Streisand Effect of the Day: Pat Robertson's Deranged "Gay AIDS Ring" Theory Goes Viral

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The controversial Christian talk show host Pat Robertson has fallen victim to the Streisand Effect after unsuccessfully trying to get rid of a YouTube video clip in which he claims that San Francisco gay men with AIDS have been intentionally trying to spread the virus by cutting people with "special rings" on the pretext of shaking hands.

Surprise Ending of the Day

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A Missouri reverend's council presentation on gay rights goes exactly how you'd imagine until...oh, just wait for it.

This Is All Kinds Of Right of the Day

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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe made headlines in September when he penned the most perfect letter ever to a Maryland politician who opposes gay marriage.

Now Kluwe, who is straight and married, has gone even further in his support of gay marriage.

In addition to posing for the latest cover of leading gay lifestyle magazine Out, tonight Kluwe will debate against Minnesota's proposed marriage amendment (which defines marriage as between one man and woman).

Unfortunately, it looks as though Kluwe will debate an empty chair -- amendment supporters Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Viking Matt Birk both declined his debate invites.

This Is Cool, You Should Check It Out of the Day

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The band Fun. and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff have teamed up to create The Ally Coalition, your online guide to LBGTQ rights (or lack of rights), in your state.

Bonus: Opportunities for activism and stuff!

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day

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LGBT celebs remind us: It's about people, not politics.

[thanks, tori!]

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day

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Sally Field accepted the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality award over the weekend.

Her acceptance speech, in praise of her youngest son Sam, who is gay, is the most moving thing you'll hear all week:

Nature made Sam, it wasn't a choice.

Sam was different and his journey to allow himself to be what nature intended him to be was not an easy one. As his mother I consider it one of the great privileges of my life to be allowed to be part of it.

So -- happy National Coming Out Day. Just in case, here are 6 Bits of Unconventional Advice to help you mark the occasion.

(Not Safe For Work -- Sally Field F-bomb.)

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day
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Ryan Andresen has been a Boy Scout for 12 years. Even after coming out as gay at 16, he stayed with the Scouts.

But now he's been denied the chance to rise rank to Eagle Scout.

The Boy Scouts of America says its decision reflects its "Youth Leadership" policy statement:

In the unlikely event that an older boy were to hold himself out as homosexual, he would not be able to continue in a youth leadership position.

Andresen is in shock, especially since he thought his Scoutmaster had his back:

He had been telling me all along that we'd get by the gay thing. It was by far the biggest goal of my life. It's totally devastating.

Andresen and his mom have started an online petition to convince the Boy Scouts to change their mind. But it would need to happen quickly -- he turns 18 in three days, which means his Eagle Scout eligibility is just about up.