• Israel’s Tourism Ministry just launched a “Proud” ad campaign aimed at attracting more gay visitors.
• Meanwhile, Israel’s ultra-Orthodox population has vowed to protest this year’s gay pride. Shocker.
• The ultra-Orthodox may not have to protest. Israeli Parliament is may consider a bill to ban all “dangerous” public gatherings.
• Homo author Brent Hartinger just released a new teen book, Dreamquest, which concerns a girl who discovers a movie studio that produces people’s nightmares. It may not be gay, but it sure sounds queer.
• Poland v. The Teletubbies (and the 1990’s).
• Lindsay Lohan wants the press to respect her rehab privacy. In related news, pigs started flying…
• A Kevin Federline scored tribute to Rosie O’Donnell‘s time at The View.
• Portuguese gay activists wag their finger at the Russian government over this weekend’s shameful pride happenings. They also take some time to blast the distressingly quiet European Union and Portuguese Prime Minister JosÃ© SÃ³crates, who appeared in Moscow yesterday for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin:
The presence and silence of JosÃ© SÃ³crates, the Portuguese prime minister, who was in Moscow and is about to take EU presidency, are [an example of] the double standard of the EU, whose rhetoric seems to be using human rights only when financial interests are not at stake.