It happened at the Oz bar in Phoenix a week ago and thankfully no one was hurt. Watch a news clip about the episode, AFTER THE JUMP.
The France-based alt-rock electronic band released its first single from its new album Bankrupt, with a blazing white lyric video on Sunday.
Watch the lyric video, AFTER THE JUMP...
Towleroad received this report from a reader over the weekend:
Austin Head, a Phoenix-based entertainer, activist and star of LogoTV’s Positive Youth documentary, was assaulted early Friday morning by two assailants who targeted him and a friend as they were headed home and walking down Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix.
Following an evening out at the popular LGBT nightspot Charlie’s, Head and his friend were attacked by two men, Jermon and Ernie Barnes, ages 24 and 21 respectively. As the men approached Head and his friend, they yelled homophobic slurs, and then began to physically assault the two.
Knocked unconscious, Austin Head woke up later Friday morning with multiple head injuries, including a Maxillary Sinus Fracture, Lateral Orbit Fracture, eyebrow laceration and severe swelling on the left side of his face.
The two suspects were immediately tracked down by the Phoenix Police Department, identified by a witness, arrested and jailed. It is not known if the two assailants were still in police custody.
Dr. Stuart Sperry of St. Joseph’s Hospital, who took charge of Head’s recovery, warned that further plastic surgery may be needed to restore the fractures caused by this assault.
Watch an interview with Head, AFTER THE JUMP...
Police Unresponsive as Gay Arizona Couple with Kids Terrorized by Frightening Homophobic Attacks: VIDEO
A gay couple with four children in Gilbert, Arizona are being terrorized in a series of attacks. The series of attacks has escalated from banging on windows, to burning bushes, to anti-gay notes left on cars, to breaking into the family home and writing graffiti on the house's walls.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
A poster on Democratic Underground writes:
Roy and Felix are an interracial couple - Felix is hispanic, Roy is white. A couple of the kids are Hispanic.
They recently moved to Gilbert from North Phoenix - every since then, they have had items burned on their lawns, racist and anti-gay notes attached to cars, people pounding on their doors in the middle of the night, yelling at them, and finally, a break in where graffitti was sprayed in the house last week.
Police have been called 9 times - and each time, Roy and Felix were made to feel as if the problem was their fault for being gay, hispanic, having handicapped children, etc. Roy and the kids are too scared to stay at the house - and are now staying with his sister. Fortunately, friends of the couple have mobilized - starting a facebook page, contacting media, local officials, etc. It is helping - Felix had a meeting yesterday with the Gilbert Hate Crimes Unit, and with Gilbert Internal Affairs. Congressman Flake's office has been in contact.
Watch NBC12's report, AFTER THE JUMP...
Phoenix Pride took place over the weekend and the gay-hating religious folk were out in force.
Videographer Mike Skiff writes:
At Phoenix Pride 2012, a group of bigoted preachers who attend LGBT pride celebrations in many states, heckled folks leaving the pride parade. One hurled particularly vile, un-Christian insults at the crowd, causing emotions to run high. Then a flash mob, led by Queen B, demonstrated what true Christian love was about by performing "Born This Way" to the cheers of the crowd - and silencing the hate speech of the preachers.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Obama resolutely prohibitionist in war on drugs panel at Colombia's Summit of the Americas:
Obama earlier Saturday left the door open for debate, but made it clear that the United States has a firm stance.
"I think it is entirely legitimate to have a conversation about whether the laws in place are doing more harm than good in certain places," Obama said. "I personally, and my administration's position is, that legalization is not the answer."
Meanwhile, his Secret Service agents should have been serviced more secretly:
A group of Secret Service agents and officers sent to Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama were relieved of duty and returned home amid allegations of misconduct that involved prostitution, according to two U.S. government sources familiar the investigation.
The 11 Secret Service members -- both agents and uniformed officers -- were interviewed Saturday at the agency's Washington headquarters, after which they were placed on administrative leave, Assistant Director Paul Morrissey said in a statement.
They are under investigation after preliminary findings revealed that they brought back several prostitutes to the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena,
"Q High School": An educational alternative for Phoenix-area LGBT teens.
Director of Bully was bullied.
NASA solicits ideas for less expensive, more conservative approach to Mars:
The race to redraw a new, cheaper road map comes two months after NASA pulled out of a partnership with the European Space Agency on two missions targeted for 2016 and 2018, a move that angered scientists. The 2018 mission represented the first step toward hauling Martian soil and rocks back to Earth for detailed study — something many researchers say is essential in determining whether microbial life once existed there.
Agency officials said returning samples is still a priority, but a reboot was necessary given the financial reality.
Robin Gibb is in a coma.
Ten candidates banned from Egyptian elections:
Egyptian election officials have barred 10 candidates from standing in upcoming polls, including former spy chief Omar Suleiman and the Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat al-Shater.
Ultra-orthodox Salafi Hazem Salah Abu Ismail and long-standing opposition leader Ayman Nour were also banned.
... Mr Suleiman - a former ally of Mr Mubarak whose nomination has sparked protests - was apparently barred because he failed to get enough signatures to endorse his last minute candidacy, our correspondent says.
... As a result, the Muslim Brotherhood are best covered, while the Salafists backing Mr Abu Ismail look to be the hardest hit ...
Sony loses $6 billion; remains optimistic.
Paul McCartney's new "My Valentine" video: Sedate but lovely, featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...