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Clay is gay (shocking!)

Billy Masters "I don't think anyone cares. Let's face it - it's 2008. Who cares? It's like being told Santa Claus isn't real." - Simon Cowell's candid reaction to the news that Clay Aiken has [...]

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“Soften your image, Aquarius!”

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes Venus and Mars are moving into difficult aspects with Pluto and Saturn, respectively. Recent efforts at seduction are likely to go awry. Trying to walk away gracefully may be as difficult [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:15:44-05:00October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

Dear Jody

Partner's penis on the Web Q: I'm beyond belief about what my partner "Jacob" did. He got himself on an Internet gay site and he offered up his erect penis to be photographed. On this [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

Finding his balance

By Dan Woog The OutField Like millions of Americans, Brandon Triche was captivated by the gymnastics competition at this summer's Beijing Olympics. Unlike most viewers, he had keen insights into the sport. A gymnast since [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

So Clay’s gay

by John Corvino Clay Aiken is gay. This is not news. Lindsay Lohan might be gay, too. (Her answer during a radio interview was noncommittal enough to leave room for "clarifications" later.) Big yawn. You [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

Creep of the Week: Michael Heath

Profits are for the righteous. Solvency is decided by God, a.k.a. The Christian Master of the Financial Universe. Just ask Christian Civil League of Maine Executive Director Michael Heath. In a Sept. 25 post to [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

Health minister’s removal the right Rx

by Leslie Robinson Hours after taking office, South Africa's new president announced he was removing Manto Tshabalala-Msimang as health minister. At last, Dr. Beetroot has been uprooted. Dr. Tshabalala-Msimang truly earned her reputation as an [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:59:42-05:00October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

SHeSaid

compiled by Howard Israel "It was very easy to find people who honestly thought that gay people should be shot or killed. Even in Britain, where same-sex lovers can enter civil partnerships, the interviewers discovered [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

Celine vs. Mary

Janet Jackson might've bailed on us when she rescheduled her Saturday gig for Oct. 28, but that semi-sexy (and really, really uncomfortable) feeling we've come to expect from her soft-core musical porn was satisfied by [...]

By |2018-01-16T05:49:40-05:00October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

‘Choke’ chokes

The Oxford American Dictionary defines the word "choke" as "hav(ing) severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air" and "fail(ing) to perform at a crucial point of [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Dionne diversifies

You know her for her five Grammy awards and 50 chart hits, but gay-fave Dionne Warwick is branching out. The legendary singer, coming Jan. 9 and 10 to Caesar's Windsor, is promoting her new gospel [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:58:29-05:00October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

What we like about Yoo

By John Polly Aaron Yoo is a pretty lucky guy. In the past 16 months alone, he's scammed casino bigwigs in Vegas with a gang of collegiate card sharks ("21"), played amateur suburban sleuth alongside [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Now Playing

NEW THIS WEEK Eagle Eye A stranger's voice on the phone warns slacker Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) that the FBI is after him, just as agents burst through his door. The same voice threatens to [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Making Waves

Kevin Thornton makes a mad dash across Mack Avenue, through some drizzle, to a pub across the street from the dinky hole-in-the-wall bar he and his band will jam at. Save for what he dug [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|

Q Puzzle

Q Puzzle Across 1 Bit of salt, for Stephen Pyles 5 Hayes of "Will & Grace" reruns 9 Like an ACT UP protester 14 Wine region of Michelangelo's land 15 Isle of exile in Brando's [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Uncategorized|

People, politicians need to support pro-choice

I was glad to read Michelle E. Brown's column informing your readers about Sarah Palin's anti-woman, anti-choice position, even in cases of rape. The agenda of the anti-abortion forces has nothing to do with "protecting [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Opinions|

More than just another pretty face

He brings the sexy to "Noah's Arc" - the Logo series and, opening next month, the feature film - but there's also a serious side to Jensen Atwood. In town to celebrate his birthday with [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Gays stage marriage protest in Athens

by Rex Wockner The Athens Pride Committee staged a demonstration in front of the Greek Parliament Sept. 29 in support of the mayor of the Aegean island of Tilos and two same-sex couples he married [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:06:50-05:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Iraqi gay leader assassinated

by Rex Wockner The Baghdad head of the international group Iraqi LGBT was assassinated in late September, activists in London reported. Bashar, 27, was gunned down in a barbershop. "Militias burst in and sprayed his [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:17:08-05:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Larry King quizzes Ahmadinejad on gays in Iran

by Rex Wockner U.S. TV interviewer Larry King quizzed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his nation's treatment of gays Sept. 23. There have been persistent, though unconfirmed, reports for years that Iran hangs men for [...]

By |2018-01-16T03:51:54-05:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Sarajevo Queer Festival attacked

by Rex Wockner At least 10 people were injured - six of whom required hospitalization - when dozens of hooded, bearded men shouting "Kill the gays" and "Allahu akbar" ("God is great") attacked the opening [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Police arrest Ugandan activists

by Rex Wockner Ugandan police arrested two high-profile "male-to-female transgendergay" activists Sept. 10, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission reported Sept. 19. Georgina Oundo and Brenda Kiiza were taken into custody at Oundo's [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Clay Aiken comes out

by Rex Wockner Pop singer Clay Aiken came out in People magazine Sept. 26. "It was the first decision I made as a father," Aiken, 29, told the magazine. "I cannot raise a child to [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

More gay characters on TV this year

by Rex Wockner The number of GLBT characters on broadcast-TV networks' scripted series has more than doubled in the new season compared with last year, says the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. GLBT representations [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Activist donates gay books to Wasilla library

by Rex Wockner In response to ongoing questions about whether Sarah Palin tried to ban books when she was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, activist Michael Petrelis from San Francisco has donated two gay-themed children's books [...]

By |2018-01-15T17:51:18-05:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Faith Action Network hosts collaborative conference

From Oct. 17-19, the Faith Action Network will hold their annual Together In Faith Collaborative, a weekend conference of reflection, workshops and activities designed to bring together LGBT, questioning and allied people of all ages, [...]

By |2018-01-16T09:39:43-05:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

Immigration equality picks up more Congressional support

by Jessica Carreras Recently, the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that would grant equal immigration rights to same-sex couples in bi-national relationships, made strides forward when four more senators and 16 more representatives joined [...]

By |2018-01-16T12:28:05-05:00October 2nd, 2008|News|

All things put in order at Breathe Art

One of the most difficult scripts director Demetri Vacratsis and actor Kevin T. Young will ever tackle is likely "Nocturne" by playwright and novelist Adam Rapp. Essentially one long monologue, the script has no stage [...]

By |2008-10-02T09:00:00-04:00October 2nd, 2008|Entertainment|