Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the video-game maker behind Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas's controversial sex scene, is now raising eyebrows with its latest release, Bully, which features boys kissing, according to The Advocate. Bully stars 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins, who must deal with cliques, fights and young love at his new boarding school. Along the way, he can win fights, complete missions, and ply girls ( and boys ) with candy and flowers in exchange for kisses.
The success of Superman Returns, helmed by gay director Bryan Singer, has prompted Warner Bros. to green-light a sequel, The Advocate reported. The first film has earned about $200 million in this country and almost $390 million worldwide.
Lesbian tennis icon Martina Navratilova is condemning hormone-related experiments on 'gay sheep' at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University that seek to make the animals heterosexual, according to a press release from PETA ( People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ) . In letters faxed to the presidents of both universities, Navratilova writes, 'How can it be that, in the year 2006, a major university would host such homophobic and cruel experiments? ... I respectfully ask that you pull the plug on this appalling and misguided research...'
On the right ( laugh ) track: Out comedian Jason Stuart will bring his 'Looking for Mr. Right Comedy Tour' to Zanies, 1548 N. Wells, on Tues.-Sun., Nov. 28-Dec. 3. ( Incidentally, his new movie Coffee Date will open at Landmark Theatre, 2828 N. Clark, on Fri., Dec. 15. ) Call 312-337-4027.
The Internet domain Gays.com was recently sold for $500,000 through Sedo, the world's largest marketplace for domain names and internet addresses, PRLeap.com reported. The new domain owners are Germans Julius and David Dreyer, who stated that ' [ b ] uilding an Internet portal for the gay community has always been one of our biggest goals.'
Gay clothing designer Tom Ford came in fifth in a list of AskMen.com's top 49 men's men, according to All Headline News. Actor George Clooney topped the list, with rap star Jay-Z, adventurer-entrepreneur Richard Branson and cyclist Lance Armstrong coming in second, third and fourth, respectively.
The openly gay individuals behind the designer clothing label Dolce & Gabbana launched its first-ever free-standing men's boutique in the United States Oct. 2, according to the fashion publication DNR. Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have opened a temporary 2,500-square-foot space in New York City; a slightly larger permanent space will be unveiled in March near its current spot.