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04/19/2007


News: David Obey, Denmark, Kylie Minogue, DOMA, Chaz Bono

Road GLAD: Federal court hears arguments on DOMA challenge.

Magazine RoadExhibition on French underground gay zine "Magazine" opens at gallery 12mail in Paris.

RoadDangerous pecker on the loose in West Palm Beach.

RoadOpenly gay John Laird announces run for California state senate.

RoadRep. David Obey (D-WI) to retire: "'I’m ready to turn the page,' said Mr. Obey, 71. He told lawmakers and reporters crammed into the committee room where he has held sway for so long that he was “bone tired,' before adding, '“And frankly, I think that my district is ready for somebody new, to make a fresh start.'"

RoadWhy Kylie Minogue is like Joan Crawford.

RoadNJ school bans gay book: "School officials formed a study committee and ultimately decided to keep two of the books. But they voted to remove 'Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology,' which includes graphic language and an etching of Boy Scouts watching two men have sex. The school board unanimously approved the action Tuesday. Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality, says he doesn't have a problem with removing a book over graphic content."

RoadHas the iPad killed the Netbook? Perhaps.

RoadMP3: Kristen Wiig sings "Champion" for the Macgruber soundtrack.

Paquita RoadPaquita La Del Barrio begs media to leave her alone over her remarks on gay adoption.

RoadGays given equal adoption rights in Denmark: "Danish parliament passed a vote giving equal adoption rights to couples in registered partnerships yesterday, but without the support of the government. The opposition, together with breakaway members of the government’s Liberal Party, voted in favour of the legislation which will allow all same sex couples in registered partnerships the same adoption rights as married couples from 1 July. Danish homosexuals could previously adopt as individuals or adopt the children of their partner under the step-child adoption laws."

RoadTaylor Lautner action figure comes already dressed down.

RoadMichael Jackson's alleged boyfriend Jason Pfeiffer is reportedly on the run because of so many death threats.

RoadGordon Brown answers questions for Pink News.

RoadDavid Sedaris short story "C.O.G." to be adapted into feature film.

RoadAdam Lambert has a hair-off with Jedward.

RoadJon Hamm is back behind the wheel of Mad Men.

River RoadMajor players.

RoadMichael Musto: Ticked Off Trannies with Knives should get a GLAAD Award. "For one thing, GLAAD found it demeaning that the characters seem more like drag queens who could easily be considered 'ridiculous caricatures' of femininity—I guess to them, the only good transsexuals are the ones trying to blend quietly into society—but I found the women funny, tart-tongued, and caring. (So shoot me if they were also breasty and well-accessorized.) I adored them! And they even use condoms!"

RoadThe Lord is versatile.

RoadChaz Bono secures official name and gender change: “Today the Transgender Law Center represented Chaz Bono in a petition for change of name and gender. The court granted the petition and Chaz now has a court name change and a court order recognizing him as male. Chaz couldn’t be happier. This is an important step in his transition and will allow him to change a variety of his identity documents to show who he truly is.”


Paquita La Del Barrio Schedules 'Apology Event' at Gay Disco

Mexican singer Paquita La Del Barrio, who outraged many last week with an interview in which she said that she would rather see a child die of hunger in the street than be adopted by a gay couple, is now sorry for her remarks, the L.A. Times reports:

Paquita "The singer's apology event, set for Tuesday afternoon, will take place at Spartacus, a huge gay disco in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, the sprawling Mexico City suburb sometimes referred to as 'Neza York.' The singer is a longtime friend of the club's owner. In one interview since the controversy erupted, Paquita said her comments were rooted in her 'poor education' and small-town upbringing. (She isn't called Paquita la del Barrio -- or, 'Paquita from the 'Hood' -- for nothing.) In another short interview, she told reporters that 'the majority' of her friends are gay. 'I don't have anything against anyone,' Paquita said."

Paquita's original interview, if you missed it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mexican Singer Paquita La Del Barrio: I'd Rather a Child Die Than Be Adopted By a Gay Couple

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Popular Mexican singer Paquita La Del Barrio, usually known for taking strong positions against sexist male culture, is making headlines in her country following an interview in which she said that she would rather see a child die of hunger in the street than be adopted by a gay couple.

The singer added that if she had a son she would never be at peace if he was with a gay couple — a child needs to be with someone who deserves him.

Watch it (with translation from Andres Duques at Blabbeando), AFTER THE JUMP...

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