroad.jpg More Becks on the beach photos.

road.jpg Rufus, Rufus, Rufus: Victoria Beckham isn't the only one appearing naked on those new Marc Jacobs T-shirts.

road.jpg New York City comptroller William Thompson leads anti-discrimination charge with the LGBT Community Center and the New York City Pension Funds, calling on more than two dozen large companies including ExxonMobil to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity: "We must work together to make sure that corporate America embraces acceptance and affords all employees the same protections..."

road.jpg New York Post endorses Barack Obama.

Harrisburtkaroad.jpg Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to duet for Broadway Backwards 3, the gender-bending concert of show tune favorites benefiting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

road.jpg Hundreds of Pennsylvania students sign petition to force administrators to take on anti-gay bullying: "The petition circulated after an openly gay senior student left school halfway through the year, claiming he was repeatedly harassed by fellow students. Superintendent David Volkman says the district has formed a new committee to look at the issue. He says the school is already looking at ways to reinforce its harassment policy, and has created 'safe rooms' for students who would like to talk with teachers about the issue."

road.jpg Europe's first gay old folks home fully booked.

road.jpg New York's Gay City News endorses Obama: "The McClurkin episode, unfortunate as it was, pales in comparison to the divisiveness that Senator Clinton has allowed her campaign to devolve into. Her comparison between the roles played by Dr. King and President Lyndon Johnson in advancing civil rights can be chalked up to inartfulness. The comments coming from her surrogates are far more disturbing, forming a pattern that sadly can no longer be ignored."


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