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


• When Nevada’s domestic partnership law takes effect Thursday, officials will issue some 700 certificates to those who pre-registered. It’s a giant F-U to Gov. Jim Gibbons.

• What’s with all the (straight?) football players coming out for gay marriage?

• Kicking off her first-ever North American tour, Kylie Minogue takes fans backstage. With her hot backup dancers.

• E. Lynn Harris’ last book Mama Dearest will be his last book published by Simon & Schuster, but In My Father’s House: The Chronicle of Bentley L. Dean will be printed by St. Martin’s Press in what was supposed to be the first on three Dean books targeted at the gays.

• The blog Z Reveals is a where hot guys of NYC and Fire Island get photographed. Its author, Zee Bdr, is also the creator of The Blue Flower trend: He has other cuties pose wearing the blue flower on their head, and happiness spreads.

• Even Graham Norton isn’t allowed to make gay jokes.

• Rates for HIV testing has more than doubled in the past year in many countries.


SOUNDBITES — “It felt like somebody had violated the honor and commitment that we as military veterans feel about our service … All my brothers and sisters in uniform who are part of the gay community who aren’t able to speak for themselves … I think now the community has been shocked, but shocked into further action. The billboards will be put back up.’’ —U.S. Marine Tim Smith, who was featured on the Memphis billboard attacked by vandals

• China’s quiet gay revolution, from somebody who’s on the inside. Oh how far they’ve come.

• What’s with all the gay boys uploading themselves singing Madonna‘s “Oh Father”? Oh, right.

• Barney Frank’s bio is out.

• Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig’s Broadway affair panned by the press.

• Another gay Sydney club closes: leather bar Manacle shutters next month.

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