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News: Mr. Gay USA, Art, James Blunt, The Vatican

 road Europe's oldest gay gay and lesbian film festival, which has been around for 25 years, will run from November 27 - December 5.

Eddie road Mr. Columbia, SC crowned Mr. Gay USA.

 road Members of the Campaign Against Homophobia beaten after his arrest by Polish police.

 road Ryan Gosling is a mama's boy.

 road Members of the Westboro Baptist Church failed to show up for a previously announced protest of a production of The Laramie Project in Santa Ana, CA. That might have had something to do with the tires on their bus being slashed.

 road James Blunt thinks he saved us all from World War 3.

 road Hate on campus at community college in Oregon: "a poster at an Albany community college that contained hateful words about gays and lesbians was fraudulently attributed to the college's diversity center in an apparent protest of the center's sponsorship of a gay-rights film."

 road What makes Rev. Gene Robinson an effective leader is the way that he has dealt with his struggles in life.

 road Gay Top Chef contestant Dale Levitski talks about life after the show.

 road First openly gay fraternity comes to Indiana University.

 road Smithsonian art exhibition titled "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture," is the "first major museum exhibition to focus on sexual difference in the making of modern American portraiture."

 road Openly gay Briton detained in Syria, where he runs a shop with a shrine dedicated to Oscar Wilde.

 road Robert Pattinson goes for a dip in his skivvies.

 road The woman whose voice you hear on the subway train has never actually ridden the subway since she started that job.

 road The Vatican has banned an Irish Catholic priest from writing after he called homosexuality “simply a facet of the human condition."

Frat Boys Offer Fred Phelps an Animal House Protest for Tolerance


When Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church arrived at the University of Chicago earlier this week, counterprotestors lined the opposite side of the street from the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity house, where the frat boys were planning a "coming out" protest all their own.

And come out they did.

I'll take red shorts and a white bathrobe over intolerance any day.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...


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USC Student Claims Homophobic Religious Intimidation by Frat

A student at the University of Southern California has requested an Interfraternity Council investigation coordinated by the IFC Judicial branch over incidents in which he says he was questioned about his homosexuality and relationship with God by members of the Alpha Gamma Omega fraternity during Spring Rush 2009. The student, Isaac Ahn, describes the incidents as follows:

"AGO Brother #1 and I were talking about how the bid process works. He asked me about my relationship with God. I told him I learn things every day, among other things. He further questioned me by asking what I learned. He said something about my involvement in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Assembly and how that wouldn’t work well with being in AGO. I told him I never was in GLBTA. He asked me if I was gay. I said yes. He asked me how that factored into my relationship with God. I explained how it used to be a struggle and how it isn’t anymore. He said that people base their relationship with God on their relationship with other people.

"AGO Brother #2 came into the conversation and took me to his room. He closed the door and proceeded to tell me how he struggled with his sexuality since he was a child. He asked me about my relationship with God. I told him what I told AGO Brother #1. He told me that he entered the fraternity a “broken man” and how the fraternity has helped him to improve. He also said that the fraternity is not affirming of homosexuality, because they are Christians and follow the scripture. He also said that since tomorrow is bid night, they want to know how my relationship with God is. He asked me what my thoughts were. I said that I wanted to leave. He wanted to show me out the back door so no one could see me leave but I said no. I grabbed my umbrella from under the couch in the common room where people were “worshipping” and left."

Ahn has also demanded an apology from the fraternity brothers involved, acknowledgement of the incident, and action from the frat to prevent the situation from happening again.

News: Tsunami, Blades of Glory, Pat Tillman, Ferrets vs. Gays

road.jpg Earthquakes, powerful tsunami strike Solomon Islands. Death toll at 20...

Tillmanroad.jpg Friendly fire: Memo from Gen. Stanley McChrystal reveals that "the Pentagon was more concerned with sparing officials from embarrassment than with leveling with [Pat] Tillman's family." General: "I felt that it was essential that you received this information as soon as we detected it in order to preclude any unknowing statements by our country's leaders which might cause public embarrassment if the circumstances of Cpl. Tillman's death become public."

road.jpg Amy Poehler on husband Will Arnett's gay following: "Believe me, the highest compliment as a woman is to have your husband wolf-whistled at in the West Village. Oh, he’s adorable! I really scored. I don’t know what-the-f I did right, but I did something right in my past life to get a handsome, funny hunk of meat and put a ring on that."

road.jpg New poll shows more people support allowing gay marriage in California than the legalization of ferrets as pets.

road.jpg Head of Italian bishops, Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, causes furor over gay rights warning: "Why say 'no' to forms of legally recognised co-habitation which create alternatives to the family? Why say 'no' to incest? Why say 'no' to the pedophile party in Holland?"

road.jpg ABC pays a visit to Delta Lambda Phi, NYU's newly recognized gay frat: "The NYU chapter, with 11 members, forbids hazing and incorporates an 'education' rather than a 'pledging' process that requires new recruits to know the fraternity's mission, memorize the Greek alphabet and learn Robert's Rules of Parliamentary Procedure. By offering fraternity brotherhood to gay men, it "breaks boundaries," according to chapter president Matt Maggiacomo. The fraternity's mascot is the centaur, adapted from Greek mythology as the essence of masculinity — the Lambdas' version depicts a younger, clean-shaven man-horse with short hair. The fraternity motto is 'Lambda men are making their presence known,' and the Toast Song is 'Once There Was a Mighty Man.'"

Minogueroad.jpg Kylie Minogue and her main gay hit the town in London.

road.jpg Debate on "Secret Mark" Gospel resumes: "Clement, in this letter, acknowledged the existence of a longer Gospel by Mark known only to initiates. Clement quoted a section involving Jesus’ raising of a young man from his tomb and a nighttime encounter in which Jesus taught the lightly clad youth 'the mystery of the kingdom.'"

road.jpg Lesbian from Uganda seeks asylum in U.S., claiming she was persecuted for her sexual orientation: "In 2001, Nabulwala says, she was called to another family meeting after relatives learned she was still involved in a lesbian relationship. 'During this meeting, my dad said so many unpleasant and hurtful words to me," she says. "He was so angry that he reached out to grab my neck to strangle me. He stated he was going to kill me because I was an embarrassment to him, our family, as well as the entire clan.' She says two aunts dragged her out of the meeting into her room, where a young man was waiting. 'I was forced to have sex with a total stranger, which was very nasty, while my aunts watched in laughter,' she says. 'Afterwards, they all left me lying there in a lot of pain.'"

road.jpg Nancy Pelosi criticized by White House for visit to Syria while another group of Republicans visitng that country goes unnoticed.

road.jpg Tickets for the Glastonbury Festival sell out in 90 minutes: "The Arctic Monkeys are due to headline the festival. Dame Shirley Bassey and The Who are also confirmed to perform but the full line-up will not be released until June."

NYU Approves Gay Fraternity Delta Lambda Phi

DlpAfter a three-semester trial period, New York University has been approved as an official chapter by the Inter-Greek Council, reports the New York Post:

"Matthew Maggiacomo, 21, an NYU senior who is the chapter's founder and president, called the development a 'huge accomplishment.'...'The NYU community has welcomed my group of 11 gay, bisexual and progressive fraternity men with open arms - and for good reason,' he said. The fraternity has engaged in several public-service projects, including running an auction to benefit abused women and children and sponsoring oral HIV testing in NYU dorms."

Congrats to Matthew and the guys at Delta Lambda Phi.


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