How the Bush administration muzzles the world’s top global warming scientist: “In my more than three decades in the government, I’ve never witnessed such restrictions on the ability of scientists to communicate with the public.”
Massive Category 5 cyclone strikes northeastern Australian coast, slamming resort towns of Innisfail, Cairns, and Port Douglas. Innisfail Mayor: “It looks like an atomic bomb hit the place.”
Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys says fear of being labeled a camp, effeminate, stereotypical gay man delayed his coming out: “The reason I didn’t come out beforehand was that I thought we’d get stereotyped, and yes, that does happen. I’m not a very camp individual at all. There are lots of straight people who are camper than me. But there you are. People like their gay entertainers to be outrageous and outspoken. It’s a desexualised stereotype and it’s feminine. It’s not threatening.”
Marital sanctity?: Brandon Teena killer Tom Nissin in behind bars engagement to a woman he’s never met.
Simon Cowell to Larry King on the Clay Aiken reports: “”You hear all the rumours, whatever. Then you hear the lawsuits are that you pretended to be straight or something. I mean it’s just crazy, you know. It doesn’t matter [to me], no. I mean what do I care?”
NotThatBoy: Porn actors and models gather in the woods, don animal masks and jock straps, and dance amid circle of druids in preparation for New York’s notoriously dark Black Party. (site NSFW)
New Hope, Pennsylvania has new hope for Gay Pride.