· NYS Assembly votes 97-38 to ban discrimination based on gender identity and expression.
· What do you get when you cross Kelly Rowland, reigning king of French house David Guetta and Coldplay? "When Loves Takes Over", a major buzz track from Winter Music Conference 2009. Free download at Concrete Loop.
· Nevada Senate approves bill that allows "same-sex couples to register as domestic partners and receive many of same rights as married couples. The measure still needs approval by the Assembly. But, even if it passes, Gov. Jim Gibbons (R) has threatened to veto it. The Senate’s 12 - 9 vote falls short of the 14 votes needed to override a veto."
· Queerty reports Michael Lucas' latest outrage: Surviving the horror of Canadian customs agents! ("It was just like Gitmo, minus the waterboarding, sleep deprevation, and walling!") "Lastly, in this torture chamber assembly line, I was to have all my bags emptied and rummaged through. Of course I had my movies on me, a stack of nude pictures to sign and lube. The essentials. Homophobia was running rampant with these captors and they were highly offended by said essentials. They questioned why I had so many images that depict me nude– I told them it was for my friends who enjoy my movies. They wanted to make sure I was not planning on selling my devil films to their innocent public. I assured them that the despicably sinful merchandise was only for my friend, lest they captors would pistol whip me. Finally after two hours of incessant questioning trying to dig up anything so that they could banish a gay porn star back across the border, I was granted my freedom."