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 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?

Tom Cruise Did Not Attend Gay Artist Party with Gay Cowboy

Nor will he be appearing in any book named after a gay disco anthem.

Cruise_gay_cowboyThe NYDN's Ben Widdicombe reports on a chat he had recently with the Village People's original gay cowboy Randy Jones, who recently sold his memoir Macho Man to a publisher:

"Jones had a story about meeting Cruise in 1982, when the young actor's most notable film was 'Taps.'...'Tom and I had the same management company at the time,' Jones told me at the new Bowery hot spot Antik. 'I met him at a party Andy Warhol threw for Peter Gatien's Limelight [nightclub offshoot] in Atlanta.' To hear Jones tell the story, it was quite a party. But after calls went out to a spokeswoman and attorney for the 'Mission: Impossible' star yesterday, the book's editor assured me that Cruise's name had been removed from the final version."

Tom Cruise outguns the Cowboy [nydn widdicombe]


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