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News: Bullfighting, Russell Brand, NASCAR, Cape Town, CBS

Road  Same-sex marriage off to slow start in Portugal: 20 couples have married.

Bullfight RoadSpanish region of Catalonia bans bullfighting: "The ban — the first in mainland Spain — was hailed as a major victory by animal welfare groups that have long crusaded against what they consider to be a barbaric and outdated practice."

RoadRussell Brand wears his undies to church — for remake of Arthur.

RoadNathaniel Rogers hits the Mad Men premiere in Times Square.

RoadOld Spice's recent YouTube viral campaign was a huge success. Sales of its Body Wash are up 106%.

RoadGreat White Shark tagged off Cape Cod.

RoadCincinnati Episcopal priest resigns over gay issues within the church: "The Anglican Communion has been in a state of crisis for several years over the choice of the American Episcopal Church to ordain bishops living in openly homosexual relationships and to pronounce liturgical blessings on people living in same sex relationships."

RoadJoan Rivers spotted shooting her reality TV show.

RoadSorry, not yet. Probably never.

Askars RoadAlexander Skarsgard is the new face of Hickey Freeman.

RoadThe NYT looks at how marriage equality has affected Cape Town, South Africa: "More than 3,000 same-sex couples have been married in South Africa, with about half of those couples including at least one foreigner, the government says. The law permitting same-sex marriage has begun to pave the way for greater tolerance of homosexuality, advocates contend, and the weddings have provided a shot in the arm to companies catering to those tying the knot. 'Apartheid suppressed tolerance, but once that was out of the way our society has moved so fast and most people just go with the flow,' said Mr. Brits, a nondenominational minister."

RoadTexas Alcoholic Beverage Commission TABC has only made 81 arrests in 2010 for public intoxication as opposed to 761 in 2009. Did the Rainbow Lounge Raid in Fort Worth have something to do with the decrease?

RoadJames Franco's request to teach "special class" at Yale denied.

Hercules RoadA Q&A with Hercules and Love Affair's Andy Butler.

RoadFederal judge upholds dismissal of Michigan counseling student who refused to treat gay clients because of her religious beliefs: "In an order granting summary judgment to the university on Monday, Judge George Caram Steeh of the U.S. District Court in Detroit held that the university's requirement that the student be willing to serve people who are homosexual was reasonable, and did not amount to an infringement of the Christian student's constitutional rights to free speech and free expression of religion."

RoadCBS President Nina Tassler and CBS "not happy with ourselves" over failing grade from GLAAD on LGBT representation.

RoadNJ library removes Queer Anthology, cites child pornography?

RoadPhoenix International Raceway reaches out to gay NASCAR fans: "PIR recognizes that they have a very diverse fan base and they want to reach out to all of them. While covering the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in April, Queer4Gears.com founder, Michael Myers began conversations with Phoenix International Raceway officials. To his knowledge, Myers said that this will be the first time that any NASCAR sanctioned facility has reached out to fans in the L.G.B.T. community. 'Just a small push like including the L.G.B.T. community on the official web site of Phoenix International Raceway is a step in the right direction for uniting the different stereotypes that surround the racetracks on a weekly basis' said Queer4Gears.com founder Michael Myers."


Video: Whale Crushes Sailing Yacht off Cape Town

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Remember those photos from last week of the southern right whale breaching onto a yacht off Cape Town, South Africa? Now there's video.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Photo: Whale Breaches On Top of Sailing Yacht in Cape Town

 Whale

A young southern right whale breached onto a sailing yacht captained by the Cape Town Sailing Academy in South Africa recently.

Said Paloma Werner, who was on the boat: “We had been taking some pictures and had just decided to head back when a Southern Right whale, between 11 - 14 m long, breached about 100 meters away from us. It then suddenly breached about 10 meters from us and then – right on us! We were sailing so had no engine and we could not even take any action. Scary!”

Nobody on the yacht was hurt, and the whale appeared to be unharmed, but the vessel suffered plenty of damage.

Today's lesson: what to do when a whale breaches on your boat.

Check out the after shot, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Dracula Fish, GENDA, Gary Coleman, Cape Town

RoadOutrage over GMHC relocation.

Road Gender Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) gets major boost in New York.

Dracula RoadDracula fish makes Top 10 list of new species.

RoadNick Jonas brings new panty-creaming excitement to Les Miserables in London.

RoadYoung gay republican challenges out Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox: "Erich Sturn, 24, is hoping to unseat Fox, who was elected to succeed state Rep. William Murphy (D-West Warwick) in February. He is a political novice, but he told EDGE he feels the time is right to throw his name into the ring due to the state’s double-digit unemployment rate and dire economic conditions."

RoadBlog 4 Equality: Up-and-coming bloggers can win a trip to Netroots Nation in Vegas from Freedom to Marry.

RoadReport: Gary Coleman on life support. UPDATE: Sadly, Coleman has died.

RoadThe Amityville Horror house is on sale for $1.15 million. Takers?

RoadIan McKellen went into acting to meet other gay people: "I'd heard that a lot of professional actors were gay. Acting seemed like a chance for me to meet like-minded people.  You know, at that time same-sex love in Britain got you into prison. Homosexuality was being completely hushed up. Gay teachers, politicians or firemen - that was something unthinkable.  When I was young I thought I was the only gay Brit. That's why I was glad to find people like me in the actors guild."

RoadHugh Jackman: just like the rest of us.

GirthyRoadManhattan gets girthy in subway map overhaul.

RoadMarc Jacobs got a hair transplant. "I was starting to thin on top, see. I can’t dye it for a while, so this is my natural colour.”

RoadMinnesota non-profit Christian ministry tied to Michelle Bachmann praises Muslim call for executions of gays in America: “Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America. This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination.”

RoadHow wealthy were all the Presidents?

RoadMatt Lauer in transgender infidelity scandal.

RoadRand Paul: U.S. should stop granting citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.

RoadCagney & Lacey, together again.

Capetown RoadCape Town declared gay capital of Africa.

RoadDid Uganda lie to Germany to continue receiving aid? "Uganda has reassured Germany it does not support a bid by one parliamentarian to outlaw homosexual acts, in order to win an extension of existing aid payments, German officials said Friday. The German development aid ministry said in Berlin it had cleared pledges totalling 120 million euros (148 million dollars) to Uganda over the next three years."

RoadDoes Daniel Craig's fab penthouse make him gay? How about his real estate agent?

Road22nd annual Lambda Literary Awards handed out in NYC: Winners.

RoadGay City News on the shutdown of Brian Ellner's appointment to the Empire State Pride Agenda: "Nearly everyone who spoke to Gay City News — both advocates and foes of Ellner — cited the adamant opposition to him from board member Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, one of the city’s most progressive labor leaders and a tough critic of Bloomberg. Appelbaum declined comment to Gay City News."


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