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News: Cooper As Armstrong, Palin's Media Future, 78, Body Image

1NewsIcon Simply revolted over the idea of two men marrying, an Episcopal priest has decided to stop having sex with his wife in order to become a Catholic priest.

BOHC1NewsIcon President Obama thanks Hillary Clinton during a joint interview that will air on 60 Minutes tonight. He added, "It has been a great collaboration over the last four years. I'm going to miss her, wish she was sticking around, but she has logged in so many miles I can't begrudge her wanting to take it easy for a little bit."

1NewsIcon Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton's Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters topped the box office this weekend, but was still considered a disappointment with only an $19 million domestic haul.

1NewsIcon The tweet in which Darren Criss plays with his keyboard.

1NewsIcon And of course we all know how to play the plastic recorder.

1NewsIcon Does a best picture win at the Producer's Guild Awards give Argo an Oscar advantage?

DNAYou1NewsIcon How valuable is your DNA information? Not very, according to New Scientist: "Having your genome open to public scrutiny obviously raises privacy issues. Employers and insurers may be interested. Embarrassing family secrets may be exposed.But overall, personal genetic information is probably no more revealing than other sorts. In fact there are reasons to believe that it is less so: would an insurance company really go to the trouble of decoding a genome to discover a slightly elevated risk of cancer or Alzheimer's disease?"

1NewsIcon After being booted from Fox News, Sarah Palin is optimistic about her future in media: "As far as long-term plans, the door is wide open... I know the country needs more truth-telling in the media, and I'm willing to do that. So, we shall see."

1NewsIcon Bradley Cooper as Lance Armstrong in a JJ Abrams-directed biopic?

1NewsIcon Beyonce lives it up.

1NewsIcon The Republicans continue to lose their grip on the West.

MenInEden1NewsIcon Same-sex desire in the fur trade: "William Drummond Stewart, a member of the lower Scottish nobility and the subject of this biography, came primarily to hunt and to experience the wide-open freedom of the northern Great Plains and Rockies (think modern-day African safaris). Stewart’s story, however, and as the subtitle of this book implies, has a twist: He was an openly gay man at a time when being gay was to risk ignominious public punishment (including hanging in some areas of the British isles) and the certain ruination of reputation and fortune."

1NewsIcon Is Wyoming thawing on gay issues: "It remains to be seen whether gay rights supporters in the overwhelmingly Republican Wyoming Legislature can pass measures that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, create civil unions or even gay marriage. So far, nine of the legislature's 78 Republicans have signed on as co-sponsors of the various bills. Eight of the Legislature's 12 Democrats are on board with at least one of the bills. Committee hearings on two of the bills were scheduled for Monday."

1NewsIcon French sailor Francois Gabart only needed 78 days to go around the world.

1NewsIcon On gay men and body image.


News: Gay Pride Suppression, Hillary Clinton, Russia, JJ Abrams

1NewsIcon A gay man in Boynton Beach, Florida, is being accused of trying to start abstract "trouble" after his neighborhood association nixed his pride flag. The man, Dave Armstrong, says his neighbors are just homophobic. "I said, 'Listen, everybody else has an American flag on the front of their property, so why can't I have my pride flag right out here?'"

GayPlates1NewsIcon An Atlanta man is suing Georgia after state rejects his three gay-themed vanity license plates, "4GayLib," "GayPwr" and "GayGuy:" "All three were denied because they were already on a list of more than 10,000 banned tags, the state's 'bad tag list'. 'There are some limits that are proper but none of this makes any sense,' [Attorney Cynthia] Counts said. 'It's completely contrary to any first amendment principals.'"

1NewsIcon The Connecticut Senate approved the state's first openly gay Supreme Court justice.

1NewsIcon MSNBC panels says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "at her very best" during yesterday's Benghazi hearings.

1NewsIcon New rules from the Kremlin demand military officers inspect recruits' bodies, including their genitals, for tattoos that may indicate gang or gay affiliation. "The reason for getting tattoos could indicate a low cultural or educational level," the directive reads. "If an influence by external factors is determined, for example, persuasion or direct coercion, this indicates the malleability of the young man, his disposition to submit to another's will."

1NewsIcon Scotland Yard says it has arrested three people suspected of being involved in a "Muslim street patrol" that recently assaulted a gay man in London.

MotherJonesGraph1NewsIcon More about corporations turning on the Boy Scouts for the Scouts' tenacious homophobia, including a chart on who's giving how much to the organization. (Click on image to expand.)

1NewsIcon David Hall, the former Air Force sergeant booted under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, discusses his experience as a "citizen co-chair" during President Obama's second inauguration. "I think he tried to put us all at ease and talk to us as normal people," he said of the commander-in-chief's demeanor.

1NewsIcon Rather than joining the momentum that will most likely usher in marriage equality in Rhode Island, and simultaneously going against his party peer, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Democratic State Sen. Frank A. Ciccone III plans on introducing a bill that will put same-sex unions to a popular vote, rather than allowing lawmakers to decide.

1NewsIcon Despite outcry from LGBT students, Chick-fil-A will stay put at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The school, however, agreed to give them $1,500 to see if they can start an anti-bullying and general awareness campaign on such a small budget.

SDorff1NewsIcon Stephen Dorff found some relief in the Roosevelt Hotel's bushes.

1NewsIcon Here are the president's remarks on the Pentagon lifting the ban on women in combat: "Today, by moving to open more military positions—including ground combat units—to women, our armed forces have taken another historic step toward harnessing the talents and skills of all our citizens..."

1NewsIcon Polish lawmakers begin debating civil unions.

1NewsIcon Why didn't Sheryl Crow tell the world that former lover Lance Armstrong was doping?

1NewsIcon David Beckham in a "fashionable dressing gown."

1NewsIcon Is JJ Abrams going to direct the next Star Wars flick?

1NewsIcon "Does lightning cause migraines?"


News: Day Of Service, Yossi, MJF, 'Stoker'

1NewsIcon President Obama kicked off inauguration weekend by rolling up his sleeves for National Day of Service.

UCLA1NewsIcon Anti-gay danger near UCLA: "Two men stepped out of the vehicle and walked up to the victim. One of the suspects threatened the student with a knife and used anti-gay slurs... During the confrontation, the victim reportedly suffered minor scratches and bruises, but he did not want to be treated."

1NewsIcon More on the struggles openly gay military men and women and their spouses face post-DADT.

1NewsIcon New Jersey activists will have to win over more than a few GOP lawmakers if they want to pass marriage equality in the Garden State.

1NewsIcon New Mexico state Rep. Brian Egolf wants to include marriage equality in the state's constitution. From The Santa Fe New Mexican" "The proposal probably won’t have an easy time in the Legislature. Lawmakers in recent years haven’t even been able to pass legislation calling for state-recognized domestic partnership agreements."

Kluwe1NewsIcon LGBT-supportive Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe is releasing a collection of essays called Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies.

1NewsIcon "Supernatural is the best gay romance on TV that isn't actually gay."

1NewsIcon Check out some footage of Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode in Wentworth Miller's Stoker.

1NewsIcon New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and longtime girlfriend Sandra Lee have no plans to marry. Frank Bruni hopes that isn't an issue should Cuomo run for the White House in 2016: "...That would be an affirmation that we, as a voting public, have wised up to the frequent lack of any correlation between a tableau of traditional family life and the values, character and skills it takes to govern effectively. And I'm intrigued by politicians who are writing fresh scripts and handling their personal situations in surprising ways."

1NewsIcon Did Lance Armstrong sign an endorsement deal with crocodile tears?

1NewsIcon Catching up with Yossi from Yossi & Jagger: "...He has the dulled affect of someone suffering from depression, merely going through the motions of his life. Ten years after Jagger's death Yossi is still in the closet.... In the new film Yossi meets a young, openly gay soldier. The journey that follows seems to mirror that taken by Mr. Fox and many gay men in Israel. Let's just say the movie could have been titled, How Yossi Got His Groove Back."

Volcano1NewsIcon Volcanoes don't mess around.

1NewsIcon Tuxedos abound on Glee set.

1NewsIcon Michael Urie previews He's Way More Famous Than You.

1NewsIcon Manti Te'o swears he wasn't in on the dead girlfriend hoax.

1NewsIcon The faux feud between Taylor Swift and Michael J. Fox has been resolved. Phew!


Lance Armstrong's Confession: VIDEO

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Yes, I doped, and it wasn't humanly possible to win seven Tour de France titles without it.

In a nutshell, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jon Stewart Previews Lance Armstrong's Oprah Confession: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart previews the interview of the week - Lance Armstrong's Thursday night Oprah confession and blasts himself for not being able to see that Armstrong was lying in his own interview with the doping cyclist.

"You can beat testicular cancer. You can win the Tour de France. But you can't win the Tour de France seven times after beating testicular cancer."

Then, Aasif Mandvi explains how Lance Armstrong has such amazing lying endurance.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lance Armstrong Flips the Bird at the International Cycling Union: PHOTO

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Lance Armstrong clearly has no shame about the doping scandal that stripped him of his Tour de France titles, posting this photo to his Twitter account in what Yahoo Sports calls "a finely-honed troll move."

Tweets Armstrong: "Back in Austin and just layin' around ... "

Writes Yahoo!:

Now, obviously the UCI wasn't going to come into Armstrong's house and yank the jerseys off his walls. (The International Olympic Committee could be a different story. They have ordered disgraced medalists to surrender their medals in the past.) But even though Armstrong has removed the Tour de France victories from his Twitter profile, he's clearly not relinquishing the titles in the public eye.


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