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 road The Q! Film Festival, the only one of its kind in the Muslim world, hopes to pull in 15,000 participants.

Shark  road Did the BP oil spill displace whale sharks in the Gulf? "The Gulf oil spill fouled a vital stretch of feeding habitat for whale sharks, possibly killing some of the world's largest fish, new research suggests. An estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil (one barrel equals 42 gallons, or 159 liters) flowed into an area south of the Mississippi River Delta, where of one-third of all northern Gulf of Mexico (map) whale shark sightings have occurred in recent years, scientists say."

 road Chicago's Windy City Times publisher Tracy Baim does not believe print is dead and says this vabout her paper: "We try to be where the readers are. And for now, some readers also want print, as do our advertisers."

 road James Franco suits up for a screening of Howl.

 road Here's one way to not get out of being tasered by police.

 road The revolving door that is Lindsay Lohan's jail cell…

Lutz  road Kellan Lutz gets oral with his toothpick.

 road The gay support youth group Indiana Youth Group has slapped Indiana's Bureau of Motor Vehicles with a lawsuit for denying it a specialty license plate.

 road Here's a video preview of next week's upcoming Britney Spears episode of Glee.

 road It's hard not to believe that Mark Zuckerberg recent 0 million donation to schools in New Jersey is not merely a way to improve the Facebook CEO's negative portrayal in the upcoming movie The Social Network. Putting a more human face while appearing on Oprah ain't a bad thing, either.

 road Indian actor who took part in that country's first on-screen gay kiss has been disowned by his family.

 road Very upsetting – Bullied gay 13-year old attempts suicide: "The bullying might have been what led him to try to take his own life, friends said. The boy hanged himself at his own home from a tree and has been on life support since Sunday, according to the Tehachapi Police Department."


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News: Cher, Walrus, Nate Berkus, Costa Rica, Mark Zuckerberg

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One Colorado endorses Hickenlooper for governor.

Road Who's the prominent Republican with the illegal boyfriend?

Ccoper_cohen RoadAnderson Cooper, Andy Cohen hobnob at NY Fashion Week.

RoadCher digs up an old outfit.

RoadGays thrown out of restaurant for kiss on the cheek in Costa Rica: "The men allegedly greeted each other with a kiss on the cheek, prompting the management of La Buca restaurant, in the eastern San Jose suburb of San Pedro, to send over a waiter to ask them to leave. In Costa Rica, a kiss on the cheek is the standard greeting between women, and between men and women."

RoadA Day with HIV in America: nationwide photo essay launched for September 21.

RoadIndiana campaign manager tweets anti-gay slurs.

RoadParamedics called over reaction to gruesome scene in James Franco's 127 Hours.

Zuckerberg RoadThe New York profiles Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

RoadKendrick Meek campaign slams Charlie Crist for flip-flop on gay issues: “Can anyone believe anything Charlie Crist says anymore? It’s obvious Charlie Crist is willing to say anything. The only thing Charlie Crist says today that you can believe tomorrow is that he wants to be elected. The only thing we know about Charlie Crist’s track record is that he is a lifelong conservative Republican who has fought against every Democratic value. The governor’s charade trying to hide his lifelong conservative record just to get elected is an insult to every Floridian."

RoadOprah gives audience 300 eight-day trips to Sydney. Nate Berkus show to premiere.

Walrus RoadMelting ice inspires unprecedented Walrus migration in Alaska.

RoadAt least ten killed in one week in Colombian "social cleansing" campaign.

 road Mixner: What is a LGBT Democrat to do in 2010?

RoadLCR lawyer Dan Woods: DADT ruling "would apply nationwide." "The federal judge in any federal court has the power to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional, and that's what she's done. An unconstitutional law cannot be applied anywhere. It doesn't apply just in California or just within the boundaries of the 9th circuit. It would apply nationwide. That's part of the checks and balances of our governmental system…Our case has uniform federal law throughout."

RoadNewt Gingrich calls Obama a Kenyan.

Coresample RoadCore sample reveals thick layer of oil on Gulf seafloor.

RoadMale model fix: Michael Gstoettner.

RoadHonduran police officer sentenced for stabbing transgender sex worker: “This was a crime fueled by hate, as the 17 stab wounds attest. It is a testament to the integrity and courage of all involved with the case that they advanced the cause of justice notwithstanding the threats and intimidation.”

RoadCorruption: Stinky mailer employed in NY gubernatorial campaign.

RoadNeil Patrick Harris met David Burtka on the street: "At the Tommy Hilfiger after-party last night, we asked Burtka how the couple got together. 'We met on the street,' he told us. 'We met on Ninth Avenue between 44th and 45th, through a friend of ours.' All it took to seal the deal (and the first date) was a quick talk. 'Chatting,' said Burtka. 'And that was it.'"


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