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Martina Navratilova urges gay athletes to come out Wimbledon champion and equality advocate Martina Navratilova has urged more gay athletes to come out. The move comes after Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed hundreds of gay community leaders to 10 Downing Street for an annual equality reception.  In a personalised message of support to Cameron, she said transparency in sport is vital. “Homophobia and transphobia in sports are problems that we need to give a lot more work and attention to eliminate. Fortunately (for me unfortunately), the UK is way ahead of the US in tackling these issues.

Gays Get a Free Grande! In response to a Southwest pilot bemoaning all the “gays, grannies, and grandes” on his flights, Starbucks is offering a promotion to gays, grannies, and gay grannies — well, at least according to Conan O’Brien. O’Brien ran a skit on his TBS talk show featuring a Starbucks executive offering a drink promotion to those included in the Southwest pilot’s rant (watch below). A flight attendants’ union is considering an official complaint against the pilot for his homophobic, sexist, and ageist speech.

Video Content Flag Watch Live Video Feed from N.Y. Senate

D.A. to Refile Hate Charges in S.F. Transgender Attack

Video Content Flag Is This What “Neutral” Looks Like to Target?

Study Reveals Why People Who Grew Up in Cities Are Crazy  Everyone has always known that living in a bustling metropolis like New York City will make you a psycho, fast. That’s why everyone with the means gets the fuck out as soon as they have kids. They’d feel guilty if they didn’t even give the kids a chanceto be normal, for a while. Now this laughable generalization has been confirmed by urban living mind scientists, or whatever they are! They found that the more urban the place you grew up in, the more enraged you get when someone is getting on your nerves. Which, in a city, is always.

Peter Falk, ‘Columbo’ Star, Dies At 83

Americans Work Less Than Four Hours Per Day, Survey Finds The survey, released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, found that the average American over the age of 15 only spent around 3 hours and 58 minutes working on weekdays in 2010. That’s 26 fewer minutes spent working than in 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal, who cites the recession, particularly higher unemployment and cuts in hours, as the reason for the slide. If only counting days people work, that number jumps to 7.5 hours.

Winklevoss Twins Sue Facebook In Boston Court–A Day After Dropping Supreme Court Appeal (Reuters) – Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are pushing ahead with another suit against Facebook, a day after they decided not to appeal a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding their $65 million settlement with Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg. In a status report filed on Thursday with the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the twins and their business partner, Divya Narendra, said they would move the court for discovery on whether Facebook “intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence” during settlement proceedings over claims that Zuckerberg stole their idea for a college social networking website.

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