Two students who scrawled homophobic phrases and drawings on a student’s door at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale have been given a sentence of supervision by a judge. Defendant: “I’m sorry for what I did. It was a joke carried too far … There is no excuse for it … I do know (the student who was the subject of the slurs) went through a lot, that he went to counseling (because of this).” Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be an uncommon practice.
Fifty years ago, the Italian luxury passenger ship Andrea Doria collided with a Swedish ocean liner in dense fog and sank off the coast of Nantucket.
London theatre that focused on gay dramas to be bulldozed to make way for a casino.
Royal flush dept.: Madonna demands a fresh toilet seat every night of her tour. Liz Rosenberg: “Who wouldn’t want a new toilet seat wherever they go?”
Travel alert: The taxi drivers of Shanghai are extremely horny: “As the conversation heated up, so did the driver (in more ways than one) with the frisky old man maneuvering his hand under the plastic window to grope my friend’s leg and … other bits…Late night liaisons with Shanghai’s chauffeurs have become a weird badge of honor for the gay man. Some friends have even lamented that a driver has never hit on them!”