ON OUR GAYDAR — News, notes, clicks, and quips from around the web.
• South African soldiers with HIV/AIDS can be deployed overseas, but only if they pass some 39 fitness tests. Naturally, there are critics.
• Russia’s latest stab at fighting against state-sponsored homophobia.
• Ugh. Kanye West scored a half-dozen Grammy nods. Go away.
• Lee Daniels, the gay director behind Precious: “Some guy came up to me at a screening that I was at recently and he told me that he, um, was sexually abusing his 14-year-old daughter. That’s what he told me. And he was crying. To me, that is the award. There is no award on this earth that can get a man to admit that. So to me, that is my award. My award is healing. You know what I mean? I want to be acknowledged or whatever, but I’m happy with people healing.” (via)
• Newly out Family Ties mom Meredith Baxter is writing a book … of course.
• Will the names of the the Rainbow Lounge patrons who suffered through the police raid be made public?
• Nate Berkus is not into watersports. Oprah’s main gay is suing over a leaky roof.
• No, Friendster is not back.
• State Sen. Scott McCoy, Utah’s first openly gay senator, resigns so he can make partner as his law firm.