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News: Olympics, John Mayer, Miami Beach, Molly Shannon, Iowa

 road  Dramatic show of support seen in Congress behind Uniting American Families Act and inclusive comprehensive immigration reform bill

Pridehouse road  First look at Whistler's Olympic Pride House. For the first time, LGBT athletes and fans have their own clubhouse at the Olympic Village.

 road  Dick: John Mayer calls his penis a white supremacist, among other things.

 road  Never-before-seen photos of 9/11.

 road  ACLU to sue Miami Beach over unlawful arrest of gay men: "The issue here is not just the violation of Mr. Strickland's rights as a gay man. All people have a clear constitutional right and a civic duty to report police misconduct.  When police start arresting people for reporting police misconduct, the public's faith in law enforcement suffers."Here's the background.

 road  Miami Beach business owners meet about arrests.

 road  Kevin Federline strips for Celebrity Fit Club.

 road  Tomorrow: Oprah to feature story of high school quarterback who transitioned to female.

Rainbow  road  Texas Attorney General says city cannot withhold names of those involved in Rainbow Lounge raid.

 road  LGBT Democrats defend Obama at DNC meeting: "Veteran Democratic activist Rick Stafford of Minnesota, who chairs the LGBT Caucus, said members at the Feb. 5 meeting were impressed with DNC Chair Timothy Kaine, a former Virginia governor, and gay White House official Brian Bond. Both addressed the LGBT Caucus during the DNC’s annual winter meeting. Stafford told DC Agenda that Kaine 'talked about the achievements, but he also talked about the frustration he knows our community has on some issues, with the lack of forward progress.'"

 road  Schoolboy to Showgirl: The Alexandra Billings Story.

 road  Molly Shannon to play recurring character on Glee.

Elephant  road  Baby elephant makes debut in Melbourne.

 road  Russian court sentences killer of gay men to 23 years behind bars: "Mikhail Kurilnik, 26, was invited to his victims' homes after making initial contact on the Internet in January 2009, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said. He then attacked his victims using a knife and a hammer, killing two and injuring a third man, the spokesman added."

 road  A Single Man premieres in Paris.

 road  Archbishop of Canterbury to attempt to heal rift in church over gays and women. Good luck! Says church must tackle diversity.

 road  Channing Tatum demonstrates his stripper moves for Ellen.

 road  GOP lawmakers in Iowa want to exclude gay kids from anti-bullying bill: "State Reps. Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig, and Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, sponsored the legislation to remove sexual orientation and gender identity as definitions used for purposes of protecting students in public and nonpublic schools from harassment and bullying."

News: Taylor Lautner, Harrah's, Swaziland, Gay Ice Cream Truck

RoadLesbian couple in Swaziland bids to become country's first same-sex marriage.

Paterson RoadNY Governor David Paterson shaves his beard.

RoadLa Toya Jackson makes video she promised not to make because she just can't help herself.

Road"Marriage Minutemen" form in New Jersey to oppose marriage equality: "We want to stop any redefinition of marriage that happens without a public vote."

RoadIs this what life without Britney does to a man???

RoadAmerica's first black lesbian mayor, Denise Simmons of Cambridge, Massachusetts, marries her partner Mattie Hayes.

RoadBig Gay Ice Cream Truck a finalist in NYC's Vendy "street food" Awards.

RoadHarrah's Atlantic City casinos in bid to draw gay and lesbian tourists: "Harrah's has been catering to gay and lesbian travelers at its Las Vegas casinos for a few years, but will launch a similar campaign in the country's second-largest gambling market with an 'Out in Atlantic City' weekend of partying Sept. 25-27. The event, expected to draw more than 1,000 people, will bring some of the best-known names in the gay and lesbian entertainment scene to the Harrah's casinos."

RoadQuadriplegic sails around Britain solo.

Shard RoadRenzo Piano's "Shard" to dominate London skyline: "Construction has begun on the Shard, a skyscraper that will be the tallest building in Western Europe and will provide amazing views of London...inspired by towering church spires and the masts of ships that once anchored on the Thames."

RoadThousands call for Turing apology in Britain.

RoadPossible arson investigated at Stereo nightclub in Montreal.

RoadSex club planned for historic hotel in Gloucester, UK.

RoadTruman Capote signed one of his Harry Potter: "Howard Rose of Brier Rose Books in Teaneck, N.J., is selling a first-edition copy of Truman Capote’s 1967 book The Thanksgiving Visitor, autographed by the author in January 1978 'for Harry Potter with gratitude.'"

RoadCranberries to reunite.

Lautner RoadBruce Weber points his lens at Twilight's Taylor Lautner.

RoadAnd that other vamp, Robert Pattinson, does Premiere.

RoadGay Big Brother contestant Kevin finally wins Head of Household competition, reads letter from partner of nine years.

RoadMaine governor Baldacci to appear at marriage equality fundraiser.

RoadFull slate of LGBT candidates vie for NYC City Council seats.

RoadTransgender teen in Vermont makes plea for genderless bathrooms: "Kyle Giard-Chase, 16, asked the Vermont Human Rights Commission on Thursday to endorse the effort. He said that before he came out last year as transgendered, he was a three-sport athlete and the co-captain of the field hockey team, a girls' sport, at South Burlington High School. At an away game, he said he was verbally harassed and threatened by the members of the host school's football team for using the girls' restroom. 'The harassment only stopped when I was reduced to tears and told them I was in fact a female,' said Kyle, now a senior."

News: Eliot Spitzer, Robbie Williams, Florent, Geraldine Ferraro

road.jpg New York Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns: "From those to whom much is given, much is expected. I have been given much: the love of my family, the faith and trust of the people of New York and the chance to lead this state. I am deeply sorry that I did not live up to what was expected of me. Over the course of my public life, I have insisted — I believe correctly — that people regardless of their position or power take responsibility for their conduct. I can and will ask no less of myself. For this reason, I am resigning from the office of governor."

Rice_2road.jpg Christopher Rice turns 30. Happy Birthday, Chris!

road.jpg Kevin Federline to make his Broadway debut in Legally Blonde? Pal: "This is his chance to show the world what he can do."

road.jpg Geraldine Ferraro stepping down from Clinton campaign. Letter: "Dear Hillary – I am stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself about what is at stake in this campaign. The Obama campaign is attacking me to hurt you. I won’t let that happen. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do to make this a better world for my children and grandchildren. You have my deep admiration and respect. Gerry."

road.jpg Jodie Foster says she hasn't fallen in love. But what about her beautiful Cydney?

road.jpg Nicolas Sarkozy and Shimon Peres decide not to kiss.

road.jpg Martina Navratilova regains her Czech citizenship, almost three decades after fleeing the former Communist regime. She's also frustrated with the current administration in the United States: "The thing is that we elected Bush, that is worse. Against that, nobody chose a Communist government in Czechoslovakia."

Florentroad.jpg NYC landmark restaurant Florent closing in June on Gay Pride: " When his lease on 69 Gansevoort St. expires on March 31, rent will increase from $6,000 a month to approximately $50,000, and it's unlikely a deal will be struck. Florent is currently battling his landlord in court over tax increases and is withholding rent as a result. The litigation also means he does not plan to simply pack up shop on the 31st. 'I talked to my lawyer and [the restaurant] will stay open for two or three months. I'd like to end on a high note and I think Gay Pride Day would be perfect.' That's June 29, in case you want to put it in your book. He also says he'd like to hold a writing contest - 'people could write their best story, the most insane story, of the restaurant' - with the winner receiving a dinner on the final night."

road.jpg John McCain still hanging on to anti-gay Pastor John Hagee: "I will say that he said that his words were taken out of context, he defends his position. I hope that maybe you’d give him a chance to respond. He says he has never been anti-Catholic, but I repudiate the words that create that impression."

Rwroad.jpg Robbie Williams mangina (NSFW).

road.jpg Mehdi Kazemi, the gay Iranian teen I posted about earlier in the week who faced deportation from The Netherlands back to the UK where he faced another possible deportation back to Iran, where he'd likely be executed, lost his asylum appeal in the Netherlands: " Tuesday's decision by the Council of State -- the highest administrative court in the Netherlands --means Kazemi could face deportation to Britain, which he fears will send him back to Iran. Council spokeswoman Daniela Tempelman said the council decided it must comply with the Dublin Regulation and return Kazemi to Britain. Video Watch how teenager has lost his right to remain. Under the Dublin Regulation, European Union member nations agree that an application for asylum submitted in any EU country would be handled by that country alone. The regulation seeks to ensures that an asylum seeker is not redirected from nation to nation simply because none will take responsibility."

Kevin Federline Not Only Smells, But Sells


According to WWD, Kevin Federline's much-maligned Details "Power and Influence" issue is one of the magazine's biggest sellers of the year, selling "more than 75,000 copies, nearly 15,000 above K-Fed's March 2005 issue."

WWD reports: "Though Federline, a fledgling rapper and party promoter, is best known for marrying (and divorcing) one of the biggest former pop stars in the country, his image as a doting father has grown as his ex-wife becomes increasingly strange with every incident of head shaving, clothing removal and erratic driving reported in the press. 'K-Fed is certainly relevant and that's indisputable,' said [editor Daniel] Peres. 'Federline's popularity, Peres added, also speaks to the bigger theme of how even the most grotesque celebrities have become a larger part of mainstream news. 'That sort of tabloid nature of the news is permeating so many aspects of our culture, from watching Paris Hilton being released from prison as if it were hostages being released with Jesse Jackson brokering the deal, or how the death of Anna Nicole Smith got more coverage than the death of [former president] Gerald Ford.' But Federline's appeal to the consumer isn't as strong as other Details cover models — the August issue featuring Daniel Radcliffe will likely be its best seller of the year. The issue, the first Details cover by photographer Steven Klein, banked 91,000 copies, compared with 73,000 copies for the August 2006 issue."

Next up for the January/February issue? Zac Efron.

Kevin Federline Does Details


Britney Spears' ex Kevin Federline as been named one of the most 50 influential men under 45 by Details magazine, according to MSNBC.

"I’d actually like to play somebody other than a bad guy or an ass," Federline tells the publication, adding, "To be a father is… everything. It shows me how little I am."

While Federline's parenting skillz are forefront in the MSNBC pullquote (and it's pretty unbelievable to have to admit that K-Fed looks like the responsible one in the Spears-Federline saga), it's hard not to notice the strategically-placed coverline: "Are you turning your kid into a douchebag?"

Then again, it appears Britney got that responsibility in the divorce.

A Month of Culture in London includes Kylie's Hotpants


Federline_1Those of you heading to London in the coming days who aren't interested in seeing Kevin Federline's throat slit at the National Portrait Gallery may want to make your way over to the Victoria and Albert Museum which is featuring an exhibit dedicated to Kylie Minogue.

You will be welcome to stare at Kylie's gold lamé hotpants for as long as you like.

Of course there's also the Tate Modern, which on February 15th will be hosting the largest-ever exhibit dedicated to Gilbert and George.

GilbertandgeorgeFor more on Gilbert and George, there was an enlightening article in The Observer last week (via queerty) that shed some light on their delight at being featured at the Tate after being shunned from its walls for many years: "George's theory is that homophobia is still alive and well, even in the supposedly liberal and bohemian art world. 'There's a lot of closet gay bashing,' he says. 'There are journalists who attack us without saying anything about that [their sexuality], but you can see clearly what it is. The Guardian once said: "They must be very unhappy, after all these years, of being called filthy queers." The Guardian! Extraordinary!' In fact, he thinks the art world and the media are a good deal less tolerant than the man on the street. In their real lives, no one ever abuses them."


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