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News: Project Runway, Panther, Hugh Jackman, Twitter, Maine

 roadApril 15: Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party planned.

Projectrunway  roadThe fate of Project Runway has been decided.

 roadMaine's same-sex marriage hearings approach: "With just over three weeks to go before a hearing on a gay marriage bill in the Maine Legislature, both proponents and those opposed to the measure are urging people to contact their local legislator."

 roadAfterElton catches up with the Top 15 most popular gay reality TV stars.

 roadUgandan Catholic priest accused of being a homosexual defended: "Father Francis Ssemuddu, the head of St. Matia Mulumba parish in Old Kampala, said the accusations 'were untrue'. Ssemuddu said the church was clear about aberrant sexual practices and how to guide offenders get out of 'the abnormal behaviour'."

 roadBeau Breedlove to sign copies of his porn magazine at Portland 'adults only' store.

 roadUK rugby team fined for homophobic jokes in match program.

 roadKevin Federline has ballooned.

Panther roadBlack panther roaming New York's Hudson Valley?

 roadMargaret Cho sings a NSFW ditty at the GayVN awards.

 roadObama brokers compromise between French and Chinese at G20 Summit: "During an afternoon session of the G-20, Obama took aside French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chinese President Hu Jintao, first separately and then together, to secure tax haven language in the G-20 communiqué, according to a senior administration official who recounted the scene to reporters and cast it as pivotal to reaching an agreement on the larger, nine-page document."

 roadGay bar opens in Huntington Beach, California.

 roadWhen you're really f-ing proud.

 roadYesterday I posted that a DVD-quality print of S-Men: Wolverine had leaked. Now come these juicy nude caps of Hugh Jackman (possibly NSFW).

Hayden  roadHayden Christensen: Who knew you had to get so athletic just to shoot a fragrance campaign?

 roadPFLAG's Steve Ralls goes after Elaine Donnelly over her attacks on the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: "Yet, while it's easy to use her rhetoric as fodder for news media comedy, the furor she spews is also based on outrageous bigotry that is not just inherently anti-woman and anti-gay. It's anti-military, too. Which is why it's all the more perplexing why some of those who have worn our country's uniform have also signed on to her campaign of disregard and disrespect for our country's troops . . . and given her more fuel to fire up her campaign of irrational fears."

 roadAustralian study: Using Twitter and Facebook at work increases productivity by 9%.


News: Diesel, Hayden Christensen, Indiana, Firefighters, Sam Adams

Road Jury out in murder case against anti-gay killers of Liverpool teen Michael Causer.

Sogay RoadKanye West steps out with gaybot.

Road Hillary Clinton talks about why she took job as Secretary of State: "It was not anything I had any reason to expect or had even thought about. I had to make a hard decision. We have so many of the same views of what we should do in the world." Gets Hardball award from Chris Matthews.

Road Porn producer Michael Lucas sends letter to Barack Obama requesting aid after seizure of adult video titles by Canadian authorities.

Road Gay tease Hayden Christensen chooses women.

Road One of Buffalo Continental plane crash victims was long time HIV prevention and gay men's health advocate: "Gonzalez came to New Brunswick from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, where he was a National Urban Fellow. Previously, he was executive director of Alianza Latina, a nonprofit organization addressing HIV/AIDS in Buffalo, N.Y.; and also education services director and community educator of AIDS Community Services in New York. Gonzalez also volunteered at a fitness center in East Harlem, N.Y., where he led free exercise classes for the poor."

Road POLL: 48% of New Jersey residents favor marriage equality, 43% oppose.

Road Madonna will not be appearing in vampire sequel.

BrazilRoadGuess what day it is in Brazil?

Road New York Press takes a look at the East Village Boys. "The boys that we have on there, they sort of exist as the low-culture pin-up boys. It provides a good mix, having serious discussions without forgetting that we like to look at pictures of naked boys. When you read a newspaper, the most successful ones combine high and low culture. I don’t think most American newspapers do it well it all, but if you look at something like The Guardian, it’s serious but they also recognize that you want a little bit of everything and I think that’s kind of where we are...people come to the site for the cock, but they stay for the culture.” 

Road Anti-gay marriage amendment stopped in Indiana legislature: "Indiana’s Senate Republican Caucus voted this week not to consider a resolution that would have proposed amending the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.  This vote means the amendment is unlikely to advance during this legislative session.  The resolution would require approval by the Senate and House in two consecutive legislative sessions, and, if approved, would then go before the voters."

Road Former Project Runway designer Jack Mackenroth, who is interviewed this week by the San Francisco Bay Timesblogs fashion week in NYC.

Road SF Weekly: Heads to butt at upcoming Prop 8 town hall. "Supervisors Bevan Dufty, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and Senator Mark Leno will all apparently be there, as will ball-busting gay blogger and activist Michael Petrelis, who has spent a whole lot of time castigating the architects of the No on 8 campaign. In January, Petrelis posted the names and phone numbers of the 16 members of the No on 8 executive committee. According to Petrelis's blog, Petrelis Files, he had to file a public records request with the Secretary of State to get the names. "Like practically everything [Equality California Executive Director Geoff] Kors and No on 8 touched, the closet and non-transparency ruled," Petralis wrote. Then said he hoped the executive committee, which included Kors, would spend the next year sweeping the streets of gay neighborhoods and participating in other acts of penance for wasting $45 million on losing gays the right to marry."

Road Stonewall, the FBU, the Local Government Association, the Chief Fire Officers' Association, Unison, the Asian Fire Service Association, the Fire Officers' Association, the GMB, the National Disabled Fire Association, Networking Women in the Fire Service and the Retained Firefighters Union call for end of homophobic bullying among UK firefighters.


DieselRoadDiesel displays downtown denizens dining: "Around 9 p.m. the guests took their seats around a table in the window of the new store, which opens to the public on Thursday, in full view of confused passerby. They nibbled Olivier Cheng catering while a pack of photographers snapped their photos through the large glass window, and Diesel employees and some invited press roamed the store."

Road AfterElton talks to Keir Gilchrist, the gay son on The United States of Tara.

Road Is GLASS the first LGBT non-profit to fall victim to recession? "Wednesday night, eight days after its 25th anniversary, the board of directors of Gay and Lesbian  Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) voted 7-0 (with one abstention) to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this afternoon.  According to founder and executive director Terry DeCrescenzo, the staff is so "outraged" at the board's decision, they plan to ask a court to intervene and accept a reorganization plan instead."

Road Beaverton contractor launches crusade against Portland Mayor Sam Adams: "He passed out pamphlets detailing why Adams should be kicked out of office and said he plans to file charges with the state Thursday. PJ Mulcahy rented a room at Portland City Hall for Wednesday's press conference. He and several other people said Adams is not only an embarrassment to the city but they think he violated election laws for lying about his affair with a teenager. Mulcahy also brought a replica of the Ten Commandments and said Adams not only lied to the public, he sinned."


Hayden Christensen and Friend Brighten Up GQ Style Italy

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I'm not sure who's cuter on the spring/summer issue of GQ Style Italy photographed by Guy Aroch, but I think the pup wins out.

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Hayden Christensen Knows You'll Still Wonder if He's Gay [tr]
Hayden Christensen Teleports to the Cover of Details [tr]
Hayden Christensen and the Gay Aesthetic [tr]
Chad White + Puppy: Best in Show [tr]


Hayden Christensen Knows You'll Still Wonder if He's Gay

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The Details article (accompanying the Steven Klein photos I posted yesterday) on Hayden Christensen is now online:

"And there are drawbacks [to fame], like people you don’t know starting to wonder whom you’re sleeping with—though Christensen’s been relatively lucky in this regard, mostly sidestepping invasive scrutiny. He’s been linked in the press, routinely and predictably, with whatever costar he’s currently filming with (Natalie Portman in Revenge of the Sith [he denies having dated her], Rachel Bilson in Jumpers), in the kinds of couplings that always carry a whiff of P.R. brimstone—and just as reliably dissolve shortly after opening weekend. He’s also, just as predictably, been the subject of speculation that he’s gay. He’s said on the record that he’s not. He’s also said he doesn’t mind people’s thinking he is. He knows they’ll talk either way."

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Hayden Christensen Teleports to the Cover of Details

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Hayden Christensen, whose sci-fi teleportation movie Jumper came in #1 at the box office this weekend, leaps onto the March cover of Details. The article is not yet online.

Hayden_coverAnd neither is Christensen's reported mockumentary: "Hayden Christensen filmed a drunken home movie with his 'Jumper' co-star Jamie Bell. The pair - who star as 'jumpers' who can teleport anywhere in the world in the new action film - were bored on a flight from Canada to Italy and decided to shoot their own 'mockumentary'. Hayden said: 'After a few beers we decided it would be fun to make a mockumentary of what it would be like for jumpers who couldn't jump having to travel on a plane and deal with the nuisances of regular transport. I have footage of Jamie reeking (sic) havoc in this airport and me poking fun at everyone on this plane. He has got an amazing sense of humour.'"

When we last checked in with Christensen he was gracing the cover of Vman, telling the magazine the he enjoyed having people speculate about his sexuality.

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Previously
Hayden Christensen and the Gay Aesthetic [tr]


Hayden Christensen and the Gay Aesthetic

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As a follow-up to last week's Hayden Christensen quote about folks speculating that he's gay, I thought I'd print the entire quote, just for the record.

Hayden tells Vman, when asked about why there's so much speculation about his sexuality: "To be honest, I think it's because I encourage it."

"Because it's fun, entertaining, and a bit of a joke. Because, who cares what people think? And because I think it's sort of cool. You see pictures of Bowie wearing eyeliner and looking a little effeminate—to me masculinity is the ability to flirt with the effeminate. I will do things that are a little less masculine. There's plenty of rumors about every actor everywhere being gay. When people catch a picture of Sienna [Miller] and me, they can speculate, and I don't do anything to dismiss the speculations because rumors are more fun than reality. The less people know about you as you, the more they believe you as a character. And I guess I was sort of setting myself up with Star Wars, as far as people not accepting me as other things, so I made a point of not doing much press, not letting people know much, just because it helps me as an actor. The people I catually relate to know what I am. I think eventually people will clue in because there's less I will be able to keep private, but I've been pretty good at it so far. So if they want to speculate that I'm gay, let them. Honestly, I enjoy it more when people speculate."

I also like this shot, taken from the balcony of one of the three Richard Meier residences on Manhattan's west side. I'm not sure what the chrome barbells signify, but perhaps the mysterious Jedi is pumping up for a walk down to the Christopher Street pier, New York's infamous (though much less seedy than it used to be) cruising spot. Pure speculation, for his enjoyment of course.


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