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Biphobia, Bisexuality, Angelina Jolie

(Proof of Google Biphobia?) The fencesitters? Suspicions still haunt the bi/homo divide by Cheryl Dobinson , creator of "The Fence" (a bi women's zine) Great quote from article (IMHO): She (Sharon Larade, lesbian) thinks that part of the reason for negativity and skepticism about bisexuality is people's internalized homophobia. "It's like when straight people encounter gay people and then get insecure and have to show they aren't gay by being homophobic," says Larade. "There is an exclusionary hierarchy, where gay and lesbian is 'more pure.' "We all have a responsibility to educate and inform ourselves and each other and to push each other a bit around this," says Larade. She doesn't think that bisexuals should be the ones who have to make it happen. Cultivating an openness and acceptance across the gay/bi divide is all our of work. check here for links to Bi Magazines, ect. Good Read: Biphobia in the GLBT co


Asked whether the Administration's policy of spreading democracy in the Middle East had produced instability and democratically elected terrorist governments, Dr Rice angrily called the suggestion "pathetic". There was always going to be turmoil as democracy took hold, she said, and there was no going back to policies that never tackled the region's problems. - Sydney Morning Herald US President George W Bush, who commented on Lebanon from Germany 24 hours after violence had spiraled out of control, described the situation as "pathetic". He also expressed concern that Israel's offensive into Lebanon could destabilize or even topple a Lebanese government that Washington supports. He made things worse and further infuriated the Arab street by expressing Israel's "right to defend herself". - International Middle East Media Center Hizbullah's decision to snatch two Israeli soldiers evinced poor judgment and even worse timing, but t

Kevin Smith Talks To Zach Braff on the 'space

Kevin Smith Talks To Zach Braff on the 'space

Microsoft ready to do the robot

Microsoft ready to do the robot SEATTLE (Reuters) - Maybe it's the robotic dog resting in the corner or the R2-D2 "Star Wars" droid on the floor, but Tandy Trower's office is not a typical workstation found on the Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote , Profile , Research ) campus. Trower heads the Microsoft Robotics Group, a nine-person operation with the modest trappings of a start-up company but grand ambitions befitting a $44 billion software giant.... ...Another breakthrough is the software's ability to simulate a robot's motions incorporating laws of physics like gravity and friction so tests can be done without risking expensive machinery, Trower said. He is most intrigued by how the software deals with programming for "concurrency", a high-level technical challenge when multiple functions occur simultaneously. Dealing with "concurrency" or parallel processing is a challenge that extends beyond the robot group, and ac

Ancient Egyptian Glass

Tut's gem hints at space impact Thing of beauty: Tutankhamun's Pectoral with desert glass scarab Tutankhamun's gem In 1996 in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Italian mineralogist Vincenzo de Michele spotted an unusual yellow-green gem in the middle of one of Tutankhamun's necklaces. The jewel was tested and found to be glass, but intriguingly it is older than the earliest Egyptian civilisation. Working

gDumb Bans "Deliberate Destruction of Human..."

you guessed it, EMBRYOS! oddly enough gDumb has no issue with funding the deliberate destruction of human beings... (thanks rheslin) weird is it that all these "snowflake babies"* look kind of stupid? *babies conceived with "rescued" embryos

Stephen King On Britney Spears

The Princess and the Paparazzi by Stephen King Even more briefly we saw the ugly paparazzi feeding frenzies that probably ensue every time Britney hits the street...and one image, almost as stark as a police crime-scene photo, of a red-eyed, red-nosed Britney holding her baby to her chest, seeming to ask the camera, Where am I? Who am I? How did I get here? Why are you looking at me? The answers, in brief, are these: You are in public; you are a pop creation now entering the final third of your active performing career; you got here as a result of youth, publicity, and prurient interest. The answer to the last question is the most unpleasant. We are looking at you, Brit, because we cannot yet look away.

Oscar Watch '07: Raping Dakota

Dakota Fanning's dark rape role touted as potential Oscar winner New York: Dakota Fanning is a bundle of talent at the young age of twelve, and is all set to play the most challenging role of her career , as she deals with intense scenes of rape and child abuse in her upcoming film titled 'Hounddog'. 'Hounddog' is a story of abuse and violence, and would require Fanning to be raped and appear naked or clad just in her underpants in few scenes. Fanning's mother, Joy, and her Hollywood agent, Cindy Osbrink, said that the movie is a possible Oscar contender for the preteen star. "It's not just the rape scene - the whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress . And I've never been so proud of her in my life. I've seen the dailies, and in every scene she gets better and better", the New York Daily News quoted the star's agent Osbrink, as saying. Fanning's carefully choreographed rape

Gay athletes still struggle with 'coming out'

CHICAGO (Reuters) - As a 340-pound (154-kg) nose tackle in the National Football League, Esera Tuaolo was a pretty tough guy. But as a closeted gay athlete he recalls living in constant fear. "I felt like if I had come out while still in the NFL I would have been in physical danger," Tuaolo told Reuters this week. "They would have taken me out -- gone after my knees, or tried to paralyze me." Hawaiian-born Tuaolo, who played for the Atlanta Falcons in the 1999 Super Bowl game, was in Chicago to participate in the weeklong Gay Games VII sports festival, and appeared on a panel called "Brokeback Locker Room," about the challenges facing gay and lesbian athletes. Panelists agreed that although homosexuals now enjoy increased acceptance in public life, the sports arena has been a tough nut to crack. "Sports is the last frontier in terms of homophobia," said Helen Carroll, sports project coordina


08.girl Originally uploaded by mochitwee . LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the world's major aid agencies said on Friday that British Prime Minister Tony Blair had got his policy on the crisis in Lebanon "horribly wrong" by failing to call for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East. Blair's stance has put his country at odds with the rest of the international community, seven agencies, including Christian Aid, Save the Children and Oxfam, said in a joint statement. "The situation on the ground is grim and getting worse," said Janet Symes, Christian Aid's regional manager for the Middle East. "The prime minister has in the past provided admirable leadership on humanitarian crises. We can't understand why he has got this one so horribly wrong." Blair's government, like that of the United States, has refused to publicly call for a ceasefire, putting it at odds with the United Nations and most of its European allies. Explainin


constructed_gender Originally uploaded by MildlyDiverting . Massachusetts same-sex marriage pioneers split up BOSTON (Reuters) - The lesbian couple whose landmark lawsuit helped Massachusetts become the only state in America where same-sex couples can marry legally have split up, a spokeswoman said on Friday. Julie and Hillary Goodridge and six other gay and lesbian couples sued Massachusetts for the right to marry and won when the state's highest court ruled narrowly for them in 2003. Their suit helped spark a nationwide debate on gay marriage. The women "are amicably living apart," Mary Breslauer, a spokeswoman for the couple said. "As always their number one priority is raising their daughter, and like the other plaintiff couples in this case, they made an enormous contribution toward equal marriage. But they are no longer in the public eye, and request that their privacy be respected."


Saying there are no "quick fixes," U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice laid out a series of proposals Friday for a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, but did not call for a ceasefire, ahead of her weekend visit to the region. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said a ceasefire 'would be a false promise if it simply returns us to the status quo.' (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) Rice said Israel must take all possible care to avoid harming innocent civilians and civilian infrastructure while exercising what she called its right of self-defence. However, "it's important to remember that the cause of the current violence was Hezbollah's illegal attack from Lebanese territory," she added. "It is unacceptable to have a situation where the decision of a terrorist group can drag an entire country, even an entire region, into violence."

Sony ad casues white riot

thanks Chris Y Sony ad casues white riot By Keith Stuart 08:37am A new billboard advert for Sony's white PSP has caused consternation across the US videogaming community. The ad shows a white model dressed entirely in white threateningly grasping the face of a black model. Next to them are the words, "PlayStation Portable. White is coming". The ad can also be seen on the Dutch official PSP site .


Sony BMG releases first song that works with all music players By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES — Record label Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which got into trouble last year when it sold copy-protected CDs that inadvertently threatened PCs with a computer virus, has become the first major record label to sell an unprotected digital song. Jessica Simpson's A Public Affair went on sale this week at Yahoo Music, and unlike every digital song sold on competitors Apple iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody, it is compatible with all portable music players. The song is in the open MP3 format and can be transferred to an Apple iPod or players by Creative, Samsung and others. Record labels have refused to sell songs without digital rights management (DRM) in the past. Consumer advocates hope this is the beginning of a trend. "It's about time," says Fred von Lohmann, a senior attorney with the public intere


President George Bush Fluffer Venice CA Originally uploaded by Christopher Peterson . BAD VIBES OVER QUAYLE EXIT THE reverb is still echoing over Dan Quayle 's walkout in the middle of a John Mellencamp concert in Lake Tahoe last weekend. The singer-songwriter introduced his tune "Wall Talk" by announcing, "This next one is for all the poor people who've been ignored by the current administration." As Quayle exited, the former veep explained, "I didn't appreciate the comment, and besides, I didn't think the show was very good." But Mellencamp said he couldn't care less that Quayle got his knickers in a twist: "I certainly wouldn't have changed a word." NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley backed Mellencamp, saying, "He's right." While that may sound odd coming from a former conservative, Barkley told a local reporter, "I was a Republican - until they lost their minds." Quayle, known for h

George Bush Don't Like Black People: Screencap II

George Bush Don't Like Black People: Screencap II Originally uploaded by Tama Leaver . Bush caught off-guard in chat with Blair An open microphone caught President Bush in an unguarded moment Monday as the escalating crisis in the Middle East prompted him to use an expletive in a conversation with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Bush and Blair were unaware that an event at the Group of Eight summit was a photo opportunity, with media representatives present. Blair later turned off the microphone. The president was expressing frustration at the United Nations' stance on the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict in Lebanon. Apparently not expecting an open mike to pick up his remarks, Bush told Blair: "See the irony is what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it's over." Earlier Monday, Blair and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for the deployment of an international force in southern Lebanon to help end the spiraling co

Destiny's Revenge

Where Destiny leads For LeToya, a hit song as a solo artist may be the best revenge No one would blame the one-named R&B singer LeToya for feeling bitter or cynical about the music business. Six years ago, as a member of Destiny's Child, she suffered one of the worst indignities in pop history. After mounting tensions between her and the group's manager, Mathew Knowles (who's also, by the way, Beyoncé's father), LeToya switched on her TV one day to see that she and another contentious member of the group had mysteriously vanished from the new "Say My Name" video, replaced by two other girls. This, on a track that not only featured LeToya's vocals but that she co-wrote. Yet the singer claims she never felt anger, bitterness or a need for vengeance. "It was more just hurt," she insists. "I knew I would never get to see them again. I couldn't call Beyoncé just to talk. The only way of seeing them was in magazines an

Nelly Furtado, Bisexual

Nelly Furtado Press Photo "Loose" (2) Originally uploaded by arjanwrites . Furtado shares thoughts on bisexuality Nelly Furtado has admitted that she finds certain women attractive and shared her belief that all humans are bisexual. The Canadian singer told gay magazine GUS: "I'm reading a book about Chinese medicine, which claims that people are inherently bisexual to balance their energies. And, in a way, that makes so much sense. As humans we have both male and female energies." "I believe Kurt Cobain's statement that, in the end, everyone is gay. Everybody should have the freedom to experiment. I believe sexual experimentation is part of human history," the 'Promiscuous' vocalist added. Asked if she was attracted to women herself, she replied: "Absolutely! Women are beautiful and sexy!"

Wilson distraught at Playboy Mansion ban

Wilson distraught at Playboy Mansion ban Monday, July 17 2006, 14:29 BST - by Susanna Regan Luke Wilson has revealed that he did not know what to do with himself after being banned from the Playboy Mansion. The Old School actor attempted to get a friend into a party at the infamous hotspot, but was caught and blacklisted for over a year. He told WENN : "I got DNA-ed from the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. That means "do not admit" - that's their special word. I tried to get a friend in and I'd shown up and they said 'Who are you with' and I'm like 'I'm with my brother Owen' and they're like 'We need to see him.'" The claim left Wilson in a tight spot, as his brother's distinctive features have become unmistakenably recognisable after successful films such as Shanghai Noon and The Wedding Crashers . He revealed: "It was actually my friend Eckelman, who doesn'


Sacred Bowl Blessing Blasts Bernhardt Out BERNHARD-BITTEN A few critics, reviewing Sandra Bern hard's recent off-Broadway show "Everything Bad & Beautiful," com plained that the usually ferocious stand-up comic had lost some of her edge. Maybe they should have checked out her behavior offstage, where, production sources claim, Bernhard was her old public self - snarly, vulgar, insulting and a gigantic pain in the neck. So unpleasant was she to be around that the staff of the Daryl Roth Theatre, where Bernhard played her final performance Sunday, is going to hold a "sacred smoke bowl blessing" - a sort of New Age ceremony, using herbs - to rid the theater of Bernhard's "trail of toxicity," says a source. The atmosphere at "Everything Bad & Beautiful" wasn't always so poisonous. At first, Bernhard was easygoing and fun to be around, source

Lee can still Spike the opposition

bklyn in chcgo Originally uploaded by fueledbycoffee . Brooklyn-born movie director Spike Lee is still ornery after all these years.(ny daily news) "I got less patience now," the 49-year-old Lee tells GQ, adding that he can't tolerate "incompetence and laziness — people who don't care, don't have any pride, just do things sloppy and half-a—." So his upcoming HBO documentary on Hurricane Katrina, "When the Levees Broke," probably won't go easy on the Bush administration. Lee says he tracked down footage of New Orleans resident Ben Marble urging the visiting vice president, "Go f— yourself, Mr. Cheney." Lee also parses the N-word. "I have not been in the presence of any young African-Americans who are comfortable with even their friends using that word. And certainly none of my white friends — I have a lot — are ever gonna say, 'Whassup, my n—?'" he tells the mag. "Here in New York, a guy named Nick

HILARIOUS: Look Around You

Look Around You Originally uploaded by anotherjesse .

Radio Host Adam Carolla Hangs Up On Ann Coulter

Ask Ann Coulter Originally uploaded by M1khaela . Nationally syndicated radio host Adam Carolla had a chance to perform the fantasy of everyone who stands to the left of Attila the Hun politically. Carolla got to hang up the telephone on the caller at the other end - none other than Ann Coulter. Ann_Coulter_Book Originally uploaded by doubleess65 . ADAM CAROLLA: Ann Coulter, who was supposed to be on the show about an hour and a half ago, is now on the phone, as well. Ann? ANN COULTER: Hello. CAROLLA: Hi Ann. You're late, babydoll. COULTER: Uh, somebody gave me the wrong number. CAROLLA: Mmm… how did you get the right number? Just dialed randomly - eventually got to our show? (Laughter in background) COULTER: Um, no. My publicist e-mailed it to me, I guess, after checking with you. CAROLLA: Ahh, I see. COULTER: But I am really tight on time right now because I already had a - ann coulter Originally uploaded by silverzephyr . CAROLLA: Alright, well, get

Fake Movie, Real News

entourage Originally uploaded by crystalfusion . AQUA' ILLUSION JUST like Ron Burgundy, the lead character in "Anchorman," it seems CNBC anchor Joe Kernan will say anything that's on the teleprompter. Monday afternoon, while doing a roundup of the weekend's box office, Kernan said: "Disney was the big winner . . . 'Pirates' plunders the box office, making $132 million in its first three days at the box office. The previous three-day record was 'Aquaman' at $120-plus, which beat out the 115 million which was set back by 'Spider-Man' back in May of '02.' " Unfortunately, there has been no "Aquaman" movie - except in episodes of HBO's "Entourage." A rep for CNBC didn't return calls. -Page Six

Weezer Undone?

Weezer Originally uploaded by after hours . still it'd be cool to hear the gordon lightfoot inspired stuff, if rivers actually releases it.

from israeli children to arab children, with love

from israeli children to arab children, with love Originally uploaded by Roobee .

Iraq Olympian Attacks: WHY? The Question You Really Should Be Asking!

If you believe Islamic Fundamentalists have declared war more on Islamic moderates than America...this article will make more sense. Gunmen Kidnap Iraq Olympic Committee Chief Loading... Gunmen kidnapped the head of Iraq 's Olympic committee and more than a dozen employees Saturday after storming a sports conference in Baghdad, police said. The kidnappers wore camouflage Iraqi police uniforms and security guards outside the meeting said they did not interfere because they thought the gunmen were legitimate law enforcement, police said. Ahmed al-Hijiya, president of the committee, was taken in the assault, which came a day after the coach of Iraq's national wrestling team was killed by kidnappers, said police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud. Others taken Saturday included the deputy head of the Olympic committee, Ammar Jabbar al-Saadi; the chairman of the Taekwondo Federation, Jamal Abdul-Karim; and the chief of the Boxing Federation Union, Bashar Mustafa. Two guar

TheFayth's show Emmy Nominated!

Sure, I was only in it for like 20 mins, but 5 eps is 5 eps no? Outstanding Makeup For A Series (Non-Prosthetic) Black. White. • Hour One • FX Network • FX Networks, Actual Reality Pictures and Cube-Vision Brian Sipe, Makeup Department Head Keith Vanderlaan, Key Makeup Artist Will Huff, Key Makeup Artist South Park • Trapped in the Closet BEST MAKEUP! BEST MAKEUP! HAHAHAHAHA, HAHA (cough) Haha Ha. (twas good makeup, but Thefayth just knows better I guess) Cool telling Rose the news in person, happened to run into her at the AMAZING Indigo Girls Concert in Santa Monica last week... PICS HERE

Mexican Recount!

Defiance in the streets But Lopez Obrador's supporters remained unconvinced. "We are ready to do whatever is necessary," said Belasario Cruz, 32, a farmer from Tabasco. "We are tired of the rich having everything and the poor having nothing." There were smaller demonstrations planned in cities including Tijuana on the U.S. border and San Cristobal de las Casas in the south. Lopez Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor, has asked protesters to be peaceful and law-abiding, but also said the government would be responsible for any flare-up of anger because officials had rejected his demand for a manual recount. There were no immediate reports of arrests or violence. But the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City urged U.S. citizens "to avoid downtown Mexico City and surrounding areas" during the protest, noting that "even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence." In a meeting with foreign corr


Study finds organ genes differ by gender Mouse experiment may lead to sex-specific drugs; brains actually similar WASHINGTON - Thousands of genes behave differently in the same organs of males and females, researchers reported Friday, a finding that may help explain why men and women have different responses to drugs and diseases. Their study of brain, liver, fat and muscle tissue from mice showed that gene expression — the level of activity of a gene — varied greatly according to sex. - More @ MSNBC Thank goddess, isn't Veronica Mars amazing bi the way?

Jacko, Gay?

J acko is shocko at his associate's gay porno BY MICHELLE CARUSO DAILY NEWS WEST COAST BUREAU CHIEF SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A wide-eyed Michael Jackson testified he "was shocked" when he saw a video of his ex-associate actively directing a gay porn film, according to videotaped deposition shown in court yesterday. The no-show singer's ghostly image was projected on a 4-foot-by-4-foot screen in the trial of a $1.5 million breach-ofcontact suit filed by his former video producer Marc Schaffel in Santa Monica Superior Court. In the sworn testimony, which was taped in London's Dorchester Hotel on Sept. 23, 2005, and May 22, 2006, the pop star says he told his advisers to sever all ties with Schaffel as soon as he found out about his past employment as a porn filmmaker. "I was shocked by what I saw. ... [Schaffel] was directing two guys. They were naked from head to toe ... and he was telling one what to do with the other and he grabbed t