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RoadThis is how an American soldier is made.

Starlite RoadBrooklyn's oldest gay bar, The Starlite Lounge, in danger of closing: "The Starlite Lounge has been a Crown Heights fixture since the 1960s, serving gays and non-gays. In recent years, the venue has become a destination for neighborhood folks looking for a casual daytime hangout, as well as revelers who frequent the dance parties and karaoke nights, according to Leviticus."

RoadWATCH: Drunk Boston woman almost gets run over by subway.

RoadJim Carrey's new website is pretty fantastic.

RoadGay man running for Toronto mayor.

RoadRhode Island domestic partners bill awaits anti-gay governor Carcieri's signature: "An opponent of gay marriage, Carcieri has not yet stated whether, he will sign, veto or allow to become law without his signature a bill to provide domestic partners with the right to make funeral arrangements for their partners."

RoadHow same-sex marriage has worked in The Netherlands.

RoadExcellent chart on same-sex marriage and age.

RoadGays are not welcome at Vatican City, but what about all the gays who are already there?

RoadMadonna is in Brazil to meet Jesus Luz's mother, who is 14 years her junior.

Seaver RoadAndy Warhol's "jock" Polaroids are on display in NYC.

Road A previously-undiscovered asteroid came within 14,000 km of Earth last week and it was only noticed 15 hours before its closest approach: "This is the third-closest known non-impacting Earth approach on record for a cataloged (sic) asteroid."

RoadDavid Beckham got a post-Halloween buzz.

RoadConnecticut Governor Jodi Rell says she's not running for reelection: "Rell choked up while listing her favorite memories while in office, including meeting those affected by the passage of public health insurance for the poor, updates to mass transit, and improvements to the state's education system. She cited a gay couple who hugged her at Stafford Motor Speedway after she signed the nation's first voluntarily passed civil union bill."

RoadWestboro Baptist Church protests outside of Sasha and Malia Obama's school in D.C..

RoadJames Franco's General Hospital role: graffiti artist?

Vacant RoadParis Hilton threatening to sue for being made the spokesmodel for vacant space - literally.

RoadNew York Army specialist in Baghdad being discharged under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': "Nathanael Bodon of Marlboro is a specialist in the Army Reserve stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. He has been in the reserves for about a year-and-a-half and in Iraq for some four months. The Army found out about Bodon when a fellow soldier found his blog with a picture of him kissing a former boyfriend and tipped off the Army brass."

RoadSally Kern's husband to join religious groups for Monday rally in D.C. against marriage equality.

RoadBrazilian model Miro Moreira lowers his rate.

RoadN.Y. Posts' Andrea Peyser defends cabbie who kicked out gays for hugging: " Mohamed faces the indignity of having his cab license yanked by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. He's already lost his job. But Medhat Mohamed is no bigot, and he's not a disgrace. He's also not a prude, a gay basher, a homophobe or the more colorful invective that's been lobbed in his direction by a chorus of yuppies with a large bone to pick."

News: Alexi Giannoulias, Pets, Sally Kern, Roger Federer, Beyonce

RoadDuane: New York marriage vote possible this month.

Federer RoadRoger's turn: Federer flaunts his fur.

RoadCute-ass animal story of the day #1: The 'can't get up' puppy.

RoadCute-ass animal story of the day #2: Rhodesian Ridgeback adopts baby pig.

RoadDailyKos: The road to marriage equality runs through Maine.

RoadNo storms on the horizon for New Orleans 'Southern Decadence' celebration: "In the almost four decades since it started, Southern Decadence has become a traditional Labor Day weekend, end-of-summer, event. But for two of the last four years, hurricanes crashed the French Quarter-centered party. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Gustav last year both generated evacuation orders for the city and brought the festivities to a screeching halt."

RoadStephen Fry urges Twitter followers to get behind campaign seeking apology for British mathematician Alan Turing.

RoadSally Kern facing transgender challenger in Oklahoma.

RoadMichael Jackson finally laid to rest 70 days after his death.

Alexi RoadIllinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias comes out for marriage equality, end to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": "In an interview, Giannoulias said individual states should be able to decide for themselves whether they allow same-sex couples to marry, but that all states should be required to afford legal recognition to same-sex marriages performed in states where they are sanctioned."

RoadOfficials: L.A. fire was arson.

RoadReferendum 71 names still under wraps: "Signed petitions seeking a statewide vote on expanded gay partnerships will remain shielded from public view for at least a few more days, while a federal judge decides whether Washington state's public records law could pose a risk to free speech rights."

RoadESPN commentator and coach Brad Gilbert not into "fruity" tennis outfits.

Sasha RoadFierce lawsuit: Project Runway's Chris March suing Thierry Mugler over Beyoncé tour costumes.

RoadWashington archbishop Donald Wuerl steps up campaign against marriage equality: "Wuerl sent a letter to 300 local Catholic priests Tuesday reminding them about the Church's opposition to same-sex marriage, and he launched a round of media interviews to bolster the church's presence in the debate."

RoadJohn Waters to retire after two more movies...

RoadYou'll See: Susan Boyle to cover Madonna  on debut album.

RoadAIDS vaccine hopes revived after discovery of HIV weak spot: "Now, thanks to the antibodies, researchers have realised that the trimer is a viral weak spot because it's indispensable to the virus. So unlike many other targets on the virus, it's shared by many, if not all, strains of HIV. 'The key is the trimer,' says Koff. 'Our hypothesis now is that if you bind to the trimer, you neutralise the virus, as that's how it appears on the surface of the virus.' The antibodies are only a starting point, however, and the race is on now to develop synthetic vaccines that have the same shape as the "weak spot", or epitope, so people receiving vaccinations make antibodies that recognise it when the real virus comes along."

News: Charlotte, Carrie Prejean, San Diego Kiss-In, AIDS in Africa

RoadSTUDY: Gay men in Africa ignored with regard to AIDS.

RoadSan Diego: Mass kiss-in planned for Wednesday night at Mormon Temple.

Ctscans RoadRadiologist turns CT scans into psychedelic art.

RoadWorst ending to a movie ever, or the best?

RoadThe Awl talks to Michael K of Dlisted.

RoadFormer Senator Bob Packwood voices support for Employment Non-Disrimination Act (ENDA): "After three decades, isn't it time we conclude this chapter by ending this discrimination and urge Congress to make all workplaces equally accepting of Americans who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender? It's never too late to do the right thing."

RoadChanning Tatum does shirtless Dirty Dancing parody.

RoadHomophobic ministry planning to bring Jesus to Charlotte, North Carolina Pride this weekend on July 25. And not in a good way.

RoadVictory Fund endorses 12 new candidates from across the nation.

RoadBritney Spears converting to Judaism?

RoadCloudproject Theoretical cloud project would make ice cream fall like snow.

RoadMatt Damon looking fine in NYC.

RoadJimmy Carter leaves Southern Baptist Church over church leadership's position on women: “It is simply self-defeating for any community to discriminate against half its population. We need to challenge these self-serving and outdated attitudes and practices…”

RoadChexydecimal remembers poet Hart Crane on what would have been his 110th birthday.

RoadSimon Rex series gets a trailer.

Harry_ron RoadWhen Harry met Ron.

RoadHugo Boss model Joshua Walter arrested for crime spree.

RoadIndian man murders father's gay lover: "Upset over his father’s gay relationship, son of deputy chief medical officer Dr Krishna Dev Raj Srivastava, allegedly murdered the 38-year-old partner of his father. The incident was reported from Pashupatinagar area under the Naubasta police station late on Sunday night."

RoadProtect Marriage Washington using paid signature gatherers: $1 per signature.

RoadFive seconds: yes it really is a tease.

Baptistmessenger RoadBaptist Messenger newspaper forges signatures of Governor Henry and Secretary of State Savage to make it look like they support Rep. Sally Kern's nutty 'Proclamation for Morality'.

RoadFormer Miss California Carrie Prejean gets a book deal: "Carrie Prejean will publish a memoir called Still Standing. Conservative book house Regnery Publishing said Monday that it will release the book. Prejean believes her crown was taken because she said she opposed gay marriage.... Prejean was replaced by the Miss California pageant's first runner-up, Tami Farrell. Farrell has also said she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman."

RoadUK Christian doctor removed from Northamptonshire County Council over views on gay adoption: "The paediatrician had asked to be allowed to abstain from voting in cases involving same-sex couples. But that led to her being barred from the panel altogether. The married mother of one said she had been 'made to pay for being honest and upholding my personal integrity. I don't feel that placing children for adoption with same-sex couples is the best place for them,' said the 50-year-old doctor."

News: Zac Loses Hair, Kern Gets Stern, Goldman $tack$ the Deck

 road Very important update: the Delhi High Court's ruling decriminalizing homosexuality actually does apply to all of India.

Zac-efron-haircut-02 road Somewhat less important update: Zac Efron gets shorn.

 road Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern (R-duh) issues a morality proclamation that equates homosexuality and marriage equality with sex trafficking and child abuse. Don't feel too bad—divorcées, those who bear children out of wedlock and porn aficionados don't make out any better.

 road Has Goldman Sachs "engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression"?

 road Rumors that Michael Jackson (who was mixing the painkillers OxyContin and Demerol with a surgical anesthetic called Diprivan) had a cancerous lesion removed from (what was left of) his nose are confirmed. His funeral service—dubbed Michael Jackson Celebration of Life—to be held Tuesday at L.A.'s Staples Center, is projected to be one of the most-viewed events ever, drawing comparisons to the funeral of John F. Kennedy, the Apollo 11 moon landing and the finale of M*A*S*H. Want to attend? Enter here for tickets.

 road Happy birthday, Malia Obama.

 road Why it's sometimes okay to ask Mexican students to "pull it out."

Gallery_main-kellan-lutz-social-life-magazine-photos-07012009-03  road New Moon star Kellan Lutz improves his Social Life.

 road In light of the recent spate of air disasters, meet Juliane Koepcke, who at 17 in 1971 survived a plane crash, plunging two miles from the sky into the Amazon rainforest...still attached to her row of seats.

 road Is Martina Navratilova screwing over the gays...or are the gays screwing over Martina Navratilova?

 road Vice President Biden's surprise trip to Camp Victory in Iraq leads him to tell George Stephanopolous the reports from Commanding General Ray Odierno were "more optimistic" than he'd expected. Biden also used the visit to see his son, Beau, who was stationed a few minutes away.

SafariScreenSnapz001  road The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent its 2009 Priority Issues Survey to all of its fave donors, asking them to vote on which issues should be prioritized this year. See if you can name a dozen Democratic priorities without listing a single LGBT issue—because the DCCC can.

 road You're never too old to camp it up.

 road New York Governor David Paterson, who's only slightly more popular than H1N1, is meeting with Senate Republicans and Democrats (who are actually a few percentage points below the flu) today as a spokesman suggests progress is being made toward sharing power.

 road What it took for Sherri Shepherd to refuse candy.

MJ & Madonna 1_jpg  road The Queen of Pop salutes the fallen King—the second leg of Madonna's Sticky & Sweet tour kicks off in London tomorrow with at least three major set changes. On the Jacko tip, portions of "Billie Jean" and "Wanna Be Startin' Something" are reportedly incorporated into a new version of "Holiday" (replacing Hard Candy album track "Heartbeat"), which is already packed with bits of "Everybody" and the new song "Celebrate." Other surprises spoiled here. (Good luck getting to O2 Arena.)

News: Moon, Amy Winehouse, Basking Shark, India, Jim McGreevey


New coalition of EVIL: Far-right and anti-gay groups joining forces.



NASA to release new images of Moon landing found on lost tapes?


Man creates life-size Lego replica of...Amy Winehouse.


Three charged in Monday night homophobic attack on Long Island woman.


REPORT: Michael Jackson's children aren't his biologically, nor are they Debbie Rowe's. Father is Jackson's dermatologist Arnie Klein.


5-year-old rescued after Airbus 310 from Yemen crashes into Indian Ocean while attempting landing with 153 on board.


Lt. Dan Choi's hearing over discharge is today.


Trevor Donovan: 90210 gets some beefcake.


Meghan McCain: I speak for GOP on gay issues. "The reason why I became so vocal about it is because it is so important to me and I didn’t see any politicians, even President Obama, doing anything. At this point, I don’t care what leader, what party, comes out and supports marriage equality, as long as somebody starts doing it. I hope that will be President Obama, I hope that will be my father, I hope it will be lots of people. I think it’s the type of thing that’s really coming to a fever pitch. People are really angry. People really want response. I hope President Obama can do that,



Inside the apartment Bernie Madoff will never live in again: "It's bye-bye forever to the $35,000 Lavar Kerman Persian carpet and the $20,000 Chippendale-style tea table in his art-filled four-bedroom duplex on the upper East Side."


An interview with the hottest gay Dungeons & Dragons geeks in D.C.


T.R. Knight to headline Broadway revival of Lend Me a Tenor.


One Life to Live actress Patricia Mauceri fired over refusal to participate in gay-positive character storyline: "Reportedly the soap opera wanted to go against stereotype and show Carlotta as a gay friendly Latina mother. The actress allegedly vehemently protested that story decision, resulting in show brass replacing her."



Basking Shark spotted cruising Long Island beaches.


Rescheduled: Marc Jacobs pushes wedding date to August.


Indian government ready to de-criminalize homosexuality? "The new Government that took power in May after the Congress Party’s surprise election victory has indicated that it is ready to change the law, which is at present being challenged in the Delhi High Court, according to Indian media reports."



More Madonna Louis Vuitton campaign images.


Chace Crawford slicks it back.


Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern working on getting state to approve a proclamation blaming gays for the recession.


Jim McGreevey's new mission: "McGreevey volunteers at Exodus Ministries at the Church of Living Hope in East Harlem, New  York, which tries to help newly-released prisoners learn life skills and handle the significant challenges that ex-convicts face. It’s not just job-hunting.One of the photographs below shows Jim helping one young man figure out how to set up a free e-mail account on Yahoo. With limited access to computers, the guy had no idea how to do this. This is not atypical. We take this kind of knowledge for granted, assuming everyone knows how to set up free e-mail. They don’t. The gifts that McGreevey brings to these formerly-incarcerated men and women are vast."

News: Whoopi Goldberg, Burger King, Botox, Rick Warren, Idaho


South Carolina Governor Sanford returns from AWOL trip, says he went to Argentina. Now we know why.



Blade Runner Frank Lloyd Wright house on sale.


The most blatantly sexual Burger King ad ever.


Washington Post debuts gay-inclusive marriage announcement section.


Whoopi Goldberg conquers fear; flies for the first time in 13 years.


Gavin Newsom raises rainbow flag at San Francisco City Hall.


Robert Pattinson bloodied up.


Rick Warren tells breakaway Episcopalians and Anglicans: "We are to love the people of the world no matter what they believe; we are to not love the value system of the world. And the problem today is lot of Christians are getting that reversed. They love the value system and hate the people."


Mormon breakaway group wants reconciliation with gays.



Limited-edition Harvey Milk photomosaic to raise money for LGBT Community Center and the GLBT Historical Society: "Called 'Milk,' the artwork uses 2,300 black and white photos of Milk and the Castro during the 1970s from the historical society's archives to recreate a photo of the slain San Francisco supervisor taken by his close friend and photographer Dan Nicoletta."


Sally Kern goes off on Obama's radical homosexual agenda.


Not only is Botox a remedy for emotion, it may be effective against baldness.


SURVEY: 23% of people in Northern Ireland would mind having a gay person as a neighbor.


Boise, Idaho authorities target men in outdoor sex sting: "We were 100 feet from Mystic Cove Park where school's out, kids play, it is a secluded area. But who's to say that children can't be down there running around? We have been monitoring this particular area of the Boise River. We have zero tolerance for this behavior and will continue all necessary enforcement efforts necessary to stop it from re-occurring."


More beefcake from Milan fashion week.



But when will they ditch their promise rings?


Obama drafting federal protections for trans employees.


New gay travel portal launched in Tel Aviv.


San Diego City Council passes resolution urging repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".


Mixner: What if the Obamas had to live under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"? "First of all, Michelle Obama and the children would have to immediately move out of the White House. Base housing would absolutely not be available for same sex couples and their families. In fact, they would be ineligible for any housing, PX or other benefits accorded to straight people. While serving as Commander in Chief, Barack Obama would have to find ways to secretly and safely meet with his wife and children since if anyone knew he had a same sex family he would lose his job and all his benefits. In some cases, they could impeach him for having a same sex relationship."


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