> Peter Tatchell recalls the dirtiest, most violent and anti-gay election in Britain.
|||Who killed Terry McCartney? The gay activist's mother wants answers.
< This is 16-year-old Peter Hagan, who was murdered at a house party in Wandsworth, south-west London, last Sunday. The day before, 19-year-old Joseph Burke-Monerville (right), was shot dead in Clapton, east London, whilst sitting in a car with his twin brother.
|||Gays can't have sex. "Gays can't have sex. We can have only 'safer sex' or 'protected sex' (where condoms or any other form of barriers are used). The sad part of 'protected sex' is that it implies that sex between men is not safe, adding to the load of homo-negativity and internalized homophobia that we have to cope with on a regular basis in a straight-dominated world."
|||Talking to Rick Ian Gordon about Green Sneakers, a mini-opera about the AIDS-related death of his partner.
|||Review: The Laramie Project Cycle. "Our national imagination has a natural tendency to forget the distinct, immediate heat of galvanizing tragedies so vividly captured in The Laramie Project. This one is worth a reminder."
> Review: From White Plains. "Directing his own play with a sure hand, Perlman doesn't short-change any of his characters — each member of the talented four-man ensemble (rounded out by Craig Wesley Divino as Ethan’s best friend) has a clearly defined emotional life worthy of careful consideration."
|||They've cast a blow-up doll as April O'Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Joyless hack Michael Bay has renamed the film Alien Turtles, just to give you some idea of how bad it's gonna be.
> Review: Dracula. "An adult fairy tale, Draculahas plenty to say about the 1950s - socially, culturally and historically - and British attitudes to sex and violence and the autonomy of women in a rapidly changing society."
|||Elspet Gray, the actress, is dead. She was 83. Gray appeared as Chancellor Thalia in the Doctor Who story Arc of Infinity (1983).
|||Bob Godfrey, the animator, is dead. He was 91. Godfrey's work on Roobarb, the children's classic about a warring cat and dog, brings a smile even to the dourest of souls. But as Eddie Mair says in the Newsnight clip below, "He'll be best remembered for that green dog, pink cat, and those birds who were always laughing. They're not laughing tonight."
> "I felt like I was skydiving. It was glorious," Frank Ocean has said about winning his BRIT Award. "Before this year I didn't get many trophies in my life, and I’m definitely a long way from working fast food in New Orleans so thank you for this!"
|||Mark Kamins, Madonna's the DJ/producer who helped launch Madonna, is dead. He was 57.
|||Videos: Ken Dahl - Ching Ching; and Sallok & James - We Must Be Free. James Headley (right) worked with Italian producer Sallok to create his latest stomping, dubstep flavoured single, who said, "I consider myself very fortunate to be able to express my feelings through music and to be able to share it with all of you. Enjoy the magic Sallok sound." More of James here.
|||And finally, the third episode of Rogue "Marbie" Scott's brilliant Drunk Diallers; Davey Wavey looks at how to get a sugar daddy; Justin goes back to basic training; and travel back to the 1980s for a date with Quentin Crisp.
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"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad."
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