As Iraq disintegrates, gays in Bagdhad fearing for their lives: “Thamir and other gay men complain about frequent mistreatment by police, accusing them of blackmail, torture, sexual abuse and theft. ‘Policemen raped me several times at gunpoint and threatened to hand me over to extremist groups if I refuse.’…For him, the Saddam era seems like a ‘golden’ time because homosexuality was discreetly tolerated.”
Jakenstein? Scissor Sisters get spooky for Halloween.
Heterosexual Moby appalled by “macho culture”: “I’m straight but I’ve grown up around gay people and gay clubs. They are superior to straight people. If you have a gay child you’re more inclined to be a prouder parent.”
Will & Grace creators Kohan and Mutchnick planning new sitcom based on themselves: “Kohan, who is straight, and Mutchnick, who is gay, have been friends since their teen years at Beverly Hills High School. Like ‘Will & Grace,’ their project for CBS is a buddy comedy about a quartet of characters — a gay writer and a straight writer, who are best friends, and their hot young assistants.”