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 road Obama impersonator yanked off stage after making racist and anti-gay jokes at the Republican Leadership Conference.

Dg  road Dolce and Gabbana streams their runway show live on the Internet.

 road Ryan Reynolds: 200 pounds and 8% body fat.

 road Psychiatrist who offers "therapy" sessions for those with "unwanted same-sex attractions" and who was recently hired by Hong Kong's Social Social Welfare department defends himself: “We should not ban people from therapy if they want to change. We should respect their right."

 road Matthew Rettenmund on how well things sold at the Debbie Reynold Hollywood auction. Marilyn Monroe's dress set a new record, selling for a whopping $5.6 million.

 road Marriage equality in New York would pump $184 million into the state's economy.

 road Ryan Gosling walks his pup through LAX.

 road Watch: New music video from RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Raja.

 road The AP brands Governor Cuomo as the new face of marriage equality.

Chile  road Ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano is currently painting sunsets all over the world.

 road Google celebrates Pride in June.

 road Gay rights leaders from Barcelona claim unwarranted treatment at Tel Aviv airport: "David Marti, the general manager for gay pride events in Barcelona, told Haaretz that airport security had stripped his boyfriend whom he was traveling with. The pair were asked a series of personal questions, which Marti said exceeded reasonable limits. The men's personal items were also thoroughly searched. Marti said the pair was questioned for a long time, with their security check ending just minutes before their plane took off."

 road John Aravosis and Dan Choi joined ten women in Muslim headscarves who all crashed RightOnline to protest an anti-Muslim incident at the conservative conference.

News: Foreskin Man, Chilean Volcano, Sarah Palin, Germany

 road Houston electrician sends out anti-gay mailings attacking mayor Annise Parker.

Fm  road Creator of Foreskin Man defends his comic book in which the hero battles a villain named Monster Mohel: "We're not trying to be anti-Semitic. We're trying to be pro-human rights."

 road Whitney Houston will be in rehab a little bit longer than originally anticipated.

 road Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy on the transgender anti-discrimination bill he intends to sign into law: “This bill is another step forward in the fight for equal rights for all of Connecticut’s citizens, and it’s the right thing to do,’’ he said in a written statement issued shortly after the vote was taken. “It’s difficult enough for people who are grappling with the issue of their gender identity, and discrimination against them has no place in our society.’’

 road Arnold Schwarzenegger hires celebrity divorce lawyer.

 road Sarah Palin refuses to admit she got her facts about Paul Revere wrong.

 road Cheryl Cole bounces back to the X-Factor.

Chile  road Ash from Puyehue volcano in Southern Chile darkens the skies of that country as well as Argentina's.

 road Rumors that Adam Lambert and Christina Aguilera have recorded a duet are quashed.

 road New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center stepping away from allowing groups to use its facilities for meetings around Israeli/Palestinian issues.

 road Germany continues to be hit hard with Europe's recent E. coli outbreak. Sprouts eyed as source.

 road Drink gays out of the closet.

 road X-Men: First Class opens at number one at the box office with $56 million.

Watch: Stunning Video of the Grímsvötn Volcano in Iceland


Above, a shot of the Grímsvötn volcanic eruption as seen from the GOES-13 satellite.

Volcanic ash is affecting air travel more than officials thought it might:

Although airports remained open on Tuesday, airlines halted hundreds of flights amid safety concerns at the high density of ash caused by the eruption of the Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland. British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Loganair, Flybe and KLM were among carriers cancelling flights.

However, BMI was still operating out of Edinburgh and Glasgow, saying the ash remained further north than forecast earlier. The airline was constantly reviewing the situation, it said.

Also, below, the most stunning video yet of the eruption.


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Grímsvötn Volcano Erupts In Iceland

Just over a year after the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused massive air traffic disruptions, another one in that country has started spewing ash, resulting in the closure of at least one aiport.

"In an announcement, Isavia, the Icelandic company that operates that nation’s airports, cited airborne ash as the reason for closing Keflavik International Airport (KEF), which serves Reykjavik, the capital. It said a 'danger area has been established for all instrument flying that includes the upper approach airspace' for Keflavik and also the smaller Reykjavik Airport (RKV), which serves domestic flights."

NASA has released impressive satellite images of the eruption:

The volcano, named Grímsvötn, last erupted in 2004 and is not expected to have the same effects as Eyjafjallajökul last year. Video of the new eruption, AFTER THE JUMP.

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Watch: Japan's Shinmoedake Volcano Erupts Again


Japan's Shinmoedake Volcano, which erupted in January for the first time since 1959, began erupting again yesterday on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. It's not clear whether there is any connection to the earthquakes in northern Japan.

Watch new day and night footage of the eruption, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch: Japanese Volcano Shinmoedake Eruption


The Kirishima volcano group on Japan's southern island of Kyushu began erupting yesterday for the first time since 1959.

Volcano "Shinmoedake, in the Kirishima range, erupted yesterday, spewing ash as high as 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) into the air, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said in a statement on its website. A second eruption occurred today at about 1 p.m. local time, national broadcaster NHK reported. Ash from the volcano reached Miyazaki city, 50 kilometers (30 miles) to the east, according to the broadcaster."

There is some spectacular footage. In the first video, you can see hot wind and ash taking out trees. In the second, you can see bursts of lightning in the ash cloud.


Here are a couple more incredible shots.


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