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In a video which has since gone viral, Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas — two immigration activists advocating for the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act — confronted Iowa Republican Representative Steve King about his anti-immigration racism.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Towleroad
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Apparently, five-year-old Noah Ritter from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has a future in television as he has apparently charmed over 300,000 YouTube viewers so far with his TV interview from the Wayne County Fair. He also apparently says "apparently" eight times in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Towleroad
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A 25-year-old Mecca, California man named Miguel Angel Bautista Ramirez (left) sits in jail as the lone suspect in the shooting death of his bisexual 20-year-old Pizza Hut co-worker Juan Ceballos (right). According to KESQ News, on Sunday July 13... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Towleroad
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While waitkng in the Watch What Happens green room, transgender actress Laverne Cox ponders the more important questions in life, such as why she should never marry her Orange is the New Black co-star Jason Biggs, even though she finds... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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Jeremy Hooper — the blogger behind Good.As.You. — loves it whenever the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage uses strained analogies to demonstrate how “redefining marriage” will destroy the universe. In his latest blog post, Hooper points out NOM President Bryan... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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Gay crooner Sam Smith presents a tale of passion, heartbreak and revenge in the video for his song “I’m Not The Only One.” It’s a heterosexual heartbreak, but with smeared mascara, backroom banging and a Waiting to Exhale moment with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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Openly gay rapper Cazwell usually specializes in overly simple lyrics filled with booty-shakin hotties, but he's trying something new in his latest video “Sprung.” Dubbed an "experiemental art project," the video is full of trippy filters and effects while Cazwell,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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Ever heard of Valeria Lukyanova, the Ukranian “Human Barbie Doll?” She has a Brazilian male counterpart who is being touted as “the Human Ken doll” — 20-year-old Celso Santebanes. After family members told Santebanes that he resembled the Barbie’s plastic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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If you’ve ever been to Barcelona you may have heard of Sitges, the gay-friendly beach town less than an hour away. The city’s seafront promenade, art deco architecture and nightlife make it a popular tourist spot, and its annual Pride... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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YouTuber jokester Timmy Alvarez of Timmy Fell Down The Well is tired of people asking “When did you turn gay?” So he’s made a handy video explaining how to turn straight! Turns out all you need is a flannel, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Towleroad
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Tom Goss — the gay singer whose previous efforts left him stripped and cuddled by “Bears, naked and painted in “Make Believe”, paired up with gay military vets in “Lover and partying in “It's All Over” — just created a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Towleroad
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Colin Collette (pictured left) — the music director who served at the Holy Family Catholic Community church in Inverness, Illinois for the last 17 years — got fired by pastor Terry Keehan after Collette posted photos of his proposal to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Towleroad
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Seventeen-year-old Liam Martin (aka waverider_) has amassed over 1,559,656 Instagram followers over the last eight months and has appeared on the Today show and ABC News websites by posting low-fi recreations of celebrity photographs. He has mimicked Rihanna, Miley Cyrus,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Towleroad
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Right now, openly gay diver Tom Daley is competing in the 20th annual Commonwealth Games — the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland. So the BBC caught up with him to ask about his coming out and preparation for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Towleroad
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Janelle Monae has just released a catchy new dance anthem for her song "Electric Lady" and the video has everything you’d expect from the Outkast descendant — cupcake-baking ladies, a retro-futuristic sorority setting, light saber group dancing and a groovealicious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Towleroad
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When Will Sheridan came out publicly at the age of 26, he was only the second former Division I basketball player to ever do so. Now, three years later at age 29, he’s an accomplished international athlete and a hip-hop... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Towleroad
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The Maze Runner — the first book in James Dashner’s young adult sci-fi trilogy — follows a mysterious group of boys who live in a glade at the center of a large mechanical maze. The maze contains numerous traps, untold... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Towleroad
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The ever-hateful "God Hates Fags" brood of the Westboro Baptist Church has planned to protest the San Francisco headquarters of the online forum Reddit the evening of Tuesday, August 12 citing Reddit's "fag, atheist, thief" co-founder Aaron Swartz. The group's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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One of the biggest surprises during season one of Showtime’s Victorian horror-drama Penny Dreaful was the make-out scene between Josh Hartnett's wolfy sharpshooter Ethan Chandler and Reeve Carney's bisexual decadent Dorian Gray. When asked about the scene during a San... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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Earlier this month, state media censors in Singapore banned a 2012 Life With Archie comic book for “promoting alternative lifestyles or deviant sexual practices” through the same-sex marriage of its gay character Kevin Keller. But surprisingly, the same censors have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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As the 2014 mid-term elections approach (ahead of the almighty 2016 presidential elections), more and more stories have emerged about Republican attempts to change their party’s stance against gay marriage. The most recent one from The Hill notes that despite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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Hercules & Love Affair’s new video for “My Offence” dives face-first into the c-word in a documentary-music video hybrid that will offend, challenge and intrigue viewers. The video’s YouTube page explains: [The video] explores Andy Butler’s relationship to taboo words... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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Drag Queens and other male-to-female performers typically get all the love. But Lena Hall — the actress portraying Yitzhak the gender-bent love interest on Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch — deserves a hand as well for her Tony award-winning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Towleroad
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The Swedish electronics retailer Webhallen is auctioning off a 500GB rainbow-colored ‘Gaystation 4′ and donating all the proceeds to an LGBT organizations that helps LGBT refugees from anti-LGBT countries re-start their lives in Sweden. As of this writing, the bidding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Towleroad
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While homosexuality is not technically illegal in Jamaica, British colonial anti-buggery laws punish sodomy with a 10-year prison sentences and hard labor. Living as an openly LGBT Jamaican risks police harassment, muggings, violent stabbings, burnings and even death. In his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Towleroad