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GILL FOUNDATION: The late activist Rodger Macfarlane talks about the Gill Foundation's strategic planning process.

100 DOLLA BILL: Gays do Monica Rush.

NY GOP SENATOR ALESI: An agonized "no" vote on marriage equality?

NY SENATOR ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN: As an addition to the NY marriage videos from yesterday, here's Schneiderman discussing his "yes" vote.

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News: Tel Aviv, Chip Kidd, Provincetown, Tim Gill, Saskatchewan

RoadActivists demand British government apologize for treatment of mathematician Alan Turing.

DenisesimmonsRoadCambridge mayor Denise Simmons to marry longtime partner Mattie Hayes on August 30: "The wedding will take place at the historic St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, which has predominantly been serving Cambridge’s African-American community for over 100 years, and is presided over by the Rev. Leslie K. Sterling. The wedding ceremony shall be conducted by Rev. Irene Monroe."

RoadLady Gaga wants to be a fangbanger.

RoadAnother lawsuit: Oklahama couple's challenge to DOMA resurfaces.

RoadProject Runway pulls highest ratings in bow on Lifetime.

RoadOnion: Obama bipolar.

RoadTim Gill talks money and activism: "The Gill Foundation won’t last forever, and it was never designed to.  Its mission in life is to spend down the assets in my lifetime.  How soon that happens has less to do with the economy and more to do with the opportunities that arise in a given year.  Spending may very well go up and shorten its duration.  But there should be some other gay entrepreneur that replaces me over time."

RoadA look inside John Mayer's apartment.

Ptownparade RoadProvincetown holds annual Carnival parade.

RoadDan Savage taping Savage Love HBO pilot on August 27: you can get tickets by clicking here.

RoadAs adoption rights for gay couples are proposed in New Zealand, the nation is divided.

RoadBenicio del Toro is in a hairy situation.

RoadAlycia Lane, the Philadelphia news anchor known for calling a female NYPD officer a "fucking dyke bitch", has been hired by L.A.'s NBC affiliate.

RoadNYCLU files suit against school for failing to protect student: "In a statement on its website, the NYCLU says the harassment started for the student when he was in seventh grade. They say he was harassed by other students because he is gay, dyes his hair, and wears eye makeup. The NYCLU says the fourteen-year-old was regularly pushed and had things thrown at him. At least one teacher allegedly told him he should be ashamed of himself for being gay."

Chipkidd RoadThe Moment talks to book cover designer Chip Kidd about comics.

RoadThe next Brazilian Idol may be a transsexual.

RoadGay resident of Sault Ste. Marie in Canada gets called "faggot" by passersby once every two months.

RoadJason Mraz's "I'm Yours" smashes billboard record: "At 70 weeks, it’s now the longest-running song on the Hot 100 chart in Billboard’s 51-year history."

RoadFor gay homeless youth in Toronto, street is the only option: "If there had been an acceptable shelter when I was 16, I would have run earlier. But there wasn't. So I lived with it. It was horrible."

RoadGay youth retreat opens in Saskatchewan: "Camp Fyrefly is aimed at helping young people cope as they develop their identities during the challenging times of adolescence and young adulthood."

RoadUltra orthodox Jewish website: arrest managers of Tel Aviv gay center for running "club of perversion". Haredi writer: "These perverts take everything out into the street, into the public domain. A child, religious or secular, doesn't need to know they exist. [Homosexuals] are worse than beasts, at least a beast knows it's [homosexuality] wrong, or not natural.[The managers of the gay center] should be forced to face a firing squad."

News: Sears Tower, Gill Foundation, Wolverine, Jenny Shimizu, Poland

 roadBlade: Gill Foundation dictating direction of Log Cabin Republicans?

Silver  road Sears Tower in Chicago to be painted silver? "Sources said the owners are considering an expensive paint job, recladding the tower in silver. Since its opening in 1973, Chicago's iconic tower and the nation's tallest building has been adorned in classic black. A brighter look could draw fresh attention to the tower, which has struggled to hold tenants against newer generations of office buildings. Silver could figure into a broader effort to 'rebrand' the building and highlight its advances in energy efficiency.

 roadModel-turned-mechanic Jenny Shimizu returning to spotlight.

 roadRosie O'Donnell goes dry: "I stopped drinking on Dec. 1. On Nov. 29, I was with my son, who is now 13, and I said to him, 'Park, can you get me a beer?' And he said, 'No I don't want to,' " she says. "And I said, 'Really why not?' And he says, 'Because you know what, I think you drink too much beer ... Lately I think it's too much.'... He says, 'There's a drunk club, I forget what it's called, but you have to like be really drunk to get in, I don't know if they'd let you in, but you could ask them for tips.'"

Neverending  roadNo! Warner Bros. to destroy childhood classic.

 road Colorado state senator Renfroe defends gays = murderers remarks: "I don't mean to be hateful. I don't think I'm hateful. People have accused me of that. I'm just voicing my opinions on what I believe and trying to speak what I think is the truth. I wasn't probably eloquent enough in saying that all people sin and there are many different sins and they are all the same in the eyes of God. But to make laws to make sins legal is where I think it crosses the line and we shouldn't go there. That's the destruction of society in my opinion."

 roadLOGO's Big Gay Sketch Show casting online.

Polish  roadPolish gay media hold historic summit.

 roadStudents target homophobic bullying in Canada with pink shirts.

 road Kate Moss Banksy prints find no buyers: "The works, inspired by Andy Warhol's iconic image of Marilyn Monroe, were among 78 lots being offered in London. The screen prints were produced in a limited run of 20 sets, but because most were sold individually, complete sets are scarce. They feature alongside other Banksy works as part of Bonhams auction house's Urban Art Sale"

Watermelon  roadMayor of Los Alamitos, California Dean Gross to constituents: White House Easter Egg roll to be replaced by Watermelon hunt this year.

 roadUK woman knocked unconscious in homophobic assault in fish and chip shop: "The 23-year-old victim was with her partner in Supreme Fish Bar on the High Street when a man shouted homophobic abuse at the couple before assaulting her, knocking her unconscious. She suffered severe bruising and swelling to her head and face, which required hospital treatment."

Wolverine  roadJackman wields his nails in Paris.

 roadWingNutDaily: Oklahoma House passes sovereignty bill. "That the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States."

 roadFollowing uproar, Rent is on again at SoCal high school.

Somehow I missed this over the weekend: William McInerney, father of Lawrence King's killer, was arraigned for two felonies - criminal threats and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. "McInerney had his first court appearance Friday since being arrested Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty, court records show. Judge Colleen Toy White set bail at $40,000 and set the next hearing for March 2, according to court documents. Judge White ordered William McInerney to stay away from a house in the 3700 block of Tiller Avenue in Oxnard where McInerney’s relatives live. Also, he is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. Court records show that William McInerney was found guilty on Oct. 5, 2000 of disturbing the peace, and was found guilty on May 1, 2002 of corporal injury to a spouse."

News: Tim Gill, Penis Thieves, Singapore, Anti-Gay T-shirt

road.jpg Gay activist and philanthropist Tim Gill scaring the crap out of the religious right. Pat Robertson: "What are the Christians doing about this? The answer is 'absolutely zip'. There was an organization that I founded but it's not there anymore. To my knowledge, there is no other Christian grassroots organization that is even coming CLOSE to what Tim Gill is doing on the left for homosexuals."

Domroad.jpg Brazilian gay magazine DOM launches online.

road.jpg Police arrest 13 men in the Congo for stealing and shrinking penises.

road.jpg Toby Maguire gets his bear on.

road.jpg Singapore's state-owned television station was fined $11,040 for broadcasting a program that featured a gay couple and their adopted child: " The Straits Times reported that Singapore's Media Development Authority said the episode of home and decor series Find and Design, in which the host helped the couple decorate a nursery, 'normalizes and promotes a gay lifestyle.' The pro-government newspaper said the censor had also objected to scenes of the couple and their baby as well as the host's acknowledgement of them as a family, because it broke a rule 'which disallows programmes that promote, justify or glamorize gay lifestyles.'"

road.jpg Pittsburgh gay rights advocate Randal G. "Randy" Forrester dies of cancer at 60.

40641_0_lroad.jpg UK mother jailed for anti-gay abuse, daughter given supervision: "Canterbury magistrates heard the pair, both of The Halt, Whitstable, carried out a campaign of hate between 13 March and 17 May 2007. They called the men names and Reeves drove her car at one of them. The court was told that the pair began abusing Michael Harris and Shires Crichton, of Kingston, Kent, when both men sided with another neighbour in an ongoing dispute. During the sentencing, the chairman of the magistrates told Reeves: 'Although there was no evidence of violence, the psychological affect on the victims has been far reaching. In your case there are strong aggravating factors. Those factors are that you made homophobic gestures and remarks over an extended period and you showed no remorse.'"

road.jpg Neil Patrick Harris opens up to Howard Stern about his sexuality.

Buckleyroad.jpg Lipstick Jungle hottie Robert Buckley may want to use some sunscreen.

road.jpg Cynthia Nixon making plans to marry.

road.jpg Is Chace Crawford being gay framed on Craigslist?

road.jpg Now that's a chest.

road.jpg Greg Siff talks about his new play The Nothing Boys opening on May 3 in L.A.

road.jpg Court rules that teen can wear "Be Happy, Not Gay" T-shirt, reversing two earlier rulings: "In issuing this reversal, though, the court basically upheld the validity of the Naperville school's rule forbidding derogatory comments, oral or written, that refer to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. 'High school students are not adults, schools are not public meeting halls, children are in school to be taught by adults rather than to practice attacking each other with wounding words, and school authorities have a protective relationship and responsibility to all the students,' says the court's opinion, written by Judge Richard Posner."

Colorado Gay Activists Bypass Gay Candidate in House Race

Jared Polis, a web entrepreneur who launched his bid for a Colorado U.S. House seat last May and has received the endorsements of openly gay Rep. Tammy Baldwin as well as the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, was bypassed by top gay fundraisers and activists in his home state in favor of Joan Fitz-Gerald, a former Colorado Senate President.

ColoradohouseraceThe Rocky Mountain News reports: "At a fundraiser Thursday night at the Bonnie Brae home of activist Scott Coors and his partner, Dave Hurt, gays young and old wrote checks to help Fitz-Gerald's campaign. 'Kick Jared's ---,' one donor wrote on the memo line of his $250 check. 'This is obviously an interesting race for gay people,' said Scott Miller, whose partner, Tim Gill, is well-known nationwide for helping liberal and gay causes. 'There's an expectation we have to support our own, and there is a sense of disappointment that we didn't endorse Jared.' But Fitz-Gerald's legislative record could not be ignored, Miller and Gill said. 'I think no one has done more for the gay community legislatively than Joan Fitz-Gerald,' Gill told the crowd."

Polis appeared unruffled in a statement to the News: "No one should support a candidate just because they are gay, just as no one should support a candidate just because they are women."

Gill cites loyalty as the reason for his decision. Tough apparently cordial so far, the race, which also includes Will Shafroth, of Boulder, may "be one of the costliest and ugliest primaries in the nation in 2008" according to the paper.

News: Brandon Flowers, Rudy Giuliani, Genetic Cleansing, Brazil

road.jpg Rudy Giuliani's gay talking points.

Brandon_rufusroad.jpg Rufus Wainwright claims Brandon Flowers is salty, and perhaps a bit stale: "I don't know [Brandon] that well, but I wrote this song about him which is kind of hilarious - it says he tastes like potato chips in the morning."

road.jpg Gays with money stopping the Rick Santorums of tomorrow: "a group of rich gay philanthropists...quietly joined forces last year, under the leadership of a reclusive Colorado technology mogul, to counter the tide of antigay politics in America that has generated, among other things, a succession of state ballot initiatives banning gay marriage. Carroll had sponsored such a bill in Iowa and guided it to passage in the state House of Representatives, the first step toward getting it on the ballot."

road.jpg Trent of Pink is the New Blog" survives plane fire drama over the Mojave Desert!

Kinkaderoad.jpg The real War on Christmas: Thomas Kinkade painting to become holiday movie.

road.jpg Illinois parents protest school panel featuring gay students talking with freshman students about their experiences: "'We have a great deal of pride in the program and don't feel we are overstepping any boundaries that [most] parents would feel are inappropriate,' [assistant superintendent Suan] Hebson said. But Ellen Waltz, a Deerfield mother of eight, said the climate has changed so much that students who believe that homosexuality is immoral and violates their religious beliefs are now the ones being bullied."

road.jpg Southern Baptist wingnut calls for genetic cleansing of original sin.

road.jpg Thousands protest Bush arrival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. And Brazilian reactions to the U.S. president, then and now: Clinton vs. Bush.

Jackson_1road.jpg Fans freak to meet Jackson.

road.jpg Obama and Clinton battle for Chicago: "Mike Bauer, for example, decided to use his years of fundraising experience and contacts in Chicago's gay community to raise money for Obama. He helped with Obama's first fundraiser after the campaign's official launch last month -- a huge Chicago event that Bauer says was intended to make a statement. 'Clearly there was a desire, an intent, by the Obama campaign to hit the ground first in Barack's hometown,' he said. 'It was important, both for financial reasons and psychological reasons, to show that he has tremendous support from the people who know him the best.' Bauer said he knows several of the presidential candidates and decided to help Obama after a personal request from the senator. Obama contacted him around Thanksgiving to discuss a possible run for president and seek Bauer's support if he did run."


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