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How Much Did The Eagle Raid Cost Taxpayers? … Attacking Cleve Jones … Zac Efron’s Twink Calendar

ON OUR GAYDAR — News, notes, clicks, and quips from around the web.

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• Georgia Equality has some questions for Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. Namely, how did the raid on The Eagle bar make the city safer? And: “How much did this raid cost taxpayers? What is the cost per charge/violation? How many work hours went into the investigation leading up to and the execution of the raid?”

• Well isn’t his novel: Malawi’s own government says the key to fighting AIDS there is to start providing better health services to the gays. Mary Shawa, secretary for nutrition, HIV and AIDS in the president’s office: “There is a need to incorporate a human rights approach in the delivery of HIV and AIDS services to such risk groups like men who have sexual intercourse with men if we have to fight AIDS.”

• Nashville’s City Council OKs sexuality and gender discrimination protections for city employees in a 24-15-1 vote.

• Gay illusionist Derren Brown, who correctly “picked” the six winning National Lottery numbers, faces a possible investigation for describing the lotto’s sixth bonus ball as one “for women and gays.” Oooh! (In other bizarre lotto news, Bulgaria’s lottery drew the same combination of six numbers two weeks in a row.)

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• The stabbing murder of transgender woman Tyli’a “Na Na Boo” Mack in D.C. (and the on-going investigation to find her killer) has local activists calling for an end to violence against the trans community — but nobody quite sure how to accomplish it.

• Ten men who got buff for their movies.

• The NYC LGBT Center names Women’s Media Center and GLAAD vet Glennda Testone its new executive director.

Arguing with Cleve Jones over his “state strategy is a losing strategy” position is fun!

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• How do you make a Zac Efron calendar without creating a twink calendar? Well, you don’t.

• Not only is Jane Castor the first lady police chief of Tampa, she’s also the first lesbian one.

• Kudos to the Woodstock High School Lady Thunder hockey team in New Brunswick, awarded for standing up against taunts aimed at their two lesbian teammates.