Booty Call: For a sport that is notoriously homophobic, Pittsburgh's college basketball team sure is enamored with DeJuan Blair's big ass. (NYT)
HIV, My Ass!!! Hundreds of veterans are have been streaming into the Miami Veterans Hospital to be tested for HIV and hepatitis after officials there announced that improperly cleaned colonoscopy equipment might have exposed them to infection. More than 3,200 veterans who had the procedure at Veterans Affairs clinics in Florida from May 2004 to March 12, 2009, may be affected. (NYT)
Veto Threat: Even though it's like to not make a difference, Gov. Jim Douglas of Vermont wants you to know he's a dick about gay marriage. (NYT)
Coming Soon: Embrem Entertainment announced this week that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to "The Big Gay Musical," a movie musical romantic comedy shot in New York in the fall of 2008 starring many Broadway actors and Brent Corrigan (aka "the Traci Lords" of the gay porn industry). I have no idea what it's about, but I already like where it's going. (Official Site)
Taboo: As hard as this is to believe, would you believe that some of China's 1.28 billion people are gay? The government isn't buying it, so men are having unsafe sex with other men and then infected their wives with HIV. How traditional. (365Gay)
America's Next Next Top Drag Queen: Because no one is happy to leave well enough alone, LOGO has just ordered a second season of "RuPaul's Drag Race." Applicants can apply HERE.
My Two Moms: Under new rules established this week, New York City will now allow lesbians who are legally married to list both parents' names on their children's birth certificates. (AP)
Cajun Cravin': The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience takes place May 19-23 with 1,000 international wines to taste and food from 75 of the region's finest eateries. (Passport)
Carrey-ed Away? Rumor has it that Jim Carrey was just too convincing as Ewan McGregor's jailhouse lover in "I Love You, Phillip Morris," so now it's going straight to DVD. (Towleroad)
RIP: John Hope Franklin, a prolific scholar of black history who profoundly influenced thinking about slavery and Reconstruction while helping to further the civil rights struggle, died Wednesday in Durham, N.C. He was 94. (NYT)
Writer/editor living in Manhattan (so you don't have to). My blog covers pop culture, politics, books, celebrity, music, tennis, New York City, LGBT issues, small adventures -- and is filled with writethrus galore ...