Monday, June 29, 2009

Page 1 Consider (06/29)

  • Clerks: Drew McWeeny recalls some great stories about his favorite customer at Dave's Videos in Sherman Oaks: Mr. Michael Jackson. (Hit Fix)

  • Love and Pride: Jarrett Barrios, the incoming president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), talks about his ambivalent feelings about today's Stonewall commemoration ceremony at the White House, the first time the birth of the gay rights movement has ever been remembered there. (Washington Post)

  • I Love You, Man: Relationships between gay and straight men aren’t always easy, but stereotypes are falling, writes Douglas Quenqua in Sunday Styles. And to think, I was pulling this off in the 1980s with Landon J. Napoleon.

  • Whac-a-Mole: Think it's impossible to keep information from spreading on the Internet? Read what The Times went through in a potentially life-or-death attempt to keep the news that one of its reporters had been kidnapped by the Taliban off of David Rohde's Wikipedia page. (NYT)

  • And the 10 Nominees Are: David Carr makes a compelling case for why the Oscars need less, not more. (The Media Equation)

  • Progress Report: Raymond Castro recalls the night of June 28, 1969, when he was arrested at the Stonewall Inn. (NBC)

  • Heavy Reading: The head of a high school English department in Litchfield, N.H., is leaving her job after some parents complained about reading assignments another teacher issued to a class. Kathleen Reilly announced her resignation Wednesday after parents and other citizens complained to the Campbell High School board about the assignments that included stories on homosexuality, abortion, drugs, and cannibalism. (Advocate)

  • Positive Step Forward: The Obama administration has taken the first step to ending the HIV travel ban in the United States. (Daily Kos)

  • Fallen Angel: A private funeral for Farrah Fawcett will be held on Tuesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles at 4 p.m. local time, church officials said. (CNN)

    Greg McElhatton said...

    "Raymond Castro recalls the night of June 28, 1069, when he was arrested at the Stonewall Inn."

    You know, I've heard from some that young gays perceive anything more than five years ago as ancient history, but this is just getting silly...

    Anatomicsd said...

    Mr. Castro looks pretty good for someone who was arrested almost a thousand years ago. :-)