• Robbie Williams fancies himself a fucking rocking Christian. We fancy ourselves music critics: your song sucks, Robbie.
• Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher called a special legislative session to stop University of Kentucky and University of Louisville from adopting gay-friendly benefits:
Governor Fletcher wants to change state law to require all state agencies to offer health benefits to employees in ways that “adhere” to the Kentucky Constitution’s definition of marriage. Legislators who, like the governor, have strong support from social conservatives want to ban the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville from offering any assistance to the unmarried partners of university employees. Both institutions moved in the past year to offer such benefits, which faculty leaders say are necessary to recruit top talent, but the benefits have infuriated powerful groups and politicians who identify themselves as pro-family but whose critics see them as anti-gay.
Who needs well-qualified teachers when you can have oppression and discrimination?
• Democrat Mike Gravel may be the most honest, refreshing presidential candidate, but can the dark horse’s wild ideas change party policy?
• Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste chats with AfterElton:
I think it’s funny that a lot of our straight fans don’t realize that I’m gay, because they don’t read the gay publications. And the straight publications don’t feel the need to write about it, which is nice. I don’t care if they do, but it’s not really defining of the music.
• Does Michael Jackson needed to locked in the loony bin?
• Wolfe Video just released dykesploitation flicks, That Tender Touch and Just The Two Of Us, on DVD. Sappho-journo Jenni Olson gives you the run down with “The Whiz Bang Illustrated History of Dykesploitation”. More lesbians than you can shake a vagina at, or something.