News: Ben Cohen, Frog, Julian Clary, Kissimmee, Modern Family

Road NYT: Mehlman coming out "no bombshell" in age of fiscal issues.

Ben_cohen RoadBen Cohen's jock strap should attract a few bidders to the UK's Gay Sports Day auction.

RoadJohn Mayer goes postal over the Huffington Post.

RoadNew York State Senator Bill Stachowski records defensive robo-call about his attacks on gay marriage: "It's as though Bill Stachowski is no longer running against his opponent, Tim Kennedy, but he's running against you and Fight Back New York."

RoadJeremy Renner decides to accept Mission Impossible 4.

RoadLame Duck Laundry List: GOP includes DADT repeal in bills to block.

RoadKissimmee, Florida adds "In God We Trust" to the city's motto: "The vote comes after a Kissimmee city commissioner proposed adding the phrase 'In God We Trust,' to the city’s logo earlier in the year. The logo will remain unchanged. That stirred up a lot of controversy after Commissioner Art Otero said he wanted to add the motto in response to issues like gay marriage and abortion."

RoadWhat gave it away?

Frog RoadMicro frog species discovered in Borneo.

RoadMegachurch uses Modern Family opening for its own ends.

RoadJulian Clary: Is 51 too old for clubbing? "I thought back to my 20s and picked 10 gay men from the circle of my acquaintance and assessed their current circumstances. Back then we were all out and proud and full of frisky fun. What had become of us? Of the 10, six were partnered up, two were single and two were dead. Four had moved to the country, one emigrated to Australia and three remained in London. Four had gone bald. Two had taken cocaine in the last year (and complained that it wasn't as good as it used to be). Three of us had contemplated adopting children or approaching lesbian friends with turkey baster in hand but it had all been talk and no issue resulted. Five had dogs, of which four were small and camp. Three had been out to a gay club in the last year, and two had pulled."

Chi RoadNYC gay bar Chi Chiz to remain open for now.

RoadReal Housewives of New Jersey rehearse for Big Gay Italian Wedding.

RoadBlue Dog Democrat Bobby Bright of Alabama on the reasons he might not have to support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House again: "Heck, she might even get sick and die."

RoadVintage Dolly Parton.

RoadThere seems to be some real life drama on the set of Glee.

RoadWanda Sykes: Bush administration wasn't anti-gay, but "pro votes".

RoadWhy does the Kentucky Farm Bureau hate gays? "Statements adopted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2009 'Farm Bureau Policies' manual show that the institution believes LGBT people are abhorrent and immoral, and that public institutions ought to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity."


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