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Watch: U.S. Islamophobia Animated by Taiwan News


Taiwan's Next Media Animation has unleashed its latest news segment, this one summing up the anti-Muslim sentiment stirred up by the drummed-up controversy over the Park51 development.

Not only does it include Greg Gutfeld's proposal for a gay bar at Ground Zero, it takes you to the Oval Office where Obama is secretly practicing Islam, and paints a quick picture of the anti-Muslim hate crime taxi assault.

It's not quite sure where NYC is on the map, however.


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Watch: Genius Sarah Palin Animated News Segment from Taiwan


Taiwan's NMA News showcases Sarah Palin's presidential ambitions, her beauty queen past, her moose-hunting habits, and her use of "refudiate" in a new animated news segment. It also features Levi (shirtless, of course).

Somebody needs to make this into a video game.


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Taiwanese Protest Homophobic Memo

Taiwan Taipei's Ministry of Education City recently distributed a letter to its high schools recently distributed a ridiculous memo, influenced by the city's Council Civil Affairs Committee (CAC), "banning homosexual student activities in school." About 100 protesters gathered outside the Taipei City Government building to demonstrate the inequality. The China Post reports:

"There was a suggestion by the CAC that the Taipei City government should gather relevant departments to discuss how to 'avoid high school student groups from leading students into homosexual activities,' so that students can develop 'naturally.' The suggestion did not pass in the committee, however, basing on the suggestion, MOE sent memos to high schools advising to ban homosexual activities in schools."

New Crab Discovered, Looks Like a Strawberry


Taiwanese biologists have discovered a new crab species:

"With a bright red shell covered with small white spots, the crab resembles a large strawberry. Scientists at the University say that the newly discovered species is similar to the previously discovered Neoliomera pubescens, which is native to the waters near Hawaii, Polynesia and Mauritius--but has a broader (1 inch), clam-shaped shell that makes it a distinct new species."

strawberry crab front photo

25,000 Turn Out for Seventh Gay Pride in Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan, held its seventh annual Gay Pride on Saturday and 25,000 people showed up, Agence France Presse reports:

Taipei "Rainbow flags, balloons and placards were in abundance as participants gathered in a square outside the presidential office, with dress varying from period costumes to swimming trunks.' I hope the government will not only legalise same-sex unions but also allow us to adopt children,' said Nancy Chen, who pushed a stroller to highlight her call. But Chen admitted that 'it would take a few more years' for the general public to accept the idea before the legislation process can begin.' Even though Taiwan is becoming more open-minded towards gays, many still think that gay people can have romantic relationships but not something as serious as starting families,' she said. Taiwan's cabinet in 2003 drafted a controversial bill to legalise same-sex marriages and recognise the rights of homosexual couples to adopt children, the first in Asia to do so. However, the law has yet to be passed and some gay groups have criticised the bill as a ploy to woo voters."

About 1,000 turned out in Hong Kong for Gay Pride over the weekend as well.

News: Tom Cruise, El Paso, Rosie O'Donnell, Brazil, Ryan White

 road USA Today: Rosie O'Donnell confirms split with partner Kelli Carpenter. "We're a family. We will remain a family forever. And we are working on our issues."



Do Começo Ao Fim: Controversial film about brothers who are also lovers to debut in Brazil.


Bronson Pinchot on working with Tom Cruise in Risky Business: "We thought Tom [Cruise] was the biggest bore on the face of the Earth. He was tense and made constant, constant unrelated homophobic comments, like, 'You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there?' I mean, his lingo was larded with the most… There was no basis for it. It was like, 'It’s a nice day, I’m glad there are no gay people standing here.' Very, very strange."


White House supports Ryan White Reauthorization Act.


Unfriendly Fire author Nathaniel Frank takes apart an article by James Bowman in the Weekly Standard with a point-by-point rebuttal of Bowman's theories — "that what motivates 18-year-olds in 21st-century America to fight wars is a particular conception of honor; that that honor is defined by having an exclusively male, heterosexual identity; and by the further belief that a straight man's honor relies on not having gay peers."


Bigots of a feather flock together.


Toronto gets a gander of Ryan Gosling.



The face of Jesus has been spotted on the door of a toilet at Ikea Glasgow: "A bearded face, with long flowing hair, is plainly visible on the wooden door of the men's toilet in the Braehead outlet of the Swedish furniture and meatballs giant."


Equality Florida endorses Dan Gelber for Attorney General. "Our community has two friends in the Democratic Primary race for Attorney General, however Dan Gelber stands apart as someone who has used his political capital to truly lead on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues."


Anti-discrimination ordinance makes first appearance at Salt Lake City Council — public hearing scheduled for November 10.


Homophobic slapper has day in UK court.


Bobby Brown suggests Whitney Houston is a lesbian in new book.


A new Twilight clip with lots of fangs, shirtlessness, drool, and growling.



Saturn at equinox...


Man's genitals bitten in alleged gay sex assault in Taipei.


LaToya Jackson fears for her life, tabs say: "La Toya is convinced someone paid Michael's personal physician, Conrad Murray, to kill him because they stood to gain up to $1 billion from his death. She is convinced they killed her brother and wouldn't hesitate for a moment to kill her as well."


Met: Homophobic crimes up in London.


Adam Shankman to co-produce Oscars with former Fox film chief Bill Mechanic. Shankman: "The last time I was on the show was as a dancer, and to come back as a producer is such an unbelievable honor."


Police in El Paso, Texas finish special training as result of Chico's Tacos gay kiss ejection: "All 1,100 city police officers have completed special training to make sure they know the law when it comes to dealing with gays and public places. The sessions were part of the fallout from a security guard ejecting five gay men from a Chico's Tacos restaurant after two of them kissed. Chico's owner later said his staff kicked out the men because they were being disruptive, not because of the kiss."


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