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04/19/2007


News: Seann William Scott, Gaysbians, Pavilion, South Africa

road.jpg South African parliamentary committee clears way for passage of same-sex marriage legislation: "The civil unions bill will go to a full session of parliament Tuesday. Despite the unease in the ANC ranks, it is expected to pass as lawmakers have been ordered to follow the party line and told there is little room for maneuver...South Africa recognized gay rights in the constitution adopted after apartheid ended in 1994 - the first in the world to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. But the government long opposed attempts to extend the definition of marriage in court to include same-sex couples in the mostly Christian country."

Swsroad.jpg I vote 'yes' for Seann William Scott as porn-stached Gary the Tennis Coach.

road.jpg Virginia Senator George Allen in hiding: "A senior Allen staffer tells CNN that the senator is 'sequestered in his home, ‘shell shocked,’ and going through ‘a nightmare,’ during this period of limbo.'"

road.jpg Voting for the Gay Bloggies ends today!

Pavilionroad.jpg Fire Island Pines Pavilion begins to rise again...

road.jpg Is Darwin, Australia becoming a new gay Mecca down under? "While the streets are not exactly lined with rainbow flags or feather boas, the legendary Northern Territory friendliness now seems to extend to the complete range of human beings, regardless of sexual orientation. With all the Paul Hogan wannabes running around in Outback drag, gaysbians are hardly remarkable on the streetscape. It's hard not to arouse a johnson for the easy styles of living in Australia's north."
Um, gaysbians?

road.jpg Beyonce and Eva Longoria to play lesbian lovers in Sofia coppola-directed film adaptation of Tipping the Velvet: "Longoria says, 'Yes it's true, we're talking about doing that. It's such a wonderful novel, a beautiful love story.' Knowles adds, 'We've had Brokeback Mountain so the time is right for this divine novel to get the same treatment.'"


News: Testosterone, Dolphin Flippers, New Jersey Civil Unions

road.jpg POLL: New Jersey residents prefer civil unions to gay marriages: "People in New Jersey are very supportive of equal rights, but the concept of marriage is more complicated. This is an issue people are struggling with. They seem to be trying to decide what is reasonable or fair."

Dolphin_1road.jpg Does dolphin with four fins provide evolutionary link to land-based ancestor? "It is thought the dolphin's land-loving ancestors first crawled into the sea to escape predators or seek food between 50 million and 35 million years ago. Their hind legs became smaller and smaller before eventually disappearing altogether. The new aerodynamic shape reduced drag in the water, speeding their swimming."

road.jpg Dick Cheney will spend election day hunting with his lesbian daughter Mary. Cheney hasn't been out hunting since he shot his friend Harry Whittington.

Oppedisano_1road.jpg Our friend Joe Oppedisano will be celebrating the launch of his brand new 192-page book Testosterone this Thursday November 9th from 5:30-7pm at Rizzoli at 31 West 57th Street in NYC. Joe, whose work I featured quite often in my stint at Genre magazine, prefers the hairy blue collar stud over the Abercrombie twink. Expect to see the former at his book launch this week, and look for a collection of his images this week at Undies Drawer. There's also a 2007 calendar on the way.

road.jpg Blogger put into a chokehold by Senator George Allen's staffers last week was taken into custody at Allen rally this weekend.


Blogger to Press Charges Against George Allen, Staffers

StarkFollowing yesterday's well-documented physical takedown of Mike Stark, a blogger who confronted Virginia Senator George Allen at a campaign event, Stark has promised to press charges against Allen and his staffers:

"George Allen, at any time, could have stopped the fray. All he had to do was say, 'This is not how my campaign is run. Take your hands off that man.' He could have ignored my questions. Instead he and his thugs chose violence. I spent four years in the Marine Corps. I'll be damned if I'll let my country be taken from me by thugs that are afraid of taking responsibility for themselves. It just isn't the America I know and love. Somebody needs to take a stand against those that would bully and intimidate their fellow citizens."

More on this as it develops...

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Senator George Allen's Staffers Rough Up Blogger

Staffers for Virginia Senator George Allen, who is running a contentious campaign against Democrat Jim Webb, assaulted blogger Mike Stark today, placing him in a chokehold and pushing him to the floor, after Stark allegedly asked the Senator if he "spit on his first wife."

Allen was leaving a speaking event at a hotel in Charlottesville when asked the question. Why was he attacked? According to AmericaBlog, "Mike Stark, a UVA law student and former US Marine, asked a question about a story that's been discussed for a while now, but the media has yet to report: Why Virginia Senator George Allen has sealed his divorce records and won't explain why there were warrants out for his arrest in the 1970s? There have been rumors that the divorce records included details of Allen's treatment of his wife, including a rumor that Allen spit on his former wife."

When asked for comment on the incident from a CNN affiliate, Allen reportedly replied, "Things like that happen."

Speaking of the sanctity of marriages, Virginia is another state with a proposed ban on same-sex marriage on the ballot this November 7. Allen recently spoke at a rally and reiterated his commitment to protecting marriage (except for the one to his former wife). Said Allen (sometimes known as the "bigots' bitch"): "There is a clear difference here between me and my opponent – I support protecting marriage from judges who do not understand their role: to interpret the law, not invent the law. My opponent does not. My opponent says that this amendment would infringe upon the rights of ordinary Virginians, and he opposes it. This amendment does exactly what it says it does; it defines marriage as being between one man and one woman, and I’m for marriage between a man and a woman while my opponent is against it."


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