Thursday, December 21, 2006

Page 1 Consider (12/21)


  • Ro v. Trump: Fellow big mouth Donald Trump is threatening to sue Rosie O'Donnell for saying the same thing the whole country has been about his exploiting that Miss USA chick for publicity -- for himself. "She says things that come to her mouth, she's not smart, she's crude, she's ignorant and to be honest I look forward to suing Rosie," Trump said. "I'm gonna sue her and I look forward to it." Ooh ... this is gonna get good. Somehow I doubt Rosie -- who is anything but ignorant -- is very afraid of The Big Red Combover. Furthermore, if he's going to sue O'Donnell for having a big mouth, wouldn't that need to be a class action suit? (AH)

  • Go West! The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed Wednesday in San Francisco to decide whether the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates a constitutional ban on discrimination, though an outcome is not likely until late next year. The justices are reviewing an October decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal, which ruled that California marriage laws do not discriminate because gay and lesbian couples can get most rights the state confers to married couples. A just outcome in this could be huge -- and would sure help me feel better about the state of (gay) affairs in this country. (LAT)

  • Man of the Year: I gotta agree with The Advocate on this one: despite CNN's best efforts to censor him, Bill Maher really is a gay's best friend. (Advocate)

  • All Grown Up: Monica Lewinsky just got her Master's degree from the London School of Economics -- in (huh-huh) social psychology. I hear she really excelled at the oral reports (thank you, I'm here all week!) (Reuters)

  • No-She-Didn't: Wait a minute: Is there any question that Ugly Betty's nephew is gay? (Advocate)

  • Skin Deep: Ever wonder what the Top 9 plastic surgery fixes for men were? (Forbes)

  • Crazy Talk: Anyone else think it's really scary that the huge pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly's No. 1-selling drug is for the treatment of schizophrenia? (NYT)

  • 'Not a Stage She's Going Through -- It's a Stage She's Living On': A 20-year-old transgender woman has won a settlement in a discrimination lawsuit that claimed she was denied hormonal drugs while living at a New York juvenile facility. Alyssa Rodriguez alleged she was deprived of her prescriptive hormone medication and punished for her feminine hairstyle and other ways of expressing her gender, according to the gay advocacy group Lambda Legal. (Advocate)

  • Note to Pentagon: A recent poll from Zogby International and the Michael D Palm Center shows that U.S. military personnel are increasingly at ease serving with openly gay colleagues. The poll reveals that 73 percent of military members aren't bothered by lesbians and gays. Nearly one in four (23 percent) service members report knowing for sure that someone in their unit is lesbian or gay, including 21 percent of those in combat units. Very encouraging news. (Gay.com)

  • Judy's Turn to Cry: A girl I know used to work for Judith Regan and the stories that are surfacing about her behavior pale in comparison to some of the ones I've heard. (NYT)
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