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Haitian Anti-Gay Marriage Protesters Kill Two Men, Threaten To Burn Down Parliament: VIDEO

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Over 1,000 people in Haiti took their anti-gay animus to the streets to protest the proposed legalization of gay marriage, and some members of the protest even threatened to burn down parliament if gay marriage were to become legal. The protest was religious in nature, organized by groups like the Haitian Coalition of Religious and Moral Organizations, and resulted in the murders of two men presumed to be gay by the mob.

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First Night Of The Republican National Convention Canceled

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Tropical Storm Isaac has put the kibosh on the first night of the RNC in Tampa, which was to have been Monday. Gov. Mike Huckabee was to speak, as were Govs. Nikki Haley and Jeb Bush. Ann Romney was originally scheduled to appear as well, but was bumped to Tuesday after the news networks decided Monday's slate of speakers wasn't worth covering. Some speakers will probably be bumped altogether, though how many, or which ones, hasn't yet been announced.

From Talking Points Memo:

The convention will convene on Monday and will immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, [RNC chair Reince] Priebus announced in [a] statement. “After consulting with Governor [Rick] Scott, NOAA and local emergency management officials, we are optimistic that we will begin an exciting, robust convention that will nominate the Romney-Ryan ticket.”

Isaac wrought misery in the Caribbean last night, especially in Haiti, where it caused at least three deaths. As of this writing, Isaac is spinning away from the northern coast of Cuba, likely to hit the Florida Keys sometime this evening, possibly as a weak Category 1 hurricane. The Weather Channel suggests Isaac may turn into a Category 2 on Monday afternoon, but it seems unlikely to make landfall over Tampa. Tampa is, however, likely in for some very doomy weather Monday night, as well as a storm surge of up to five feet.


News: St. Patrick's Day Parade, Chord Overstreet, Australia

 road Saint Patrick Day parade organizers in Boston banned gays and veterans from the event today. A second, more inclusive parade will follow the street sweepers who clean up as the first one winds down.

Chors  road Chord Overstreet goes for a dip.

 road Openly gay man to head the Federal Insurance Office. Michael McRaith, formerly the director of the Illinois Department of Insurance will also be the first person to lead the office which was created last year.

 road Bullet grazes Wyclef Jean in Haiti.

 road New Zealand gay community upset over the early release from prison of a man who brutally murdered a 14-year-old boy in an ant-gay attack in Wellington 11 years ago.

 road This is the kind of headline I enjoy reading: "Japanese Woman, Grandson Rescued After 9 Days Trapped In Rubble." Not this: "Japan Food Faces Radiation Hit."

 road Boeing's first 747-8 Intercontinental takes flight in Washington state.

 road Approval likely for top-level domain ".gay."

Julia  road Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her opposition to marriage equality: "If I was in a different walk of life, if I'd continued in the law and was partner of a law firm now, I would express the same view, that I think for our culture, for our heritage, the Marriage Act and marriage being between a man and a woman has a special status. Now, I know people might look at me and think that's something that they wouldn't necessarily expect me to say, but that is what I believe."

 road Click here for photos from last night's GLAAD Media Awards. I published a list of winners earlier today.

 road Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordgren splurges on a 17,000 square foot mansion in Palm Beach.

 road Joseph Gordon-Levitt cast as The Holiday Killer in upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises.

 road Wilmer Valderrama does his best Guys With iPhones impression.


News: Betty White, Mad Men, Global Warming, Bullying

 road Betty White is afraid she herself is being overexposed: "You've had an overdose of me. I think I'm going to go away for a while."

 road Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens may have reconciled.

Draper  road Mad Men will return for a fifth season.

 road Some FBI agents are hanging on to the idea that J. Edgar Hoover was not gay but just "married to the FBI."

 road Why do drugs when you could just listen to good music?

 road And singer Omarion is not bisexual.

 road Ad for MSNBC's "Lean Forward" campaign features male couple being married.

 road Haiti, then and now.

 road Thousands of birds have once again fallen to the ground, this time in Italy: "The doves just started falling one-by-one then in groups of 10s and 20s."

 road JFK ambulance up for sale.

 road Keynote speaker at a gay youth and suicide conference: “And so now we can actually show that we’ve linked family acceptance and rejection to more than 100 types of common behaviors like trying to change your child’s sexual orientation or gender identity, trying to prevent them from trying to learn about who they are.”

Ice  road No surprise here: Due to global warming, "New Zealand could lose 72 percent (between 65 and 79 percent) of its glaciers, and Europe's Alps 75 percent, meaning a range of between 60 and 90 percent."

 road Lady Gaga's upcoming single "Born This Way" to be featured on Glee: "Co-creator Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that the song will be featured in an episode set to air in either March or April. The storyline will focus on gay bully Karofsky, played by Max Adler, who is in the closet."

 road Jersey Shore's season premiere becomes the highest-rated show ever on MTV.

 road The Beckhams announce they are expecting baby number four.


Watch: New Footage of Haiti Presidential Palace Being Hit by Quake

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Newly-released CCTV footage taken as the Haiti earthquake struck shows scenes within the presidential palace as staff tried to find ways to escape. The video was released at a conference in the Dominican Republic on the future of Haiti.

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News: Nicolette Sheridan, iPad, Jeff Koons, Zurich, NYPD

 roadDavid Shuster suspended from MSNBC indefinitely after shooting pilot for CNN.

Exorcism  roadMy big failed gay exorcism (warning: site nsfw).

 roadNicolette Sheridan files suit against 'Desperate Housewives' creator Marc Cherry, saying he slapped her across the face.

 roadBecause he's a homosexual man.

 roadHuman Rights Campaign loses director Brad Luna and deputy director Trevor Thomas of its communications department.

 roadThird poll in a row shows majority of Californians supporting marriage equality.

 roadAnnie Leibovitz financial troubles get deeper: "The investment firm that was tasked with managing the mismanaged fortune of Annie Leibovitz is suing the celebrity photographer, alleging she owes them a whopping $800,000 in unpaid bills for their services."

 roadJersey Shore cast moves in to South Beach digs.

 roadWATCH: Chace Crawford plays a drug dealer in Twelve.

 roadDid One Life To Live get too gay for daytime TV?

 roadGay Polo League's debut draws large crowd: "A crowd of nearly 1,500 polo fans and Gay Polo League supporters were on hand for Saturday’s festivities..."

Ipad roadThe first iPad in-car dashboard mount.

 roadJeff Koons reveals design for BMW.

 roadProvidence mayor David Cicilline raises $700,000 in congressional race efforts.

 roadCensus seeking better count of gay pairs: "For the first time, the bureau has deployed a team of professional field workers - about two dozen - to reach out to gays and lesbians. On Monday, the bureau released its first public-service videos encouraging gay Americans to mail their census forms."

 roadCheyenne Jackson in comedy pilot about gay couple trying to raise son.

 roadHelp jumpstart Haiti, through art.

 roadSAGE opens office in Washington D.C.

Magazines are missing the point of the iPad: "Turns out the magazine powers that be concluded in their infinite wisdom that the iPad was actually just exactly the same as a real life newsstand…at least where pricing is concerned."

Sph  roadPhotos: First look at 'Promises, Promises' on Broadway.

 roadMarcos Mercado found guilty in Christmas Eve killing of Thomas Szadkowski: "The jury found Mercado guilty of felony murder and first-degree robbery The two men met online and got together at Szadkowski's apartment to have sex. After they were done, Mercado got an assault rifle from his car and shot Szadkowski once in the face. Before leaving, he took an Xbox computer game console and gave it to a friend."

 roadOff-duty undercover NYPD: "This fag establishment should be closed."

 roadA music video for Constance McMillen.

 roadGay Zurich nightclub evacuated after bomb threat.

 roadCatholic group calls for protest of Corpus Christi production at Gallaudet University: "Ritchie quotes Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk as his moral authority in calling this protest: “Corpus Christi seems to go out of its way to present Jesus and His story in the crudest and ugliest of ways,” said Pilarczyk in 2003, “I believe that this play will offend the sensibilities of most people who reverence the Lord Jesus in any way.” In a week when it has been revealed, top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys and that they covered up the rape of even more deaf kids in Italy, I find it astounding that this clown would even think about showing his face at this school, since Gallaudet University is the nations premier institution of higher learning FOR THE DEAF."


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