Craigslist Censors Adult Services Section

MITTERRAND GAY SEX THAILAND X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMThe classified advertisement website Craigslist announced Saturday it would censor its ads for adult services. Daily News

—  John Wright

News: Craigslist, Quake, Jerry Brown, Tony Blair, Christwire

 road Nebraska man gets shot down by a woman in a gay bar, then attacks a gay man while using an anti-gay slur.

 road Photos from yesterday's 7.4 quake in New Zealand. Quake

 road Kanye West has written an olive branch of sorts for Taylor Swift.

 road Censored: Those in the US will no longer be able to access the "adult services" section on Craigslist.

 road Steve Jobs will disagree with you if you tell him that the new iTunes logo sucks.

 road Comedian Robert Schimmel succumbs to his wounds in Pheonix car crash.

 road The new Quantum Quest movie combines actual NASA footage with CG, which means that at least the real space footage will impress.

 road Why Jerry Brown thinks you should vote for him: My record is that of a pioneer. I appointed the first gay and lesbian judges in California and to the [University of California] board of regents. This was pioneering in the '70s. I signed the first nondiscrimination act…so I’m very proud of that. I don’t know what Ms. Whitman’s record is, but I’m a person who’s inclusive, who’s open to the diversity of California. And that will certainly be the spirit of my governorship.

 road Promo clip of the new season of Glee.

Christwire  road is like The Onion if it focused only on conservative topics. The NYT Times reports that is "one big joke" but "Not the readership — which hit a high of 27 million page views in August — but the content, the opinions and the fake authors who write the stuff. Neither of the two founders is a conservative Christian. They are just like-minded 28-year-olds who met on the Internet, have never seen each other in person, and until this week had never given their real identities to a reporter."

 road Protestors in Dublin hurl shoes, eggs at Tony Blair.

 road Pastor defends his church which accepts people of all sexual orientations, in Maylasia where homosexuality is punishable by a heavy prison sentence.

Towleroad News #gay

—  John Wright

Trans-Curious Craigslist Killer Philip Markoff Commits Suicide In Prison

Philip Markoff, the Boston University med student dubbed the "Craigslist Killer" after meeting and slaying women he met on the Internet, killed himself in prison today after slitting his wrists and tying something around his neck during the night. Markoff, who Davey Wavey once ogled, also communicated online with transexuals though it's unknown if any were victimized.

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Gay Man Savagely Attacked, Craigslist Posting Alludes To Attack

Police in Battle Creek, Michigan are saying that the stabbing of a man in that city could possibly be a hate crime. The hate crime classification comes after learning the man is gay and discovering a ranting post on Craigslist which seems to target the victim. The victim had his car stolen by the assailant and spent a week and a half in the hospital following the attack.  

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports:

A witness told police he was nearby, heard screaming and, when he investigated, saw one man attacking another. When the witness told the attacker to stop, the man replied it was a domestic dispute and to leave. The suspect then fled, taking the victim's car. 

Detective Sgt. Austin Simons, supervisor of the detective bureau, said Thursday that police are investigating an online posting which appeared the day after the attack on Craigslist, a classified advertisement website.

In the anonymous message, which has since been removed, the writer, using derogatory references to gays, alluded to the attack under the headline "I warned you, you dumb queer." The message continued about the meeting at the park and "I e-mailed and said I have something … but you did not think it was a knife did you. Now you are in the hospital and your car is in the river. I warned you."

If the author of the Craigslist post was indeed the assailant, this sounds like it could have been yet another terrible Internet meeting. Police are still searching for the victim's car, a copper-colored Toyota Matrix. The assailant (apparently a stocky white man with bald or shaved head and wearing a black shirt) is still at large.

Watch a local news clip of the incident, AFTER THE JUMP.

Towleroad News #gay

—  John Wright

Fixing Craigslist

By Ty Pressley, The World According to Ty

For those of you who may not know, I’m pretty much like Scott Bakula from “Quantum Leap” (and I swear that any day now I’ll stop referring to that show in my punchline arsenal) — I’m bound and determined to fix the world.

Is there anything more amusing than the sordid and desperate ramblings found only in Missed Connections? Hmm, Dustin Pot Pie doing karaoke? Sue Sylvester from “Glee”? That might be it. Accordingly, I’ve decided to grace these CraigsList posters with my insightful — albeit unsolicited — advice.

After Hours TMC – Sat. Nite – m4m

Really like how forward you were. Not shy at all. I helped you find your vehicle in the rain. You drove me to my car. Regreting I didn’t get your contact information. Tell me about your vehicle make and model? Where was I parked and what did we do when we got there?

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you either shared an awkward moment of silence; or, more realistically, you folded down the backseat and created your own version of Air Supply’s “Making Love Out of Nothing At All.” If he was so drunk that he couldn’t find his car on his own — gotta love that commitment to excellence — he’s not going to find your ad on CraigsList. Unless he’s one of my drunk Facebook friends.

S4 Dance Floor Friday night – m4m

Your were dancing with four of your friends and you and another was wearing a vest (But you were the one in a dark shirt with the vest). You were wearing i think black jeans/courderroids with white nike hitops..with a nice ass.. We dance for awhile back to back and i touch you ass couple of times.. love to meet you and hang out…

Hold up. Friday? S4? Wearing a vest?? This guy might actually be referring to me and my besties on the dance floor!! This. Is. Priceless. Before you mourn over what probably would have been a cross between “Bad Romance” and “I Will Always Love You,” realize that there is no such thing as a Missed Connection at S4. You either went home with them, or you didn’t. And they definitely weren’t corduroy pants.

American eagle ne mall – m4m

Saw a cute dude with his mom at American eagle we exchanged glances hit me up if you see this never done this before hope it works

Let me start this by pointing out the obvious: He was with his mom. That’s usually a good indication that he is either underage, has no money, or has no friends. And you want to find him?? And you expect us to believe that you’ve never tried to hook up with a stranger online before??

Guy in the Red Ford Ranger – m4m

Friday you cruised up and down Bowser close to the Hidden Door. You and I spoke, for a short time, you said I was HOT. What color tank was I wearing? We should meet again, and you should come prepared. BEAR on the balcony. PS: I liked the mustache and the goatee….

I am quickly losing faith in humanity. Your tank top was a dark shade of failure. And if he had been interested, he would have told you to hop in and come home before his lesbian roommate realizes he took her truck.

All of these people have a few things in common:

• None of them are getting laid tonight.

• Do these people not bother getting phone numbers, or Facebooks? If he’s cute, introduce yourself. Get his name!

• None of them has any initiative. Seriously, try something original if you want to give a guy your phone number. Ex: “If you wanna call me sometime, my phone number is written on the bathroom wall.”

* If you think you might want to hook up with them later, seize the moment and do something about it. CraigsList isn’t a time machine and your best chance at a happy ending on CraigsList is rubbing … a lamp.

—  Dallasvoice

Moon to release new DFW guidebook by local out writer Jonanna Widner

Jonanna Widner is about to become an official expert on places to see and things to do in DFW. Her travel guide about Dallas and Fort Worth will hit bookshelves next month.

After recognizing the Avalon Travel Publishing name, she answered their Craigslist ad for the gig. Avalon publishes the popular Moon travel guides and handbooks. She soon found herself submitting a proposal outlining the entire book, providing writing samples, marketing research and a business plan She said it was all “a giant pain in the ass,” but she was selected and spent a big chunk of 2008 getting it done. I asked why she thought they picked her for the gig. “I think they picked me because I have a definite voice, and their books are known for having a breezy but authoritative tone,” she said.

—  Rich Lopez