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News: Toads, Adrian Grenier, Drilling, Gainesville, Peter Tatchell

 road  ABC News picks up story about outdated quotes in DOJ defense of DADT brief.

 roadMan dies in suicide plunge from Empire State Building: "A 21-year-old man leapt to his death from an observation deck of the Empire State Building on Tuesday, the police said. The man, whose name was not released, got a running start and cleared a barrier on the observation deck, on the 86th floor, about 6:15 p.m., the police said." Update: Man ID'ed as Cameron Dabaghi, a student at Yale.

Toad roadToads: earthquake detectors?

 roadHollywood to butcher Goldie Hawn, one film at a time.

 road  Couple becomes Buffalo, New York's first domestic partnership: "Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd were outside the City Clerk's office when it opened this morning to fill out the Sworn Statement of Domestic Partnership."

 roadCelebrating Ewan McGregor!

 roadQueering the Census sticker campaign goes viral. "We want all these stickers to just be a resounding push. We're out here; we expect you to take on this responsibility. We've had a huge response. It's been totally thrilling."  

 roadSad: Adrian Grenier found someone's dead dog by the side of the road.

 roadAnger rises over court order for father of slain Marine to pay court costs of Westboro Baptist Church: "As news of the order to pay some of the court costs spread through the news media and online, strangers were moved to send money and set up funds to support Snyder's court battle. And during his television program Tuesday night, commentator Bill O'Reilly of Fox News Channel offered to pay Snyder's legal fees, according to WBAL Radio."

Gagaipad   roadGetting an iPad? Want to pimp it out with Lady Gaga?

 roadBrutal anti-gay gang attack reported near Manchester, UK: "The 17-year-old smashed his head on the kerb and blacked out during the attack as a gang of 10 men shouted homophobic insults and laughed as they stamped on his head and kicked and punched him in the face. A 19-year-old friend, who was also attacked but uninjured, managed to break free from the gang and ran for help."

 roadCalgary, Canada police hold meeting with gay community regarding homophobic violence.

 roadOne Iowa ads pressure Mitt Romney on same-sex marriage.

 roadMan who was fired for his drag queen past gets his job back.

 roadMichelle Bachmann accuses civil rights icon John Lewis of lying about being called the N-word.

 roadDrill Baby Drill? "The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday." Republicans unmoved.

 roadSome of the Glee cast get gleeful on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Gerardbutler   roadGerard Butler and his little piggies cover Architectural Digest.

 roadInterview with out actor Gerald McCullouch.

 roadNine teens charged after bullying causes girl's suicide.

 roadNO HOMO: Gay Gainesville mayoral candidate Craig Lowe facing homophobic attacks. Check out this video, and this one. Ugly.

 roadVancouver gay basher Michael Kandola to plead guilty, try to fight hate crime charge: "Kandola, 22, is charged with aggravated assault in connection with the September 2008 attack on Jordan Smith, 27, on Davie Street in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood. Smith was walking hand in hand with a male companion when he was allegedly confronted by five men, including Kandola. Words were exchanged, with Kandola allegedly screaming obscenities before sucker-punching Smith, who suffered a broken jaw which had to be wired shut for a month."

 roadNJ Housewife Dina Manzo to co-produce My Big Gay Italian Wedding off-Broadway with Reichen Lehmkuhl.

 roadTatchell  UK gay activist Peter Tatchell speaks out for homophobe's freedom of speech: "American Baptist Shawn Holes was arrested in Glasgow earlier this month and fined £1,000 after declaring that homosexuals deserve 'the wrath of god'. But Tatchell, of gay rights group OutRage! has commented: 'I urge the police and prosecuting authorities to concentrate on tackling serious homophobic hate crimes, instead of wasting public money on petty, distasteful homophobic ranters. The price of freedom of speech is that we sometimes have to put up with opinions that are objectionable and offensive. Just as people should have the right to criticise religion, people of faith should have the right to criticise homosexuality. Only incitements to violence should be illegal.'"

News: Next Fall, Albatrosses, We Are The World, Quebec

 roadEarly AIDS doctor Bertram Schaffner dies at 97.

Harry  roadA wet ginger in Barbados.

 roadSome Utahns disappointed over backdown on LGBT rights legislation: "The choice has been made to roll over rather than go down swinging. Make the anti-gay legislators have their feelings be known and draw them into the spotlight. This just gives them another year to hide." Background.

 roadObama should address gay rights at National Prayer Breakfast.

 roadGerard Butler says people will probably think he's romantically involved with his male costar.

 roadSarah Palin's PAC spent more money buying her book than it did giving to candidates: "The papers filed over the weekend show SarahPAC spent $47,777 on copies of 'Going Rogue' during the last 6 months of the year. Meanwhile, she handed out just $43K in donations to candidates seeking federal office. The PAC bought the books from HarperCollins, Palin's publisher. The FEC reports show Palin has been purchasing the book to send to donors, some of whom got a copy after contributing a certain amount to the PAC."

Watw  road"We Are the World" all-star remake in the can.

 roadMadonna said to send Jesus back to the manger. Jesus puts on skateboard show.

 roadGay publication Atlanta Free Press struggling...

 roadQuebec to expand anti-homophobia policies: "Weil — who is also the minister responsible for the fight against homophobia — said the goal is to make Quebec a place where sexual minorities are equal in the eyes of the law, and of society. Already lauded as a province ahead of the pack on gay rights, Weil made big promises to gay Quebecers."

 roadLesbian albatrosses are now parents.

 roadRahm Emanuel apologizes for referring to liberals as "retarded".

John_furnish  roadElton John and David Furnish sign on to production team for Broadway production of Next Fall, "a new play about the happiness, strains and religious differences between two gay men over the course of their five-year romantic relationship." Website.

 roadLGBT hedge fund set to launch: "Hailing from the likes of Goldman Sachs, Prudential Financial, Inc., Bankers Trust and Chase Manhattan Bank, Anders Jacobsen and Paul Thompson plan to launch LGBT Capital in two parts. The first is a specialist Corporate Advisory and Investment Management Unit focused on the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) consumer market. The second will provide corporate advisory and business development services for companies that serve the LGBT consumer sector."

 roadDaily Beast reporter plays with Grindr.

 roadIrish Times publishes its first gay wedding announcement: "Vivian Cummins and Erney Breytenbach were married at their holiday home in Hermanus, South Africa, by the Reverend Pieter Oberholzer, on December 12th. As they spend every alternate Christmas there, they decided to avail of its climate for their big day. The major determining factor, however, was the fact that they could get married in South Africa, which is not possible for them, as two men, in Ireland."

News: Alex Sink, Kuwait, The Who, Gerard Butler, Sydney, Universe


Paper: Two same-sex marriages have been conducted in Kuwait, under strict security.



OUT100 announced.


Goth strippers: Cast for Adam Lambert's "For Your Entertainment" video revealed.


Wingnut rally today over hate crimes: "The Rally for Religious Freedom is meant to raise alarm over the nation's new Federal 'hate crimes' law just passed by Congress and signed last month by President Obama. The intention of the rally is to assert the freedom of speech of ministers and Christians in general to declare biblical truth in the public square. The Rally will also expose the unconstitutional nature of the hate law. Ministers from various denominations will preach from the Bible, especially those parts that speak to the sin of homosexuality. This will serve to reassure ministers and Christians that they are free to do the same."


Advocates express optimism on New York marriage equality.


Complete unknowns The Who to play Super Bowl.


I See You: Leona Lewis to try and duplicate Celine Dion success by singing James Horner-produced theme song from James Cameron's Avatar.


Gerard Butler is dressed to kilt in Glasgow.



Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink says state's ban on gay adoption must go: "We need a system in which all of our children are assured that they live in a healthy, loving home -- a home that's determined not by any law. The decision has to be made by the judge, in consultation with the experts, to determine what is the best for that individual child.


Virgin Airlines gets behind Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.


Frank Bruni on Ellen & Portia.


Thinking about changing your name if you get married?: "Since the federal government doesn’t recognize the right to same-sex marriage, even if you get married in a state that allows it, whether you can get the name change processed by Social Security or the passport office merely with the marriage certificate and required forms currently tends 'to be hit and miss,' said Emily Doskow, an attorney in California who specializes in same-sex and transgender family issues..."


Madonna visits slums and billionaires in Rio.


Streaming stars: Scientists find signs of a neighboring universe?


Equality California honors Attorney General Jerry Brown for efforts to overturn Prop 8.


Corpus Christi: Terrence McNally play depicting gay Jesus sparks protest in Orange County.



Former Mr. Gay UK, police officer Mark Carter, says he suffered homophobic abuse after winning competition: "In particular, he detailed how - when attending the scene of a domestic violence incident in 2005 - a gang circled him and began shouting homophobic abuse. 'I could hear shouts of 'queer' and 'faggot',' he said. But despite his instincts, he never called for back-up for fear of retribution. 'I didn't want to call for back-up and put other officers in danger because I didn't like the insults they were throwing at me. But deep down I knew it was wrong,' he said to the BBC."


A $17 million grant has been awarded to Igor Grant, MD, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and his colleagues by theNational Institute on Drug Abuse to study the epidemic of meth use and HIV.


Male model fix: Arthur Sales.


Gay community in Philippines mulls protest rally following gay party's rejection by the elections commission.


Media Matters has the anti-gay goods on Palin ghostwriter Lynn Vincent: "In her many years writing for World, Vincent has authored several columns on gay rights issues, frequently deriding gay men and lesbians as abnormal and 'devian[t],' often trafficking in hackneyed stereotypes of the gay community. Vincent even went so far as to lament the American Psychiatric Association's decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder, and she also wrote that the struggle for gay rights differs from that for African-American civil rights and women's suffrage, in that it will not "benefit society at large."

Gerard Butler Repeals Sparta's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy


Here's just one of several mentions of the military gay ban on this weekend's Saturday Night Live with Gerard Butler, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Gerard Butler: I Love to Show My Tight Rear End


Gerard Butler says he loves to get naked for films, as he does in his most recent, Law Abiding Citizen, though he "fears moviegoers think an ass-baring scene is written into his contract – just so he can get naked."

Gerard Says Butler to Parade: “I love to show my rear end in roles. I fear it’s becoming a bit of a habit, a tradition that I have to show my ass in every movie that I can. This was always a great scene in the movie and actually speaks volumes about this character and part of the wackiness and unexpectedness that happens… He’s completely unpredictable and so when he strips off it makes sense. I mean there’s a genius behind that and if it means I have to bare my ass again than so be it. I’ve always had a skinny, tight ass but I had to bulk up for this film; I was inspired by watching (Robert) DeNiro in Taxi Driver during the scene where he’s doing the push-ups and he’s so cut. A lot more is said in that than somebody just being big and kind of a meathead...Whenever I make those decisions to be naked, I go, ‘Oh shit here’s another three months of being on a diet and getting that body back!'"

Trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...


News: Catholics, Malaysia, Barbra Streisand, Wisconsin, The Moon

RoadWaPo: 7,000 gay men have helped study AIDS in the past 25 years.


RoadFacebook kills poll asking if Obama should be killed. Secret service investigates. UPDATE: Secret Service tracks down user who posted it.

RoadToo Much! Salaries of The Hills cast per episode.

Road"Ex-gay" group calls hate crime laws "anti-ex-gay": "According to PFOX, hate crime laws protecting gays and lesbians themselves constitute hate crimes against ex-gays. Because if you tell people that they can’t beat up people because they’re gay, you discriminate against the people who beat up gay people because they are gay! It is you who are committing the “anti-ex-gay hate crime,” because if people aren’t allowed to hate gay people, how will PFOX ever find any ex-gay people?"

RoadAtlanta Eagle court hearing postponed a second time.

RoadMalaysia bans Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno: "It's banned because the story is based on gay life ... There are a lot of sex scenes. It's contrary to our culture."

RoadIsn't it a little early to hit the pumpkin patch, Hugh Jackman?

RoadDJ AM death ruled accidental.


RoadThe Vatican defends its sexual abuse scandals by saying other churches are far worse, then claims their priests aren't pedophiles but homosexuals attracted to young men: "In a defiant and provocative statement, issued following a meeting of the UN human rights council in Geneva, the Holy See said the majority of Catholic clergy who committed such acts were not paedophiles but homosexuals attracted to sex with adolescent males.…The statement said that rather than paedophilia, it would 'be more correct' to speak of ephebophilia, a homosexual attraction to adolescent males."

RoadMaine's Catholics fast to save marriage.

RoadJanet Jackson makes amfAR appearance in Milan.

RoadNYT Consults blog on questioning teens: "In trying to understand sexual orientation, it can help a person to think about who he or she has crushes on and fantasizes about being with. A person doesn’t necessarily need to have a 'full' sexual experience in order to understand his or her sexual orientation."

RoadAustralian court hears gay panic defense from two men in murder trial.

RoadGerard Butler pigs out, shows off his cock.


RoadMattel to offer Barbra Streisand doll.

RoadBillboards in Wisconsin highlight LGBT neighbors: "The campaign is a first in Midwest history to be translated to Spanish, and one of the firsts across the country. Digital billboards will be featured on major commuter freeway paths, which include ads in Ozaukee, Racine, Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. The accompanying websites, and, answers basic questions in Spanish and English about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) community and issues they face."

RoadThe speech William Safire wrote for Richard Nixon if the astronauts were left stranded on the moon.

RoadRufus Wainwright: Cheese-eating Ken doll.

RoadOMG interviews Karin Dreijer Andersson of Fever Ray and The Knife.

RoadGraham Norton given warning about lesbian remark: "Norton, 46, and his programme team have now been warned about 'being seen to endorse offensive sexual stereotypes' after a BBC investigation. This comes after a viewer complained about the remarks made about an illustration of a jump suit invention, which showed a large woman with short hair. The comic described the picture as showing a 'strange lesbian' and when asked what a lesbian looks like, he pointed at the picture and said 'That!'."


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