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 road The compound pyrophosphite could have been what started all life.

 road Illinois state treasurer signs executive order: "Gay and lesbian employees of the Illinois Treasurer's office with domestic partners will have the same benefits as married employees."

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 road GOP Rep Aaron Schock, he with the perfect abs who is not gay, in his daytime party outfit which is a tad bit loud

 road A quick prep for tonight's broadcast of the Tony Awards.

 road Obama gets more aggressive with BP.

 road Serbia hopes to see its first Pride march in 10 years sometime in 2011.

 road The power of the gay vote: "Gay rights leaders, many of whom are celebrating at Capital Pride events this weekend, said their immediate focus will be the mayor's race between incumbent Adrian M. Fenty and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, two Democrats who played pivotal role in approving same-sex marriage and who marched in Saturday's parade. In what's expected to be a tight mayoral contest, whoever succeeds in locking in the support of the gay and lesbian community may have the advantage on primary day."

 road Ant-gay protesters in West Hollywood get shouted down by Sharon and Kelly Osbourne.

 road Americans for Truth About Homosexuality has put together a so-called "Truth Academy" which I'm sure is anything but.

 road Refused: "Following Israel's interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla, Spain's Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals decided that their Israeli counterparts in Tel Aviv would not be invited to the event, which took place late last week."

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 road MassEquality gives the thumbs up to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

 road Man who had a "crush" on Sally Ride stole one of her space suits

 road Katy Perry wrapped herself in both the Union Jack and Old Glory.

 road Maybe some other time: Christina Aguilera and Cher will not record a duet.

 road Time magazine piece on Disney's Gay Days: "A former Disney employee who was at the park on June 5 told me that every year, Disney issues refunds or free next-day tickets to angry moms and dads who don't want their kids exposed to gay couples or gay-themed shirts. Some families don't get past Main Street U.S.A. before turning around and taking the monorail back to the parking lots."


Does Rhydian Have the X-Factor?

Rhydian Roberts has become the judge's favorite in the current season of Britain's The X Factor.

Now, if Mika thinks Boyzone is cheesy, he might have a look at this. (these shows are built for cheese, so imho the more dramatic exploding fog machines, the better)

Rhydian's song, "You Raise Me Up" has been covered by dozens of artists, the biggest being Westlife and Josh Groban. Rhydian, who is mentored by Dannii Minogue on the show, has another strength aside from his vocal prowess...

The Guardian writes: "Rhydian Roberts, the most entertaining contestant on the current X Factor, has no tearful back-story, no ashen-faced aunts recounting tragedies that have beset him during his 24 years. He utterly lacks humility, reckons he should be knighted, and there's no suggestion that elimination will see him return to thankless, low-paid work. None of this will hamper his chances, though, for Rhydian has a claim to fame from a decade ago that ensures he'll get the votes of weight trainers across the land. Roberts, it turns out, was the junior Welsh bench press champion, and fifth best in the UK."

Two more clips on Rhydian and X-factor after the jump...

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Report: Simon Cowell X-ed Sharon Osbourne Over Gay Claims

Cowell_osbourneIf reports out of Britain are to be believed, Simon Cowell fired Sharon Osbourne after the first season of the UK show The X Factor because Cowell was tired of Osbourne making claims about his sexuality:

"She tells everyone he's gay. She claims he's in the closet and doesn't know yet he's homosexual, which is ridiculous. And even though Simon has a beautiful girlfriend (model/TV presenter Terri Seymour), Sharon would openly harangue and taunt him about it. Sharon told me that at the end of series one Simon actually got her fired for her jibes and nastiness to him and the contestants. The producers persuaded Simon to give her a second chance as they loved the chemistry between the judges."

Although stateside, Cowell seems perfectly willing to dish out the same kind of innuendo.

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