Short Stack: The Starship Soulforce

• The police in St. Maarten have arrested two people in connection with the beatings of CBS producers Ryan Smith and Dick Jefferson. They were on the FRENCH side of the island! No wonder the police couldn’t find them. [365 Gay]

George Takei Sulu fencing sword shirtless

• Openly gay actor George Takei (aka Mr. Sulu on Star Trek) will be joining the Soulforce Freedom Ride. [insert cheesy Star Trek play-on-words here]. [AP]

Scott Brison, an openly gay Member of the Canadian Parliament (and former Conservative) will be announcing his candidacy to run for the head of the Liberal party this week, pulling the centrist party a bit more to the left (and into the pink). [FF Times]

• The Arizona bill that would have given married people preference in adoptions over “single” people failed by one vote on Monday. [AP]

• Former superstar Zimbabwe DJ Kevin Ncube has come out as gay. Known as the “Prince of the Airwaves” during his tenure at the ZBC, he is now living a happy homosexual life in England. [NewZimbabwe]