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The best John Hughes tribute you'll read. Plus, Molly Ringwald releases statement...

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Medaled: Jack Mackenroth cleans up at World Outgames.

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Sharon Stone lets it all hang out.

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Hundreds rally against AIDS cuts in San Francisco: "The Republican governor used his line-item veto power last week to slash another $52 million in general fund support to AIDS programs, including totally eliminating state funding for HIV prevention and testing efforts, on top of what lawmakers had agreed to cut from the state Office of AIDS budget."

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State GOP actively promoting town hall mobs. More disruptions...

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Queen Latifah's girls' night out: "The rapper-turned-actress recently sashayed with five stunning women into Country Club's weekly Wednesday night lesbian party, 'Eden,' on West 14th Street. 'She chilled for several hours, ordering bottle service for her friends and chatting up promoter Maggie Collier,' our spy said. She also showed up again this week."

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Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, and David Cook do Good Morning America.

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First look: Evan Rachel Wood is True Blood's vampire queen.

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Christian Siriano surfaces at Victoria's Secret.

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Brazil's Copacabana beach to get museum makeover.

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Dan Savage: Was Obama a one-night stand?

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Utah's new governor mum on gay rights: "Nearly three months after Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert learned he would become governor, the Republican has yet to stake out positions on a host of gay rights issues supported by the departing and highly popular Gov. Jon Huntsman, whom he serves with."

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Male seahorses have "Rod Stewart syndrome".

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Louisiana lawmaker calls for stricter laws on gay adoption...

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Australian MP Dorothy Pratt: Homosexuality not "normal part of life": "I feel very strongly about that particular thought that . . . I'm not saying they aren't loving people, I'm not saying they wouldn't be fabulous parents, but I am saying that in my opinion a child deserves a mother and a father if possible and that whether you regard homosexual activity as a normal part of life or not, I don't."

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Robbie Williams cleans up for new album.

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Six Phoenix residents to walk 97 miles for marriage equality: "The walkers are members of Right to Marry: Arizona, an organization that seeks equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians. The plan is to walk about 15 miles a day for seven days, with stops along the way where they'll try to engage religious and political figures in conversations about the issue."

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13-year-old bullied, sexually assaulted by teammates in Florida.

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REPORT: Drunk straight men ruining Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. "A report released by the Australian Institute of Criminology this week said people travelling to and from Sydney's public gay and lesbian events were going in large groups, using private transport, visiting areas with larger gay and lesbian populations and remaining alert at all times. They were also avoiding showing affection towards their partners and not wearing make-up or extravagant clothing."


News: Rupert Everett, Soldier, Chimp AIDS, Michael Jackson

RoadMichael Jackson's prosthetic nose missing at morgue...

Blackhold RoadScientists find monster black hole at center of galaxy: "The picture shows a fiery ring around the black hole which is packed with brightly-burning newborn stars."

RoadRupert Everett loses job over his nasty mouth.

RoadStraw poll of gay leaders wants Prop 8 overturn on ballot in 2010. Donors, political consultants caution...

Road17 percent of gay men in Chicago are HIV-positive, half don't know it: "Health officials also say although black men who have sex with other men have double the HIV infection rates of white and Hispanic men. Public Health Department assistant commissioner Christopher Brown says it isn't known why black men are disproportionately affected by HIV. He said the health department is working with social service groups to expand testing and increase contact with the city's gay and bisexual population."

RoadCircumstantial homosexuality in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes?

Soldier RoadBritish Army magazine Soldier puts openly gay servicemember on cover for the first time: "British servicemen and women now march at Gay Pride in uniform, all three services have become Stonewall diversity champions and a few months ago the head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt made history when he became the first army chief to address a Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender conference. 'Respect for others is not an optional extra,' he said."

RoadBroadway performer Nick Adams denied entrance to Turtle Bay bar on the east side of Manhattan because he's gay.

RoadPetition asking Mormon Church to reconsider its anti-gay positions grows...

RoadProject Runway designer Jack Mackenroth medals at the 2009 Outgames in Copenhagen.

RoadDrag queen bingo wars in Seattle.

RoadRep. Jared Polis appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy's supervisory board raises eyebrows: "Polis opposes the military's ban on gay and lesbian servicemembers and has twice proposed, then withdrawn, amendments to undo 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policies. Polis' appointment, made by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has veterans on both sides of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' debate wondering if it's a signal change is coming. 'We're all reading the tea leaves here,' said Tricia Heller, a Class of '87 Air Force Academy graduate who flew C-9 jets for the Air Force before the leaving the service four years ago and coming out."

RoadJake Gyllenhaal: New Prince of Persia stills.

ChimpaidsRoadScientists: Chimpanzees with AIDS-like disease inspire hope for vaccine .

RoadInner Light: Gay pastor offers Black gays and lesbians a spiritual sanctuary in Washington D.C.

RoadMichael Keaton to be the voice of Ken doll.

RoadEl Paso City Council passes anti-discrimination resolution as a result of Chico's Tacos kiss incident.

RoadMale model fix: Ambrose Olsen.

RoadTrue Blood cast visits Comic-Con.

RoadiPhone App developer claims Apple double standard for approving gay iPhone apps: "Terry Ray claims that his iGaydar title was rejected from the App Store on the same day as Bruno -- an app based on the Sacha Baron Cohen movie -- was approved. iGaydar was rejected for "objectionable content," despite being considerably less graphic than the Bruno app, according to Ray. iGaydar pretends to detect a person's sexuality, first displaying a random percentage and then announcing a tongue-in-cheek statement, such as "Honey, not even your priorities are straight." By contrast the Bruno app lets users undress Cohen's character, and touch various body parts which can elicit potentially offensive responses."


Mack and Cheese: Project Runway Contestant Rocks 90's Fashion

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Former Project Runway contestant Jack Mackenroth posted some shots from a 1993 Genre magazine article for which he had modeled. Genre, it was reported late on Friday, has suspended publication.

Jack writes: "Oh the horror!! The photos are so quintessentially 90’s. My hair is a human atrocity. And the clothes. GOD. Oh well. Not a good fashion moment for me or the world but I still look pretty good now considering that was 16 years ago. Work the Calvin Klein linen honey!"

He adds: "It is interesting to think that I was already HIV positive back then. I was looking through the rest of the issue and there was a page on AIDS treatment at the time. It’s scary because there was really nothing available. AZT was controversial, D4T was moderately effective and protease inhibitors were not even approved yet. They eventually proved to be a literal lifesaver for many people. We have certainly come a long way in that arena as well. Thank god."

Check out a few more at his blog.


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."


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JACK MACKENROTH: Former Project Runway contestant and fashion designer Jack Mackenroth talks to iFashion network.


Jack Mackenroth Creates Gigantic Chocolate Wonder Woman

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Project Runway contestant Jack Mackenroth, Butter's pastry chef Zac Young and America's Next Top Model winner Jaslene Gonzalez collaborated for an entry in a superhero-themed chocolate fashion show for some big chocolate convention that happens in New York every year.

Mackenroth and young decided on Wonder Woman. Says Jack: "What mini-gay didn’t want to be Lynda Carter in the 70’s? Please. I’ve been practicing my Wonder Woman transformation spin since I was 3."

The results, as you can see, were sweet.

One more shot, and Jack's explanation of the ensemble, AFTER THE JUMP...

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