Outlook improves for hate crimes bill?
Some really hot volcanoes.
I Look To You: Whitney Houston unleashes new album cover.
Transgender woman attacked by two men in Queens. Men face felony hate crime charges: "The victim, Carmella Etienne, told police the two assailants chased her down last week near the intersection of 199th Street and 116th Avenue while throwing rocks and bottles, yelling slurs and threatening to kill her."
One person dead, several injured after Madonna's tour stage collapses in Marseille, France.
Howard Bragman on the "Hollywood machine" that keeps actors closeted: "It's not in an agent's interest to tell a client to come out of the closet. They don't want to shake things up. Because, in the end, it's all about money, and they don't want anything to hurt the bottom line."
Former Portland Mayor Tom Potter explains why he's backing recall of Sam Adams: "...during his time as City Commissioner and Mayor, Sam Adams has demonstrated his serious lack of judgment, a complete lack of integrity, his serial lying to win an election and his callous disregard for others. What this issue is about for me is the mayor's attempt to deny and cover up his actions."
San Diego News Network talks to Cleve Jones.
International Mr. Leather President Chuck Renslow bans barebacking vendors, videos and paraphenalia from 2010 IML Event.
Shia LaBeouf heads out for a shirtless jog.
GLAAD to step up efforts to thwart hate speech in online gaming: "This Saturday, Electronic Arts is hosting a panel discussion on the topic and will look at what gaming companies can do to limit this behavior, create more gay-friendly games and educate gamers about the need for more sensitivity. Justin Cole, director of digital and online media at GLAAD and the panel moderator, said the problem is widespread among online gamers."
Bay Area Reporter: LGBT gamers fight online closets.
Mystery goo moves through sea in Alaska: "The Coast Guard is sure the mystery gunk is a biological creation and has ruled out an oil spill or hazardous substance. But the goo remains a puzzle, as Alaskans can’t remember seeing anything similar before, the ADN reported.
Taylor Lautner for Interview magazine.
How hetero is your Twitter?
Trevor Project named favorite LGBT non-profit in poll.
Episcopal Church takes a step forward in voting to consider blessings for recognizing same-sex marriages.
MSNBC: Silly Hillary.
The Horror: Dolce and Gabbana give Madonna and Whitney Houston the same dress to wear on the very same night.
Tsunami "shadows" may offer early warning of danger to coastal areas.
WWE Champ Batista needs no water wings.
ILGA Europe executive director Dirk De Meirleir leaves abruptly: "The sudden departure was announced in a short email from ILGA-Europe’s executive board to its membership, partners and funders. A copy of the email was obtained by UK Gay News. It read: 'The Executive Board of ILGA-Europe would like to inform ILGA-Europe membership, partners and funders that the employment of Dirk De Meirleir as Executive Director of ILGA-Europe has ended. The Executive Board wishes Dirk De Meirleir all the best in his future career. The Executive Board in the coming month will proceed with the recruitment process of a new Executive Director. The Board and the management team have set up a deputising system which will enable effective day-to-day management and running of the organisation."