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 roadBetrayed: Why Hiram Monserrate must go today (and will)...

 roadMixner: Campus campaigns against Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli just beginning.

Rocklobster roadHow "Rock Lobster" helped save a gay student's prom.

 roadYes, I would.

 roadMichelangelo Signorile on DADT: "Haven't we been here before?"

 roadFinalists announced in 22nd annual Lambda Literary Awards: "Winners will be announced at the 22nd Annual Awards, May 27 in New York at the School of Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street."

 roadSam Worthington: next generation's man's man?

 roadDCCC unveils target list in "Red to Blue" program: "The selections are a guide to where the party senses it may have opportunities to play offense this cycle, despite the difficult environment and the fact that it already occupies the vast majority of competitive seats on the map."

 roadTwitter announces @anywhere program to embed itself all over the web.

 roadGay life in Shanghai, China coming out of the closet.

 roadThere's one place in the world where you'll find lots of cats.

 roadMaryland attorney general Douglas Gansler finds the attention back on him after his announcement that the state would recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere: "The announcement put Gansler back in the limelight, helping to solidify the impression that he's the front-runner to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley as Maryland's Democratic flag-bearer in 2014. But the timing of the news conference also produced a backlash in Annapolis, reviving the image of Gansler as a lone wolf with a passion for media attention."

 roadNot only is Betty White coming to SNL, she's getting her own TV series.

Dog roadDog joins Austrian troops on parachute jumps: "Far from panicking at the experience of hurling themselves out of a plane at 10,000ft, the Austrians' Belgian Shepherd dogs appear to be perfectly calm both before and during the jump. One handler explained: 'They don't perceive height difference the same way humans do, so that doesn't worry them. They're more likely to be bothered by the roar of the engines, but once we're on the way down, that doesn't matter and they just enjoy the view.'"

 roadMan with big dick turned away at NYC New Museum.

 roadUzbekistan AIDS advocate jailed: "'Maxim Popov was convicted for writing a brochure which was funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS and UNICEF as an effort by international donor organisations to raise awareness about the disease in the country,' said an AIDS activist who worked with Popov. Prosecutors argued that the brochure, which called for the use of condoms during sex and sterile needles when injecting drugs, was promoting immoral behaviour, the activist said."

 roadPaula Abdul in talks to head up reboot of Star Search.

Cooper  roadAnderson Cooper: Life Outside.

 roadMike Tyson to host pigeon-racing show on Animal Planet?

 roadReligion and gays.

 roadNJ hits D.C. for lobby day on ENDA passage: "Fifty Garden State activists just descended on the nation's capital to lobby our Congressional delegation to pass the Employment Non Discrimination Act and provide LGBT folks with legal protection in the workplace. Presently it's perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay in 29 states. It's worse for transgendered Americans who are unprotected in 38 states. Passing ENDA would make it illegal to an employee based on his/her sexual orientation or gender identity."

 roadThe Soulforce Equality ride comes to Alabama.

 roadGay Swedish man ordered off bus.

 roadJessica Simpson may one day carry gay man's baby.

 roadStars on Ice Tour denies it is discriminating against Johnny Weir: "We are disappointed that there is untrue and inaccurate information being disseminated. Please be assured that the `gender identity and sexual orientation' of cast members has never been a consideration in the selection of tour performers."


Rep. Eric Cantor: GOP Needs to Be Inclusive on Gay Rights

On This Week, George Stephanoploulos asked Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, the House Minority Whip, if he agrees with some fellow Republicans, like Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., that the party needs to rethink its approach and broaden its base by moderating its policies and reaching out to groups it has excluded in the past.

Cantor Asked Stephanopoulos: "Are you prepared to [move to the middle on positions like gay rights] in the House?

Said Cantor: "There is no question the Republican Party has to return to be one of inclusion, not exclusion. And we are a party with many ideas. And we have in that a commitment to make sure that we have positive alternatives, if we don't agree with this administration, or the House Democrats, and to continue to put those ideas forward and again the problems facing this country...are not just Republican or Democrat problems. They are so big. They are so challenging...Let's come up with solutions that actually produce results for a change, instead of making matters worse, which Washington is famous for."

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Sportrait: Dmitriy Karpov

Karpov

Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Karpov took gold in the overall decathlon yesterday at the 15th Asian Games at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, besting his competitors from Uzbekistan.

As Borat would say, Ni-i-i-i-i-ce!


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