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ChanningTatum 6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Gay marriage turned some Kentucky Democrats against President Obama.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Conservative website WorldNetDaily is charging people $29.99 to send a letter to all members of Congress urging them to support DOMA.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Nepal will soon grant LGBT people full citizenship status.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Channing Tatum on his erstwhile career as a stripper: “I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part. You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you’re a rock star, but you’re nothing — you’re just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit.”

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Levi Johnston, most famous for being the father of Bristol Palin's baby, is reportedly broke and living with his mom.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Take a listen to Jennifer Lopez's new track, "Goin' In."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Rumor has it that DC Comics' new gay character will be Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Parenting and the "normalization" of homosexuality.

SunFlare6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Climate change could lead to 150,000 more heat-related deaths in North America by 2099.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron strike a pose at the Cannes premiere of their new movie, The Paperboy.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Comedy duo Brian and Nick have a "Boys Night In." [Possibly NSFW.]

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Parents of a Florida teen say anti-gay bullying led to their son's suicide attempt.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi RIP writer and cultural critic Paul Fussell.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Bill Clinton posed with some porn stars in Monaco. Hillary Clinton is surely thrilled.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi A New Jersey man has confessed to strangling 6-year old Etan Patz, a New York youth whose 1979 disappearance played a huge role in the placement of kids' faces on milk cartons. Police remain skeptical that the man, however, is actually Patz's killer.

Unabomber6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi A former nanny is suing actress Sharon Stone for allegedly being a total nightmare.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks pretty fit on the set of his new movie, Don Jon’s Addiction.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Greg Sargent on news that more African-Americans support gay marriage following President Obama's endorsement: "It’s not exactly that Obama influenced black opinions... It’s that African American voters who really don’t care very much one way or another about the marriage issue — but do consider themselves on Team Democrat — are now aware that marriage equality is the normal position of that team."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Unabomber Ted Kaczynski submitted an updated biography for the 50th anniversary of his graduation from Harvard. For awards, he listed "Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998." Occupation? Prisoner.

RoadAnti-gay rabble-rouser Bryan Fischer does not appreciate Richard Grenell and others claiming that LGBT equality is a conservative value: "[Homosexuality] It is a libertarian value, and a liberal value, but it is not a conservative one... Conservatism encourages moral restraint and self-control. Libertarianism, on the other hand, encourages the 'If it feels good, do it' lunacy of the 70s. These are conflicting and incompatible views of moral responsibility."


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THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID: A compilation.

CHEETAH-BOT: The latest in robots with frightening potential.

THE MOST ASTOUNDING FACT: Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson notes, we are all made of stars.

PARAHAWKING: Flying with birds of prey in Nepal.

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OUT OF THE CLOSET: A mini-doc on Nepal's Supreme Court decision on sexual and gender minorities.

UNLEASH YOUR FINGERS: A viral ad for Samsung Mobile France.

MADEON: French Pop producer's mash-up gets synced with all the videos.

PIE-GATE: The Taiwanese animation of the Rupert Murdoch attack has a sex scene.

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American Couple Celebrate Nepal's First Lesbian Wedding

Two Denver women have held Nepal's first lesbian wedding, the AP reports:

Nepal Courtney Mitchell, 41, and Sarah Welton, 48, from Denver, Colorado, celebrated in a Hindu Nepalese tradition at the Dakshinkali temple south of Katmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation. Local gay rights activists and supporters cheered the ceremony attended by their close friends.

Nepal Parliament member Sunilbabu Pant, a gay rights activist, said it was the first public wedding of a lesbian couple in the mostly conservative nation.

The banana sharing (photo) is reportedly part of Hindu Nepalese tradition. More here.

Mitchell is a college professor and Welton a lawyer. Sanjay Shah, 42, a Briton from Leicester, UK and an Indian man who did not want to be identified, held Nepal's first gay wedding in August of last year.


News: Brooklyn, Max Mutchnick, Ann Coulter, Tom Hardy

 road The History Channel won't air its 8-part miniseries The Kennedys in the United States.

Brook  road A skyline emerges in Brooklyn.

 road Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield on bullying: "I think everyone has been bullied at some point. Kids can be incredibly cruel. On certain days you would come home and think, “today was really horrible”, so I guess I have been bullied and I think everyone has been bullied at some point."

 road Ann Coulter tweets: MSNBC host Cenk Uygur is a "retarded person."

 road Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick reacts to Richard Chamberlain's recent statement about gay actors: “I don’t think the audience is as homophobic as the media would have us believe,” he writes. "Neither is Hollywood. I’ve never denied an actor a job because he was gay. But I have denied actors jobs because they suck."

 road Andy Cohen gets profiled in the NY Times.

Tom  road Tom Hardy enjoys basketball and a brewski.

 road Australian publisher Carmen Callilcricket calls her counrty's cricket team poofters.

 road Corona del Mar High School responds to anti-gay graffiti found on the school's property.

 road Nepal makes a push for gay tourism.

 road The Wonder Woman television show won't happen after all.

 road Melissa Rivers has finally had enough of her mom's plastic surgery: “In my opinion, it’s like enough. Stop it. It is a source of conflict, it really is. It bothers me.”

 road Photo surfaces of female campaign donor licking Mary Bono Mack's breast.


70 Gay Rights Activists Arrested at Demonstration in Nepal

Kathmandu police detained 70 gay rights activists including openly gay MP Sunil Pant yesterday, during a demonstration in Nepal's capital over government identification for transgender people, ABC reports:

Pant "Nepali men and women who identify as transgender are seeking citizenship certificates with their gender marked as 'third sex' instead of male or female. Sunil Babu Pant, lawmaker and founder of the Blue Diamond Society, a gay rights group, says more than 70 people were detained near the prime minister's office and parliament. 'We are running out of patience and are demanding our rights,' Pant said from a detention centre. "Without the citizenship papers, the sexual minorities are unable to get a job, enrol in schools or colleges, seek treatment in hospitals and travel," he said. 'They cannot even inherit parental property.' ... Kathmandu police chief Ramesh Kharel said the activists were detained for 'violating the norms' by gathering at a place where demonstrations were not allowed."

In related news, one initiative that Pant has also spearheaded to raise awareness about the plight of transgender people in the country is the Beauty and Brains Talent contest.

Watch a trailer for a documentary on it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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