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04/19/2007


Donald Rumsfeld Concerned Gay Marriage Will Lead to Polygamy: VIDEO

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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who supported 'DADT' and repeal and considers him a civil rights advocate, tells Larry King that he's concerned same-sex marriage might lead to polygamy.

“You know, I'm, I guess, of a generation that I don't ... I listened to some of the Supreme Court justices and one of them said, 'Well what's next after that? Is it two people, three people?'”

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Listen: Donald Rumsfeld Refuses to Say He's Not a Lizard Person

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Radio hosts Opie and Anthony conduct the most ridiculous Donald Rumsfeld interview ever, during which Louis C.K. continuously presses the former Defense Sec'y on whether or not he's a flesh-eating lizard person.

Says Rumsfeld, finally, after repeated attempts to get him to verbalize it: "I did not just arrive in town falling off a turnip truck."

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #420

OBAMA: His first interview as president, with Al-Arabiya TV.

ROD BLAGOJEVICH: His PR blitz began on The View yesterday.

TORTURE: UN says U.S. required to bring Rumsfeld and Bush before a court for war crimes.

MATT ALBER: Alber, gay and a former member of the vocal ensemble Chanticleer, recorded his first album Hide Nothing on a Mac in his bedroom, and shot this video at the barber shop where he gets his hair cut with his brother and father as part of the crew. Joe has a giveaway.


Rumsfeld Hints He Differs from Bush on Gays, But Won't Talk

RumsfeldGQ features a lengthy interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the latest issue, which eventually gets around to the subject of gay people:

GQ: DHR still lives by a code that no doubt served him well—to a point. You don't self-aggrandize, you don't kiss and tell, you don't open a vein and act like you're on Oprah. An example: I tell him I'd really love to know where he stands on social issues. He has lived a life fuller than most, and his intellectual wattage is undeniable. Surely he has thought about some of this stuff. He snorts. No, really. How does Donald Rumsfeld feel about gay marriage, abortion, etc.?

RUMMY: "Um, I'm not gonna get into it."

GQ: But why?

RUMMY: "The administration has positions on these things, and if you're part of the administration, you're supportive of the administration."

GQ: Yeah, but you're not anymore.

RUMMY: "I know. But it's just not the way I am."

A lackey till the end, no matter who it hurts?

OFF THE RECORD WITH DON RUMSFELD [gq]

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News: Prince Harry, Seattle, Calvin Klein, GLAAD, Sean Penn

road.jpg Lesbian asks court to ban gay adoptions: "Sara Wheeler's life has become a contradiction. Once a proud lesbian, she's now a pariah in the gay community. Once in a committed relationship with a female partner, she's rethinking her sexuality. And now she's doing something she once would have considered unthinkable -- arguing that gays don't have the legal right to adopt children."

Gievesroad.jpg London Gieves & Hawkes ad campaign: father and son, or gay silver fox and his younger conquest?

road.jpg Donald Rumsfeld reportedly asked to guest edit L.A. Times opinion page.

road.jpg Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental drug overdose, says Seminole County police chief.

road.jpg ABC scores high on grade of five major broadcast networks and their gay representation over the years. Meanwhile, gay media watchdog GLAAD continues to face increased scrutiny after a letter from here! networks senior VP Stephen F. Macias was leaked, questioning GLAAD's continued exclusion of gay media outlets from its awards.

road.jpg Rupert Everett to don drag for Belles of St. Trinian's sequel: "Rupert is to take on the dual roles of the school's beleaguered headmistress Millicent Fritton and her brother Clarence - made famous by comic genius Alistair Sim - while Pride And Prejudice star Colin [Firth] will play an MP who plans to turn the school into a respectable institution."

road.jpg Jesse Metcalfe is undeniably in love.

road.jpg Seattle mayor Greg Nickels under fire for support of gay marriage.

road.jpg SURVEY: 72% of heterosexual adults say their opinion of a favorite male athlete wouldn't change if the athlete revealed that he was gay.

Harryboozeroad.jpg Prince Harry attacks paparazzi in booze rage.

road.jpg New York's Royalton hotel issued fraudulent fries to Calvin Klein: "Geoffrey Zakarian , the chef behind the Town and Country restaurants, confessed to Bill Boggs at the Yale Club celebrity chef dinner series that while he was cooking at '44' in the Royalton years ago, his regular customer Calvin Klein always wanted French fries with lunch. The kitchen wasn't equipped to make fries, however - so each day, Zakarian sent out to McDonald's for a couple of large orders of fries, which he'd doctor up with more salt and reheat and serve to Klein - who never knew. Until now."

road.jpg LIFE's over. Time Inc. to stop printing it.

road.jpg Sean Penn leads Oakland charge against Bush, war: "You and your smarmy pundits -- and the smarmy pundits you have in your pocket -- can take your war and shove it. Let's unite not only in stopping this war, but in holding this administration accountable. Let's make this crystal clear: We do support our troops, but not the exploitation of them and their families. The money that's spent on this war would be better spent on building levees in New Orleans and health care in Africa and care for our veterans. Iraq is not our toilet. It's a country of human beings whose lives that were once oppressed by Saddam are now in Dante's Inferno."

road.jpg Senate Republicans blocking free Al Gore Global Warming concert from Capitol grounds.

road.jpg Spandex-suited Will Ferrell shows off his "moose knuckles".


First Marine Wounded in Iraq Comes Out of the Closet
Calls for Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, who was the first Marine seriously wounded in the war with Iraq, will come out of the closet today, standing by Rep. Marty Meehan, D-Mass and a bipartisan congressional group at 2pm as they introduce legislation calling for the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

AlvaAlva lost his leg serving for the United States, ABC News has his story:

"Alva...was a decorated staff sergeant who had served in Somalia and Japan. As troops began to push into Iraq, on March 21, 2003, Alva was leading 11 Marines among 75 or so sailors and Marines in a 50- to 55-vehicle convoy on its way from the desert in Kuwait to Basra, Iraq. It was a logistical convoy moving through the desert at night, lights out, night-vision goggles on. The sand was so kicked up it was nearly impossible for Alva to even keep track of the vehicle in front of him. At one of three stops along the way, Alva, who hadn't eaten for a full day, was heating up an MRE when he went to get something out of his Humvee. 'I took maybe a step or two,' Alva said, 'and that is when the explosion went off.' It was a land mine."

Alva was visited at Bethesda Naval Hospital by President George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Rumsfeld, and Michael Jordan.

None of them knew he was gay.

Although he kept it a secret from his commanding officers over the years, Alva says plenty of soldiers knew he was gay and it was never a problem:

"I told tons of people. A lot of my friends, my buddies, my closest Marines, people I had served in combat with. Straight guys, married, with children and everything, three of them which I have become their sons' godfather now. Everybody was just respectful and was just like ordinary. 'That's it? That's your big news?' Being on the front lines and serving with the people who even actually knew that I was gay, you know, that was never a factor. We were there to do a job. We were [there] to do a mission. I don't think people would have a hard time with it because they know that the person right next to them is going to be there to protect them, in our terms, 'have their back.'"

It's long past time for this policy to go. Thank you, Eric Alva, for coming out.

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Revisited [abc news]
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