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road.jpg Like vultures, Westboro Baptist Church shows up at funeral for Montana Senator Max Baucus' nephew, slain in Iraq.

Jesse_1road.jpg The pre-Reichen days: Lance Bass' closet companion Jesse.

road.jpg Man who killed his classmate in 1985 for revealing he is gay is released from prison after serving 20 years: "Rosenkrantz of Calabasas was 18 when he was sentenced to a 17-year-to-life term for second-degree murder in the June 28, 1985, shooting death of his boyhood friend Steven Redman. The 17-year-old boy was shot 10 times after revealing Rosenkrantz was gay following their graduation from Calabasas High School."

road.jpg Fighting the dog that moos: Focus on the Family just spent half a million dollars on new group to battle two anti-gay ballot measures in Colorado.

road.jpg Paramount Pictures demands Tom Cruise take pay cut before greenlighting any more films: "Cruise fans fears that, unless the hardworking actor learns some humility, an illustrious career which has matured from the cocky boy of Risky Business and Top Gun to more naunced performances in The Last Samurai and Collateral may burn out. 'Right now,' said an insider close to the negotiations, 'he is simply too expensive to employ.'

road.jpg Hacker proves crackability, clonability of RFID (radio frequency identification technology) tags planned for use in new passports: I spend most of my time making the RFID industry's life miserable," the doctorate student told AFP. "I am not anti-RFID. It has the potential to make people's lives easier, but it needs to be used responsibly. The industry and government needs to not be scared of us," Rieback said. "They need to talk with us and to work with us. Hopefully, together we can come up with some kind of reasonable compromise."

Jake_boneroad.jpg Jake Gyllenhaal gives a dog a bone.

road.jpg Smoking rate higher in gay community: stress, targeted ads, club and bar scene cited. Researcher: "If you said you smoke because of job stress, well, for an LGBT person, stresses can include 'Do I come out at the office?' and 'Am I going to get fired if they find out I'm gay?' There's sort of an added layer for LGBT people."

road.jpg Tony Bennett on receiving a surprise kiss from Elton John at a recent benefit concert: "I told the audience it was the first time I'd been kissed by a man. I liked it!"

road.jpg UK gay rights group Stonewall announces first annual awards to honor positive contributions to gay community from individuals and organizations. Awards will be handed out in London on November 2nd.


News: Justin, Johnny Marr, Gay Games, Billie Jean King

road.jpg The National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens is to be renamed The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center: "'I still can't believe it,' the 62-year-old gay tennis star said with tears in her eyes during a press conference at the stadium yesterday. 'So rarely are women thought of in this way.'"

road.jpg Chicago's 2006 Gay Games drew more than 140,000 attendees, 40% more than organizers predicted: "More than 11,000 athletes from 70 countries participated in the 30 sporting events, with figure skating, diving and dancesport drawing the largest number of ticket buyers."

Marrroad.jpg Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has joined Modest Mouse: "Marr’s membership is so unequivocal, he will tour with MM in support of their next record, tentatively titled We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank and tentatively due this fall. 'He made a cautious commitment to write and record with us, and then the tighter we got, he was like, 'okay, let’s tour too,'' Brock said. 'Then he was pretty much a member of the band - not pretty much. He’s a full blown member of the band.'"

Timberlakeroad.jpg Fast forward to fall. Justin Timberlake sheaths his sexy back in layers of clothing in the 100-degree NYC heat. Why???

road.jpg Guy Adams, an organizer for (big surprise!) wingnut Alan Keyes' group Renew America has made a hateful and inflammatory claim on a conservative internet radio show: "The newest thing in Chicago, it's becoming a trend, and you're gonna find this hard to believe...sex with infants...It's not enough that they have...you know when you engage in perversion, and homosexuality is perversion, we don't hate the gays mind you, we don't hate them, we hate what they're doing...pretty soon that perversion is like addiction, it's not enough, so you need to graduate to something else. You need to move on. So now they're having sex with animals, a small group that's getting bigger, sex with infants, sex in the street in Chicago out in the open, it's just getting more and more perverted." Of course Guy Adams had no evidence to back up his statements.

road.jpg The Star Jones/Al Reynolds divorce rumor mill continues to grind.

road.jpg Jack Jackson, gay activist and Houston philanthropist, has died at 81.


News: Hillary Rips Rumsfeld, Gayken, Freak Nature...

road.jpg After Hillary Clinton rips Donald Rumsfeld over the state of affairs in Iraq, Rummy says he has "never painted a rosy picture" and says "you would have a dickens of a time trying to find instances where I have been overly optimistic." Unfortunately, that's not so true. Later, she called for his resignation.

Snow_1road.jpg Freak nature: Snow falls in Johannesburg, South Africa for the first time in 25 years.

road.jpg Strange bedfellows. Royalties from the cheesy 1985 dance anthem "So Macho" are funding Christian fundamentalist agenda: "Apparently, the song generates about £10,000 a month, through radio play and compilations. No, that’s not a typo- £10,000 a month. Hargreaves is now ploughing the proceeds from his ‘80s hit into his radical party, Operation Christian Voice and hopes to becomes a Scottish MEP. The ex-songwriter and promoter admits to a colourful life in the music industry but has since seen the ‘error’ of his ways; 'I was a hedonistic sinner. I was Jack the lad. But there came a point when I looked at myself. I was calling myself a Christian but not living the Christian life. I read a Bible from cover to cover and I changed my life.'"

Constructionworkers_1road.jpg Heat blasts New York City. Cool Hunting offers up seven frozen treats to beat the heat.

road.jpg Clay Aiken to hit the airwaves with an album of love songs...

road.jpg Even though he has resigned from Congress and withdrew himself from consideration for re-election, a court agreed today for the second time that the corrupt House majority leader must appear on the ballot.

road.jpg Now you know. The 25-sexiest guys in Brazil...

road.jpg Owners of a Manchester, England gay bar are offering a $10,000 reward for information on gay bashers who fatally wounded Texas resident Martin Salinas, who died last week after over three years of suffering. Bar owner: "artin was on his way to have a night out at Essential and I feel its only right that I do everything I can to find the people responsible for this savage attack."

road.jpg Senator Ted Stevens, of the Internet is a series of Tubes speech, is trying to force a vote on Net Neutrality before the Senate session ends, but it looks unlikely to happen as certain Senators in upcoming elections are resisting going on the record about a controversial measure before the elections.


News: Queer Eye to Wed, Prince Harry, Donna Summer...

Perryroad.jpg Commenting on the White County High School gay-straight alliance battle, GOP candidate for Georgia Attorney General compares gay-straight alliances to pedophile or gambling clubs: "I think the problem here, and I think where the court substantially erred, is that the intent of the Act was never to allow organizations that advocate illegal activity [to have campus access]. And in Georgia, sex between minors is illegal; statutory rape laws apply. Homosexual activist clubs in schools are detrimental to students and to the moral well-being of society."

Harry_bellyroad.jpg Prince Harry back in the saddle...

road.jpg Queer Eye grooming guru Kyan Douglas plans May 'wedding' to his partner of two years, Greg Durham.

road.jpg A court in Riga today will hear cases against six anti-gay protestors who disrupted gay rights events over the weekend of July 22 by throwing eggs, excrement, and rotten fruit, and trailing participants in vehicles while verbally assaulting them.

road.jpg Bob Hoven, founder and publisher of Palm Springs gay publication MegaScene, has died of natural causes at his home. He was 75.

road.jpg Donna Summer gets new record deal, to release album in Spring 2007.

road.jpg Blogger/activist Josh Wolf thrown in jail for refusing to hand over videotape to the FBI: "Wolf doesn't want to give up the complete, unedited version of the tape. He believes the federal government is indiscriminately monitoring antiwar groups under suspicion of terrorism, and as a journalist he shouldn't be forced to surrender unused footage in support of that investigation. He won't say, though, what's on the 15 or more minutes of the confidential portion of video."


News: Gay Twins, Cuba, Richard Hatch, Senate Elevators

road.jpg Overcrowded Senate elevators have Rick Santorum steaming...

Nemesisheadshot_1road.jpg LOGO announces series on gay twins Jacob & Joshua and their band Nemesis. The show will follow the camera-friendly duo as they come out to their Jehovah's Witness family and attempt to make it big in the music industry.

road.jpg Valerie Cherish arrives on DVD...

road.jpg Richard Hatch sent to "male Camp Cupcake" in West Virginia to serve remainder of his tax fraud sentence: "Morgantown is described as comparable to a minimum-security federal prison camp. There are no security fences or guard towers and inmates are mostly free to go where they choose within the prison. Inmates live in dormitory style housing."

road.jpg Apple set to announce "dizzying amount" of products at conference next week.

Marielaroad.jpg At Montreal's Outgames, Mariela Castro, niece of Fidel spoke about Cuba's gays to the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights: "There is no official repression of lesbians and gays in Cuba. What remains are social and cultural reactions that must be transformed, the same as in many other countries." Her understanding of the spirit of the games, however, seemed to be eclipsed by a nationalist sentiment. When asked about gay athletes in Cuba (none registered for the games) she said: As a matter of fact, there are many homosexual athletes in Cuba. Unfortunately, they are not good athletes. The government could not afford to send a team here and risk that they would come home without any medals."


News: Scary Clouds, Night Listener, Black Gay Pride

road.jpg Pentagon may have criminally misled 9/11 commission regarding its activities on that day: "Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission, hoping to hide the bungled response to the hijackings, these sources said."

Nacreousroad.jpg Harbingers of atmospheric destruction? Nacreous clouds appear over Antarctica...

road.jpg The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee exposes the GOP: The Fudge Report. Mike Rogers exposes a member of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

road.jpg Night Listener director Stettner on new Armistead Maupin film adaptation, which stars Robin Williams and opens Friday: "The producers are gay. The writer is gay. It was not an issue at all. The gayness of the film's characters is matter-of-fact. It is an advancement for gays, and Armistead is very proud of that. Here is a film that is being widely released, and it's not about his gayness; it's about the quality of the relationship."

Clericroad.jpg Cathedral full of 300 break into applause as Bishop announces that gay cleric and avowed celibate the Rt Rev Jeffrey John marries his partner of 30 years in England: Bishop: "There are some who will consider it inappropriate for a priest to enter into a civil partnership. However, Jeffrey John has confirmed to me that the nature of his relationship remains in accord with the declarations he made in 2004 upon his appointment as Dean of St Albans, and therefore complies with the discipline of the Church of England as set out in the Bishops' Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships 2005.

road.jpg Are U.S. Park Service officials trying to stop a Black Gay Pride event in New York?

road.jpg Madonna is first star to be honored with cement hand imprint outside Wembley Arena.


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