George W. Bush’s grandfather Prescott Bush was part of 1933 coup planned by right-wing American businessmen: “The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.” Why is this not a surprise?
Cast of Parting Glances reunites at L.A.’s Outfest.
Naked Boys Singing! to begin its ninth year off-Broadway.
Ohio Supreme Court rules that domestic violence laws don’t conflict with a state ban on gay marriage: “In a 6-1 decision, justices rejected the argument that the domestic violence law is unenforceable in cases involving unmarried couples because it refers to them as living together ‘as a spouse.’ Chief Justice Thomas Moyer said in the opinion that lawmakers included many groups under the domestic violence law, not just unwed couples, and that describing people’s living arrangements isn’t the same as creating a law approximating marriage. The ban prohibited the government from creating any such approximation. ‘The state does not create cohabitation; rather it is a person’s determination to share some of life’s responsibilities with another that creates cohabitation,’ Moyer wrote. ‘The state does not have a role in creating cohabitation, but it does have a role in creating a marriage.’ The case was being closely watched around the country for the precedent it could set affecting a dozen similarly worded bans.”
The cat who senses imminent death: “His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means the patient has less than four hours to live.”
New documents reveal that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales committed perjury.
Gay people from New Mexico can now marry in Massachusetts!
Rage against the teleprompter: the growing trend (if two people can be called a trend) of news anchors rejecting vapid celebrity news.
Second Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown this September to honor playwright and poet Amiri Baraka.
UFO sightings shut down Stratford-Upon-Avon for half an hour: “Drinkers spilled out of pubs, motorists stopped to gawp and camera phones were aimed upwards as the five orbs, in a seeming formation, hovered above Stratford-Upon-Avon for half an hour. The unidentified flying objects lit up the otherwise clear night sky above Shakespeare’s birthplace in Warwickshire on Saturday…Sceptics dismissed the UFOs as nothing more than hot air balloons, fireworks or even lanterns which had broken loose from a local rugby club. Others, however, claimed the speed and agility of the objects was unlike any known aircraft and said the odd movement, lack of noise and the length of time in the air discounted any man-made explanation.”
Down the stairs: In case you missed the quickly-removed YouTube video, Pink has a few screencaps of Beyoncé’s Orlando concert face-plant.
New Zealand gym owner claims his business is down 30% since a Yellow Pages listing placed by someone else named his gym as a “homosexual gym”. The Yellow PAges has apologized. Owner Ray Parker: “To say that my gym is a gay and lesbian gym and to imply it is only a homosexual gym, excludes 90% of the population. The business has suffered and suffered quite a bit. I’m looking at the sheet of paper next to me on the desk that says I’m down X amount of dollars, which is a huge amount of money and an apology is two cents worth.”
Gay Canadian Paul Ciceri details 33 months in Abu Dhabi prison after, he claims, a friend he had met on vacation planted cocaine in his toiletries bag.
Tonsils might serve as HIV’s passageway to the body: “Researchers stress that the risk of acquiring HIV through oral sex is far too low to warrant preventive tonsillectomies. But they say the finding might have implications for preventing transmission of the virus from HIV-infected mothers to their children through breastfeeding.”