Celine Dion Hub
Virginia Governor strips protections for gays and lesbians from anti-bias order.
Pete Wentz wheeled out at fashion show in strait-jacket and Hannibal Lecter mask.
Gardasil seen to prevent anal cancer in men.
Whataya want from me? To turn off your damn phone.
Study: Half a million Brits only wash their sheets three times a year. "One in six people also owned up to waiting at least four weeks before washing their bed sheets. Londoners are the worst culprits with a quarter of those polled leaving it at least a month before washing their bed linen, the insurance firm survey found. Under-25s tended to have the dirtiest sheets, with one in 10 admitting to washing theirs only six times a year, and half of all people surveyed admitted to eating in bed."
Chinese contestant Xiao Dai, who competed in "Worldwide Mr. Gay" competition, afraid to return home: "I’m scared to go back to Urumqi, not for myself but I’m scared that it will impact my organisation. If the organisation can’t continue its work, that will be no good." Dai works for an AIDS prevention organization.
George Michael down under for Australian tour.
Marc Jacobs partner Robert Duffy Tweets all: "Duffy (who has amassed 6,700 followers on the social networking site) has spilled the beans the past week about almost everything relating to Marc's highly anticipated show Monday, including pictures of some of the collection and the set, and specific instances of 'model drama.' But the prez of Jacobs' company may have crossed the line when he snapped a pic of a very naked man who looked like he was pole dancing at Jacobs' after-party on the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel Monday night."
Deer starving to death in bitter UK cold.
October Country: Gay couple turns the camera on one of their families.
Twilight man pillows will keep you warm and don't bite.
Utah House condemns "climate alarmists."
Judge Sylvia Pressler dies at 75: "In 1995, she extended the legal rights of gay couples in a ruling that allowed a woman to adopt her partner’s 3-year-old twins. 'They function together as a family,' Judge Pressler wrote of the two women, who had lived together for 14 years. 'The twins are, by reason of upbringing, daily lives and ties of mutual affection, the children of both Mary and Hannah, and no court order granting or denying the adoption will change that.'"
Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato wants his own reality show.
Straight, 23-year-old, soon-to-be-soldier speaks out in favor of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal: "I know that the president doesn't want to upset the Pentagon, which is admirable, but I also know that every single person in the Pentagon has "President of the United States - The Honorable Barack Obama" at the very tip-top of their chain of command. So it seems to me that President Obama is the most important in the entire nation when it comes to setting policy for the military, and that includes the repeal or continuation of DADT. And unless he receives pressure from advocacy groups, he ain't gonna stick his neck out for you guys."
Celine Dion has finally realized her dream of performing with Gene Simmons and Kiss. Well, it's actually impersonator Laura Landauer and Kiss tribute band Destroyer, but she's so good is there really a difference, anyway?
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
"The confirmation of scientists’ suspicions is welcome news both to future explorers who might set up home on the lunar surface and to scientists who hope that the water, in the form of ice accumulated over billions of years, could hold a record of the solar system’s history. The satellite, known as Lcross (pronounced L-cross), slammed into a crater near the Moon’s south pole a month ago. The impact carved out a hole 60- to 100-feet wide and kicked up at least 24 gallons of water. 'We got more than just whiff,' said Peter H. Schultz, a professor of geological sciences at Brown University and a co-investigator of the mission. 'We practically tasted it with the impact.' For more than a decade, planetary scientists have seen tantalizing hints of water ice at the bottom of these cold craters where the sun never shines."
And the discovery also gives new life to a song from Celine Dion's eponymous 1993 album, AFTER THE JUMP...
Architectural "cloud" proposed in London.
America's Next Top Model's Miss J is the father of a 7-year-old boy: "A French lesbian had asked if we would be sperm donors. "So we thought, 'OK, you want me to do you?' And she was like, 'Ooooh, I'm not that talented.' So I said, 'Okay fine.' So we did a little test tube."
D.C. Council committee advances marriage equality bill: "A DC Council Committee voted 4 to 1 this afternoon to send a bill legalizing same-sex marriage to the full council for debate. Council member Phil Mendelson, chairman of the Committee on Public Safety and Judiciary, said the legislation was 'both simple and monumental.' With the committee vote, the full council will take up the bill in early December. It is expected to easily pass."
Virginia lawmaker to introduce legislation extending protections to state workers who are gay or lesbian.
Celine Dion "no longer pregnant".
Opposition party in Australia drafts bill to keep single mothers and gay couples from accessing surrogacy: "Under the laws...introduced, only married and defacto heterosexual couples who have been together for at least two years would legally be able to have a child by surrogate."
First look at The Addams Family Musical.
American researchers "rebuild" sexual organs on rabbits, believe procedure could work on men: "Male rabbits given the implants attempted to mate within one minute of being introduced to a female partner, and 83 per cent succeeded."
Goran Visnjic to star as Christopher Plummer's boyfriend in the Mike Mills film Beginners: "It’s a Gay-December romance for the ages!"
Houston mayoral candidate Annise Parker gets endorsement from opponent: “One candidate stands out with a 12-year proven track record of public service, particularly in terms of efficient, transparent government, the quality of life in our neighborhoods, and fiscal responsibility, especially important in these difficult economic times."
Ashleigh and Jakob were definitely the best part of So You Think You Can Dance last night.
Lady Gaga gossips about Gossip Girl.
Some photos by Dav.d Daniels from the Mormon testimony at the Salt Lake City LGBT ordinance hearings.
United Airlines pilot arrested for intoxication before boarding a flight full of passengers at Heathrow.
FireDogLake blogger Jane Hamsher talks about the DNC donor boycott: "If you're suppressing your base, and the other side is revving up
theirs, and midterm elections are all about turning out the base, I
sort of question what their strategy is here."
Ontario gym owner in transgender bathroom legal battle: "A fitness club owner in southwestern Ontario said Tuesday he has wasted tens of thousands of dollars fighting a legal battle with a transgender woman over which washrooms she should use, only to have the case thrown out by the Ontario Human Rights Commission."
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak dies at 78...
David Mixner scolds Bill Clinton on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" explanation: "President Clinton blaming us for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is simply wrong, insensitive and outrageous. He should step up to the plate, accept responsibility for this huge mistake and then he can lead with dignity the battle to repeal it."
GLSEN launches new 'Think B4 You Speak' campaign to battle "That's so gay" slurs.
A round-up of links on the health care debate.
Fort Worth changes bar inspection policy following Rainbow Lounge raid: "The report says [Police chief Jeff] Halstead has told the department to add specific guidelines for officers and supervisors to follow during bar checks. He said the policy will be implemented by Sept. 1. 'Under the new policy there will be three distinct differences between an actual bar check, bar inspection, and bar investigation,' he writes."
SALON: 'Fag hags' dying out.
Celine Dion pregnant.
Brian Austin Green gets a kryptonite heart.
Derek Barrett, former consultant to Australia's Labour government, jailed for two and a half years for attempted rape of man: "In evidence, Barrett's victim told prosecutor Andrew Miller that he and Barrett had been at a social evening along with a number of others. During the night bottles of Veuve Clicqueot and Bollinger had been drunk and the 25-year-old had fallen asleep fully clothed in a bed. He told the jury he woke up naked with Barrett was touching him on the chest and kissing him."
Eric McCormack, Timothy Olyphant, Dan Futterman, Zachary Quinto and Robert Gant join all-star staged reading of Celebration: The Gay Marriage Plays, in L.A.
Thank you for being a friend: NYC homeless shelter for LGBT youth to be named for Bea Arthur.
Twilight: New Moon gets a new trailer.
Glycine, building block of life, found in comet: "The latest findings add credence to the notion that extraterrestrial objects such as meteorites and comets may have seeded ancient Earth, and other planets, with the raw materials of life that formed elsewhere in the cosmos."
Bowling Green, Ohio bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sweden called on to halt deportations of gay Iraqis seeking asylum.
Swedish version of iTunes censors "gay", allows "fag".
Signature check of Washington state anti-gay Referendum 71 is half-finished: "David Ammons, secretary of state spokesman, said the latest tally shows 58,306 signatures accepted...'They need 120,577 valid Washington voter signatures to qualify,' Ammons said. 'Overall, the error rate is currently 11.03 percent, considerably lower than the 20-year average of about 18.5 percent, and still below the maximum error rate the sponsors can absorb, about 12.4 percent.'"