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04/19/2007


News: Venus, Tom Ford, Copenhagen, Fernando Verdasco, Greek

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Equal Love: Australian cities to see protests tomorrow pushing for marriage equality.

Venus

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Bright spot appears on Venus.

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How many men did the Bachelorette sleep with? Anderson Cooper wants to know.

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Tom Ford's directorial debut, the Christopher Isherwood adaptation A Single Man, is among the headliners at the Venice Film Festival.

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UK Quakers to allow same-sex marriage: "The society has already held religious blessings for same-sex couples who have had a civil partnership ceremony. But agreeing to perform gay marriages, which are currently not allowed under civil law, could bring the Quakers into conflict with the government."

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AP: Marriage secondary to basic rights for gay activists on local level.

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Joe Dimaggio full-frontal at San Francisco art exhibit.

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Copenhagen church welcomes gays and lesbians during World Outgames: "One of the city’s most prominent churches opened its doors to homosexuals on Thursday, offering to bless gay and lesbian couples from countries whose own churches typically chastise them...It also hosted masses and outdoor concerts throughout the day for homosexuals and anyone else who was interested in participating."

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Progress in Fort Worth, Texas: City to consider trans protections, domestic partner benefits.

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Wayne Besen: The anti-gay violence to come. "As the wider culture becomes more accepting, homophobes are growing increasingly frustrated, which has led to bolder and more confrontational actions. Are anti-gay leaders egging on unstable followers to attack gay people or provoking gays to defend themselves so they can manufacture martyrdom and justify retaliation?"

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Charles Baker, Republican challenger to Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, won't be touching the state's marriage equality laws if he wins: “My brother’s gay, and he’s married, and he lives in Massachusetts, so I’m for it. Is that straight enough?’’

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EW ranks 20 greatest vampires.

Verdasco

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Hola: Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco enjoys being a pin-up.

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Behind the scenes of the Saved by the Bell reunion!

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ABC Family not afraid of the gay in Greek.

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Four women arrested for assault on 'traditional marriage' activists: "The men told the police that women driving in a Honda Civic stopped near the median where the men carried a sign and banner, then hurled a bottle at the men once the light turned green. The car pulled away. 'We'll be back!' the men said one of the car's occupants yelled."

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HRC launches "No Excuses" website in "grassroots" push for equality.

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D.C. attorney arrested after saying "I hate the police" in front of cop, who then called him a "faggot".

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For Ryan Gosling fans only.

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Maryland's first Muslim lawmaker Saqib Ali pens op-ed in support of marriage equality: "Homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Islam. As such I have evinced much grief from my most conservative supporters. But I recognize that I represent people of all faiths and no faith at all. If I tried to enforce religion by law — as in a theocracy — I would be doing a disservice to my both constituents and to my religion."


News: Home Depot, Michael Jackson, Guam, X-Men Kiss

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Man jailed for explosives hate crime at Copenhagen World Outgames.

Rollingstone

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Rolling Stone covers the final days of Michael Jackson.

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Joe Jackson says Omer Bhatti is MJ's son. Katherine Jackson gets custody of Paris and Prince.

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Fort Worth, Texas diversity task force holds meeting one month after raid.

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Transgender student in Guam turned away from Prom. School officials refuse to apologize or draft transgender policy: "Back in May, the George Washington High School senior told KUAM News he was turned away from the prom because he was wearing a dress. At the time, he said he felt discriminated against by school officials.  'I said, 'Where does it state in this rule in this paper that there's no cross-dressing, no individualism and no opposite genders?  It doesn't say anything.'  So I have a case right here. And that's wrong,' he stated."

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Everyone's gay in Amsterdam: City launches micro travel site.

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Boston cop calls Henry Louis Gates "jungle monkey" in email to journalist.

Marvel

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X-Men: Marvel Comics' first gay kiss.

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L.A. sperm bank offers celebrity look-alike donors: "'The number one client question we get is: `Who does this donor look like?'' said Scott Brown of California Cryobank. 'We decided this would be a great way to give thorough and consistent answers. Clients love it. Look-a-Likes has only been available for a week and our Web site traffic is up 50 percent.'" 

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Chicago Mayor Daley open to set-asides for gay-owned businesses: "I think it's good. It helps businesses grow in the city, and that's what you want."

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Photographer Annie Leibowitz's financial problems get worse.

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New York City Councilman Bill de Blasio wants health department to create division for LGBT youth: "The division would address suicide, depression, violence and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases among gay, lesbian and transgender people up to age 24."

Bennett

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Actor Jonathan Bennett provides some eye candy in L.A.

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Wingnuts: Home Depot making kids gay by hosting crafts workshops for them.

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Head of Portland Mayor Sam Adams recall effort speaks to City Council.

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Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg duke it out.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention receives $45,000 grant from the Johnson Family Foundation "to develop a project aimed at reducing suicidal behavior and suicide risk in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations. The goal of the new Knowledge to Practice Initiative -- which will coincide with AFSP’s ongoing LGBT efforts -- is to lay the foundation for a national LGBT suicide prevention effort by establishing partnerships with leading national and state organizations."


Explosive Devices Target Gays at Copenhagen World Outgames

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There has been more violence following the opening night homophobic attack on three men at the World Outgames in Copenhagen. Three explosive devices have been detonated at various events, the Advocate reports: "Before the men’s 4x200 track relay in the afternoon, two bombs were thrown onto the track exploding instantly, according to a witness in an e-mail obtained by The Advocate. An Outgames athlete was taken to hospital with injuries to his right hand from flying shrapnels, He was later released from the hospital, and is expected to recover. Participants from the field were unharmed but a little shaken up. Less than an hour later, a second bomb was thrown in another stadium. Luckily, no one was injured, but track events were delayed for 90 minutes.

The Copenhagen Post reports: Koga "Copenhagen police have charged a 31-year-old man with committing a hate crime after he threw powerful explosives at participants in the city’s World Outgames event, public broadcaster DR has indicated in a report. A 31-year-old city man was arrested yesterday at St. Jakobs Church in Østerbro, where he allegedly threw the explosives at the games’ track and field participantsat Østerbro Stadium. He managed to throw two bombs before police arrived on the scene and took him into custody. It would be the second hate crime charge in less than a week in connection with the World Outgames in Copenhagen.

Outsports, which has a thorough description of events that took place at the track, talked to Dean Koga, a runner from the Seattle Frontrunners, who was injured during the attack. Said Koga (pictured): "The [bomb] container hit the ground and everyone yelled to run. That's when I felt the impact" from the shrapnel that ricocheted off the ground and into the top part of his right hand. I felt a sting and there was blood flowing down from the [relay] baton I was holding.

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A video from the Opening Ceremonies, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Hate Crime in Copenhagen: Three Men Attacked at World Outgames

CopenhagenThree foreign men were the target of a homophobic attack on Friday night at the opening of the World Outgames in Copenhagen:

 "Two men, aged 28 and 33, were taken into custody after witnesses say they heard them yell ‘homo pig’ at the three, and attacked them as they returned from the opening ceremony of the World Outgames on Town Hall Square. The three, who come from England, Sweden and Norway and are attending the nine-day event, were treated at hospital for injuries but have since been released. The two suspects will be remanded in custody for the remainder of the nine day World Outgames event. Henrik Vedel of the Copenhagen Police said the two attackers, who both have criminal records, are believed to have been under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time. The suspects said they could remember nothing about the incident...Uffe Elbæk, director of the Copenhagen World Outgames, praised the police for an ‘exemplary’ response. He called the attack an isolated incident, but said it was ‘an example of what homosexuals around the world risk if they are exposed, and it shows why an event such as World Outgames is necessary’."


News: Whitney Houston, American Apparel, Hugh Dancy, Serbia

RoadGays in Serbia plan September Pride parade for Belgrade: "The committee said the parade will be organized in cooperation with Belgrade police, Serbia's B92 Online reported. The organizers said they will try to avoid incidents like those in 2001 in Belgrade when participants were injured by members of Serbian nationalist extremist groups."

Legalizagay RoadAmerican Apparel store receives threats over "Legalize Gay" T-shirts in display window.

RoadAnother screen legend has died.

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RoadGiovanni's Room, oldest gay bookstore in America, in trouble...

RoadGays in Czech Republic saddened by departure of openly gay Canadian ambassador: "'He is one of the few diplomats who are open about the fact that he is gay. He and his partner were together at all official events,' said Ales Rumpel, head of the Mezipatra (Mezzanine) gay and lesbian film festival that is annually held in the Czech Republic."

RoadJust Tax: Young Republican uses Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" to trash Democratic tax policies.

RoadWATCH: Teaser trailer for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.


Whitney RoadA track-by-track review and report on the listening party for the new Whitney Houston album, I Look to You.

RoadMan arrested in Germany for underwear theft: "Usually, it's knickers that are stolen - but police found more than 1,000 pairs of used men's underpants in Michael Wolker's flat. The underwear had been taken from the changing rooms of sports clubs and swimming pools in Gelnhausen, Germany over 18 months. Wolker also had more than 100 pairs of swimming trunks, in addition to the underpants. Officers raided the 56-year-old's flat after he was stopped leaving one club with three more pairs in a bag."

RoadMeet Japan's biggest Harry Potter fan.

RoadRuben Diaz, Jr. on his father's homophobia.

RoadWorld Outgames to begin in Copenhagen this weekend: "Nearly 100 nations will be represented, and up to 200,000 participants, tourists and Copenhageners are expected to take part in World Outgames 2009 from July 25 - August 2. Apart from focusing on human rights for nine days, a large number of theme festivals and an extensive cultural and sports program will make Copenhagen the place to be."

RoadDo hot dogs cause Alzheimer's?

Dancy RoadHugh Dancy on Oscar Wilde: "I think Wilde did something remarkable, at least by the standards of his society: He painted his vision of life, not only by being gay, but also through his shockingly new ideas about how we should look at art."

RoadBurning spear question: Did modern humans kill of Neanderthals?

RoadSocialized medicine: John Aravosis of Americablog details what happened this week when he was forced to have emergency eye surgery in France.

RoadNew report says murder rate against trans people on the rise.

RoadProps from Lost to go up for auction: "With the final season of 'Lost' coming next year, ABC is auctioning off these and other iconic props, set pieces, costumes and collectors’ artifacts from the show to the highest bidder. There will be a special sneak preview of the items at the San Diego Comic-Con convention, which gets underway Thursday. Mr. Eko's club and Kate's obsessively chased toy plane are also up for grabs."


Danish Group Opens Gay Ghetto for the Afterlife

The Danish organization Rainbow has reserved spots for 36 urns in the Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen specifically for gays who want their resting place to be with other gay people:

Assistens"Ivan Larsen said he and his partner, Ove Carlsen, felt they wanted to be close also after death, and co-founded Rainbow a year ago that offers its members a funeral urn site for 2,500 Danish kroner ($A567.69). 'We have our own places where we can meet and have fun, gay bars and such. That is why we wanted our own graveyard,' Larsen, a priest, told public broadcaster DR. Carlsen said some eight urn sites were already reserved. The graveyard is marked with a big stone and the rainbow flag that often symbolises gay and lesbian community pride. Denmark pioneered same-sex unions in 1989."

Gay graveyard opened in Copenhagen [smh]


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