From The Sydney Morning Herald By Hilary Burden Apparently A-pride is the latest new sex club. But the difference is that this A stands for asexual. According to a recent New Scientist report in the US, it's seriously cool to be asexual. You can buy the T-shirt, join the messageboards at http://www.asexuality.org with 1700 or so registered members, shop online, or wear the slogan-printed G-string. Although only limited research exists, one survey suggests that just 1 per cent of the population are asexual. Apparently these are people who don't experience sexual attraction; never have, never will.
From The Washington Post The procedures for gays and lesbians to marry or celebrate a civil union vary slightly in the different New England states offering those options. In Massachusetts, the rules are for marriages; in the other states, they're for civil unions. Tango’s Take This is a pretty informative look at the gay marriage scene in America’s Northeast. We had no idea that only New Mexicans and Rhode Islanders (and Mass-holes, natch) can have a legally sanctioned marriage in Massachusetts. We’re not really sure what else to say except Rhode Island is neither a rhode nor an island. They should think about getting a slick, new name to drum up some tourism. We’re thinking East Connecticut would do it. They could say things like “welcome to the EC, bitch.” Have a good weekend, we’re going to go slam our hand in a car door.
From Newsweek By Karen Springen Sept. 13, 2007 - Last week 25-year-old Jessica Rowley became one of about a dozen women nationwide to make a highly unusual career move: she was ordained a Catholic priest. Rowley’s ordination—which took place at Eden Theological Seminary, a progressive institution in Webster Groves, Mo.—is approved by the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, a group of churches that decline to recognize the authority of the pope but see themselves nevertheless as Roman Catholic. This week Rowley—who is also married—begins working full-time as an associate pastor at Saints Clare & Francis, a breakaway parish in Webster Groves.
From US Weekly It’s no secret Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal aren’t into PDA. But their behavior at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7 was cold, even for them. There’s good reason: After six months of on-and-off dating, the pair are kaput. “This is the harshest split they’ve had,” a source tells Us. “Reese told Jake it’s best they don’t talk at all.” Indeed, the costars stood apart and rarely made eye contact at the Rendition press conference. They remained distant at the afterparty, where Witherspoon kept to herself and Gyllenhaal chatted with his mom and costar Peter Sarsgaard (sister Maggie’s beau). But by 11 p.m., when they hit the fete for George Clooney’s movie Michael Clayton, the frostiness melted: “They seemed like a couple,” an eyewitness tells Us. “Reese was happy and having a good time.” YourTango's Take
From The Raw Story Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) made a potentially Freudian slip-up while taking part in a New Orleans radio interview five years ago. MSNBC's Dan Abrams, who hosted New Orleans call girl Wendy Cortez and Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt on his program Tuesday evening, played an excerpt from a July 2002 broadcast of Ringside, a political radio show during which Sen. Vitter was confronted by a caller to the program about a possible relationship with Cortez. The caller, identified as "Flaming Liberal," challenged Vitter to “sign under the penalty of perjury an affidavit saying you have never had an extramarital affair and you have never known, met or been in the company of one Wendy Cortez.”
From Reuters TWO elderly British sisters who have lived together all of their lives launched a last legal appeal today to try to win the same tax rights as married and gay couples. Joyce and Sybil Burden – born in 1918 and 1925 – have spent decades fighting British rules which mean that when one of them dies, the other will face a large inheritance tax bill and may be forced to sell their home in Wiltshire, southern England. The sisters took their case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg – prompted by the introduction of new British rights for gay and lesbian couples – but lost by a majority of four to three in a judgment last December. They are now appealing that ruling.
From StarPulse.com Daniel Radcliffe ruined his first on-screen sex scene - he couldn't stop giggling. The Harry Potter star, 18, stars in the forthcoming film December Boys - but admits he struggled to take the steamy scene with co-star Teresa Palmer seriously. He says, "It's very, very hard to stop giggling I found. I suppose the thing I was worried about was, 'Am I going to get an erection? Is this going to be really sexy? Is this going to be a bit awkward?' "But when you get in there, it's not sexy in the slightest." Tango’s Take We feel you, D-Rad. Most of our sex scenes are awkward with lots of giggling. Erections are a constant concern and you are not alone feeling that the whole thing is entirely un-sexy. You know, bored camera crew, etc. We should hang out some time, maybe compare notes. Read More Of The Original Article...