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News: Mary Cheney, Lutherans, DOMA, Mariah Carey, Detroit

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Federal judge rules that gay couple denied benefits should receive compensation: "U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt deemed the denial of healthcare and other benefits to the spouse of federal public defender Brad Levenson to be a violation of the Constitution's guarantee of due process and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which is prohibited by California state law."

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Mary Cheney and Heather Poe welcome new baby: "Sarah Lynne Cheney was born Wednesday morning at Sibley Hospital in Washington, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces. She is the seventh grandchild of the former vice president and his wife, Lynne."

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Mariah Carey demands 20 fluffy white kittens, 100 doves, 80 security guards and more so she can turn on the Christmas lights at a London mall.

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South African runner Caster Semenya keeps title after gender dispute.

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Robert Pattinson can play things other than vampires.

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Incoming gay Detroit City Council member Charles Pugh talks of AIDS crisis in city: “There needs to be more money targets at the crisis areas."

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David Vitter won't comment on the Louisiana justice who refused to marry an interracial couple because he isn't familiar with Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case which lifted the ban on interracial marriages.

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Demi Moore has lost a chunk of her thigh!

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WATCH: Band uses naked men as furniture in new video.

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Levi Johnston never intended to go full-frontal in Playgirl.

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Neil Patrick Harris has a signature pose.

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Probably one of the skankiest beards in Hollywood.

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Anti-gay evangelicals met with protest at Syracuse University: "Pesto, a junior from Westchester County, said he saw the Deferios’ signs earlier in the day. It made him uncomfortable, he said, so he made his own sign. 'Corduroy skirts are a sin,' it said, referring to what Michelle Deferio was wearing. 'I was just making a gay joke,' he said. But friends saw him and joined in, standing with him and making signs of their own. Other students came and, by 6:30, there were about 70 people at the scene, holding signs, cheering and challenging the Deferios."

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If you were called "Mary" for 55 years would you really want your name changed to "Terry"?

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Adam Lambert is starting to resemble a member of the Queen's Guard.

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Gay vs Gay? Queer/trans anarchist group Bash Back protests Join the Impact demonstration in Minneapolis.

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A guide to D.C. marriage equality discrimination.

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Mall Santas and doctors neckties are to be avoided if you want to escape the flu.

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Gay couples blast DOMA in new court filing: "DOMA marks a stark, and unique, departure from the respect and recognition the federal government has long afforded to State marital status determinations."

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Via Boy Culture, Susan Boyle sings Madonna's "You'll See".

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UK pit bull owner hunted after allowing his dog to attack blind woman's seeing-eye dog.

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Get hubbied.

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Lutherans upset over gay clergy split to form new denomination: "Leaders of Lutheran CORE said Wednesday that a working group would immediately begin drafting a constitution and taking other steps to form the denomination, with hopes to have it off the ground by next August. 'There are many people within the ELCA who are very unhappy with what has happened,' said the Rev. Paull Spring, chairman of Lutheran CORE and a retired ELCA bishop from State College, Pa."


News: Ken Cuccinelli, Detroit, Rumer Willis, Malaysia, Britney Spears

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Gay Detroit City Council candidate Charles Pugh under scrutiny after Detroit Free Press pulls endorsement because of foreclosure on condominium.

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Kathie Lee Gifford as a gay droid for Halloween.

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Watch: Britney Spears' new video for "3".

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Homophobic bigot Randy Thomasson is urging his followers to call schools and school boards and force them to erase Harvey Milk Day from their curricula.

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NYT looks at Annise Parker's race to be the mayor of Houston, Texas: “I always told voters the truth. There is an element of, ‘Well, if she will tell us the truth about her sexual orientation she will tell us the truth about anything.’”

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LOL: ChristWire on how the Golden Girls turned an entire generation of American boys gay.

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WATCH: Brand new trailer for James Cameron's Avatar, starring Sam Worthington.

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ICANN votes to liberalize country web domains: "This means that in a few months, folks will finally be able to type URLs in languages using non-Latin alphabets. For instance, in China, websites will be able soon be in Chinese; in the Middle East they might be in Arabic or Hebrew; in Greece in Greek letters, Russia in Russian letters."

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Pete Wentz got a tattoo of Cobra Starship's Gabe Saporta on his leg.

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Autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire draws 18-foot mural of New York City from memory after 20 minute helicopter ride.

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Body 2 Body: Malaysian queer anthology is first of its kind.

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Rumer Willis to play a lesbian on 90210: "This isn't a fling. We're coming at this [relationship] from a genuine place and not going, 'Let's do a titillating story that will grab some promotion.' This is a real aspect of teenager life that's interesting...And there's been a real void in the 90210 universe in terms of gay and bisexual characters."

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Indiewire looks at this year's gay Oscar hopes: "This year could also find as many as three best pictures helmed by gay men. In addition to 'A Single Man,' there’s Rob Marshall’s 'Nine,' and Lee Daniels’ 'Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,' the latter of which also features a major gay character.  What I think is really interesting here - and what speaks volumes to social systems in behind-the-scenes Hollywood - is Lee Daniels’s prospective nomination.  If he gets nominated for best director, it would be much more monumental because he is African-American than it would be because he is openly gay."

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Twilight's hunk wolf Alex Meraz takes it off.

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First look: Cheyenne Jackson on 30 Rock.

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The Real World: Starship Enterprise.

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Birmingham school board enacts LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying policy.

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli: "My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. ... They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society."

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Ever want to hear from a Tired Old Queen who loves movies? Here's your chance.

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True Life: MTV looking for athete coming out stories.

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Esera Tuaolo on Larry Johnson's "faggot" slur: "What is also crippling to an athlete is hearing slurs like that thrown around like it's just the thing to do. When you use (gay slurs) and you use it in a negative term, it's the same as calling a woman a (expletive). Or the same as calling an African-American the (expletive). It's demeaning to another human being. And it's not right."


Gay Candidate Pugh Top Vote Getter in Detroit City Council Primary

Openly gay candidate and former news broadcaster Charles Pugh received the most votes of any candidate in the Detroit City Council primary, from a field of more than 160 candidates, according to the Victory Fund.

The Detroit News reports:

Pugh "Pugh was one of 18 candidates to advance to the Nov. 3 primary for the nine-member council. His early success, some say, could thrust the city into the national spotlight in a very different way than a parade of scandals had over the last four years. 'This city has had the worst PR of any city in the world and now this will be very good news,' said Ferndale Mayor Craig Covey, who is also gay. 'Detroit is going to be seen as a place that can be tolerant and progressive.' In his campaign literature, during candidate rallies and in debates, there was no reference to Pugh's sexual orientation. Yet on radio shows or television segments, he has talked candidly about his romantic relationships."

Pugh won with 8.9 percent of the vote. A short video that shows some of the charisma that is propelling Pugh's political career, AFTER THE JUMP...

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