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04/19/2007


News: Joaquin Phoenix, Utah, Rachel Maddow, True Blood, LCR

 road George W. Bush won't comment on the "Ground Zero mosque".

Phoenix  roadJoaquin Phoenix's cryptic documentary gets a trailer.

 roadTrue Blood fans, here's the magazine cover you don't want to miss (possibly nsfw).

 roadSafe schools chief and GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings on last year's right-wing attacks against him: "As the leading proponent of stopping bullying in America, I was not allowed to be bullied out of my job. I've been preaching for 25 years that bullying is not OK. There was no way I could then say, 'OK, you can bully me.' "

 roadMore reactions on the Ninth Circuit Court's stay of the Prop 8 ruling: Jerry Brown, California Assembly Speaker John Perez, NOM, Courage Campaign's Rick Jacobs, Maggie Gallagher.

 roadLog Cabin Republicans rarely delve into gay rights issues at chapter meetings.

Road MoveOn steps up boycott of Target.

 roadFacebook location set to face off with Foursquare: "As we’ve been saying for months, it seems highly likely the Facebook is going to take a platform approach to location. That is, they’re more likely to federate other location streams (such as Foursquare’s) while they themselves remain fairly cautious with their own location services."

 roadJoe Manganiello promises more nudity on True Blood.

Slater_bragman  roadSteven Slater hires gay PR honcho Howard Bragman.

 roadJonbenet Ramsey at 20?

 roadHere's a spreadsheet of every member of the House of Representatives and their Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, addresses and RSS feeds.

 roadRachel Maddow and the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell to receive Walter Cronkite award from Interfaith Alliance: "The Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, established by Interfaith Alliance in 1998, recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation. The award recognizes individuals whose actions have embodied the values of civility, tolerance, diversity and cooperation in the advancement of public dialogue and public policy on traditionally controversial and divisive issues. Mr. Cronkite served as Honorary Chairman of Interfaith Alliance until his death in 2009."

Lebron  roadLeBron James flexes for GQ.

 roadSuspect in murder of D.C. gay man claims self defense. "'Defendant McLean alleged that the decedent was forcing him to be a male prostitute,' says the affidavit. 'According to defendant McLean, the decedent held a knife to the throat of defendant McLean in the early morning hours of August 8, 2010 and threatened to kill him. Defendant McLean claimed that he began to stab the decedent in the chest and then he (defendant McLean) blacked out and does not remember the remainder of the stabbing."

 roadGay activist launches campaign to oust gay executive director of the Utah AIDS Foundation Stan Penfold, who is also Salt Lake City's first openly gay city councilmember. "Matthews, a former UAF volunteer, complains that Penfold has eliminated HIV/ AIDS prevention and support programs even as Utah’s infection rates continue to climb — tripling from 2000 to 2009. Matthews also charges that Penfold’s role as a part-time City Council member has short-changed his full-time job. 'It has been detrimental, during skyrocketing HIV infections, to have the executive director of the Utah AIDS Foundation now have his attention split with the also very pressing business of the City Council,' Matthews said."


News: LeBron James Sucks What?, Glenn Beck U, Calamari Calamity, GLAAD Unhappy With The View

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Road Gay (but celibate) nominee Rev. Jeffrey John is probably out of the running to become Bishop of Southwark in South London.

Road Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council is praising Gov. Linda Lingle of Hawaii for vetoing civil unions. BTW, he's on the record calling for homosexuality to be criminalized and for gays to be deported from the United States.

Road LeBron James branded a "cocksucker"—in a bad way—by Gawker.

Road The psychic octopus (no sentence should ever begin this way, but there it is) who successfully predicted the outcome of all the German World Cup matches has received death threats.

AndresrMUNTANE4VES4Road Jon Kortajarena, Andrés Velencoso and more of the world's top male models get naked (NSFW) for V Magazine.

Road What it's like to enroll in Glenn Beck's Beck University. First course: Faith 101.

Road The Outrate Online Short Film Festival 2010 is under way. (NSFW ads.)

Road Homophobic, racist, anti-Semitic, misogynist...now Mel Gibson can add "wifebeater" to his résumé. Allegedly.

6a00d8341cabbe53ef0133f2224721970b-400wiRoad The video for "Crossfire"—Brandon Flowers's first-ever solo single—premieres in the U.K. today.

Road GLAAD is after The View, specifically appealing to Barbara Walters over Sherri Shepherd and guest host D.L. Hughley's misinformed remarks that HIV is more prevalent in black women due to the number of gay and bisexual black men on the downlow.

Road Gay men seeking asylum in the U.K. should be "free to enjoy themselves going to Kylie concerts and drinking exotically coloured cocktails." Nice thought, but probably not the main reason they fear returning to their home countries.

Aaron_schockRoad The Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor gay-themed film I Love You, Phillip Morris was screened at The Budapest Gay Pride Festival on July 4. (Anyone see it?)

Road Republican Rep. Aaron Schock—who is absolutely not gay—is once again celebrated for his good looks. As a legislator, he makes a great fitness model.

Road The California governor race is all tied up. Which is good news and bad news for both Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman.

Road Gay activist Peter Rosenstein endorses D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the Washington, D.C., mayoral race. He'd previously worked as an advisor to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, but "it's another sign that many longtime local Democratic and civic activists are coalescing around Gray because of concerns about Fenty's personality and governing style."

Road A supplements supplement.


Justin Timberlake Has a 'Man Crush' on LeBron James

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"He just lights me up."

Watch ESPN get into the topic of 'man crushes' (3:18), AFTER THE JUMP...

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LeBron James: GQ Cavalier

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A team of GQ editors went to Cleveland to play basketball with the 24-year-old. Later they found themselves at a gay club, and realized that some LGBT people and those who hang with them may actually care about sports:

"Later that night, after eating dinner and drinking 200 cans of Schlitz at a little place in the Tremont district of Cleveland called the Prosperity Social Club (if I lived in Cleveland, I would go there every day to eat and drink and pump quarters into the jukebox), we went round and round talking about different moments in the game, mocking ourselves and expressing our awe at him and trying to tease out that quality I was just talking about above. We were sitting next to a wood-burning stove, and we looked around and realized there was some sort of LGBT event going on that night. We were the only people in there who weren’t L or G or B or T. There was a lot of ABBA coming out of the jukebox. I imagined there aren’t a whole lot of places in Cleveland that the L’s and G’s and B’s and T’s feel this at-home, and so I also imagined that this was probably one of the few spots in town, and this one of the few crowds, where the fact of LeBron James doesn’t matter a whole lot. I’m stereotyping, I know, but you get what I mean. But then the owner came over to us, a fantastically friendly woman who’d heard about our playing LeBron that day and wanted to know how the game went. Turns out the Prosperity Social Club was in the running to be the location for an ad shoot featuring LeBron, and she was keeping her fingers crossed. It would mean a lot to them."

When John Amaechi came out in early 2007, James said he'd rather an athlete be out of the closet: "With teammates you have to be trustworthy and if you're gay and you're not admitting that you are, then you are not trustworthy. So that's like the No. 1 thing as teammates - we all trust each other. You've heard of the in-room, locker-room code. What happens in the locker-room stays in there. It's a trust factor, honestly. A big trust factor."

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Sportrait: LeBron James

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After a Team USA training session for the World Basketball Championship in Sapporo today, Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James decided it was time to honor his sponsor, Nike, by taking his shirt off. The US Team is set to face Puerto Rico in the opening game tomorrow.

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