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News: Morrissey, China, Rachel Maddow, HIV, Fish

 road Morrissey isn't backing down from his statement that the "Chinese are a subspecies" because of their lack of laws protecting animals. 

Ra road Rachel Maddow is pissed at Curbed for publishing her home address: They may get a lot of page views for that, but I think they would have gotten just as many page views if they had redacted my address and considered my safety and privacy. Whoever at Curbed decided the actual address and floor plan was necessary to get those page views, I hope they die in a fire." 

 road Bristol Palin didn't go to her high school prom because she was knocked up.

 road NYC promoter Dougie Meyer was the victim of a hate crime Friday night: “…got the living shit beat out of me tonite [sic] when 3 black men jumped me for being gay. Their exact words were “fuck you, you fucking faggot!”

 road Did rocker Ian Watkins make a gay sex tape?

 road A history as to why you get the day off from work tomorrow.

 road The New World Trade Center will be up in no time.

 road China will hear a legal case based on job discrimination against those infected with HIV.


 road This may be one ugly fish but it doesn't look that much like Shrek. 

 road Architect Markus Dochantsch on designing Madonna's school for girls in Malawi: "The design is not just about aesthetics and materials but about helping to understand the society you're building for. For example, in Africa, you realize the importance of open space, of being outside and understanding nature. So we designed a very open pedestrian campus."

 road Zac Efron gets scruffy.

 road Queen Latifah's trainer Jillian Michaels on the gay rumors: "I have gay friends, but I'm not gay."

 road RIP political cartoonist Paul Conrad.

 road Sarah Palin's neighbor moves out of Alaska to start writing a book on the former governor.

News: Rush Limbaugh, Berlin, Mitchell Gold, Astros, Kele Okereke

Road BP "pleased" with new cap on Gulf leak — verdict days away...

BerlinRoadBerlin Fashion Week: the whiskered look for Fall?

RoadSloth orphanage filmmaker in talks to produce full-length documentary.

RoadMitchell Gold marries his partner Tim Scofield in Iowa: "The two held the ceremony in Des Moines because Iowa is one of the five states, along with Washington, D.C., that recognizes same-sex marriages. They also appreciated the symbolism of Iowa as part of the nation's heartland, as well as the ruling of district court judge Robert Hanson, which led the Iowa Supreme court to permit same-sex marriages. Judge Hanson performed the ceremony at the Des Moines Art Center on June 19."

RoadA free remix of Kele Okereke's track "Tenderoni".

RoadWill the 'Google App Inventor' be a boon for the Android platform, or just fill it with useless apps?

RoadWATCH: Five minutes of the new film Inception.

RoadBrit TAB: Women often 'go lesbo' at 40.

RoadFacebook to add "panic button" for bullied teens in UK: "The button will actually connect the teens with resources hosted by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), an organization run in part by the UK government. Teens will be given advice and resources on dealing with potential threats on the Internet, and they may also report users who they believe are acting inappropriately toward them."

RoadThe Mona Lisa of our time?

Flowers RoadBrandon Flowers drops cover artwork for Flamingo.

RoadJames Cameron picks up $350 million 'Avatar' paycheck.

RoadBlindness-causing toxic weed spreads in Ontario, Canada: "The concern is it's a very poisonous plant, in the sense that if you get any of the sap from this plant on your skin, it can cause severe blistering and very bad burns."

RoadMore than 1,000 attend Houston Astros Pride Night at the Park.

RoadGay Dubai student sentenced to three years in prison asks court to segregate him from the general prison population if his sentence is upheld: "The 22-year-old M N was sentenced to three years in jail by Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance in March after he appeared in pornographic pictures that were distributed online. He was arrested at Dubai International Airport on July 20 last year with his male partner, who had been convicted of homosexuality and sentenced to one year in jail. Yaser al Naqbi, M N’s lawyer, said in today's closing argument that his client should be acquitted because of what he called improper arrest and search procedures. He also called the writ used when apprehending M N into question."

RoadJon Hamm dons a baseball uniform.

Butler RoadGerard Butler is ready to mount his Hog.

RoadBombers target World Cup soccer fans in Uganda, kill more than 60: "The bombs exploded at 10:30 p.m. local time in the middle of the match between Spain and the Netherlands under way in South Africa, with at least three explosions hitting a popular Ethiopian garden restaurant and a large rugby field in a different Kampala neighborhood where hundreds of people had massed to watch the game. More than 70 people were injured."

RoadMale model fix: Caleb Lane.

RoadIf Queen Latifah considers being a lesbian to be part of her "personal, personal life" then she will never come out.

RoadCastleford Rugby Club bans three fans for anti-gay abuse of player Gareth Thomas.

RoadRush Limbaugh sells NYC penthouse for $11.5 million: "A year after railing about the high tax burden on wealthy New Yorkers, Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio talk-show host, is severing one more tie with New York, selling his lushly decorated Fifth Avenue penthouse to an undisclosed buyer. Mr. Limbaugh's 10-room condominium, which features a 30-foot-wide living room with fireplace and four terraces overlooking Central Park at East 86th Street, went into contract Thursday for a bit under the final $12.95 million asking price, brokers said."

News: Elena Kagan, iPhone, Lady Gaga, BP Oil Spill

 road The raid of the Rainbow Lounge: One year later, some good has come to Fort Worth since.

11  road True Blood's Joe Manganiello flashes the peace sign.

 road Randy Jones and his partner of 25 years renewed their vows today.

 road Gays in China pressured to marry: "'The gay movement is not very developed,' said Wei Wei, a sociology professor at Shanghai's East China Normal University. 'The major issue facing them is not homophobia, it is social pressure for marriage.' In fact, Wei estimates that about 90 percent of Chinese gays eventually will marry someone of the opposite sex."

 road Lady Gaga tweets about NYC Pride: "For all the words you've shot, and all the tears we've cried, here's to New York City, and our very Gay Pride!"

 road Danish professor predicted that there would be issues with the new iPhone's external antenna: "The human tissue will in any event have an inhibitory effect on the antenna. Touch means that a larger portion of antenna energy becomes heat and lost."

 road Cool underwater footage of a 112-year-old shipwreck in Lake Michigan.

 road Queen Latifah on the rumors about her sexuality: "I don't have to explain anything. I don't have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life."

 road Jake Gyllenhaal stands up to cancer. Jjjak

 road Kevin Costner-supported spill cleanup technology gadget could help the Gulf: "The gadget in question — an oil-separating centrifuge — marks a major breakthrough in spill cleanup technology. And BP, after trial runs with the device, is ordering 32 more of the Costner-endorsed centrifuges to aid the Gulf cleanup."

 road Homophobia might be becoming more and more common at Duke University.

 road Comedian and ex-gay Jackie Clune: "I am convinced that while men are usually entirely driven by sex when it comes to choosing a mate, women are often attracted more by the emotional side of the relationship and I was excited by the close bond a relationship with another female could bring. I realise that many gay people will think it sounds absurd that I 'chose' lesbianism. For them, their sexuality is so innate and undeniable that the issue of 'choice' doesn't come into it."

 road Republicans don't think Elena Kagan can be an impartial judge.

 road Does this mean that some police officers think that Scrabble must equate to lesbianism?

News: Australia, Vampire Queen, Utah, Jack Mackenroth, Phoenix


The best John Hughes tribute you'll read. Plus, Molly Ringwald releases statement...



Medaled: Jack Mackenroth cleans up at World Outgames.


Sharon Stone lets it all hang out.


Hundreds rally against AIDS cuts in San Francisco: "The Republican governor used his line-item veto power last week to slash another $52 million in general fund support to AIDS programs, including totally eliminating state funding for HIV prevention and testing efforts, on top of what lawmakers had agreed to cut from the state Office of AIDS budget."


State GOP actively promoting town hall mobs. More disruptions...


Queen Latifah's girls' night out: "The rapper-turned-actress recently sashayed with five stunning women into Country Club's weekly Wednesday night lesbian party, 'Eden,' on West 14th Street. 'She chilled for several hours, ordering bottle service for her friends and chatting up promoter Maggie Collier,' our spy said. She also showed up again this week."


Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, and David Cook do Good Morning America.



First look: Evan Rachel Wood is True Blood's vampire queen.


Christian Siriano surfaces at Victoria's Secret.


Brazil's Copacabana beach to get museum makeover.


Dan Savage: Was Obama a one-night stand?


Utah's new governor mum on gay rights: "Nearly three months after Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert learned he would become governor, the Republican has yet to stake out positions on a host of gay rights issues supported by the departing and highly popular Gov. Jon Huntsman, whom he serves with."


Male seahorses have "Rod Stewart syndrome".


Louisiana lawmaker calls for stricter laws on gay adoption...


Australian MP Dorothy Pratt: Homosexuality not "normal part of life": "I feel very strongly about that particular thought that . . . I'm not saying they aren't loving people, I'm not saying they wouldn't be fabulous parents, but I am saying that in my opinion a child deserves a mother and a father if possible and that whether you regard homosexual activity as a normal part of life or not, I don't."



Robbie Williams cleans up for new album.


Six Phoenix residents to walk 97 miles for marriage equality: "The walkers are members of Right to Marry: Arizona, an organization that seeks equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians. The plan is to walk about 15 miles a day for seven days, with stops along the way where they'll try to engage religious and political figures in conversations about the issue."


13-year-old bullied, sexually assaulted by teammates in Florida.


REPORT: Drunk straight men ruining Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. "A report released by the Australian Institute of Criminology this week said people travelling to and from Sydney's public gay and lesbian events were going in large groups, using private transport, visiting areas with larger gay and lesbian populations and remaining alert at all times. They were also avoiding showing affection towards their partners and not wearing make-up or extravagant clothing."

Queen Latifah on Her Sexuality: Assume Whatever you Want

LatifahMissed this Alex Witchel profile of Queen Latifah (who was brilliant as Gwen Ifill in last weekend's Biden-Palin SNL debate skit) in the NYT.

Writes Witchel: "One topic of persistent speculation on the Web is Queen Latifah’s sexuality, particularly a supposed romance with a female trainer. She has never addressed her relationships publicly and was in no mood to start."

Says Latifah: "I don’t have a problem discussing the topic of somebody being gay, but I do have a problem discussing my personal life. You don’t get that part of me. Sorry. We’re not discussing it in our meetings, we’re not discussing it at Cover Girl. They don’t get it, he doesn’t get it (she gestured upstairs, toward [her manager and childhood friend Shakim] Compere’s office) — nobody gets that. I don’t feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don’t care if people think I’m gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway."

Her Highness Still Rules [nyt]

Queen Latifah Moderates Biden-Palin Debate


SNL does it again. You almost want Palin to stick around after the election so Fey can continue this streak. Almost. And Queen Latifah's a welcome addition to just about anything.

Fey as Palin: "I believe marriage is meant to be a sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers."

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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