United Church of Christ welcomes Spongebob Squarepants. You will remember the UCC produced a video promoting their church’s inclusiveness that was turned away by several major networks. (thanks Brent)
Historic Catholic church in Provincetown burns.
Posh and Becks wax statue attacker has his day in court: “It was protest and not mindless vandalism.”
Academics analyze names for drag queens and porn stars at conference in Oakland. Stanford Professor Arnold Zwicky looked at 2,622 gay porn star names: “He found that the vast majority had completely white-bread, all-American names with a common metrical pattern of syllabic stress (strong-weak emphasis, as in the names Chet Roberts or Tag Adams). The most common first name was Mark. The last names reflected a number of American masculine obsessions, like cowboy themes (Tex, Denver, Steers, Colt), aping celebrities (Thom Cruz, Clark Kent, Mike Nichols), and animals and objects that sound tough (Wolf, Cougar, Panther, Saber, Stryker, Mallett).”
Indiana: 3/4 of school counselors not skilled enough to deal with gay and lesbian students.