Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Page 1 Consider (02/17)

  • Golden Boys: Check out the 25 men who are heating up the Winter Games in Vancouver, including my personal fave Jamie Langenbrunner, USA's studly hockey captain. (NYDN)

  • Now You Tell Us: Sandra Bullocks says now that she's received her first Academy Award nomination, she feels "an obligation to better her work and keep saying no, and keep expecting to get as good as you give." So what she's saying is all we had to do was give her an Oscar nod and we could have avoided "Forces of Nature," "Two Weeks Notice," "Miss Congeniality," "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," "The Lake House," "Premonition" and ... well, you get the point. (USA Today)

  • Mr. Gay Fabulous: A South African was crowned Mr. Gay World 2010 over the weekend in Oslo. "It's my aim to help break down stereotypes," explained winner Charl Van den Berg, a 28-year-old from Cape Town who has a smooth muscular body and works in the restaurant industry. (PinkNews)

  • Expunge Worthy? A 70-year-old gay man says his 1959 conviction for having consensual sex with another man still haunts him when he is looking for work. (AP)

  • Love and 'Pride': Ben Brantley reviews "The Pride," Alexi Kaye Campbell’s "seriously sentimental play" starring Hugh Dancy and Ben Whishaw that examines gay identity then and now. (NYT)

  • Sign Language: The U.S. Supreme Court has set April 28 as the date it will hear arguments over whether those who sign petitions for ballot measures can keep their identities confidential -- a case stemming from the anti-gay Referendum 71 battle last year. (Seattle Times)

  • Datebook: Photog Ryan Colford will be having an exhibition of two collections of his work on Friday Feb. 26 from 7-10 p.m. at QSINY on Staten Island. (Through the Lens)

  • We Said, They Said: A group of prominent gay bloggers are encouraging their readers to contact the Human Rights Campaign to increase pressure on the Obama administration to not let the momentum to end "don't ask, don't tell" die, but HRC insists there is a "clear path to repeal." (Towleroad)

  • A Latke Bullshit: Tired of being gay? Why not consider getting help from JONAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality, whose convicted felon spokesman claims the group can "cure" homosexuals. (SouthFloridaGayNews)

  • He's on Our Team: Oneonta State University lacrosse captain Andrew McIntosh tells his story about coming out to his teammates. (Outsports)

  • Shifting Gears: Ray Gosling, a former broadcaster in Britain who couldn't keep his mouth shut yesterday when he confessed that he "mercy killed" his "bit on the side" who was terminally ill with AIDS, suddenly doesn't want to talk ... to the police. (Telegraph)

  • Hair to the Crown: We know Prince William is a member of the Royal Family. But is he also a member of the Hair Club for Men? (NYDN)

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