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Lambda Legal is pressing the Supreme Court of Alaska to recognize survivor benefits for same-sex couples. Currently in Alaska, where same-sex marriage is not legal, same-sex couples are treated as strangers in the eyes of the law. Peter Renn, Lambda... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Towleroad
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Toronto-based filmmaker Waseem Shaikh has released his latest work, the award-winning short film Cold, online for free. The film "is about one night in Toronto where several lives intersect—each of them oblivious to the loneliness that connects them all," said... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Towleroad
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Students at the University of South Alabama claim they are the target of anti-gay bigotry after their vehicles, which sported Human Rights Campaign stickers, were vandalized The students have filed official reports with the university alleging that in September the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Towleroad
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Check out this spoof ad for Barilla pasta, made in the wake of anti-gay comments from the company's chairman, Guido Barilla. I only wonder why they didn't do a spaghetti kiss, à la Lady and the Tramp. Watch the ad... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Towleroad
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A trailer for a new short film about the persecution of gays and lesbians in the Canadian military has been released. Citizen Jane is written and directed by Cari Green, an award-winning producer of films like The Corporation, Sacred Sacred,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Towleroad
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Jonathan Groff of Glee fame sat down with New York mag's Vulture to discuss his new film C.O.G. in which he plays a young David Sedaris. Groff dishes on meeting the author, his hesitation to play him (given that they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at Towleroad
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(photo by dan savage) Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has raised the ire of Russian Consul General after photos surfaced of McGinn holding a "Stop Putin" sign at a protest outside the C.G.'s residence against Russia's recently instated anti-gay laws. McGinn... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at Towleroad
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DJ Mister Cee, the famed hip hop producer and DJ from NYC's Hot 97 radio station, was caught last week in another scandal involving the solicitation of a trans sex worker. Audio of the encounter was released, causing Cee to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Towleroad
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Brig.-Gen. John Fletcher, a gay priest and "career military man," is the new Chaplain General of the Canadian military. “I equally understand that some people will be excited and encouraged by the openness of my own church, to allow me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Towleroad
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Wren Kauffman is living proof of the progress that transgender people are making in North America. He is 11 years old, just started grade 6 in Edmonton, Alberta and he recently came out to his school as transgender. His brave... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Towleroad
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Despite living in a country where homosexual acts are illegal and where gay people are murdered in cold blood every year (often with no justice brought against the murderers), a small group of Jamaican LGBT activists held a protest to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2013 at Towleroad
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Young gay footballers (as soccer players outside of Canada and the U.S. are called) are more likely to be well-received by their teammates than they were a decade ago, suggests a new study by the universities of Kent and Winchester... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Towleroad
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Because you simply all wanted to know what Tony Perkins's thoughts were on the same-sex marriage ruling, here are some gems from his appearance on Megyn Kelly's Fox News program: On being on the right side of history: I don't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Towleroad
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The gay cousin of chief justice John Roberts is getting married now that Roberts sent Prop8 back to California, effectively re-legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Reports Talking Points Memo: When the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments for and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Towleroad
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Unable to grow your own chest hair? Don't worry about it—for only $3,900 you can get your own coat of chest hair to keep you warm. Even stranger than the coat is who produced it: a man-focused milk-beverage company. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Towleroad
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Alan Chambers, president of 'Exodus International,' sat down with The Christian Post for an in-depth interview about the closing of his controversial ministry and his plans for the future. Here are some excerpts: On working to not be a lightening... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Towleroad
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Elton John has released a teaser trailer for his forthcoming album The Diving Board, to be released this September. It is his first solo album in seven years and the 30th of his over-40-year career. Long time song-writing companion Bernie... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Towleroad
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Anthony Weiner has responded to a growing controversy over his "lack of moral outrage" after a constituent referred to NYC mayoral contender Christine Quinn as a "dyke." The controversy started after a brief exchange with a woman whom he was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at Towleroad
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The Westboro Baptist Church has officially responded to the threat of a five-year-old girl's lemonade stand. Their message: "Fags and enablers all burn in hell. Lemonade won't cool any tongues." You understand that, Jayden Sink? The WBC does not want... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Towleroad
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A man is suing Bally Total Fitness in New York City due to injuries he says he sustained after slipping on a "foreign white substance" in the steam room. Reports the New York Daily News: Marc Moskowitz claimed in court... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Towleroad
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The Brooklyn Paper is reporting that a woman was "raped at knifepoint" in the neighbourhood of Greenpoint in Brooklyn last Sunday morning because she is gay. "A man put a knife to the victim’s face as she was walking along... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Towleroad
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The 'Columbus Division of Police' recently released an 'It Gets Better' video featuring patrol officers, sargeants, commanders, a 911 police dispatcher, and the Columbus' chief of police herself. The video comes on the heels of a spate of anti-gay hate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Towleroad
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Media Matters for America has released a video compilation of Fox News's greatest anti-transgender hits. Reads their press release: Fox News seems to have largely given up in its losing battle against marriage equality for gays and lesbians, but there's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Towleroad
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The ever-shirtless Cazwell (of 'Ice Cream Truck' fame) and Luciana released their latest single 'Guess What?' today. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Towleroad
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Foreign same-sex couples who married in Canada might just have to wait "until death do us part" to end their marriage. Reports Maclean's: Canada has not yet legalized same-sex divorce for non-residents. And since these couples’ home countries don’t recognize... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Towleroad