Bruce Weber Hub
Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard promises to defend city's marriage equality law.
Bruce Weber gets twincestuous.
Matthew McConaughey dresses up for the beach.
Hillary Clinton does not see herself serving a second term with Obama.
Forthcoming gay social networking site Fabulis announces $625K in initial round of financing: “Is it too cute to say that this is ‘fabulis news?’ So be it. This is fabulis news! We’re one step closer towards fulfilling our long term vision of being the lifestyle brand that gay men around the world rely on to help them celebrate life.”
Corporation announces run for Congress.
First gay school in Brazil to teach course in drag.
The Afghan struggle with sexual identity: "The study, obtained by Fox News, found that Pashtun men commonly have sex with other men, admire other men physically, have sexual relationships with boys and shun women both socially and sexually -- yet they completely reject the label of 'homosexual.' The research was conducted as part of a longstanding effort to better understand Afghan culture and improve Western interaction with the local people."
Sex and the City 3 rushed into production because everybody's getting old.
The celebrity weeklies never fail to miss a note (so to speak).
John Barrowman cast in Desperate Housewives: "Creator Marc Cherry is keeping the plotlines involving Barrowman secret. However, The Daily Mail can reveal that he will be the show's main villain in the last section of the current season, series six."
Tulsa school board votes to keep gay book on shelves: "book that was challenged as inappropriate by the parents of a Union Public Schools elementary school student will remain on library shelves, the district's Board of Education ruled Wednesday night. The board voted 3-1 to keep the book, 'Buster's Sugartime,' which the parents said was inappropriate because it alluded to a same-sex relationship."
Meghan McCain: Dad "coming along" on marriage equality.
Provincetown man found guilty of beating gay tourist: "Aaron Caldwell-Rose, 18, of Provincetown, was found guilty in Orleans District Court last week in connection with an attack on Mark Perry, 51, of Miami. According to the police report, Perry was attacked around 1 a.m. on July 25 in the alley next to Marine Specialties after he left the Atlantic House bar. He suffered lacerations to his face, hand, arm and shoulder. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by rescue personnel where he was treated and released."
Scott Roeder convicted of murder in death of abortion doctor George Tiller: "The jury deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder, 51, of Kansas City, Mo., guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder in the May 31 shooting death. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years when he is sentenced March 9."
Sean Faris joins the vampire crowd.
17-year-old charged with first degree murder in D.C. shooting of Maryland gay man.
Human rights advocacy groups in five countries launch campaign to pressure Iran over gay executions: "The five participating groups in the '346 No Executions' campaign, including the Iranian Homosexual Human Rights Council, are based in the United States, Canada, Britain, Italy and Germany. The campaign’s name refers to the number of executions carried out in Iran in 2008, according to the latest Amnesty International report. The campaign is asking citizens in each member nation to submit letters of petition to their foreign ministries requesting that diplomatic pressure be applied to the government of Iran to abolish the death penalty."
Bruce Weber produced a short film that played before the YSL show in Paris today, called "Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing" (aka "Ode to Twinks").
Watch (warning briefly nsfw), AFTER THE JUMP...
Gay bashing brawl under investigation in Clear Lake, Iowa. "A man was reportedly dancing when he was slammed to the ground and beaten by another patron who made rude references to the man’s sexual orientation. A friend of the victim then reportedly tried to pull the attacker off of him and that resulted in other patrons getting involved. Peterson described the scene as 'mayhem.'"
Black gay couple walk out of Mount Calvary Holy Church during anti-gay sermon: "Mack and Garrett, 32, contacted DC Agenda about their decision to walk out on Owens’ sermon and are believed to be the first gays to publicly disclose their departure from a church that activists say has a large number of closeted gay members, mostly black."
Susan Boyle has new airport meltdown: "The source went on to explain that while SuBo was waiting to board a flight to Chicago, she suddenly grabbed a cleaning product out of a janitor's cart and used it as a fake microphone..."
Jesus Luz shows some bush.
Drug resistant HIV poised for surge, self-sustaining epidemics: "When the team used the model to look into the future, it predicted a rapid upsurge in the spread of resistant strains. The model suggested that 60 per cent of the resistant strains currently circulating in San Francisco could cause "self-sustaining epidemics", says Blower, in which each infected individual spreads the resistant strain to more than one new recipient."
Kelis tells PETA off: "I would eat pterodactyl if you found some and you told me it was meaty and delicious."
D.C. sees second slaying of gay man in two weeks: “There is no indication at this time that this homicide occurred as a result of a hate crime."
Maryland delegate introduces anti-gay bill: "Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr.'s measure would also declare that marriages between individuals of the same sex are against the public policy of the state of Maryland. The House of Delegates Judiciary Committee has rejected similar measures introduced before, which prevented the bill from going to the House floor for debate. In neighboring Washington, D.C., gay couples will likely be able to apply soon for marriage licenses. The district's City Council passed a bill last month legalizing same-sex marriage."
Glee's Matthew Morrison to release debut album.
Documentary about killing of gay Liverpool teen Michael Causer to be screened at Istanbul International Film Festival: "We are all really excited that such an important film is being shown in Turkey. The international struggle for LGBT equality and acceptance is one which is the central message of this film. What happened to Michael Causer was a travesty of justice and was plainly ignored by many in the national media."
Kellan the Barbarian?
Pope defends invitation of Anglicans disaffected by gay policies to convert: "Benedict told members of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that the invitation wasn't an attack on the church's reunification efforts with other Christians but designed to help them by bringing about 'full and visible communion.'"
Bruce Weber's All American.
British auto show Top Gear slammed for not allowing gay couples in studio audience: "It’s very odd, but what do you expect from pigs that grunt? Regrettably, with Jeremy Clarkson involved, it’s not surprising. The show itself is full of stereotyping of both men and women – but it’s funded by gay and lesbian licence fee cash as well as everyone else’s. Arguably, this is a breach of the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2005."
Lesbian couple in Swaziland bids to become country's first same-sex marriage.
NY Governor David Paterson shaves his beard.
La Toya Jackson makes video she promised not to make because she just can't help herself.
"Marriage Minutemen" form in New Jersey to oppose marriage equality: "We want to stop any redefinition of marriage that happens without a public vote."
Is this what life without Britney does to a man???
America's first black lesbian mayor, Denise Simmons of Cambridge, Massachusetts, marries her partner Mattie Hayes.
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck a finalist in NYC's Vendy "street food" Awards.
Harrah's Atlantic City casinos in bid to draw gay and lesbian tourists: "Harrah's has been catering to gay and lesbian travelers at its Las Vegas casinos for a few years, but will launch a similar campaign in the country's second-largest gambling market with an 'Out in Atlantic City' weekend of partying Sept. 25-27. The event, expected to draw more than 1,000 people, will bring some of the best-known names in the gay and lesbian entertainment scene to the Harrah's casinos."
Quadriplegic sails around Britain solo.
Renzo Piano's "Shard" to dominate London skyline: "Construction has begun on the Shard, a skyscraper that will be the tallest building in Western Europe and will provide amazing views of London...inspired by towering church spires and the masts of ships that once anchored on the Thames."
Thousands call for Turing apology in Britain.
Possible arson investigated at Stereo nightclub in Montreal.
Sex club planned for historic hotel in Gloucester, UK.
Truman Capote signed one of his books...to Harry Potter: "Howard Rose of Brier Rose Books in Teaneck, N.J., is selling a first-edition copy of Truman Capote’s 1967 book The Thanksgiving Visitor, autographed by the author in January 1978 'for Harry Potter with gratitude.'"
Cranberries to reunite.
Bruce Weber points his lens at Twilight's Taylor Lautner.
And that other vamp, Robert Pattinson, does Premiere.
Gay Big Brother contestant Kevin finally wins Head of Household competition, reads letter from partner of nine years.
Maine governor Baldacci to appear at marriage equality fundraiser.
Full slate of LGBT candidates vie for NYC City Council seats.
Transgender teen in Vermont makes plea for genderless bathrooms: "Kyle Giard-Chase, 16, asked the Vermont Human Rights Commission on Thursday to endorse the effort. He said that before he came out last year as transgendered, he was a three-sport athlete and the co-captain of the field hockey team, a girls' sport, at South Burlington High School. At an away game, he said he was verbally harassed and threatened by the members of the host school's football team for using the girls' restroom. 'The harassment only stopped when I was reduced to tears and told them I was in fact a female,' said Kyle, now a senior."
Provincetown player Ryan Landry stars as Oscar Wilde in production of Moises Kaufman's Gross Indecency.
Save the Earth, piss in the shower.
New El Niño may be second-strongest.
The Majority: Condé Nast's 'A-gay' tower of power?
Bolivia bans all circus animals: "Bolivia has enacted what animal rights activists are calling the world's first ban on all animals in circuses. A handful of other countries have banned the use of wild animals in circuses, but the Bolivian ban includes domestic animals as well."
Phyllis Schlafly unleashes on the National Education Association for supporting gays at its annual convention in San Diego.
Allen Thornell, LGBT leader in Georgia, dies after suffering stroke.
Leonardo Dicaprio hits the beach in Ibiza.
Pepto-Bismol ice cream: hangover cure?
Stonewall Shooting Sports: Gay Utah group to join gun rights march in Salt Lake City.
Killer of gay seaman August Provost, who committed suicide while in custody, had tried to kill himself twice before.
Movieline interviews photographer Bruce Weber.
Maybe the only reason to see the new G.I. Joe flick?
The NYT visits the John Bartlett boutique: "It’s not as if this store is exclusively gay; it’s just secure in its sexuality. Contrary to current film and television, there is a large segment of confident gay men out there who aren’t that obsessed with fashion. They work hard, and just need some nice clothes for jobs and second dates."
What Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Will Smith will be wearing this fall.
Russian PM Vladimir Putin shows off his macho self again. FLASHBACK: A river runs through Russia: Fishing with Pin-up Putin.
75% of Poles against same-sex marriage.
Error rate increases as signatures are counted in Washington state anti-gay ballot measure.
Massachusetts teen held on $1000 bond after anti-gay assault: "According to the victim, he and his female friend were walking on Bay Street when they were approached by a group of four boys. They identified two of the four as Ambers and Gregg, who appeared to be intoxicated when they directed their attention toward the victim in an aggressive manner. Though she tried to keep Ambers at a distance, the victim’s friend told officers her attempts were futile. Reports say Ambers and Gregg shouted homosexual slurs as they punched and kicked the teenager until he fell to the ground."
Annie Lennox, backwards and forwards.