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HEADLINES: Mr. Panama’s Porn, Germany’s First Gay Foreign Minister?, India’s Homos

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STRIPPED Mr. Panama 2009 Ryan Oliver, a straight guy, is stripped of his crown after organizers discover his “modeling” stint for SeanCody.com as “Andy.” [The Sword]

INDIA Gay voters fuming over having no political party engage in any outreach to GLBTs. [Sify]

GERMANY If voters elect a Free Democratic Party-Christian Democrat government, expect FDP’s openly gay leader Guido Westerwelle to become Germany’s first foreign minister of his kind. And if he has the chance, he “has said he would cut development aid to countries that persecute gays.” [WSJ]

ERECTIONS A website dedicated to “awkward boners” doesn’t even feature real erections. [The Awl]

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MINNESOTA The pro- and anti-gay marriage sides are locked in a stalemate here, but might Minnesota become the next battleground state? For the fourth time, a constitutional amendment is being pushed into the legislature, although traction is minimal. Minnesota Family Council President Tom Prichard: “People shouldn’t assume that this can’t happen here because we’re conservative. I don’t know that we’re any more liberal than the people in Iowa. We’re seeing the threat.” [Star Tribune]

24 … features TV-friendly gay sex! [Oh La La]

FUNNY Conservatives think Stephen Colbert is really one of them. [HuffPo]