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HEADLINES: Gay Former Idol Hopeful Doubts Adam Lambert Can Win


• Former American Idol contestant David Hernandez, who scandalized the show after pictures of him stripping at a gay bar surfaced, knows Adam Lambert “from the scene” — and doesn’t have much faith in him winning the contest. [Michael Musto]

• Logo’s comedy series Sordid Lives won’t be back for a second season, and not because ratings were up to par. Rather creator Del Shores says the Viacom network hasn’t paid him yet. [Popwired]

• ACLU is demanding Tennessee schools unblock web access to gay sites after learning districts were selectively censoring certain URLs, including the websites of HRC, PFLAG, and GLSEN. [ACLU]

• Jennifer Holiday will join the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles to perform a series of hit songs from Broadway’s The Lion King, Young Frankenstein, Spring Awakening, Aida, The King & I, Zorba, Milk and Honey, South Pacific, Company, Passion, and Follies. [Theatremania]

• Introducing the first black-focused chapter of PFLAG, launching in Portland. [Basic Rights]

• A very homoerotic shot of Zac Efon on an escalator. [Jezebel]

• German pop star Nadja Benaissa, a member of the girl group No Angels, was arrested for allegedly sleeping with men while aware she was HIV positive. One man was reportedly infected. [Guardian]

• Rumored gay rapper Omarion opts for a boys night out (with obnoxious model Tyrese and suspected lady abuser Chris Brown) to assert his masculinity. [Rod 2.0]