• Fifth time’s the charm down Colombia way. The Latin American nation’s Congress approved a bill giving same sex couples a variety of new rights, including the social security and inheritance rights for couples who’ve lived together for two years. Of the vote, former First Son and gay activist Virgilio Barco said, “This makes Colombia a more democratic, more open place. It marks the first time that legislation like this has passed at a national level in Latin America.”
• Canadian Border Services seize crude queer comic:
The on-line versions of the Justin books tell the story of a gay man who is reunited with his 18-year-old son, Justin, after several years. Justin moves in with his father and soon confesses his sexual attraction to him. In the two books, the two are depicted having oral and anal sex and, in one scene, Justin’s father urinates on him.
Gross, but still shouldn’t be censored.
• Duke Rape Prosecutor Mike Nifong has resigned. Too bad the damage’s done.
• Some facts of transgender life.
• 41-year old Nigerian gay activists Dare Odumuye has died.
• Journo seeks Rosie O’Donnell Version 1.0:
The “Queen of Nice” Rosie who once graced the cover of Newsweek, shot Koosh balls into her TV studio audience every day and rivaled Oprah Winfrey in charisma? As much as I hate to admit, it seems that Rosie’s public persona has taken a turn for the worse ever since she declared herself a lesbian.
Does that mean she’s perpetuating negative stereotypes? Someone call GLAAD.