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News: Football, Yair Hochner, iFart, Courtney Love, Stonewall 2.0

road.jpg Top footballers — Sol Campbell, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney — on wish list for anti-homophobia campaign being produced as a collaboration by the Football Association and gay activist Peter Tatchell: "The video will be shown in cinemas, on TV and in stadiums in an attempt to rid terraces and pitches of homophobic chants and slurs...The FA has put aside a budget of £20,000 and is hoping that a major advertising agency will take on the project at minimal cost."

Harry_williamroad.jpg Prince William decides that 'boy' look is so over.

road.jpg Sean Penn to receive Desert Palm Achievement Award for acting at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival: "Penn is the first artist to receive back-to-back awards from the festival. He is also the first artist to receive awards in two different categories, according to Darryl Macdonald, executive director at the Palm Springs International Film Festival."

road.jpg CAMPAIGN: One million letters for marriage equality.

road.jpg Brody Jenner talks about those awkward gay guy moments.

road.jpg Rex Wockner: Why Stonewall 2.0 isn't fizzling. "That's because Stonewall 2.0 already happened. Stonewall itself lasted three nights in 1969, but it set the stage for much that came after it. Stonewall 2.0 lasted, at minimum, 11 days -- and, I suggest, set the stage for much that will come after it."

road.jpg iFart iPhone app makes $40,000 in two days.

Madonnaroad.jpg Jesus follows Madonna to London?

road.jpg Obama advisor David Axelrod defends Rick Warren decision: "The important point here is you have a conservative evangelical pastor coming to take part in the inauguration of a progressive president."

road.jpg Lady GaGa, Little Boots, La Roux, and Ladyhawke tipped as new electropop royalty: "Every now and then pop music undergoes a dramatic shift, and if you believe the people who influence what we listen to, we're currently on the verge of just such a phase. Out, according to record labels, are the male guitar bands who have dominated the charts and airwaves for much of the decade; in are solo electropop artists who have arrived en masse from Planet Quirky."

road.jpg Courtney Love accuses Kim Kardashian's brother of gay bashing.

Hochnerroad.jpg Filmmaker Yair Hochner opening doors for gay films in Israel: " Hochner's success has put him on the front lines of an Israeli culture war: How permissive should the country be for gays and lesbians? Same-sex marriage is illegal in Israel, and Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade has been the scene of violent clashes in years past, pitting Orthodox Jews against liberal Israelis waving flags and banners. Hochner says that, outside of Tel Aviv, many Israelis are homophobic and that 'in Jerusalem, it's dangerous to hold hands.' This is one reason Hochner wanted to ratchet up the scenes in 'Antarctica' where gays and lesbians do more than hold hands."

road.jpg Naomi Campbell cracks a smile.

road.jpg Chattanooga, Tennessee paper profiles "ex-gay" Chris Delaney: "The question of whether someone can choose to be gay is at the heart of all gay-rights issues, Mr. Delaney explained. By saying that a homosexual is genetically born with gay tendencies in the same way a black person is born with dark skin, gay rights advocates are trying to bolster their arguments for equal treatment of gays, he said. 'What I do flies in the face of their agenda,' said Mr. Delaney, who noted that he periodically is the target of hate messages on his Web site and threatening voice mails. But Mr. Delaney and Mr. Buchanan say they aren’t going to let resistance interfere with their work. Mr. Buchanan said he believes the ex-gay movement will not only continue but will expand."

Brody Jenner at Ease with Awkward, Homoerotic Situations


E!'s Marc Malkin reports on Brody Jenner's upcoming Bromance reality show, in which nine men compete to be the newest member of his inner circle:

"Jenner purposely put his wannabe buddies into some compromising and rather uncomfortable situations because he thinks it forced them to show their true characters. For instance, the elimination takes place as they sit knee to knee in a hot tub. 'It's kind of homoerotic and I love people saying that,' Jenner says in all seriousness, adding, 'I'm cool with my sexuality and the gender that I like and I have a beautiful girlfriend. That's why I feel so comfortable with having these awkward guy moments.'"

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News: Mongolia, Matt Lucas, Twitter, James Franco, Episcopalians

road.jpg Jury out on Boy George.

road.jpg Following the announcement yesterday of a forthcoming lawsuit from fired HR administrator Crystal Dixon, University of Toledo president Dr. Lloyd Jacobs reiterates the school's position with regard to sexual orientation in the Toledo Free Press.

Lucasroad.jpg Little Britain creator Matt Lucas got a new boytoy for Christmas.

road.jpg Secret gay party outed in Mongolia: "On November 15, an intentionally hidden and exclusive party was held at Amazon Club, in Bayazurkh Palace. Gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBT), and friends of these minorities, congregated to socialize with one another and to celebrate their sexual identities. The main festivity was the annual 'Mr. Beauty' contest. With a pool of eleven male-to-female cross-dressers, judges determined who made the most beautiful woman through a sequence of swimsuit, gown, and talent competitions...The party’s secret location (which changes each month and is not released until a few days before the event) and the strict security guards, were not enough to maintain LGBT privacy in the insular capital. One week after ‘Mr. Beauty’, a post on a Mongolian website revealed the existence of the party, and disclosed names of attendees. Few positive, and many negative comments were posted in response."

road.jpg Twitter turns down $500 million Facebook offer.

road.jpg Gay City News: Gay men being targeted unfairly in arrest stings as justification to shut down adult-oriented shops in Manhattan.

Episcopalroad.jpg Conservative Episcopal church leaders announce intention to found rival denomination: "Conservatives alienated from the Episcopal Church announced on Wednesday that they were founding their own rival denomination, the biggest challenge yet to the authority of the Episcopal Church since it ordained an openly gay bishop five years ago. The move threatens the fragile unity of the Anglican Communion, the world’s third-largest Christian body, made up of 38 provinces around the world that trace their roots to the Church of England and its spiritual leader, the Archbishop of Canterbury."

road.jpg Nominees for the 2009 Grammy Awards announced.

Coloradospringsroad.jpg Students at University of Colorado in Colorado Springs hold "safety" rally to battle back against verbal and physical harassment: "The rally was related to a recent rift between student body president David Williams and the campus' gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender group, Spectrum. Williams declined to sign off on a Spectrum funding request for a National Coming Out Day observance in October, citing his personal convictions."

road.jpg Coming soon: RuPaul's Drag Race.

road.jpg Gay organizations making recession-based staff cuts: "At Lambda Legal, 10 positions were cut last month. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation laid off several staff members Nov. 21. The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force has left open unfilled positions, and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association recently reduced its national staff from seven to two. GLAAD President Neil Giuliano said the cuts at his organization 'touched all departments,' but did not reach 'double digits.'...He said a reduction in donations coupled with the nation’s ongoing financial crisis meant that GLAAD had to make job cuts to stay within budget and prepare for 2009."

road.jpg Brody Jenner with his first two bromances.

Francoroad.jpg James Franco is so hot he'd like to rip his own shirt off.

road.jpg Noise pollution in world's oceans hurting wildlife.

road.jpg Right Whale causes shutdown of Cape Cod Canal: "Authorities said the 45-foot whale swam into the Sagamore end of the canal at about 12:30 p.m. today. The Army Corps of Engineers — which operates the canal — ordered it closed to avoid a collision between the animal and a ship. The waterway was reopened at about 3 p.m. after the whale swam into Buzzards Bay."

road.jpg South African writer to face Equality Court for homophobic Sunday Sun article: "The article equated homosexuality with bestiality, praised Robert Mugabe's oppression of gays and lesbians and encouraged the removal of the sexual-orientation protection clause from the constitution. In July, the Press Ombudsman ordered the Sunday Sun to apologise for the article but fell short of declaring the piece hate speech and refused to recommend any sanctions against Qwelane himself."

road.jpg Charlie and Marcus from Survivor won't be pairing up on The Amazing Race till they're household names, apparently. Casting director: "With Rob and Amber, they met on the reality show, they were engaged. They were not at a crossroads, but they were getting married and they had a lot of issues to work out. And also they were household names. Let’s see, if Charlie and Marcus become household names, maybe. I think that’s the difference, too."

News: Brian Paddick, Senegal, Thomas Beatie, Commercial Closet

road.jpg Patrick Sammon steps down as president of Log Cabin Republicans.

Paddickroad.jpg London's gay former top cop Brian Paddick joins cast of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, reveals George Michael used to ask him for drugs: [Paddick] famously championed a lenient approach to drug possession during his tenure. He said today: 'Every time I met up with George Michael, the first thing he’d always ask was: 'Have you got a spliff?'...'The joke wears off after a while, but he said it again and again.'" Also on board the show, believe it or not, are George Takei and Martina Navratilova.

road.jpg Pregnant man Thomas Beatie has another bun in the oven: "Thomas Beatie, who is in his first trimester, tells Walters he did not go back on the male hormone testosterone after Susan's birth so he could have another baby. 'I feel good,' he said. 'I had my checkups with my hormone level, as far as the HCG. And everything is right on track.' He says the baby is due June 12."

road.jpg Showtime and Stan Lee collaborating on gay superhero project based upon Perry Moore's novel Hero. Moore is writing the script.

road.jpg Oregon woman beaten with a rock after telling man that she's gay: "Washington County sheriff's deputies said the woman was walking along a street in Aloha on Tuesday when a young man asked for a cigarette. The woman said the man asked whether she was gay and became angry when she told him that she was. Deputies said the two struggled, she fell, he beat her with a rock and his fists, and then she escaped. The suspect was described as white, 16 to 22 years old, about 6 feet tall and slender with very large ears."

road.jpg Top Chef: New York gays form "Team Rainbow".

Gaelroad.jpg Gael Garcia Bernal gets pensive for Flaunt.

road.jpg European Parliament asks Bulgaria to recognize same-sex couples in its domestic partner legislation: " The all-party ‘intergroup’ for gay and lesbian rights has written to the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Sergei Stanishev, and members of the National Assembly expressing concerns that same-sex couples are not included in the draft legislation. 'Unions between opposite-sex and same-sex couples are based on the same ground,' says the letter, signed by MEPs Michael Cashman, Lissy Gräner, Raúl Romeva and Sophie In´t Veld."

road.jpg Brody Jenner without his bros, or clothes.

road.jpg Following the 'witchhunt' it experienced last year, Senegal's gay community is now regrouping with the aid of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission: "IGLHRC had stepped in to respond to the arrests and condemn the violence already last year, but now hopes to be able to turn from emergency aid to the development of a forceful Senegalese movement fighting for less discrimination of sexual minorities and increased legal rights."

Gigandetroad.jpg What's the point of having Cam Gigandet in Men's Health if he's not going to show off his assets.

road.jpg Sleepless kids become fat adults. Sleepless adults become fatter.

road.jpg The story behind Commercial Closet founder Michael Wilke's departure from the organization in the wake of its GLAAD merger: " Negotiations for a January, 2009 merger had been all but finalized and, in June, Wilke and his editorial director had moved into GLAAD’s New York offices. On Monday, days after learning from his board of directors that the merger had gone through two months ahead of schedule, Wilke says he found out from an article on Ad Age’s Website that he would no longer be with the organization he’d founded seven years ago. 'There wasn’t supposed to be a shutdown,' Wilke told 'That was never planned. I know the board was very concerned about being in the black at the end of the year, so their solution was to cancel our big fundraiser and to let me go.'"

road.jpg Christina Aguilera not sure if Lady Gaga is a man or a woman.

Nothing Comes Between Brody Jenner and His Brody Jenners


The fashion world had a momentary seizure yesterday when a Brody Jenner cut-out intimated that The Hills star was coming out with his own line of jeans, fit for sale in your neighborhood Chess King. But it turns out that the kung fu figure was a prop for a competition in his upcoming Bromance reality show.

News: Brody Jenner, Dolphins, Michael Cashman, DADT, Madonna

road.jpg British MEP and former EastEnders actor Michael Cashman under fire for giving his boyfriend £30,000 secretary job.

Dunkroad.jpg Wet Willie: Prince of Wales gets royal dunking.

road.jpg REPORT: Madonna hires Paul McCartney's lawyer for divorce from Guy Ritchie.

road.jpg Canadian pastor censored and fined for anti-gay letters: "A former pastor will appeal a human rights ruling that orders an apology and the payment of thousands of dollars in fines for an anti-gay letter published in a central Alberta newspaper. The Alberta Human Rights Commission issued a written order on May 30 stating that Stephen Boissoin and the Concerned Christian Coalition must pay former Red Deer school teacher Darren Lund $5,000 in damages."

road.jpg Mass dolphin death on Madagascar beach.

road.jpg The story of the first Mrs. John McCain isn't pretty: "My marriage ended because John McCain didn’t want to be 40, he wanted to be 25. You know that happens…it just does."

Kyleroad.jpg Kyle Hausman was locked in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn bar all night long. Here's his story, and here's the pre-story: "The hours melted away. Four a.m. approached, closing time, so Ms. Misagal tallied the night’s receipts as a worker cleaned up. Mr. Hausmann was milling about with the last stragglers. Then, around 4:30, he went into a bathroom. And for reasons that are unclear even to him, he stayed in there for quite a while."

road.jpg Same-sex relationships more egalitarian: "When I look at what’s happening in California, I think there’s a lot to be learned to explore how human beings relate to one another. How people care for each other, how they share responsibility, power and authority — those are the key issues in relationships."

road.jpg FAA says UFOs seen recently over San Jose recently were probably satellites reflecting the sun: "The appearance of at least two fast-moving shining objects in the weekend daytime sky over San Jose has local residents wondering if they were UFOs. Bob Lochridge, a local resident who recorded the objects, said they streaked across the skies. 'They appeared to be triangular pieces of metal,' he said. 'They were up very, very high. I couldn't see them without the camera.'"

Brodyroad.jpg Brody Jenner looking for a "bromance" in new reality series that will feature hot tub eliminations. That's his real "bro" by the way.

road.jpg The Bachelorette: here's the only thing worth watching it for.

road.jpg Federal appeals court upholds dismissal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" lawsuit: "A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 12 gay and lesbian veterans who had challenged the military’s 'don’t ask, don’t tell' policy. The plaintiffs had all been discharged under the policy, instituted by Congress. 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Howard said in the decision issued Monday that while some people may question the wisdom of the policy, the court had to defer to congressional decision making."

road.jpg Amy Winehouse's racist song and subsequent apology - video.


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