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Elton  roadElton John to the rescue of American Idol?

 roadMiep Gies, who hid the family of Anne Frank for two years, dies at age 100.

 roadUK Parliament to host its first gay wedding.

 roadGLAAD President Jarrett Barrios responds to Michelangelo Signorile's article suggesting that the watchdog group is corrupted by the fundraising it solicits from the very organizations it is supposed to police. Says Barrios: "...while criticism is certainly welcome, as it would be from all who we serve in our media advocacy work, the central thesis of Signorile’s piece is incorrect."

 roadFirst look: Adam Lambert tapes Oprah.

 roadThen Lambert hits drag show in Chicago.

 roadSan Diego police after thief who targets gay men: "The suspect, who has identified himself as 'Paul' or 'John,' has picked up at least two men on separate occasions Dec. 2 and 18 at Urban Mo’s on University Avenue near Third Avenue, San Diego police said. The victims, who were in their 30s, ended up inviting the suspect back to their homes in North Park and Bankers Hill. When they woke up, they discovered that items such as laptops, cash, credit cards and Chargers gear had been stolen. Investigators believe the suspect may have slipped drugs into his victims’ drinks to knock them out."

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 roadKiefer Sutherland wears dress to Leno because its humiliating.

 roadTwo men arrested for homosexuality in Dubai: "The first man, MN, is charged with prostitution, consensual homosexual sex, producing pornographic material, cross-dressing and insulting religion. The second, MF, an 18-year-old student, is charged with prostitution. Homosexuality is illegal in the UAE. Both defendants face a minimum of three years imprisonment and a maximum sentence of 15 years if found guilty."

 roadBuffalo gay and lesbian community calls for unity in wake of anti-gay attacks.

 road"Dinosaur-sized shark" kills tourist in South Africa.

 roadRichard Hatch: I'll be exonerated. Also, I have projects...

 roadNavy faults leadership in hazing probe.

 roadDoomsday Clock moved one minute further away from midnight, because of Obama.

 roadBritish MPs urged to condemn Uganda anti-gay bill.


Prostitute  roadFirst legal male prostitute in Nevada speaks: "I think gay people are very put-together. I think they're very classy, very well-organized people. They have great personalities. I have nothing against them, but that's not me. And as the first male that's entering this field legally in the entire United States, I'd like to assert my rights and say that I can sit here and have a decent conversation, but I draw the line at that. In the adult industry they said, "Well you're not going to make enough money. The equation's already set—you have to go gay for pay if you want to make the big bucks." So, that's prostitution, in my opinion. That's disrespect to the artist. My sphincter isn't for sale."

 roadAnthologist seeks folks to write about coming out.

 roadMassachusetts GOP candidate Scott Brown gets support from hate groups: "Another group on the SPLC's list, MassResistance, is also urging its ideological allies to vote for Brown. A blatantly anti-gay organization, MassResistance says Democratic candidate Martha Coakley's 'enthusiastic support of [the] radical homosexual/transgender agenda' is reason enough to oppose her -- though the group worries Brown is moving to the left to try to win independents."


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #561

HEALTH CARE: Nancy Pelosi introduces the merged House health care reform bill.

PAUL AND JEANETTE: More resurrected testimony from April's marriage equality in Maine.

CALLING 'EM OUT: Sarah Palin.

SURVIVING: Joy Behar interviews the now free Richard Hatch.

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News: Spain, Ryan Reynolds, Google Wave, Fort Worth, Bangladesh

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Richard Hatch freed from prison.

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Why is the investigation of the police raid on Fort Worth's Rainbow Lounge taking so long?

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Marc Jacobs glams it up for Nars.

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Get ready to see Ryan Reynolds in drag.

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Pew poll on civil unions and same-sex marriage shows uptick in support for the former, but numbers virtually unchanged for the latter.

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NYT hetero-normalizes David Hockney.

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Senator Udall wants Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal plan from Pentagon within 30 days. Lieberman "committed".

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Spanish court orders new trial in brutal murder of gay couple following protests and outrage over acquittal: "Yesterday, mincing no words, the Tribunal called the lower court ruling "defective, absurd, illogical and arbitrary"and ordered a new trial, according to El Pais. The Tribunal also dismissed petitions to reduce the sentence for setting the apartment on fire. The verdict is a win for efforts by Triviño's mother, Marta Pérez Triviño, to bring her son to justice. She will still have to withstand what must be the unbearable pain of seeing her son's murder go to trial a second time."

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John Mayer on online outreach: "I would rather tell the world to eat my a**hole before I would delete my Twitter account."

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Police: Attack on Jake Raynard not a hate crime.

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Queer as Folk's Randy Harrison set to play Andy Warhol in Pop at Yale Repertory Theater.

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Two gay Bangladesh refugees say they'll have sex to prove they are gay on their fourth attempt to get protection Visas in Australia: "A Federal Court judge recently criticised the Refugee Review Tribunal for its treatment of the pair, who first applied for asylum in 1999, finding it was deliberately biased against them. In a scathing summation, Justice Spender found three previous tribunals had unreasonably twisted facts to deny the men were homosexual, using unsubstantiated claims they were brothers who had been married to women."

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Gallup: Hillary Clinton now more popular than Obama.

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Kris Allen wants to hit you baby, one more time.

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Ryan Gosling had a yummy show in NY last night.

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Butt Magazine to publish 54-week 2010 pin-up calendar.

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George Michael and Kenny Goss step out in London.

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Arjan presents a guilt-free download of the Magistrates remix of Mika's new single "Rain".

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Coalition of 17 international human rights groups strike out at Uganda: "Over the course of the last year, there’s been an increasing pattern of homophobic discourse at play in Uganda, including a conference that occurred several months ago, in which a number of US evangelical leaders came to Uganda to promote reparative therapy and other types of human rights violations against Ugandan LGBT people…and our feeling is that the bill is targeting not just LGBT people, but freedom of expression and a broad level of political discourse in general."

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Google Wave acts out Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting.

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg again changes promises on what votes he can provide from  Senate Republicans on marriage equality: "Less than a month after defending his support for Republican state senators, saying he could get their votes for gay marriage, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said conservatives in that body will not support what the mayor termed 'our number one priority' at a recent campaign event with gay supporters. 'Those will not be the Republican votes that I will get, but they will be there for other things that are important to the city,' Bloomberg said in an hour-long interview with Gay City News and its sister papers, The Villager, Downtown Express, and Chelsea Now.


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RoadNY Sex offender who beat gay man to death gets 20 years for manslaughter.

Astronomy RoadAstronomy Photographer of the Year competition winners announced.

RoadIf looks could kill: Cynthia McFadden is not afraid to go there with Tyra Banks.

RoadREPORT: South African runner Caster Semenya has no womb or ovaries. "Tests conducted during the world athletics championships in Berlin last month, where Semenya's gender became the subject of heated debate following her victory in the 800m, revealed evidence [of] both male and female sexual characteristics."

RoadThe NYT visits a revived Asbury Park, NJ: "As is often the case in a town in a process of renewal, gay men and lesbians have a significant presence and deserve considerable credit for the current reawakening."

RoadMadonna to introduce Janet at VMA's?

RoadFederal regulators side with gay adoptive father in Florida over subsidy to foster parents.

RoadWATCH: Whitney Houston's video for "I Look to You".

Alancumming RoadAlan Cumming to release album: "The album title comes from the naturalization test I took to become a citizen of the U S of A. In the test, there is a bit where the man says a sentence and you have to write it down to prove your prowess in English. My sentence was ‘I bought a blue car today,’ which initially I thought was really sweet and childlike, but on closer examination I realized that it’s all about consumerism and gas guzzling, which rather brilliantly encapsulates America’s financial and energy crises in one fell swoop. [The album is] made up of songs and stories about my ten years living in the states culminating in my becoming a citizen."

RoadInterview with Sacramento man who is trying to get a voter's initiative on the ballot in California that would ban divorce.
 

RoadVampire gives blood.

RoadSotomayor questions "corporate personhood".

Tmagazine RoadActor Michael Fassbender covers fall issue of NYT T Men's Fashion mag.

RoadKids grow up so fast.

RoadGuilt-free download of Mika's new song "Blame It On The Girls".

RoadFort Worth gay bar Stampede heavily damaged in fire: "Then, just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, a fire broke out in a storage area at Stampede and quickly spread to the rest of the building, causing $60,000 worth of damage. The cause of the fire was believed to be electrical, and authorities don’t suspect any foul play."

RoadIan McKellen to receive lifetime achievement award at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.

RoadBarry Manilow and Phil Spector: separated at birth?

RoadACLU wants Survivor winner Richard Hatch freed from jail: "Lawyers for the ACLU of Massachusetts on Wednesday sought the “Survivor” winner’s release from the Barnstable County jail in Bourne. Hatch was taken into custody Aug. 18 at his sister’s Newport home after giving TV interviews that the federal Bureau of Prisons said it had not approved. He was serving home confinement for failing to pay income taxes on his $1 million prize for winning the first season of the show. He was convicted in Providence in 2006...The ACLU said Hatch has a right to criticize the government."


Richard Hatch Arrested Again After Matt Lauer Interview

Survivor winner Richard Hatch was moved from house arrest to confinement again shortly after his interview with Matt Lauer on Tuesday, but no details were readily available as to the reason he was detained:

Hatch "The former “Survivor” star was taken to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office in Bourne, Mass., which has a contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to hold federal inmates. 'We just don’t have the same kind of details on the federal inmates we book as we do with the regular city and county inmates,' explained Sheriff's Office spokesman Roy Lyons. 'It’s got to be that he violated some kind of condition. There’s no other reason this would have happened.' Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, told TODAY that her agency could not reveal specific information about Hatch’s situation, adding that there are a variety of reasons to return inmates from house arrest to confinement. Before being taken back into custody, Richard Hatch had to get permission a week in advance to leave his sister's property for any reason."

In Tuesday's interview Hatch maintained his innocence regarding his tax evasion conviction and said that he believes the judge had it out for him because he is gay.

UPDATE: Hatch was arrested because he neglected to get permission from the Bureau of Prisons to speak with the press.


Survivor Winner Richard Hatch: I Was Sent to Prison Because I'm Gay

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Survivor winner Richard Hatch, who was released from prison in May following his sentence for tax evasion and is now sentenced to home confinement with an ankle bracelet, gave an interview to Matt Lauer. Hatch still maintains his innocence and believes the judge had it out for him because he is gay.

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