a news compendium
with a gay bias
a news compendium
with a gay bias
||| Model David Agbodji takes to the catwalk for Jeffrey Fashion Cares in New York.
||| Robin Williams becomes the official ka-os|theory Favourite Person. He said Australians are "basically English rednecks". I love him.
||| Ricky Martin: How many variations of "Duh", "Yawn", "So what?" can the jaded, bitter, and joyless amongst us possibly come up with? Try and crack a smile, try wish someone well, try and be happy - go on, it won't hurt.
||| Ricky Martin: Read his official statement.
||| Ricky Martin: Why it matters: "Whether U.S. fags approve or not, Ricky is a prominent figure here, and more importantly, in Latino América. Ricky’s coming out makes it possible for young boys in countless homes to imagine themselves as something other than confused."
||| Ricky Martin: Comes out after years trapped in showbusiness hypocrisy.
||| Ricky Martin: Coming out will boost his career.
||| Ricky Martin: He couldn't elude gaydar.
||| Ricky Martin: What will the economic fallout be?
||| Ricky Martin: Why the GBLT community in Nepal particularly thrilled with the news.
||| Ricky Martin: The 20 Straightest Photos Of Ricky Martin.
||| Ricky Martin: In pictures.
||| Ricky Martin: Did his (fellow Puerto Rican) boyfriend threaten to out him?
||| Ricky Martin: Libel laws kept it secret all this time. So does that mean that celebrity reporters are keeping a lid on many, many more gay relationships in Hollywood? Yes, yes, it does.
||| Ricky Martin: 9 lingering questions now that he's come out. (Only the last question really intrigues me.)
||| Ricky Martin: Okay, so they got me. Pesky April Fools...
||| Bisexual wrestler Orlando Jordan (right, centre) premieres on "major U.S.-based professional wrestling promotion" TNA.
||| Derrick Martin - the Georgia prom teen who we've been hearing a lot about lately - is made an honorary member of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.
||| What does the rest of the town - and his friends - think about it all?
||| Oklahoma man who sued for 'IM GAY' license plate found dead. Queerty has more.
||| Police investigate threatening messages about "gay Jesus" play.
||| Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The impact of new rules on gays in the military.
||| Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Dan Choi ain't impressed with the new, "softer" rules: "The reason why 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is so repugnant is because it forces people to be in the closet and lie, and that hasn't changed."
||| Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Casualties of the War on Equality: the victims of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
||| Can animals be gay? The answer, of course, is yes: Various forms of same-sex sexual activity have been recorded in more than 450 different species of animals.
||| Can NHL players be gay? Yes - 42 percent of NHL players believe there's a gay player in their locker room.
||| Can the United States President be gay? Maybe - half of Americans said they would support an openly gay president.
||| Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives screening will go ahead despite protests by GLAAD.
||| Failed Whore News, just in: "Markus (left), Nevada's first ever legal 'prosti-dude', has packed up his peen and quit the ho business after only 2 months on the stroll."
||| Uganda: United States giving millions of dollars in aid to anti-gay Ugandan regime.
||| Zimbabwean GBLT community betrayed by homophobic Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
||| Iraq: The most dangerous place on earth for gays?
||| Indonesia: Islamist fundamentalists attack an international conference led by ILGA-Asia (a branch of the International Lesbian and Gay Association).
||| Indonesia: The UK's Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association condemn the surrender by Indonesian police to the Islamic mob.
||| Indonesia: The state has failed in its job to protect the rights of the minorities.
||| India: Gay couple forced to divorce.
||| New Zealand: Faggot, cocksucker, amongst most unacceptable words in broadcasting.
||| Hungarian Constitutional Court affirms registered partnerships for gay couples.
||| Why can't the media treat the Pope fairly?
||| Catholic priests are not the only child abusers: Children are most at risk in their own homes, yet we don't demonise fathers.
||| Oh, and it's not a paedophilia crisis, it's a homosexual crisis. Yes, it's time to blame the gays.
||| Raped by Father Flanagan? New "Priest-Off" repels ordained clergy:
||| Conservative MEPs consistently vote against gay rights, women rights. Just a taste of what David Cameron's got in store for Britain: One Tory MEP opposed, and 16 abstained, a motion calling on the Croatian government to do more to crack down on homophobic attacks in the country. No Tory MEPs voted in favour.
||| David Cameron, the Conservative leader, won't rule out rolling back a recent change in legislation that removes obstacles for lesbians seeking IVF treatment.
||| Conservatives evasive on gay rights issues...
||| ...And a Conservative councillor is suspended after posting homophobic slurs on his Facebook page.
||| Manchester: 17-year-old left a bloody mess following homophobic gang attack.
||| 500 march in Exeter's first ever gay pride paarade.
||| With Rikki Beadle-Blair's FIT, we finally have an anti-homophobia school film in a language that speaks directly to kids.
||| Peccadillo Pictures will release the fourth volume of gay film shorts, Boys On Film, on 26th April.
||| EastEnders: Controversial gay Muslim storyline will climax this month with an anti-gay hate crime.
||| Me and my school photo: Boy George remembers lots of shouting and canings.
||| Every boyband's got one - so which of the JLS boys is gay?
||| A staggering 24 teenagers have so far been arrested in connection with the stabbing of Sofyen Belamouadden last week.
||| Joanna Lumley: boys are carrying knives because Britain no longer has an empire.
||| Oh dear. The rightwing British National Party have had to hire security guards to protect a billboard (below) - the party's first - from graffiti and other damage.
||| Stuck for a gift for that special someone? How about some designer kidnapping?
||| Beekeepers no longer outlaws in the Big Apple.
||| Why did Cameron Dabaghi, left, jump to his death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building?
||| The Big Picture: Afghanistan, March 2010, below (41 more pictures).
||| Polaroids from Marlon Teixeira's MTCasting go-see. Exceptionally newsworthy, I'm sure you'll agree.
||| Does British Summer Time damage our health? It damages mine, that's for sure.
||| Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change: inertia and democracy to blame for lack of action.
||| The Big Picture: Earth Hour 2010, above (25 more pictures). Very cool "click image to see it fade" transitions, make sure to check them out!
||| Toads know when earthquakes are coming.
||| Now this is what I call vision: Solar City Tower for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games.
||| Event Horizon.
||| Good ole Georgie boy's up to his old tricks again (according to the tabloids anyway). All I can say is: You go gurl! And give him one from me!
||| N-Dubz (right) dolls.
||| JLS to record second album in United States.
||| Jill Scott doesn't think black people and white people should mix.
||| The wait is over. The redesigned TARDIS interior - which will make its debut on Saturday - is unveiled in the Radio Times.
||| The Bill cancellation: More on the impact the cop drama's axing will have on actors.
||| Idris Elba on The Wire: "I didn't watch it much".
||| David Mills (right), the television writer and producer behind The Wire, is dead. He was 48.
||| David Mills, remembered by journalist peers.
||| From the Baltimore Sun: David Mills' death hits creative community hard.
||| Shame... Uma Thurman movie Motherhood closes after taking £88.
||| Ashley Walters (left) returns to prison to meet inmates.
||| Contracorriente, a new gay film from Peruvian filmmaker Javier Fuentes León:
||| The origin of coffee.
||| Pac-Man eats the moon!
||| Finally, let's visit the Tired Old Queen At The Movies - it's his 25th
Issue 59 of Garçon Reports covers the period
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