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Welcome Back, Ru! … Hugo Chavez Supports the Gays, But Not Their Marriages

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→ Oh Ru, how we’ve missed you! Season 2 of Drag Race arrives in January — with guest judges Kathy Griffin Cloris Leachman, and Debbie Reynolds — , but first it’s time to brush up on the cast. (via)

→ Turning Church-cum-gay-club-Limelight (cum-Avalon) into a shopping mall is “even worse than we imagined.”

→ Spanish mag Zero expected to join other dying gay media brands.

→ Who does Chicago Mayor Richard Daley blame for Oprah shutting down her show? The Chicago media.

→ One plus-side of Prop 8? It’s turned Orange County’s gay community into a family.

→ Did opponents of Uganda’s homosexuality criminalization bill “storm” the county’s United Nations missions building? Or did they just demonstrate in front of it?

→ Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez doesn’t want gays to be discriminated against, but won’t support gay marriage. Huh.

→ Did then-14-year-old Andrew Gosden run away in 2007 because he was struggling with his sexuality? His parents think so, and they want your help finding him.

→ Also, where is Mitrice Richardson, the Los Angeles lesbian who evidently disappeared while in police custody?

→ If you’re gay and in the military, this photographer would love to shoot you.

→ After initially refusing any media coverage, Ft. Bragg officials will permit “limited” press access to Sarah Palin’s book tour stop there.