Britney Spears inspired a mini-meltdown when she showed up at the annual White Party in Palm Springs. This was the shot being passed around on Twitter last night. Meanwhile, this was happening on the main stage.
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Massive waterfall proposed for Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.
Senator Barbara Boxer introduces Equal Access to COBRA Act: "...would allow many domestic partners the same access married spouses currently have to COBRA health coverage if their partner loses a job."
In a random survey of 52 NHL players 42% said they believe there is a gay player in their locker room.
Meghan McCain talks marriage equality at George Washington University: "I am saying make room for all of the Republicans, and let's start evolving with the times. We must evolve or we'll die."
UK Eastenders soap opera storyline to feature gay bashing: "BBC chiefs are preparing for a barrage of complaints when, once the affair is exposed, Christian falls victim to an anti-gay attack."
Carrie Prejean sued by PR firm for $65,000.
Things that were legalized before same-sex marriage.
Why Ricky Martin coming out matters.
Boy George on his early years: "My parents had been very mystified by me for ages. They were quite despairing about it all. I was into the New Romantic style of the early Eighties, and even before Culture Club hit the big time I'd been DJ-ing and creating my image. I'd go home with clippings of myself in magazines – I was even on the cover of Stern, one of the best-known magazines in Germany – and my parents didn't know why. Finally, they dared to ask, 'What do you do?' and when I said, 'I've got a band', they were really relieved. At last they understood there was a good reason for my androgynous looks and flamboyant personality."
Lawyer walks out on Canadian lesbian heckling case.
Adult child of gay parents speaks about Boulder Catholic school's decision to expel two students because their parents are gay: "They are just as Catholic as my children, as any other baptized child in that school. I’m quite upset that the church has reneged on their baptismal promises."
Check out the new 'Jersey Shore' pad in South Beach.
James Franco's brother Dave scores himself some attention.
Retired Presbyterian minister again faces charges she violated church law by officiating at weddings of gay couples.
Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson on the court challenge to civil unions in New Jersey: "Representing the same committed loving couples it fought for in the last round, Lambda Legal reactivated its New Jersey marriage case, Lewis v. Harris, filing what's known as a 'motion in aid of litigants' rights.' That motion seeks to compel the state of New Jersey to follow the law and obey a high court order now more than three years old."
Aaron Eckhart has a mighty fine beard.
Demographic changes near Palm Springs may put gay man in Congress: "Pougnet represents the new face of Palm Springs. He’s openly gay and openly critical of Bono Mack for not holding more town hall meetings on health care reform. And he’s one of the backers of a petition demanding that Congress repeal the 'don’t ask, don’t tell' policy for gays and lesbians serving in the military."
"He blasts journalists for raising the issue at all -- in his eyes it's purely a liberal gambit to criticize him for his views on homosexuality. Rove launches a well-honed rebuttal -- a skill learned long ago, no doubt, on the high school debate team -- that comes across as part analysis and part dismissal. 'Could Dad have been gay?' he asks, acknowledging that his stepfather had gay friends and volunteered at an AIDS project. 'To this day, I have no idea if my father was gay. And, frankly, I don't care. He was my father, with whom I had a wonderful relationship and whom I loved deeply.'"
Rove's father, Louis Rove, died of lung cancer in Palm Springs in 2004.
In an interview with The 7pm Project, John Mayer discusses his outing to a Palm Springs gay bar, after which Radar Online reported that he had been kissed by a man, "and seemed to enjoy it."
Says Mayer: “If you are a man in life and you haven’t gone to a gay bar, you haven’t really danced. Because you’re talking about a bar full of men without that dumb, alpha-male, ego, pushing, shouldering… you can actually have a great time without worrying in this sort of alpha-dog defensive position of like, who's over here, who's gonna try and come up, and who's gonna talk shit, and who's gonna do this and do that. You can actually just go and have a great time. We did have such a great time, to hear that somebody had written a story that I was getting kisses planted on me, it just sort of reduces it to that real stereotypical...you know that's why I wrote, after that I was like nobody's more aggressive than drunk white chicks. They're terrible.”
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Longtime HIVAIDS activist Howard Jacobs dies in L.A. at 45.
The surface of Mars as revealed by orbiter.
New MTV reality series to feature Jersey shore house "full of the hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos."
Purdue students protest professor Bert Chapman's blog post arguing the "economic case against homosexuality". Chapman: "As a conservative Christian, I firmly believe the homosexual lifestyle is morally wrong, and my blog posting sought to emphasize there are economic and public policy implications to widespread and open acceptance of this lifestyle."
10-year-old refuses to say Pledge of Allegiance until there is liberty and justice for gays.
Marriage equality in Connecticut one year later: "Fully half of the gay and lesbian couples who wed in Connecticut were from other states or other countries. They came from South Dakota, Mississippi, Russia, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Israel, among other far-flung locales. But above all, they came from New York: 455 Empire State couples traveled to Connecticut to marry."
Balloon boy family to plead GUILTY to hoax.
High school band marches in Palm Springs Gay Pride parade.
Human Rights Campaign throws support behind Kirsten Gillibrand: "From her personal lobbying of the New York legislature in support of marriage rights to helping garner support for a Senate hearing on repealing 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,' Gillibrand has time and again stood for fairness for all."
Corpus Christi, the Terrence McNally play featuring a gay Jesus, to be mounted in Orange County, California.
And he only gets better with age.
PREVIEW: Rihanna's Rated R.
Jon Stewart catches Sean Hannity using Glenn Beck's "enhanced crowd" teabagger march footage. Hannity, although it "pained him," admitted Stewart was right.
Kim Kardashian fitted with prosthetic face.
Gore Vidal: a life in pictures.
Reverend Donnie McClurkin goes off on gays: ""God did not call young people to such perversion. Society has failed him, his church has failed him ... I would be homosexual to this day if Jesus hadn't delivered."
Title and summary for Prop 8 repeal ballot language to be released next week: "As soon as the approval is given, the Restore Equality 2010 campaign will have 150 days to collect approximately 700,000 valid pen and ink signatures by voters registered in California. To account for the invalid signatures that are bound to show up on the forms, the Restore Equality 2010 campaign is aiming to collect 1 million signatures within the 150 day timeframe."