Rhodielifter: you surprised me that you'd lump all gay news into a tabloid stereotype. How about learning which local, state, and national representatives are either friends or enemies through their legislation for or against gay people? Or learning that the sports hero you admired just commented on how disgusting gay people are? Or learning what international vacation spots are safe? Those are things of interest to me.
I go to http://www.advocate.com/
, although they are not as quick to refresh new stories.
My favorite is probably http://www.towleroad.com/
for the gay and non-gay news of importance. It's updated fairly regularly in content, and has the perfect mix of media.
I avoid that queen Perez Hilton at all costs (this is the type of "news" I agree with Rhodielifter is crap).
, you can get code to insert an updated scrolling news reel, which I add to a couple of my profile sites. I'll try to insert it below: