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04/19/2007


Hillary Clinton Feels The Love, Crushes Christie And Cruz In New VA Poll

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Although no major candidates have confirmed a 2016 run for President, speculation has been brewing around several possibilities. Chief among them are former senator-turned-candidate-turned-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey who spoke out harshly against this summer's SCOTUS rulings, and Ted Cruz, a Texas senator who fears gay marriage will infringe on religious liberty. While the possibilities remain endless for now, a new poll out of Virginia indicates that early numbers for LGBT-supporter Clinton are on the rise.

Reveals a new Quinnipiac poll

Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to be the apple of Virginia voters' eyes, leading New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 46 - 37 percent, compared to 45 - 40 percent when Quinnipiac University asked that question in July. Christie continues to lead Vice President Joseph Biden, 44 - 37 percent today compared to 46 - 38 percent last month. Clinton crushes Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas 53 - 34 percent. Biden tops Cruz 47 - 37 percent. Virginia voters give President Barack Obama a split 48 - 48 percent job approval rating, compared to a negative 46 - 51 percent score last month.

Will Clinton announce her presidential campaign in the coming months, or will Virginia voters be sorely disappointed? Early speculation can be futile, but it is hard to argue with numbers like these. If she runs Clinton could see the Virginia blue streak continue. 

Images via Quinnipiac press release.


NEWS: NSA Surveillance, Katy Perry, Teen Sexting, Darren Young's Boyfriend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

JumpRoad On-again, off-again: Beyonce and her hair have gotten back together.

Road 6.5 magnitude quake rocks New Zealand.

Road Gaga's fans are, um, dedicated.

Road Straight Iowan couple pulls out of wedding venue because the venue turned away a gay couple on the grounds that "gay marriage is inferior to heterosexual marriage."

Road As the crisis in Egypt continues to worsen, protestors jump off a bridge in an attempt to flee from the Egyptian military forces.

Road George W. Bush's daughter, Barbara, wants Hillary Clinton to run for President but wouldn't necessarily vote for her: "I don't know who she'd be running against."

Road War of the Roses redux? Battle ensues over the recently discovered remains of Richard III.

Road Today Show segment on teen boys and sexting stirs debate.

Road Blind item: is a major actor preparing to come out or just head back to the closet?

RichRoad Former French First Lady Carla Bruni talks about what it was like meeting the English royal family: "It was an incredible experience. It was very -- how can I say? -- exceptional, you know. What happens with the royal family is that they're so kind, you know, and they make you at ease. They make you feel comfortable. So it wasn't difficult; it was a wonderful experience. I'll never forget."

Road Is this the beginning of a meme?

Road As any socialite worth her salt knows, it's stressful hosting a fundraiser for President Obama.

Road Darren Young opens up to wrestling.org saying he's "deeply in love" with his boyfriend of two years who was apparently a motivating factor in his decision to come out yesterday.

Road The NSA broke privacy rules 2,776 times: "Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by statute and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls."

Road Julia Child would have been 100 yesterday. PBS gives her the remix treatment in honor of her centennial.

Road Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrestles with a porn addiction in his directorial debut, Don Jon. Check out the trailer here.

JglRoad A defense of gay stereotypes.

Road Edie Windsor helps inaugurate Long Island's new LGBT Community Center.

Road Glee tribute episode to Cory Monteith will not touch on drug abuse. Creator Ryan Murphy felt it would be "really exploitative."

Road On a related note, the trailer for Monteith's final film McCanick has been released. The film will debut in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Road Katy Perry blasts Tony Abbott, quite possibly the next Australian Prime Minister, on live radio show because of his lack of support for gay marriage: "Let's talk about gay marriage," she said. "Yeah, buddy, that's right. Love is equal." A host then explains that Abbott is against gay marriage. "I love you as a human being, but I can't give you my vote then," Perry added. "I just don't believe in your policies so that's what a lot of people should be doing."


NEWS: Turner Field, Drug Sentences, The Deficit, Clinton 2016, Musicians, and Superheroes

 Road President Obama has announced the leader of its new independent committee that will be investigating potential ethics violations by the nation's surveillance programs. At the head of the committee is James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence who has already previously misled Congress. Turnerfield

Road A Georgia man fell to his death last night at Atlanta's Turner Field during a match-up between the Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Road US Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that he will work to cut mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses, stating that "too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long."

Road Current peace talks taking place between Israel and Palestine are facing potential problems as 26 long-term prisoners were moved by Israeli officials shortly before their release.

 Road North Dakota's U.S. attorney Timothy Purdon addressed a crowd of hundreds during a recent joint Pride Celebration hosted by Fargo and Moorhead, MN. During his impassioned speech, he told the state's LGBT citizens point-blank: "you have an ally". 

Road The U.S. Government announced yesterday that its budget deficit through July of next year will be 37.6 percent, and that the budget starting in September 2014 is on its way to having the smallest deficit in five years. 

Road Rihanna and Katy Perry recently reunited during a restaurant opening in NYC. No word yet as to whether there were any more "quasi-bi" antics this time around. 

Road Anthony Weiner, intentionally or not, teased a 2016 bid by Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, telling Buzzfeed that he "knows his wife's role" in the upcoming campaign. 

Road Adele is currently in talks to make a cameo appearance in Mathew Vaughn's upcoming film The Secret Service. If successful, she will be appearing in the film alongside David Beckham and Elton John. 

Road Those wishing to partake of fried food without the sting of racism can breathe a little easier

Road The Wanted released a new music video. Apparently, they also own the night. Who knew? Batman Wedding

Road Lady Gaga committed another possible fashion faux-pas in her quest to obtain even more "Applause". 

Road Meanwhile, Madonna was possibly channelling her uber-butch self a little too much during a recent paintball game. 

Road Breaking Bad continues with its ultra-violent final season.

Road Robert Downey, Jr continues to roll in it after new endorsement deals follow him after his successes with The Avengers and Iron Man 3

Road Torn between you love for your hubby and your love for Batman? Can't decide how to properly honor them both. Just do what these two guys did!


Michelangelo Signorile Dishes on Five Other Targets With Russian Ties Ripe for Boycott

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While it may have only been a week since Queer Nation began the organized boycott of Russian vodka over the country's virulently anti-gay record, the global media attention brought to the issue is undeniable. Already, Stolichnaya vodka, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and NBCUniversal have been forced to address concerns by LGBT supporters over their ties to Russia.

With this in mind, gay radio host Michaelangelo Signorile has declared that 'a line must be drawn in the sand' for American companies doing business in Russia. Signorile has identified five other targets with Russian ties in the hopes of broadening the boycott's impact:

Procter & Gamble. Despite this US-based multinational company having a 90 percent on HRC's Corporate Equality Index, they are no stranger to gay boycotts. The company's ubiquitous spots for shampoos, toothpaste and maxi pads have made P&G Russia's biggest television advertiser. With millions of dollars being funneled into state-owned, pro-government, homophobic Russian television, putting pressure on P&G would surely make waves.

Holiday Inn Express. A recent and dramatic expansion of American hotel chains in Russia has been touted on Russian news sites, with Holiday Inn planning to unveil 100 hotels across the country by 2020. The hotel chain already has LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination policies, as well as lucrative contracts hosting major LGBT-related events and conventions at their properties worldwide. This policy of inclusion should naturally be extended to our LGBT brothers and sisters in Russia.

Caterpillar. The heavy machinery company has been busy expanding just outside Moscow with long-term plans to invest in machine building across the country. The company positioned itself as a supporter of gay rights this summer when it decided not to fund the Boy Scouts any longer over its anti-gay policies. Clearly, like P&G, Caterpillar has bowed to pressure by gay activists, which is a promising sign if a future boycott is to take place.

Ernst & Young. The multinational accounting and professional services firm has proudly touted its 100 percent score on HRC's index along with its list of LGBT-related awards over the years. Last September, the company announced the opening of an EY office in Vladivostok, Russia to bring American and other companies to invest in the country.

Hillary Clinton. Many remember Clinton's historic speech in Geneva in December 2011 before U.N. leaders, saying that 'gay rights are human rights.' However, as Secretary of State, Clinton was a strong supporter of Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization and of U.S. companies investing big in Russia. In 2009, Russian gay activists pleaded with Clinton to address the Russian government's anti-gay policies during a state visit. Clinton declined.

As Signorile states, "American companies and politicians who court LGBT people are going to have to stand against this brutal regime in no uncertain terms. And it must be expressed in actions, not just words."

You can read Signorile's full piece, HERE


News: Madonna, John Barrowman, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers, NASA

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6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Barney Frank is now officially part of the Twitterverse.

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi One-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, who ESPN says "described himself at various times as straight, gay and bisexual," has died.

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi John Barrowman on the vicious hostility he experienced after the announcement of his wedding: "I don't get it. Some of the comments were outrageously vile. Quoting lines from the Bible. I won't tolerate it. People like that are banned on my Twitter account. I tell them to f**k off...People have a right to their beliefs but it doesn't mean they have to be nasty and deny other people their human rights. The world is not going to change and fall apart because a gay couple got married."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Naked Juices can no longer claim they are natural.

Julie6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Newly hired Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann comes out as gay: "I'm really blessed to have a wonderful family, and we're excited to become part of the Rutgers community."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Instant language translation on the go? "Google is working on prototype devices, which, hooked up to your phone, would enable you to receive real-time translations from a foreign language speaker."

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Jailbreak: 1,000 prisoners have escaped in Libya.

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi Diane Lane cast as the lead in NBC's just announced miniseries about Hillary Clinton: "(NBC President) Bob Greenblatt said, 'it’s going to be all of those things.' Clinton is 'not going to be involved at all' in the project and 'I don’t know if she’s aware of it,' he said." She is now.

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi More violence in Cairo around rioters supporting Mohammed Morsi.

6a00d8341c730253ef0191046aeec2970c-800wi NASA believes that the centaurs which orbit the sun might actually be comets.


Bill and Hillary Clinton Praise Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

ClintonsFormer President Bill Clinton (who signed DOMA into law in 1996) and Hillary Clinton released a joint statement today on the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8:

By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union. We are also encouraged that marriage equality may soon return to California. We applaud the hard work of the advocates who have fought so relentlessly for this day, and congratulate Edie Windsor on her historic victory.


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