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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Weekly queer news roundup

Image from the NYTimes

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Would you like a side of queer with your news?
  • Stumped on what to get that special man (or beefy woman) in your life? Burger King has launched FLAME, a BK Broiler scented body sprayWho knows, maybe later science will tell us it has special aphrodisiac pheromones in it, similar to the smell of baked goods.

  • Got a thing for the Cable Guy/Gal and you're a subscriber to TimeWarner? Get a free copy of their Cable Babes 2009 calendar featuring the modem-installing, wire splicing heroes that promise to show up between 1 and 5 pm.

  • It's time to rethink Don't Ask, Don't Tell, according to Colin Powell.

  • After zoo keepers segregated a pair of gay wannabe-parental penguins in China (to keep them from stealing the other penguins eggs for raising), they gave in and gave the couple an egg to take care of. Turns out they're the best parents in the zoo.

  • "There, in the indigenous communities around the town of Juchit├ín, the world is not divided simply into gay and straight. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call “muxes” (pronounced MOO-shays) — men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned netherworld between the two genders."
  • Being gay-friendlier has cost Reverend Richard Cizik, VP for the National Association of Evangelicals, his job. He resigned after recent comments on NPR that he made, saying he supported civil unions and that "his position was shifting on same-sex marriage".

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