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A quick roundup of this week’s gay happenings…

Video of the Week: Talk of the rap duo Freaky Boiz took over Queer Corner this week. So in the spirit of the “When in Rome…” philosophy, I re-post their latest hit, “Girlz be Gagging.”

Out Rep. Barney Frank re-introduced ENDA (Employee Non-Discrimination Act) into Congress his week, but not with much support.

Obama nominates out lesbian Alison J. Nathan for federal seat.

Oh CNN, how I used to love thee. I’m glad I’m not the only one who found this segment ridiculously offensive.

Arkansas Legislature passed bill requiring anti-bullying policy in every school district!? Go Arkansas!

In related news, this is why anti-gay bullying in schools has gotten out of hand.

New EEOC Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations classify HIV as a disability. Finally!

Pride hits Wall Street.

Sassy Gay Friend goes public with new love of MiO, not sure how I feel about this.

A bill is heading through Texas’ Congress to have an illegal sodomy ban taken off the books.

Gay Bashing Report: Two Denver police are fired for beating a gay man in 2009 | Man brutally beaten in NYC’s West Village for being gay

This AIDS PSA “cartoon” definitely got my attention.

Historian’s claim that Ghandi was gay is causing quite a stir.

The American Civil Liberties Union sent letters Monday to schools in Missouri and Michigan telling them to stop blocking students’ access to educational websites about gay, lesbian and transgender issues. It’s an endeavor they’re hoping to roll out across the nation and are asking kids to report on LGBT sites their schools are blocking at their Web site.

Patrick Breen (Next Fall) and Luke MacFarlane (Brothers and Sisters) will lead the premiere of Larry Kramer’s ground-breaking gay play, The Normal Heart, on Broadway when it opens later this month.

In related gay theater news, Tony Kushner’s new play, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures, is finally in the midst of a successful run Off-Broadway. (The reviews from the show’s 2009 premiere were pretty amazing.)

Jerry Weintraub who’s producing the biopic Liberace, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, is predicting that Douglas will win an Oscar for the role.

The hateful bigots from the Westboro Baptist Church were planning to protest Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral because she was pro-gay and a tireless advocate for the fight against AIDS. (They never showed up, thank God.) But here’s an interesting interview Joy Behar did with Nate Phelps, estranged son of Westboro’s leader Fred Phelps, in response to their announcement to protest Taylor’s funeral.

To all the girls I “dated” in high school: here’s your retribution.

Photo of the Week: Abercrombie & Fitch launched a new ad campaign featuring Nick Youngquest this week. Youngquest is a European rugby star and amazing ally for gay rights (he’s best buds with Gareth Thomas). Though it doesn’t look like they’re advertising any particular article of clothing in this photo. But I have to say, I really don’t care.


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