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HEADLINES: Malcolm’s Bigot Preacher, Craigslist Sex, Drudge The Hero

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PULPIT New York Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, who once said gay marriage wouldn’t fly this year and now inherits Gov. David Paterson’s push, has a giant homophobe for a pastor. [NYT]

DRUGS Portugal legalized pot and cocaine, without the terrible side effects of increased addiction and HIV infection! [Time]

KRAMER V. YALE A dozen years ago, the Ivy League university refused Larry Kramer‘s $7 million cheque to create a gay student center, and other offers for gay professorships. Then they took his brother Arthur’s money to create the the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies. Then they shut it down. And now Kramer is Yale’s guest, denouncing the school’s homophobia. [The Daily Beast]

CRAIGSLIST Founder Craig Newmark has no plans to discontinue its adult listings section. See you there later, then? [Mediapost]

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DRUDGE Is the closeted conservative headline writer actually a hero? He’s saving the lives of potential swine flu victims! [True Slant]

LIES Those lies about gay marriage legislation you’re hearing from your local homophobic religious leaders? Here’s why you shouldn’t believe a word. [People For The American Way]