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News: Simon Doonan, Yahoo, Richard Cordray, Pinhole Camera

RoadPayPal President Scott Thompson named CEO of Yahoo!

TorontoRoadPhoto: Toronto's pinhole year.

Sinead O'Connor calls off divorce after "beautiful evening of love making with nine (sic) other than husband".

RoadMassachusetts Supreme court Justice Margaret Marshall stepping down: "A 2003 decision declared that the Massachusetts Constitution prohibits the state from denying same-sex couples access to civil marriage. The ruling made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage."

RoadDarren Criss makes debut in How to Succeed in Business Without really Trying.

RoadMariah Carey tweets photo of herself in hospital bed with husband Nick Cannon after he suffers "mild kidney failure" in Aspen.

RoadThe Martha Stewart Show has been canceled.

DoonanRoadBarney's Creative Director Simon Doonan categorizes gay and straight foods: “Gay foods are more decorative; they’re more frivolous. The macaron craze is the ne plus ultra of gay fooderie. I can’t believe any red-blooded straight guy can even walk into a macaron shop. If you wanted to ruin a politician’s career, just publish a picture of him shopping for macarons.”

RoadPresident Obama, in recess appointment, names Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "Make no mistake: President Obama's move will provoke a huge fight from Republicans. Most will declare this use of a recess appointment to be unconstitutional, while talk of impeaching Obama will likely spread throughout the right-wing media."

RoadVIDEO: Protester arrested for leading 'mic check' against National Defense Authorization Act at NYC's Grand Central Station.

RoadRyan Gosling hits the gym in his blue satin boxing shorts.

MuellerRoadMeet Kirk and Nate Mueller, gay twins and iPad design wizards.

RoadMIT researchers design suit that makes the wearer feel like a 70-year-old.

RoadFerndale, Michigan pastor Mark Bidwell dies: “My father was a vigilant supporter of the LGBT community and he spent the better half of his life advocating for LGBT rights,” said Bidwell’s daughter, Amy Dooley, 29. “Toward the end of his life he struggled with addiction which ultimately led to medical complications, including organ failure which led to his death.”

RoadJames Franco publishing a novel.

RoadRon Paul, secret winner of the Iowa caucuses? "That's because Paul's massive organizational push in Iowa focused on both winning votes, and also on making sure that Paul supporters  stuck around after the vote to make sure they were selected as county delegates — the first step towards being elected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention."


News: Martha Stewart, Tel Aviv, Hate Crimes, Oaxaca, Joey Arias

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FBI: Anti-gay hate crimes increase 11%.

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Joey Arias brings 'Arias with a Twist' to L.A.

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Dangerous: Martha Stewart has some strong words for Sarah Palin.

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Should PEPFAR money to Uganda be cut off?

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Report: 4,000 Anglican priests to join Catholic Church. "Under the Vatican’s initiative, Anglicans, turned off by their own church’s embrace of gay clerics, women priests and blessing of same-sex unions, can join new parishes, called ‘personal ordinariates’, that are headed by former Anglican prelates."

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Formed following the passage of Proposition 8, gay rights group celebrates first anniversary in Orange County.

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Man attacked after climbing into bear enclosure at zoo in Bern, Switzerland.

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Did J Lo fall so people would notice her performance?

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Canada border guards seize PG-rated gay films headed for Inside Out Film Festival: "All three movies have been shown in Canada before. Patrik 1.5 is a PG-rated film about a gay couple's foibles adopting a child in Sweden. Clapham Junction is R-rated, but by no means obscene. I Can't Think Straight, the other film seized, is a relatively mainstream movie which had a theatrical release this summer. It stars Lisa Ray."

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WATCH: Janet Jackson's new video "Make Me".

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Selected entries from National Geographic's International Photography contest.

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GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios on former KC Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, anti-gay slurs, and homophobia in professional sports: "I hope the league moves beyond individual suspensions and instead enacts zero-tolerance policies that start to address the danger of homophobia in sports."

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Denver evangelical church opens doors to all.

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Nude sunbathing initiative led by gay rights activists rejected in UK.

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Stonewall Family: World of Warcraft highlights Gay Guild.

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Jude Law does his fitness routine for students at NYU.

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Male model fix: Nicholas Lemons.

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Oaxacan town holds drag festival: "The annual dance and festival of the muxes celebrates a group of homosexual men who don elaborate makeup and traditional dress to dance and crown a queen, all with the support and excitement of the local community. Zapotec Indian culture in the Juchitan area, 277 km south of the Oaxacan capital, treats male homosexuality with openness."

Health care plan to include prayer?

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Carrie Prejean's brother on her sex tapes: "If they were put in front of me I'd probably watch it."

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Akron and Summit counties in Ohio mull anti-discimination ordinance protecting gays and lesbians.

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Geri Halliwell has a revelation: not all hairdressers are gay.

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Tel Aviv evicting gays from public park cruising area: "The new policy is divisive even within the LGBT community itself, as some of its leaders sided with city hall. Yaniv Weizmann, founder of the Proud Youth organization and a city council member, told Haaretz that the park's historic role was over. 'The community has matured,' he said. 'We can walk around in broad daylight in Tel Aviv. Something that was relevant when we were a persecuted and oppressed community is no longer relevant today.' Others see establishment leaders like Weizmann as traitors to the cause."


News: MS, Anderson Cooper, Glee, Gay Adoption, Martha, Tulsa

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Scientists reverse Multiple Sclerosis in mice.

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Utah paper refuses to run gay couple's wedding announcement.

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NeNe Leakes can't get enough Anderson Cooper.

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Samantha Fox to marry her manager Myra Stratton: “We might get Liz Mitchell of BoneyM to do the ceremony - she’s a pastor now… and have the do [party] in Siberia.”

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Gay couple claims ejection from Internos Wine Cafe in San Francisco for kissing.

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Glee gets a new promo!

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Anchorage Mayor mulling veto of anti-discrimination ordinance: "This issue is important to our community and, as such, deserves careful consideration. It is my responsibility not only to listen to constituents but to examine the ordinance's language in depth."

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Bethenny Frankel trashes Gwyneth Paltrow's cooking skillz.

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Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson record album.

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Car bursts into flame outside Martha Stewart property.

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Planet discovered that orbits its star backwards.

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Activist Michael Petrelis zaps anti-Harvey Milk press conference in SF's Civic Plaza.

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On a gay adoption: "We are often asked what Scott calls his two fathers. Before the adoption, we asked ourselves the same question. Some gay couples we know who had adopted let their child use their first names, but that seemed to deny Scott the chance to use a word used by most of his friends. Others, where one partner is from a different country, used something like 'Daddy' and 'Papa' to differentiate. In the end, we settled on 'Daddy' (for Michael) and 'Dad' (me), uncertain whether Scott would be able to make sense of the distinction. We needn’t have worried. He gets it right all the time."

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Shia LaBeouf reveals his hand to the world.

Boxing Boxing in Brazil.

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Protest planned at Rhode Island National Organization for Marriage event this Sunday.

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Tulsa mayoral candidate says #1 issue for city is putting a Christian creationism display in the Tulsa Zoo.

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Lockerbie bomber to be freed? "If the Scots do this, they should be ashamed of themselves. The man is a mass murderer and he would be given a sympathy he did not afford his victims."

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Woman faces second-degree murder charges in Boulder, Colorado for stabbing her husband after he told people, 'I'm a gay guy'.

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Craig Vincent-Jones, executive director of the L.A. County Commission on HIV, on Arnold Schwarzenegger's draconian HIV/AIDS budget cuts.

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Vancouver gay basher Michael Kandola to stand trial: "Smith was holding hands with another man on Davie St Sep 27, 2008 when police say a group of men yelled homophobic slurs at the gay men. Kandola then allegedly punched Smith."


News: Martha Stewart, Iran, Wilson Cruz, India, Dustin Milligan


 roadManhattan DA pledges to investigate NYPD for false arrests of gay men in New York City.

Vets roadTwo gay veterans, together for more than 50 years, reconsider marriage.

 roadMartha Stewart prepares Chinese lunch after her Chow puppy perishes in a propane explosion.

 roadHate-watch groups keep eyes on Utah after Buttars scandal.

 roadWilson Cruz speaks out about criticisms of effeminate portrayals in He's Just Not That Into You: “I want to see more effeminate men on television and in film. I think there is a lack of that. The more we see effeminate men on screen, the more we can help those young people who are exactly that feel okay about it. And that’s really the whole point of my career.”

Eye  roadTehran court rules woman blinded by a man who threw acid in her face will get an eye for an eye. "Bahrami, who moved to Barcelona after the attack to get medical treatment, said the court had originally ruled that she was entitled to have the man blinded in only one eye in Iran because 'each man is worth two women'. 'But I explained to the judge that with one eye one can still live,' she told top-selling newspaper El Pais in another interview. The court then ruled that the man would be blinded in both eyes if in exchange Bahrami agreed to give up the 20,000 euros (25,000 dollars) which she was set to receive from her assailant's family."

 roadMichael Jackson to appear on American Idol?

Deer  roadRun! UK hunters line up for chance to kill rare white deer.

 roadEcstasy may be effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

 roadEx "ex-gay" urges others to confront their sexuality: "Whitfield, a veteran Sacramento attorney, quit years of therapy that he once thought would exorcize his homosexuality. Today he is openly gay and has lent his voice in opposition to California's ban on gay marriage."

 roadGay marriage vs. Democracy: "Like it or not, the California Constitution notes a basic truth in a democratic society: 'All political power is inherent in the people.' Advocates of same-sex marriage might do better by treating those people not as opponents to be defeated but as allies to be won."

 roadIs Avalon Equity/Window Media mogul David Unger's 'empire' on the verge of collapse? Wouldn't surprise me.

Milligan  road90210's Dustin Milligan gets sexed up for V.

 roadI declare it a tie.

 road"Concerned Christians" launch hate drive over public forum scheduled over rescinded gay rights ordinance in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 roadPossible love mystery surrounds final two male competitors on Big Brother Brazil.


 roadGavin Rossdale runs around half-naked for a day.

 roadCourt in Mumbai, India grants bail to man whose wife accused him of having a gay affair: "Shrivastav's wife Pooja had on February 16 filed the complaint against her husband under Section 377 of IPC for allegedly having a homosexual relationship with a man, whom he met on the internet. Earlier, on Thursday the court had granted anticipatory bail to the man, an officer in the merchant navy, with whom Shrivastav was allegedly involved. Shrivastav and Pooja have been married for the last 15 years and have a son. In her complaint, Pooja had stated that she became aware of her husband's homosexuality in 1998 and had tried hard to rid him of his ways."

 roadTed Haggard scandal "haunts" Mike Jones: "It's like a cancer I can't escape. I will forever be tied to this story."


News: Tori Spelling, Paw Paw, NYC Nightlife, ACT UP, Jason Mraz

road.jpg New York may soon no longer be the city that never sleeps.

Mrazroad.jpg Jason Mraz on his new album and why he surrounds himself with gay people: "To me it’s not an issue of gay or straight; it’s just a coincidence that the people I hang out with happened to be … gay folk. And I, as a writer, have always written from a feminine side. I take yoga, and I practice my spirituality, to balance my heaven and earth, to balance my masculine and my feminine, you know? And I think what I find hanging out in the gay community, there’s more of a balance in the masculine and feminine qualities in the lifestyle than in a typical straight relationship or just in a straight person."

road.jpg Tori Spelling anoints herself a gay icon: "I'm a huge fan of gays. They love me; I love them. They consider me kind of a gay icon, which they've labeled me as."

road.jpg Justice Department confirms inquiry into whether U.S. Attorney Leslie Hagen was fired because she is a lesbian: "Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie A. Hagen was informed in 2006 that her contract working on Indian affairs in the Justice Department's Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys would not be renewed for a second year — despite receiving the highest possible performance reviews. When NPR first reported Hagen's case earlier this month, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) asked the Inspector General's Office and the Office of Professional Responsibility to confirm that they were looking into Hagen's case."

road.jpg Jake Gyllenhaal stands underneath an umbrella - ella - ella.

Jordanroad.jpg Leslie Jordan, who stars in the upcoming Sordid Lives, headlined a fundraiser on Monday night for NYC's Harvey Milk High School scholarship fund.

road.jpg Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial Committee seeks donors to help fund cost of unveiling event on May 22, what would have been Milk's 78th birthday. More on the Memorial here.

road.jpg In other Milk news, what is recognized as the first public tribute to Harvey Milk after his death, a mural painted on the side of the Duboce Park recreation center named in his honor, will soon be painted over. The city plans to paint a different work (also honoring Milk) on the rec center's east-facing wall, and place another memorial inside the building's lobby.

road.jpg A FIRST LOOK at Project Runway winner Christian Siriano's appearance on Ugly Betty.

Baileyroad.jpg Next week, Law & Order: SVU will feature pro football player who is outed when his lover is murdered. This Bailey Chase, the player.

road.jpg Animated Disney hunks become underwear models

road.jpg Martha Stewart remembers her Chow, Paw Paw, who died last Saturday.

road.jpg "Fearless" exhibit of openly gay athletes opens at San Ramon Valley High School in San Francisco's Bay Area.

road.jpg Robert Downey Jr. sucks a mean thumb.

road.jpg Jay Blotcher recalls the lessons he learned on the front lines of ACT UP. He'll be appearing tomorrow at NYU with other ACT UP alums at NYU's Cantor Film Center: "This wasn’t some haphazard group—our media committee had members that were publicists at major firms. Michelangelo Signorile, my predecessor as media coordinator, applied showbiz-PR tactics to ACT UP and got us a lot of attention."


Peter Bacanovic Unable to Step Out of Martha Stewart's Shadow

Peter Bacanovic, the gay stockbroker found guilty of perjury, conspiracy, making false statements and obstruction of agency proceedings in the Martha Stewart ImClone insider stock trading case, expresses a simmering resentment towards his former friend in a NYT profile published today.

Bacanovic_1Bacanovic reveals that during his time in a Las Vegas prison (he was sentenced to five months in prison and five months home incarceration) fellow inmates didn't bother learning his name, but referred to him as 'Broker'. The entire experience has left him bitter, despondent, and compromised his immune system, according to his doctor:

"I am chronically sick and chronically unemployed and without any specific plan about how to proceed next."

Bacanovic says he prefers not to think of or talk about Stewart: "I will reserve comment on my co-defendant but it’s very glaring to me to take such a cavalier outlook."

He then, however, proceeds to unload on his icy former client:

"I was indicted not because I was the biggest criminal on the block or the biggest insider trader in history. I was indicted simply to bring a case against my celebrity co-defendant. I was a device... I’m not interested in lying to serve an overzealous 32-year-old prosecutor. I stood by my friend and client and told the truth. I am also aware that if the reverse were possible, the same would not have been done for me. This was business and my co-defendant is first and foremost a businesswoman...I am so tired of hearing her name attached to mine that the less I hear of it, the better my day is...I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about my obituary in the last four years,” he said. “I would really rather my tombstone not read ‘broker, Martha’ with dates. I’d rather it read ‘Bacanovic, Peter'."

While I think Bacanovic has a variety of valid points and there's no doubt that the Stewart household can do 'frigid' really, really well ("I said, 'This is harming me,'" Mr. Bacanovic, who had to borrow money to pay his fine, recalled saying. "And [Alexis Stewart] said, 'No one here feels we owe you anything.'") maybe the best way to escape the association is not by dredging it up in everyone's memory via a laundry list of grievances in the New York Times.

The Broker Who Fell to Earth [nyt]


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