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In a recent interview with US Magazine, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen were asked which bunk each would take on the AI bus and Adam Lambert immediately burst out with "I like the top!". What a mental picture.

Two of our favorite porn stars just got married, and we're totally pissed (and totally happy). Jenn, why the fuck didn't you book this one? The good news is they still have an open relationship. Time to hit the gym and start auditioning!

Images of the wedding, here. And CONGRATS to the new couple!

Time Warner announced this morning they will be dumping America Online, after the company purchased them for $147B back in 2001. Since then, Time Warner's value has plunged over $100B.
The divorce, announced Thursday, will spin out AOL as a separate Internet company run by former Google Inc. advertising executive Tim Armstrong. He was hired in March to try to restore the luster to a brand once known as America Online. Time Warner owns 95 percent of AOL and will buy out Google Inc.'s 5 percent stake during the third quarter. From there, AOL will be spun off into a separate publicly traded company around the end of the year.
Honestly, when ever we hear "at aol dot com", we chuckle a little and reply with "no, really... what's your email address?"

Depressingly, Toys "R" Us has purchased the most, arguably, famous toy store in the world. FAO Schwarz will remain online for internet and catalog sales. The toy store has been featured in many famous motion picture films, including Big and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Sorry, but it's upsetting to see such a great thing fall down the tubes into corporate-take-over-land.

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... it'd be a pink line right off the damn graph. No joke.

The Sword (totally NSFW) conducted an extremely scientific research project on 10 American cities based upon ads posted in the M4M sections of Craigslist. They took those ads and looked for the stated "Top" or "Bottom" preference in each one.

Manhunt Daily said it best: "Houston... we have a bottom".

Hilarious!



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The newspaper, the PA Times-Observer, as apologized for the ad, citing the editor did not recognize the significance of the names. They have notified the authorities. Remember... it's a federal crime to even TALK about doing it.

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Recently discharged Lt. Dan Choi with hundreds of other people, including the Courage Campaign, taking part in a demonstration across the street from the Beverly Hills Hilton, where Obama attended a Democratic fundraiser last night.

Obama had little to say about the protests, included in that was a response to a sign he saw on his way in that read "Obama, Keep Your Promise". Obama said he doesn't know what promise he was talking about.

Fair enough, Obama. It wasn't detailed enough for you, so let us spell it out: Repeal of DOMA and DADT, a federal hate crimes law, and the promise to be a "fierce advocate for all LGBT people".

In a recent interview with E!, Kris Allen was asked by a reporter about his recent "I'd like to have more man chest hair" comment. Kris said that of the little chest hair he does have, it is really patchy and nasty looking, and that's why he wants more of it.

It doesn't matter in the dark, Kris. And on top of that, you can always get manscaping and tweezing tips from that weird Adam guy.

Garcia, who spent most of his years at his High School as openly gay, wanted to be a part of this year's prom court... but didn't want to run for prom king. He said that prom queen would fit his personality a little better. Starting out as just a bit of a stunt, you can imagine how he felt, standing on stage in gray tuxedo and black bow tie, when the entire prom audience erupted in applause after the school announced his title as Fairfax High's Prom Queen. Garcia said he felt "invincible".

This is... so cool! Go girl!


At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.
- George Clooney

After kicking the living shit out of three homosexuals with his homo-hating buddies, and sending two of them into a coma, Fabio Brandao, 28, is off on two years of probation and a curfew. Fabio is being charged with four civil rights violations, four counts of assault and battery and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was released on $10,000 bail Tuesday and given a 10 pm curfew pending an October 10 pretrial conference, and has been banned from entering the South End.

Brandao's lawyer says that just because his cell phone was found at the scene, and his car (identified by one victim by getting the license plate) was seen speeding off, with the attackers INSIDE, doesn't prove he was involved in the bashing. A load of crap, anyone?

The three other suspects who were involved in the anti-gay-remark-filled beating circus have yet to be apprehended.

PostSecret, for those of you who haven't heard of it, is a website/company/book publisher that allows people to anonymously send in their deepest, darkest secrets and fucked up thoughts for the whole world to read. I've sent in three, myself. I ran across this one today:

The NYT is reporting that at an event hosted by AT&T Representatives in the hometown of Kris Allen, party goers were shown by those same representatives how to send ten times the allowed number of text votes at a time.
Representatives of AT&T helped fans of Mr. Allen at the two Arkansas events by providing instructions on how to send 10 or more text messages at the press of a single button, known as power texts. Power texts have an exponentially greater effect on voting than do single text messages or calls to the show’s toll-free phone lines. The efforts appear to run afoul of “American Idol” voting rules in two ways. The show broadcasts an on-screen statement at the end of each episode warning that blocks of votes cast using “technical enhancements” that unfairly influence the outcome of voting can be thrown out. And the show regularly states that text voting is open only to AT&T subscribers and is subject to normal rates.
Adam Lambert fans are going ape shit, of course.

CNN covers DADT casualty Lt. Dan Choi's appearance at yesterday's Prop 8 rally in Los Angeles and interviews him about his now-leading role in the campaign to turn back discrimination in the military.



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Some shots from the tryouts for the 2010 Switzerland's Sexiest Farmers calendar. Who's YOUR favorite!?

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Lady Gaga does the cover of Rolling Stone... very well:


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A very good ad from Staying Alive, MTV's global HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention campaign. Click the image to embiggen... and see if you can find your name in the pubies.



I personally think it is time that we as a nation get past distinguishing people on the basis of sexual orientation, and that a grave injustice is being done to people by making these distinctions. I thought their cause was just. It is our position in this case that Proposition 8, as upheld by the California Supreme Court, denies federal constitutional rights under the equal protection and due process clauses of the constitution. The constitution protects individuals' basic rights that cannot be taken away by a vote. If the people of California had voted to ban interracial marriage, it would have been the responsibility of the courts to say that they cannot do that under the constitution. We believe that denying individuals in this category the right to lasting, loving relationships through marriage is a denial to them, on an impermissible basis, of the rights that the rest of us enjoy…I also personally believe that it is wrong for us to continue to deny rights to individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation.
- Former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson (and Bush supporter)

We're makin' progress!

Levi Strauss, perhaps the strongest corporate supporter of LGBT rights, is dressing mannequins in their store windows nationwide with the White Knot - the symbol of marriage equality. Store employees have been trained to discuss the issue with inquisitive customers.
Levi’s-owned stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, that means more than just marking the passing of Memorial Day, the traditional date to begin wearing white: in 20 stores, the mannequins’ white Levi’s jeans and shirts are adorned with White Knots, a symbol of solidarity with the same-sex marriage movement. The symbol was made more timely by the California Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to uphold Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state. Developed by Frank Voci, a digital media consultant, as a response to Proposition 8’s passage last November, the White Knot for Equality is a white ribbon tied in a knot.
Last year Levi's was the only corporation to file an amicus brief on behalf of the effort to repeal Proposition 8. They also partnered with the producers of Milk to market the film nationwide and sponsored the premiere at San Francisco's Castro Theatre.

It was announced today that Levi's will make a $25,000 donation to the center National Center for Lesbian Rights and another $25,000 to the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.

Via JMG

Acclaimed nature photographer Michio Hoshino who specialized in Alaskan wildlife images, was killed by a brown bear (below) in Russia on assignment in 1996. This was the last photo on his roll of film:


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Over the last seven days...

Florida: Imam Yasser Mohamed Shahade arrested for sexual assault of 13 year-old boy.
Israel: Rabbi Elior Noam Hen charged with ritualistic burning and cutting of toddlers because they were "possessed by the devil." One child is in a permanent vegetative state. Rabbi Hen has fled to Brazil, who has agreed to extradite him back to Israel.
Colorado: Pastor Don Armstrong charged with 20 felony fraud counts for stealing $300K from his congregation. Bonus: Armstrong started his church because his old one supported gay marriage and appointed gay clergy.
Florida: Pastor Garry Souffrant, his wife and his brother all charged with 59 felony counts for laundering $7M in cocaine profits and for mortgage fraud. Bonus: Pastor Souffrant bought 12 houses and a Rolls Royce Phantom with his loot.
Alabama: Pastor Billy Paul Masters charged with sexual abuse of child under 12. Bonus: Masters was on probation after spending six years in prison for the same crime.
Tennessee: Pastor Michael James charged with statutory rape.
Arkansas: Pastor Jason William Dubwig sentenced to five years in prison for incest with his adopted daughter.
New York: Pastor Merton Parks pleads guilty to possession of child pornography.
California: Pastor Daniel John Pedroza pleads guilty to unlawful sex with a minor, penetrating a minor with a foreign object.
Florida: Pastor Darrell Gilyard pleads guilty to lewd conduct and lewd molestation for sending explicit text messages and fondling 14 year-old girls.

Damn! And Colorado was doing so good...

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No... seriously. After Lambert's raved-about performance with Queen during the American Idol final, the band's frontman Brian May tells Rolling Stone: "Roger Taylor and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with him at some point. It’s not like we, as Queen, would rush into coalescing with another singer just like that. It isn’t that easy. But I’d certainly like to work with Adam. That is one amazing instrument he has there."

Queen just ended a four-year run with vocalist Paul Rodgers and need a replacement. So maybe next year we'll see a Queen tour fronted by Adam Lambert. That would be very cool. Then again, I think Chris Daughtry turned down a similar offer from Live and things worked out very well for him.

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Most of us in Nevada absolutely support gay and lesbian rights. This is a big fight. We're not ready to give up. We want to override the veto. We’re not walking away from you; don’t walk away from us.
- Jan Jones, Senior VP of Harrah's

And she looks FABULOUS!

Muscle Stud Matt Sriker has some NSFW photos of his nice piece floating around the internet. And the SE headquarters is re-wallpapering their brake room with them.

Project!

A Winthrop, Massachusetts man has been charged with hate crime assault after beating a woman on Commercial Street in Provincetown:

Patten"Twenty-year-old Eric Patten of Winthrop was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. Police said Patten approached two women in front of a cafe on Commercial Street, called one of them an offensive name referring to gay men and pushed one of them into a cafe window, which broke. Authorities said Patten was drunk and thought the two women were gay men."

CapeCodOnline: "...residents and visitors alike said they were disgusted by the incident. 'People are outraged,' said Dana Hope outside the Post Office Cafe and Cabaret, where Patten...allegedly accosted two women and assaulted one of them."

Residents in his home town of Winthrop called Patten a "do-gooder": "No one was home yesterday at his mother’s home, a three-story house that sits on the ocean just steps from the toney Cottage Park Yacht Club. The neighbor, who requested anonymity, said Patten, the son of a well-to-do family, is 'the type of kid who would run across the street and help carry in the groceries.

Patton is a University of Colorado Student.

Yeah, but would he do the same if that man were a fag? Eric plead "Not Guilty" earlier today in regards to the incident. He's being held on a measly $1,000 bond which, no doubt, mommy and daddy will post the moment they arrive home from their yacht trip.

The amount of hate in this world is so unbelievably... unbelievable.

Via Towleroad

While everyone around the great nation was celebrating the Memorial Day weekend, Jim Gibbons was busy at work, vetoing a bill that would have given gay couples the same benefits of straight couples.

Gibbons said in a statement released during the Memorial Day holiday that Senate Bill 283 conflicts with a state constitutional amendment approved by Nevada voters in 2002 supporting marriage between a man and a woman...It was not immediately clear if the Legislature would seek to override Gibbons' veto. The measure would prohibit discrimination against domestic partners, and give them the same community property and debt rights as married couples. The Republican governor also said domestic partners can sign private contracts to accomplish many of the goals of the law. Harrah's Entertainment has called for an override if Gibbons vetoed the measure. The casino giant pointed to an estimated $700 billion in buying power among potential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers. The bill also had support from of the powerful Nevada Resort Association, and drew praise from the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada.

Harrah's is damn right, too. Does Gibbons have ANY idea on how much money homo's spend on cosmo's and the lavish things in life!? We got stiiiiiile (air snap), and we're not afraid to spend the dough to look like it!
My disapproval of this bill should not be taken to suggest that domestic partners are in any way undeserving of rights and protections...However, I believe that Senate Bill 283 represents a fundamental departure from the will of the voters expressed in Article 1, Section 21 of the Nevada Constitution, and only the voters should have the right to undo or amend constitutional mandates.
GLBT Nevadians... this is in YOUR hands now! The Governor has your equal rights on a silver platter, but he's going to make you work for it. So get out there and start helping people understand!

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Colin Farrell announced last January he was planning to serve as best man at his brother's civil partnership... and it's still on! Now there's a real man. Both of them.

Today, California voted for bigotry and hate by deciding to uphold Proposition 8, but ruled that the 18,000+ same-sex marriages already valid in the state will remain so. Moments after the decision was handed down, hundreds of people outside the California Supreme Court began chanting "Shame on you, shame on you."

And then the Nation reacted:
The decision virtually ensures another fight at the ballot box over marriage rights for gays. Gay rights activists say they may ask voters to repeal the marriage ban as early as next year, and opponents have pledged to fight any such effort. Proposition 8 passed with 52% of the vote...In an opinion written by Chief Justice Ronald M. George, the state high court ruled today that the November initiative was not an illegal constitutional revision, as gay rights lawyers contended, nor unconstitutional because it took away an inalienable right, as Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown argued. Only Justice Carlos R. Moreno, the court's sole Democrat, wanted Proposition 8 struck down as an illegal constitutional revision. Justice Joyce L. Kennard, who voted with the majority last year to give gays marriage rights, joined George and the court's four other justices in voting to uphold Proposition 8.
- LA Times
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recognizes the deeply held feelings on both sides, but strongly affirms its belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman. The bedrock institution of marriage between a man and a woman has profound implications for our society. These implications range from what our children are taught in schools to individual and collective freedom of religious expression and practice.... Accordingly, the Church stands firmly for what it believes is right for the health and well-being of society as a whole.

- Mormon Church
Upholding the discriminatory Proposition 8 marks May 26, 2009, as a dark day for the people of California. The idea that gay families like mine should not be included in our country's promise of equal rights for all citizens is deeply un-American. While California has taken a giant step backwards, states like Maine and Iowa (and soon, I hope, New York) are leading with way towards a fairer and better tomorrow.
- Cynthia Nixon
So, will anyone be sleeping better tonight? Those full of hate and fear will surely be disappointed that 18,000 same-sex couples will be living in wedded bliss, kissing their spouses goodnight, checking off those little 'married' boxes on all those forms we fill out nowadays. That’s really going to drive them crazy. Then there are those of us like me who still dangle in 'domestic partnership.' We can adopt our own children, but we can’t bring our partners who might be citizens from out of the country, here. We can’t file joint tax returns. I could go on. Who will be happy tonight? "How do I explain this to my children? 'Well, you know Ellen? She is married, but Mommy and I are not.' That is liberty and justice for all? I am hopeful as I see more and more states turn to the inevitable future of equality, California will get there. Change takes time.
- Melissa Etheridge

The White House (doesn't) react. Where's our President who promised to fiercely lobby for LGBT Equality?






Protestors block traffic in SF...175 arrested. Plus clergy:

Hundreds of people filled the intersection of Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue late this morning after word spread of the ruling. The court also ruled that roughly 18,000 existing same-sex marriages in California remain valid. Around 12:45 p.m., officers were seen placing plastic handcuffs on protesters and leading them to police vans waiting nearby. With each new arrest, the crowd cheered. Police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said the protesters were arrested for being outside a crosswalk and failing to obey an officer. Tomioka said she was not aware of any injuries related to the protest. As of mid-afternoon the intersection had been cleared and traffic was moving through normally.


ACLU's Matt Coles responds to ruling...

Human Rights Campaign's legal analysis.

This is a terrible, terrible and dark day for the gay community and it's supporters. It kills thinking about one of our nations largest, most diverse, and most beautiful states making such a ruling. C'mon Nation! Lets show those bitches out in California what equal rights is all about! GLBT Community, let's educate those out there why equality is important to everyone! Why there's no disction between love!

We're all doing great, but we NEED to do better!

After 11 years of giving them almost $150.00 of my hard earned money every month, you think they'd be willing to do something nice for me... right? I'll admit, dropping my phone in the toilet last night was not their fault, but a discount on a new phone would have been a nice gesture. Rather, they wanted to charge me FULL retail price for the phone I wanted (which was $560.00 and a DOWNGRADE from my current phone), and sign another two year contract.

I didn't have a problem signing the two year contract. I loved having Verizon, and didn't have a problem with them until today when I went into one of their stores. The woman who helped me in the store was mean, irritated by my requests and questions, and just plain dumb. After going back and forth with her, she told me I could have the phone at the 1 year service agreement price but she made it VERY clear that she was totally going above and beyond the Verizon Wireless customer satisfaction protocol by doing this for me. After grabbing the phone and getting things all set up in the computer, she needed upper management's approval.

Her manager, who was equally unhelpful, looked at me and said "You got upgraded just last year from the enV to the Dare at a new customer price. Who did that for you and why?" I explained to him that I was having countless issues with my enV and the manager at the store said she would upgrade me with that deal to make up for all of the troubles I had been going through.

"Well that woman was crazy, I'd be surprised if she still had a job at that store."

Blank stare from me.

"I'm sorry, I won't approve this. You got an amazing deal just a few months ago, and now you're asking us to cut you another one for something that wasn't even our fault. You should sign up for insurance or go on eBay if you don't want to pay full price for the phone."

Another blank stare from me. Almost an hour in this store, and I was told in the end to go fuck myself.

"Alright, well let me think about this. I'm not too sure what I want to do. That's a lot of money for a phone that I'm not too crazy about."

"Ok... well we're here until six today, so just let us know."

I walked out of the store, pissed, and guess what other store was staring me directly in the face... Apple! I walked in the bustling store, was greeted immediately, gave my sob story to the Apple associate, applied for an AT&T account, and in 15 minutes I walked out with a brand new shiney iPhone... that only cost me $199.

I'm a little upset about losing my eleven years of service with Verizon, but apparently it doesn't mean shit anyway. And I'm sorry, with wireless service, you HAVE to have a phone to use their service, so I feel like the company is obligated to provide you with the equipment to do that (and not charge ungodly prices for it). Granted, I could have paid $150 for just a basic, no frills phone, and just stayed with Verizon, but what's the point in doing that when I can get an iPhone for $50 more?

So now, I'm selling my 8GB iPod Touch for a $100 to anyone who wants it! I bought it just about 6 months ago. If anyone is interested, please email me and I can shoot you some pics and details about it. (Maybe a late birthday gift to someone special!?) Email me at wes.mccoy@gmail.com if you're interested!

My friend Phil is up from Colorado Springs and we had a great time at the Barker Lounge last night! All I'm going to say is: soft black hair. Yes... soft and black.

I can't get this song out of my head. And, on top of that, this video pulls together all my feelings on prescription and over-the-counter drugs: they just fuck the body up. It's rare when I take medication for anything... including a headache. I believe that medication does nothing but fool the body into thinking everything is A-OK.


Looks like a young Obama (sorta). Anyone agree?

Hmmm... comments?

Harrah's, with an HRC rating of PERFECT (100%) on the Corporate Equality Index, sent the Nevada legislature a letter warning about the potential loss in gay tourism if Gibbons veto's the state's pending domestic partners bill.

The Nevada ACLU hailed Harrah's move: "This is not just a civil rights issue; it is an economic issue. The defeat of SB283 would send a terrible message to a segment of the community that we work hard to attract to our travel and tourism destinations."
In a letter to lawmakers, Harrah's Senior Vice President Jan Jones said that Nevada must compete with other destinations for the growing gay and lesbian business and that there could be a "negative economic impact" if the bill does not become law. "Our state cannot afford to lose any more revenue to other destinations because of a reputation as a place which is not socially or politically the right place to do business or to vacation," Jones stated in the letter, dated Tuesday. Gays and lesbians have the highest disposable income of any segment of the population, according to Jones. "Our company does aggressive marketing to this community," Jones said Wednesday. "How can we say to them 'we want your business, but we don't care about your rights.'"
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John McCain IV meeting President Obama yesterday after his Naval Academy graduation.


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You just really think you're the shit, don't you? With that ass and sexy midsection...

Asshole:



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I think you'd probably alienate a lot of our audience. We've always had the guys dance together on the show but they've never really done it in each other's arms before. I'm really one of those people that like to see guys be guys and girls be girls on stage. I don't think I liked it, to be frank.
Nigel Lythgoe's BLATANTLY homophobic comments on So You Think You Can Dance. He tried to say his comments couldn't be homophobic because he's not one "who hates homosexuals."

He may not hate homosexuals, but he certainly WASN'T fond of the dentist or a toothbrush. It's appropriate that he's got some brand new porcelain teeth to go with his toilet mouth:

Hilary Clinton is going to the same benefits to gay diplomats as straight, in a change that was long overdue and widely expected. Her boss should take note, because by doing this she's really putting the heat on Obama.

As many of you readers know, we're not too happy about LGBT issues getting back-burnered so quickly. But, Obama has a massive clean-up job to do. We're patiently waiting for him to take some hard-core action and we're hoping he won't disappoint.

Via Boy Culture

Army Specialist Zachary Boyd, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas made front page news... in pink "I LOVE NY" boxers.
Boyd, a 2007 graduate of Keller Central High School, was in his sleeping quarters this week when the Taliban attacked in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Boyd rushed to a defensive position clad in his helmet, vest and boxers -- the pink ones decorated with the "I Love NY" slogan.

As luck would have it, an Associated Press photographer was working at Firebase Restrepo in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, where Boyd is stationed.

His boxers ended up in newspapers nationwide -- including Tuesday's Star-Telegram -- and on the front page of the [New York] Times.

His mother was surprised to see that her son was in the Times, but she was not surprised that he was wearing unusual skivvies.

"It was typical," she said. "He has always been an interesting little character."
LOL!